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 is committed to improving the lives of our region's residents. We do this by leveraging the power of culture and creativity to address the vital needs and interests of Erie and Northwestern Pennsylvania. We support broad accessibility to engage with the cultural sector educationally, socially, and economically - during all life stages.

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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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Staff Picks: This week's recommendations

Staff Picks: A curated list of what to look at, listen to, watch, or read from the team at EAC

“Asian Americans” Live Screening and Panel Discussion | June 11 at 6:30 PM

From the first wave of Asian immigrants in the 1850s to modern refugee crises in a globally-connected world, an epic new film from PBS examines Asian Americans’ contributions to our country’s past, present, and future. Join us for the online screening and live panel discussion with a diverse panel from Erie’s Asian community on Thursday, June 11th at 6:30. Presented in partnership with the Erie Asian Pacific American Association (APAA) and WQLN Public Media, Erie’s NPR and PBS affiliate station.

"Asian Americans" is a new five-hour film series from PBS that examines the lives and personal stories of what the 2010 US Census identifies as “the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.”  The film delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal stories, the series casts a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s identity.

Feel Your Feelings Fridays

Erie Arts & Culture in partnership with County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and the Erie County Department of Health will present “Feel Your Feelings Fridays,”  an effort which includes two participatory initiatives to promote mental wellness. The initiatives consist of a virtual youth art exhibit and a 30-day adult journaling challenge.