In the past week alone, we’ve reported on the allocation of over $1.5 million in grants to Philly nonprofits, plus a possible half-million-dollar win for creative placemaking.
Here’s another $244,000 for the books.
Philadelphia Cultural Fund, which gives grants to Philly arts and culture nonprofits from the city’s budget, just announced its 2017 Youth Arts Enrichment Grants, awarded to 14 nonprofits that will engage in “high quality arts instruction, training, and participatory experiences to young people (aged 5 to 18) who are least likely to access cultural enrichment through other avenues,” according to a statement.
Awardees must have received a 2017 Art & Culture Grant from the fund to be eligible. This year’s cycle awarded more than $2.7 million to 304 local nonprofits.
“Now more than ever, our children and youth need and rely on arts and culture programs,” said Executive Director Barbara Silzle. “These exemplary youth programs have the power to transform the lives of young Philadelphians and students inside and outside of the classroom — and in turn help shape them academically while promoting civic engagement.”
Here are the youth arts grantees and their program names:
- Asian Arts Intiative — Youth Arts Workshop
- Astral Artists — Classroom Classics
- BuildaBridge International — Orchestral Dialogues: Accepting Self, Accepting Others
- Girls Rock Philly — After School Program
- Koresh Dance Company — Koresh Kids Dance
- Musicopia — Musicopia String Orchestra
- Norris Square Neighborhood Project — Semillas del Futuro / Seeds of the Future Summer Program
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts — School and Community Partnership Program
- Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts — Music Education Program
- Singing City — Singing City Children’s Choir
- Spells Writing Lab — Spells Writing Lab Summer Camp
- Taller Puertorriqueño — Youth Artist Program
- The Village of Arts and Humanities — Creative Impact Studios: Youth Apprenticeship Initiative
- WHYY, Inc. — WHYY’s Media Arts Education Partnership with the School District of Philadelphia
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