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

Friday Jul 31st, 2020

On July 28th, Erie Arts & Culture held a virtual conversation with Gamar Markarian.

This PRO Network webinar covered 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 discussed the creative methods that she has utilized throughout her career including play, storyboarding, visual storytelling, mapping, interviews, conversation starters, and much more.

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Online Resource: The Boring Parts of Being an Artist with Ian Thomas | Virtual Event

Thursday Jul 30th, 2020

There are four things that every working artist should have, and creating them can seem like a boring or daunting task.
On July 23, Erie Arts & Culture held a virtual event led by Ian Thomas about writing your bio and artist statement, building your CV, and developing your portfolio. Ian provided insight on what to include and what to avoid. His presentation included examples representing the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Staff Picks: This week's recommendations

Wednesday Jul 29th, 2020

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

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12 Reasons to support Erie Arts & Culture During Erie Gives

Tuesday Jul 21st, 2020

Erie Arts & Culture works to ensure that culture and creativity are woven into the fabric of everyday life in our region. Our investments translate into every resident having opportunities to participate in, and benefit from, the arts and humanities - whether socially, educationally, or economically. We are passionate about our work because the arts and humanities help us as people become more creative, self aware, empathetic, and socially responsible. 

Please read this blog to learn more about our accomplishments and goals as you consider making a donation to the agency this year for Erie Gives.

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August 11 is Erie Gives! Can we count on your support?

Monday Jul 20th, 2020

Learn about who we are, what we have accomplished, and the goals we aim to meet this year for Erie Gives 2020.

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We need your input! | Transforming public utility boxes into works of art

Thursday Jul 16th, 2020

Whose Story Should Be Told As Part of the Discovery Trail?

Brigette Davitt and Scott Gladd have been assigned eight utility boxes running along Parade Street, starting on East 6th and continuing up to East 14th. The team has also been assigned one box located at the intersection of Holland and East 6th. The artist team wants to dedicate their boxes to those individuals who have devoted themselves to Erie's historic East Side, with a particular focus on those persons who may not have been born in Erie but who chose to make Erie their home.

Do you know someone who would be a great candidate to honor through this public art project? Share your suggestions with Brigette and Scott! 

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Online Resource: Identifying Tools to Build your Artistic Brand | PRO Network

Wednesday Jul 15th, 2020

On July 9, Erie Arts & Culture held a virtual discussion with Brian Amick, Co-founder at Werkbot Digital Marketing Agency.

When building your brand as an artist, knowledge of marketing principles and tools are essential. Throughout the discussion, Brian identified tools to help you get started. With his guidance, viewers were taught how to give themselves 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?

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Staff Picks: This week's recommendations

Wednesday Jul 15th, 2020

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

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The Boring Parts of Being an Artist with Ian Thomas | Virtual Event

Monday Jul 13th, 2020

There are four things that every working artist should have, and creating them can seem like a boring or daunting task.
Join Erie Arts & Culture for a webinar on July 23 at 6PM led by Ian Thomas about writing your bio and artist statement, building your CV, and developing your portfolio. Ian will provide insight on what to include and what to avoid. His presentation will include examples representing the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Free Virtual Summer Filmmaking Program | Creating With Community

Monday Jul 13th, 2020

Selected students will take part in a two-month process of learning the basics of writing, directing, and editing their own film.


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 first 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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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's residency is postponed until late summer or early fall. We will update this post with more details!

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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.