Grant Opportunity - Arts - apply by July 25, 2024

By Rachael Hartmann
June, 2024


The Centre Foundation Announces the Creative Sector Flex Fund: Providing Flexible Support for the Arts!

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) introduced a new grant program, the Creative Sector Flex Fund (CSFF), in 2023-24, and is offering the program again for the 2024-25 grant cycle. The CSFF is designed to address the changing needs of dynamic PA arts organizations with average annual revenue between $10,000 – $200,000.

This grant program incorporates the current needs of the field by offering grantees the flexibility to use $5,000 grants in ways that ensure the most significant impact for their organizations and communities. Eligible uses of funds are flexible, including the support of applicants’ administrative, programmatic, and project-related expenses.

As a regional partner of the PCA, Centre Foundation administers this grant for Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, and Huntingdon Counties. All applicants must submit a new application every year. 

Please note: The PCA has retired Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts’ (PPA) Entry to Program Stream, and Program Stream grant programs. The decision to retire these programs resulted from the PCA’s consideration of conversations, feedback, observations, insights, research, and data review with state and industry leaders, panelists, grantees, and community members. The goal of this retirement is to enable the PCA to provide a funding avenue that better aligns with industry trends and the goals of the PCA’s strategic plan.

Eligibility and Timeline

Download and review the 2024-25 Creative Sector Flex Fund Guidelines for program eligibility and required documentation.

For grants through Centre Foundation, your organization or program must be located in Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, or Huntingdon Counties.

  • Application Opens: June 4

  • Application Closes: July 25

  • Award Notification: November 2024

  • Grant Period: January-December 2025

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through Centre Foundation’s Online Grant Portal. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

If your organization is not eligible for the Creative Sector Flex Fund, please visit the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts website page for additional information on opportunities that may suit the needs of your organization. 

If you have any questions, please contact Rachael Hartman, Community Impact Director, at (814) 237-6229.


  • Creative Sector Flex Fund Guidelines

  • Creative Sector Flex Fund Application Questions

  • Sample IRS Determination Letter

  • Sample Form 990

  • Online Grant Portal