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Project Stream

Photo: Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, 2018 Project Stream grantee.

Project Stream makes competitive grants up to $2,500 to individual artists, non-profit organizations and fiscally-sponsored organizations for innovative, community-based arts projects. Projects can include performances, exhibitions, readings or other arts projects in any genre, and must be open to the public. 

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance administers Project 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.

Eligibility and Guidelines

  • Deadline: 2021 Project Stream applications will be due on October 20, 2020.
  • Eligibility: Please review the 2019-20 Project Stream Guidelines for reference. 2021 Project Stream guidelines will be available in September 2020.
  • Maximum Grant Amount: $2,500
  • Activity Period: January 1, 2021—December 31, 2021


For more information about Project Stream contact Allie Vanyur at


Starting with the 2020-2021 state fiscal year, the PCA will be adjusting the Project Stream activity period from a September 1-August 31 cycle to a calendar year (January 1- December 31). This adjustment is being made in order to better support the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts by aligning the funding cycle with typical fund distribution from the PCA.

This means that any project happening between the end of the current Project Stream cycle (September 2020) and the beginning of the next cycle (December 2020) will not be eligible to apply for Project Stream funding.

Below is the complete timeline of the 2021 Project Stream grant cycle:

  • September 1, 2020: Guidelines and application materials available
  • October 20, 2020: Project Stream Application Deadline
  • December 2020: Panel Review
  • January 2021: Award Notifications
  • January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021: Project Stream Activity Period


We know that any changes to your funding streams require careful consideration and planning. If you have any questions or concerns about the new grant timeline, please schedule a call with Allie Vanyur ( It is our priority to make sure this transition is as seamless as possible for you and your organizations.


Project Stream Grantees:

Click here to view the 2019-2020 Project Stream Grantees.
Click here to view the 2018-2019 Project Stream Grantees.
Click here to view the 2017-2018 Project Stream Grantees.
Click here to view the 2016-2017 Project 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.