The mission of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is to foster the excellence, diversity, and vitality of the Arts in Pennsylvania, and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.
The PCA, founded in 1966, is a state agency in the Office of the Governor. It is governed by a Council comprised of 19 members, 15 of which are at-large appointments made by the Governor and confirmed by the state Senate. Four members are selected from the state General Assembly: two from each house; one from each major political party. The Council sets the missions for the agency, evaluates the PCA’s progress toward its goals, and makes final decisions on the use of funds. The Council has final authority in granting funds.
The PCA administers a variety of grant programs and initiatives for arts organizations and individuals. Visit its website for more complete information and details.
Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania is a statewide nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to advancing the Arts in Pennsylvania through advocacy, programs and services.
As Pennsylvania’s only statewide arts advocacy organization, it is uniquely positioned to make the case for support of the Arts to the public and policy makers. It works to publicize the contributions of the Arts to society, increase public and private investment in the Arts, expand the role of the Arts in tourism, and promote the positive impact of arts education. It also works to support strengthening arts organization infrastructure and the creation of a state wide network of those who create, manage, teach and support the Arts in Pennsylvania.
Its website presents a very comprehensive newsletter which provides upcoming grant deadlines, new initiatives, general Arts related news, and advocacy information.
The mission of Americans for the Arts is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania (GWP) is a professional membership association formed in 1985 by corporate and foundation leaders who wanted to create an organized mechanism for grant makers to learn and work together. It is a 501c3 organization serving 26 counties in western Pennsylvania.
Currently there are 72 member organizations. Of particular interest is the “Common Grant Application” developed by GWP and used by all GWP member organizations, as well as grantwriting information provided on site.
For more complete information concerning GWP, its member organizations, the Common Grant format, and other services provided, visit the GWP website.
The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) inspires individuals to enjoy and share a life of learning enriched by human experience across time and around the world. The PHC integrates the humanities into everyday life through partnerships with cultural institutions and community organizations.
Founded in 1973, the PHC is a private, non-profit organization supported by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council provides a variety of large and small grants as well as the Commonwealth Speakers Program, which makes available a large number of speakers, discussing a variety of topics, to non-profit organizations across the state.
For more specific information concerning available programs and services, visit the PHC Website.