Project Stream


impact your community with a New arts ACTIVITY every year

In the Lehigh Valley, the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream is a grant opportunity drawing nearly 50 submissions every year.

The PPA Project Stream is a statewide arts grant opportunity. Through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council administers the program in Carbon, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties.

Designed as an annual opportunity, applicants may apply to the PPA Project Stream for a grant up to $2,500 to help them produce an innovative, community-based arts activity. Reaching underserved communities is a major goal of the grant opportunity. Only third year grant recipients are required to match a grant award.

Who can apply?

Individuals, community groups, and nonprofit organizations. You do not need to be a 501c3 organization to apply. Also, this is not a fellowship grant or designed to solely promote any individual artist’s work.

28 Project Stream grants were awarded last year.

See Previous Grantees


Summer and Fall – Information sessions and workshops are held

October 20 – Applications are due

Early December – Panels are held

January – Applicants are notified of funding decision

If you have questions about this grant opportunity please contact Community Engagement Manager, Zach Kleemeyer.

Guidelines & More

APPLY: Electronic Single Application (ESA)

REVIEW: PCA Eligibility & Application Details

REVIEW: 2019-20 PPA Project Stream Guidelines

REVIEW: PCA Acknowledgement Statement & Logo Requirements

REVIEW: PPA Project Stream Overview (Prezi)