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PNC Arts Alive Program Announces $1 Million in grants funding Innovation

Twenty-seven regional arts groups with fresh ideas for increasing arts access were awarded grants of a combined $1 million last month by The PNC Foundation through the PNC Arts Alive program, a program that is a national model for corporate investment in the arts.

Grantees represented a mix of large and small, and suburban and metropolitan arts organizations representing a wide-range of arts disciplines in the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region. Grants funded both innovative enagement strategies and family arts programming.
PNC Arts Alive is a five-year, $5 million initiative from the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts, and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. This was the second year of the 5-year initiative in Philadelphia. The program also funds arts organizations in Columbus and Central Ohio.
Grantees ranged from $25,000 to $80,000. New grantees in 2010 were the Abington Arts Center, the African American Museum, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Fairmount Park Art Association, Koresh Dance Company, Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center , Philadelphia Theatre Company, Ritz Theatre Company, Symphony in C, Taller Puertorriqueno, and the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center.

Returning grantees were the Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Cape May Stage, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Spiral Q Puppet Theater.

Additionally, the Cultural Alliance is one of six service partners who received grants to support the arts sector. Other service grantees are the Arts and Business Council of Philadelphia, ArtReach, the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, the South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and WHYY.

For more information about the PNC Arts Alive program visit