2019 Creative Impact Award Community Grants Now Open!

September 26, 2018 Kelley Gibson Grant Programs, News 0 Comments
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The Cultural Alliance of York County Now Accepting Applications For

Creative Impact Community Grants


York, PA – The 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 Values in York County by funding arts-based projects/programs that impact our region in 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 theater 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 Wednesday, December 14, 2018 by 4pm. Applicants will be notified of funding decision in early March, 2019. Funded project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31 of the award year.


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


Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign supports eight partner agencies that are essential to our cultural core and funds the Creative Impact Award grants that bring arts and culture to life in York County. Since its inception, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign has granted $8.8 million cash and more than $2 million in-kind support.


For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at www.CulturalYork.org, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Twitter.

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