Call for Letters of Interest – Creative Communities Pilot Initiative

The purpose of the Creative Communities Initiative is to provide multi-year funding to community-driven, arts-based projects that serve as catalysts for livability, economic development, and community connectedness. Also called creative placemaking, the funded projects will have a demonstrated, positive impact on their respective communities.

Two-to-four pilot communities will be selected in 2019 to each receive up to $25,000 per year for up to four years. Eligible applicants include local governments and 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations.

The community selection process will begin with the submission of letters of interest, followed by review and site visits to a limited number of communities. Selected communities will be invited to submit a full application.

Interested communities can access submission instructions, program selection criteria, and application guidelines at Letters of interest may be submitted May 31 to June 28, 2019. Inquiries should be directed to Sarah Merritt at or 717-787-1521.

The PCA’s mission is to strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Pennsylvania’s communities through the arts.

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