Apply to the Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program

The Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program matches eligible creative entrepreneurs with existing, free, local, small business consulting services and financial resources ranging from $500 to $2,000 to help them grow their businesses, audiences, and revenue.

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ARTISTS: Apply for a Northwestern PA Arts Recovery Grant

As part of the Northwest Pennsylvania Arts Recovery Grant Program, Erie Arts & Culture offers a new funding opportunity to artists living and working in Erie, Warren, Crawford, Venango, Mercer, and Lawrence Counties.

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ORGANIZATIONS: Apply for a Northwestern PA Arts Recovery Grant

As part of the Northwest Pennsylvania Arts Recovery Grant Program, Erie Arts & Culture offers a new funding opportunity to non-profit cultural organizations in Erie, Warren, Crawford, Venango, Mercer, and Lawrence Counties.

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Learn about Purposeful Placemaking

In a span of 2 years, EAC and United Way will facilitate the installation of 50 new murals along the Safer Walks to Schools routes.

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Western PA Maker Market

November 19 from 10 - 3 PM: Leading into the 2022 Holiday Season, Erie Arts & Culture invites you to the second annual Western Pennsylvania Maker Market - a one-day pop-up marketplace that is an alternative to mainstream retail.

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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

EAC Friday Feature: Edward Kranz

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this week's Friday Feature! Edward Kranz is a book designer, book-binder and book restorer who's work is dedicated to keeping the integrity of beautifully written words alive. Located in the historic PACA building in Erie, Edward painstakingly re-ignites the beauty of book creation one page at a time, and is quite skilled at his craft. The appreciation of literary art is not a work that goes unnoticed, which is why this interview feels more than appreciated...it feels earned. Let's learn more about Edward's work and the reason he's so dedicated to his craft.

EAC Friday Feature: Rylee Prenatt

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this week's Friday Feature! Rylee Prenatt, Boudoir Photographer, is masterful at capturing life through the lens of her wildly creative, bold, artistic eye. The way she infuses light, angle, and raw energy, it's safe to say that she has the special touch. Her photos evoke a sense of natural beauty mixed in with an unapologetic display of intimacy and candid expression. Check out what Rylee had to say about her journey, her goals, and ultimately what inspires her!

Support Makers this Artist Sunday! + Maker Market Success

Celebrating the success of the first annual Maker Market!

For Artist Sunday 2021, we encourage you to check out the list of vendors and their websites. Please consider supporting regional artists today and for the duration of the holiday season!

 

 

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