Regional Partnerships Open Application Information
The PCA is conducting an open application process for organizations interested in administering its Arts in Education (AIE) and PA Partners in the Arts (PPA) regional partnership programs. The 14 partnership regions are detailed on the map below.
About the Open Application Process
Interested organizations should review the partnership map to determine the region in which they are located, as well as the appropriate program's guidelines (below) and letter of interest (below). Note: applicants may submit letters of interest to serve as a regional partner for both PPA and AIE or for only one of these programs.
- [DEADLINE PASSED] Letter of Interest deadline: June 14, 2019
- Full application deadline: November 15, 2019
View a video about the open application process here.
Questions about this process?
For AIE Partnership questions: Jamie Dunlap at 717-525-5542 or
For PPA Partnership questions: Matthew Serio at 717-787-1523 or
Open Application Guidelines and Letter of Interest
About the Programs
Arts in Education (AIE)
The PCA's Arts in Education (AIE) Division fosters educational excellence through participation in the creative process in schools and community settings. The PCA provides funding for arts in education programming, collects and disseminates relevant information, and offers professional development. The AIE Partnership enables the PCA to work with and through regional partner organizations in order to expand the impact of arts learning across the state and leverage additional local resources. Partners administer artist residencies, provide technical assistance to and professional development for artists, educators, administrators, and parents.
Learn more about the PCA's AIE Division.
Image description: Artist residency at Propel Charter School, Pittsburgh
PA Partners in the Arts (PPA)
The PCA's Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is the regional re-granting program. Regional Partner organizations re-grant state arts funds to support a wide variety of local and community arts projects and programs. Since PPA's implementation in 1997, the PCA has been able to steadily expand the availability of state arts dollars to many new communities. Thousands of organizations, projects and programs have received funding. By providing local administration and technical support and a streamlined application process, PPA has created unprecedented access to state arts funding.
Learn more about PPA Program Stream | Learn more about PPA Project Stream
Image description: Scene from a performance of the Lion King, at the Olivet Boys and Girls Club Summer Theatre Camp