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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Make a Contribution to the United Arts Fund on Giving Tuesday!

First-time donors are entered to win a variety of prizes

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Join us for the End-of-Year Variety Show on Dec 5!

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

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