Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is a state funding initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) designed to widen the circle of funding opportunities in support of arts activities throughout the Commonwealth by reaching every county in the state.
The Lehigh Valley Arts Council celebrates its 9th year as the PCA’s regional partner of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts by regranting state funds to applicants in Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton counties. The grant application and award process is locally administered by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council staff, who convene advisory panels from the local cultural community to review the applications according to guidelines provided by the PCA.
For eligibility information about PPA grant programs,
. The Project Stream is open to individual artists and community groups who apply for support of an arts-related project with strong public impact. Twenty-four 2013-2014 PPA Projects are reaching a wide range of constituents, from young children to senior citizens, and these activities engage audiences through exhibitions, concerts, workshops, and performances.
. To apply for the 2014-2015 Project Stream, grant applicants are encouraged to attend one of the Arts Council's May planning workshops to review the state guidelines and learn the best practices for completing the application. Attendence is free but registration is required. Include your name and/or organization, location, and a brief description of your project.
. The Program Stream offers ongoing organizational support to nonprofit arts programs with an established history of PCA project support. Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, as a partnership initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, permits applicants only by invitation. Click to view the 16 deserving organizations awarded these funds in our region for 2014-2015 and link to their websites. For information,
ARTS COUNT is our annual Arts Advocacy Rally and Awards Celebration for the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts. The 2013 event was hosted October 9th by Martin Guitar, Inc. at their facilities in Nazareth and recognized the 24 Project Stream Award winners as well as the Program Stream recipients of PPA grants. Through the PPA, Lehigh Valley Arts Council has re-granted more than $20,000 in state awards to 24 projects and 14 programs this year.
Click to revisit the 2013 Arts Count event at Martin Guitar in Nazareth.
Click to revisit the 2012 - 2013 Season and photos of
the festive Arts Count event at Nurture Nature Center in Easton.