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Teaching Artist Micro-Grants

2022 Micro Grantee Group Graphic

2021 Group 2 Teaching Artist Micro-Grant Recipients

“I learned that it is okay to let go of certain ways of doing things in my creative process. I was able to think outside the box for this [micro-grant] project and prioritize the vision of the students over my own vision - after all it is their organization! ”

TA Micro-Grant Awardee

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The Bartol Foundation makes Teaching Artist Micro-Grant awards of $500 to help teaching artists complete community-based arts education projects that are underway and/or to support their own professional development during the Coronavirus pandemic and uprisings against systemic racism.

In the midst of COVID-19 we understand that teaching artists may require support as they pivot to present community programs virtually, with expenses that may include, for example, technical equipment or broadband access. Other teaching artists may use this time to strengthen their teaching artist practice, for example, by designing curriculum or building out their web presence.

Who Should Apply

If you are working with community members, your project has to engage community members (of any age) as active, creative, art-making participants (in any discipline), not just as an audience.

If you are asking for support for your own professional development, you must demonstrate how this will position you to strengthen your teaching practice during and/or after the COVID-19 pandemic.

For 2022, teaching artists are no longer required identify and confirm a community host site, although this will continue to be an optional part of the application.

The project, either in the community or for a teaching artists’ own teaching practice, must be urgent and timely.

The project, either in the community or for a teaching artists’ own teaching practice, must be urgent and timely. Funds must be expended within three months of the grant award.

Important Dates

There will be two information sessions where you can learn more about the application process once the next round is announced. 

Information Sessions

There will be information sessions to learn more about the application process once the next round of grants is announced.

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Eligibility

For You

  • I am the lead, initiator, or founder of this project.
  • I am 18+ years of age.
  • I am not a student taking more than 6 credit hours in the spring of 2022.
  • I have worked as a teaching artist for at least a year.
  • I have not received a Bartol Micro-Grant before.
For Your Project
  • My project will take place in the City of Philadelphia.
  • My project is already planned or underway.
  • I can use the funds within three months of receiving my grant.
  • If I am working with community members, my project has to engage community members (of any age) as active, creative, art-making participants (in any discipline), not just as an audience.
  • If I am asking for support for my own professional development, I must demonstrate how this will position me to strengthen my teaching practice during and/or after COVID-19 pandemic.

NOTE: If an organization you are working with was already awarded a Bartol grant in 2021, you cannot also receive a teaching artist grant for the same Bartol-funded project.

How to Apply

You can begin to collect the information you will need to complete the application .
  • A detailed description of your project.
  • A budget for your project showing how the $500 will be used.
  • Your bio including a description of your work as a teaching artist.
  • A work sample of your own creative work.
  • A work sample of your work with community members.
  • Optional: A brief letter of support from your community partner or host site that confirms their commitment to the project with the resources (e.g. space, staff, participants) they are providing. This can be a copy of an email.

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© 2022 Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation

1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

267-519-5310

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