Over $42,000 Awarded through PA Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grants

October 23, 2018 Kelley Gibson News 0 Comments

Photo of PPA Project Stream Grant Recipients at check presentation ceremony during AppleFest in Chambersburg October 20th. BACK ROW, from left to right: Sam Thrush, Downtown Chambersburg Inc., Kelly Kozlowski, Chambersburg Community Theatre, Franklin County Commissioner Robert Thomas, Ben Jones, Gettysburg Brass Band Festival, and Jef Savage, Discover Dance Works. FRONT ROW, from left to right: Bill Cromwell, WWCF 88.7, Megan Mizanty, Anne Finucane, The Foundry, Mary Ashe-Mahr, Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies, PPA Partner Jennifer Glassmyer, Cultural Alliance of York County, Nancy Walker, and Rachel Nichols, the Conococheague Institute.

The Cultural Alliance of York County, as the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) partner for York, Adams, Franklin, and Fulton Counties, awarded 28 PPA project stream grants for arts-related projects occurring in 2018-2019, totaling $42,532 in funding.  Organizations receiving project stream grants are as follows:


Adams County

Cross Keys Village received funding for an intergenerational program and instrument workshop with global performers Simple Gifts.

The Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice received a grant to support the annual Adams County Heritage Festival.

The Gettysburg Community Theatre received funding for the Penguin Project program.

The Gettysburg Brass Band Festival was awarded a grant to support the 2019 festival.

The Lancers Senior Drum & Bugle Corps received a grant for their 2018-2019 performances.


Franklin County

Chambersburg Community Theatre received funds to produce their 2019 season at the Capitol Theatre.

The Conococheague Institute for the Study of Cultural Heritage was awarded a grant for their one-day music and heritage festival.

William Cromwell was awarded a grant to support the classical music radio show, The Third Floor on public radio station WWCF 88.7 FM McConnellsburg.

Discover Dance Works received funding for free public performances on Armistice Day celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I and to honor all past and currently serving Military and Support Personnel through performing arts.

Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies received funds to host the Cumberland Valley Pottery Festival.

The Foundry arts cooperative in downtown Chambersburg received a grant to fund interactive, free large-scale community art projects at Apple Fest, IceFest, and Old Market Day festivals in 2018/2019.

Dance artist Megan Mizanty received funding for a live dance performance inspired by prime-time crime dramas in contemporary American culture.

Fiber artist Nancy Walker was awarded a grant to fund a hands-on quilting skills workshop at Fendrick Library to give students a complete immersion into the art, history and social aspects of the art of quilt making.

Second Friday Coffee House music series received funding for a four-part project with the folk/world music duo Simple Gifts in Spring, 2019 at various community locations in Chambersburg.


Fulton County

McConnellsburg High School received funds to host a musical theatre experience for students in 7th-12th grade.

Warfordsburg Senior Citizens Club received funding for ukulele lessons and a concert with the folk/world music duo Simple Gifts in Spring, 2019 at their senior center.


York County

Animal Advocates of South Central PA received a grant for live musical performance during the first ever York Harvest VegFest.

Creative York received funding to host intergenerational art classes at Crispus Attucks Senior Center with students from Crispus Attucks Charter School.

The Dillsburg Arts Council received funding to host public series of cultural programs in their Dillsburg facility.

Jessica and Friends were awarded a grant to host a community concert of the Hosanna Ringers Bell Choir, comprised of 10 adults each having intellectual disabilities on March 29, 2019.

The Penn-Mar Irish Festival was awarded a grant to add a Celtic Cultural Tent to their festival activities.

RafikiAfrica received a grant to fund an African Festival in Summer, 2019 in York.

SpiriTrust Lutheran received funding to host a concert of the York Symphony Chorus for seniors from elder care facilities throughout York County.

The White Rose Chorus received funding to produce their annual show at Dreamwrights Center for Community Arts.

The Unforgettable Big Band received funds to host “Big Band Christmas Spectacular” at the Belmont Theatre.

York City Special Events received funds to add a large-scale interactive community mural activity to the 2019 Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival.

The York County History Center was awarded a grant for a History Maker Sessions Series open to families and school-age children throughout the summer of 2019.

The York Junior Symphony Orchestra was awarded a grant for their Fall, 2018 and Spring, 2019 concerts.

Y.O.U.T.H. Program, Inc./Teaching Museum for the Fiber Arts and Textiles received funding for three open-house events and demonstrations highlighting the fiber arts.


The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream grants provide opportunities for arts organizations, individual artists and community-based groups to apply for up to $2,500 in funding to support performances, exhibitions and other arts projects that are presented to the public. The Cultural Alliance administers the program in Adams, Fulton, Franklin, and York Counties.

These grants are administered by the Cultural Alliance of York County, but are funded by the taxpayers of the Commonwealth through the PA Council on the Arts.  These grants expand CAYC’s mission to support the creative community.

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign supports eight partner agencies that are essential to our cultural core and funds the Creative Impact Award grants that bring arts and culture to life in York County. Since its inception, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign has granted $8 million cash and more than $2 million in-kind support.

For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at www.culturalyork.org, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Twitter.

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