Lansdowne has received a $95,000 state grant to help expand the borough’s arts and business scene, writes Kevin Tustin for the News of Delaware County.
The grant was awarded to the Lansdowne Economic Development Corp. as part of the Keystone Communities Program, which is run by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
The LEDC will use the funds for a construction project on a leased building that was previously the site of Noel Schmidt Furniture. The building will become an art “incubator” for both artists and other creative professionals.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development,” said LEDC Executive Director Deborah Brodeur. “Specifically, the grant funds will allow us to build out the interior of the building and get it ready for our future artist members.”
The arts-based “incubator” will be a place where artists and creative professionals can seek technical assistance, help with packaging and marketing, and receive other business advice.
Read more about the LEDC in the News of Delaware County here.