2011 PEI awards to organizations big and small

Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative just announced their 2011 grantees. Nice to see the grants to alternative spaces and organizations–Marginal Utility, Megawords, Vox Populi, Asian Arts Initiative, Slought (in addition to awards to some of our favorite local big guys — ICA, PMA, the Fab Workshop and Philagrafika)!  $874,900 were handed out to nine recipients — five for exhibitions and four for planning.  Since 1997, PEI has awarded 112 grants for a total of $11 million to bring excellent visual arts programming to the area — and to help foster excellent local programming. Here’s a link to the press release for full information about Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.    Links below go to PEI’s project page for each recipient — check out the projects, some are pretty neat.  Congratulations, all!

From Marginal Utility’s project, Sharon Hayes, From in the Near Future, 2005. Slide Projection

2011 PEI Grants Awarded

Asian Arts Initiative
Social Practice Lab Series

Dan Murphy / Anthony Smyrski (aka Megawords)
Mobile Publication Studio

David Dempewolf / Yuka Yokoyama (aka Marginal Utility)
Chronicles of Dissent

Institute of Contemporary Art
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years (working title)

Doing Time

Slought Foundation
Mixplace Studio

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Artistic Residency with Sarah Sze

Vox Populi
Self-organized spaces on their own terms (Title TBD)