Allentown, Pa., October 3, 2022— Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) announced the 2022-23 grant recipients for both Program Stream and Entry to Program Stream initiatives. LVCF is the regional partner agency of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Through the Partners in the Arts program (PPA), LVCF works with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to distribute grant awards for projects or programs involving artists throughout Region 5, which includes: Carbon, Monroe, Lehigh and Northampton counties.
Program Stream is an invitation-only grant opportunity which provides ongoing support to arts organizations and arts programs with an established history of funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Once admitted to this funding stream, organizations receive consistent general operating support for arts programming.
Entry to Program Stream is a grant opportunity which provides general operating support for small arts organizations and non-arts organizations or units of government with a history of at least one year of consistent arts programming in Pennsylvania and average annual revenue less than $200,000.
Both Entry to Program Stream and Program Stream grants may be used for operations or programs. Entry to Program Stream offers a new pathway to attaining long-term general operating support. Grantees that receive funds through Entry to Program Stream for one to three years may qualify to be recommended for Program Stream. At this time, grant amounts for Entry to Program Stream are estimated to be a maximum of $2,000, while Program Stream grant amounts are estimated to be a maximum of $3,000. The amounts are subject to change depending on state funding.
“We thank the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for partnering with the Community Foundation to offer this opportunity for additional small art organizations and programs to get in the PPA stream of funding,” said Monique Saunders Moreno, Assistant Director of Community Investments at the Community Foundation. “These small, but important multi-year grants can make a difference in the life of an arts organization—we are pleased to welcome these organizations into the stream.”
Those organizations receiving Entry to Program Stream grants for 2022-23 include:
- Delaware Water Gap Celebration of Arts, Inc.
- East Stroudsburg University Art Department
- Fusia Dance Company
- Interlace Cultural y Desarrollo Integral Mexicano de LV, Inc.
- Mock Turtle Marionette Theater
- Puertorrican Culture Preservation, Inc.
- Repertory Dance Theatre
- Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation of the Lower Anthracite Region
Those organizations receiving Program Stream grants for 2022-23 include:
- Appalachian Fiddle & Blue Grass Association
- Bach and Handel Chorale Inc
- Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission
- Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
- Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem
- Godfrey Daniels
- Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange
- Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild
- Mikayla’s Voice
- Moravian University
- Penn State Lehigh Valley
- Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society
- Pocono Concert Chorale
- Pocono Youth Orchestra
- Shawnee Institute Ltd
- SouthSide Film Institute
- The Allentown Band
- The Arts Community of Easton, Inc.
- The Camerata Singers
- WDIY 88.1 FM
- Young People’s Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley
These grants are supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), its regional arts funding Partnership. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the state’s PPA Partner (Lehigh Valley Community Foundation for Region 5].