PA Partners in the Arts
Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is a partnership between local organizations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). Operating in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, PPA Partners re-grant PCA funds to support a wide variety of local and community arts activities. PPA goals include:
- Expanding constituent access to the arts by (a) making arts programs available to communities that may have been underserved in the past by state arts funding, and (b) supporting a wide variety of arts activities in communities, developed in a variety of local settings.
- Encouraging and supporting local decision making in regranting of arts dollars.
- Increasing awareness of and advocacy for government support and funding for the arts at the local and state levels.
- Enabling the PCA to provide increased assistance to its broad constituency throughout the state.
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE 2023-2024 PCA GRANT CYCLE
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is excited to introduce a new grant program, the Creative Sector Flex Fund (CSFF), for the 2023-2024 grant year. The CSFF is designed to address the changing needs of dynamic PA arts organizations with average annual revenue between $10,000 – $200,000.
This grant program incorporates the current needs of the field by offering grantees the flexibility to use $5,000 grants in ways that ensure the most significant impact for their organizations and communities.
Eligible uses of funds are flexible, including the support of applicants’ administrative, programmatic, and project-related expenses.
Please note: The PCA has retired Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts’ (PPA) Entry to Program Stream, and Program Stream grant programs. The decision to retire these programs resulted from the PCA’s consideration of conversations, feedback, observations, insights, research, and data review with state and industry leaders, panelists, grantees, and community members. The goal of this retirement is to enable the PCA to provide a funding avenue that better aligns with industry trends and the goals of our strategic plan.
How to Apply to the Creative Sector Flex Fund
Download the guidelines for the 2023-2024 Creative Sector Flex Fund (PDF)
Please check the Cultural Alliance website in February 2023 for information regarding Creative Sector Flex Fund application deadlines and details. CSFF applications will begin to open in the summer of 2023.
If your organization is not eligible for the Creative Sector Flex Fund, please visit our Apply for a Grant page, for additional information on opportunities that may suit the needs of your organization.
The Cultural Alliance of York County will administer the Creative Sector Flex Fund in York, Adams, Franklin and Fulton Counties:
*CSFF Open Application Date : June 1st, 2023
*CSFF Application Due Date: July 14th, 2023
*CSFF Panel Review : August 20th to August 31st, 2023
For Current PPA Entry to Program and Program Stream Grantees
Please know that your organization’s 2022-2023 Entry to Program Stream or Program Stream grant will not be impacted by this change. Please continue to communicate with your regional PPA partner regarding final report due dates and procedures.
We thank you for the value and impact that your art organization provides to the communities that you serve, and we encourage you to explore the guidelines for the Creative Sector Flex Fund, as you may find that this program is a great fit for your organization and programs.
Questions? For general questions regarding the Creative Sector Flex Fund, contact, Jennifer Glassmyer, Jennifer@culturalyork.org. For questions regarding current year Entry to Program or Program Stream grants, please contact, .
For the most updated information from the PCA, click here
Current Grantees, click here for instructions on how to acknowledge your PPA funding
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