Technical Assistance and Professional Development Program


The Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Announces its 2018 Grants to Individuals for

Professional Development


Goal/ Overview

The program provides non-matching grants for professional development and consultation to African, African American, Asian and Asian American, Latin/Hispanic and Latin American, and Native American artists, as well as administrators and staff (including Board members and volunteers) who live and work in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and are affiliated with an art organization representing one or more of these diverse cultures.


The purpose of the program is to support the professional development of individuals representative of the above communities and who work in the arts (music, dance, theater, poetry and the visual arts)and the development and stabilization of organizations, programs and projects that are deeply rooted in and contribute to the preservation of diverse cultures.


Applicants may not be currently a student of an accredited institution.

All applicants must live and work/ practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Grant Award Amounts

There are two levels of grant awards:

Individuals artists not affiliated with an arts organization may receive up to $500.00


Artists, Administrators or Volunteers in service to a non–profit arts organization registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State and not currently receiving a grant under the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts “Strategies for Success” Program may receive up to $1,000.00

Eligible Projects

Professional development activities include:

Attendance at conferences, seminars, workshops, master classes and training programs to enhance skills, acquire new ones, or learn new techniques and approaches aligned with your art practice or responsibilities at your art organization. Registration, fees, travel and hotel expenses can be covered by this grant. If you have any questions about eligibility, feel free to call us at 215.546.3675.


If qualified, applications will be funded in the order in which they are received by Brandywine Workshop and Archives.

The deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2018.

Application Process

Applications are submitted to the Brandywine Workshop and Archives by mail to: BWA-TAPDP, 728 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. You can also submit a JPG file of your application and any support materials to If submitting as an individual affiliated with a qualified arts organization, include a letter of recommendation from your Board chairman or executive director with your application materials.

Click here for a copy of the application form

Applicants should describe how they will benefit from receiving the grant. Applicants who are applying as an employee or contractor associated with an arts organization should explain how the organization will benefit from their professional advancement resulting from activities undertaken by the grant.

If approved, a grant notification letter and award agreement will be mailed to the recipient. Grant recipients must sign and return the agreement within 14 days of the date of the grant award agreement letter. Grant award checks will be mailed upon receipt of the grant award agreement


Grant award agreement letters should be returned to:

Brandywine Workshop and Archives-TAPDP

728 S. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Attn: Gail C. Chavis


A final narrative report (1,000 word minimum) on the activities undertaken and outcome(s), outline of all expenses incurred against the grant must be submitted electronically to Brandywine Workshop and Archives by January 31, 2019. _____________________________________________________________________________________

The Brandywine Workshop and Archives was founded in 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to ensure ethnic diversity in the creation of new work, its documentation and promotion and the participation of diverse audiences in the fine visual arts, especially through the medium of printmaking.