Grants

Claire leading an accessibility workshop

Claire leading an accessibility workshop

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Access Microfund

Looking for one-time assistance in making your arts event more accessible? The Arts Council’s Access Microfund is a reimbursement program that provides up to $500 to help arts and culture organizations, collaboratives and artists provide accommodations to patrons and artists with disabilities, such as American Sign Language interpretation, audio description, captioning, or materials in alternative formats.

Funding for the Access Microfund comes from the National Endowments for the Arts.

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Allegheny Arts Revival Grant apply by Friday, July 1

Apply by July 1

Allegheny Arts Revival Grant

The Allegheny Arts Revival Grant program supports the recovery of Allegheny County’s arts and culture community by providing $10,000 general operating grants to organizations and $5,000 to individual artists for the creation of new work.

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An image of a smiling Nathan Brooks, a Pittsburgh entrepreneur. He is a young black man standing in the snow, wearing a heather orange beanie and a black t-shirt with his brand "Rebel Bred." The t-shirt includes a print of Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill. He also wears a beige

Nathan Brooks, 2021 Recipient of the CEA Entrepreneur Accelerator Grant with "Rebel Bred" Brand

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Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator

As a creative entrepreneur, you are a leader on the pathway to recovery and increased opportunity in our rapidly changing environment. The Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator grant program provides creative entrepreneurs with small business consulting and up to $2,000 in critical financial resources to grow businesses and revenue.

Funding for the Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator grant program comes from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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An image of many Black dancers, lifting up a dancer in a red leotard and black tights, reaching upwards.

Grant Recipient Hill Dance Academy Theatre, Spring Dance Concert Rehearsal. Photo by CREW Productions LLC

The 2022 application deadline has passed.

Entry to Program Stream Grants

Entry to Program Stream is the PA Council on the Arts (PCA) new pathway to Program Stream funding, which provides ongoing support at a higher average grant amount. Organizations may qualify for Program Stream after consistently receiving funds through Entry to Program Stream, receiving good panel assessments, and fulfilling grant award requirements.

Funding for the Programming Stream grants comes from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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An actor portraying Albert Einstein gestures in a brown suit, with his equations drawn on a chalkboard behind him.

Matt Henderson as Albert Einstein in Prime Stage Theatre's, "Einstein, A Stage Portrait"

The 2022 application deadline has passed.

Program Stream

Have you been recommended to apply for a Program Stream grant? Funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), the Program Stream grant offers ongoing support to arts organizations and arts programs with an established history of PCA support. Once admitted to this funding stream, organizations receive consistent operating support for arts programming.

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Cup with colored pencils. Photo courtesy Steve Johnson

Cup with colored pencils. Photo courtesy Steve Johnson

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Become a Grant Panelist

Every year, the Arts council engages artists, arts managers, and community engagement professionals as grant panelists to select the recipients of our grant programs. We work hard to balance the composition of these panels by artistic discipline, race/ethnicity, ability, arts experience, and gender expression. We welcome you to apply to share your expertise as a grant panelist.

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