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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Posts & News

When Art Meets Technology, Sketches Come Alive to “Talk”

Integrating art with computer science and physics, Kate Sikorski’s drawings make waves - with both vibration and innovation.

Los Angeles-based artist Kate Sikorski, Erie Arts and Culture’s latest visiting artist in residence, concluded her residency on 3/24/2020. Though the tail end of her residency was impacted by the current pandemic, Kate created a plethora of new work while in Erie and collaborated with many local and regional community members to create something truly unique and beautiful. The work that Kate created while in residence is slated to be exhibited in May at a gallery show in Los Angeles.

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

3/31 Deadline for the 2nd Round of Emergency Financial Assistance Fund; "CARES" Act Impact on Sector

Through Erie Arts & Culture's newly formed Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, creative and cultural professionals, which includes artists of all disciplines, who have experienced a disruption to their income stream can request up to $500 in assistance from Erie Arts & Culture. The deadline to apply for the second round of Erie Arts & Culture's Emergency Financial Assistance Fund is Tuesday, March 31 at 11:59 PM.

The CARES Act Impact on Sector: On Friday, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or “CARES” Act passed legislationMany in our sector are wondering how it affects them and what relief they can expect. We've highlighted a few of the key points.