Community Partnerships RC&D's cultural programs include being the local regional partner for the PA Partners in the Arts program; serving as a regional support center and documenting traditions for Folk Art PA; and being a catalyst and supporter of a number of exciting and innovative arts initiatives in the region.
As a partner in the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) program, Community Partnerships RC&D administers the program locally in Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union Counties. This funding opportunity provides grants to eligible organizations or individuals to conduct community arts projects. Attention: Artists, Musicians, Festival organizers, etc. PPA Project Stream applications are due in June annually with guidelines released in the Spring.
If you have any questions about the application process, please call Kiernan Schalk at (717) 248-4901, ext. 303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of Past Funded Applicants/Projects:
Susquehanna University High School Wind Ensemble Institute
Snyder County Libraries
Christkindl Market of Mifflinburg, Inc.
West Branch Arts Consortium
Thomas Seay, Muralist in Danville
Delaware Valley Arts Consortium
RiverStage Community Theatre
Shikellamy School District
West Perry School District
Juergen Seefeldt, Mifflinburg Oktoberfest
Fayette Area Lions Den Inc.
George Orthey, Mini-Mountain Laurel Concert Series
Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanities
The Campus Theatre
Mifflin Juniata Arts Council
Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library
Karen Lee Miller-Newman, Recycled Art
Susquehanna University Institute For Lifelong Learning
Borough of Mifflinburg
National Historic Theater
Danville Business Alliance, fiscal sponsor of Danville Arts Council
Lewisburg Arts Council
Buffalo Valley Singers
Susquehanna University Kids' College
Goose Day Fun Fest Committee
Mifflinburg Heritage & Revitalization Association Inc.
Mifflin County Library
The Improved MIlton Experience
•Eligible projects must be arts activities conducted for the benefit of the public (for profit organizations are ineligible); take place in the PPA Partner's service region, and have a public component •Nonprofit organizations that have nonprofit 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service •Emerging organizations, including those that have applied for but haven’t yet received 501(c)(3) status •Community-based organizations, entities of local government, and churches/faith-based organizations that present arts activities to promote artistic enrichment and appreciation for local residents •Individual artists or consortia of artists who present arts activities to promote artistic enrichment and appreciation to residents of local communities •Must be 18 years old or older
PPA: •Partnership between Community Partnerships RC&D and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) •Partnerships between local organizations and the PCA operate in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania •PPA re-grants funds to support a wide variety of local and community arts activities- vital to local economy and culture •PPA makes arts programs available to communities underserved in the past by state arts funding •Encourages local decision making in spending of state arts funding •Increases awareness and advocacy for government support of the arts at the local and state levels •PPA Project Stream applicants may not apply to the following grant programs for the same grant period: PPA Program Stream, PCA AOAP Track; or PCA Entry Track
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