Lackawanna County artists and nonprofits can apply for COVID-19 Creative Community Grants through Sept. 15
From a press release:
The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is offering individual artists, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities the opportunity to apply for a Lackawanna County Arts and Culture COVID-19 Creative Community Grant for a variety of projects that provide the community with positive arts experiences.
The activities can fall into the following categories: virtual projects; “real world” projects that follow CDC, state, and county health guidelines; beautification/public art projects; or projects that promote health and safety in a creative way (signage, barriers, stickers, etc.).
Nonprofits or municipalities may apply for a collaborative grant with a minimum of three partners. Churches may apply for public and nonreligious activities only.
Applicants may apply for a grant in the following grant amounts: individual artists may apply for funding up to $5,000; for projects with two collaborative partners, the level is up to $10,000; and projects with three or more collaborative partners have a ceiling of $20,000.
The online application portal will open this Thursday, Aug. 20 on the Lackawanna County website, and the deadline for submission is Tuesday, Sept. 15.
For more information, contact Lackawanna County Deputy Director of Arts and Culture Maureen McGuigan at 570-963-6590, ext. 102, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In April, 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.
Additionally, the department launched “Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Live,” an online program designed to present artistic performances, demonstrations, and presentations in a safe way during the COVID-19 crisis. The series continues this Thursday, Aug. 20 on Comcast Channel 19 and ECTV’s YouTube channel.
Photo of Maureen McGuigan by Rich Howells/NEPA Scene