Philadelphia Cultural Fund Awards $3 Million to Arts Organizations

Philadelphia Cultural Fund Awards $3 Million to Arts Organizations

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund has announced grants totaling $2.93 million through its Arts & Culture program to nearly three hundred and fifty arts and cultural organizations in the city.

The largest cohort of grantees in the fund's twenty-nine-year history includes groups from every City Council district — 45 percent of them with budgets of less than $150,000. Grant recipients include the Arden Theatre Company, the Association for Public Art (aPA), the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Esperanza Arts Center (Nueva Esperanza, Inc.), the Franklin Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, the Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation, and Woodmere Art Museum.

The organization also announced the Colored Girls Museum in Germantown as the recipient of the 2020 Cohen Award, a non-cash prize that recognizes an arts and culture organization for its demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice. The museum celebrates the everyday lives of black and brown girls.

"In many cases, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund is the lifeblood behind the work of so many of our city’s creative residents and the organizations and people they serve," said Philadelphia Cultural Fund executive director Barbara J. Silzle. "Our grants are responsible for maintaining and growing the arts in Philadelphia and bringing the arts to Philadelphians [across] the city."

For a complete list of recipients, see the Philadelphia Cultural Fund website.