Teaching Artist Microgrants

This new partnership between the Bartol Foundation and Small But Mighty Arts (SBMA) directly responds to a critical need reflected in the local creative community.  The SBMA micro-grant is a timely, critical method of support to ensure that the creative projects, partnerships, and performances that artists create, not only see the light of day, but create a beneficial resource for creative “artrepreneurs” to persist and thrive. In the interest of its mission, SBMA’s annual micro-grants are intended to support the creative momentum and persistence of individual artists.

The Bartol Foundation Teaching Artist Micro-grants support individual teaching artists who are actively engaged in a community project with grants of $500.  The first of two rounds of grants were made in June 2018 and can be viewed here.  A second round of applications is now open with an application deadline of Sunday, September 9 at 5:00 pm.  Grant recipients will be notified the week of September 17, 2018.  Apply here!

Microgrant Awardee: Alexandra King (2018)

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.

Microgrant Awardee: Chris Coyle (2018)

Chris Coyle is a bassist, composer and music educator based in Philadelphia, PA.  He will use his micro-grant to buy music/sound equipment for use in school residencies.  More info at http://www.chriscoylemusic.com.

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Microgrant Awardee: Ellen Reynolds (2018)

Ellen Reynolds is a filmmaker whose work includes projects with children at the center.  Her grant will support documentation of an animation and poetry workshop with children.  More info at http://ellenreynolds.net.


Microgrant Awardee: Yinka Orafidiya (2018)

Yinka Orafidiya is a socially engaged ceramic artist based in Philadelphia, PA.  Her project will share ceramic practices learned in Ghana.  More information at http://www.yinkaorafidiya.com.