Funding for coffee/wine/music venue

Photo/Mark Zimmaro from archives.
Photo/Mark Zimmaro from archives.

The Ars Nova Workshop, which recently moved into the former Boot & Saddle bar on Broad Street, will receive funding from the Presser Foundation to help support general operating costs.

The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late music publisher Theodore Presser. It announced $1.25 million in grants to 110 different organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area, including Ars Nova Workshop.

“Facing a myriad of challenges, music organizations in Greater Philadelphia continue to adapt and innovate,” said William B. McLaughlin III, chair of the Advancement of Music Committee. “The Presser Foundation is pleased to support music organizations of all shapes and sizes as they reach a variety of people and bring music into their communities. This year, we are proud to support more organizations than ever before, including 12 new ones.”

According to its website, the Presser Foundation supports music organizations working in a broad range of traditions, genres and styles through general operating and program grants to music organizations; capital grants for music building projects; undergraduate and graduate student awards; and assistance to retired music teachers.

Ars Nova Workshop, in partnership with Solar Myth, opened at the old Boot & Saddle bar in November as a coffee shop, wine bar and concert venue. 

“This new establishment will be a great new hangout — morning coffee and pastries, natural wines and amazing music listening all day,” Ars Nova Workshop wrote on its website. “With this new dedicated venue, Ars Nova will continue to provide audiences with access to a steady stream of the music we know and love.”