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SOURCE Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), today announced its 'Best of the Best' Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Projects. The initiative recognizes the artistic and community accomplishments of outstanding arts projects, events and activities developed in local and community settings.
Those recognized as 'Best of the Best' are:
"I am delighted to recognize these organizations. This is the first year the Council has selected the most outstanding PPA Projects to represent the talent, achievements and contributions of the arts to the life of the Commonwealth," said PCA Executive Director Phillip Horn. "The selection of the 'Best of the Best' provides recognition for the important role of arts support provided by state government."
Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is the Arts Council's regional re-granting program. It engages 13 regional partners to promote and review applications and award small grants to a wide variety of local and community arts programs and projects.
By providing local administration and technical support plus a streamlined application process, PPA creates unprecedented access to state arts funding. In 2012, Partners awarded more than 800 grants to a service area reaching all 67 counties.
The 13 "Best" PPA projects in Pennsylvania were chosen from among hundreds of PPA grantees by the boards of directors of the partners. A committee of the Council reviewed these and named the best of the best.
The 9 other finalists included:
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is a state agency under the Office of the Governor, whose mission it is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania, and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state. The council formed the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts in 1997, to expand the availability of state arts dollars and encourage and support local decision-making.
Media contact: Heather Doughty, PA Council on the Arts; 717-787-1517
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