We drafted our business plan in 2018. We had been bogged down for a while by Covid, but we are finally moving forward. We recently finalized a sale agreement for the structure that will house our art center on Main Street in Stroudsburg. Phase I will be this. Here are the architect's designs and our interpretation of the building's final appearance. Below the pictures is a copy of our original business plan.

Business Description & Goal

  • Establish a building consisting of classrooms, galleries and theater space, gift shop and restaurant.
  • Give local and international artists in all disciplines a space to learn and exhibit/perform their craft.
  • Give Arts educators a space and the tools to teach.
  • Increase local tourism by bringing performances and exhibits to the public.
  • Assist other Arts related organizations in fulfilling their needs for space and equipment.


To become regionally and nationally recognized as a diverse, innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts, education, community engagement, and personal enrichment.

Target Audience

Users of the center will be mostly students and adults looking to learn or enhance their artistic talents.

Community Enrichment Initiatives

  • Produce and host Finals of a Statewide High School  Drama Festival celebrating outstanding student productions and performances in order to identify qualified candidates for performing arts scholarships and awards. Each organization would be mentored by an industry professional.
  • Local Open Call auditions to identify local performing artists (all ages) to create opportunity to perform and attend educational workshops with top theatre and film professionals
  • Establishment of an Accessibility to the Arts program to provide an platform for writers and performers with disabilities.
  • Young Playwright Festival giving an opportunity for emerging writers and composers  to have their work performed and developed by actors, singers and dancers.
  • Choreography showcase allowing local choreographers to build and create new works with industry pros

Revenue Model

Service Income:

  • Touring company theatre for young audiences (educational)
  • Co-production of PCFTA productions with other venues
  • Licensing of PCFTA productions to other venues
  • Rental of sets and costume from our inventory to other venues
  • Dance classes (musical theatre)
  • Educational master classes (musical theatre/rehearsal space)
  • Educational master classes (dance/rehearsal space)
  • Summer theatre camp for students (studio theatre)
  • Summer theatrical student production (studio theatre)
  • Class Fees
  • Art Printing Services
  • Digital Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Sale of Art
  • Restaurant Pocono Games
  • Theater Tickets

Rental Income

  • Corporate meeting rooms
  • TV Studio
  • Office Space
  • Recording Studio
  • Photography Studio
  • Classroom Space
  • Rehearsal Halls
  • Theater
  • Resident Apartment
  • Store front rentals

Other Income

  • Members
  • Grants
  • Donors
  • Sponsors

Classrooms and Classes

Rooms will house equipment for the Arts disciplines. Classrooms are flexible allowing more than ten disciplines unless otherwise noted as “dedicated classroom”.

  • Painting: Oils, acrylics, watercolor etc. Room is flexible for other types of classes
  • Music: Classroom with musical instruments. Music students can later record in Audio studio (See below).
  • Fiber Class: Learn sewing, knitting and all aspects of fiber.
  • Digital: Computer equipment for classes in digital art, advertising, web design, game creation and video editing (Video editing students can eventually create and broadcast TV commercials, short films etc in out TV studio or theater.
  • Audio & TV studio: Consists of Video and Audio equipment, Green screen and stage. Media classes, audio editing and production. Dedicated classroom.
  • Rehearsal hall: Great for Dance, Martial Arts, Poetry etc.
  • Pottery & Ceramics: Consists of Pottery wheels kilns, clay etc. Dedicated classroom.
  • Maker Space: Great for wood working, metal works, 3d modeling etc.
  • Culinary Classroom: Next to the restaurant with kitchen equipment. Dedicated classroom.


Main Stage

1200 - 1500 seat Theatre with sprung floor, fly loft, full lighting grid, house and backstage speakers, projection capabilities and scrim, wing space, green room, orchestra pit and dressing rooms, hair and wig room, light and sound booth. Legs and Main drapes Wireless communication system. Loading dock. Production and theatre management offices and conference rooms. Onsite rehearsal/audition space. Lobby with box office and reception space. Used for concerts, dance programs, traditional musicals and plays,

Black Box Experimental Space

500 seats with flexible seating for educational theatre, theatre for young audiences, developmental readings, emerging artists initiatives, cabaret and experimental dance. Light and sound booth with catwalk. Box office. Dressing rooms.

Creative Support Facilities

  • Scene Shop
  • Lighting Inventory/Electrics
  • Paint shop
  • Scenery Storage
  • Wardrobe construction
  • Wardrobe storage
  • Dance studios
  • Voice studios
  • Performer and Artistic Staff Housing


Main Gallery aprox 1452 Sq Ft for larger local and international shows. A dividing wall can convert the space into two smaller galleries.

Pop Up Gallery: Small gallery that allows us and other organizations to put up a short term exhibit.

Studio Space

Small rooms for artists can use to create their art. Space can be rented by the half day, day, week or month.

Office Space

To support our staff and other arts organizations who cannot afford a full time office.

Conference Room(s)

A space for meetings and for use by other organizations.

Artist Residences

Shared living space for outside artists. A low rent space for out of state/country artists to live for a season. These artists will help bring new influences to the Poconos and as part of their residency, they will agree to help staff the center and donate some pieces to the center.

Gift Shop

A small gift shop will sell the creations of the artists.


Located next to the culinary classroom and serving some of dishes the students created.


Some storage rooms will be needed for paperwork, forms, art collection, stockroom (for giftshop) etc.

Skip Scheetz, Pres. Contact

Richard Spezzano, Vice President

Adam Courtney

Marty Diorio

Joann Farda

Roger McFadden

Stephen DeAngelis Contact