|Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) provides state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL administers these grants in Lehigh, Northampton, and Carbon County on behalf of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) to support a wide variety of local and community arts activities.
The PPA 2015-2016 Project Stream deadline is June 22, 2015. Grants awarded will provide up to $2,500 to eligible individuals, community groups, and non-profit organizations to conduct arts projects which have a significant public component. The grant application and award process is locally administered by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council staff, who then convene advisory panels from the local cultural community to review the applications according to PCA guidelines.
To encourage participation in the application process, Lehigh Valley Arts Council hosts free planning workshops for anyone who is planning to submit an application. New and returning applicants have found these sessions critical to their success in meeting the demands of a compelling, competitive proposal. Artists, grant writers, and volunteers will have the opportunity to review PCA’s eligibility rules; detailed criteria, narrative and budget requirements; and digital work samples that make a successful application.
To register for one of these 2015 Project Stream workshops sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, email Marilyn Roberts at email@example.com. Include your organization and/or artist name, preferred email and phone contact information, and a brief description of the project you are considering. You will be sent confirmation of your workshop date, location details, and links to the application materials.
FREE PROJECT GRANT WORKSHOPS 2015:
For information on Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts recipients from our region, visit our website at www.lvartscouncil.org/program. Email questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wal-Mart is holding a job fair in Easton on Friday for its second distribution center in Bethlehem.
The job fair runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at ProJeCt of Easton’s Fowler Literacy Center at 200 Ferry St.
Online applications for unloaders, processors, order fillers and breakpack positions may be completed at the job fair, ProJeCt said. Representatives from Wal-Mart will be available to assist in the application process.
The Philadelphia School District plans to hire at least 400 teachers for the 2015-16 school year.
In a district that has spent the last several years closing schools and laying off teachers, that is notable.
Particular areas of need, officials said, are secondary math and science, special education, art, music, and upper elementary school.
In an effort to compete with charter schools and other systems, the district has also changed its application process, shortening the hiring timeline and requiring applicants to submit more information up front.
Penn State is seeing a boom in the number of undergraduate applications for admission in the next academic year.
As of Monday, the university had received almost 46,000 applications from prospective baccalaureate students, a figure that is more than 7,500 ahead of the number of applications received at this time last year. The count is more in line with the number of applications received at this time in 2010 and 2011.
From this applicant pool, the university has made 11,000 offers.