Lehigh Valley’s Grant Recipients from the PPA Project Stream

In 2005 the Lehigh Valley Arts Council became a regional partner of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program, a statewide initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. For 13 years the Lehigh Valley Arts Council has re-granted state funds to help support worthy Project Stream applicants produce community-impacting arts activities in Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Below are the complete lists, by year, of every Project Stream grant recipient from the Lehigh Valley.

2018-19

  • Allentown Public Theatre
  • Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association
  • Bethlehem Economic Development Coporation
  • Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission
  • Borough of Emmaus
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Concord Chamber Singers
  • Friends of the Allentown Parks
  • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
  • Hellertown Area Library
  • Holly Roadfeldt
  • JCC of Allentown
  • Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation
  • Lehigh University
  • Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange
  • Lehigh Valley Girls Rock
  • Leticia Gutierrez
  • Lydia Panas
  • Mikayla’s Voice
  • Moravian College Music Institute
  • Nigerian International Association of Pennsylvania
  • Nora Suggs / Three Part Invention
  • Pennsylvania Jazz Collective
  • Parkland Community Library
  • Puetrorrican Culutre Preservation, Inc.
  • Saucon Valley Conservancy
  • Summit Hill Heritage Center
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation
  • WDIY 88.1 FM
  • West Park Civic Assocaition
  • YWCA of Bethlehem

Click here to open a PDF of the 2018-19 grantees with a brief description of their project.
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2017-18

  • Allentown Public Theatre
  • Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association
  • Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission
  • Borough of Emmaus
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
  • DanceLink
  • Friends of the Allentown Parks
  • JCC of the Lehigh Valley
  • Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
  • Kate Brandes
  • Lehigh Gap Nature Center
  • Lehigh University
  • Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange
  • Lehigh Valley Girls Rock
  • Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicintiy
  • Mikayla’s Voice
  • Moravian College
  • Nora Suggs
  • Pioneer Band of Allentown
  • Puetrorrican Culutre Preservation, Inc.
  • Saucon Valley Conservancy
  • Summit Hill Heritage Center
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation
  • Valley Contra Dance Society
  • WDIY 88.1 FM
  • West Park Civic Assocaition

2016-17

  • Allentown Public Theatre
  • Anthony Smith
  • Arts Academy Charter School
  • Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission
  • Buchanan Elementary School
  • Borough of Emmaus
  • Concord Chamber Singers
  • DanceLink
  • Fairfield Duo / Nora Suggs
  • Friends of the Allentown Parks
  • Jennie Gilrain
  • Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
  • Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange
  • Marilyn Hazelton
  • Moravian College
  • Pennsylvania Jazz Collective
  • Puetrorrican Culutre Preservation, Inc.
  • Shakespeare in the Park / Sarah Steele
  • Summit Hill Heritage Center
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation
  • WDIY 88.1 FM
  • West Park Civic Assocaition

2015-16

  • 2nd Story Blues Alliance         
  • Allentown Public Theater 
  • Anne Hills       
  • Chestnut Hill Church         
  • Community Music School       
  • DanceLink       
  • Ed Courrier       
  • Friends of Allentown Parks   
  • Historic Bethlehem Partnerships       
  • James Carroll       
  • Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange       
  • Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum  
  • Lydia Panas       
  • Marine Band      
  • Mary Wright        
  • Moravian College Music Institute         
  • Nazareth Center for the Arts       
  • Nora Suggs / Fairfield Duo 
  • Penn State Lehigh Valley Art Gallery       
  • Pennsylvania Jazz Collective         
  • Pioneer Band of Allentown       
  • Rick Smith         
  • Sally Wiener Grotta        
  • Sarah Steele/ PA Shakespeare in the Park         
  • Sigal Museum         
  • Totts Gap Arts Institute   
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation  
  • Valley Contra Dance Society

2014-15

  • 2nd Story Blues Alliance         
  • Allentown Public Theater 
  • Anne Hills       
  • Chestnut Hill Church         
  • Community Music School       
  • DanceLink       
  • Ed Courrier       
  • Friends of Allentown Parks   
  • Historic Bethlehem Partnerships       
  • James Carroll       
  • Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange       
  • Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum  
  • Lydia Panas       
  • Marine Band      
  • Mary Wright        
  • Moravian College Music Institute         
  • Nazareth Center for the Arts       
  • Nora Suggs / Fairfield Duo 
  • Penn State Lehigh Valley Art Gallery       
  • Pennsylvania Jazz Collective         
  • Pioneer Band of Allentown       
  • Rick Smith         
  • Sally Wiener Grotta        
  • Sarah Steele/ PA Shakespeare in the Park         
  • Sigal Museum         
  • Totts Gap Arts Institute   
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation  
  • Valley Contra Dance Society

2013-14

  • 2nd Story Blues Alliance        
  • Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation       
  • Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission         
  • Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center         
  • Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange         
  • Lehigh Valley Sweet Adelines  
  • Marco Calderon  
  • Mock Turtle Marionette Theater         
  • Muhlenberg College of Music         
  • Nazareth Center for the Arts  
  • Nora Suggs  Fairfield Duo  
  • Nurture Nature Center 
  • Penn State Lehigh Valley Art Gallery         
  • Pennsylvania Jazz Collective         
  • Sally Wiener Grotta       
  • School of Natural Learning         
  • Summit Hill Heritage Center         
  • Totts Gap Arts Institute         
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation         
  • Valley Contra Dance Society  
  • Virginia Fitch         
  • WDIY 88.1  FM

2012-13

  • Allentown Public Theater  
  • Allentown School District Foundation       
  • Friends of Music of Bethlehem  
  • FUSE art infrastructure        
  • Historic Bethlehem Partnerships  
  • Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange       
  • Leola Shearer       
  • Listen Live Music  Inc.  
  • Lydia Panas       
  • Mock Turtle Marionette Theater        
  • Muhlenberg College of Music         
  • Nazareth Center for the Arts   
  • Nora Suggs  
  • Nurture Nature Center  
  • Pen Argyl Athletic & Park Association       
  • Penn State Lehigh Valley Art Gallery       
  • Pioneer Band of Allentown  
  • Sarah Steele / Allentown Shakespeare in the Park  
  • Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers        
  • Summit Hill Heritage Center       
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation  
  • Valley Contra Dance Society  
  • Duane Vaden
  • Young People’s Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley

2011-12

  • Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation       
  • Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley         
  • Community Action Development of Allentown       
  • DanceLink       
  • David Leonhardt         
  • Easton Garlic Fest         
  • Jim Thorpe Art Weekend       
  • Lydia Panas         
  • Mock Turtle Marionette Theater         
  • Muhlenberg College Piano Series        
  • Nurture Nature Center       
  • Penn State Lehigh Valley 
  • Peter Schmidt  
  • Sally Wiener Grotta    
  • Shelley Oliver         
  • Tabatha O. Robinson-Scott  
  • Two Part Intervention       
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation        
  • WDIY 88.1 FM  
  • Young People’s Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley

2010-11

  • Allentown Band   
  • Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation       
  • Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley       
  • Celtic Fest   
  • DanceLink       
  • Easton Garlic Fest       
  • Family YMCA of Easton  Phillipsburg & Vicinity       
  • Hispanic American League of Artists       
  • Lehigh Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines   
  • Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange         
  • Liberty Bell Shrine  
  • Listen Live Music  
  • Michael Much       
  • Mock Turtle Marionette Theater  
  • Muhlenberg College Piano Series         
  • Nic & Eileen East Art Foundation (Carbon County Art Odyssey)       
  • Pen Argyl Athletic & Park Association       
  • Pioneer Band of Allentown       
  • School of Natural Learning         
  • Shelley Oliver  
  • Shirley Thomas       
  • Two Part Intervention / Nora Suggs       
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation         
  • Valley Contra Dance Society       
  • Young People’s Philharmonic

2009-10

  • Allentown Band         
  • Allentown Public Theater  Inc.         
  • Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation  
  • Annie Hills       
  • Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley         
  • Boys and Girls Club of Allentown         
  • Boys and Girls Club of Easton         
  • CANTATICA         
  • Carbon County Chamber of Commerce         
  • Community Music School       
  • Family YMCA of Easton  Phillipsburg & Vicinity       
  • The Friends of Music of Bethlehem       
  • Jewish Community Center of Allentown       
  • Lehigh Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines         
  • Liberty Bell Shrine         
  • Lydia Panas       
  • Muhlenberg College Piano Series         
  • Nora Suggs / Two Part Intervention       
  • Old Allentown Preservation Association         
  • Pen Argyl Athletic & Park Association       
  • Pioneer Band of Allentown   
  • Recordante Recorder Choir       
  • Rudy S. Ackerman       
  • Sally Wiener Grotta         
  • Sarah Fulton         
  • Sarah Steele       
  • School of Natural Learning       
  • Shelley Oliver         
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation         
  • Valley Contra Dance Society       
  • WDIY 88.1  FM

2008-09

  • Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation       
  • Art Across the River Festival       
  • The Arts Luminarium  
  • ArtsLehigh  
  • Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley  
  • Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission  
  • Boys and Girls Club of Easton       
  • CANTATICA       
  • Carbon Lehigh IU # 21   
  • Cedar Crest College Performing Arts       
  • Circle of Stones Ritual Theater Department       
  • Community Music School       
  • David Leonhardt  
  • Emmaus Arts Commission       
  • Heather Sincavage       
  • Hellertown Enhancement Project       
  • Illick’s Mill Project    
  • Jewish Community Center of Allentown       
  • Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild         
  • Lehigh Valley Writers Academy       
  • Liberty Bell Shrine       
  • Lydia Panas         
  • Mary Anne Hoffman       
  • Mock Turtle Marionette Theater   
  • Muhlenberg College Piano Series       
  • NBHN Performing Arts Center  Inc       
  • Pen Argyl Athletic & Park Association      
  • Pioneer Band of Allentown       
  • Recordante Recorder Choir  
  • Sally Wiener Grotta       
  • Sarah Carlson       
  • Seventh Street Development Committee       
  • Shelley Oliver  
  • State Theater Center for the Arts  Inc.   
  • Two Part Intervention  
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation    
  • Valley Contra Dance Society       
  • Vincent Solis

2007-08

  • Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation
  • Art Across the River Festival         
  • Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission   
  • Boys and Girls Club of Allentown         
  • Boys and Girls Club of Easton         
  • Cedar Crest College Performing Arts         
  • Community Music School       
  • Emmaus Arts Commission       
  • Heather Sincavage         
  • I.E.M. (It Expresses Me) Productions 
  • Illick’s Mill Partnership         
  • Lehigh County Historical Society         
  • Lehigh University Indian Students Association   
  • Lehigh Valley Chorus         
  • Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild  
  • Lehigh Valley Writers Academy  
  • Leslie Heffron  
  • Lydia Panas       
  • Macungie Institute – A Community Center       
  • Mary Wright         
  • Maryann Kearns         
  • Mock Turtle Marionette Theater         
  • Muhlenberg College Piano Series         
  • New Beginning Here and Now Performing Arts Center, Inc.         
  • Pen Argyl Athletic & Park Association  
  • Pioneer Band of Allentown       
  • Recordante Recorder Choir       
  • Theater Outlet, Inc.

2006-07

  • Anne Hills  
  • Art Across the River Festival         
  • Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission         
  • Boys and Girls Club of Allentown   
  • Circle of Stones Ritual Theater Department       
  • Community Artists of Bethlehem       
  • Concord Chamber Singers  
  • DARIA       
  • Emmaus Arts Commission       
  • Flutations       
  • Hellertown Enhancement Project         
  • I.E.M. (It Expresses Me) Productions         
  • Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild         
  • Lehigh Valley Writers Academy  
  • Leslie Heffron       
  • Liberty Bell Shrine Museum         
  • Lydia Panas         
  • Macungie Institute – A Community Center 
  • Mock Turtle Marionette Theater       
  • Muhlenberg College Piano Series         
  • MunOpCo Music Festival  
  • New Beginning Here and Now Performing Arts Center  Inc.       
  • Northern Lehigh Future Focus  
  • Pen Argyl Athletic & Park Association    
  • Pioneer Band of Allentown         
  • Recordante Recorder Choir       
  • RiverFusion (An Event Run by Illick’s Mill Partnership)         
  • Southside Film Institute         
  • 1st Annual Nullipare Reading/Jim Thorpe Fringe Festival       
  • Theater Outlet  Inc.       
  • Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley  Inc         
  • Two Part Intervention

2005-06

  • Allentown Music Festivals 
  • Anne Hills 
  • Art Across the River Festival 
  • Bel Canto Children’s Chorus 
  • Boys and Girls Club of Allentown 
  • Carbon County Cultural Project  LLC 
  • Community Music School       
  • Edward Nowak         
  • Emmaus Arts Commission  
  • Flutations  
  • Hellertown Enhancement Project         
  • Historic Bethlehem Partnership       
  • James Carroll         
  • Joseph Hiatt    
  • Kathy Bruce    
  • Last Exit Films         
  • Liberty Bell Shrine Museum        
  • Lydia Panas  
  • Macungie Institute – A Community Center         
  • Marley/Broschak Collaboration       
  • Old Allentown Preservation Association         
  • Pen Argyl Athletic & Park Association        
  • Pioneer Band of Allentown       
  • Recordante Recorder Choir       
  • Shirley Thomas  
  • Southside Film Institute         
  • Two Part Invention         
  • Weissport Improvement Alliance