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

Step One – Please review the full application guidelines: 2022-23 Entry to Program Stream Guidelines.

Step Two – Submit an application through our online portal: 2022-23 Entry to Program Stream Grant Application.

You will need the following information/documents to complete this application: the PA Senate and House district numbers for the address where your organization is registered (look up here), your organization’s IRS letter of determination (or that of your fiscal sponsor), your organization’s three most recently submitted form of 990 (or 990-N or 990-EZ) tax filings, total revenue for your organization’s most recently completed fiscal year, and the number of full-time employees (including contractors or leased employees) employed by your organization.

Download a sample application: 2022-23 Entry to Program Stream Application – Sample

Due Date: February 15, 2022, 5:00 pm EST
Grant Activity Period: September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023

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.

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.

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