Announcing our 2021 Organizational Grantees!
We are thrilled to announced that the Bartol Foundation has distributed $155,000 in grants of $6,000-7,500 each to 24 Philadelphia arts and cultural organizations. This represents an increase of 25% over 2020 in the dollars distributed. The Foundation supports organizations in a range of artistic disciplines with an emphasis on arts education and community-based arts […]
Who We Are: Welcoming Our New Board Members and Officers
Who We Are Welcoming Our New Board Members and Officers Each member of the Bartol board brings their unique perspective to our conversation, perspectives that are embedded in the work we do and the people we serve. Our focus on diverse voices has always been present on the board. Today we are especially focused on […]
2021 Bartol Foundation Application Now Open
Ahora podrá aplicar a la beca de la Fundación Bartol en Español. Like all of you, we at the Bartol Foundation have been navigating the weight and sadness of the past year. We appreciate your patience as we thought about how to adjust our grant process and application to make it more equitable and streamlined. The […]
Get to Know the Grantee: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
This week, we are in conversation with Katie Moore, Business Director at Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) about how they have pivoted their school residencies in the virtual classroom. You can also check out their short mindful movement videos here. Your CHI Dance program focuses on mindfulness through movement, primarily for elementary school children. You have created […]
Site Visits in a Pandemic?
2021 Guidelines Part I: Site Visits in a Pandemic? Beth Feldman Brandt, Executive Director Site visits are the best. We love traveling around the city to see programs that Bartol funded and to meet new people whose work we may not be familiar with yet. We use these visits to connect with you beyond the […]
Get to Know the Grantee: Young Artist Program
We are excited to share news from our grantees as they continue to provide great programs despite all the challenges we are facing. This week, we welcome Kristin Hill, an alumni of the YAP program who runs the instagram account @theyoungartistprogram. Your organization works with a small group of young people from the LGBT […]
Get to Know the Grantee: ArtWell
We are excited to welcome Briana Clarke as the new Program Manager at ArtWell. Check out this interview to learn more about her journey. Tell us a bit about your journey that brought you to become the new Program Manager at ArtWell. My background consists of diverse community and arts involvement independently and within Philadelphia […]
Get to Know the Grantee: Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
In 2020, we made our selections for the grantee winners just as the COVID-19 pandemic closed all schools and community programs. In recognition of these difficult circumstances, we enabled each organization to define how they could use the funding to strengthen their programming during the shutdown (e.g. developing curriculum, delivering remote programs, etc). We are […]
Back and full of gratitude.
by Beth Feldman Brandt, Executive Director What a roller coaster of events and emotions we have had since I left on sabbatical in August. I am so grateful to the Bartol team for continuing to support you, our community of teaching artists and partners, while I was away. It was not the sabbatical I expected when […]
Get to Know Board Member: Wit López
Our staff and board is run by a group of esteemed and dynamic people from all over the arts community of Philadelphia who are passionate about using art as a way for all to connect to joyful, creative lives. Wit López (They/Them), is a visual artist, performer, and arts administrator. They are the Artistic Director […]