Founded in 1975, Pocono Arts Council serves as a resource for artists and arts organizations in all disciplines, as well as residents and tourists of the region.
Continued growth, support, and diversification of the cultural community led Pocono Arts Council to move to professional status and appoint a full-time Executive Director in 1992. Today, the Council staff, along with a volunteer board and committee members, works diligently to promote the Council as the region’s leading art service, education, and advocacy organization.
Culture Builds Community
The mission of the Pocono Arts Council is to build the community artistically and culturally by providing leadership, service, and education.
The Pocono Arts Council will be the leading advocacy organization offering inspiration, direction, and coordination for arts and cultural activities in the Pocono region.
The Pocono Arts Council will foster communication, cooperation, and collaboration between the arts community and the public through funding, information services, and support.
The Pocono Arts Council will provide art education opportunities and nurture growth in individuals and organizations offering instruction and participation in arts and cultural activities.
PPA Coordinator &
Board of Directors
President, Betsy Buzzelli-Clarke
Vice-President, Thomas O’Connor, Ph.D.
Secretary, Jody Singer
Treasurer, Brandon Martelle Jones
The Pocono Arts Council is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll free 1-800-732-0999.
The Pocono Arts Council receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.