The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA)

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is a partnership between local organizations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). Operating in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, PPA re-grants funds to support a wide variety of local and community arts activities. Since its creation in 1996, PPA has demonstrated enormous success in achieving the PCA’s mission: to strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Pennsylvania’s communities through the arts by providing thousands of artistic activities, arts services and arts programming within the Commonwealth of PA.

aie NEPA is a regional partner agency of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Through the Partners in the Arts program, the aie NEPA with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to evaluate proposals and distribute grant awards for projects or programs involving artists throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties.

This program enables the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to reach a wider audience by increasing access to funds for organizations and artists across the state, thereby increasing statewide audience exposure to arts activities.

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grants are divided into two categories:

Project Stream

Arts-related and community-based non-profit organizations or individual artists conducting arts programming open to the community are eligible for Project Stream grants and are encouraged to apply. Funded projects reach a wide range of arts constituents and include art events, exhibitions, concerts, films, performances, and festivals, to name a few. Awards, not to exceed $2,500, will be made through a local decision-making process.

Program Stream

Program Stream grants offer ongoing organizational support to non-profit arts programs with an established history of PPA Project Stream support. Participation in Program Stream is by invitation only.

Important Resources for Grantees: