It’s our story, let’s tell it.

PA CultureCheck is a study by PA Humanities and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance to gather the voices of Pennsylvania’s cultural, arts, and humanities organizations, along with other nonprofits and community groups. The two primary goals were to continue tracking the post-pandemic recovery and regrowth and to look deeper at the many ways organizations are engaging with their communities. The results inform local and statewide advocacy efforts, educate grantmakers and practitioners about the latest trends, inspire future research, and help build a stronger and more responsive cultural community.

Now in its second year and expanded to include virtual listening sessions, the results of PA CultureCheck reveal that the cultural sector is still feeling the effects of the pandemic but continues to be a powerful asset to economic development with many opportunities for growth. The future of this sector lies not in its past, but how we move forward from here.

Data highlights

  • 271 survey responses from all areas of the state, with responses reflecting the geographic and demographic diversity of Pennsylvania
  • Attendance approximately 20% down from 2019, with varying degrees of impact across organization type; performing arts organizations especially affected
  • Operations returning to normal but hiring and volunteer participation especially challenging, with 59% of organizations reporting hiring difficulties
  • Cultural organizations are embedded in communities – 96% partner with community organizations, addressing issues like education (72%), access and inclusion (58%), community development (33%), and mental health and wellness (29%)
  • During listening sessions, organizations reported seeking innovative ways to work and interact with audiences. New challenges like inflation and audience members commuting to work/downtown less frequently have arisen.

What we learned

  • The arts and humanities community is expansive and diverse, including many different kinds of organizations with unique assets and interests.
  • Collectively, they drive innovation and growth in our communities and economies.
  • Increased funding and support from businesses, philanthropy, governments, and the media is essential to reflect our art and humanities community’s significant economic contribution and national prominence.
  • Our sector amplifies our community’s unique cultural identity and functions as powerful connectors by building bridges, lifting missing voices, and maintaining crucial partnerships in an often divided state.
  • Now is the time for cultural workers to redefine our moment and to discover new ways to grow audiences, engage on a deeper level, and develop new partnerships.

PA CultureCheck in the news


Various organizations from communities of all sizes across the state participated in PA CultureCheck. In total, the results and sample size of the organizations are representative of Pennsylvania’s culture sector. In addition to the survey, in fall 2023 we held two listening sessions of arts and cultural community members (many of whom had completed the survey) to hear additional feedback and input on this study: one held with arts and culture leaders and workers from across the state, and one held specifically focusing on Southeastern PA.

  • 271 participating organizations from across Pennsylvania
  • 22% more organizations participated than in 2022
  • 74% having an annual budget under $1.5 million
  • The responses received across the geographic regions of Pennsylvania were consistent with population sizes
  • 22% rural organizations and 17% BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) organizations, both close to the state’s demographic makeup


PA CultureCheck illustrates the expansiveness and diversity of Pennsylvania’s cultural sector. Its vital work touches and inspires our communities and grows our economies in many ways, such as through historical sites, zoos, arts centers, and libraries. During our listening sessions, cultural workers were eager to connect with each other and share their experiences and learnings. This shows the need for increasing opportunities for regional and statewide collaboration. Data on the sector from PA CultureCheck and other sources is vital for making informed, strategic decisions.

Project Timeline

May & June 2023
Survey conducted

July – August 2023
Data analysis

August – September 2023
Preliminary data to key stakeholders

October 17 & 18
Listening Sessions

November 1, 2023
Presentation to PA Arts & Humanities Statewide Convening

Incorporate community feedback

February 2024
Final report release

Participating Organizations By Type

No Data Found

Organization Type

Libraries & Archives


Historical Museums & Societies


Art, Science, & Other Museums


Performing Arts


Community & Education


Service, Support, & Other




51% (139) of all participating organizations are Museums, Historical Organizations, and Libraries.


Many organizations continue to regain audiences but uncertainty remains about the “new normal” and what the future holds. Some areas of the sector have seen unique shifts and patterns of growth, with performing arts and museums adapting and building in different ways and rates.

  • Sector-wide the median organization still reports an approximately 20% decline in attendance compared to 2019
  • These effects are not evenly distributed — performing arts organizations are more affected, with only 23% report having fully regained attendance, compared to 45% of museums and historical organizations
  • 36% of organizations report that their attendance is “back to or above 2019 levels,” compared with 11% in the 2022 survey
  • 25% of respondents replied that they are unsure when attendance might fully recover
  • During listening sessions, organizations, especially in the performing arts, noted that much of the recovery of attendees comes from single ticket buyers, with subscriber levels not recovering, possibly accelerating a trend away from subscribers occurring over the last few decades
  • During listening sessions, organizations adapted programming and identified new audiences during the pandemic as work habits and locations changed; they are seeking ways to keep those gains while bringing back past audiences and events


Pennsylvania’s resilient cultural sector is working to innovatively navigate the aftermath of the pandemic and new inflationary pressures. Some organizations have reached or surpassed their pre-pandemic attendance levels, but the path to a full recovery is complex and multifaceted. This period of transformation is characterized by adaptive strategies and necessary adjustments. For example, the performing arts are now attracting more single ticket buyers instead of subscribers, indicating a shift from traditional models. Across the cultural sector, organizations are responding to changing audience behaviors and preferences against the backdrop of a challenging financial landscape. The sector’s ability to continue thriving hinges on greater overall support from the public, philanthropy, business, government, and media while recognizing the unique challenges and recovery paths of different cultural organizations.

"When do you expect attendance to return to 2019 levels?"

Results compared: 2022 to 2023

No Data Found

Percentage of Organizations with Attendance Back to/Above 2019 Levels

By organization type

No Data Found

Historical Museums & Societies and Art, Science, & Other Museums are combined here as Museums & Historical. Media organizations not shown; no significant in-person attendance reported.


Top concerns are the ability to gain or retain attendance, encourage community participation, and hire new staff. While we heard in the listening sessions that organizations are working to innovate and develop new business models and ways of working, they are now grappling with inflation and new costs of doing business with fewer volunteers and staff.

  • Only 23% of organizations report that their programs are operating at reduced capacity, compared with 33% of organizations in 2022
  • 59% of organizations report difficulty in hiring
  • 46% of organizations report a reduced number of volunteers. This effect is not evenly distributed — a larger percentage of libraries (55%) report a reduction compared to a lower percentage of performing art organizations (30%)
  • During the listening sessions, a frequent comment was that, over the last year, organizations have faced increased inflationary pressures
  • Gaining/retaining attendance and community participation is a top concern according to polls in the listening session and the sector is looking for ways to collaborate on promotion and develop relations with the media, business, and local government to rebrand their community’s assets


Cultural workers need space, time, and capital to innovate. In light of the evolving landscape, operations within the sector must be agile and forward-thinking. Organizations are called upon to balance innovation with sustainable practices to ensure resilience in the face of economic and societal shifts. Hiring and volunteer recruitment are persistent issues and are taking a toll on an already stretched sector and cultural workers’ well being. Embracing collaboration, diversification of staffing and audiences, and finding new ways to engage volunteers to build capacity will be key in maintaining relevance and impact. There is a need for stronger media collaboration and partnerships with business and local government to aid in community and economic development, as well as promotional efforts. Organizations find themselves needing to be more flexible and innovative in their operational strategies, such as building new marketing for single-ticket buyers or scaling back on the number of productions.

"How has hiring been?"

No Data Found

Somewhat or very difficult


About the same


Somewhat or very easy


Other / Unsure


"How many volunteers at your organization compared to 2019?"

No Data Found

Listening Session: What Are Your Biggest Challenges Right Now?*

No Data Found

Attendance and community participation


No Data Found

Funding and donations


No Data Found

Capacity and hiring staff


* Results of combined instant polls conducted during the live listening sessions over Zoom


Cultural organizations are engaged with and addressing the needs of their communities in many ways, such as supporting job training, youth education, and health and wellness. Their audiences are diverse and often include immigrants, veterans, unhoused, incarcerated, and victims of gun violence. Arts and culture workers bridge gaps, forge connections, and form meaningful partnerships, particularly in challenging times.

  • Cultural organizations are embedded in communities – 96% partner with community organizations, addressing issues like education (72%), access and inclusion (58%), community development (33%), and mental health and wellness (29%)
  • Many work with students in multiple locations: 72% of organizations work with students on school premises and 81% of organizations work with students in the organizations’ facilities
  • One third of cultural organizations (33%) directly engage in economic development activities
  • During the listening sessions, it was reported that building community identity and pride are integral to the role of cultural institutions. The contributions to a sense of place and community cohesion was highlighted, especially in terms of engaging new residents and reflecting the diversity of the community
  • Discussions also highlighted the importance of uplifting diverse voices and stories and focused on the role of cultural institutions in promoting diversity and inclusion within their communities


The cultural sector actively addresses social and educational issues while helping to grow thriving, economically vibrant communities. Cultural work plays a key role in areas such as neighborhood revitalization, youth engagement, public safety, and health and wellness. In challenging times, the sector is instrumental in amplifying underrepresented voices, leading with equity, and creating inclusive spaces where everyone feels a sense of belonging. Organizations note the need to re-engage with local communities and attract new, more diverse audiences, with a greater emphasis on inclusivity and broadening the reach of cultural activities. By providing opportunities to connect and learn while helping to fuel our economy, the cultural sector contributes to the health, well-being, and support of our recovering communities. This is also critical for shaping social cohesion, cultural identity, and civic vitality. However, the economic and creative assets and potential that the sector brings to revitalizing our communities are underutilized and under-recognized.

"Which social issues does your organization address in its work?"

No Data Found

96% of organizations partner with community organizations, an increase of 9% from previous year

Listening Session: Community impact of your work?*


Educational & cultural opportunities


Uplifting diverse voices and stories


Economic development


Building identity and local pride

* Results of combined instant polls conducted during the live listening sessions over Zoom


PA CultureCheck emphasizes the resilience, adaptability, and innovation of Pennsylvania’s cultural sector — but also the need for continued support. Here are three ways you can help:

Advocate: Show your support for the cultural sector by contacting your elected officials to encourage additional funding, policies, and support for cultural initiatives. Request supportive policies, increased recognition, and greater allocation of funding.

Engage: When possible, contribute financially to cultural organizations, artists, and projects. Offer your time and skills to assist in activities and events, including board membership roles.

Promote: Contact media organizations and ask for greater coverage of the cultural sector. Through your own networks, amplify local events and share information about the sector’s significant role in community enrichment, economic development, education, and well-being.

Thank you to all our PA CultureCheck participants

Armstrong TrailsArmstrongSWArt, Science, & Other Museums
Barnes FoundationPhiladelphiaSEArt, Science, & Other Museums
Carnegie Institute DBA Carnegie Museums of PittsburghAlleghenySWArt, Science, & Other Museums
Carnegie Science CenterAlleghenySWArt, Science, & Other Museums
Da Vinci Art AlliancePhiladelphiaSEArt, Science, & Other Museums
Demuth FoundationLancasterSCArt, Science, & Other Museums
Discovery Space of Central PACentreNCArt, Science, & Other Museums
Donna Weckerly Photography LLCArmstrongSWArt, Science, & Other Museums
Ely Molloy StudioLehighNEArt, Science, & Other Museums
Everhart Museum of Natural History Science & ArtLackawannaNEArt, Science, & Other Museums
Goodell Gardens & HomesteadErieNWArt, Science, & Other Museums
James E. Brewton FoundationPhiladelphiaSEArt, Science, & Other Museums
Jenkins Arboretum & GardensChesterSEArt, Science, & Other Museums
Lancaster Science FactoryLancasterSCArt, Science, & Other Museums
Lehigh University Art GalleriesNorthamptonNEArt, Science, & Other Museums
Lewisburg Children's MuseumUnionNCArt, Science, & Other Museums
Longwood GardensChesterSEArt, Science, & Other Museums
Penn Museum and GPADCPhiladelphiaSEArt, Science, & Other Museums
Philadelphia Sketch ClubPhiladelphiaSEArt, Science, & Other Museums
Philadelphia's Magic GardensPhiladelphiaSEArt, Science, & Other Museums
Pittsburgh Watercolor SocietyAlleghenySWArt, Science, & Other Museums
River Art WorksWestmorelandSWArt, Science, & Other Museums
The Franklin InstitutePhiladelphiaSEArt, Science, & Other Museums
The Galleries at Moore College of Art & DesignPhiladelphiaSEArt, Science, & Other Museums
The Temple Judea MuseumMontgomerySEArt, Science, & Other Museums
3 Dots DowntownCentreNCCommunity & Education
Abington Art CenterMontgomerySECommunity & Education
Art Expression IncAlleghenySWCommunity & Education
AustinBurkeArtcomLackawannaNECommunity & Education
Caribbean Community in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaSECommunity & Education
Circle Legacy CenterLancasterSCCommunity & Education
Circulo Juvenil de CulturaAlleghenySWCommunity & Education
Claire Marcus FineArtsNorthamptonNECommunity & Education
Community Arts CenterDelawareSECommunity & Education
ConfluCreative Arts CenterSomersetSWCommunity & Education
Curtis Institute of MusicPhiladelphiaSECommunity & Education
First Person ArtsPhiladelphiaSECommunity & Education
Franklin & Marshall College - Dept of Spanish and LinguisticsLancasterSCCommunity & Education
Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of MusicPhiladelphiaSECommunity & Education
Hill Dance Academy TheatreAlleghenySWCommunity & Education
King's CollegeLuzerneNECommunity & Education
Kutztown UniversityBerksSCCommunity & Education
LIGHT Education InitiativeAlleghenySWCommunity & Education
Marywood UniversityLackawannaNECommunity & Education
Music for VeteransErieNWCommunity & Education
Northampton Community CollegeNorthamptonNECommunity & Education
Northampton Community College - Monroe CampusMonroeNECommunity & Education
Northeast Bradford Jr Sr High SchoolBradfordNECommunity & Education
Ollin Yoliztli CalmecacPhiladelphiaSECommunity & Education
Ophelia's Making AgencyYorkSCCommunity & Education
Oxford Arts AllianceChesterSECommunity & Education
Penn Area LibraryWestmorelandSWCommunity & Education
Pickleberry PieMontgomerySECommunity & Education
Play On PhillyPhiladelphiaSECommunity & Education
Porter LovesAlleghenySWCommunity & Education
Project CapoeiraPhiladelphiaSECommunity & Education
Scranton Cultural Center at Masonic TempleLackawannaNECommunity & Education
The Clay StudioPhiladelphiaSECommunity & Education
The Commonwealth Monument ProjectDauphinSCCommunity & Education
The ExchangeColumbiaNECommunity & Education
The Forwardian Arts SocietyMonroeNECommunity & Education
The Learning LampCambriaSWCommunity & Education
The New Cumberland CollectiveCumberlandSCCommunity & Education
Titusville Council on the ArtsCrawfordNWCommunity & Education
Ukrainian Homestead of CEC ODWU IncCarbonNECommunity & Education
University of PittsburghAlleghenySWCommunity & Education
University of Pittsburgh Deparment of Theatre ArtsAlleghenySWCommunity & Education
University of Pittsburgh JohnstownCambriaSWCommunity & Education
American Philosophical SocietyPhiladelphiaSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnaces Assoc incLackawannaNEHistorical Museums & Societies
Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks FoundationBeaverSWHistorical Museums & Societies
Berks County Historical SocietyBerksSCHistorical Museums & Societies
Bucks County Historical Society (Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle)BucksSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Chester County History CenterChesterSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Colonial Pennsylvania PlantationDelawareSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Dallastown Area Historical SocietyYorkSCHistorical Museums & Societies
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic SitePhiladelphiaSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion IncPhiladelphiaSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Fayette County Cultural TrustFayetteSWHistorical Museums & Societies
Fulton County Historical SocietyFultonSCHistorical Museums & Societies
Historic Fallsington IncBucksSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Historic GermantownPhiladelphiaSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Historic Harrisburg AssociationDauphinSCHistorical Museums & Societies
Historic RittenhouseTown IncPhiladelphiaSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Hornby School Restoration SocietyErieNWHistorical Museums & Societies
Huntingdon County Historical SocietyHuntingdonSCHistorical Museums & Societies
Independence Seaport MuseumPhiladelphiaSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Lackawanna Historical SocietyLackawannaNEHistorical Museums & Societies
Landis Valley Village and Farm MuseumLancasterSCHistorical Museums & Societies
Monroe County Historical AssociationMonroeNEHistorical Museums & Societies
Moravian Historical SocietyNorthamptonNEHistorical Museums & Societies
Mt. Tabor Preservation ProjectCumberlandSCHistorical Museums & Societies
Museum of the American RevolutionPhiladelphiaSEHistorical Museums & Societies
National Canal MuseumNorthamptonNEHistorical Museums & Societies
National Constitution CenterPhiladelphiaSEHistorical Museums & Societies
National Museum of Industrial HistoryNorthamptonNEHistorical Museums & Societies
Newlin Grist MillDelawareSEHistorical Museums & Societies
North Hills Genealogists (of Pittsburgh)AlleghenySWHistorical Museums & Societies
Pennsylvania Postal History SocietyLancasterSCHistorical Museums & Societies
Pennypacker MillsMontgomerySEHistorical Museums & Societies
Philadelphia Archaeological ForumPhiladelphiaSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Preservation PennsylvaniaDauphinSCHistorical Museums & Societies
Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogicial SocietyJeffersonNWHistorical Museums & Societies
Quiet Valley Living Historical FarmMonroeNEHistorical Museums & Societies
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage CenterMontgomerySEHistorical Museums & Societies
Senator John Heinz History CenterAlleghenySWHistorical Museums & Societies
Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo VankaAlleghenySWHistorical Museums & Societies
The Conococheague Institute for the Study of Cultural HeritageFranklinSCHistorical Museums & Societies
The History Center on Main StreetTiogaNCHistorical Museums & Societies
The National Civil War MuseumDauphinSCHistorical Museums & Societies
Titusville Historical SocietyCrawfordNWHistorical Museums & Societies
Wyck AssociationPhiladelphiaSEHistorical Museums & Societies
Ye Olde Sulphur Spa Historical SocietyAdamsSCHistorical Museums & Societies
Adams County Library SystemAdamsSCLibraries & Archives
Allentown Public LibraryLehighNELibraries & Archives
Altoona Area Public LibraryBlairSWLibraries & Archives
Atglen Public LibraryChesterSELibraries & Archives
Avon Grove LibraryChesterSELibraries & Archives
Baden Memorial LibraryBeaverSWLibraries & Archives
Benson Memorial LibraryCrawfordNWLibraries & Archives
Bethlehem Area Public LibraryNorthamptonNELibraries & Archives
Bethlehem Area Public Library South Side BranchNorthamptonNELibraries & Archives
Bosler Memorial LibraryCumberlandSCLibraries & Archives
Braddock Carnegie Library AssociationAlleghenySWLibraries & Archives
Bradford Area Public LibraryMcKeanNWLibraries & Archives
Brandywine Community LibraryBerksSCLibraries & Archives
Cheltenham Township Library SystemMontgomerySELibraries & Archives
Coatesville Area Public LibraryChesterSELibraries & Archives
Cooper-Siegel Community LibraryAlleghenySWLibraries & Archives
Cranberry Public LibraryButlerSWLibraries & Archives
Cumberland County Library System FoundationCumberlandSCLibraries & Archives
Degenstein Community LibraryNorthumberlandNCLibraries & Archives
Delaware County LibrariesDelawareSELibraries & Archives
Donora Public LibraryWashingtonSWLibraries & Archives
Eastern Monroe Public LibraryMonroeNELibraries & Archives
Erie County Public LibraryErieNWLibraries & Archives
Folcroft Public LibraryDelawareSELibraries & Archives
Franklin County Library SystemFranklinSCLibraries & Archives
Free Library of Springfield TownhipMontgomerySELibraries & Archives
Hamlin Community LibraryWayneNELibraries & Archives
Hazleton Area Public LibraryLuzerneNELibraries & Archives
Helen Kate Furness Free LibraryDelawareSELibraries & Archives
Hershey Public LibraryDauphinSCLibraries & Archives
Hollidaysburg Area Public LibraryBlairSWLibraries & Archives
Indian Valley Public LibraryMontgomerySELibraries & Archives
James V. Brown LibraryLycomingNCLibraries & Archives
Jenkintown LibraryMontgomerySELibraries & Archives
Johnsonburg Public LibraryElkNWLibraries & Archives
Johnstown District LibrariesCambriaSWLibraries & Archives
Knox Public LibraryClarionNWLibraries & Archives
Kreutz Creek LIbraryYorkSCLibraries & Archives
Lansdowne Public LibraryDelawareSELibraries & Archives
Library System of Lancaster CountyLancasterSCLibraries & Archives
Lower Merion Library SystemMontgomerySELibraries & Archives
Martinsburg Community LibraryBlairSWLibraries & Archives
Middletown Free LibraryDelawareSELibraries & Archives
Montgomery County Library DistrictMontgomerySELibraries & Archives
Mount Jewett Memorial LibraryMcKeanNWLibraries & Archives
Newport Public LibraryPerrySCLibraries & Archives
Newtown Public LibraryDelawareSELibraries & Archives
North Wales Area LibraryMontgomerySELibraries & Archives
Osterhout Free LibraryLuzerneNELibraries & Archives
Pennsylvania Integrated Library SystemLackawannaNELibraries & Archives
Pennsylvania State LibraryDauphinSCLibraries & Archives
Public Library for Union CountyUnionNCLibraries & Archives
Punxsutawney Memorial LibraryJeffersonNWLibraries & Archives
Schlow Centre Region LibraryCentreNCLibraries & Archives
Scranton Public LibraryLackawannaNELibraries & Archives
Sharon Hill Public LibraryDelawareSELibraries & Archives
Spalding Memorial LibraryBradfordNELibraries & Archives
Springfield Township LibraryDelawareSELibraries & Archives
Stone Memorial LibraryCrawfordNWLibraries & Archives
Strasburg-Heisler LibraryLancasterSCLibraries & Archives
Sugar Grove Free Library AssociationWarrenNWLibraries & Archives
S.W. Smith Memorial Public LibraryMckeanNWLibraries & Archives
Swarthmore Public LibraryDelawareSELibraries & Archives
The Athenaeum of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaSELibraries & Archives
Union Library of HatboroMontgomerySELibraries & Archives
Upper Darby Township & Sellers Memorial Free Public LibraryDelawareSELibraries & Archives
Upper Moreland Free Public LibraryMontgomerySELibraries & Archives
William Jeanes Memorial LibraryMontgomerySELibraries & Archives
Zelienople Area Public LibraryButlerSWLibraries & Archives
Broad Street ReviewPhiladelphiaSEMedia
Bryn Mawr Film InstituteMontgomerySEMedia
G-Town RadioPhiladelphiaSEMedia
Historical DreamPhiladelphiaSEMedia
History Making Productions LLCPhiladelphiaSEMedia
Second State PressPhiladelphiaSEMedia
Upstart ArtsYorkSCMedia
Altoona Community TheatreBlairSWPerforming Arts
Anna Crusis Feminist ChoirPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Appell Center for the Performing ArtsYorkSCPerforming Arts
Arden Theatre CompanyPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Aurora Classical of Culture Trust Greater PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Chamber Music Society of BethlehemNorthamptonNEPerforming Arts
City Theatre CompanyAlleghenySWPerforming Arts
Dearly Departed Players Dunmore Cemetery TourLackawannaNEPerforming Arts
Enchantment Theatre CompanyPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Farm Arts Collective IncWayneNEPerforming Arts
Footlight Players Youth Theatre and IUP Theater-by-the-GroveIndianaSWPerforming Arts
FringeArtsPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Grounded Theatre CompanyPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Harmony Theater IncMontgomerySEPerforming Arts
Harrisburg Symphony OrchestraDauphinSCPerforming Arts
IceHouse Performing Arts CollaborativeNorthamptonNEPerforming Arts
Inis Nua Theatre CompanyPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
InterAct Theatre CompanyPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Julie Esty Dunmore Cemetery Tour Dearly Departed PlayersLackawannaNEPerforming Arts
Just Be You Performing ArtsNorthamptonNEPerforming Arts
Kelly Strayhorn TheaterAlleghenySWPerforming Arts
Kun-Yang Lin DancersPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
La FioccoBucksSEPerforming Arts
Lantern Theater CompanyPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Lenape Chamber EnsembleBucksSEPerforming Arts DBA World Cafe LivePhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Mendelssohn Chorus of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Mt. Airy Barn DancePhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Network for New MusicPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Nittany Performing Arts CentreCentreNCPerforming Arts
Pasquerilla Performing Arts CenterCambriaSWPerforming Arts
Patricia MasarachiaPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Performing Arts TraditionsPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Philadelphia Dance CompanyPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Philadelphia Freedom BandPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
PlayPennPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Riverfront Theater CompanyAlleghenySWPerforming Arts
Scranton Jazz FestivalLackawannaNEPerforming Arts
Scranton Shakespeare FestivalLackawannaNEPerforming Arts
Singing CityPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
The Catholic Choral Society of ScrantonLuzerneNEPerforming Arts
The Lyric ConsortLackawannaNEPerforming Arts
The Pennsylvania Ballet Association DBA Philadelphia BalletPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
The Philadelphia ThingPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Theatre ExilePhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Theatre HorizonMontgomerySEPerforming Arts
Three Rivers Young Peoples OrchestrasAlleghenySWPerforming Arts
Tuesday Noon Recital SeriesCambriaSWPerforming Arts
VoxAmaDeusMontgomerySEPerforming Arts
Wally Gordon Community SingersLackawannaNEPerforming Arts
Walnut St TheatrePhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Wilma TheaterPhiladelphiaSEPerforming Arts
Zoellner Arts CenterNorthamptonNEPerforming Arts
Adams County Arts CouncilAdamsSCService, Support, & Other
Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauMcKeanNWService, Support, & Other
Barrio AlegriaBerksSCService, Support, & Other
BuildaBridge InternationalPhiladelphiaSEService, Support, & Other
Centre County Planning and Community DevelopmentCentreNCService, Support, & Other
Conservation Center for Art & Historic ArtifactsPhiladelphiaSEService, Support, & Other
Corry Area Chamber of CommerceErieNWService, Support, & Other
Erie Arts & CultureErieNWService, Support, & Other
Erie YesterdayErieNWService, Support, & Other
Greater Philadelphia Cultural AlliancePhiladelphiaSEService, Support, & Other
Greater Philadelphia Film OfficePhiladelphiaSEService, Support, & Other
Greater Pittsburgh Arts CouncilAlleghenySWService, Support, & Other
H-CAN (Havertown Community Action Network) Arts Advocacy ArtSquadDelawareSEService, Support, & Other
Hope Station Opportunity Area Neighborhood CouncilCumberlandSCService, Support, & Other
Jess McPherson Arts & ConsultingYorkSCService, Support, & Other
Keep Music AliveDelawareSEService, Support, & Other
Lackawanna County Arts and Culture DepartmentLackawannaNEService, Support, & Other
PA HumanitiesPhiladelphiaSEService, Support, & Other
PennDOTDauphinSCService, Support, & Other
Pennsylvania Rural Arts AllianceIndianaSWService, Support, & Other
Pennsylvania Senate LibraryDauphinSCService, Support, & Other
Philadelphia Scenic WorksPhiladelphiaSEService, Support, & Other
Philadelphia SculptorsPhiladelphiaSEService, Support, & Other
Sisters of St. JosephBeaverSWService, Support, & Other
South Central PaARTners at MillersvilleLancasterSCService, Support, & Other
The Lehigh Art AllianceLehighNEService, Support, & Other
Theatre PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaSEService, Support, & Other
Travelers Aid International PHL AirportPhiladelphiaSEService, Support, & Other

Additional thanks to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (Pennsylvania Department of Education), the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, PA Museums, Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania, and advisors Kristi Poling and Genna Styles-Lyas.

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