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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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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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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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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

PRO Network: An Artist's Introduction to Using a Project Management System

An Artist's Introduction to Trello: Using a Project Management System to simplify your process

Please join us for a PRO Network webinar about how artists can use a popular Project Management tool to make their creative process easier! This webinar will take place on Zoom on December 15 at 6 PM and will be lead by EAC's Creative Director, Jade Mitchell. We'll also broadcast the webinar on Facebook live, but to actively participate in the discussion, we encourage you to register and receive the Zoom link.

Photos - Contracts - Timelines - Receipts - Plans - Sketches - Deliverables - Correspondence.... Where do I put this all? Meet Trello!


Erie Arts & Culture Launches Two Programs to Support Local Creative Entrepreneurs and Non-profits

Erie Arts & Culture announced the availability of two new grant programs developed to support both creatives and non-profit organizations across the commonwealth-- The Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program and Entry to Program Stream.

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.

Entry to Program Stream offers a new pathway for small arts organizations and programs to receive ongoing, unrestricted funding. The grant provides general operating support, which helps organizations strengthen their core capacity, engage in critical planning activities, and pay expenses related to staffing, business functions, and programming.

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