2020 Micro-Grantees

Keisha Whatley

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Keisha Whatley

Keisha Whatley is a visual artist and graphics + web designer. She works in conjunction with high schoolers at Parkway Northwest HS for Peace and Social Justice to amplify their voices and civic engagement. For more on her work, visit @customartsstudio on instagram.

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020:  Morris Jones

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Morris Jones

Morris Jones is a visual artist. He works with black students in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, providing regular accessible art programming for them.

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Ashley Davis

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Ashley Davis

Ashley Davis is a storyteller, theatre artist, writer and poet. They work with black queer communities local to Philadelphia helping with nurturing and creating their support networks. For more on their work, visit @ashleydavis_art on instagram.

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Candy Gonzalez

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Candy Gonzalez

Candy Gonzalez is a visual artist and poet. They work with communities of color in Philadelphia at Moore College, assisting with collaboration and creating platforms for representation. For more on their work, visit @candy_alexandra1 on instagram.

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Jasmine "Mizz Jasz" Hawkins

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Jasmine “Mizz Jasz” Hawkins

Jasmine Hawkins (Mizz Jasz) is a poet and theatre artist. She works with black high school seniors and encourages them to become more deeply connected to the works they create as well as exploring their identities. For more on her work, visit @mizzjasz on instagram.

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Karen Singer

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Karen Singer

Karen Singer is a ceramic tile and watercolor artist. As a long-time Germantown resident, she focuses primarily on art projects in her neighborhood focusing on strengthening and cherishing her vibrant community. For more on her work, visit her on Facebook.

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Mark Palmer

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Mark Palmer

Mark Palmer is a professionally trained percussionist and dancer since age three.  He works closely with young black men in North Philly and surrounding neighborhoods to encourage growth in life through music and creative disciplines.

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Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Nai-whedai Sheriff


Nai-whedai Sheriff is a dancer. She works with women of color ages 12 to 18 to help encourage pride and self-value within them through movement and dance. For more on her work, visit @whedaisheriff on instagram.

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Robert Seitz

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Robert Seitz

Robert Seitz is a visual artist -utilizing graphic design, printmaking and mixed media. He works with student communities K-12 at the Roxborough Library, championing diversity and putting their artworks on display. For more on his work, visit his website – the virtual flower garden.

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Shivon Watson

Micro-Grant Awardee 2020: Shivon Watson

Shivon Watson is a storyteller and culinary artist. She focuses her work on young people, teaching them to nourish themselves and their communities. Through reading, cooking and creative writing she supports their need of self- expression. For more on her work, visit @our_mothers_kitchens on instagram.