Judith Youshock Artists Grants – Applications accepted November 1, 2015 – January 1, 2015
First Friday Scranton is committed to encouraging budding artists and fostering artistic talent in Lackawanna County. In an effort to encourage local artists to create art and display their work at participating First Friday Scranton venues, First Friday Scranton has created the Judith Youshock Artist Grant program.
This grant program was created in honor of the spirit and energy of Judith Youshock, one of First Friday Scranton’s founding members. 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.
We are seeking applications for artist mini-grants that will be targeted to artists looking to create art to be displayed during a First Friday at a participating venue. This grant is being created with the spirit and energy that helped shape First Friday years ago. That person, Judith Youshock, whom this grant is named for, is still a force within the art community. It is the next group of community minded artists, like Judy, that we hope to support with this program. We will be awarding 3 grants of $300 a piece to artists 19 years old and older and 3 grants of $100 a piece to artists 18 and younger. Our goal is to provide these grants three times throughout the year. As a result those applicants who were not selected are encouraged to reapply in subsequent rounds.
The program will award grants three times per year in the following categories:
Grant funds may be used to recoup costs of materials and creative expenses incurred by the applicant.
The selected submissions will be chosen by a grant panel. Each selected submission must also secure an exhibition from a participating First Friday venue.
Applicants who are not selected for a grant are encouraged to re-submit their application in upcoming application rounds.
Download the Judith Youshock Artist Grant application for artists 18 and younger.
Download the Judith Youshock Artist Grant application for artists 19 and older.
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