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EmcArts Accepting Proposals for Innovation Lab, Deadline May 30

EmcArts, the social enterprise for learning and innovation in the arts, is taking proposals for Innovation Lab, their 16-month-long immersion programs for U.S.-based arts and arts service organizations seeking to uncover adaptive strategies and responses to their most complex challenges. These new rounds are funded by a $1.58 million grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Eligible organizations for Round 9 of the Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts are United States-based nonprofit producing and presenting organizations in theater, modern or contemporary dance, and jazz (including multidisciplinary college-based presenters).

Eligible organizations for Round 2 of the Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies include those that provide services in support of the ongoing development of an arts discipline, a particular area of arts activities, and/or its organizations and practitioners, and that are based in the United States. These agencies must serve individuals or organizations in the disciplines of theater, modern and contemporary dance, jazz, or multidisciplinary arts.


Gov. Corbett, Elliot Davidson, First Lady Susan Corbett

Elliot Davidson, a sophomore at Lewisburg Area High School in Union County is Pennsylvania’s 2014 “Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest” champion. Davidson will now go on to compete in the national contest in Washington, D.C. Davidson will represent Pennsylvania at the national championship to be held in Washington, D.C. April 28-30.




PD&C applications are available online for professional development which includes hiring consultants to assist in addressing, for example, organizational issues and planning; providing support for attending conferences and providing funds to hire buses to attend to PA arts events.

Please click on the link below for further information

Program Information 9/26/2013

Kyle Abraham, Dancer & Choreographer Named 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Kyle is from Pittsburgh where he attended the Creative and Performing Arts High School. He also received a 2002 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Choreography. Congratulations!

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The misson of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.

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