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 Greater Philadelphia region.
PHILADELPHIA – September 30, 2019 --This month the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance announced the distribution of $95,412 in Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Project Stream grants across the five-county Greater Philadelphia region.
Project Stream grants provide funding to individual artists and nonprofit and fiscally-sponsored organizations offering innovative, community-based arts projects in southeastern Pennsylvania and are made possible through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ (PCA) Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program.
“The Cultural Alliance is proud to be the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ largest regional re-grantor,” said Maud Lyon, Cultural Alliance president. “Project Stream 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.”
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 organizations from around the region received project funding, with an average award of $1,192 across the five-county region.
Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Montgomery County ($1,130): Funding will support TRAILOFF, which incorporates storytelling and narrative experiences into a free-to-download mobile app for the Circuit Trails.
Mamadele Foundation, Philadelphia County ($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.
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Delaware County ($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.
Young Women Composers Camp, Philadelphia County ($1,073): Funding will support the two-week summer camp that educates and provides dedicated mentorship to young female composers ages 14-19.
Tim Farrell, Bucks County ($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.
ChescoPops Orchestra, Chester County ($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.
View a full list of funded projects here: http://philaculture.org/2019-2020-project-stream-grantees
For more information about this year’s grantees, contact Kristen Vinh at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.philaculture.org.