2017 Grantees

1812 Productions: Theatre Residencies ($5,000)

1812 Outreach is a unique theatre-education program that uses comedy’s often overlooked power to empower public school students in the Philadelphia community. More information here.

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture: Cross-cultural arts exchange program ($5,000)

Al-Bustan-20130418_inq_dm1bustan18-bAl-Bustan Seeds of Culture is dedicated to presenting and teaching Arab culture through the arts and language. “Al-Bustan,” Arabic for “The Garden,” offers structured exposure to the language, art, architecture, music, dance, literature, and natural environment of the Arab world through artistic and educational programs. More information here.

Art Reach: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Art-Reach creates opportunities for people from the disability community and/or living with low-income to have greater access to arts and culture. More information here.

Asian Arts Initiative: General Operating Support ($5,000)

CorkyLeeDrums_4Asian Arts Initiative is a community-based arts center in Philadelphia’s Chinatown that engages artists and everyday people to create art that explores the diverse experiences of Asian Americans, addresses our social context, and images and effects positive community change. More information here.

Big Picture Alliance:After-School Digital Media Program ($5,000)

Big Picture Alliance educates, engages and empowers Philadelphia’s under-served youth to reach their full potential through filmmaking. More information here.

Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia: Cambodian dance, culture and language program ($5,000)

Cambodian_NY_gooodKnown in Philadelphia as the only agency of its kind reaching the under-served and growing Cambodian-American population, CAGP improves the quality of life for Cambodian-Americans through direct service, advocacy and cultural education. More information here.

Center for Emerging Visual Artists: Intergenerational Visual Arts Program ($5,000)

CFEVA works to create meaningful connections between working artists and the local community through its outreach programs including intergenerational arts collaborations between seniors, students and practicing artists. More information here.

Commonwealth Youth Choirs: Expansion of Choral Arts Program ($5,000)

Find Your Instrument! (FYI!) brings choral music education to students who otherwise would not have an opportunity to sing during the school day. More information here.

Koresh Dance Company: Koresh Kids Dance-in-Schools Residencies ($5,000)

Koresh-Aftershock-Night-1-456Koresh Dance Company’s community outreach program, Koresh Kids Dance, provides free in-school year-round dance programs in Philadelphia public schools. More information here.

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble: General Operating Support ($5,000)

kulu-mele-32smallInspired by the voices of our ancestors, Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble preserves, presents and builds upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora. The Company conducts outreach to youth and also self-produces performances and workshops each year that are affordable for a broad cross section of the city’s residents. More information here.

Lantern Theater Company: In-School Theater Residencies ($5,000)

Lantern-Theater-Company-Taming-of-the-ShrewIllumination, the Lantern’s award-winning education program, seeks to demonstrate the value of arts education and to provide innovative, arts-focused approaches to traditional non-arts curriculum in order to enhance the value of education in the Philadelphia region. More information here.

Musicopia: City-Wide Percussion Network ($5,000)

The Musicopia Percussion Network (MPN) is an award winning, after-school percussion program that teaches music and crucial life skills to young people. More information here.

Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco): Dance Instruction and Training Program ($7,500)

Philadanco builds the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. More information here.

Philadelphia Folklore Project: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Philadelphia Folklore Project works to sustain cultural and artistic practices rooted in the histories and traditions of people in Philadelphia. More information here.

Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory: Wooden Boat Building Apprenticeships ($5,000)

PWBF engages youth in year-round apprenticeships in boat building and sail making to master the tools, materials and techniques of traditional wooden boat building while being supported in developing and achieving their personal and educational goals. More information here.

Philly Youth Poetry Movement: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Dystopia-card-image-300x300Philly Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM) provides a safe space for Philadelphia teens to discover the power of their voices through spoken word and literary expression with free, weekly poetry workshops. More information here.

Rock to the Future: Teen Music Program ($5,000)

First Time Grantee. Our after school program teaches youth to write and play original music; collaborate in a band; and and perform for the community, while encouraging academic success. More information here.

Scribe Video Center: Digital Media Education Program ($5,000)

The Documentary History Project for Youth supports young people to create short documentary films as a way to explore aspect of the social, political and cultural history of Philadelphia. More information here.

Sister Cities Girlchoir: Saturday choir program ($7,500)

finale-4Sister Cities Girlchoir builds communities of music makers that empower girls to occupy their unique position in creating a better world. More information here.

Tibetan Association of Philadelphia: Tibetan Dance and Music Program ($5,000)

Tibetan-Assoc-IMG_7949The Tibetan Association of Philadelphia is a non-profit organization of Tibetans in the Philadelphia region. It strives to preserve and promote the unique Tibetan culture, traditions, and language within the Tibetan Community and further the just cause of Tibet. More information here.

Wagner Free Institute of Science: Science, Nature and Art Program ($5,000)

SNAP is an out-of-school time program for middle school students that explores the crossroads of science and art, increasing children’s scientific literacy while fostering artistic creativity and expression. More information here.

Warrior Writers: Writing Workshops for Veterans ($5,000)

First Time Grantee. Warrior Writers works 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 information here.