Entry to Program Stream
Supporting Small Arts Organizations and Programs

Entry to Program Stream is for arts organizations or programs with average annual revenue of less than $200,000 that aim to ultimately be recommended for support through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Program Stream.

Entry to Program Stream supports eligible applicants that have a history of at least one year of consistent arts programming. Generally, grant amounts will range from $2,000 to $3,000, and grant funds may be used for operations, programs, or projects. All grants must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis in cash.

Centre Foundation administers Entry to Program Stream grants in Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, and Huntingdon counties on behalf of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), as a regional PPA partner. Learn more about Entry to Program Stream on the PCA’s website.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation, a unit of government, or school district providing arts programming and/or arts services in Pennsylvania or apply through a fiscal sponsor.

  • Have an average annual revenue of less than $200,000.

  • Have a history of at least one year of consistent arts programming.

Applicants cannot also be applicants or grantees in PPA Program Stream, Arts Organizations and Arts Programs (AOAP) Track, or Entry to AOAP.

How to Apply

The 2022-2023 Entry to Program Stream application closed on Feb. 15, 2022. 

If you have questions about Entry to Program Stream or the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program, contact Rachael Hartman at (814) 237-6229 or rachael@centre-foundation.org.

Application Review Process

An advisory panel review process will be used to make recommendations for the PCA’s consideration in making final funding decisions for Entry to Program Stream. Organizations may qualify for Program Stream, which provides ongoing support at a higher average grant amount, after consistently receiving funds through Entry to Program Stream, receiving good panel assessments, and fulfilling grant award requirements.

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