2018 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.

Art Sphere Inc.: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Art Sphere Inc. targets underserved populations in an effort to engage the creativity in communities, empower neighborhoods, explore the positives in peoples’ lives, and heal the mind, body, and spirit through art.  More information here.


ArtWell: General Operating Support ($5,000)

ArtWell supports young people and their communities through multidisciplinary arts expression, education, and creative reflection to celebrate their strengths, thrive while facing complex challenges, and awaken their dreams.  More information here.

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

CorkyLeeDrums_4Asian Arts Initiative advances racial equity and understanding, activating artists, youth, and their communities through creative practice and dialogue grounded in the diverse Asian American experience.  More information here.


Centro Neuva Creación: Bomba After-School Program ($5,000)

Centro Nueva Creación (Centro) is promotes resilience in young people through educational enrichment and engagement with the arts and Latino cultures.  More information here.

Dehkontee: Theatre Program ($5,000)

To educate and entertain the public on African arts and culture through Afrocentric and ideological literacy, and via visual, audio, and performing arts.  More information here.

Enchantment Theatre Company ($5,000)

Enchantment Theatre Company’s mission is to inspire children to dream, explore, think, and connect through imaginative storytelling onstage and in the classroom.  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.

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

The Musicopia Drumlines 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 ($5,000)

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 Photo Arts ($5,000)

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) advances contemporary art through the exhibition of work at the leading edge of photographic practice, and engages audiences in visual culture through education and public programming.  More information here.

Philadelphia Young Playwrights ($5,000)

Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ mission is to tap the potential of youth and inspire learning through playwriting.  More information here


PhillyCAM ($7,500)

PhillyCAM is a community media center that brings together the people of Philadelphia to make and share media that promotes creative expression, democratic values and civic participation.  More information here

Power Street Theatre ($5,000)

Power Street Theatre Company (PSTC) is home to a collective of fierce, multicultural and multidisciplinary artists dedicated to the mission of empowering marginalized artists and communities of color throughout Philadelphia and beyond.  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.

Taller Puertorriqueño ($5,000)

Taller Puertorriqueño’s  primary purpose is to preserve, develop, and promote Puerto Rican arts and culture, grounded in the conviction that embracing one’s cultural heritage is central to community empowerment. Taller is also committed to the representation and support of other Latino cultural expressions and our common roots.  More information here.

Tibetan Association of Philadelphia: Tibetan Dance and Music Program ($7,500)

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.

Warrior Writers ($7,500)

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.