The Fairmount Park Art Association receives a generous grant from PNC’s Arts Alive program, the PNC Foundation’s three-year cultural funding effort now in its second year.
$1.7 million for regional cultural organizations – Philadelphia Inquirer
by Stephan Salsibury
Grants amounting to more than $1.7 million will be given to nearly 40 regional cultural organizations through two funding programs, according to arts officials.
On Friday, the PNC Foundation, philanthropic arm of the financial services company, announced $1 million in grants to more than two dozen organizations as part of PNC’s Arts Alive program, a three-year cultural funding effort now in its second year.
Earlier this month, the Philadelphia Foundation and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance announced the first 10 organizations to receive $750,000 through their Innovation Grants program, which seeks to foster creative programming to attract new audiences.
The PNC effort will subsidize ticket sales, outreach efforts, and other programming initiatives.
PNC grants of $25,000 to $50,000 will go to subsidize programming costs and to support free or reduced-price admissions at the Abington Art Center; Fairmount Park Art Association; Mann Center for the Performing Arts; Opera Company of Philadelphia; Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, N.J.; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Bristol Riverside Theatre; Koresh Dance Company; Painted Bride Art Center; Philadelphia Theatre Company; Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, Elmer, N.J.; Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Bridgeton, N.J.; Cape May Stage; and Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities, Cape May.