Announcing the Bartol Foundation’s 2018 Grantees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2018
Beth Feldman Brandt
256-519-5311 (office); 610-513-2668 (cell)
STOCKTON RUSH BARTOL FOUNDATION AWARDS
22 GRANTS TO PHILADELPHIA ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
Five Micro-grants Also Awarded to Teaching Artists through
New Partnership with Small But Mighty Arts
Philadelphia, PA—The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation announced today that it will distribute $125,000 in grants to 22 Philadelphia arts and cultural organizations. The Foundation supports organizations in a range of artistic disciplines with an emphasis on arts education and community-based arts programs. A complete list with information on each grantee is available here.
In addition, the Foundation approved $2,500 in its first of two rounds of micro-grants. Grants of $500 each were awarded to five individual teaching artists through a new partnership with Small But Mighty Arts (SBMA.) SBMA supports members of the creative community by connecting artists directly with resources and networks. Information on these grantees is available here.
The 2018 roster of grantees reflects the Bartol Foundation’s commitment to supporting cultural organizations that provide exceptional, sustained arts experiences to children, teens and adults throughout Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. The Bartol Foundation supports diverse organizations from large to small, established and emerging. The Foundation made 18 grants of $5,000 each. Four grants of $7,500 each were made to:
- Sister Cities Girlchoir for their Saturday Girlchoir Academy that builds singers and leaders;
- PhillyCAM for their development of “people-powered media”;
- The Tibetan Association of Greater Philadelphia for programs which preserve traditional Tibetan dance, music and song; and,
- Warrior Writers to bring together veterans and members of the Iraqi community to collaborate.
Three first-time grantees bring new perspectives and audiences to the roster of grantees:
- ArtSphere for their pre-school program in Philadelphia neighborhoods;
- Dehkontee Artists Theatre serves the Liberian community with a project that will address issues of domestic and gun violence; and,
- Power Street Theatre Company, a collective of multicultural and multidisciplinary artists that empowers marginalized artists and communities of color.
“Bartol has a new strategic vision through which we are re-affirming our commitment to organizations which engage and amplify voices that might otherwise be marginalized or silenced,” said Toni Shapiro-Phim, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Director of Programs for the Philadelphia Folklore Project. “We are also pursuing new partnerships such as our micro-grant program with SBMA that will increase our impact through collaborations.”
“There are many organizations, especially representing communities of color, that have a vibrant cultural life but do not have the same access to resources,” added Beth Feldman Brandt, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We are committed to supporting the organizations and teaching artists who are part of these communities.”
The $5,000 George Bartol Arts Education Award, given annually to an organization that exemplifies the Foundation’s priorities, will be announced in the fall of 2018.
Grants distributed to organizations this year also include $10,000 in funds from Waterman II Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation.
Updated guidelines and applications for the next round of grants will be available in the winter of 2019 on the Foundation’s website at www.bartol.org with an application deadline of May 1, 2019.
The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation works at the intersection of arts, education, community and philanthropy, grounded in our belief that deeply meaningful arts experiences strengthen people and communities. The Bartol Foundation advocates for and facilitates partnerships in which cultural organizations, teaching artists, community partners, and funders work toward the common goal of providing high-caliber, equitable arts education to people in Philadelphia, especially those in the most under-resourced or under-served communities. We utilize our knowledge and resources to create to generate more resources and opportunities for all.
|Organization||Brief project description||2018 Grant|
|1812 Productions||In-school theatre residency program||$5,000|
|Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture||General operating support||$5,000|
|Art Sphere Inc.||General operating support||$5,000|
|Art-Reach||General operating support||$5,000|
|ArtWell||General operating support||$5,000|
|Asian Arts Initiative||General operating support||$5,000|
|Centro Nueva Creacion||After-school Bomba Classes||$5,000|
|Dehkontee Artists Theatre Inc||Theatre program based in Liberian community||$5,000|
|Enchantment Theatre Company||Theatre Residency at PASchool for the Deaf||$5,000|
|Koresh Dance Company||Koresh Kids Dance||$5,000|
|Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble||General operating support||$5,000|
|Musicopia||Musicopia Percussion Network (MPN)||$5,000|
|Philadelphia Folklore Project||General operating support||$5,000|
|Philadelphia Photo Arts Center||Teen photo program||$5,000|
|Philadelphia Public Access Corp dba PhillyCAM||Community Video Training||$7,500|
|Philadelphia Dance Company||General operating support||$5,000|
|Philadelphia Young Playwrights||Core Program of in-class playwriting residencies||$5,000|
|Power Street Theatre Company||Free theatre program for diverse adults.||$5,000|
|Sister Cities Girlchoir||Saturday Girlchoir Academy||$7,500|
|Taller Puertorriqueno||Arts and cultural education programs||$5,000|
|Tibetan Association Of Philadelphia||Tibetan cultural dance and song program||$7,500|
|Warrior Writers of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia||Veterans and Iraqis video project||$7,500|