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For Organizations

Arts Organizations and Arts Programs (AOAP)  - This funding opportunity supports eligible arts organizations and arts programs that have an average annual revenue of more than $200,000 and a history of at least two years of consistent arts programming in Pennsylvania. Organizations must first receive funding through Entry to AOAP and be recommended by PCA to transition into AOAP.

Creative Catalyst Grants - This funding opportunity is designed to encourage and support projects and events that have the potential for statewide impact on the arts and creative sector. Statewide Creative Catalyst grants are not designed to provide ongoing support or to fund projects that occur on an annual or regular basis, but rather to help support special events or unique, strategic opportunities. Applications will be reviewed quarterly by PCA staff; funding recommendations will be presented and voted on at the PCA's quarterly Council meetings. 

Creative Sector Flex Fund - This new grant program for the 2023-2024 fiscal year 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.

Entry to Arts Organizations and Arts Programs (AOAP)  - This is the point of entry for organizations or programs to the AOAP track. Entry to AOAP supports eligible arts organizations and arts programs that have a history of at least two years of consistent arts/cultural programming and an average annual revenue of more than $200,000. 

Preserving Diverse Cultures Division - The goal of the Preserving Diverse Cultures (PDC) Division is to support the creation, development, and stabilization of organizations, programs, and projects whose mission and artistic work are deeply rooted in and reflective of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) art, culture, history, and heritage. The Division fosters organizational stability, expands arts and cultural programming targeting these communities, and supports the training of capable administrators in support of that programming.

Support for Arts-Based Community and Economic Development and Creative Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Creative Business Loan Fund

Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program

Creative Communities Initiative