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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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: Jamarion Hobson

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this week's Friday Feature! Jamarion Hobson is a young digital artist who hails from Erie, Pennsylvania. Recently, he contributed his artistic eye to one of Erie Arts & Culture's Purposeful Placemaking murals which was led by fellow artist, Ana Balcazar. He's working diligently to strengthen his illustrator skills through fearless experimentation and trial & error. I had a great conversation with this artist, and he let me into his mental processes when it comes to colorful creations.

EAC Friday Feature: Ileecia Moffatt

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this week's Friday Feature! Ileecia Moffatt is contributing to the Erie area with her own individual style that is being transformed in real time through her tireless dedication and commitment. I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with this artist and learn about what is inspiring her to keep pursuing her dreams. 

EAC Friday Feature: Davina Pacley

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this week's Friday Feature! Davina Pacley, CEO of Divinely Crown'd, is fully invested in created an avenue for women to feel their most divine selves. Catering to the spiritual, emotional, and fashionable advancement of Queens, Davina takes her passion for helping others to heart and operates from a self-less, nurturing intent. While conquering her own journey, she's inspiring women young and old to look deep within to find the magic that is deeply rooted and ready to be shared with the world.

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