Affordable access to theater, jazz and blues performances, a mobile studio that offers neighborhood residents hands-on art-making experiences and multicultural productions are among the plans for 31 arts organizations receiving a total of $1.2 million in grants through PNC Arts Alive.
Entering its 11th year, PNC will support large and small arts groups in the Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey region. The grants cover a wide range of disciplines, audiences and participatory experiences.
In addition, as announced by Joseph G. Meterchick, PNC regional president, during last year’s Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance annual meeting, the PNC Arts Alive program is evolving to include a new component. The PNC Arts Alive CONNECT initiative now will provide funding support for smaller, community-based arts and culture organizations. Since its debut in 2009, PNC Arts Alive has provided $10 million to support more than 270 arts programs and 65 organizations. This year’s Arts Alive portfolio also includes nine new Arts Alive CONNECT program participants. Financial support is made possible through the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group.
“The success of PNC Arts Alive can be seen in its continued extension, as well as the addition of support for neighborhood arts and culture organizations,” Meterchick said. “With PNC Arts Alive-funded programing spanning more than a decade, we continue to see its benefits as our arts community grows and creates innovative exhibits and experiences reaching hundreds of thousands of people.”