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.
Workshops About the Open Application Process
To learn more about the responsibilities and requirements of the PCA's regional partner organizations, and the application process to become a partner, join us at an upcoming workshop (all dates and locations follow below). One workshop will be held in each of the 14 partnership regions. No RSVP necessary.
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.
Questions about this process?
For AIE Partnership questions: Jamie Dunlap at 717-525-5542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For PPA Partnership questions: Matthew Serio at 717-787-1523 or email@example.com
Open Application Guidelines and Letter of Interest
Regional PCA Partnerships Open Application Workshops Schedule:
Wednesday, March 27
Region 3 (Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga)
Location: James V Brown Library, 19 East Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
Region 4 (Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming)
Location: North Pocono Public Library, 1315 South Church Street, Moscow, PA 18444
Thursday, March 28
Region 8 (Cumberland, Dauphin, and Lebanon)
Location: East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109
Region 6 (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Montgomery)
Location: East Brandywine Township, 1214 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335
Friday, March 29
Region 7 (Berks, Lancaster, and Schuylkill)
Location: St. John's United Church of Christ, 257 West Walnut Street, Kutztown, PA 19530
Region 5 (Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton)
Location: Palmerton Area Library, 402 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, PA 18071
Monday, April 15
Region 10 (Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, and Union)
Location: Ruth Gelnett Memorial Library, 1 North High Street, Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Region 11 (Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, and Huntingdon)
Location: Bald Eagle State Park, Nature Inn, 49 Main Park Road, Howard, PA 16841
Tuesday, April 16
Region 2 (Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, and Potter)
Location: Elk County Visitor Center, 134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821
Region 1 (Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, and Warren)
Location: Pymatuning State Park, 2660 Williamsfield Road, Jamestown, PA 16134
Wednesday, April 17
Region 13 (Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson)
Location: Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center, 142 Kerr Road, Ford City, PA 16226
Region 14 (Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, and Washington)
Location: Raccoon Creek State Park, 3000 PA-18, Hookstown, PA 15050
Thursday, April 18
Region 12 (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland)
Location: Laurel Hill State Park, 1454 Laurel Hill Park Rd, Somerset, PA 15501
Region 9 (Adams, Franklin, Fulton, and York)
Location: Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202
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