Area organizations can apply to the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department for up to $50,000 in funding for year round youth arts programs.
According to Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O’Malley, the 2014-15 ARTS Engage RFQ has been released and is posted on the County’s website at www.lackawannacounty.org.
The ARTS Engage program is designed to involve at risk youth in a variety of activities that will strengthen their self esteem, enable the children to express themselves through a number of mediums, and showcase their talents. The program, open to all elementary, middle school and high school aged children, helps to develop positive social skills.
Designed as a true community partnership, the successful organization, civic group and/or art agency must involve a school in offering the activities.
The organizations involved in ARTS Engage would be working with both the County’s Office of Family & Youth Services and the Arts & Culture Department. The programs can be coordinated in Scranton and/or Carbondale.
An information session on the ARTS Engage RFQ will be held on Wednesday, March 12, at 9 AM at The Electric City Trolley Museum, 300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503. Interested individual can register for the meeting by contacting the Arts & Culture Department at 570-963-6590, Ext. 106, or emailing email@example.com.
Proposals are due on March 21.