Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Project Stream

Photo: Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, 2018 Project Stream grantee.

Project Stream makes competitive grants up to $2,500 to individual artists, non-profit organizations and fiscally-sponsored organizations for innovative, community-based arts projects. Projects can include performances, exhibitions, readings or other arts projects in any genre, and must be open to the public. 

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance administers Project Stream in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties on behalf of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), as a regional partner of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) program.
 

Update on Project Stream Funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Due to widespread uncertainty and fiscal impacts stemming from the pandemic, the PA Legislature passed a Fiscal Year 2020-2021 state budget that provides funding for only the first five months of the fiscal year (with the exception of education, which is fully funded for the year). The Legislature will revisit the budget to address the remaining seven months of the fiscal year as more revenue data becomes available and a clearer picture of reopening emerges.

For this reason, the PCA Council has had to enact a revised budget that utilizes only the appropriation currently available. Due to these constraints, Project Stream is not included in this five-month budget, so this program is on hold until more information is available regarding the state’s current year budget.

Council will revisit potential funding for Project Stream later this year as more information becomes available about the Legislature’s action on the remaining seven months of the Commonwealth’s budget. The PCA knows firsthand that organizations throughout Pennsylvania draw upon Project Stream funding to help provide programming and events in their communities, and they truly hope to be able to include this program in a future 2020-2021 budget.

 

If you have questions about Project Stream or the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts re-granting program, contact Allie Vanyur at grants@philaculture.org.

 

Project Stream Grantees:

Click here to view the 2019-2020 Project Stream Grantees.
Click here to view the 2018-2019 Project Stream Grantees.
Click here to view the 2017-2018 Project Stream Grantees.
Click here to view the 2016-2017 Project Stream Grantees.


The Project Stream and Program Stream grants initiative is made possible through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. They are funded by the citizens of Pennsylvania through an annual legislative appropriation, and administered locally by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

Any individual artist, nonprofit, or fiscally-sponsored organization in the 5-county Philadelphia region is invited to apply for a Project Stream grant for up to $2,500 in funding for an arts-specific project. Funded by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and administered through the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Project Stream makes competitive grants for innovative, community-based arts projects in any genre, including performances, exhibitions, readings and more. 

Find more information on eligibility, guidelines, and how to apply at philaculture.org/projectstream or email Allie Vanyur at allisonv@philaculture.org.