PPA Project Stream’s Grant Recipients from the lehigh valley

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, to re-grant state funds (tax-payer dollars!) in Carbon, Lehigh, and Northampton counties and help support community-impacting arts activities.

Grants have been given to producers of various types of festivals, film series, musical series, accessible experiences for children and seniors, and visual arts projects. Below are the complete lists, by year, of every PPA Project Stream grant recipient from the Lehigh Valley.

2019-20

  • Adriana Santos
  • Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association
  • Bethlehem Area School District
  • Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission
  • Borough of Emmaus
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Cleveland Wall
  • Easton Book Festival
  • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Writer’s Group
  • interlace Cultural Y Desarrollo Integral De Lehigh Valley
  • JCC of the Lehigh Valley
  • Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
  • Lehigh Art Alliance
  • Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers Inc.
  • Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange
  • Mikayla’s Voice
  • Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center Inc.
  • Nigerian International Association of Pennsylvania
  • Nora Suggs
  • Penn State Lehigh Valley
  • Puetrorrican Culutre Preservation, Inc.
  • Sarah Carlson
  • Saucon Valley Conservancy
  • Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation
  • Waldheim Park
  • YWCA Bethlehem

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Descriptions List


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

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