ARTS engage funding guidelines released

First Posted: 3/3/2014

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

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 a.m. at The Electric City Trolley Museum, 300 Cliff St., Scranton, PA 18503. Interested individuals can register for the meeting by contacting the Arts & Culture Department at 570-963-6590, Ext. 106, or emailing

Proposals are due on March 21.

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