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A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Michael Spagnolo

Tuesday Sep 29th, 2020

Erin Maloney's guest blog series, A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens, continues with an interview with musician Michael Spagnolo.

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Artist Entrepreneurial Fund Opens TODAY ! Apply before October 30.

Monday Sep 28th, 2020

The ECRDA Artist Entrepreneurial fund is now accepting applications. This fund will provide grants of up to $5k to creative startup applicants residing in Erie County.


Supported by a major gift from the StARTup Incubator, the purpose of this fund is to support opportunities that will benefit artists' careers, including the development of business skills, participation in programs to raise the level and quality of art, and participation in programs that will bring entrepreneur's art to market in order to aid in commercial success. The fund will provide up to a total $25k annually, through a bi-annual application process.


A limited number of grants are available per cycle.

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Staff Picks: This week's recommendations

Wednesday Sep 23rd, 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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Residency Overview : Hiromi Moneyhun

Wednesday Sep 23rd, 2020

Japanese papercut (kirie) artist Hiromi Moneyhun recently spent three weeks living and working in Erie, Pennsylvania. Hiromi’s stay was part of a visiting artist residency program launched by Erie Arts & Culture in early 2020, in collaboration with Long Road Projects.

Through this program, Erie Arts & Culture and Long Road Projects provide contemporary artists with dedicated time and space to reflect, research, and create new bodies of work – outside of their usual environments. This program also creates opportunities for new perspectives and creative processes to be shared, which in turn positively impacts the cultural and creative landscape in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Hiromi’s residency started on August 17 and extended to September 10. 

An accomplished papercut artist, Hiromi was interested in using her residency to explore new mediums and disciplines, including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, and public art. 

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A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Shelby Yukevich

Tuesday Sep 22nd, 2020

Erin Maloney's guest blog series, A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens, continues with an interview with photographer Shelby Yukevich.

“There is the piece of me that can relate to the overlooked and lonely feeling of these places, which I guess is why I can see the beauty in them,” says Shelby Yukevich, who can’t resist an adventure with her camera into forgotten buildings left untouched for decades.

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Become the next Heart & Soul community!

Thursday Sep 17th, 2020

You’re invited to attend a community listening session to learn more about Community Heart & Soul, led by the PA Humanities Council. During this session, attendees will learn about a special opportunity to become the next Heart & Soul community. 

Sessions are open to community members from Crawford, Erie, Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike, Venango, Mercer, and Lawrence Counties.

Two time slots are available: Tuesday, October 6th at 10 am -12 pm or Thursday, October 8th  at 6-8 pm.

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Paper Clips: Session 1 Recording is Now Available

Tuesday Sep 15th, 2020

Examining the American Dream, and who has access to it, through books and movies.

Please join us for Paper Clips, a virtual program that uses literature and film to frame conversations about community issues and social change. Hayes Moses and Abdullah Washington will co-facilitate lively discussions centering around "Talking Back, Talking Black" by author John McWhorter and Hulu movie "Sorry to Bother You," written by and starring Boots Riley.

Erie Arts & Culture would like to thank the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania and the Erie County Public Library for being advising partners of Paper Clips.


September 25 at 6 PM
October 9 at 6 PM
October 23 at 6 PM

All meetings will be virtual.

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You're Invited! Sunoco Mural Dedication Ceremony

Monday Sep 14th, 2020

A Socially Distanced Mural Dedication Event (Masks Required)

We invite the community to celebrate Luther Manus and see the mural created by artists Antonio Howard and Ceasar Westbrook that honors Luther's life and legacy.

Sunday, September 20 at 5pm - 7pm

26 E 12th St, Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Arts & Culture 2020 Ignite Arts Grant Application Opens Sep. 15

Monday Sep 14th, 2020

Erie Arts & Culture Ignite Arts Grants are designed to support a variety of arts activities in Erie County to help strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the region and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors through arts and culture.

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Staff Picks: This week's recommendations

Wednesday Sep 9th, 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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Building Community and Cross-cultural Understanding

Wednesday Sep 9th, 2020

Online learning can build community!

Last spring 10 New American artists worked with film students at McDowell High School. The artists captured video footage of themselves and the students learned interview skills via Zoom. The students edited the footage together to create mini-documentaries. The artists built their digital mettle while students met fascinating people representing a wide range of cultures and art forms.

Watch some of their videos and learn about Erie’s diverse folk and fine artists in our latest blog post.