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 is entering its 10th 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,
details about the grant application process, or interest in future consideration to serve as a grants review panelist, contact Marilyn J. Roberts, PPA Coordinator, at email@example.com. Free PPA grant workshops for anyone considering an application will be scheduled in April and May.
. The Project Stream is open to individual artists and community groups who apply for support of an arts-related project with strong public impact. PPA Projects in our 2013-2014 project cycle are reaching a wide range of constituents, from young children to senior citizens, and engaging audiences through exhibitions, concerts, films, workshops, and performances. The 2014-2015 grants cycle has resulted in 28 PPA Projects to take place between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015 in our three counties.
Click to see the 2014 - 2015 Project Stream recipients.
. 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. Our last celebration, Arts Count 2014, was held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 and hosted by Capital BLUE at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley.
Arts Count 2014 at Capital Blue in Saucon Valley
Arts Count 2013 at Martin Guitar in Nazareth
PPA Project Archive of previous award events