The Picasso Project

12 YEars - 121 school Arts projects

The Picasso Project was created by PCCY in 2002 to increase arts education opportunities for students in the School District of Philadelphia and improve the capacity of schools to provide arts education experiences. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded yearly to Philadelphia Public Schools for projects that enhance and enrich the integration of the arts into the curriculum and classroom, often in partnership between school teachers, artists from the community and local arts organizations. At the same time, the Picasso Project engages in advocacy towards long-term changes in access to and funding for arts learning in Philadelphia schools. The Picasso Project is funded by individuals, foundations, corporations and events. As of fall 2013, the Picasso Project has made grants totaling $462,000 during our 12 years to fund 121 arts projects, reaching over 30,000 students in city public schools... See some photos

2013/2014 Picasso Grant Winners

PCCY is happy to announce that 14 schools will be receiving arts grants for their school & community based arts projects.  Click here to see all the winners along with their project summaries. 

Blog About it

Click here to visit PCCY's Picasso Project Blog.  Share your stories, pictures, video and more.  Tell us how the arts in schools have affected your life or the lives of those around you.

More Information

Contact Picasso Project Coordinator, Gretchen Elise Walker at 215-563-5848 x22 or