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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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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Posts & News

The Erie Dance Film Festival: Live Premiere at Kellars

Erie Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the inaugural Erie Dance Film Festival (EDFF)! The EDFF features a series of films from five Erie teams of filmmakers and dancemakers who collaborated to create and produce films specifically for Dance for Camera.  Erie films will be supplemented by nationally recognized films from the Dance Film Association.  All films revolve around themes inspired by and embracing diversity, equity and inclusion.

The launching event will take place July 8 at Keller’s, A Modern Magic and Comedy Club. Tickets are $35 per person or $50 per couple with food and drink available at an additional cost. All ticket proceeds benefit the 2022 Erie Dance Film Festival.  Doors open at 6:00 PM and screening begins at 7:00 PM.  

Digital Marketing Internship with Erie Arts & Culture | Fall 2021

Do you have a budding passion for working in the creative and cultural sector? Do you possess existing digital media skills and digital media goals you'd like to expand upon? We encourage you to apply for our internship opportunity with EAC. 

Welcoming June's Visiting Artist in Residence, David Bordett

In June, Erie Arts & Culture welcomes our six visiting artist of 2021, David Bordett.

David's work is process-based and often draws from regional histories, lore, and cultural forms that are unique expressions of the local people and their ways of life. While in residence he plans to explore and familiarize himself with the different facets of the Erie area including the history of industrial production, railroads, and the craft traditions of Pennsylvania Dutch communities. These experiences will color and influence the forms and nature of projects created while living and practicing in Erie.