2021 Micro-Grantees

Alina Drufovka (2021)

Alina Drufovka (2021)

Alina “Abstract” Drufovka is a Colombian-American thru-hiker, painter and illustrator who will work complete a student design project with We Love Philly. More info at https://www.thrudesigns.com/
Cassandra Stancil Gunkel (2021)

Cassandra Stancil Gunkel (2021)

Cassandra Stancil Gunkel is a visual artist, cultural researcher and presenter who will work with older adults. For more about her work, go to https://cstancilgunkel.wixsite.com/website

Coco Allred (2021)

Coco Allred (2021)

Coco is an interdisciplinary artist working between sculpture, printmaking, drawing and public intervention. She will complete installation of a playground design created students with Cayuga School. For more information, go to https://cocoallred.com/About

Ellen Tiberino (2021)

Ellen Tiberino (2021)

Ellen Tiberino is a mosaic and ceramic teaching artist who will use her grant to create a website for her visual art workshops and art. Find out more about her and her family legacy at https://tiberinomuseum.com/ellen-tiberino/

Gbahtuo Comgbaye (2021)

Gbahtuo Comgbaye (2021)

Gbahtuo Comgbaye is a Liberian storyteller who will use his grant to buy eequipment to share his workshops virtually. More about his work at https://www.folkloreproject.org/artists/gbahtuo-comgbaye

GVGK Tang (2021)

GVGK Tang (2021)

GVGK is an impassioned QTPOC advocate, community organizer, and storyteller. They will use their grant to present virtual healing art workshops. More about their practice at http://www.gvgktang.com/

Janine Beckles (2021)

Janine Beckles (2021)

Janine Beckles is a professional dancer who shares her love for dance, specifically the Martha Graham technique, in under-represented areas of West Philadelphia for young women of color. She will use her grant to buy a computer to continue to teach classes virtually.

Jihan Thomas (2021)

Jihan Thomas (2021)

Jihan Thomas is a visual fine artist, artivist and community arts educator who will be teaching workshops for young people in her apartment building during COVID. Find out more about her work at http://bit.ly/PainMonsters

Karen Smith (2021)

Karen Smith (2021)

Karen Smith is a percussionist, playwright, director, producer, and poet. She will use her grant to purchase sound equipment to teach music virtually. Find out more at https://karensmithdrums.wixsite.com/karensmithdrums

Mat Tomezsko (2021)

Mat Tomezsko (2021)

Mat Tomezsko creates abstract paintings, public art installations, and community art projects. He will create a multi-media project with young people about revolutionary people in Philadelphia. https://www.mattomezsko.com/about

Nhakia Outland (2021)

Nhakia Outland (2021)

Nhakia Outland increases s3xual health knowledge in Black, LGBTQIA & non-binary communities through fashion, advocacy, community & education (F.A.C.E). The grant will be used for their STEAM Fashion program. Find out more at instagram @preventionmeetsfashion.

Valentín Sánchez-Stoddard (2021)

Valentín Sánchez-Stoddard (2021)

Valentín Sánchez-Stoddard (They/Them) is a Salvadoran-American visual artist and community worker. They will use this grant to purchase equipment to document and share student work. More information at http://sanchezstoddard.work/.