Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) - Preserving Diverse Cultures (PDC) Division
Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit arts organizations serving minority populations for organizational development and capacity building programs. Eligible organizations are those primarily serving one of the following populations: Asian, African American, Latinx, Native American, and Hispanic.
The Preserving Diverse Cultures (PDC) Division of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) supports the creation, development, and stabilization of organizations, programs and projects whose mission and artistic work are deeply rooted in and reflective of the African American, Latinx, Asian, Native American and Hispanic (ALANAH) perspectives.
Strategies for Success is a capacity building program that addresses and supports organizational development for ALANAH arts and cultural organizations through Implementation Awards, Technical Assistance and Professional Development workshops and conferences. Participation in the program is based on three levels of organizational readiness - Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.
This level is designed to support organizations that seek assistance with the development of a formal board structure, more consistent arts programming, and the establishment of nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status.
- Staff development materials (fiscal management systems, publications, workshops)
- Conference costs (fees, lodging and transportation not to exceed $500)
- Artists’ fees
- Equipment/facility rental (not to exceed $500)
- Other needs as determined by the assigned consultant(s)
The primary focus of the Intermediate Level of Strategies for Success is capacity building. This level is designed for independent arts organizations or arts programs within social service, community and non-arts organizations interested in developing professionally staffed arts programs with an active board of directors and professional staff. Grantees may need administrative and programmatic stabilization. In the past, areas of assistance have included support for staff position(s), specialized staff training, long-range planning and the creation of programmatic initiatives. The intent of the funded staff position is to assist the organization in developing professional staff who are committed to the growth of the organization.
The Advanced Level of Strategies for Success focuses on arts organizations that are viewed as institutions within their community/communities that provide consistent arts and cultural programming. Such organizations must document a track record of quality presentations and commitment to and from their community. Allowable projects include fundraising, long-range planning, program development, facility development, board development, and expansion. Special programmatic initiatives in the planning stages of the proposed application should also address the long-term stability of the institution.
GrantWatch ID#: 184915
The Basic Level awards up to $7,000 per year in non-matching funds, which can be used as
follows: up to $4,500 to support programs and staff expenses; up to $2,500 to pay consultant fees
The Intermediate Level awards up to $12,500 per year, which can be used as follows: up
to $7,500 for implementation or augmentation of up to two staff positions (match required); up to $2,500 for programming; up to $2,500 to pay consultant fees.
The Advanced Level awards implementation grants of up to $20,000 per year.
The Program Period is September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020.
Basic and Intermediate Level: Once accepted into this level, organizations may be funded annually for a maximum of four years.
Advanced Level: Once accepted into this level, organizations may be funded annually for a maximum of three years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.