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Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The mission of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency, is to strengthen the cult PCA, a PA state agency, established in 1966, accomplishes its mission through a combination of grants to the arts; partnerships and initiatives; technical assistance to partners and applicants; and serving as a resource for arts-related information for state, federal, and local government, the public, other funding entities, the arts field, and other interested organizations and individuals.

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Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission calls for Historical Marker Nominations. Deadline is June 1 to nominate hist...
04/05/2022

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission calls for Historical Marker Nominations. Deadline is June 1 to nominate historic properties, persons, and events of state or national significance. For information, including criteria, the approval process, and resources to assist nominations, visit www.pahistoricalmarkers.com
Photograph from the dedication of The Dixie Hummingbirds Marker in Philadelphia!

TODAY, April 4 at 5:00: FREE Q&A on Freelance Finance for creatives currently receiving or considering freelance income.
04/04/2022

TODAY, April 4 at 5:00: FREE Q&A on Freelance Finance for creatives currently receiving or considering freelance income.

✨🤸🏾‍♀️FREE Art World Learning LIVE Q&A • ‘Freelance Finance with Pamela Capalad and Dyalekt of Brunch & Budget.’ Monday, April 4, 2022 | 5 - 6pm ET. 👈🏾

This Q&A is designed for anyone currently receiving freelance income or hoping to receive freelance income in the future. It’s also open to creatives who are on the fence about whether the hustle of freelance work is for them.

✨✨✨RSVP for FREE via link in bio.✨✨✨

While access to the Live Q&As is FREE, you must subscribe to AWL to view our video content library.

www.artworldlearning.com👈🏾

A subscription to AWL includes full access to a growing list of videos and course materials. Watch the course and then come to the event, ready to have your questions answered or come to see what it's all about before joining.

@brunchandbudget

The 2nd edition of the “Have You Seen My Public Art” map is in the works. Submissions for inclusion are invited. Submit ...
04/01/2022

The 2nd edition of the “Have You Seen My Public Art” map is in the works. Submissions for inclusion are invited. Submit your public art imagery. Deadline: April 30, 2022

Attention, all public artists and organizations! In celebration of Public Art Archive’s Have You Seen My Public Art? Map’s 10th anniversary, we are launching a call for artists to submit their artworks for inclusion in a brand new version of the map!

The second edition of the map will be created using newly submitted public art imagery as an opportunity to increase visibility of a diverse range of public art across the United States. Help us make public art more public by submitting your artwork! The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 p.m. MDT on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

For more details and submission instructions: https://bit.ly/3JsxwJO

03/27/2022

Cheers!

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants - How to Apply and Deadline Details: .About: Each of these grant programs provides one-tim...
03/24/2022
Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants - NYFA

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants - How to Apply and Deadline Details:
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About: Each of these grant programs provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to dance artists in need in the U.S., Tribal Nations, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, and are administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts, with funding from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
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The Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants program provides funding for essential expenses for professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dancers must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in order to apply. Dire financial emergencies include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. Cycle 2 is currently open through April 1, 2022; up to $5,000 may be requested for emergency expenses for up to a three-month period between December 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022.
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More info: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/rauschenberg-dancer-emergency-grants/
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Cycle 12 of the Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program is open through April 5, 2022. These grants of up to $5,000 support direct treatment expenses for medical, dental or mental health emergencies that occurred August 1, 2021 or later, for artists practicing in the visual arts, and film/video/electronic/digital arts and choreography. Please click here for details.
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More info: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/rauschenberg-medical-emergency-grants/
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Additional cycles of each grant program will take later this spring.

This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in order to apply. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION New York Foundation for the Arts (NYF...

Grant Opportunity – Apprenticeships in Traditional Arts!Apprenticeships are grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the ...
03/23/2022

Grant Opportunity – Apprenticeships in Traditional Arts!

Apprenticeships are grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) that support the learning of folk and traditional arts. Each grant award provides funding to support a partnership between a master artist and a qualified apprentice, enabling them to work together for in-depth learning that encompasses the acquisition of techniques and artistry. Apprenticeships are offered annually in both performing and craft traditions. The application deadline for the 2022/2023 program period is Monday, April 18, 2022. Grant program guidelines and application can be found on the PCA website via the following link -> https://www.arts.pa.gov/WHAT%20WE%20DO/FUNDING/apply-for-a-grant/Folk-Art-Apprenticeships/Pages/default.aspx#.VS6rd6PD-Uk

Art that Heals: Reflections on the Pandemic. Part of a research study at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public H...
03/20/2022
Can art heal? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Art that Heals: Reflections on the Pandemic. Part of a research study at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Health & Wellness section.

Pitt researchers are studying the impact of art on mental health in the pandemic

03/17/2022
ARC's POWER Initiative Awards ~$21M to Coal Communities

We're excited to announce that the PCA is a recipient in the Appalachian Regional Commission's current round of POWER Initiative grants!
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In partnership with Bridgeway Capital, the PCA will use its POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) grant to further our investment in the Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator (CEA) Program in coal-impacted counties in Appalachian Pennsylvania.
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Read the full grant announcement: https://www.arc.gov/news/appalachian-regional-commission-awards-nearly-21-million-to-revitalize-the-regions-coal-impacted-communities/
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Read the list of grantee project descriptions:https://www.arc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/POWER-2022-Award-Summaries-March-2022.pdf
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Learn more about PCA's CEA Program: https://www.arts.pa.gov/WHAT%20WE%20DO/FUNDING/apply-for-a-grant/PPA-Program-Stream/Pages/Creative-Entrepreneur-Accelerator-Program.aspx

03/14/2022
Announcing the 2022 PA Poetry Out Loud State Champion

Poetry Out Loud (POL) is one of PCA's favorite traditions of the year. This year, we bring you a video from Karl Blischke, PCA's executive director, to announce the 2022 PA Poetry Out Loud state champion and runner-up.
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Three cheers for our state champion, ****Mario Grugan**** who is a senior at Tyrone Area School District, and runner-up **Julia Wirths** who is a junior at DuBois Area School District! We are proud of and excited for you both.
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Kudos and high fives to all 13 regional finalists, and to the 4,217 PA high school students who participated in this year’s competition, with the help and support of 304 teachers/coaches in 86 schools across Pennsylvania.
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About POL: Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. The contest is facilitated through PCA, working with regional partner organizations.
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To learn more about POL, visit poetryoutloud.org
#iampoetryoutloud

We're excited for the launch of a new podcast that aims to shine a light on the power of creativity in PA Communities. ....
03/07/2022

We're excited for the launch of a new podcast that aims to shine a light on the power of creativity in PA Communities.
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Prism is brought to you by our friends at Keystone Edge and made possible through PCA support. We can't wait for you to give it a listen!
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You can find Episode 1 here: https://www.keystoneedge.com/2022/03/02/prism-episode-1-nobody-crowds-you-and-nobody-goes-it-alone/
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Episode 1 description: "In our first episode of Prism, we spoke with Hannah Harley of Indiana, PA and Erin Ninehouser of Ambridge, PA in Beaver County, western Pennsylvania. These two women have committed themselves to creative pursuits outside of resource-rich and art-dense cities, and they’re happier and more fulfilled for it. The lesson is clear: In a small place, you can have a huge impact."
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Follow the entire Prism series here: https://www.keystoneedge.com/podcast/prism/ or on Apple and Spotify.

FREE WEBINAR:The Arts and Local American Rescue Plan FundingMarch 3, 2022, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST.DESCRIPTION:Join the Pen...
02/28/2022

FREE WEBINAR:
The Arts and Local American Rescue Plan Funding
March 3, 2022, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST
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DESCRIPTION:
Join the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and special guests for an overview of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and a discussion about positioning the arts to local government as a key partner in recovery. A Q&A period will be included.
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Widely referred to as a once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunity, ARPA was designed to support communities through recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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With Pennsylvania’s counties and municipalities planning for how these funds will be allocated, it is important that the arts are included in the development and funding of recovery strategies.
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This event will be recorded.
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Featured Speakers:
-- Silas Chamberlin, Vice President, Economic & Community Development, York County Economic Alliance

-- Marc Folk, President & CEO, the Arts Commission, Toledo, Ohio
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To register: https://forms.office.com/g/DiNBrfQX0m

Great to get to see, up close, fantastic work being done by Pittsburgh's Hill Community Development Corporation!. This w...
02/25/2022

Great to get to see, up close, fantastic work being done by Pittsburgh's Hill Community Development Corporation!
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This week PCA staff, Karl Blischke (second from right) and Sarah Merritt (second from left), had the chance to join PCA Council member Emmai Alaquiva (far right), Hill CDC Senior Fund Development Officer Donna Bour (far left), and Hill CDC President and CEO Marimba Milliones (third from left) for a tour of the New Grenada Square project site, which is supported, in part, by PCA's Creative Communities Initiative.
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Learn more about the New Grenada Square project:
https://www.hilldistrict.org/newgranadasquare
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Learn more about PCA's Creative Communities Initiative: https://www.arts.pa.gov/Pages/Creative-Communities.aspx
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Image description: Four adults stand close together, smiling at the camera. A cloudy sky stretches above them; a portion of the city of Pittsburgh stretches behind them, in the background.
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#creativeplacekeeping #artsbasedstrategies

The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Creative Placemaking Summit is hybrid. Online Participants will have access to 20+ sessio...
02/24/2022

The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Creative Placemaking Summit is hybrid. Online Participants will have access to 20+ sessions. Use discount code WG20 for 20% off thru March 1st.

Important SVOG updates: look for email on final budget action itemsin your portal, update on pending 2.0 reconsideration...
02/23/2022
Important SBA Update Applicable Only to SVOG Grantees | Arts ActionFund

Important SVOG updates: look for email on final budget action itemsin your portal, update on pending 2.0 reconsiderations, AND for those who did not qualify for Supplemental Grants, SBA will SOON unveil a new opportunity to re-qualify.

Date of News Item Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Body If you did not receive this e-blast and would like to receive updates like this in the future, JOIN NOW! New SVOG Cost Compliance FAQ Cast Your 2022 Arts Policy Vote Office Hours with Nina ATTN: Arts Action Fund Members with Shuttered Venue Operato...

Call for Entries. Art of the State. ♥️
02/19/2022

Call for Entries. Art of the State. ♥️

Attention #Pennsylvania artists and craftspeople! Call for Entries for the 55th "Art of the State" is now open.

Visit http://statemuseumpa.org/artofthestate/ for details on how to apply! #seepaart

"Art of the State" is presented by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation, the exhibition will offer cash awards for selected entries in the categories of Painting, Work on Paper, Photography & Digital Media, Sculpture and Craft.

Supported in part by the PA Council on the Arts, Tools of the Trades - Presented by CraftNOW and NextFab is a digital co...
02/18/2022

Supported in part by the PA Council on the Arts, Tools of the Trades - Presented by CraftNOW and NextFab is a digital conference focused on connecting artisans to business resources in Philadelphia and beyond.

Get your tickets for digital sessions and in-person networking events, and explore scholarship opportunities here: https://bit.ly/3GVJUQr

CraftNOW and NextFab are offering scholarships for Philly students and craft apprentices to attend the inaugural Tools of the Trades conference!

Fill out a quick application for your chance to forge lasting connections, learn from leading experts in the modern craft economy, and discover resources available to creative entrepreneurs.The deadline for applications is March 11.

Follow the link to fill out your application today: https://bit.ly/3GVJUQr

If you missed the Murals on a Mission webinar today, you're in luck - here's the recording: https://drive.google.com/fil...
02/11/2022

If you missed the Murals on a Mission webinar today, you're in luck - here's the recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OBzGhXVJclD4YWlWNO5nvY5VLEBYHQxI/view

Great discussion by the project partners!

Webinar description: Join community partners from Rivers of Steel, Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County, and Olde Towne Overhaul to hear about the Murals on a Mission project and to learn how the team established a vision and framework to create a successful model for creative placemaking. Pennsylvania Council on the Arts staff members will share information on possible resources and opportunities for communities interested in developing and growing creative placemaking initiatives.

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