Pocono Arts Council announces grant winners


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  • People dancing in the street at the annual Milford Music Festival, which was awarded a PA Partners in the Arts Grant (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)



— The Pocono Arts Council had announced the organizations to receive the 2017 PA Partners in the Arts Grants.

The program is a partnership between local arts organizations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and administered in northeastern Pennsylvania by the Pocono Arts Council. Grants are available to non-profit organizations and individual artists conducting arts programming in the counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne. Nearly $2 million has been granted in the five-county region since 1997.

This year 45 Project Stream applications received grants totaling $46,867, with 22 more grants to be awarded in early 2018.

The awards will be presented at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, in the ARTSPACE Gallery at the Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th St., Stroudsburg. Project Stream and Program Stream Awards will also be recognized in Scranton as part of the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture’s recognition of grant awards, with the date to be announced.

The 2017 recipients are: 

Pike CountyProject Stream Grants:

Delaware Valley Choral Society

Grey Towers Heritage Association

Kindred Spirits

Milford Borough Parks and Recreation Committee

Milford Farmers Market Music Series (Air Soil Water)

Milford Music Festival

Program Stream Grants:

Black Bear Film Festival

Wayne CountyProject Stream Grants:

Greater Honesdale Partnership

Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation Inc

The Cooperage Project

Tim Farrell

Wayne County Creative Arts Council

Program Stream Grants:

Honesdale Roots and Rhythm Music and Arts Festival Inc.

Ritz Company Playhouse

Wayne County Arts Alliance

Monroe CountyProject Stream Grants:

East Stroudsburg High School South Musical Theater Program

East Stroudsburg University Theatre Department

Eastburg Community Alliance (Dansbury Depot)

Laurinda Faye Rubin

Lisa Ellex - Raconteur

Pocono Concert Chorale

Pocono Watercolor Associates

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

Shawnee Playhouse/Worthington Players

Sherman Theater

Stroudsburg High School Musical

Theatrical Gems

Program Stream Grants:

Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society

Lackawanna CountyProject Stream Grants:

Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnaces Associates, (Scranton Bonfire)

City of Scranton Parks and Recreation

Employment Opportunity and Training Center of Northeastern PA (EOTC)

First Friday Scranton

First Night Scranton Association

Hexagon Project

Ihor Shablovsky

Jonathan Strayer (Ghostlight Productions)

Lexington Entertainment

Moscow United Methodist Church

North Pocono Cultural Society

Scranton Fringe Festival

Scranton Shakespeare Festival

Scranton Zine Festival

Sujata Nair-Muloth (Kala School of Classical Indian Dance)

Taylor Community Library

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Waverly Community House, Inc.

Program Stream Grants:

Arcadia Chorale

Artists for Art Gallery

Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit

Catholic Choral Society of Scranton

Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania

Community Concerts at Lackawanna College

Lackawanna Historical Society

The Lyric Consort

Galleries at Marywood University

Mostly Opera

Scranton Civic Ballet Company

Scranton Jazz Festival

Scranton Music Association

Hope Horn Gallery at University of Scranton

Luzerne CountyProject Stream Grants:

Concerned Parents of the Hazleton Area

The Hazleton Art League

Hazleton Integration Project, Inc.

Wilkes University (Mischelle Anthony)

Wilkes University – Sordoni Gallery

Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School

Program Stream Grants:

Greater Hazleton Concert Series

King's College

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre

To be placed on a mailing list for next year’s grant application, call the Pocono Arts Council at 570-476-4460 or e-mail tassy@poconoarts.org.

Further information may be found at poconoarts.org.

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