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  • Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA)

  • Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is a partnership between local organizations and the PCA. .PPA re-grants funds to support a wide variety of local and community arts activities.  Grants are available for both Arts Programs and Arts Projects.
  • Guidelines for Apprenticeships in Folk and Traditional Arts

    Folk and Traditional Arts are defined as those artistic traditions characteristic of specific ethnic, religious, linguistic, occupational, or regional groups. These arts are shaped and shared within families, neighborhoods, and communities. They are passed down from one generation to another and learned through on-going participation in community-based activities, and through observation, practice or apprenticeships with elders and masters rather than through classes, books or other means of institutional instruction.

    Apprenticeships are grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) which support the learning of folk and traditional arts. These grants are administered for the PCA by FolkArtPA at Jump Street in Harrisburg, PA.

    Each grant award provides funding to a partnership between a master artist and a qualified apprentice, enabling them to work together in a year-long learning experience to allow for in-depth learning that encompasses the context of the culture and the development of a mentoring relationship as well as the acquisition of techniques and artistry.

    Apprenticeships are offered annually in BOTH performing or craft traditions. The program awards of up to $4,000. Artists who receive the award are also profiled on the statewide Folk Art Infrastructure website (

  • Download Application to Your Desktop Here.

    (You must open the file in Adobe Reader. It will not open in Preview) .

    QUESTIONS??? Call Mira Johnson, Folk Arts Coordinator at (717) 238-1887 x 106

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  • Resources for Individual Artists
    A list of resources for individual artists.