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Arts & Culture has the power to elevate lives, strengthen our communities and fuel our creative economy. All around Southeastern Pennsylvania, artists perform, inspire and provide hands-on instruction at schools, libraries, hospitals and community centers. While these collaborative efforts between artists and community organizations are invaluable to our region, they are often underfunded. If you are an artist, arts administrator, or organization looking for funding, the Cultural Alliance administers the following grant programs:

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Grants

The Cultural Alliance is a regional partner of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). Through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program, the Cultural Alliance works with the PCA to evaluate proposals and distribute grant awards throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. This program enables the PCA to reach a wider audience by increasing access to funds for organizations and artists across the state, thereby increasing statewide audience exposure to arts activities.





The Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (CEAP)

Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator (CEAP) - a program that provides creative entrepreneurs who aspire to start their own for-profit business, or who operate an existing for-profit micro business, with access to existing small business consulting services and financial resources. The 2024 grant opens on March 4! Learn more.

The Creative Sector Flex Fund (CSFF)

New Program The Creative Sector Flex Fund (CSFF) - Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is excited to introduce a new grant program for the 2023-2024 grant year. The CSFF is designed to address the changing needs of dynamic PA arts organizations with average annual revenue between $10,000 - $200,000. Learn more

Update on the 2023-2024 Creative Sector Flex Fund  

As of December 2023, all applicants to this year's Creative Sector Flex Fund have been notified of their selection status. With Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ recent changes to the grant program, this year's round of the Creative Sector Flex Fund was highly competitive. The panels of 23  community members reviewed and scored 140 submissions in this round. We are proud to award 80 grants, totaling $400,000 in funding, to local arts and culture organizations. See the full list of recipients here. The Greater Philadelphia region has a remarkable concentration of diverse and impactful organizations representing many facets of arts, culture, and humanities. We express our gratitude to every applicant and we appreciate the important work that each organization does for the people of Greater Philadelphia. The next round of the Creative Sector Flex Fund will open in summer 2024. If you have any questions about your application or future opportunities for funding, please contact  


Additional Grant Programs

COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL

In 2020, the Cultural Alliance adminstered COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL, a pooled emergency relief fund for individual artists and arts organizations. In total, the fund awarded $4 million to 466 arts and culture organizations as well as 977 individual artists. This unprecedented collaborative effort, which was created by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) focused on supporting individual artists as well as small arts and culture organizations (annual budgets no greater than $250,000) and mid-sized organizations (annual budgets of $250,000 - $15M) whose operations, revenues, work and livelihood have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about Arts Aid PHL at