How To Apply


Need inspiration? Are you looking for an inspiring, interesting way to spend a few hours and contribute to the arts in Philadelphia public schools? We are seeking volunteer reviewers to serve on a committee to score proposals for the Picasso Project, an initiative of Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY). Reviewers are asked to score approximately eight proposals using an evaluation grid that PCCY provides. Proposals are approximately five pages and describe unique partnerships between schools, artists and community organizations. Reviewers are invited to, but not required to attend a final review committee session on December 12th from 3pm to 6pm at 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  For more information on the review process go to SIGN UP BY November 21st by contacting or calling Picasso Project 215 563 5848 x 22.

How to apply for a 2014 picasso projecT Grant

Grants: Picasso Project Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support arts projects in the creative, performing and digital arts in Philadelphia K-12 public schools during the spring of 2014. Projects can address a school’s need to boost arts offerings, integrate arts into other core subjects, or use arts to improve school climate.

Eligibility:  Staff at public (District – managed and charter) schools with no more than 2 full-time arts teachers may apply on their own or in partnership with community based organizations, artists and arts organizations.

Process: A school or community representative for each project must attend a Grant Support Workshop or Conference Call before applying. You must RSVP to the day prior to attend the workshop or conference call.

Grant Application Support Sessions: (CLOSED!)

Deadline: Grant applications are due midnight, November 18, 2013

2014 Application: Download the application and submit to:

Notification of Grant Awards:  Week of December 15, 2013

Grant Award Ceremony: January 2014

Funds must be spent by: June 2014


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