Supporting Work at the Intersection of Arts, Education,
Healing and Social Justice



“Danse4Nia means dance for purpose, and winning this award is a valued recognition of our commitment. Even when challenged to teach dance on Zoom, Danse4Nia has continued to give young people opportunities to express their experiences through the movement of their bodies. Through training and performances, our holistic approach supports every young person to prepare for a powerful future."

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Our goal is to support equitable access to creative artmaking experiences in deep, relevant and joyful ways. Bartol Foundation grants are specifically directed to support work by and for communities that have been historically under-resourced due to racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, ableism, and other systems of oppression. We see and support the wealth of arts and arts educators who live and work within these communities.

Grants for Philadelphia Arts Organizations

The Bartol Foundation makes grants to Philadelphia arts organizations and/or projects that focus on arts education programs by and for the communities they serve through:

  • Strong arts education teaching practices (in any art form) that provide in-depth, hands-on creative experiences and supportive spaces for your participants (of any age);
  • Curriculum and content that is relevant to and respectful of your participants’ cultures and identities; and,
  • An alignment between the demographics of the board|staff|teaching artists of your organization and the people you are engaging to ensure that you understand the needs and perspective of your community.

Teaching Artist Micro-Grants

As part of our support for teaching artists, the Bartol Foundation, in partnership with the Marrazzo Family Foundation, makes Teaching Artist Micro-Grant awards of $1,000 to help teaching artists complete community-based arts education projects that are underway and/or to support their own professional development as a teaching artist.  The next Teaching Artist Micro-Grant opportunity will be in early 2023.

The George Bartol Art Education Award

The George Bartol Arts Education Award was established in 2001 to recognize outstanding arts education programs by a non-profit cultural organization. Each year, a grant of $5,000 is made in memory of George Bartol, founder of the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, who believed that the key to a thriving arts community was an investment in arts education. As part of its annual grant review process, the Foundation designates one grantee to receive this additional award of $5,000 to further support its arts education programs. The organization selected provides sustained, meaningful participation in the arts; that demonstrates an active engagement in the lives of its students and community; and that maintains high artistic standards for its faculty and students. This year’s award is made possible in part through gifts from Mr. Bartol’s children.

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© 2024 Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation

1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


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