PA Partners in the 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 and take place between a designated time period. The Cultural Alliance supports 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.

PPA Project Stream Information

2020-2021 PPA Project Stream Grants will open September 8, 2020 for arts-based projects happening between January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021.  The deadline to apply online is October 20, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Click below for previous years guidelines.

ATTN: Starting with the 2020-2021 state fiscal year, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) will be adjusting the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream activity period from September 1st through August 31st to a calendar year (January 1st through December 31st). This adjustment is being made in order to better support the PPA Partners by aligning the funding cycle with typical fund distribution from the PCA.

The annual deadline for Project Stream applications will be October 20th. Panel meetings will take place during the first few weeks of December. Funds will be distributed at the beginning of the calendar year by the PPA Partners.

Funding for eligible ongoing programs and activities will continue during the fall of 2020 through Program Stream.

Guidelines Available:         Monday, August 31, 2020

Application Opens:             Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Deadline to Apply:              Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Review Panels:                    Monday, Nov. 30 – Friday, Dec. 18, 2020

Current Grantees, click here for instructions on how to acknowledge your PPA funding

Click here for PPA Project Stream Online Application System.

Click here to find your zip+four for eGrant applications.

To find your congressional representative codes, click here.

PPA Program Stream Information

2020-2021 PPA Program Stream Grants will open December 2, 2019 for arts-based organizations who have recieved Project Stream Grants for consecutive years, and have been invited to move into the PPA Program Steam, between January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.  The deadline to apply online is January 15, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

Application Website Opens:         Monday, December 2, 2019

Deadline:             Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Online Panels:   March & April 2020

Grants Announced:       After budget is passed (July)

As our region’s PPA partner, the Cultural Alliance is here to help you through the grant process.  If you have any questions or would like a phone or in-person walk-through of the project stream grant, email Jennifer Glassmyer or call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255 to schedule. You can also call the PPA help hotline at 1-800-379-7448

PPA Partners focus on making arts programs available to every Commonwealth resident, with a focus on previously under-served communities and regions in Pennsylvania.  All projects must be publicized and open to the general public.

2020-2021 Program Stream Interim Guidelines

2020-2021 Program Stream Full Guidelines

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