First Friday Scranton Grants You…

Calling all experienced paint slingers, automatistic scrawlers, three-dimensional visionaries, and everything in-between. We want your art and we’re going to pay for it! First Friday is offering all qualifying an artists an opportunity to be awarded a grant for their talents. Check out the press release below and download an application:

Grant Opportunity for Local Artists 

SCRANTON, PA –  First Friday Scranton, a non-profit organization that hosts free monthly art walks in downtown Scranton, is seeking applications for the Judith Youshock Artist Grant Program.  To encourage local artists to create art and display their work at participating First Friday Scranton venues, First Friday Scranton will award three $300 grants to artists ages 19 and older and three $100 grants to artists ages 18 and younger.   Artists who live or work within a 100 mile radius of Scranton, Pennsylvania, are eligible to apply. Artist grants will be award three times throughout the year.   Applications for the first round are due by November 15, 2013.
The Judith Youshock Artist Grant Program was created in honor of the spirit and energy that Judith Youshock, one of First Friday Scranton’s founding members, has brought to the local art scene. Judy always has been, and still is, a force within the local artist community and is still active in First Friday Scranton today. The goal of this grant program is to encourage the next group of community minded artists, like Judy, to create and display art throughout the community.
For more information on the Judith Youshock Artist Grant Program, or to obtain an application visit or email