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As a part of our mission to “strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the region through the advancement of arts and culture,” Erie Arts & Culture administers several local and state grant funding opportunities to qualifying organizations and artists for their pogroms and projects.

Erie Arts & Culture Project Grants is a competitive grant process made available through contributions to the Erie Arts Endowment and annual Arts & Culture Campaign. Project grants are designed to provide up to $5,000 in financial support to arts, cultural and heritage activities occurring in Erie County during 2018. These activities provide access for residents and visitors to diverse and growing arts and cultural offerings including live performances, arts education initiatives, and public art. The Erie Arts & Culture Board of Directors makes all final funding decisions for Erie Arts & Culture Project Grants.

As a partner with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), Erie Arts & Culture also administers annual grants available through the Pennsylvania Partner in the Arts (PPA) Grant Program. The program provides two funding opportunities for qualifying artists and organizations within a five-county footprint including Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties.

The following organizations have received funding through Erie Arts & Culture for the 2017-2018 program year.

2017-2018 Erie Arts & Culture Project Grant Awards

$32,000 Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra, 40th Season
$3,750 Erie Philharmonic, Simone Dinnerstein World Premiere Week
$3,250 WQLN Public Media, Musical Minutes 2018 Series
$3,000 Penn State Erie, The Logan Series, Music at Noon and Educational Outreach
$3,000 Erie Philharmonic, The Virtual Orchestra
$3,000 expERIEnce Children's Museum, Framed: Step into Art
$3,000 Erie Art Museum, Made in the Moment
$2,925 Mercyhurst University, Public History Program, Toward a Shared Heritage: People and Places in Erie County African American History— A Driving and Digital Tour
$2,500 D'Angelo Opera Theater, RIGOLETTO - Spring Opera
$2,500 Corry Area Arts Council, Corry First Fridays
$2,500 Dafmark Dance Theater, A Year to Remember
$2,500 Downtown Edinboro Art and Music Festival, 2018 Festival
$2,500 WQLN Public Media, Sounds Around Town 2018
$2,500 Erie Playhouse, ZYDECO BLUES
$2,500 Erie Art Museum, Second Sundays
$2,500 Erie Downtown Partnership, The Erie Dream Mural
$2,310 House of Mercy, East Meets West through Form and Function
$2,250 Urban Erie Community Development Corporation, Mtindo Kwa Umoja (Fashion for Unity)
$2,100 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County, Exploring the Arts with NAMI
$2,000 Inner-City Neighborhood Art House, Exploring the Beauty of Nature through the Visual and Literary Arts
$1,872 Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier, Arts in the Arboretum
$1,310 John F. Kennedy Center, JFK Youth Black History Jeopardy
$1,250 Barber National Institute, Celebrating the Possibilities-11th Annual Art Show and Sale of the Barber Institute
$1,250 Edinboro Highland Games, Pipe Band Competitions
$1,250 Goodell Gardens & Homestead, 13th Annual Homegrown Harvest Festival
$1,250 Mercyhurst University, Dance Department, A Series of Community Dance Classes and Lectures
$1,250 Mercyhurst University Chemistry Department, The National Water Dance Project: The Ripple Effect
$1,250 Bayfront NATO, Inc. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center, Erie Dance Theater End of the Year Recital
$1,250 Gannon University, Shakespeare Summer Nights and Camp Gannon: GTX/Gannon Theatre eXperience
$1,125 Gaudenzia Erie, DRUM-atic Healing at Gaudenzia
$900 Erie Dance Consortium, Erie Dance Series
$828 Erie Philharmonic Chorus, Messiah - Geoge Fridric Handel - Part 1

2017-2018 Pennsylvania Partners on the Arts Project Stream Grant Awards

$1,483 Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville
$1,450 Barber National Institute
$1,417 CJ Hurley
$1,695 Cochranton Area Public Library
$1,675 Crawford County Conservation District
$1,715 Don Gold
$1,728 Dramashop
$1,519 Erie Dance Theater
$1,781 Erie Day School Parent Group
$1,380 Erie Downtown Partnership
$1,834 HOLeY Jeans
$1,417 Holly Gibbons
$1,774 Jerome Wincek
$1,746 Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF)
$892 Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism
$1,676 Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
$1,552 Preservation Erie
$1,754 Random Acts of Artists
$1,502 Regional Science Consortium
$1,693 SoMar Dance Works
$1,794 Southside Schools, Oil City School District
$1,676 Susan Henschel
$1,675 The Bridge Literary Arts Center
$992 Titusville Regional Literacy Council
$696 Unitarian Universalitst Congregation of Erie
$1,357 Warren Concert Association
$1,798 WQLN Public Broadcasting of Northwest Pennsylvania
$1,781 Young Artists Debut Orchestra

2017-2018 Pennsylvania Partners on the Arts Program Stream Grant Awards

$2,932 Second Saturday Community Markets
$3,000 Allegheny College Art Galleries
$3,000 French Creek Community Theatre
$3,000 Meadville Council on the Arts
$3,000 Titusville Council on the Arts
$1,142 Edinboro University Chamber Players
$1,506 Erie Dance Consortium
$3,000 Corry Area Arts Council, Inc.
$3,000 Dafmark Dance Theater
$3,000 Downtown Edinboro Art and Music Festival
$3,000 Edinboro Highland Games
$3,000 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
$3,000 EHCA Foundation
$3,000 Erie Center on Health and Aging, dba LifeWorks Erie
$3,000 Erie Contemporary Ballet Theatre
$3,000 Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania
$3,000 JazzErie
$3,000 North East Arts Council
$3,000 Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Music at Noon, The Logan Series
$3,000 The Goodell Project, Inc. d/b/a Goodell Gardens & Homestead
$3,054 Pennsylvania State University
$3,433 Gannon University
$1,308 George Junior Republic
$3,000 Valley Lyric Opera
$3,000 Franklin Civic Operetta Association (FCOA)
$3,000 Oil Region Ballet
$3,000 Crary Art Gallery
$3,000 Warren Civic Orchestra dba Warren Philharmonic
$3,000 Warren County Summer Music School

The mission of Erie Arts & Culture is to strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the Erie Region and enrich the lives of our people through the advancement of arts and culture.
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