PA Partners in the Arts
Each year individual artists, community groups and nonprofit organizations can apply for grant funding of up to $2,500 to help them produce an arts project with high community impact through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream.
The Arts Council presents grant awards to the region’s new PPA Project Stream recipients at a public reception titled, ArtsCOUNT. Scroll down for some history of the awards presentation.
ArtsCOUNT is a celebration of the essential public and private partnerships that fuel the arts! Designed primarily as an arts advocacy rally, this special event seeks to engage business and foundation leaders, elected officials, and the wide range of arts patrons, arts practitioners, and arts organizations in the region.
This arts rally is held every October during National Arts & Humanities month, and also serves as a reception for our membership and a public award ceremony to acknowledge the Lehigh Valley’s new grantees of PPA Project Stream funding.
- On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, we held our 15th ArtsCOUNT at the Sigal Museum in Easton, PA.
- This year, there were 28 PPA Project Stream grant recipients from the Lehigh Valley. Click here for a list of the 2019-20 grant recipients.
PBS39 Video Report of ArtsCOUNT 2019
On October 16, 2018, the scene was set for a celebration that would elevate spirits, high atop the eighth floor of the black tower in the Butz Corporate Center. Guests were able to admire a panoramic view of the Lehigh Valley as they gathered together to be recognized.
This year, there were 33 PPA Project Stream grant recipients from the Lehigh Valley. Click here for a list of the 2018-19 grant recipients.
|11/1/18 – “LV Arts Council disburses grants to fund 33 projects” by Stephen Althouse, Lehigh Valley Press.|
On October 18, 2017 the gears were in motion for an historic celebration at the National Museum of Industrial History. Attendees had the opportunity to rally for the arts and take in the interactive exhibits around every corner of the new museum.
There were 26 PPA Project Stream grant recipients this year in the Lehigh Valley. Click here for a list of 2017-18 grant recipients.
On October 19, 2016 we rallied together at Smooth-On, Inc. in Macungie, PA. Guests had the opportunity to tour the impressive manufacturing facility, take part in mold-making, and receive professional quality scrapes, scars, and scabs (makeup).
There were 22 PPA Project Stream grant recipients this year in the Lehigh Valley. Click here for a list of 2016-17 grant recipients.
Click here for more photos from the event.