Announcing Arts and Agency Week 2021

Tuesday Mar 16th, 2021

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Exploring the Intersection of the Arts and Social Impact

Erie Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the CHROMA Guild, is pleased to announce the first annual Arts + Agency Week, slated for April 11-17, 2021 in Erie County, Pennsylvania. During this week, artists, cultural organizations, and advocacy groups will be aligned to explore the ways the arts are being leveraged to raise awareness of systemic issues, amplify under-represented voices, and generate creative solutions to societal challenges. 



You're invited! Save the date April 11-17, 2021.

In a time when communities are facing ever-changing needs and an increased urgency for creative problem solving, interest in arts-based solutions to community development challenges is growing among both arts and non-arts stakeholders. Erie Arts & Culture invites you to attend a week's worth of virtual presentations and discussions designed to provide direct examples of the ways artists and arts organizations from around the world are serving their communities as advocates and activists. 

Presentations will explore how the arts and humanities are being used to address systemic inequalities and injustices representing a wide variety of issues. Presenters will share how they've leveraged their talents, abilities, and resources to develop and implement strategies that promote social change. 

All presentations are free and will include a Q&A session. 

Full presenter bios and registration information to follow. 


  • Provide national examples of the arts and humanities being used as a tool for combatting injustices, inequities, and oppression.
  • Empower Erie-based artists, cultural organizations, and advocacy groups to think about ways the arts and humanities can be used to address systemic issues relevant to our community.
  • Encourage collaboration between artists, cultural organizations, and advocacy groups.
  • Increase vocabulary, skill sets, and knowledge bases to build the capacity of artists and cultural organizations so they can see the arts and humanities as tools to be used in advocacy, activism, and social change.

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This programming is funded through our New Horizons initiative by the generous support of the Erie Community Foundation.

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