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PA Partners in the Arts

April 29, 2021 Update from the PCA:

“Due to fiscal impacts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Council made the difficult decision to place PPA Project Stream on hold, as of June 2020. In the ensuing months, Council and staff reviewed all PCA offerings to ensure alignment with the Council’s strategic goal to strengthen communities through the arts, and to provide meaningful investments that support the creative sector and align it for a pivotal role in the recovery of communities across the commonwealth.

In line with this, we are pleased to provide an update regarding the resumption of grants available to organizations that conduct ongoing arts programming for their communities, but do not receive support through PPA Program Stream or Arts Organizations & Arts Programs (AOAP).

Entry to Program Stream is a new funding opportunity that aims to provide valuable access to funding for small arts organizations and programs across the commonwealth. Application guidelines will be available in the fall of 2021. The application deadline will be February 15, 2022.”

Entry to Program Stream will offer a new pathway for small arts organizations and programs across the commonwealth to receive ongoing, unrestricted funds. Entry to Program Stream will provide general operating support, which helps organizations strengthen their core capacity, engage in critical planning activities, and pay expenses related to staffing, business functions, and programming.

For the most updated information from the PCA, click here

Current Grantees, click here for instructions on how to acknowledge your PPA funding

Click here for PPA Program Stream Online Application System.

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To find your congressional representative codes, click here.

PPA Program Stream Information

2021-2022 PPA Program Stream Grants are currently open for arts-based organizations who have received Project Stream Grants for consecutive years, and have been invited to move into the PPA Program Steam.  The deadline to apply online is January 15, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

FOR GRANT YEAR 2021-2022: Only existing Program Stream grantees are eligible to apply for 2021-2022 Program Stream funds. All existing Program Stream grantees must submit an Update Application
(previously called an Interim Application)

PLEASE READFull 2021-22 Program Stream Guidelines

Application Website

Application Deadline:             January 15, 2021

As our region’s PPA partner, the Cultural Alliance is here to help you through the grant process.  If you have any questions or would like a phone or in-person walk-through of the project stream grant, email Jennifer Glassmyer or call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255 to schedule. You can also call the PPA help hotline at 1-800-379-7448

PPA Partners focus on making arts programs available to every Commonwealth resident, with a focus on previously under-served communities and regions in Pennsylvania.  All projects must be publicized and open to the general public.

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