PNC Celebrates 15 Years of Support for Arts and Culture through PNC Arts Alive

Philadelphia, Delaware, Southern New Jersey organizations to receive $1 million in latest grant funding cycle

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 3, 2023 – PNC today celebrated 15 years of making arts and cultural programs more accessible through PNC Arts Alive with the announcement of the initiative’s latest grant recipients. A total of $1 million will be awarded to nearly two dozen local arts organizations in the current grant cycle. 

Funded projects highlight various cultural traditions and art forms from their earliest roots to contemporary culture. 

Programs include celebrations of African American art, dance and film, community festivals in the heart of Philadelphia’s Chinatown, theatrical productions spanning continents, culturally informed artmaking and more.

“It’s amazing to see what the PNC Arts Alive initiative has delivered for our region’s arts and cultural organizations, and our neighbors throughout the past 15 years,” said Joe Meterchick, PNC regional president for Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. “The current cycle of Arts Alive grant recipients represents not only a diverse range of programming but also the amazing cultural influences that make our region a terrific place to live, work and play. We look forward to gathering with our neighbors and welcome everyone to join us and be a part of art.”

With the latest funding cycle, the impact of the PNC Arts Alive initiative in the region has resulted in:

  • More than $15 million in funding to local arts and culture organizations;
  • A total of 300 programs supported; and 
  • Accessible programming that reached more than two million community members.

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year initiative of PNC and the PNC Foundation dedicated to supporting visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing arts access and engagement in new and innovative ways. The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. For more information, visit


African American Museum in Philadelphia
Asian Arts Initiative
Barnes Foundation
BlackStar Projects
The Clay Studio
Da Vinci Art Alliance
Delaware Art Museum
Expressive Path
Grand Opera House
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc.
Peoples Light & Theatre Co.
Perkins Center for the Arts
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts
PHILADANCO: Philadelphia Dance Company
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial Inc.
Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc. 
Theatre Horizon
Walnut Street Theater
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center Inc.

Jason Beyersdorfer
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