Interested in applying to become a Creating with Community Artist?
Join us for an Information Session on January 19 at 6 PM. Learn more about this year's initiative and get all of your questions answered about the application.
Erie Arts & Culture will be present to walk through the program application and the City of Erie will be present to explain what the Active Transportation Plan is. We are distributing a Request for Qualifications from artists for our 2021 program. We seek submissions from artists and creatives who are interested in collaborative and participatory approaches to art-making and community building. Artists who participate in the program must be willing to include community members as a central part of planning, implementing, and evaluating creative projects.
In October 2019, the City of Erie began a master planning process called Active Erie that envisions a network of streets that are beautiful, comfortable, and safe community spaces where people want to be, whether they are walking, riding a bike, taking public transit, or driving a vehicle. For the 2021 Creating with Community program, artists will work closely with the City of Erie’s Engineering and Planning Departments to design and execute projects that will address recommendations and issues identified during the Active Erie planning process.
Artist teams will work in partnership with the City of Erie’s Engineering and Planning Departments to design and execute projects that will address recommendations and issues identified during the Active Erie planning process. These issues and recommendations are focused on public policy, system user education, and projects that help identify and build out the proposed network. The project area is the 19th Street corridor, between Cherry Street on the west side of Erie to Parade Street on the east side of Erie.