PNC Arts Alive

Keeping the Arts Thriving

A multi-million dollar initiative through the PNC Foundation designed to support the visual and performing arts


View a summary of the organizations we've most recently supported.

PNC Arts Alive
PNC Arts Alive
We believe that engagement in the arts enriches lives and builds stronger, more vibrant communities.

We know what art can do, how it changes perspectives and even changes lives. Similarly, the PNC Foundation has always believed that engagement in the arts enriches lives and builds stronger, more vibrant communities. That's why PNC Arts Alive was created.

PNC Arts Alive challenges visual and performing arts organizations to put forth their best, most original thinking in expanding audience participation and engagement. This commitment advances our mission of community development.

Since PNC Arts Alive debuted in 2009, we have awarded approximately $13 million in grants to enterprising cultural organizations in Central Ohio, Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey and Greater St. Louis, through funding delivered by the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. We look forward to now also supporting the arts across Florida's east coast.

From classical music and film to dance and theater, we're committed to keeping the arts alive.

Please review the regions we support and relevant application criteria and deadlines:

Central Ohio

Since PNC Arts Alive was introduced, we have provided $2.25 million in support to 28 organizations which helped achieve our goal of increasing access to arts and culture for all in the 14-county Central Ohio region.

Florida - East Coast

We've recently announced that Arts Alive will award $510,000 over three years to arts organizations in Broward, Duval and Palm Beach counties.

Greater St. Louis

Since introduced, PNC Arts Alive has provided a total of $2 million to support 74 programs to increase access to the arts and culture in the St. Louis region.

Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey

PNC Arts Alive has awarded a total of $8 million in grants to support more than 175 arts programs and 80 organizations in an effort to increase access to the arts in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.