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

Artistas y Musicos Latino Americans (AMLA) 2021 Bartol Foundation Arts Organization Grant

Artistas y Musicos Latino Americanos (AMLA)

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA) promotes the development, dissemination, and understanding of Latin music and culture in the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley region with an emphasis on Youth. More info: www.amla.org

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

Big Picture Alliance 2021 Bartol Foundation Organization Grant Recipient

Big Picture Alliance: Teen Media Collective

($6,000)

Big Picture Alliance’s mission is to engage, educate and empower Philadelphia youth to define their own narrative through filmmaking & digital media arts. More info: www.bigpicturealliance.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

Danse4Nia is a 2021 Organization Micro-Grant Recipient

Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble

General Operating Support ($6,000)

DANSE4NIA is a Philadelphia-based, multicultural, performing arts organization that is home to project-based dance company Phoenix Danse, youth dance company Nia-Next and arts education/ performing arts training program. More info: www.danse4nia.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

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Kun-Yang Lin Dancers (KYLD) celebrates the ability of dance to integrate body, spirit and mind. Through its artistry and educational programming, KYLD inspires others to examine the questions that shape us as individuals and communities. More info: www.kyld.org

Lil' Filmmakers

Lil Filmmakers Inc.

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Lil Filmmakers is a media arts organization. We use storytelling as a tool for young aspiring creative leaders to overcome societal and personal barriers to gain skills and achieve their goals. Our work is rooted in social-emotional learning through storytelling and media industry career development. More Info: www.lilfilmmakerinc.com

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

Mamadêlê Foundation

Mamadêlê Foundation

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

Mamadêlê Foundation, founded in 2017, is an organization that produces performances, classes and trips which celebrate the arts and culture of Bahia, Brazil. Based in Philadelphia, we provide arts education programs throughout the tri-state area as well as performances around the globe. More info: www.mamadele.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 ($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

Philadelphia Dance Company Accept

Philadelphia Dance Company

General Operating Support ($6,000)

The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many local, national and international communities. More info: www.philadanco.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

Portside Arts Center

Portside Arts Center

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Portside Arts Center provides a creative and nurturing environment that empowers the artists of tomorrow and creates lifelong patrons of the arts. Through dynamic visual arts programming, we encourage students to be globally-minded citizens and fearless artists. More info: www.portsideartscenter.org

Power of Paint Art Academy & Management

Power of Paint Art Academy & Management

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Our mission at Power of Paint Art Academy & Management is to use art as a vehicle to empower, connect, unite, heal, and cultivate leaders who has a strong sense of community, self-awareness, and social responsibility, thus improving one's social determinants of health. More Info: www.popartacademy.org

Rock to the Future

Rock to the Future

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Rock to the Future provides student-driven music programs in a safe and supportive environment at no cost for Philadelphia youth. Through music, our students build life skills to support current and lifelong well-being. We prepare the next generation for every stage. More info: www.RocktotheFuture.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

Sister Cities Girlchoir

Sister Cities GIRLCHOIR

General Operating Support ($6,000)

Sister Cities Girlchoir builds communities of music makers that empower YOUTH to occupy their unique advantage in transforming our world. More info: www.sistercitiesgc.org

Spiral Q

Spiral Q

General Operating Support ($7,500)

Spiral Q is an interdisciplinary ensemble of artists, activists, and cultural organizers who work to build strong and equitable communities characterized by creativity, joy, can-do attitudes and the courage to act on their convictions. More info: www.spiralq.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

The Young Artists Program

The Young Artist Program of CultureTrust

General Operating Support: ($6,000)

The Young Artist Program (YAP) is dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing space for teens in Philadelphia to learn and grow in an after school setting, centering BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth artists. We use art as a tool for personal growth and social change through art instruction, opportunities for political activism, and leadership development. More info: www.theyap.org

Tibetan Association of Philadelphia

Tibetan Association of Philadelphia

General Operating Support ($6,000)

To preserve our rich and unique Tibetan culture, tradition and language. To teach and pass on Tibetan language and culture to the younger generations. Children will also learn unique Tibetan musical instruments. More info: www.phillytibetans.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

Teaching Artist Micro Grants

Kat Echevarria Richter

Kat Echevarría Richter

Kat Echevarría Richter (she/her) is a tap dancer who will use her grant to buy tap dancing equipment for her teaching artist practice.

Sarah Gordin

Sarah Gordin

Sarah Gordin (she/her) is a theatre artist who will use her grant to provide American Sign Language Translators at the inaugural summer touring Theatre for Young Audience production of "Without Wings."

Joy Best

Joy Best

Joy Best (she/her) is a mixed media visual artist who will use her grant to present Art Journaling Youth Workshops in Philadelphia.

Christine Castro-Tauser

Christina Castro-Tauser

Christina Castro-Tauser (she/her) is a choreographer and dancer who will use her grant for Community Choreography Workshops.

Maisie O'Brien is storyteller who works with shadow puppets. They will buy portable equipment for teaching puppetry.

Maisie O'Brien

Maisie O'Brien (she/they) is a storyteller working in shadow theater and they will use their grant to buy portable equipment for teaching puppetry workshops.

Becca Graham

Becca Graham

Becca Graham (she/they) is a musician and teaching artist who will use their grant towards Love Notes' music and poetry workshops.

Salomé Cosmique

Salomé Cosmique

Salomé Cosmique (she/her) is a visual and performance artist who will use her grant for her Voces en el Parque Community Mural.

Sarah Kolker

Sarah Kolker

Sarah Kolker (she/her) is a visual artist who will use her grant to buy equipment for virtual teaching and public art projects.

Trapeta Mayson

Trapeta Mayson

Trapeta Mayson (she/her) is a poet who will use her grant to pay guest artists for a poetry workshop series.

Doriana Diaz

Doriana Diaz

Doriana Diaz (She/her) s a writer and collage artists who will use her grant to present Community Collage workshops.

Yolanda Wisher 2021 Teaching Artist Micro-Grant Recipient

Yolanda Palacio

Yolanda Palacio (She/her) is a poet and musician who will use this grant to support her Guerrilla Poetic Workshop.

2021 Teaching Artist Micro-Grant Recipient

Brujo De La Mancha

Brujo De La Mancha (He/him) is a multidisciplinary teaching artist who will use this grant to help fund a community mural.

Ivonne Garcia 2021 Teaching Artist Micro-Grant Recipient

Ivonne Pinto-Garcia

Ivonne Pinto-Garcia (She/her) is a visual teaching artist who will use this grant for a Day of the Dead Community project.

Donna Dorman 2021 Teaching Artist Micro-Grant Recipient

Donna Dorman

Donna Dorman aka Noize (She/her) is a percussionist/drummer who will buy a computer to teach music classes virtually.

Francesca Montanile 2021 Teaching Artist Micro-Grant Recipient

Francesca Montanile

Francesca Montanile (She/her) is a visual artist, using this grant for sexual education training with the goal of integrating sex education with her arts education practice.

Namarah McCall 2021 Teaching Artist Micro-Grant Recipient

Namarah McCall

Namarah McCall (She/her) is a musician and storyteller who will video document her community dance project to share her process with other teaching artists.

Andrea Walls

Andrea Walls (She/her) is a multidisciplinary artist focused on poetry, photography and digital art who will use this grant to offer poetry workshop during “The Symposium of Black Joy”.

Madusmita Bora

Madusmita Bora (She/her) is a classical Indian dancer who will purchase a computer for virtual teaching of Hindu dance.

Andy Thierauf

Andy Thierauf (He/him) is a teaching artist and musician, who will use this grant to purchase equipment to teach music online.

Gilletta McGraw 2021 Teaching Artist Micro-Grant Recipient

Gigi McGraw

Gigi McGraw (She/her) is a performing artist with a focus on social practice and storytelling, using this grant for a local neighborhood storytelling/banner project.

Gbahtuo Comgbaye

Gbahtuo Comgbaye is a Liberian storyteller who will use his grant to buy eequipment to share his workshops virtually.

Cassandra Stancil Gunkel (2021) Cassandra Stancil Gunkel is a visual artist, cultural researcher and presenter who will work with older adults. For more about her work, go to https://cstancilgunkel.wixsite.com/website

Cassandra Stancil Gunkel

Cassandra Stancil Gunkel is a visual artist, cultural researcher and presenter who will work with older adults.

Gigi McGraw

Gigi McGraw (She/her) is a performing artist with a focus on social practice and storytelling, using this grant for a local neighborhood storytelling/banner project.

Karen Smith 2021 Micro-Grant recipient

Karen Smith

Karen Smith is a percussionist, playwright, director, producer, and poet. She will use her grant to purchase sound equipment to teach music virtually. Find out more at https://karensmithdrums.wixsite.com/karensmithdrums

Tiberino Teaching Artist Micro Grant Award recipient 2021

Ellen Tiberino

Ellen Tiberino is a mosaic and ceramic teaching artist who will use her grant to create a website for her visual art workshops and art. Find out more about her and her family legacy at https://tiberinomuseum.com

Nhakia 2021 Teaching artist Micro-grant

Nhakia Outland

Nhakia Outland increases s3xual health knowledge in Black, LGBTQIA & non-binary communities through fashion, advocacy, community & education. The grant will be used for their STEAM Fashion program.

GVGK Tang

GVGK Tang

GVGK is an impassioned QTPOC advocate, community organizer, and storyteller. They will use their grant to present virtual healing art workshops.

Jihan Thomas (2021) Jihan Thomas is a visual fine artist, artivist and community arts educator who will be teaching workshops for young people in her apartment building during COVID. Find out more about her work at http://bit.ly/PainMonsters

Jihan Thomas

Jihan Thomas is a visual fine artist, artivist and community arts educator who will be teaching workshops for young people in her apartment building during COVID.

Coco Allred 2021 bartol Micro-Grant award recipient

Coco Allred

Coco is an interdisciplinary artist working between sculpture, printmaking, drawing and public intervention. She will complete installation of a playground design created with Cayuga School students.

Janine Beckles (2021) Janine Beckles is a professional dancer who shares her love for dance, specifically the Martha Graham technique, in under-represented areas of West Philadelphia for young women of color. She will use her grant to buy a computer to continue to teach classes virtually.

Janine Beckles

Janine Beckles is a professional dancer who shares her love for dance, specifically the Martha Graham technique, in under-represented areas of West Philadelphia for young women of color. She will use her grant to buy a computer to continue to teach classes virtually.

Mat Tomezsko 2021 Micro Grant Recipient

Mat Tomezsko

Mat Tomezsko will use his grant to create a collaborative art project called "Revolutionary Philadelphia".

Alina “Abstract” Drufovka 2021 Bartol Grant Recipient

Alina Drufovka

Alina “Abstract” Drufovka is a Colombian-American thru-hiker, painter and illustrator who will work complete a student design project with We Love Philly.

The George Bartol Arts Education Award

Warrior Writers

Warrior Writers is the 2022 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.

Warrior Writers creates 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.

You can find out more about them here.

Warrior Writers

© 2022 Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation      1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102      267-519-5310

© 2022 Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation

1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

267-519-5310