PCCA provides opportunities and shares resources for artist professional development.


Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program – combines Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consulting services with grants from the PA Council on the Arts of up to $2,000 for creative entrepreneurs who aspire to start their own for-profit business or operate an existing for-profit micro business.

Opens soon: Contact the Bucknell SBDC at sbdc@bucknell.edu to start your application!

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the PCA’s Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) partner organizations are pleased to make available the Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program. This program is designed to pair access to existing small business consulting services with financial resources up to $2,000 for creative entrepreneurs who aspire to start their own for-profit business or who operate an existing for-profit micro business.

Access the Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program info sheet (PDF)

Access the Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program guidelines (PDF)


Wildwood Park’s Outdoor Environmental Art Exhibit

Art In The Wild was conceived with the goals of presenting quality outdoor art using natural materials, providing educational opportunities and involving the community. The works of art are composed of mostly natural materials to blend with Wildwood’s natural setting. The project is open to all. To enter complete an application before January 19, 2024.

Exhibition Duration: April 7, 2024 – September 30, 2024
2024 Theme: Nature Heals

  • Application Deadline: January 19, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: early February 2024
  • Mandatory Pre-Installation Meeting: March 2, 2024
  • Installation Begins: March 2, 2024
  • Meet the Artists: April 7, 2024 from 1-3 PM
  • Artists Reception: April 5, 2024

To view the application and more details, visit https://explorewildwoodpark.org/art-in-the-wild/.

AIE: “A Beginner’s Guide to Artist Residencies”

What is an artist-in-residence? Is it for me? How do I become one? Arts in Education (AIE) Coordinator for Perry County Council of the Arts, Rachel Barron will discuss the opportunities available and steps artists, musicians,  performers and writers can take to become a rostered teaching artist in central PA! Join us for an informal
discussion, ask questions, and learn what steps you need to take and what tools and resources you can use to share your craft with others!

Rachel Barron is the Arts in Education Coordinator for Perry County Council of the Arts. Rachel oversees all residencies operating through the PCCA which covers the region of Perry, Juniata, Mifflin, Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Montour Counties.

This is a social networking event!
Participants are encouraged to bring snacks, share, partake and BYOB. Light fare will be provided.

STEP 1: Register for the Workshop

Art Talk is free and open to PCCA Members & Friends who may also register by contacting us at 717-567-7023 or pcca@perrycountyarts.org. To become a PCCA member, join here.

    Artist First and Last Name (required)

    Artistic Medium (required)

    Email (required)

    Phone Number

    Address, City, State, Zip

    Are you a member of PCCA?


    How did you find out about this workshop?

    Special Needs/Accommodations:

    Anything else we should know?

    STEP 2: Submit Payment – $25 per person
    PCCA members and PCCA teaching artists are free



    Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

    Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start? This FREE Bucknell University Small Business Development Center workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

    Attendees will learn about options for business legal structure, business locations considerations, preliminary licenses and forms/insurance needs, hiring employees, introduction to business plan and small business taxes.

    Workshop Flyer

    This no fee workshop is made possible through funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Arts for All Partnership, a partnership between the Cultural Enrichment Fund and the Greater Harrisburg Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

    Questions? Contact Shelley Gadoury at 570-577-1249 or SBDC@bucknell.edu

    Register on Bucknell’s Website