Visiting Artist in Residency, Sharon Norwood, to Arrive in Erie

Thursday Jul 9th, 2020

Erie Arts & Culture is thrilled to announce that the agency will welcome Savannah, Georgia-based artist Sharon Norwood as the next visiting artist in residence. Sharon will arrive in Erie on July 16th and serve as the visiting artist in residence through August 7th.

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Online resource: Budgeting & Banking for Artists Navigating the Unknown with Debt-Free Denae

Tuesday Jul 7th, 2020

View our webinar recording our of PRO Network Budgeting & Banking for Artists Navigating the Unknown with Debt-Free Denae webinar.

Erie Arts & Culture is committed to growing the capacity of our region's creative and cultural professionals. As an agency, we identified financial literacy, the knowledge necessary to make important financial decisions, as one of the key topics that we wish to advance through ongoing educational workshops and webinars. Financial literacy is important because it equips us with a greater understanding of how to manage money effectively. Education in this area builds a foundation for recognizing how our financial decisions and the actions we take—or don't take—impact our current and future success and abilities to achieve our goals.

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Feel Your Feelings Fridays : Call for entries

Tuesday Jul 7th, 2020

Erie Arts & Culture in partnership with County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and the Erie County Department of Health will present “Feel Your Feelings Fridays,”  an effort which includes two participatory initiatives to promote mental wellness. The initiatives consist of a virtual youth art exhibit and a 30-day adult journaling challenge.

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Erie Arts & Culture Impact Report | Q2

Thursday Jul 2nd, 2020

Erie Arts & Culture experienced exceptional growth in 2019. The team entered 2020 poised to carry that momentum through the calendar year.

The team at Erie Arts & Culture is small but mighty. It’s amazing what a group of dedicated individuals are able to accomplish, even in the midst of unprecedented times. The team has adapted to the unique challenges that we’ve been presented during the second quarter of 2020. It’s our pleasure to share with you some of our accomplishments, highlighted here in our Q2 Impact Report.

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Creating Spaces that Connect Community | Creative Catalyst Speaker Series

Wednesday Jul 1st, 2020

Join us for a virtual discussion about creating safe spaces for marginalized communities.

Join Erie Arts & Culture for the next installment of the Creative Catalyst Speaker Series with a webinar by Geexella on July 14th at 6PM. Geexella is a non-binary, Black and Latinx DJ from Jacksonville, Florida. In this session, they will dive into their process of creating safe spaces for marginalized communities. They will also explain the how and why it's so important to support emerging artists in the creative and cultural sector.

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Staff Picks: This week's recommendations

Wednesday Jul 1st, 2020

Staff Picks: A curated list of what to look at, listen to, watch, or read from the team at EAC


Identifying Tools to Build your Artistic Brand | Virtual Event

Tuesday Jun 30th, 2020

Join Erie Arts & Culture for a virtual discussion with Brian Amick, Co-founder at Werkbot Digital Marketing Agency, on July 9 at 4:30 PM.

When building your brand as an artist, knowledge of marketing principles and tools are essential. In this discussion, Brian will help you to identify tools to help you get started. With his guidance, you will learn how to give yourself a leg up as an artist in an increasingly competitive and digitally-focused world. You can’t focus on doing everything or you won’t have time to do that craft that you love. What tools make the most sense for you?


Much more than a survey! | A webinar with Gamar Markarian | PRO Network

Tuesday Jun 30th, 2020

Please join us for a virtual conversation on July 28 at 6:00 PM with Gamar Markarian.

This PRO Network webinar will cover the many creative methodologies of collecting and representing quantitative and qualitative data when working on artistic projects. How can we collectively design methods that go beyond the norms of collecting and representing data such as surveys and charts? And why is that important? Gamar will be sharing the creative methods that she has utilised throughout her career including play, storyboarding, visual storytelling, mapping, interviews, conversation starters, and much more.

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Creating With Community | Youth Film Festival

Friday Jun 26th, 2020

We want to give 10 students the ability to share their voice in our city and what better way than through filmmaking. 

Students selected to take part in this program will work with filmmakers, John C. Lyons and Soraya Johnson, to make a short video for the 1st annual New Horizons Youth Film Festival. Selected students will take part in a two-month process of learning the basics of writing, directing, and editing their own film. Students will create their own short film on their own time, with the assistance of the filmmakers, incorporating one or more of these themes:

My Culture 
My Neighborhood
My Voice

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Cultural and Creative Sector Town Hall | Virtual Event

Wednesday Jun 24th, 2020

Please join us for a virtual town hall discussion during this pivotal time for the Creative and Cultural Sector. Please register using the Eventbrite link provided.

July 7, 2020 at 11 AM

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership has hosted several virtual town hall meetings to discuss re-opening and getting back to business. These meetings have been organized by sector

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World Refugee Day | Recipes

Saturday Jun 20th, 2020

In honor of World Refugee Day, we asked six chefs who came as refugees to share a dish from their culture that is simple enough for anyone to try. We encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, patronize one of Erie’s many refugee-owned markets, and try one of the dishes!

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World Refugee Day | Artist Videos

Saturday Jun 20th, 2020

For World Refugee Day 2020, Kelly Armor collaborated with four former refugee artists from Muslim-majority countries. They are all part of a current Erie Arts & Culture project funded through the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art's Building Bridges grant program.

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Erie's Black-Owned Businesses | Celebrating Juneteenth

Friday Jun 19th, 2020

In commemoration of Juneteenth, Erie Arts & Culture collaborated with Erie's Black Wall Street to develop a list of 92 black-owned businesses operating in Erie. 

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Staff Picks: This week's recommendations

Wednesday Jun 17th, 2020

Staff Picks: A curated list of what to look at, listen to, watch, or read from the team at EAC