Grant & Professional Development Opportunities

• Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grants
• Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program Stream Grants
• Local Government Grant Program
• Pennsylvania Humanities Council Grants
• Arts in Education Residencies & Professional Development

2010/2011 Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grants
Application Deadline: June 18, 2010

2011 Project Stream Guidelines: Download PDF

E-submission & postmark deadline:

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is pleased to announce the availability of
grant funds through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream. PPA is a
regionalized funding program of the PCA. A total of 17 organizations administer PPA and
serve all 67 counties in Pennsylvania by re-granting funds to support a wide variety of
local and community arts activities.

PPA Project Stream grants are available to support arts activities that take place between
September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2010. Grant requests may not exceed $3,000.
Applications are due postmarked on or before June 19, 2009.

Please refer to the PCA's website for a complete list of PPA Partners and their service
regions across the state to determine the appropriate PPA Partner and contact information
for your application.

eGRANT: The online application and guidelines will be available beginning in April, 2009.
To access the online application and PDF version of the guidelines visit

WORKSHOPS: Please contact your regional PPA Partner for information and dates of
upcoming application workshop events near you.

Local Government Grant Program
Arts Activities for Chambersburg Area School District
Deadline: 8 weeks prior to proposed project start date

A partnership with the Borough of Chambersburg and the Pennsylvania Council on the
Arts, the Local Government Grant program offers awards up to $750 for arts activities.
Both individuals and organizations may apply. Proposed projects must occur within the
boundaries of the Chambersburg Area School District. To apply, submit a one-page
project description with a one-page project budget 8 weeks prior to proposed project
start date.

Pennsylvania Humanities Council Grant
Humanities and the Arts Grants | Deadline: rolling, and April 1st annually

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council inspires individuals to enjoy and share a life of
learning. Since 1973, the PHC has empowered local groups to offer high-quality public
programs that have a positive impact on the everyday life of their communities.

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council invites nonprofit organizations to apply for
Humanities-and-the-Arts Grants, which fund public programs that use the humanities to
increase understanding and appreciation of the arts. These grants are offered in
partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Mini-Project Grants (awards up to $1,000) are available year-round. April 1 is the
deadline for Project Grants (awards up to $5,000).

Humanities-and-the-Arts projects enrich the arts experience by involving participants in
discussions with humanities experts and artists through such events as workshops,
discussion groups, and lectures.

View guidelines and download the application forms at
or contact PHC at (800) 462-0442, or

Arts in Education Residencies & Professional Development
PA Council on the Arts Artist Residencies | Deadline: early February

Artists, artistic ensembles or companies who live in Adams, Franklin, and/or York counties
are invited to apply for inclusion in the PA Council on the Arts' Directory of Pennsylvania
Artists in Education. To be eligible to conduct artist residencies through the PCA, artists
must apply through the Cultural Alliance of York County.

Applications are now available for both new and renewing artists on-line at or you may contact the Cultural Alliance of York County
(717-812-9255 or Completed applications are due early

We strongly recommend that you attend one of the information sessions that have been
scheduled to help you with the application process and to answer your questions. Those
sessions will be:

  • January 15, 2008, Council for the Arts Gallery, 5:30pm

Please RSVP to Gayle Cluck at 717-812-9255 or if you
plan to attend a session.

A Refresher Statement: PA Council on the Arts - Arts in Education: The AIE program
works with and through a network of local and regional arts organizations to support
quality arts education programs. Pennsylvania currently has 10 AIE Partners who fund
and coordinate art residencies in more than 50 counties. AIE places high-caliber visual,
performing, media, and literary artists in educational settings for in-depth residencies
that engage students and underscore the importance of the arts in education. Artists are
paid at least $175 per day for a minimum eleven-day residency and will be provided
studio/rehearsal space on-site during the course of the residency.

The process:

  • Deadline for application: early February
  • Peer review panel meets and reviews applications: mid-March
  • Peer review panel conducts interviews with the selected artists: late March
  • Peer review panel observes selected artists in teaching setting: late March -
    mid April
  • Final roster of artists recommended to PCA: late April
  • Notification of PCA review & action on panel recommendations: summer

Who is eligible? Artists of all disciplines are eligible and encouraged to apply. Artists who
will be recommended for inclusion in the Directory of Pennsylvania Artists in Education
are those who:

  • Demonstrate excellence in their art form
  • Have the ability to communicate and interact effectively with students and adults
  • Have the ability to plan and implement sequential lessons that actively engage participants in the creative process.