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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EAC will use funds from Erie Gives to support Purposeful Placemaking, a mural initiative that has the goal of creating 50 murals along the Safer Walking Routes to School. These murals will enhance the visual landscape and spur creativity and imagination amongst youth in our community. The first 10 murals are fully funded and will be created in this summer. Your support will help us create 40 additional murals in 2023. 

 

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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: Brittany Morton

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this week's Friday Feature! Brittany Morton has been gracing many of Erie's stages for over a decade, entertaining us with her infectious personality and undeniably amazing voice. As both a solo artist as well as a member of The Groove, she has given us quality, consistency, and style that is unmatched. I had the chance to catch up with Brittany to learn more about what inspired her to pursue the Music path, who has inspired her delivery, and what the next steps are in her career.

EAC Friday Feature: Nicholas Nasibyan

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this week's Friday Feature! Nicholas Nasibyan, a talented Piano, Organ, Trumpet, Guitar, & Drum player who has interweaved his varied life and cultural influences into his compositions and performances. I was able to learn about how his well-travelled perspective has played a role in the way he creates, as well as his ambitions for expanding his artistic endeavors in the City of Erie!

EAC Friday Feature: Doug Baker

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this week's Friday Feature! Doug Baker is the expert you should talk too when it comes to brewing the perfect cup of coffee. His company, North Edge Craft Coffee, is taking the coffee industry by storm...one bean at a time. This Erie native let's nothing get in his way, and he proves it through consistency, growth, and humility. One of the many Honorees of Erie's Top 40 Under 40, Doug granted us the opportunity to learn about his process as a business owner.

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