Arts In Education

Eighth graders from Erie's Public Schools experience a day sail on the U.S. Brig Niagara made possible through a Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) investment funded by UPMC Hamot and Northwest Bank.

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The Power of Grant Making

Music at Noon, the Logan Series brings chamber music concert experiences to the Erie community, including students from nearby Diehl Elementary School. By fostering arts education from kindergarten through college and beyond, the Logan Series occupies a distinctive niche in today’s chamber music scene.

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Fiscal Sponsorship Services

The Annual Blues and Jazz Festival, an Erie community tradition, receives support through our fiscal sponsorship service.

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About EAC

Erie Arts & Culture believes that our community can be the best place to raise a family. We support broad accessibility to engage with the cultural sector educationally, socially, and economically - during all life stages.

Impact

Personal

Exposure to, and participation in, the arts teaches essential life skills. Access to arts and culture, especially during key developmental ages, has the power to shape character and influence upward mobility later in life.

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Community

Arts and cultural experiences have broad appeal, drawing attendees and participants representing a diversity of race, geography, age, and socioeconomic class.

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Economic

The industries of the twenty-first century depend on a generation of innovation through creativity.

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Posts & News

Erie’s Bhutanese to Celebrate Ubhauli Sakela 2019

Did you know that Erie is home to several hundred followers of an ancient earth-based spirituality? These people are the Kiranti Rai, and they are part of our larger Bhutanese Nepali community. Every May, since 2014, Erie’s practitioners have celebrated their beautiful spring planting ritual called the Sakela.

New Horizons Initiative Placemaking Speaker Series Continues with Barbara Goldstein's Keynote

As the second installment of the Placemaking Speaker Series, Erie Arts & Culture welcomes Barbara Goldstein to Erie on Sunday, May 12. Barbara’s visit will extend through Wednesday, May 15. The public is invited to attend her keynote presentation on Monday, May 11 at 6:00 PM at the Erie Art Museum. The event is free but registration is encouraged. Also during her visit, Barbara will meet with community organizations and stakeholders as she is led on a tour of Erie’s neighborhoods to learn more about the revitalization efforts occurring throughout Erie’s urban core.

Arts Project Funding Available for Artists and Organizations

Erie Arts & Culture announces the workshop schedule for the 2019 Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream grants. The PPA program provides opportunities for arts organizations, individual artists and community-based groups to apply for up to $2,500 in funding to support performances, exhibitions, and other arts projects that are presented to the public and take place between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020. Grant applications are due June 20, 2019. Erie Arts & Culture administers the program in Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties.