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Lackawanna County seeks artists and lecturers for paid ‘Arts and Culture Live’ digital program

Lackawanna County seeks artists and lecturers for paid ‘Arts and Culture Live’ digital program
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From a press release:

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is seeking visual and performance artists as well as historical and heritage lecturers to take part in an uplifting and educational showcase on social media called “Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Live,” a new digital program designed to present the arts in a safe way during the COVID-19 crisis.

Applications will be accepted from both artists in all disciplines and experts in history or heritage topics who live in Lackawanna County. The performances, demonstrations, and presentations for these short online programs should not exceed 30 minutes. Selected applicants will be paid a stipend of $75.

The application can be found here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the end of May and could potentially be extended.

For more information on this program, contact Lackawanna County Deputy Director of Arts and Culture Maureen McGuigan at 570-815-1280 or

Last week, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and several other agencies and individuals joined forces to publish “Lackawanna County COVID-19 Creative Community Resources,” a guide that helps to navigate the many resources available to artists of all kinds during these trying times.

The guide outline CARES Act programs, the Pennsylvania CARE Package, and gives links for grant funding and other resource as well as local organizations offering their expertise for navigating these programs.

The directory will be updated regularly to meet the challenges and changes everyone is facing daily. The public is encouraged to follow the county’s Arts and Culture Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest information.

The organizations that offered guidance for the compendium are the city of Scranton’s Office of Economic and Community Development; the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art; the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture, and Education Council; Meoni Graphics + Promotion; NEPA Alliance; the Scranton Area Community Foundation; Scranton Tomorrow; The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center; and United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Read the entire “Lackawanna County COVID-19 Creative Community Resources” guide below or download it here.