Berks County Arts Fund - Penn Street Arts Grant Program

The Berks County Arts Fund was created by Berks County Community Foundation to encourage local residents to support the arts in Berks County through their donations. In 2014 the Community Foundation’s board of directors allocated $50,000 a year for five years to support arts programming on Penn Street in the City of Reading in the area designated as part of the official Main Street program (Penn Street between Second Street and the railroad tracks).

Grants from the fund will support programs by established arts organizations that will bring the arts to the Main Street area. Programs may include performances, exhibits, interactive activities or other creative ideas that bring art “out of the establishment” and to the residents of our community.

Applications are due by March 15. Decisions will be announced by the end of April.

In order to apply for any grant, you must first click the Sign Up button in the top right corner to create an account. If you already established an account, click Sign In to proceed with applying for a grant.

Note that demographic and quality of life data about Berks County is available at Berks Vital Signs. You may find that data useful in this or other grant applications that you complete.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Program/Project Name
  2. Describe the purpose of your program/project in one sentence.
  3. Where on Penn Street will this activity take place?
  4. List the major activities involved with this program/project.
  5. Who is your program/project designed to reach?
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