Small Arts Initiative

Small Arts Initiative

The Small Arts Initiative’s application is available online. The listed deadlines are important to meet, as the online application will be closed down once the deadline is passed.

There are two different applications available for the Small Arts Initiative, so make sure that you select the correct one, depending on whether you are applying as an organization or a consortium. Both applications are available on our Apply Online page.

Please click HERE for an overview and submission guidelines for the Small Arts Initiative.

Pennsylvania Cultural Data Project

Training/Information Session
The Endowments requires that the financial and programming information of your last fiscal year be submitted through the Cultural Data Project. We strongly encourage applicants who are using this Web portal for the first time to attend the monthly New User webinar held the first Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you are interested in attending this webinar, please go to For more general information on the data project, please go to

Funding Available
A total of $500,000 in funding is available for 2017. Grants will be awarded up to $20,000. Grants begin at $1,000 and the median award in 2016 was around $14,000.

Application Deadlines
Spring: Monday, March 20th at 11:59pm  
Fall: Tuesday, September 5th at 11:59pm 

Proposals must be submitted online before midnight on the day applications are due.

Grants Announced
Spring: mid-June
Fall:  mid-December.


(Updated 11.22.2016)

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