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
Beyond the Bars is a 2021 Bartol Organization Grant Recipient

Beyond the Bars

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Beyond The Bars is a 501(c)3 student driven music and career skills program that is dedicated to interrupting the cycles of violence and incarceration while helping our students recognize their immense potential and bright futures. More info: www.beyondthebarsmusic.org

Centro Nueva Creación

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

Centro Nueva Creacion (Centro) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to promote resilience in young people through educational enrichment and engagement with the arts and Latino cultures. More info: www.goodlands.org

Dancing Classrooms received an Organization Grant from the Bartol Foundation of Philadelphia

Dancing Classrooms

General Operating Support ($7,500)

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

Eleone Dance Theatre

Eleone Dance Theatre

General Operating Support ($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: www.eleonedance.org

The Future is Us Collective

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: www.thefutureisuscollective.com

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble, Inc.

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble, Inc.

General Operating Support ($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: www.kulumele.org

Mad Beatz

Mad Beatz Inc.

General Operating Support ($7,500)

Mad Beatz, Inc 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. More Info: www.madbeatzphilly.com

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 ($6,000)

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

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts

General Operating 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: www.clefclubofjazz.org

Photography Without Borders

Photography Without Borders

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Photography Without Borders’ mission is to empower young people to tell their personal stories using traditional and digital photographic techniques. More info: www.photographywithoutborders.org

Warrior Writers

Warrior Writers of Culturetrust

General operatng support + the Bartol Award ($12,500)

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: www.warriorwriters.org

SNAP Company

Scene-N-Action Productions Company Inc.

General Operating Support ($6,000)

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

The Unscripted Project

The Unscripted Project

General Operating Support ($6,000)

To equip young people with the toolkit for personal and professional success (skills like speaking confidently, collaborating effectively, growing from mistakes) through the power of improvisational theater - based education. More info: www.unscriptedproject.org

Teaching Artist Micro Grants

Bartol/Marrazzo Teaching Artist Micro-Grants | Fall 2023
Allison Jasne

Allison Jasne

Allison Jasne (she/they) is a media and storytelling teaching artist. Allison's grant will be used to purchase video equipment to augment podcast project with West Philadelphia teens.

Amy Lynne Kelly

Amy Lynne Kelly

Amy Lynne Kelly (she/her) is a visual arts teaching artist. Amy's grant will be used for supplies and materials for art classes at Cherry Street Pier.

Angelica Spilis

Angelica Spilis

Angelica Spilis (she/her) is a dance teaching artist. Angelica will use her grant to purchase a portable tap dance floor for chldren's programs.

Anthony Folks TAMG Awardee Fall 2023

Anthony Folks

Anthony Folks (he/him) is a visual arts teaching artist and museum educator. Anthony's grant will be used for three open community screenprinting workshops.

Jillian Rock

Jillian M Rock

Jillian Rock (she/her) is a visual arts teaching artist. Jillian will use her grant for her Power and Peace Print Project.

Lars Shimabukuro

Lars Shimabukuro

Lars Shimabukuro (he/they) is a weaver and papermaking teaching artist. Lars' grant will be used for weaving classes for queer BIPOC students.

Kareem Bikim Goodwin

Kareem Bikim Goodwin

Kareen Bikim Goodwin (he/him) is a dance teaching artist. Kareem's grant will pay for live music for modern jazz fusion dance workshops.

Marisol Rose-Shapiro

Marisol Rosa-Shapiro

Marison Rosa-Shapiro (she/her) is a theatre teaching artist. Marisol will use her grant to seek professional development training for her "Read Me a World Project".

Keyonna Butler

Keyonna Butler

Keyonna Butler (she/her) is a visual arts teaching artist who also focuses on art as healing. Keyonna will use her grant to support her monthly sketch club for Black and BIPOC community members.

Thembi Palmer

Thembi Palmer

Thembi Palmer (she/her) is a storyteller teaching artist. This grant will support Thembi's "Kids Tell Tales" family storytelling project.

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.

2021

Our 2021 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.

© 2023 Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation      1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102      267-519-5310

© 2023 Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation

1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

267-519-5310