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Bartol Foundation Announces 2019 Grantees!

The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation announced today that it will distribute $95,000 in grants to 18 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.

The 2019 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 16 grants of $5,000 each.  Two grants of $7,500 each were made to:

  • Artistas y Musicos Latino Americanos (AMLA) for their Latin music and culture programs; and,
  • Centro Nueva Creación for their Bomba dance program.

Four first-time grantees bring new perspectives and audiences to the roster of grantees:

  • Danse4Nia for its multicultural, contemporary modern dance company;
  • Portside Arts Center for its after-school visual arts program;
  • Project 440 for Doing Good, its social entrepreneurship program for high school musicians; and,
  • Theatre Exile, Paper Wings, its in-school playwriting program.

“The Bartol Foundation is committed to supporting organizations working at the intersection of arts, education and community,” said Jeri Johnson, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Founder of Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.  “In this current climate, it is urgent that all of our creative voices have the chance to be heard.  These organizations create safe spaces to learn, share, and connect.”

“This year’s roster of grantees reflects our focus on smaller organizations which are embedded in the communities they serve. Thirteen organizations have budgets under $500,000 and the smallest organization has a budget of $35,000,” added Beth Feldman Brandt, Executive Director of the Foundation. “These organizations often don’t have access to the same resources as larger organizations and Bartol can step in to begin to fill that gap.”

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 2019.

For more information, contact Beth Feldman Brandt.

Photo credit: First-time grantee Danse4Nia full company.

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