March 2021 – Director Sue Randall shares great news that PoconoArts has been awarded increased grant funds from the PA Council on the Arts in 2021. With these funds, the arts council intends to award micro-grants in our local communities to assist with arts and cultural projects in the region. In addition, many new initiatives are underway to provide arts access throughout Monroe County.
- PoconoArts continues to meet with municipal leaders whose townships have community centers and public spaces. To date, we have partnered with Middle Smithfield, Eldred, Pocono, and Barrett Townships, both Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg boroughs, and have plans for an Artist-in-Residence project with Pocono Mountain West High School and the Hauser Nature Center in Tunkhannock Township.
- PoconoArts outsources many visual art exhibitions to gallery spaces throughout Monroe County, for example, the Dunning Art Gallery at NCC Monroe Campus, East Stroudsburg University, Pocono Cinema, and other business locations.
- PoconoArts is exploring an opportunity to bring a theatrical production entitled “Every Brilliant Thing” to the school districts in 2021. The play centers around a suicide education prevention theme and is a project in partnership with the Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS) school-education suicide prevention coalition subcommittee.
Be sure to check the Arts Calendar often for upcoming events in 2021!