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Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA)
Project Stream

 

Description Activity Period Eligibility
Matching Requirements Restrictions Crediting Requirements


 

Description: The PPA Project Stream is a funding opportunity of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), a regionalized funding program of the PCA. The Project Stream provides grants up to $2,500 to eligible organizations or individuals to conduct arts projects.

Applicants for PPA Project Stream funding may not also apply for PPA Program Stream funding or the PCA�s Arts Organizations and Arts Programs (AOAP) Track, or Entry Track for the same time period. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES

 

 

Activity Period: September 1 - August 31. All funded activities must take place during this time period.
 

 

Eligibility:

  • Please review the eligibility guidelines carefully. If you have any questions, contact your PCA partner prior to beginning your application. Refer to the PPA Partner contact information.

    PPA Project Stream applicants are eligible to receive support for activities in these two categories:

     

    1. Arts Projects not conducted with or in venues owned and/or operated by organizations or programs the PCA already supports through the PPA Program Stream, Arts Organizations & Arts Programs (AOAP) Track, or the Entry Track.

       

    2. Arts Projects conducted with or in venues owned and/or operated by organizations or programs the PCA already supports through the PPA Program Stream, Arts Organizations & Arts Programs (AOAP) Track, or the Entry Track. Previously these types of projects were ineligible for support. There are a limited amount of funds available for these types of projects.

Statewide at least 75% of the PPA Project Stream funds will support projects not conducted with or in PCA supported organizations or programs. 25% of the funds will support projects that are conducted with or in PCA supported organizations or programs. The level of competition for funding in the two project categories will vary among PPA service regions

  • Project must: be an arts activity conducted for the benefit of the public (for profit organizations are ineligible); take place in the PPA Partner�s service region and have a public component.
     
  • The applicant, if an individual, must be at least eighteen years old.
     
  • PPA Project Stream applicants may not apply to the following grant programs for the same period: PPA Program Stream, PCA AOAP track; or PCA Entry Track.
     
  • PPA Project Stream applicants may apply to the following PCA grant programs during the same period: Arts in Education Residencies; Preserving Diverse Cultures; and Professional Development and Consulting.

 

 

Matching Requirements:

  • First and second time PPA Project Stream applicants are not required to match the requested amount

  • Third year (and thereafter) applicants must show a 1:1 cash match of funds requested.

  • PCA funds may not be used to match other PCA funds

 

 

Restrictions: Funds cannot be used to support the following:

  • Capital expenditures, including equipment costing $500 or more per item

  • 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 exhibition outside Pennsylvania

  • Cash prizes and awards

  • Benefit activities

  • Hospitality expenses, i.e., receptions, parties, gallery openings

  • Lobbyists' payments

  • Competitions

  • Art programs of social service agencies where the programs are primarily recreational, for rehabilitation or therapeutic purposes.

 

 

Crediting RequirementsSee the Acknowledgment and Logo page for information on the Crediting Requirements for PPA grants.