Western Pennsylvania Maker Market

Erie Arts & Culture and the Erie Downtown partnership will host the first Western Pennsylvania Maker Market on November 6 from 11 am to 3 pm. Join us for live performances, awards, artist demonstrations, and more! Attendees will have access to heated tents.

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Apply for an Ignite Arts Grant

Erie Arts & Culture Ignite Arts Grants are designed to support a variety of arts activities in Erie County to help strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the region and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors through arts and culture.

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Purchase an Arts for All t-shirt

Erie Arts & Culture defends the right to arts and culture.  Every purchase of an Arts for All t-shirt benefits the 54th annual United Arts Fund.

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Our four programmatic pillars

Capacity Building

We serve as a capacity builder of the individuals and organizations that comprise the creative and cultural sector.

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Arts in Lifelong Learning

We advocate for and fund opportunities for arts in lifelong learning.

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Preserving Diverse Cultures

We preserve and promote the diverse cultures that represent our communities.

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Placemaking

We facilitate people and place-based development initiatives.

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about us

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

Found And Not Lost : Opens October 15

Erie Arts & Culture and 1020 Collective will collaboratively present a visual art exhibition featuring mixed-media works by artists Ron Bayuzick and David Bordett. The exhibition opens on Friday, October 15, which also marks the return of the Erie Art Museum's Gallery Night. Be certain to include the opening reception for this exhibition as part of your Gallery Night itinerary. 1020 Collective, one of Erie's newest event and exhibition spaces, is located at 1020 Holland Street.

Ignite Arts Grant applications are now open! Watch the recorded information session here.

Erie Arts & Culture Ignite Arts Grants are designed to support a variety of arts activities in Erie County to help strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the region and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors through arts and culture.

Giving and Receiving Feedback: Tips for Artists and their Collaborators

Erie Arts & Culture invites you to join us for a PRO Network webinar on Oct 27 at 6 PM on Facebook Live and Zoom. Beehive Dramaturgy Studio will present a webinar about giving and receiving creative feedback.

Whether you’re an artist, producer, audience member, or anyone else involved in a creative process, at some point you’re likely to find yourself on one side or another of a feedback session. For many artists, having audiences and observers reflect back to them what they have experienced is useful, but how do you elicit and parse those candid comments? And for those offering feedback, how can you utilize your experience of the work to best support the artist in achieving their vision? Beehive Dramaturgy Studio cofounders Molly Marinik and Jeremy Stoller offer some tips for how to make the most of feedback, including starting things off, developing a shared vocabulary, and approaching feedback in various collaborative contexts, so that everyone is moving forward together in the most productive and seamless way possible.