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Celebrating the International Broadcast of Erie Bosnian Music Video

Thursday May 27th, 2021

The Erie Downtown Partnership and Erie Arts and Culture worked together to produce two live-streamed concerts featuring local Muslim artists. They were released in April to recognize the beginning of Ramadan, a month of fasting and devotions for Muslims.

One of these videos was broadcasted internationally on May 13, 14, and 17 by Hayat TV. Hayat is based in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo and airs across the country. Hayat also has several satellite stations that transmit internationally to Bosnians living abroad. Due in large part to the Serbian war and genocide, more than half of Bosnians now live outside their country.

The program is a 40-minute solo presentation by Mensura Berberovic, an expert in traditional ballads known as Sevdalinka.


Sector Reopening Survey

Tuesday May 25th, 2021

We want to hear from your organization! As some of the organizations reopen in the summer of 2021, Erie Arts & Culture is committed to providing support to our sector in the counties of Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Warren, and Venango.

What events or experiences will you host this summer? How will your organization adapt to the present challenges during this time?  Please share your thoughts in the included survey.

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Teaching Artist Applications Are Now Open! Join us for an Informational Session

Thursday May 13th, 2021

Teaching artists are critical to much of the mission of Erie Arts & Culture. Many of our programs rely on the unique expertise of teaching artists. Both those with extensive classroom and community teaching experience as well as artists who are interested in learning how to incorporate teaching into their practice are eligible to become a teaching artist. We invite individuals from across the teacher-artist spectrum to learn more and to apply below. The deadline to apply is May 28, 2021. Panel interviews occur in June and new teaching artist orientation and training is held in July and August.

Join us for an Informational Session on May 19 at 12 PM

Interested in learning about becoming a rostered Teaching Artist? Join Erie Arts & Culture for a virtual information session on Wednesday, May 19 at 12 pm. Our staff will walk you through the application process, provide insight into how teaching artists work with schools and communities in a residency setting and answer any questions that you may have!


Opportunities to support Erie Arts & Culture

Tuesday May 11th, 2021

Learn about the ways in which you can support Erie Arts & Culture and our mission.

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You're Invited! Coffee & Croissants with the Leading Ladies

Friday May 7th, 2021

Join us on May 31 at 9 AM at the gardens of Blossom McBrier.

Erie Arts & Culture’s Leading Ladies, an affinity group passionate about arts in education, are looking for new members. We invite you to join us at our annual meeting on Memorial Day to find out more about our group. The meeting will be held outdoors at the gardens of Blossom McBrier and will include a Philharmonic quartet and a tour of Blossom’s renowned gardens.

The Coffee & Croissant gathering will be an informational session and start at 9 am. There will be various horticultural demonstrations during the day and the Erie Philharmonic will perform at noon. All are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn.


News: Mercyhurst University Announces the Beyond Scholarship

Thursday May 6th, 2021

Mercyhurst University recently annouced the Beyond Scholarship. The goal of this prestigious program is to connect promising students with world-class education and experiences to positively influence lives and broaden possibilities for change beyond all expectations.

The Beyond Scholarship is awarded each fall to up to 10 high-achieving students of color from the city of Erie whose family circumstances might not otherwise afford them the opportunity for higher education. The scholarship includes the full cost for tuition, fees, room, and board, less any federal or state grant aid for which the student is eligible, for four years of full-time, on-campus study.


Erie Downtown Partnership and Erie Arts & Culture Team Up to Highlight Local Muslim Musicians

Wednesday May 5th, 2021

Erie Arts & Culture partnered with the Erie Downtown Partnership to produce two “Stay Home Jam Together” sessions live-streamed during the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is observed every year but follows a lunar calendar, so it is celebrated around 10 days earlier than the previous year. This year Ramadan started April 13 and ends on the evening of May 12. For 30 days Muslims fast from all food and water from sunrise to sundown. Ramadan is a time for reflection, giving to charity, and spending time with family. Erie has a sizeable Muslim community, many of them former refugees from Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq, and Syria.

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