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PA Partners in the Arts (PPA)

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is a partnership between local organizations and the PCA. Now operating in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, PPA re-grants funds to support a wide variety of local and community arts activities. Since its creation in 1996, PPA has demonstrated enormous success in achieving the PCA's mission and goals.

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Goals:

  • 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 the community, developed in a variety of local settings.
  • Encouraging and supporting local decision-making in re-granting of state arts dollars.
  • Increasing awareness of and advocacy for government support and funding of the arts at the local and state levels.
  • Enabling the PCA to provide increased assistance to its broad constituency throughout the state.

PPA offers two streams of funding opportunities:

  •  Program Stream
    Provides ongoing support to arts organizations and arts programs.
  •  Project Stream
    Provides grants of up to $2,500 to eligible organizations or individuals to conduct arts projects. Applicants can identify their local partnership organization and view contact information by clicking here.

PPA Partner Organizations >
The PPA Program is administered by 13 regional partner organizations located across the state.

You apply online though eGRANT. 

PPA Objectives:

  • 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 by (b) supporting a wide variety of arts activities in the community, developed in a variety of settings;
  • Encouraging and supporting local decision-making in the re-granting of state arts dollars;
  • Increasing awareness of and advocacy for government support and funding of the arts at the local and state levels; and
  • Enabling the PCA staff to provide increased assistance to its broad constituency throughout the state.

Benefits of Applying to PPA:

  • Local applications are shorter and simpler.
  • Local grants carry the same state arts funding credibility.
  • Local panelists provide important insight into the cultural needs of the community, which inform the local decision-making process.