Krajewski applauds over $60,000 in arts recovery grants for district

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Rick Krajewski, D-Phila., applauded the more than $60,000 in Pennsylvania Arts and Culture Recovery Program grants awarded today to nonprofit organizations throughout his legislative district.

“It’s fantastic to see the more than $60,000 in grant funding awarded to organizations in West and Southwest Philly. Arts and artists inspire, empower and heal. They’re a central part of any thriving neighborhood and important leaders bringing about community change,” Krajewski said. “Working with community partners to bring state funding for the arts back to our district is truly a privilege. I look forward to the many great things the Arts in Schools Collaborative, Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Bowerbird Inc. and Intercultural Journeys Inc. have in store for us.” 

The nonprofits receiving grant funding include:

  • Arts in Schools Collaborative, which received $19,406 to help offset lost revenue and assist with operating costs.
  • Bearded Ladies Cabaret, which received $22,939 to help with operating and marketing expenses and to offset lost revenue.
  • Bowerbird Inc., which received $10,000 to help offset lost revenue.
  • Intercultural Journeys Inc., which received $10,000 to assist with operating costs.

Funds distributed through the PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program provide grants to nonprofit arts and culture organizations located in the commonwealth. Act 54 of 2022 appropriated $15 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to the COVID-19 ARPA PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program.

Philadelphia received 394 arts grants totaling more than $5.5 million.