What may be considered music by one artist could be considered noise by another. NOISE FROM THE 18TH FLOOR is meant to challenge our notions of music and noise with playlists that represent a range of genres, accompanied by interpretive narratives. Each program in the series will be curated by a music expert in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, region and will highlight the work of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s constituents and grantees, helping to build awareness of our region's cultural vibrancy.
Established in 2005 and located in Philadelphia, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is dedicated to stimulating and supporting a vibrant cultural community in the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania area. The Center is a thriving nexus for the exchange of ideas in the fields of arts and heritage and makes grants in seven areas—dance, visual art exhibitions, heritage, cultural management, music, theater, and individual fellowships—supporting area artists and organizations whose work is distinguished by excellence, imagination, and courage. Take a look through our website and keep current on our extensive programming and an exciting roster of past grantees and grantee projects.
Beyond its work as a unique and exemplary grantmaker in the arts, the Center is also a vibrant hub for the discussion, stimulation, and exchange of ideas around artistic expression and cultural interpretation. As this dialogue is always evolving, the Center encourages participation in that exchange through a lively host of activities and resources concerning artistic expression, cultural interpretation, and audience engagement that aim to build programmatic and management capacity among our constituents. The highlights of these professional development events, including trips, symposia, lectures, reading groups, master classes, and workshops, are readily available on forums such as the Center blog, along with other pertinent news and information from those fields. “Like” us on Facebook to engage in conversations regarding the future of arts and culture and other issues regularly discussed at the Center, many of which arise through our professional development events. Follow us on Twitter for up-to-date news and updates, and visit our regularly updated Calendar for an ongoing, dynamic schedule of performances, exhibitions, and events made possible by the Center's grants.
The Center commissions research on issues vital to the fields we serve and support. Examples of recent publications include Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World, a print anthology edited by Heritage Philadelphia Program staff; Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative's essay anthology, What Makes a Great Exhibition?, which examines various components of exhibition-making; and danceworkbook, Dance Advance's series of web-based and DVD-Rom publications that explore the choreographic process.