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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What You Told Us: 2020 Teaching Artist Survey

Thanks to the 116 teaching artists who took the time and thought to take our annual survey! And congratulations to TAHIRA who won the $50 gift card raffle. This year more than ever, we really wanted to hear about your practice, how you have been affected by COVID-19, and how you envision your future practice […]

Get to Know the Micro-Grantee: Jasz The Poet

A blog written by one of our micro-grantees, Jasz The Poet about her experiences spiritually, mentally and artistically through quarantine. Quarantine has been a game changer. Coming into this season, there were plenty of things I needed to do or cut but taking action on those tasks was not a priority. However, it feels like […]

2020 Bartol Grant Awards

23 GRANTS TO PHILADELPHIA ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS Philadelphia, PA—The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation announced today that it will distribute $115,000 in grants of $5,000 each to 23 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 […]

Get to Know the Micro-Grantee: Candy Gonzalez

While you originally applied to the Bartol Foundation Teaching Artist Micro-Grant for a specific project, we realized this project likely was postponed or perhaps changed altogether.  How are you adapting your project or using this grant differently to support your teaching artist practice? When I applied to Bartol’s Teaching Artist Micro-Grant, the student leaders of Allianza Latinx and […]

Get to Know the Micro-Grantee: Karen Singer

In 2020, we made our selections for the micro-grant winners just as the COVID-19 pandemic closed all schools and community programs. In recognition of these difficult circumstances, we enabled each teaching artist to define how they could use the micro-grant funds to strengthen their teaching artist practice during the shutdown (e.g. developing curriculum, delivering remote […]