Teaching Artist Microgrants
This partnership between the Bartol Foundation and Small But Mighty Arts (SBMA) directly responds to a critical need reflected in the local creative community. These micro-grants reflect a timely method of support to ensure that community-based creative projects and partnerships can be completed while helping creative “artrepreneurs” persist and thrive.
The Bartol Foundation/SBMA Teaching Artist Micro-Grants support individual teaching artists who are actively engaged in a community project with grants of $500.
Erika Guadalupe is a visual artist working in folkloric art and printmaking. This project grant will support Dia de los Muertos Workshops and a Celebration Event in conjunction with Juntos. For more information: https://www.leeway.org/who_we_are/erika_guadalupe_nunez and/or https://www.instagram.com/monequiltia
Gabrielle Clark is a multi-displinary artist working in journalism, storytelling, visual Arts and photography. This project grant will support the Visual Storytelling Project centered on Black Women and Femmes. For more information: www.gabrielleSclark.com.
Alexandra King is a theatre artist whose practice includes facilitating performances within communities. Her grant will support Theatre of the Oppressed Training for Living Well Theatre, a collective of elder African-Americans who create performances about public health.
ChaCha N’Kole is an international fashion designer, philanthropist, motivator, and educator. Her grant will support The SEWcial Café, pronounced The Social Café, a community sewing space for women to create, collaborate, and develop handmade products. More info at http://www.thesewcialcafe.com
Emily Bate is a teaching artist who creates original work using amateur singers, empowering people to discard negative beliefs about their abilities and claim their voices. Her grant will support expanding the “Trust Your Moves” community choir. More info at http://emilybate.com
Li Sumpter is a multidisciplinary artist and educator whose work addresses social justice and environmental issues. Her grant will support the creation of BOOM4REALEmergency Response Kiosk, a super-sized “little free library” in North Philly Peace Park. More info at http://www.mythmediastudios.com/
Misty Sol is an interdisciplinary artist, visual artist (painter and gardener), writer (poetry and prose) and educator. Her grant will support a workshop at Art Sanctuary that connects agriculture, nature, and African American art. More info at https://www.instagram.com/mamamistysol/
Rose Benson is a fine artist and a registered nurse anesthetist at Temple University Hospital whose work takes an investigative look into the needs of women affected by violence. Her grant will support handmade books featuring stories of women who have survived gun violence.