Program Stream

The application deadline for the 2015-2016 Program Stream grant is January 15, 2015.  Applications will be available on eGrant on December 8, 2015. This is only for applicants from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia Counties.  Program Stream is invitation-only, and it funds arts projects for non-profit organizations. To be eligible for Program Stream you must have had several years of high scores on your Project Stream grants. If you have been invited to Program Stream, please see the Full/Interim documents to the right to determine the kind of application you should submit this year.

The PPA Program Stream is a funding opportunity of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), a regionalized funding program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). The Program Stream offers ongoing support to arts organizations and arts programs with an established history of PCA support. The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is the regional partner administering the PPA Program Stream in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

This year, the PCA is hosting several informational workshops across Pennsylvania to go over the new Program Stream application. PPA staff members will be at each meeting to answer any questions about the application and process. Attendence at these meetings is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended!  

Please click here for information on workshops.


For more information about Program Stream, please contact Erin De Rosa at erind@philaculture.org or 215-399-3520. If you'd like to go over the application in person, Erin will have office hours on: 

  • Thursday, January 8th, from 5-7pm
  • Saturday, January 10th, from 10am-12pm
  • Monday, January 12th, from 5-7pm

Please email Erin in advance to reserve your time. Office hours will be held at The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.


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. Additional support for Project Stream is provided by PECO.