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Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Program Stream

Program Announcement: The PCA is retiring our Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Entry to Program Stream, and Program Stream grant programs. The decision to retire these programs resulted from the PCA's consideration of conversations, feedback, observations, insights, research, and data review with state and industry leaders, panelists, grantees, and community members. The goal of this retirement is to enable the PCA to provide a funding avenue that better aligns with industry trends and the goals of our strategic plan.

To further this goal, the PCA is excited to announcement the availability of the Creative Sector Flex Fund (CSFF), for the 2023-2024 grant year. The CSFF is designed to address the changing needs of dynamic PA arts organizations with average annual revenue between $10,000 - $200,000. 

This grant program incorporates the current needs of the field by offering grantees the flexibility to use $5,000 grants in ways that ensure the most significant impact for their organizations and communities. 

Eligible uses of grant funds include but are not limited to operating or programming expenditures.

Learn more about the CSFF here, including how to apply and a timeline for funding. 

For Current Program Stream Grantees

Please know that your organization's 2022-2023 Program Stream grant will not be impacted by this change. Please continue to communicate with your regional PPA partner regarding final report due dates and procedures.

We thank you for the value and impact that your art organization provides to the communities that you serve, and we encourage you to explore the guidelines for the Creative Sector Flex Fund, as you may find that this program is a great fit for your organization and programs.


For general questions regarding the Creative Sector Flex Fund, contact Amanda Lovell, PCA's Director of Access to the Creative Sector. For questions regarding current year Entry to Program or Program Stream grants, please contact your regional PPA partner organization