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80 Local Arts Groups and Artists To Receive More Than $95K in Funding

Project Stream provides grants of up to $2,500 to eligible organizations and individuals in the five-county region.

PHILADELPHIA – October 29, 2018 --Last month the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance announced the distribution of $95,434 in Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Project Stream grants across the five-county Philadelphia region.

Project Stream grants provides funding to individual artists and organizations offering innovative, community-based arts projects in southeastern Pennsylvania and are made possible through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ (PCA) Partners in the Arts program. The program enables the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to reach a wider audience by increasing access to funds for organizations and artists across the state, thereby increasing statewide audience exposure to cultural activities.

“The Cultural Alliance is proud to be the largest regional partner of the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts,” said Maud Lyon, Cultural Alliance president. “Project Stream allows us to help local organizations and artists fund their creative projects and empowers them to have economic, cultural and social impact in their communities.”

Project Stream provides grants of up to $2,500 to eligible organizations and individuals conducting arts projects in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. This year 80 individual artists and nonprofit organizations from around the region received funding, with an average award of $1192.92 across the five-county region.

2018 PPA Project Stream Grant award recipients include:

  • Experience Yardley ($1,382): Funding will support Music on Main, a 12-month series of 16 free public music and dance performances in three locations in Yardley Borough.
  • Deena Ball ($1,429): Funding will support Farm to Table Art, a cooperative project between artists, farmers markets and the Brandywine Conservancy to bring awareness through art of the natural resources and sustainable agriculture in the region.
  • Carelink Community Support Services ($1,480): 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.
  • Brush with the Law ($1,099): Funding will support Brush With the Law’s programming that connects artists with communities, youth aid panels, rehab centers, county jails and other nonprofit organizations.
  • Norris Square Neighborhood Project ($1,227): Funding will support Semillas del Futuro (Seeds of the Future), a free in-school arts and social change program that serves 85 high school students annually.

View a full list of funded projects at

For more information about this year’s grantees, contact Kristen Vinh at or 215-399-3529.

Established in 1972, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is the region’s leading arts and cultural advocacy, research and marketing organization. Our mission is to “lead, strengthen and amplify the voices of a cultural community that ignites creativity, inspires people and is essential for a healthy region.” Our membership includes more than 450 organizations ranging from museums and dance companies to community art centers, historic sites, music ensembles and zoos. For more information on the Cultural Alliance, please visit