Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

2019 - 2020 Project Stream Grantees

Congratulations to the 2019 Project Stream grantees! This year, 82 projects from the Greater Philadelphia region will receive more than $95,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts' (PCA) Partners in the Arts program.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is the regional partner administering the PPA Project Stream in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties with grants of up to $2,500 to eligible organizations and individuals.

2019-2020 Project Stream Grantees


Bucks County

Palisades Community Chorus ($2,075)
Funding will support two choral concerts of Baroque music and a corresponding display of local visual artists.

Tim Farrell ($1,500)
Funding will support the Stretched Strings Concert and Workshop Series, a performance and education program exploring stringed instruments with an emphasis on the guitar.

Michael F. Sherlock Foundation ($1,400)
Funding will support the 18th Annual Music Festival, a free concert in Morrisville's Williamson Park.

Quakertown Alive ($1,400)
Funding will support the 20th annual Arts Alive! Festival, which will include 50 juried artists and 10 authors as well as food and drink vendors and community groups.

Artists of Yardley ($1,300)
Funding will support a series of adult and youth art classes with a variety of topics including drawing, felting, abstract art and music.


Chester County

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital ($1,958)
Funding will support the 24th year of Art Ability, a year-round showcase and celebration featuring art and fine crafts created by artists with physical and related cognitive disabilities, and hearing and visual impairments.

ChescoPops Orchestra ($1,958)
Funding will support the orchestra’s 2019-20 performance season, featuring 10 concerts taking place at public schools and universities throughout Chester County.

VoxAmaDeus ($1,958)
Funding will support a double presentation the Bach & Vivaldi Festival by the Ama Deus Ensemble as the grand finale of the group’s 33rd concert season.

The Colonial Theatre ($1,869)
Funding will support a series of film screenings presented in conjunction with the theater’s new arts-centered program the Sparks Project.

Oxford Area School District ($1,824)
Funding will support a performance and education program by visiting artists Simple Gifts presented during Nottingham Elementary School’s annual Fine Arts Night.

Oxford Area Senior Center ($1,431)
Funding will support the Center’s year-round low-cost professional painting classes for older adults.

Phoenixville Senior Adult Activity Center ($1,074)
Funding will support low-cost art classes in collaboration with the Phoenix Village Arts Center.


Delaware County

Media Arts Council ($1,420)
Funding will support the Media Youth Film Initiative (MyFi), a filmmaking and storytelling education program for area high school students.

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation ($1,362)
Funding will support five introductory workshops highlighting endangered arts of the past, including straw working, paper making, horn and bone working, pigment mixing and marbling.

Darby Library Company ($1,304)
Funding will support two days of programming with the folk/world music duo Simple Gifts, featuring special programming for children and older adults and a concert open to the general public

Orchestra Concordia Association ($1,275)
Funding will support two free concerts at Radnor Middle School, featuring conductor Gary White and soloists from the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas ($1,275)
Funding will support an interactive mask-making demonstration at the Upper Darby International Festival with Mexican artist Rafael Lopez Jimenez.

Marcus Hook Preservation Society ($1,159)
Funding will support the Marcus Hook Pirate Festival and Encampment in Market Square Memorial Park.

Main Line Singers ($1,129)
Funding will support the group’s spring community concert, “Come Travel With Me,” at the Saint Katherine of Siena Church in Wayne.

CareLink Community Support Services ($1,043)
Funding will support the arts program Building Community Through the Arts, which provides psychosocial rehabilitation services to adults living with a severe mental illness, intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.

Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra Association ($1,043)
Funding will support a free chamber orchestra performance presented as a part of Delco Arts Week events in September 2019.

Olivia Sabee ($1,029)
Funding will support the development of “The Waiting Place,” a performance piece for three dancers set to a Beethoven score ’s to be performed by Agora Dance.

Keep Music Alive ($1,020)
Funding will support a series of free family Instrument Petting Zoos with guided musical instruction.


Montgomery County

St. Augustine Academy ($1,523)
Funding will support a two-week summer camp designed to expose children ages 7-10 to global cultures, history, and art forms.

Meredith Beck ($1,476)
Funding will support the creation of “The F Word,” a performance work that re-tells of the history of women's rights in America through popular music.

Nancy's House ($1,460)
Funding will support “Holding On and Letting Go,” a one-day retreat for family caregivers that will use dance and clay work as healing arts.

Philomusica of Delaware Valley ($1,444)
Funding will support performances of “With Every Breath,” a collaborative concert-length work for tenor, chorus, piano and percussion composed by Gayle Wieand in honor of the Chorale’s 40th Anniversary.

Lou Walinsky ($1,429)
Funding will support three concerts of “Piano Works: Solo Piano Interpretations of Songs from The Great American Songbook and Beyond,” arranged and performed by musician Lou Walinsky.  

The Center for Loss and Bereavement ($1,397)
Funding will support provide specialized art therapy for grieving individuals in the Greater Philadelphia area.

ArtFusion 19464 ($1,382)
Funding will support a 20-week art therapy session to empower and support domestic abuse survivors in the tri-county area.

Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company ($1,366)
Funding will support three plays for Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company’s 2019-20 season.

Academy Community Concerts Association ($1,350)
Funding will support "New Beginnings and Birthday Celebrations," a series of three classical music events.

Friends of St. Paul's Elkins Park ($1,303)
Funding will support the 2019-20 concert season with a focus on African-American music as it relates to Cheltenham local history.

Beacon Theatre Productions ($1,200)
Funding will support the development and performance a new historical play called "Under the Bonnet" about the work of women’s rights activist Lucretia Mott.

Pottstown Dance Theatre ($1,177)
Funding will support performances of a new work by choreographer Michelle Jones Wurtz and pianist Jeff Nations.

Pennsylvania Environmental Council ($1,130)
Funding will support TRAILOFF, which incorporates storytelling and narrative experiences into a free-to-download mobile app for the Circuit Trails.

Jenkintown School District ($1,099)
Funding will support the art program at Jenkintown Middle School and High School to develop a variety of community-engaging public art projects.

Natural Lands ($420)
Funding will support an adapted performance of Bram Stroker’s “Dracula,” using only Stoker’s original text of diary entries, letters and newspaper articles.


Philadelphia County

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital ($1,166)
Funding will support Magee’s Art Therapy program, which uses the creative process of art-making to improve the physical, cognitive and emotional well-being of patients recovering from devastating injuries and diseases.

WHYY, Inc. ($1,166)
Funding will support the WHYY Media Labs after-school program, which teaches video production to underserved K-12 students as a tool for increasing students' engagement and learning.

People's Emergency Center ($1,155)
Funding will support the annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Community Festival for a one-day celebration of Philadelphia’s jazz history and the continuing revitalization and storied history of West Philadelphia neighborhoods.

Mamadele Foundation ($1,108)
Funding will support the development of a pilot of a program to bring Afro-Brazilian music arts into Philadelphia public schools through in-school performances and after-school workshops.

Aspiring Young Artists Project ($1,096)
Funding will support the fifth year of an intensive songwriting and mentorship program for Philadelphia high school students.

Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers ($1,096)
Funding will support an photography exhibition of individuals who have been affected by negative propaganda.

Team Sunshine Performance Corporation ($1,096)
Funding will support performances of “¡BIENVENIDOS BLANCOS!,” a bilingual, devised theater work that examines the notion of “whiteness” and its role in shaping contemporary Cuban and Cuban-American identity.

Young Women Composers Camp ($1,073)
Funding will support the two-week summer camp that educates and provides dedicated mentorship to young female composers ages 14-19.

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation ($1,061)
Funding will support the American premiere of “Ghost Ship,” a large-scale installation piece by Romanian Artist Mihai Baba.

Kala Hagopian ($1,061)
Funding will support a collaborative mural project with The Eco Mural Project and John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Olivia Hughart ($1,061)
Funding will support the 2nd annual Key of She Jazz Conference in Philadelphia, designed to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women in jazz.

Raw Street Productions ($1,061)
Funding will support performances of “The Eighth Fish of Christmas,” a holiday story about inclusion and the bonds and insanity that all families share.

Nunera Amun ($1,056)
Funding will support the development of “What is a Black Man?," a theater work about four African-American teenage friends living in inner-city Philadelphia.

Academy at Palumbo High School ($1,050)
Funding will support Academy at Palumbo’s fourth annual musical theater production for students and the community.

SEAMAAC ($1,050)
Funding will support the creation of a large collaborative fabric mural at the Bok Building created by immigrant and refugee communities in Philadelphia.

ArtistYear ($1,038)
Funding will support ArtistYear’s in-school teaching artists program at low-income Philadelphia public schools.

Bowerbird ($1,038)
Funding will support a three-concert retrospective featuring the music of George Crumb at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

First Presbyterian Church in Germantown ($1,038)
Funding will support the McLean Memorial Pipe Organ Centennial Concert Series, featuring a series of concerts and community outreach programs celebrating the largest church organ in Philadelphia.

Karen Smith ($1,038)
Funding will support a twelve-week workshop series and culminating performance incorporating drumming, storytelling, poetry and dancing.

Circadium ($1,015)
Funding will support Circadium’s free monthly works-in-progress performance series showcasing artists from a variety of disciplines.

Fourth Grade Project ($1,015)
Funding will support an in-school program that uses art and personal narratives to reduce prejudice and build empathy and acceptance in the classroom and school community.

Lyra Society ($1,003)
Funding will support the Lyra Society's Glissando Project, provides free harp lessons for Philadelphia students.

Norris Square Neighborhood Project ($1,003)
Funding will support the creation of a community mural with the themes of empowerment, diversity and individuality.

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation ($1,003)
Funding will support Year 3 of the Chinatown Stories project, including art workshops, a community exhibitions and digital and physical publications.

The Friends of Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries ($1,003)
Funding will support four outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in collaboration with REV Theatre Company.

Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater ($1,003)
Funding support the development of “INK,” an improvised show inspired by stories of tattoos and other personal symbols.

Uplift Center for Grieving Children ($1,003)
Funding will support the Center’s ongoing art programming, intended to foster relationships between children and caregivers and provide an outlet youth expression.

Kaleid Theatre ($991)
Funding will support the creation of “Project Kaleidocollaborate,” a communal knowledge-generation project.

Project HOME ($991)
Funding will support the Teaching Artist Training Initiative, that involves workshops, mentorship and an artist-in-residency program.

Tiny Dynamite ($991)
Funding will support the American premiere of “Jess and Joe Forever,” a play by English playwright Zoe Cooper, in June 2020.

Beyond the Bars ($980)
Funding will support Beyond the Bars, a music program for youth who have been impacted by incarceration.

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation ($980)
Funding will support the establishment of a Creative Immersion project that encourages the creative voices of youth to uplift communities.

Scott Ordway ($980)
Funding will support the release of Scott Ordway’s debut full-length recording, featuring the 55-minute composition "Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello."

Seger Dog Park Owners Association ($980)
Funding will support Woofstock, a free weekly summer concert series at Seger Dog Park.

William Way LGBT Community Center ($980)
Funding will support the expansion of the Center’s our Arts and Culture programming to include bi-monthly art education and artist talks presented in tandem with bi-monthly art exhibitions.

Andy Thierauf ($968)
Funding will support a year-long project of informal meetups, educational workshops and curated performances of experimental interactive media.

Ben Feldman ($968)
Funding will support Noony Tunes, a free lunch-time concert series held at the Good Karma Cafe in the Wilma Theater.

Ninth Planet ($968)
Funding will support a new residency for young artists and professional theatre creators to build shared practices and collaborate on forthcoming Ninth Planet performances.

DaVinci Art Alliance ($956)
Funding will support “[The Portrait Project],” a community arts project that provides artistic experiences for Philadelphia seniors facing memory loss as a result of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Warrior Writers ($956)
Funding will support the development of improvisational performance pieces that integrate veterans’ poetry with music to be presented to the public at the Kimmel Center.

Interfaith Philadelphia ($575)
Funding will support Interfaith Philadelphia’s continued collaboration with the Aquinas Center in South Philadelphia to present art programs that explore themes of identity and /cultural understanding.

Jessica Warchal-King ($575)
Funding will support the development and presentation of HOMEbody, a contemporary dance piece inspired by leaving and returning to one’s geographical location and/or physical body

Moonstone, Inc. ($575)
Funding will support New Voices: Philadelphia’s Emerging Poets, a reading series and publication that highlights high school and college-aged young poets.

Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival ($503)
Funding will support free movie screenings at Penn’s Landing that incorporate environmental films and showcase trailers for the Philadelphia Environment Film Festival. 

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. 



Congratulations to the 2019 Project Stream grantees! This year, 82 projects from the Greater Philadelphia region will receive more than $95,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts' (PCA) Partners in the Arts program.