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

Meet Our Grantees

The Bartol Foundation provides grants to the Arts community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This includes grants to Arts OrganizationsTeaching Artist Micro-Grants and the annual George Bartol Art Education Award

Arts Organization Grants

2023

2CENTS Inc.

General Operating Support ($7,500)

2CentsInc, (formerly Mad Beatz) is dedicated to honoring the tradition of percussion and lyricism in Black and Latinx communities, celebrating Black Americans' contribution to popular music, and diversifying music education in Philadelphia by training musicians from our very own communities to be teachers, classroom leaders, and curriculum planners.

Acting Without Boundaries

General Operating Support/Arts Education ($6,000)

Acting Without Boundaries (AWB) transforms lives and builds self-esteem in an empowering community of people with physical disabilities through performing arts programs that celebrate ability. AWB challenges participants’ caregivers, volunteers, and audiences’ perceptions about people with disabilities and their capabilities, through year-round programs and workshops that build confidence on-stage and beyond.
More info: actingwithoutboundaries.org

Arts without Boundaries

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Arts without Boundaries' provides access to high-quality performing arts education and opportunities for young people, regardless of their background or socioeconomic status, with the goal of fostering creativity, self-expression, and personal growth.
More info: awbphilly.com

Beyond the Bars

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Beyond The Bars is a student-driven music and career skills program that is dedicated to interrupting the cycles of violence and incarceration while helping its students recognize their immense potential.
More info: beyondthebarsmusic.org

Centro Nueva Creación

General Operating Support/Art Education ($6,000)

Centro Nueva Creación promotes resilience in young people through educational enrichment and engagement with the arts and Latino cultures.
More info: goodlands.org

Dancing Classrooms

General Operating Support ($6,000)

The Dancing Classrooms Philly fosters self-esteem, social awareness and joy in children by providing the opportunity to learn and perform social dancing.
More info: dancingclassroomsphilly.org

DayOneNotDayTwo

General Operating Support/Arts Education ($7,500)

DayOneNotDayTwo heals BIPOC communities through creative expression and builds collective power through narrative.
More info: DayOneNotDayTwo.com

Eleone Dance Theatre

General Operating Support/Arts Education ($6,000)

Eleone Dance Theatre is committed to perpetuating the legacy of American dance by providing affordable dance training, performances of the highest artistic merit, and bringing the live performing dance arts to new and underserved communities
More info: eleonedance.org

Future is Us Collective

Project Support ($6,000)

The Future is Us Collective provides free platforms for emerging artists to showcase their artworks while giving young Philadelphians a safe space to enjoy the arts. In addition to exhibitions, we facilitate public programming for young creatives with a primary goal of radical healing, cultivating spaces where participants can collectively process trauma and share knowledge through art making.
More info: thefutureisuscollective.com

International Ballet Exchange

General Operating Support ($6,000)

International Ballet Exchange (IBE) brings high-quality, classical ballet education and performances to Philadelphia public school students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; to foster valuable artistic and life skills, international understanding, and aesthetic awareness; and to make the understanding and appreciation of ballet accessible to all segments of society.
More info: internationalballet.org

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum

General Operating Support/Arts Education ($6,000)

It is the mission of Kulu Mele to preserve, present and perpetuate the traditional music and dance of West Africa and the African Diaspora, and to celebrate contemporary African American culture.
More info: kulumele.org

Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society received a grant in 2021 from the Bartol Foundation for General Operating Support ($6,000)

Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society, Inc.

General Operating Support and Bartol Award ($11,000)

Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society promotes and preserves the cultural heritage of the Chinese community in the form of Chinese Opera through educational activities and touring engagements.
More info: philapcos.org

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts

Project Support ($6,000)

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts' mission is to celebrate and preserve the legacy of Jazz through accessible education for the Greater Philadelphia region and to support the evolving art form through talent development, programming, and public performance.
More info: clefclubofjazz.org

Photography Without Borders

General Operating Support/Arts Education ($6,000)

Photography Without Borders empowers young artists to tell their stories to a wider audience through photography.,
More info: photographywithoutborders.org

Sawubona Creativity Project

General Operating Support/Arts Education ($7,500)

Sawubona combines social emotional learning competencies with theatre arts programs to create classrooms where students feel a sense of safety, community and belonging. In this environment, students are able to think more creatively, take greater educational risks, develop healthy identities, forge lasting relationships with their community and make responsible decisions.
More info: sawubonacreativityproject.org

Scene N Action Productions Company Inc.

General Operating Support ($7,500)

Our mission is to use the performing arts as a tool to cultivate talent, creativity and self-enrichment; while simultaneously creating an inclusive community for youth both in-house and through outreach.
More info: snapcompany.org

Scribe Video Center, Inc.

Project Support ($6,000)

Scribe’s mission is to explore, develop and advance the use of digital media as an artistic means for creative expression and as tools for progressive social change.
More info: scribe.org

Unscripted Project

General Operating Support ($6,000)

The Unscripted Project’s equips students with the building blocks for personal and professional success through the power of improvisational theatre.
More info: unscriptedproject.org

Women's Coalition for Empowerment

Project Support ($6,000)

The Women’s Coalition for Empowerment, Inc. is a BIPOC-Women-led art-centric nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, uniting, and empowering creatives through the use of initiatives that promote creative expression, self-sufficiency, multiculturalism, self-esteem, and collective growth.
More info: TheWCE.org

Warrior Writers of Culture Trust Greater Philadelphia: received a Bartol Foundation grant for 2021

Warrior Writers of Culture Trust Greater Philadelphia

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Our mission is to create a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, build a collaborative community for artistic expression, and bear witness to war and the full range of military experiences.
More info: warriorwriters.org

Yes! And... Collaborative Arts

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Yes! And... Collaborative Arts (YACA) is a youth-centered organization dedicated to amplifying voices, nurturing agency, and creating community through performing arts experiences. We believe youth should have no barriers when discovering their unique perspectives because the future depends on compassionate, curious, and courageous leaders.
More info: yesandcamp.org

2022

Teaching Artist Micro Grants

Marrazo/Bartol Teaching Artist Micro-Grants | Winter 2024
Valencia

William Valencia

William Valencia (he/him) is a music teaching artist. This grant will help purchase string instruments for his community music program.

Ryir Norris

Ryir Norris

Ryir Norris (she/he/they) is a movement teaching artist. This grant will support the launch of the independent Movement and Movement Workshops.

Roslyn Jones

Roslyn Jones

Roslyn Jones (she/her) is a mixed media collage and visual art teaching artist. Roslyn will present collage workshops for people with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Fayette Coppock Brown

Fayatte Coppock-Brown

Fayatte Coppock-Brown (she/her) is a dancer and movement teaching artist. This grant will be used for the"Mourning Mothers" Community Dance Project.

Kara_Mshind

Kara Mshinda

Kara Mshinda (she/her) is a teaching artist in visual art and photographer Kara will offer an Instant photography workshop for teens.

McFarlane

Ken McFarlan

Ken McFarlan (he/him) is a photography teaching artist. This grant will be support the "Illuminate Me" Mobile Photography Workshop.

Cooper

Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper (he/them) is a teaching artist in visual arts and photography. Adam will use this grant for a video portrait workshop with teens.

KatherineKieferStark

Katherine Kiefer-Stark

Katherine Kiefer-Stark (she/her) is a dance teaching artist. This grant will support a series of Intergenerational Community Movement Workshops.

Cedano

Margery Cedano

Margery Cedano (she/her) is teaching artist in ceramics. This grant will buy equipment for community ceramics studio.

Felicia Crisden

Felicia Crisden

Felicia Crisden (she/her) is a storyteller. Felician will offer community candle-making and storytelling workshops with this grant.

Bartol/Marrazzo Teaching Artist Micro-Grants | Fall 2023
Our Fall 2023 Micro-Grants awardees are listed below.  Visit their social media to view artwork created by these talented teaching artists.
Bartol/Marrazzo Teaching Artist Micro-Grant | Winter 2023

Our Winter 2023 Micro-Grants awardees are listed below.  Visit their social media to view artwork created by these talented teaching artists.

The George Bartol Arts Education Award

2023 Recipient - Chinese Opera Society

Chinese Opera Society

Chinese Opera Society of Philadelphia Bartol Award Grantee 2023

The Chinese Opera Society of Philadelphia is the 2023 Winner of the George Bartol Arts Education Award.

The Award of $5,000 is given to an organization that 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.

You can find out more about them here.

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© 2024 Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation

1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

267-519-5310

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