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Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits, Artists, and Agencies for Arts Projects in Eligible Locations

2024 Arts and Culture Community Project Grant


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Funding Source
Lackawanna County
Arts and Culture Department
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Geographic Focus
USA: Pennsylvania: Lackawanna County

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/20/23 2:00 PM (EDT) Save

Grant Description
Grants of $3,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, individual artists, and municipalities for arts projects in eligible locations. Funding is intended for projects that enhance arts and culture and provide community benefit. Grants may be used for artist fees, project manager or staff fees, supplies, marketing, purchase of technology for programming, and rental fees. Eligible projects take place in Lackawanna County.

The goal of the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Community Project Grant is to provide high-quality arts and culture experiences that show significant benefit to the community and enhance the cultural landscape. The project must take place in Lackawanna County, but applicants may reside outside the state.

Projects will be reviewed by a panel and selected using the following criteria:

  • Artistic/Cultural Strength of Project
    • Artistic/cultural/historical quality of the product or program shows high value.
    • Artist/Cultural Producers demonstrate expertise and experience.
    • The project enhances the cultural life of residents of Lackawanna County.
  • Community Benefit
    • The project has significant benefits for the general public and/or specific targeted group(s)
    • The project engages traditionally underrepresented or underserved demographics/groups.
    • The project supports/involves local artist(s) or other cultural producers.
    • There is evidence of a strong marketing plan and/or community outreach.
    • The project shows inclusiveness toward persons with disabilities
  • Administration
    • The scope of the project is reasonable and well-planned.
    • The application shows a clear budget with evidence of fiscal responsibility.
    • The goals of the project are well-defined and measurable.

As the goal of the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department is to ensure access to the arts for all county residents and provide opportunities for local artists and cultural producers the geographical locations of projects and residency of applicants within the county will be considered in the review process.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Individuals, non-profit organizations, and municipalities are invited to apply.
- Churches may apply for public and non-religious activities only.
- Project must take place in Lackawanna County but applicants may reside outside the state.

Fundraisers are not eligible for funding. Mural projects are not eligible for this funding stream.

The following are not eligible for funding from this grant: awards, hospitality (food, alcohol), support of staff time not related to the project, and religious activities with inherent religious purposes such as worship, instruction, etc.

Pre-Application Information
Accepting applications until October 20, 2023, at 2:00 PM (EDT).

One letter of support is required but applicants may submit up to 3.

Estimated Size of Grant

Contact Information
Apply Online:

For additional information, contact:
570.963.6590 x 3176

Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director
Department of Arts and Culture
300 Cliff Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Office: 570.963.6590, ext. 3172

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