2024 Lydia McCain Artist Fellowship

Tuesday Jun 27th, 2023

Lydia McCain Fellowship 3
Become an Artist Fellow 1

Erie Arts & Culture recognizes individual artistic achievement and potential through its annual Lydia McCain Artist Fellowship program, which provides unrestricted funding to three artists from Erie County. The Fellowship helps individual artists sustain or enhance their creative process and advance their career in the arts. The fellowship program uses three artist categories: Emerging ($2,000), Mid-Career ($3,500), and Established ($5,500). 

Niecey Nicole

Niecey Nicole


Read about our 2023 Fellows here!


Funding for the Artist Fellowship comes from the Lydia McCain Fund, which was established in 1995 as the first unrestricted contribution to the Erie Arts Endowment.

Fellows may use the funds however they choose, from covering studio rent, shipping/travel expenses, purchasing supplies and materials, etc. Note that the Lydia McCain Fellowship is not project based. 

Adam Holquist

Adam Holquist


The application requires:
  • Artist Biography
  • Artist Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Work Samples
  • Description of work samples 
    Eric Anthony Berdis

    Eric Anthony Berdis


To learn how to assemble these materials, review this blog post

A virtual info session will be held over Zoom on Wednesday, July 12th at 12pm. Register here!

Questions? Contact Casey Corritore, Program Officer of Capacity Building: [email protected] 814-452-3427 x108

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