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 cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Pennsylvania’s communities through the arts.
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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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Help us cheer on Taha this Sunday! Beginning at noon EST, this Sunday, May 2, PA's 2021 Poetry Out Loud (POL) champion, ...
04/30/2021

Help us cheer on Taha this Sunday!
Beginning at noon EST, this Sunday, May 2, PA's 2021 Poetry Out Loud (POL) champion, Taha Vahanvaty, will compete in the 2021 virtual National POL Semifinals at arts.gov/poetry-out-loud.

If Taha advances, he will compete in the National Finals on May 27. Taha, who has a fantastic recitation style, is senior from the Stroudsburg Area School District in Monroe County.

Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine, Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. The contest is facilitated through the PCA, working with regional partner organizations. High school students memorize and present poems, practicing public speaking skills while exploring the complexity of poetry.

#iampoetryoutloud #pol21

Help us cheer on Taha this Sunday!
Beginning at noon EST, this Sunday, May 2, PA's 2021 Poetry Out Loud (POL) champion, Taha Vahanvaty, will compete in the 2021 virtual National POL Semifinals at arts.gov/poetry-out-loud.

If Taha advances, he will compete in the National Finals on May 27. Taha, who has a fantastic recitation style, is senior from the Stroudsburg Area School District in Monroe County.

Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine, Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. The contest is facilitated through the PCA, working with regional partner organizations. High school students memorize and present poems, practicing public speaking skills while exploring the complexity of poetry.

#iampoetryoutloud #pol21

Great opportunity available for PA creative entrepreneurs through Bucknell SBDC and Perry County Council of the Arts's #...
04/27/2021

Great opportunity available for PA creative entrepreneurs through Bucknell SBDC and Perry County Council of the Arts's #BreakingBrand series, from noon -1 p.m. EST on Tuesdays, from MAY 4 - JUNE 1.

Led by #PA artist #entrepreneurs and #creatives, these virtual sessions are designed to help small business owners 1. understand, 2. design, 3. energize, 4. communicate, and 5. strengthen their brands!

Learn more and SIGN UP TODAY at www.bucknell.edu/sbdcevents.
#PerryCountyArtsPA #BucknellSBDC #BreakingBrand #smallbusinesses #professionaldevelopment

Bucknell SBDC and PCCA's #BreakingBrand series RETURNS this #MayTheFourth and runs for 5 consecutive Tuesdays, 12-1 PM, from MAY 4 - JUNE 1.

Led by #PA artist #entrepreneurs and #creatives, the virtual sessions are designed to help small business owners 1. understand, 2. design, 3. energize, 4. communicate, and 5. strengthen their brands!

Learn more and SIGN UP TODAY at www.bucknell.edu/sbdcevents.

#PerryCountyArtsPA #BucknellSBDC #BreakingBrand #smallbusinesses #professionaldevelopment

04/24/2021

SVOG UPDATE #2

UPCOMING EVENT: (Virtual) Live Event Career Exploration - May 10-14 (register by May 5 via the link below), hosted by Ro...
04/16/2021

UPCOMING EVENT:
(Virtual) Live Event Career Exploration - May 10-14 (register by May 5 via the link below), hosted by Rock Lititz, Lancaster County STEM Alliance, and Music For Everyone
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ABOUT: Do you know a determined arts student (in either
theatre or fine arts)? Or, maybe, an AP STEM student with an interest in unconventional job opportunities? What about a
dedicated vocational student who thinks outside of the box?
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Register by May 5 here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LiveEventDayVirtual21

UPCOMING EVENT:
(Virtual) Live Event Career Exploration - May 10-14 (register by May 5 via the link below), hosted by Rock Lititz, Lancaster County STEM Alliance, and Music For Everyone
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ABOUT: Do you know a determined arts student (in either
theatre or fine arts)? Or, maybe, an AP STEM student with an interest in unconventional job opportunities? What about a
dedicated vocational student who thinks outside of the box?
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Register by May 5 here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LiveEventDayVirtual21

What matters most in your community? Here’s a great opportunity to seek and foster it through connection. Well worth che...
04/15/2021
Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Community Heart & Soul Announce New Grant Opportunity for PA-Based Communities

What matters most in your community? Here’s a great opportunity to seek and foster it through connection. Well worth checking out the PHC’s webpage for details.

Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) and Community Heart & Soul, a Vermont-based nonprofit organization, today announced the Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program to help PA small cities, townships and boroughs implement the Community Heart & Soul model.

Three part series starts Thursday! Guild membership not required. Sliding scale pricing. Cheers National Guild for Commu...
04/13/2021
Thriving Better Together: Creative Aging & Resilience

Three part series starts Thursday! Guild membership not required. Sliding scale pricing. Cheers National Guild for Community Arts Education and Aroha Foundation!

By 2030, one in five Americans will be 65+. And yet, older adults only comprise 7% of the students served by community arts education today.

The National Endowment for the Humanities just released their ARP funding details, which includes two program opportunit...
04/07/2021
NEH Offers ARP Relief Funding for Economic Recovery for Cultural and Educational Institutions

The National Endowment for the Humanities just released their ARP funding details, which includes two program opportunities through which eligible organizations may seek funding. We encourage you to read more about these opportunities, as your cultural organization may be eligible!
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Complete information is available here: https://www.neh.gov/program/american-rescue-plan-humanities-organizations?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery Questions about this grant program should be directed to [email protected].
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Deadline to apply May 14, 2021

Press Release NEH Offers ARP Relief Funding for Economic Recovery for Cultural and Educational Institutions Two new American Rescue Plan grant programs will provide emergency relief to humanities organizations and professionals affected by the pandemic Photo caption NEH/Andrea Heiss TwitterFacebook....

Reminder: the monthly, free, statewide arts marketing call is happening Thurs., April 8 at 3 p.m. EST! | Topic: Email Ma...
04/06/2021
Arts U: Monthly Pennsylvania Statewide Training Calls

Reminder: the monthly, free, statewide arts marketing call is happening Thurs., April 8 at 3 p.m. EST! | Topic: Email Marketing
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Description: Join email marketing expert, Kirk Bentley, to learn how to maximize your effort with email to communicate both your marketing and customer service message. You’ll see examples, get inspired by other arts organizations, talk segmentation and cadence and have time for all your questions. Learn how to make the most of your email marketing efforts when gearing up for reopening your venue.

If you're not already, register for the April training call here: https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/pa-training-calls

To register and view the replay of the March Statewide Training Call, go here: https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/pa-training-calls. The session "Engaging Audiences During and After COVID-19,” Sara Leonard led participants through current data on audiences, how audience expectations shifted and clarified during 2020, and the factors influencing audiences’ return to arts organizations.

Feel free to share these training opportunities with colleagues and invite your network!
View this on Basecamp

These are monthly calls to gather Pennsylvania-based arts and culture organizations. Participants will receive agenda items and topics at least a week in advance of the scheduled call. You may register for the entire series of calls or for individual sessions below. For questions, please contact Jer...

Reminder: the monthly, free, statewide arts marketing call is happening Thurs., April 8 at 3 p.m. EST! | Topic: Email Ma...
04/06/2021
Arts U: Monthly Pennsylvania Statewide Training Calls

Reminder: the monthly, free, statewide arts marketing call is happening Thurs., April 8 at 3 p.m. EST! | Topic: Email Marketing
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Description: Join email marketing expert, Kirk Bentley, to learn how to maximize your effort with email to communicate both your marketing and customer service message. You’ll see examples, get inspired by other arts organizations, talk segmentation and cadence and have time for all your questions. Learn how to make the most of your email marketing efforts when gearing up for reopening your venue.

If you're not already, register for the April training call here: https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/pa-training-calls

To register and view the replay of the March Statewide Training Call, go here: https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/pa-training-calls. The session "Engaging Audiences During and After COVID-19,” Sara Leonard led participants through current data on audiences, how audience expectations shifted and clarified during 2020, and the factors influencing audiences’ return to arts organizations.

Feel free to share these training opportunities with colleagues and invite your network!
View this on Basecamp

These are monthly calls to gather Pennsylvania-based arts and culture organizations. Participants will receive agenda items and topics at least a week in advance of the scheduled call. You may register for the entire series of calls or for individual sessions below. For questions, please contact Jer...

Are you, or someone you know, struggling to pay your rent due to financial challenges related to COVID-19? ..The Emergen...
04/01/2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Are you, or someone you know, struggling to pay your rent due to financial challenges related to COVID-19?
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The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), available through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, was created to help renters dealing with just such problems.

For eligible households, the program offers rental and utility assistance to help Pennsylvanians avoid eviction or loss of utility service.

Learn more here:
https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program.aspx

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 included funding for states to establish Emergency Rental Assistance Programs. Pennsylvania received approximately $569 million to administer assistance to renters, landlords, and utility providers who have been affected by the pandemic and economic insecu...

Are you, or someone you know, struggling to pay your rent due to financial challenges related to COVID-19? ..The Emergen...
04/01/2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Are you, or someone you know, struggling to pay your rent due to financial challenges related to COVID-19?
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The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) was created to help renters dealing with just such problems.

For eligible households, the program offers rental and utility assistance to help Pennsylvanians avoid eviction or loss of utility service.

Learn more here:
https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program.aspx

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 included funding for states to establish Emergency Rental Assistance Programs. Pennsylvania received approximately $569 million to administer assistance to renters, landlords, and utility providers who have been affected by the pandemic and economic insecu...

Are you, or someone you know, struggling to pay your rent due to financial challenges related to COVID-19? The Emergency...
04/01/2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Are you, or someone you know, struggling to pay your rent due to financial challenges related to COVID-19? The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) was created to help renters dealing with just such problems.

For eligible households, the program offers rental and utility assistance to help Pennsylvanians avoid eviction or loss of utility service.

Learn more here:
https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program.aspx

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 included funding for states to establish Emergency Rental Assistance Programs. Pennsylvania received approximately $569 million to administer assistance to renters, landlords, and utility providers who have been affected by the pandemic and economic insecu...

Come join our team! PCA is hiring a Director of Access to the Creative SectorAll the details can be found at the link. D...
03/30/2021
Commonwealth of PA - Opportunities for All Job Seekers | Working for the Commonwealth is Working for the Common Good!

Come join our team!
PCA is hiring a Director of Access to the Creative Sector
All the details can be found at the link. Deadline to apply: April 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/3011310/director-of-access-to-the-creative-sector?keywords=creative&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Trouble logging in? Call 855.524.5627. Do NOT create more than one account.  Creating multiple accounts may cause problems in the review and scoring of your application and could delay you being considered for employment opportunities.

Timeline Photos
03/28/2021

Timeline Photos

Arts and Creativity Strengthen Our Nation: A Narrative and Message Guide http://ow.ly/6s4250DYD0j

Have you checked out the One Lens PA exhibit yet? ..Take some time to explore the many images Pennsylvanians submitted t...
03/25/2021

Have you checked out the One Lens PA exhibit yet?
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Take some time to explore the many images Pennsylvanians submitted to share moments from their lives amid the pandemic. Check out https://www.pa.gov/one-lens/ for links to three galleries organized around the exhibit themes:
Our Heroes, Our Lives, and Our Communities.
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Here's one image from the Communities gallery, submitted by Michael Tukeva, who shared an image from the Pocono Mountains United Way's Day of Caring. #onelenspa

Have you checked out the One Lens PA exhibit yet?
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Take some time to explore the many images Pennsylvanians submitted to share moments from their lives amid the pandemic. Check out https://www.pa.gov/one-lens/ for links to three galleries organized around the exhibit themes:
Our Heroes, Our Lives, and Our Communities.
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Here's one image from the Communities gallery, submitted by Michael Tukeva, who shared an image from the Pocono Mountains United Way's Day of Caring. #onelenspa

Timeline Photos
03/21/2021

Timeline Photos

Our friends at Artist Relief are once again accepting applications and will make at least 100 grants per month from now through June 23 to individual artists facing dire financial emergencies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's the link to their application! https://artistrelief.submittable.com/submit

#cerfpluschangeslives #morethanmoney #artistssafetynet #artistshelpingartists #craft #supportcraft #supportcraftartists #emergencyrelief #covid19 #coronavirus #pandemic #emergency #artistled #creativeeconomy #artists #support #cerfplus #grant #grantopportunity #grants #grantopportunities #ArtistRelief #ArtistReliefFieldPartner

Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeships Application Deadline - April 19, 2021 Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeships ...
03/19/2021

Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeships Application Deadline - April 19, 2021

Folk and 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 over a one-year period to 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 as well as the context of the culture. Program application and guidelines can be found on our website via the following link -> https://www.arts.pa.gov/WHAT%20WE%20DO/FUNDING/apply-for-a-grant/Folk-Art-Apprenticeships/Pages/default.aspx

Photo credits – Laine Koudelis, Lesl Harker, Sinta Penyam Storms

Join the PCA and Pennsylvania Humanities Council for a free webinar!Topic: Who’s missing? Cultivating inclusive communit...
03/16/2021

Join the PCA and Pennsylvania Humanities Council for a free webinar!
Topic: Who’s missing? Cultivating inclusive community engagement through storytelling and art
When: March 31, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. EST
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Description: Equitable community projects ensure that everyone has a seat at the table -- especially those voices that are often missing. Hear from PA activists and artists for a conversation on achieving greater inclusivity in community engagement practices using storytelling and art. Four communities from across the commonwealth will be represented, sharing strategies, lessons from the field, practical tools, and answering your inclusivity questions.

Get all the details and the registration link here:
https://conta.cc/30QTRMx

Photo credits: Community Heart & Soul Williamsport, Salina Almanzar and Lancaster Community Foundation

Arts in Health RFP Opportunity, Open to Nonprofits and County and Local Governments:...An RFP is now open through PCA to...
03/12/2021

Arts in Health RFP Opportunity, Open to Nonprofits and County and Local Governments:
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An RFP is now open through PCA to provide music and art therapy services to front-line healthcare workers, to help address long-term impacts of COVID-19-related work. Deadline: April 1, 2021

All details can be found here:https://www.arts.pa.gov/Documents/PCA_2020-2021_RFP_GUIDELINES_Resiliency_Through_the_Arts_for_Front-Line_Healthcare_Workers.pdf

Photo credit: Hush Naidoo

Arts in Health RFP Opportunity, Open to Nonprofits and County and Local Governments:
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An RFP is now open through PCA to provide music and art therapy services to front-line healthcare workers, to help address long-term impacts of COVID-19-related work. Deadline: April 1, 2021

All details can be found here:https://www.arts.pa.gov/Documents/PCA_2020-2021_RFP_GUIDELINES_Resiliency_Through_the_Arts_for_Front-Line_Healthcare_Workers.pdf

Photo credit: Hush Naidoo

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216 Finance Building
Harrisburg, PA
17120

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Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(717) 787-6883

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About the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

The mission of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is to strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Pennsylvania's communities through the arts.

Cross-cutting value: diversity, equity, and inclusion

Promote equitable access for all Pennsylvanians to participate fully in a creative life and in the diverse forms of arts and culture in the commonwealth.

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