2018 Creative Impact Award Grants now Open!

September 21, 2017 Kelley Gibson News 0 Comments

CI Awards1The Cultural Alliance of York County is currently accepting applications for its Creative Impact Awards Community Grants Program. The Creative Impact Awards Inspire Children, Energize Neighborhoods, and Create Community in York County by funding arts-based projects/programs that impact our region one of two key ways: Contributing to a thriving local economy, and creating a more connected community. The projects/programs can be new ideas, or existing programs. Examples of programs/projects that would qualify would be:

  • Unique arts experiences such as arts fairs and historic attractions that make York County more exciting for our residents and attractive for our visitors
  • Programs & arts hubs such as a live music concert series or community arts centers that create sustained excitement and activity in a neighborhood, making it a more attractive & inviting place.
  • Activities such as one-of-a-kind artist residencies & teaching artist workshops at area schools that transform education by improving student motivation, attitudes, and attendance and making students more likely to succeed.
  • Arts experiences like live theatre performances that happen in parts of York County that would otherwise not be available that contribute to a sense of community pride.


Projects applying for Creative Impact Award funding must take place within York County.  Grantees may be professional, semi-professional, or amateur, and must be NON-PROFIT in nature. Individual artists age 18 and older are eligible.   All grants are awarded based on a review by the Creative Impact Awards Committee.


Applications are available online at www.CulturalYork.org/creative-impact-awards and are due by 4pm on Friday, December 8, 2017. Applicants will be notified of funding decision in early March, 2017. Funded project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31 of the award year.


An info and grant-writing session will be held for potential applicants on Wednesday, November 1st at 4:00pm at the Cultural Alliance office at 14 West Market Street in York. Space is limited. Please RSVP here by October 27th at 4pm or call 717-812-9255. Applicants can also call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255 to set up an individual information session.


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