The Arts for All Partnership began in 2015 between the Cultural Enrichment Fund (CEF) and the Greater Harrisburg Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC). This unique collaborative funding initiative aims to improve the efficiency of arts grant funding and increase the overall impact of grant funding for arts programming in our communities.

Applications are accepted from any nonprofit organization in the capital region conducting a program designed to integrate cultural appreciation in the everyday lives of underserved audiences.

The Arts for All Partnership is most interested in proposals that will increase access to the arts in the Capital Region through:

  • Free public performances for families
  • Ticket subsidy programs that fill houses
  • Innovative programs that engage and build young audiences
  • Educational outreach programs

Priority is given to programs that increase arts engagement and access among diverse audiences, underserved and/or economically disadvantaged communities.

Learn more about the Arts for All Partnership including application deadlines, format and criteria.

2017 Grant Recipients

  • Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro Inc. – $2,000 for Destination ARTS! Performance Fund, that works to support free musical performances and a thriving arts community in downtown Waynesboro, PA.
  • Bosler Memorial Library – $3,000 for the Music at Bosler program, a live music concert series featuring a wide range of musical genres; all concerts are free and open to the public.
  • Capital Region Arts and Education – $3,000 for Arts Master Classes, which provides CASA high school students with opportunities to view, interact with, and engage in learning opportunities provided by nationally recognized artists and artist companies in six art disciplines.
  • Capital Theatre Foundation – $2,000 for Arts in Education at the Capitol Theatre, offering artist learning opportunities to all students through curriculum based and career focused art activities founded in cultural enrichment that work to spark a lifelong interest and involvement in the arts.
  • Carlisle Arts Learning Center Inc. – $5,000, for ArtWorks! an afterschool program for middle and high school students that encourages creative solutions to problem solving and builds leadership skills and confidence.
  • Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet – $4,000 for Teen Night at the Ballet, a two-part program that seeks to build younger audiences for the performing arts by making ballet accessible to teens through interactive strategies.
  • Cumberland Valley School of Music – $5,000 for the Arts Integrated Preschool Pilot Program, an art-integrated preschool experience featuring daily music, dance, and visual art instruction for children in Franklin County.
  • Diocese of Harrisburg: Saint Theresa School – $2,683.99 for Saint Theresa School Piano Lab Expansion, which strengthens current music learning opportunities through expanded piano resources.
  • Downtown Carlisle Association – $4,000 for Color Carlisle: a Public Art Initiative, that works to enrich commercial and residential property spaces, and the community through public art murals.
  • Drew Michael Taylor Foundation –  $1,500 for Meeting the Needs of Grievers Through Art, a Shippensburg-based program that provides art-based workshops to meet the needs of grievers in the Drew’s Hope grief support program and the greater community.
  • Gamut Theatre Group – $3,000 for 25th Annual Shakespeare in the Park, an annual performance since 1994 that brings Shakespeare’s greatest works to Reservoir Park, and will feature A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2018.
  • Harrisburg Area Community College Foundation – $1,602 for Educating the Next Generation Through the Arts (EdGe) Program, a collaborative arts program that partners the Live at Rose Lehrman and the Susquehanna Township High School (STHS) orchestra programs, and the Live At Rose Lehrman and the Bethesda Mission Community Youth Center (BMCYC) afterschool programs.
  • Harrisburg Men’s Chorus – $3,000 for the Celebrating Female Composers program, a men’s musical performance that recognizes the contributions of women as composers of both serious and popular misc.
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg – $1,500 for JCC Senior Artist in Residency, a 10 session artist in residency program where seniors will explore art forms that encourage daily creative exploration, and the development of larger pieces that will culminate in an art show at the JCC.
  • Lebanon Valley  Council on the Arts – $2,500 for the Intergenerational Project, a project that pairs middle and high school youths with senior adults in the city of Lebanon in collaborative workshops beginning with conversation and moving towards the creation of a legacy quilt.
  • Market Square Concerts – $3,500 for Market Square Concerts’ Soundscape Educational Outreach Program, offering free and discounted admission to  students and educational chamber music outreach programs featuring musicians ranging from recent international competition winners to Grammy award winners.
  • Nativity School of Harrisburg – $5,000 for The Nativity School of Harrisburg Arts Program, a project that supports the addition of an art curriculum and necessary supplies for students at this school.
  • Open Stage of Harrisburg – $3,000 for Student Matinee Series: Akeelah and the Bee & The Diary of Anne Frank, a project that will work to bring live matinee performances of both productions to area schools.
  • Open Stage if Harrisburg (Sankofa) – $3,000 for Sankofa African American Theatre Company’s Peer2Peer Education Project, which supports the training of peer teachers who, in turn, design and facilitate curriculum that develops student theatre skills and supports the creation of a company of young African American actors to provide leadership roles in local theatre and their communities.
  • Pennsylvania Regional Ballet – $4,000 for R.A.I.S.E. Program (Refined Arts Inspire Successful Education) a 12 week educational  arts program and residency that engages 5th graders through dance, music, choreography instruction, and culminates in a final performance.
  • RSVP of the Capital Region Inc. – $3,500 for The Art Zone, a project that will integrate the arts within the ZONE After School and Summer Programs provided to K-10th grade students in the Newport School District.
  • The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties (CPARC) – $3,000 for the From A to X: Art Creation to eXhibit Project: a six week art class that provides arts experiences for people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities and is made available through a partnership between the Carlisle Arts Learning Center and CPARC.
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Harrisburg – $1,500 for Music by the River, Season 5, which brings quality musical performances to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral.
  • Susquehanna Folk Music Society Inc. – $2,000 for Little Pickers Family Activities, and Educational and fun space where youth and their families can explore the folk and traditional arts during the Susquehanna Folk Music Festival in 2018.
  • The Salvation Army – $1,000 for SYE (Summer Youth Enrichment) 2018 Arts Education Focus, ensuring the continuation of arts education programming in the SYE and other learning offerings made available during the 2017-2018 school year.
  • West Perry School District – $5,000 for the Children Learn to Play Ukulele and Join in Jam Sessions with Community Musicians Project, during which the professional duo, Simple Gifts, will teach West Perry  students to play the ukulele, coach people of all ages in group playing, and perform for the greater community.
  • World Affairs Council of Harrisburg – $1,500 for The 2018 International Poetry and Storytelling Competition for High School Students, a program that engages high school students in creating original, literary works around themes compatible with the philosophy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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