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  • Entry Track
    This track is for arts organizations and arts programs that are new or relatively new to the PCA and have an average fiscal size over $200,000. This track prepares an organization or program to move into the AOAP track.


  • Arts Organizations & Arts Programs (AOAP)
    The AOAP track is open to eligible arts organizations, fiscal sponsors, subsidiaries or departments of non-arts organizations (such as universities or colleges) that have consistently received PCA funding.


  • Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA)
    Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is a partnership between local organizations and the PCA. PPA re-grants funds to support a wide variety of local and community arts activities.  Grants are available for both Arts Programs and Arts Projects.


  • Arts in Education (AIE) Division Partners
    The AIE Division supports teaching artist residencies in partnership with thirteen partners across the Commonwealth. Residencies foster participation in the creative process by developing and supporting quality arts education programs in Pennsylvania schools and communities. This program 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.


  • Preserving Diverse Cultures
    This division's "Strategies for Success" program supports organizational stabilization and expansion of arts and cultural programming in ALNAH (African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American). Funding opportunities include: Organizational Development Awards;; and Professional Development Awards.


    Professional Development & Consulting

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      The Professional Development and Consulting (PD&C) funding opportunity is available to non-profit arts organizations/arts programs only. A limited pool of funds is available to address specific artistic, programmatic,  administrative  or technical needs. Funds are generally used to hire consultants to assess a specific issue and recommend  action. Additionally, the PCA offers funding for professional development opportunities,  such as conferences.  PCA also supports busing to arts events in Pennsylvania.



      Print and mail to Jewel Jones Fulp, PD&C Program Director.

      Contact PD&C Program Director, Jewel Jones Fulp if you have questions,; 717-525-5544. 

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