York Artist Relief Fund

The Cultural Alliance York Artist Relief Fund will award grants of up to $500 to individual artists who live in York County whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

The York County Artist Relief Fund will be open on a rolling basis and will replace the Artist Professional Development Grant for the rest of 2020 (3rd and 4th Quarter). The Artist Professional Development Grant will reopen for applications in November, 2020 for projects beginning in January, 2021.

Artist Professional Development Grant applications that were already submitted after March 6, 2020 will be considered for funding when the grant re-opens. Artists who recently applied for the 2nd Quarter Professional Development grant that closed on March 6, 2020 and did not receive a grant can apply for the York Artists Relief Fund.

Artist Professional Development Grants

Artist Opportunity Grants serve to provide support for artists looking to elevate their art practice and career.  They will be awarded quarterly to individual artists based on: the uniqueness of proposed activity from other experiences the artist has had, evidence the proposed activity will move the artists career forward, and is timely, meaning the artists is in a prime position to benefit from the opportunity.  Artists can apply for up to $2,500 from these quarterly grants, and are eligible to receive funding once per year.

2020 Professional Development Grants for 3rd and 4th quarter have been suspended to fund emergency relief grants for artists. The Artist Professional Development Grant process will resume in 2021.

Previous Grant Awardees

Grant Acknowledgment Guidelines

Artist Innovator Awards

The Artist Innovator Awards will recognize the high quality and value of working artists in York County.  One artist working in any medium will be awarded with a $10,000 prize, solely based on their outstanding quality of work, as portrayed on their York365 profile.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, only one, $10,000 prize will be awarded in fall of 2020.

Arts in Education

The Arts in Education program, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, promotes learning in and through the arts in throughout Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York counties. Schools, community organizations and senior centers are invited to collaborate with highly trained teaching artists to custom-design learning experiences for their site.