Creative Sector Flex Fund

Previously known as Entry to Program Stream and Program Stream, the new Creative Sector Flex Fund provides $5,000 grants to arts organizations.

Opening this spring, the Creative Sector Flex Fund is a new grant program of the PA Council for the Arts for the 2023-2024 grant year. The fund is designed to address the changing needs of dynamic PA arts organizations with average annual revenue between $10,000 - $200,000.

This grant program incorporates the current needs of the field by offering grantees the flexibility to use $5,000 grants in ways that ensure the most significant impact for their organizations and communities. Eligible uses of funds are flexible, including the support of applicants’ administrative, programmatic, and project-related expenses.

The Arts Council will administer this grant on behalf of the PCA for Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, and Washington counties. Check back in February for more details. Applications will begin to open in the summer of 2023.

Grant Guidelines

Retiring Program Stream and Entry to Program Stream Grant Programs

The PCA has retired the Entry to Program Stream and Program Stream grant programs. The decision to retire these programs resulted from the PCA’s consideration of conversations, feedback, observations, insights, research, and data review with state and industry leaders, panelists, grantees, and community members. The goal of this retirement is to enable the PCA to provide a funding avenue that better aligns with industry trends and the goals of their strategic plan.

For Current PPA Entry to Program and Program Stream Grantees

Please know that your organization’s 2022-2023 Entry to Program Stream or Program Stream grant will not be impacted by this change. Please continue to communicate with us regarding final report due dates and procedures.

If you have questions about the Creative Sector Flex Fund or changes to the PCA grant programs, please email Mia Hooper, director of development and grantmaking, or call 412-391-2060 ext. 222.

The Arts Council is administering this grant on behalf of the PCA for Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, and Washington counties.

Header image: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings at Prime Stage Theatre.