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Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Unveils Free, Innovative Digital Platform for Teaching Artists and Older Adults

10/03/2022
Today, Karl Blischke, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), announced the launch of the Academy for Creative Aging, a free, digital platform that offers a certificate of completion for teaching artists and on-demand video lessons for older adults.

Wolf Administration Art Partnership Engages Schools in Project to Make State Parks More Welcoming to All

05/31/2022
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced a new diversity, equity, and inclusion partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is connecting students with local artists to create and display art at three state parks.

Gov. Wolf: $4 Million Awarded to Boost Economic Growth in Coal-Impacted Areas of Pennsylvania’s Appalachian Region

03/17/2022
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that more than $4 million has been awarded to six projects in Pennsylvania’s Appalachian Region through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative.

Huntingdon County Student Named 2022 ‘Poetry Out Loud’ State Champion

03/14/2022
Mario Grugan, a senior from Tyrone Area School District in Huntingdon County, is Pennsylvania’s 2022 Poetry Out Loud (POL) state champion. Grugan will represent Pennsylvania in the National Finals, which will be streamed virtually beginning on May 1, 2022.

Wolf Administration Announces Statewide Investment to Support Creative Entrepreneurs

12/06/2021
Today, Karl Blischke, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), announced availability of the Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator (CEA) Program, which matches eligible creative entrepreneurs with existing, free, local, small business consulting services and financial resources up to $2,000 to help grow their businesses, audiences, and revenue. Grant funds may be used for activities such as research and development, purchase of supplies and equipment, and professional and business development fees.

Wolf Administration Announces Statewide Partnership to Provide Music Therapy Services to Frontline Healthcare Workers

06/10/2021
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Executive Director, Karl Blischke, today announced one of the country’s first statewide partnerships using creative arts therapies to support well-being and resiliency among frontline healthcare workers. The initiative is a partnership of the PCA, a state agency under the Office of the Governor, and the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).