Lackawanna County Call for Art in the Park Artists

Lackawanna County is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to work at our Art in the Park program.  The program takes place outside under a pavilion/and or tent. Each visual artist will have their own picnic table. Performing artists can stroll or there are grassy areas and there will be an additional tent. The activities that work best are come–and-go immediate hands-on interactive activities. Simple is best – but they should also be fun and interesting. Use your imagination! Think inexpensive, creative and easy for supplies.

Below is the Call For Artist information sheet.  If you are interested in applying please submit the application form, a proposal, and a one page bio or resume. Submit form by mail or email. Email submissions must be PDF. Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department

Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director Department of Arts and Culture

Lackawanna County is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to work at our Art in the Park program this summer.

This year’s schedule is:

Tuesday, July 9  – Merli-Sarnoski, Greenfield Twp.  10:00-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16 – Covington Park, Covington Twp. 10:00-12:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 23  – Aylesworth Park, Jermyn       10:00-12:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 30  – McDade Park, Scranton        10:00-12:00 p.m.

The program takes place outside under a pavilion/and or tent. Each visual artist will have their own picnic table. Performing artists can stroll or there are grassy areas and there will be an additional tent. The activities that work best are come–and-go immediate hands-on interactive activities. Simple is best – but they should also be fun and interesting. Use your imagination! Think inexpensive, creative and easy for supplies.

Ages range from 5-12 with the average age 8. The children do not register ahead of time, but on average approx. 100-125 children at each park. Artists are accepted to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance and tables are first come first serve. If you have worked at Art in the Park and have done the same activity two years in a row, please provide a new activity as we have many people returning to this program.

The rate of pay is $200 per day. Artists must provide their own supplies. The County takes a minimum of 30 days for payment and artists must provide a W-9 form and invoice for payment.

Proposals are reviewed by the Art in the Park committee. If selected, you will receive a letter with instructions and an Art in the Park Committee Member will also contact you with information. We are planning to notify artists in late May.

If you are interested in applying please submit the application form, a proposal, and a one page bio or resume.Submit form by mail or email. Email submissions must be PDF. Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department, 300 Cliff St., Scranton, PA 18503
Email: artsculture@lackawannacounty.org
Fax: 570-963-6447
Questions: Call 570-963-6590 x106

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