Karl Stirner Arts Trail Inc. has received a $5,000 Creative Sector Flex Fund grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts through the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF).
It’s one of 21 nonprofit Lehigh Valley arts and culture organizations to receive the grant this year. The grant meets the needs of groups with average annual revenues ranging from $10,000 to $200,000. It can be used for administrative support, programmatic enhancements, and project-related expenses.
“It was a challenge to select from the many strong proposals,” says Monique Saunders Moreno, assistant director of community investments at LVCF. “This funding is critical, and it’s clear that much more is needed to support the arts, culture, and creative economy in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.”
The Creative Sector Flex Fund press release includes the names of the other recipient organizations.
The grant is supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), its regional arts funding partnership. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the state’s PPA partner (Lehigh Valley Community Foundation for Region 5).