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Program Stream

Program Stream offers general operating support to arts organizations and arts programs with an established history of support from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance administers Program 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.

Program Stream is an invitation-only grant opportunity for organizations that have a history of Project Stream funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. To qualify for Program Stream, applicants must have multiple years of Project Stream funding, be a nonprofit organization incorporated in and conducting business in Pennsylvania, have consistent arts programming, and receive good assessments from the Project Stream review panels. Organizations are notified by the PCA or a PPA Partner that they have met the eligibility requirements and are invited to apply to the PPA Program Stream. Once admitted to this funding program, Program Stream grantees receive consistent operating support in 3-year cycles.

For more information about Program Stream, please contact Allie Vanyur at

2021-22 Program Stream Applications

Program Stream applications for the 2021-22 grant cycle are due on January 15, 2021. Only existing Program Stream grantees are eligible to apply for 2021-2022 Program Stream funds. All existing Program Stream grantees must submit an Update Application, which will be reviewed by PCA staff for any significant changes in finances, leadership, programming, or other factors that may have an adverse impact on the applicant’s ability to meet the terms of the grant agreement. A PCA staff member may contact applicants about these changes to obtain additional information.

See below for guidelines and how to apply:

  1. Carefully review the 2021-22 Program Stream Guidelines
  2. Sign into the DCED Electronic Single Application (ESA) website at
  3. Select "Begin a New Application"
  4. Start your application for "Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Program Stream Interim" 


Click here to view the 2020-2021 Program Stream grantees.
Click here to view the 2019-2020 Program Stream grantees.
Click here to view the 2018-2019 Program 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.