Arts Council Opens Applications Today for Two State Grant Programs for Arts Organizations

Pittsburgh—November 29, 2021– Two grant programs open today for arts organizations that provide ongoing public art programs in Pennsylvania. The state funds are regranted by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council for applicants in Allegheny, Beaver, Greene and Washington counties on behalf of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA).

New applicants can apply for the Entry to Program Stream grant program, which provides $2,000 in ongoing, unrestricted funds to nonprofits, schools and units of government with an annual revenue of less than $200,000. The Program Stream grant program is the second track for organizations to gain funding of $3,000. Applicants must be invited to apply to the Program Stream track by the Arts Council or the PCA based on a consistent application and grant history.

"These grant programs offered by the PA Council on the Arts provide ongoing funding to smaller nonprofits and organizations that are creating ongoing arts programming for their communities," said Mitch Swain, CEO of the Arts Council. "As the PPA Partner for our region, the Arts Council is happy to support these grant programs annually."

Both grants support programs occurring from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023. Entry to Program Stream applications are due February 15, 2022. Program Stream applications are due January 18, 2022.

These grant programs are funded annually statewide by the PCA, a state agency under the Office of the Governor, and administered regionally by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), PCA's statewide network of re-granting partners. The Arts Council is the PPA Partner for Allegheny, Beaver, Greene and Washington counties.

Eligible applicants may apply to each program by visiting the Arts Council's website at