Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, in partnership with the Marrazzo Family Foundation, is accepting applications for the Teaching Artist Micro-Grants.
Donor Name: Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1000 to $10,000
Grant Duration: Grant Duration Not Mentioned
The Marrazzo/Bartol Teaching Artist Micro-Grant awards of $1,000 help teaching artists complete community-based arts education projects that are underway; to support their own professional development as teaching artists; or to buy equipment/materials essential to their teaching artist practice.
Teaching artists are not limited to teaching a workshop or working with kids. Below are just a few examples of the kinds of creative work a teaching artist may do. These are not the only examples, and they look forward to considering projects that present examples like the ones below, or other innovative ways artists and communities can create together. They are also supporting professional development, equipment or materials that will strengthen your teaching artist practice.
- An artist uses their artistic/creative talents to help community members create their own art, for example, working with veterans to write poetry or helping residents of a shelter create a mural.
- An artist (with the buy-in of community members) creates their own work based on community stories or experiences, for example to illuminate a story or issue from that community in a way that is respectful and authentic.
- An artist runs a program for community members to learn a particular creative skill, for example, teaching girls about fashion design or music recording.
- A teaching artists invests in technical equipment or materials to be able to teach virtually in ongoing programs.
Artistic disciplines qualify for this grant
The micro-grant application is open to most all recognized and exploratory art forms that may include:
Acting | Animation | Creative Writing | Dance | Digital Art | Fabric and Textile | Fashion Design | Film | Furniture Making | Graphic Design/Illustration | Installation | Interactive Design | Jazz | Mixed Media | Multimedia | Music Performance (Vocal, Instrumental, MC) | Music Production (includes songwriting, Deejaying, engineering) | Musical Theater | Painting | Performance Art | Photography | Playwriting | Podcast | Poetry/Prose | Printmaking | Puppetry | Scenic Design | Screen Printing | Spoken Word | Storytelling | Theater | Visual Art | Writing
Who Should Apply
- Grants will be made to teaching artists who live in the Philadelphia area and projects must take place in the City of Philadelphia.
- If you are working with community members, your project must engage community members (of any age) as active, creative, art-making participants (in any discipline), not just as an audience.
- If you are asking for support for your own professional development or equipment/materials, you must demonstrate how this will position you to strengthen your teaching practice as well the audience you hope will benefit from your future programs.
- Teaching artists are not required identify a community host site or partner, although you have the option to share a letter of support from a community partner if you have one.
- The project, either in the community or for a teaching artists’ own teaching practice, must be urgent and timely. Funds must be expended by June 30, 2024.
For more information, visit Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation.