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Entry track is the point of entry for organizations or programs to the Arts Organizations and Arts Programs track (AOAP). Entry track supports eligible arts organizations and arts programs that generally have a history of at least one year of consistent arts/cultural programming.


Applicant Eligibility

In general:

  • Must be nonprofit, tax-exempt corporations; or a unit of government; college or university; school district; or non-arts nonprofit providing arts programming and/or arts services in Pennsylvania.
  • Organizations are required to provide proof of incorporation and activity in Pennsylvania before applications are reviewed or funds awarded.
  • Must have at least one year of arts programming.
  • Must have an average fiscal size more than $200,000.



2017-2018 Entry Track 'How to Apply' Prezi

Step 1: Read the guidelines & check the deadlines calendar
If you have questions about completing the application form and required support materials, contact Matthew Serio, 717-787-1523.

Step 2: Required: use the online application process available through eGRANT
Questions about eGRANT, contact Seth Poppy, 717-787-6883.

Step 3: Data collection (financial and statistical) Report
The PCA Financial & Statistical (F&S) Report (pdf) collects information such as income and expense, investments, loans, physical capacity, attendance, program activity and staff numbers. This is a separate form to complete, either through PACDP or the PCA F&S Report. After completing, upload as an Attachment and print out a copy to be mailed with the printed eGRANT. Use the PCA Financial & Statistical Report if, for any reason, you cannot complete the PACDP.

Step 4: Submit online and mail copies to PCA
The completed application must be submitted online, printed, signed by the necessary members of your organizations and combined with the printed PACDP form. Mail the application to the PCA on the due date.


In general, the PCA does not fund the following, nor can the match for PCA funds be used for these expenses:
  • Capital expenditures, including equipment costing $500 per item or more.
  • Activities for which academic credit is given.
  • Activities that have already been completed.
  • Activities that have a religious purpose.
  • Performances and exhibitions not available to the general public.
  • Performances and exhibitions outside Pennsylvania.
  • Cash prizes and awards.
  • Benefit activities.
  • Hospitality expenses -- i.e. receptions, parties, gallery openings.
  • Payments to lobbyists.
  • Competitions.


Appeals Process