Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is a state funding initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) designed to broaden the circle of funding opportunities in support of arts activities throughout 67 counties in the state. PPA is financed through the PCA, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA offers two streams of funding opportunities: Project Stream and Program Stream. Both expand community access and encourage local decision-making.
The Pocono Arts Council serves as a regional partner of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program by re-granting state funds to applicants in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties. The staff at the Pocono Arts Council administers the PPA grant application and award process. Advisory panels, comprised of members of the local community committed to the arts, are convened, to review the applications according to guidelines provided by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Since beginning the program in 1997, over $2,225,627 has been granted in the five- county region. This year 36 PPA Project Stream applications received grants totaling $46,867. In addition, 25 PPA Program Stream grants will also be awarded $72,428 in early 2020.
Electronic Single Application
Applications for PPA Project Stream and Program Stream grants are taken online via Department of Community & Economic Development’s Electronic Single Application: www.esa.dced.state.pa.us
Step-By-Step Instructions »
Arts-related and community-based non-profit organizations or individual artists conducting arts programming open to the community are eligible for Project Stream grants and are encouraged to apply. Funded projects reach a wide range of arts constituents and include arts events, exhibitions, concerts, films, performances, and festivals, to name a few. Awards, not to exceed $2,500, will be made through a local decision-making process. A total of $46,867 in awards have been made in the five-county area.
Applications are taken online via Department of Community & Economic Development’s Electronic Single Application: www.esa.dced.state.pa.us
Submission Deadline is June 20.Project Stream Application Guidelines »
Program Stream grants offer ongoing organizational support to non-profit arts programs with an established history of PPA Project Stream support. Participation in Program Stream is by invitation only.
For more information on the PA Partners in the Arts re-granting program, please contact Tassy Gilbert at the PoconoArts office, 570-476-4460 or .
Important Resources for Grantees
- PA Council on the Arts
- Electronic Single Application
- PPA Project Stream Information and Guidelines
- PPA Program Stream Information and Guidelines
- DataArts – Cultural Data Profile (CDP)
Please feel free to copy the following crediting statement for use on your website and in your press releases and brochures:
- The PCA logo is available on the PCA website.
- The Pocono Arts Council logo is available on our Link to Us page.
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