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Seed Grant Award Announcement

Congratulations to our seed grant awardees!

Welcome to the Berwick Arts District

Berwick Arts Association will work with four local artists to visually designate the new Arts District in downtown Berwick. Artists will be selected through an open competition. The Berwick Arts District, which was recently funded through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, is brightening the area around the intersection of Routes 93 and 11 in Berwick with original public art, including murals, sculptures, mosaics, and performance, created by local artists. The district will draw visitors to see unique works of art while also building community pride.


The Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts will provide an opportunity for Columbia County residents to share their stories about life in Columbia County through a new program modeled after StoryCorps on NPR. Residents’ diverse stories will be documented both at the theater and in the community. These stories will be shared on a dedicated website through multiple media to help people get to know each other, building connection and community.

Both projects will receive a seed grant of $7,500 through the Columbia County Placemaking Initiative and will be highlighted at an event this summer.

There will be opportunities for you to get involved with both projects. We will be sharing more details soon. You can also get in touch with the grantees directly if you want to participate.

This project was made possible with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development and Boyle Construction.

Photo Credit: Francesco Gallarotti

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