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EAC Friday Feature: Nadya Makay

Friday Jan 27th, 2023

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this week's Friday Feature! Nadya Makay is an upcoming photography who truly loves what she does! Being introduced to the beauty of the outside world through the lens of a child growing up in a rural area, she learned early on to find beauty in the simple natures of life. She found her way to Photography and hasn't looked back since. She has turned her fondness and appreciation for the raw wonders of her environment into a passion that she intends to work progressively towards mastering. I had the pleasure of getting to know her story.

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Grant Writing: An Organizational Approach | Feb 18 at 10 am

Thursday Jan 26th, 2023

EVENT DATE: Feb 18 from 10 am - 1 pm

Please join EAC for a PRO Network discussion about grant writing from an organizational approach with Richard Peterson on Feb 18 from 10 am - 1 pm. We'll gather in the Admiral Room in the Blasco Library. This workshop is designed to help participants not only write grants, but also to fit the grant writing process into the larger context of organizational development. It will cover more than just the key components of a grant; it will teach organizations to use grant funding as a tool for program implementation and performance review. Furthermore, this workshop will discuss ways to sustain new programs beyond the typical grant period of one to two years, a critical feature of building lasting relationships with funders. The workshop will also examine trends in foundation giving and how those trends have affected both grant writing and program development in the non-profit sector.

Participants will have the opportunity to conduct a foundation prospect search for their organizations; they will also have time to work on their current grants, if applicable.

There are 20 spots available so please register in advance to save your seat!

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Erie Arts & Culture to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Tuesday Jan 17th, 2023

Erie Arts & Culture (EAC) is pleased to announce it’s been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a grant of $10,000. This award will support capacity building for New American folk artists. This grant is one of 1,251 awards recently announced by the NEA.

“This grant strategically ties into three our four pillars of service, Capacity Building, Arts and Learning, and Honoring and Preserving Diverse Cultures,” states Patrick Fisher, Executive Director of EAC. “It also builds on the work we started with a prestigious Doris Duke Foundation Award in 2020.” The current  grant funds eight New American artists to share their art and stories this spring at McDowell High School, and Sharpsville and Titusville middle schools, and to present at the Erie Blues & Jazz Festival and Celebrate Erie.

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EAC Friday Feature: Allen Brown

Friday Jan 13th, 2023

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this week's Friday Feature! Allen Brown delivers to us a wonderful backstory of his musical beginnings as a Native Flute player. Inspired by his childhood rendering, a household full of wonderful musicians, Allen decided to pick up the flute and hasn't put it down since. He recounts upon his early years, reflecting upon his journey to the present day. This interview will inspire you to ask...what activity makes me feel most at home?

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Submit your music to EAC's Valentine's Day Playlist

Friday Jan 6th, 2023

On Feb 14 EAC will widely distribute a collaborative Valentine's Day playlist featuring music from our regional musicians. We invite you to contribute a song or two. Please contact [email protected] for more details!

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EAC Friday Feature: Yeshuwa Myers

Friday Jan 6th, 2023

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this week's Friday Feature! Yeshuwa Myers is one eclectic, fearless, cool cat. One of Erie's premier showman in the Hip Hop genre, Yeshuwa is masterful at blending a passionate delivery with a style that is a fusion between B.O.B and Wiz Khalifa. You can't help but to enjoy the rhymes and rhythms, and his style is too contagious to ignore.

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Lydia McCain Artist Fellow Spotlight: Britty Lea

Friday Jan 6th, 2023

Every once in a while, you come across someone with an unmatched level of drive and dedication to their craft. Britty Lea, Erie Arts & Culture’s 2022 Lydia McCain Emerging Artist Fellow*, is one of Erie’s shining examples of passionate creative talent.  

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