We promote and support diverse cultures.

Much of this work involves building relationships with Erie’s immigrant and refugee communities.

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We are Placemakers.

Through creative placemaking initiatives, Erie Arts & Culture engages communities in a spectrum of creative efforts, from one-off projects to intentional and strategic plans that incorporate the arts and humanities more systematically into neighborhood development.

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We are Capacity Builders.

Erie Arts & Culture nurtures resilient individuals and organizations - equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and resources to serve an always evolving community. 

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We foster and support Arts in Lifelong Learning.

For this reason, Erie Arts & Culture envisions a region where every person has access to meaningful experiences that utilize the arts as a tool for personal development, both in academic and communal environments.

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Thank you for supporting the Manus Sunoco Mural!

On Sept. 20th, Erie Arts & Culture co-hosted a dedication ceremony for the mural that Antonio Howard and Ceasar Westbrook painted to honor 92 year old Luther Manus. Mayor Joseph Schember issued a proclamation declaring October 10, Luther’s birthday, Luther R. Manus Jr. Day in the City of Erie, in perpetuity. 

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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

Staff Picks: This week's recommendations

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Residency Overview : Hiromi Moneyhun

Japanese papercut (kirie) artist Hiromi Moneyhun recently spent three weeks living and working in Erie, Pennsylvania. Hiromi’s stay was part of a visiting artist residency program launched by Erie Arts & Culture in early 2020, in collaboration with Long Road Projects.

Through this program, Erie Arts & Culture and Long Road Projects provide contemporary artists with dedicated time and space to reflect, research, and create new bodies of work – outside of their usual environments. This program also creates opportunities for new perspectives and creative processes to be shared, which in turn positively impacts the cultural and creative landscape in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Hiromi’s residency started on August 17 and extended to September 10. 

An accomplished papercut artist, Hiromi was interested in using her residency to explore new mediums and disciplines, including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, and public art. 

A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Shelby Yukevich

Erin Maloney's guest blog series, A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens, continues with an interview with photographer Shelby Yukevich.

“There is the piece of me that can relate to the overlooked and lonely feeling of these places, which I guess is why I can see the beauty in them,” says Shelby Yukevich, who can’t resist an adventure with her camera into forgotten buildings left untouched for decades.