ARTS Engage Funding Guidelines Released

Area organizations can apply to the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department for up to $50,000 in funding for Summer youth arts programs.                   

According to Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O’Malley, the 2013-14 ARTS Engage RFQ has been released and is posted on the County’s website at                

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 helps to develop positive social skills.  It is open to all elementary, middle school and high school aged children.                

Designed as a true community partnership, the successful community organization, civic group and/or art agency must work 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 Tuesday, April 2, 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 protected].               

Proposals are due on April 19.

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