Arts Live

Arts Alive

Philadelphia, Delaware & Southern New Jersey

PNC Arts Alive

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

PNC Arts Alive programming demonstrates that there is an artistic outlet for everyone — including all ages, cultural traditions, economic backgrounds and neighborhoods. Pop-up performances, mobile arts vans and the use of unique, local venues are among the many initiatives supported through PNC Arts Alive and we're excited to continue helping invigorate local arts organizations in Greater Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey, while bringing new and exciting programs to our communities.

PNC Arts Alive 2024-2025

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-million dollar funding initiative of The PNC Foundation, designed to support visual and performing arts organizations and make the arts accessible to all audiences. The 2024 PNC Arts Alive grant program is open to nonprofit arts organizations located in the five-county Philadelphia region, Southern New Jersey & Delaware for the 12-month grant term beginning September 1, 2024. Applicant organizations should be aware that this year’s grants process will once again be highly competitive.  Please note that funding is not guaranteed, even for prior grant recipients.  Additionally, due to the volume of grant requests received, we are unfortunately not in a position to be able to review prospective grant projects prior to your formal application.

Contact Information:

General questions may be directed by email to:

PNC Client & Community Relations

PNC Client & Community Relations

PNC Client & Community Relations - Delaware

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(732) 220-3055

PNC Arts Alive
Keeping the Arts Thriving

Summary of Our Efforts

Our Most Recent Grant Recipients

PNC recognizes the vital role that the arts play across the Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware region, and recent PNC Arts Alive grantees in fact demonstrate the very best of arts sector – excellence, innovation, collaboration, and resilience. Recent PNC Arts Alive supported projects span a wide range of arts disciplines, audiences and participatory experiences, including lively outdoor community arts celebrations held in neighborhoods from Philadelphia’s Chinatown to Wilmington, DE; outdoor pop-up concerts using found objects as instruments; a longstanding jazz music series that connects our region’s music scene to international influences; mobile art vans and roving musical performance stages; immersive family programs; and an array of exhibitions and productions that tell the story of African American, LatinX, and other previously underrepresented cultural communities. Recent PNC Arts Alive grantees include:

  • African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • Asian Arts Initiative
  • Barnes Foundation
  • BlackStar Projects
  • Clay Studio
  • Da Vinci Art Alliance
  • Delaware Art Museum
  • Expressive Path
  • First Person Arts
  • Fringe Arts
  • Grand Opera House Inc.
  • InLiquid
  • Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble
  • Mann Center for the Performing Arts
  • Orchestra 2001, Inc.
  • Peoples Light & Theatre Co.
  • Perkins Center for the Arts
  • PHILADANCO! The Philadelphia Dance Company
  • Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.
  • Walnut Street Theatre
  • Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

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