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.

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.

Operating as usual

FREE DIGITAL ARTS MARKETING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY! In partnership with Americans for the Arts' National Arts Marketing Pr...
08/13/2021

FREE DIGITAL ARTS MARKETING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!
In partnership with Americans for the Arts' National Arts Marketing Project, we are thrilled to announce the next Experts’ Guide to Marketing the Arts Digital Classroom for Pennsylvania-based arts and culture organizations.
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There is no fee to participate, but registration for the course requires participation in each of the six modules, including the live discussion portions of each module.
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Get all the details here, or to register: https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/products/the-experts-guide-to-marketing-the-arts-classroom-fall-2021#tab-product_tab_overview
#artsmarketing #marketing

FREE DIGITAL ARTS MARKETING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!
In partnership with Americans for the Arts' National Arts Marketing Project, we are thrilled to announce the next Experts’ Guide to Marketing the Arts Digital Classroom for Pennsylvania-based arts and culture organizations.
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There is no fee to participate, but registration for the course requires participation in each of the six modules, including the live discussion portions of each module.
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Get all the details here, or to register: https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/products/the-experts-guide-to-marketing-the-arts-classroom-fall-2021#tab-product_tab_overview
#artsmarketing #marketing

08/10/2021
Forming Cultural Lineages: Appropriation vs Inclusion Panel

The Philadelphia Folklore Project has a four-part online series titled Negotiating Cultural Appropriation: Lineage, Teaching, and Relationships.

About: This series features discussions with teaching artists in dance and music from across the country on salient issues regarding the politics of teaching, learning, sharing, and performing culture as insiders, outsiders, and diasporic cultural members.

You can find the first of the four-part series below, and the other recorded videos in the series on their page: Philadelphia Folklore Project. Great information and free to access!

We join in celebrating the ADA anniversary and in championing equitable access for all Pennsylvanians to participate ful...
07/30/2021
Celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

We join in celebrating the ADA anniversary and in championing equitable access for all Pennsylvanians to participate fully in a creative life.♥️

As we mark the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, here is a collection of National Endowment for the Arts interviews, research, and other resources at the intersection of arts and accessibility.

The PCA joins in marking the passing of former PBT artistic director and acclaimed NYCB principal Patricia Wilde. Her ar...
07/27/2021

The PCA joins in marking the passing of former PBT artistic director and acclaimed NYCB principal Patricia Wilde. Her artistic legacy to Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania enriches the Commonwealth and the lives of future generations of our dance community and those who love dance.

--- WEBINAR OPPORTUNITY ---Topic: What You Need to Know to Apply for Music and Health Research Funding from the NEA and ...
07/21/2021

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Topic: What You Need to Know to Apply for Music and Health Research Funding from the NEA and NIH

When: Thursday, July 29, 2021, 2-3:30pm EST

Description: Applying for research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) can feel complicated and confusing, particularly if you’re new to working with these agencies. Join the Sound Health Network for this webinar and hear from an expert panel on what you need to know to align your music and health research application for success. #artsinhealth #musicandhealth

Learn more here: https://soundhealth.ucsf.edu/content/what-you-need-know-apply-music-and-health-research-funding-nea-and-nih

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Topic: What You Need to Know to Apply for Music and Health Research Funding from the NEA and NIH

When: Thursday, July 29, 2021, 2-3:30pm EST

Description: Applying for research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) can feel complicated and confusing, particularly if you’re new to working with these agencies. Join the Sound Health Network for this webinar and hear from an expert panel on what you need to know to align your music and health research application for success. #artsinhealth #musicandhealth

Learn more here: https://soundhealth.ucsf.edu/content/what-you-need-know-apply-music-and-health-research-funding-nea-and-nih

The Wallace Foundation has launched an exciting new initiative in the arts with an open call for eligible organizations ...
07/20/2021

The Wallace Foundation has launched an exciting new initiative in the arts with an open call for eligible organizations and researchers. This five-year, $53 million initiative is focused on arts organizations of color and the link between community orientation, and relevance and resilience. Now through August 6, Wallace is seeking letters of interest from eligible organizations via an #ArtsOpenCall for its initial cohort.

Learn more here: http://ow.ly/4Kl450Fz8GR

Image description: Several women, kneeling on an outdoor plaza, with historic buildings in the background, creating artwork on the pavement with orange and white chalk.

The Wallace Foundation has launched an exciting new initiative in the arts with an open call for eligible organizations and researchers. This five-year, $53 million initiative is focused on arts organizations of color and the link between community orientation, and relevance and resilience. Now through August 6, Wallace is seeking letters of interest from eligible organizations via an #ArtsOpenCall for its initial cohort.

Learn more here: http://ow.ly/4Kl450Fz8GR

Image description: Several women, kneeling on an outdoor plaza, with historic buildings in the background, creating artwork on the pavement with orange and white chalk.

Open nomination. Next 50: Lighting the Way Forward Through Art and Action. Submit your nomination of an outstanding cult...
07/19/2021

Open nomination. Next 50: Lighting the Way Forward Through Art and Action. Submit your nomination of an outstanding cultural leader with a 1-3 sentence explanation with relevant links. https://www.kennedy-center.org/our-story/kc50/next-50-nominations/

Open nomination. Next 50: Lighting the Way Forward Through Art and Action. Submit your nomination of an outstanding cultural leader with a 1-3 sentence explanation with relevant links. https://www.kennedy-center.org/our-story/kc50/next-50-nominations/

Free for Pennsylvania teachers and traditional artists. July 27-29 , from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Earn 12 hours of Act 48 cr...
07/15/2021
Culture, Community, and the Classroom in Pennsylvania - Local Learning Network

Free for Pennsylvania teachers and traditional artists. July 27-29 , from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Earn 12 hours of Act 48 credit. Participating speakers and guest workshop facilitators include: Selina Morales, Raphael Xavier, Kelly Armor, Hua Hua Zhang, Karen “Queen Nur” Abdul-Malik, and Linda Deafenbaugh.

https://www.locallearningnetwork.org/professional-development/pennsylvania/

This 12 hour virtual training (split into three, 4 hour workshops) includes lively webinars with national faculty and artists, small break-out learning cohorts, and learning classroom-ready content-rich learning activities. FREE for Pennsylvania teachers and traditional artistsJuly 27-29, 2021, from...

Progress has been made with SVOG over the past month. The July 6  SVOG public report has 146 grants awarded to PA so far...
07/09/2021

Progress has been made with SVOG over the past month. The July 6 SVOG public report has 146 grants awarded to PA so far.

7/8/21 #SVOG Daily Briefing. @SBAgov says they are still on track to review all Tier 1,2,3 applications submitted before 6/23/21 by July 15th. Note: Disbursements still appear to be moving slowly. Here is latest list of Awardees and Amounts: https://data.sba.gov/dataset/svog

Return to the Stage is a longitudinal study of performing arts workers in the United States, designed to understand COVI...
07/08/2021

Return to the Stage is a longitudinal study of performing arts workers in the United States, designed to understand COVID-19 related impacts and to begin documenting a broad future vision for the field.

Who is encouraged to take the study?
"Everyone who works or volunteers in the performing arts: Performers and managers, directors and choreographers, front-of-house folx and box office teams, writers, technical and design folx, development and marketing, facility operators, vendors, and everyone else who makes the work happen. Your input is anonymous, and individual data will never be shared."

Take the July 2021 survey here: https://elon.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kor5yPKaJ4IFQa

Learn more about the Return to the Stage study and access July 2020 and January 2021 data here: https://www.returntothestage.com/

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Three people on a stage, each in a different, classical, dramatic pose. All three are backlit so that only their silhouettes are visible. Image credit: Kyle Head, Unsplash

Return to the Stage is a longitudinal study of performing arts workers in the United States, designed to understand COVID-19 related impacts and to begin documenting a broad future vision for the field.

Who is encouraged to take the study?
"Everyone who works or volunteers in the performing arts: Performers and managers, directors and choreographers, front-of-house folx and box office teams, writers, technical and design folx, development and marketing, facility operators, vendors, and everyone else who makes the work happen. Your input is anonymous, and individual data will never be shared."

Take the July 2021 survey here: https://elon.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kor5yPKaJ4IFQa

Learn more about the Return to the Stage study and access July 2020 and January 2021 data here: https://www.returntothestage.com/

Image description:
Three people on a stage, each in a different, classical, dramatic pose. All three are backlit so that only their silhouettes are visible. Image credit: Kyle Head, Unsplash

FREE DIGITAL ARTS MARKETING TRAINING! When: Thursday, July 8 at 3 p.m. ESTABOUT: Join Americans for the Arts' marketing ...
07/07/2021
Arts U: Monthly Pennsylvania Statewide Training Calls

FREE DIGITAL ARTS MARKETING TRAINING!
When: Thursday, July 8 at 3 p.m. EST

ABOUT: Join Americans for the Arts' marketing staff, Ann Marie Watson and Nicole Goodman, for a training titled "Upgrade Your Digital Advertising Campaign Performance."

SESSION DESCRIPTION: In this session, you will learn more about two of the biggest digital ad platforms – Facebook/Instagram and Google Ads – and how to decide which platforms and strategies can work best for you.

Register and plan to attend the July training call here: https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/pa-training-calls.

#artsmarketing

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: Webinar, hosted by PMEA -----Topic: Accessing Federal Funds for Arts EducationWhen: THIS THURSDAY, July 8...
07/06/2021

---- REMINDER: Webinar, hosted by PMEA -----
Topic: Accessing Federal Funds for Arts Education
When: THIS THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST
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Who should attend? This webinar is designed for arts educators from all disciplines, school administrators, and the nonprofit arts community.
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Learn more here: advocacy.pmea.net

---- REMINDER: Webinar, hosted by PMEA -----
Topic: Accessing Federal Funds for Arts Education
When: THIS THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST
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Who should attend? This webinar is designed for arts educators from all disciplines, school administrators, and the nonprofit arts community.
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Learn more here: advocacy.pmea.net

Join the Creative Communities Convening: Nov 4-6 in State College, PA!..About: Connect with other creative placemakers, ...
07/02/2021

Join the Creative Communities Convening: Nov 4-6 in State College, PA!
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About: Connect with other creative placemakers, community organizers, arts center leaders, and innovation ecosystem builders from all across the northeast at the Creative Communities Convening.
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This event is FREE to attend and will be an opportunity for emerging and experienced leaders alike to share best practices for how they are cultivating creative communities in their region.
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REGISTER HERE: https://3dotsdowntown.com/creativecommunities/
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MORE INFO: The first 50 people to register and book downtown accommodation will receive a $20 gift card to support local businesses during the event. Note: travel stipends are also available for those who would be unable to attend due to financial constraints.
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Sign up today to claim your spot. Some PCA folks will be there, so be sure to say hello!
#communitydevelopment #CreativePlacekeeping

Join the Creative Communities Convening: Nov 4-6 in State College, PA!
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About: Connect with other creative placemakers, community organizers, arts center leaders, and innovation ecosystem builders from all across the northeast at the Creative Communities Convening.
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This event is FREE to attend and will be an opportunity for emerging and experienced leaders alike to share best practices for how they are cultivating creative communities in their region.
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REGISTER HERE: https://3dotsdowntown.com/creativecommunities/
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MORE INFO: The first 50 people to register and book downtown accommodation will receive a $20 gift card to support local businesses during the event. Note: travel stipends are also available for those who would be unable to attend due to financial constraints.
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Sign up today to claim your spot. Some PCA folks will be there, so be sure to say hello!
#communitydevelopment #CreativePlacekeeping

Proud to help support this innovative partnership between Bridgeway Capital's Creative Business Accelerator and Craft NO...
07/01/2021
Arts and crafts is big business in PA - Keystone Edge - What's Next & Best in Pennsylvania - Growth, Innovation, and Community News

Proud to help support this innovative partnership between Bridgeway Capital's Creative Business Accelerator and Craft NOW Philadelphia

https://www.keystoneedge.com/2021/06/30/arts-and-crafts-is-big-business-in-pa/

A new trans-state partnership between Philly's CraftNOW and Pittsburgh's Creative Business Accelerator looks to track and boost the economic impact of the Commonwealth's artisans.

Includes two opportunities: Direct Grants to Arts and Culture Organizations, deadline August 12. And, Local Arts Agecy S...
06/23/2021
NEA Offers Relief Funds to Help Arts and Culture Sector Recover from Pandemic

Includes two opportunities: Direct Grants to Arts and Culture Organizations, deadline August 12. And, Local Arts Agecy Subgranting Guidelines, deadline July 22.

The National Endowment for the Arts is announcing two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan funds. These programs are open to nonprofit arts and culture organizations and local arts agencies, regardless of whether they have received NEA funding in the past. Guidelines, applicant resources, FAQ...

-- UPCOMING, FREE ARTS MARKETING WEBINAR REMINDER FOR PA ORGANIZATIONS --..Topic: Removing Barriers to Your Online Conte...
06/15/2021

-- UPCOMING, FREE ARTS MARKETING WEBINAR REMINDER FOR PA ORGANIZATIONS --
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Topic: Removing Barriers to Your Online Content: Digital Accessibility and Equitable Arts Marketing Best Practices
When: Thursday, June 17 at 3 p.m. EST
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Description: Join Keya Crenshaw, Founder of Black Chick Media, for this month’s digital arts marketing training. In this session, we will discuss multiple inclusive design methods and the importance of full organizational compliance in making sure people of all abilities can better access our content in the ways we intend.
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Register here: https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/products/june-pennsylvania-statewide-training-call
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[Photo of Keya Crenshaw, founder of Black Chick Media, a woman in a short-sleeved shirt, leaning toward the camera and smiling.]

#artsmarketing #accessibility

-- UPCOMING, FREE ARTS MARKETING WEBINAR REMINDER FOR PA ORGANIZATIONS --
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Topic: Removing Barriers to Your Online Content: Digital Accessibility and Equitable Arts Marketing Best Practices
When: Thursday, June 17 at 3 p.m. EST
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Description: Join Keya Crenshaw, Founder of Black Chick Media, for this month’s digital arts marketing training. In this session, we will discuss multiple inclusive design methods and the importance of full organizational compliance in making sure people of all abilities can better access our content in the ways we intend.
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Register here: https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/products/june-pennsylvania-statewide-training-call
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Image description:
[Photo of Keya Crenshaw, founder of Black Chick Media, a woman in a short-sleeved shirt, leaning toward the camera and smiling.]

#artsmarketing #accessibility

-----Upcoming webinar, hosted by PMEA----- Topic: Accessing Federal Funds for Arts EducationWhen: July 8, 2021 at 7 p.m....
06/14/2021

-----Upcoming webinar, hosted by PMEA-----
Topic: Accessing Federal Funds for Arts Education
When: July 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST
Who should attend? This webinar is designed for arts educators from all disciplines, school administrators, and the nonprofit arts community.
Learn more here: advocacy.pmea.net

-----Upcoming webinar, hosted by PMEA-----
Topic: Accessing Federal Funds for Arts Education
When: July 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST
Who should attend? This webinar is designed for arts educators from all disciplines, school administrators, and the nonprofit arts community.
Learn more here: advocacy.pmea.net

Excited to launch this terrific #artsinhealth partnership with the Hospital + Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (...
06/10/2021

Excited to launch this terrific #artsinhealth partnership with the Hospital + Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) to bring art therapy services to critical, frontline healthcare workers.

Learn more here:
https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/council-on-the-arts_details.aspx?newsid=19

Excited to launch this terrific #artsinhealth partnership with the Hospital + Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) to bring art therapy services to critical, frontline healthcare workers.

Learn more here:
https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/council-on-the-arts_details.aspx?newsid=19

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216 Finance Building
Harrisburg, PA
17120

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

(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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