About the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA)


PA Partners in the Arts is a regional funding partnership sponsored by the PA Council on the Arts (PCA). The PCA initiated the Partners Programs in 1997 to better serve the 67 counties of the commonwealth. The PPA program is administered locally by Pocono Arts Council, serving Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne Counties. Since 1997, $1,705,301 has been awarded in small grants to non-profit organizations and artists conducting community-based arts programs. This year, PoconoArts awarded 34 Project Stream grants totaling, $38,979 and 27 Program Stream grants totaling $58,878.

Please visit the links to our PPA Grantees to learn more about their projects and programs. 

Crediting Statement

  • This [project/ program/ performance/ exhibition/ publication/ workshop] was
    supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded
    by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Please feel free to copy the above crediting statement for use on your website and in your press releases and brochures. You can right click on the above PCA logo to save it as a picture for your use or click to download an image in a variety of formats from the PCA website . The Pocono Arts Council Logo is also available on the right. Please right click on the image and save it as a picture.

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For more information on the PA Partners in the Arts Program
please contact Tassy Gilbert at the PoconoArts office,
570-476-4460 or

Important Resources for Project and Program Stream Grantees

Please visit the PA Council on the Arts Website

Click here to access eGRANT

Click here to access the PA Cultural Data Project

2015-16 Project Stream Guidelines

2015 Project Stream Applicants' Webinar (35 minutes)

2015 Program Stream Guidelines

Click here to access 2014 F&S Report

Click here to access the 2015 Program Stream Application Webinar

PA Partners in the Arts
Project Stream
Participants 2014-2015

Anthracite Heritage Museum

William Black

Celebration of the Arts - COTA Jazz Festival

Choral Arts of Luzerne County

East Stroudsburg High School South - Musical

Eastburg Community Alliance - Dansbury Depot

Ghostlight Productions

Grey Towers Heritage Association

Sally Wiener Grotta - American Hands

Hazleton Integration Project

Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival

Dolores Hippler - PocoNotes

Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, Inc.

Lacawac Sanctuary

Lexington Entertainment

Mary Frances Giordano

Milford Borough Parks and Recreation Committee

Milford Music Festival

Pike County Historical Society and Museum

Pocono Watercolor Associates

Presbyterian Church of the Mountain

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

Stroudsburg High School - Musical

Summer Arts Academy

The Breaking Ground Poets

The Cooperage Project

The Pop-Up Studio

Tim Farrell

United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA

Waverly Community House

Mischelle Anthony - Wilkes University


PA Partners in the Arts
Program Stream
Participants 2013-14

Arcadia Chorale (fka Robert Dale Chorale)

Artists for Art

Ballet Northeast

Ballet Theatre of Scranton

Black Bear Film Festival

Catholic Choral Society of Scranton

Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania

City of Scranton Parks & Recreation

Community Concerts at Lackawanna College

First Night Scranton

Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit

Greater Hazleton Concert Series

King's College

Lackawanna Historical Society

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre

Lyric Consort

Marywood University - Contemporary Galleries

Misericordia University – Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival

Mostly Opera

Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society

Pocono Youth Orchestra

Ritz Company Playhouse (Company Players, Inc)

Scranton Civic Ballet Company









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