Erie Arts & Culture defends the right to arts and culture. In support of the 54th Annual United Arts Fund, EAC unveiled our latest campaign - Arts For All!
Why Arts for All?
We believe the arts and humanities are fundamental to society. Together, they foster creativity, beauty, and a deeper understanding of the human experience. They are used to express our values, support lifelong learning, and build bridges by bringing people together regardless of their differences.
Every purchase of an Arts for All t-shirt benefits the United Arts Fund.
Established in 1967, the United Arts Fund, which is administered by Erie Arts & Culture, supports the arts and humanities in Erie County by providing unrestricted funding to the Erie County Historical Society, the Erie Philharmonic, the Erie Playhouse, the expERIEnce Children’s Museum, and the Flagship Niagara League. The annual United Arts Fund also supports Erie Arts & Culture's Ignite Arts grant program. Last year, 32 arts-based projects in Erie County were funded through this grant program.
Can we count on your support this year?
The 2020 United Arts Fund raised $796,974.27. This was an increase of $118,809.65 from the 2019 campaign - once again exceeding fundraising records for the UAF. Of that total, $134,124.53 was secured by Erie Arts & Culture from corporate citizens and the agency’s long-term donors. 60% of that total served as a prorated match for the five participating Cultural Service Partners. In total, the Cultural Service Partners raised an additional $662,849.74 from more than 1,550 donors, with 559 of those contributions coming from first time donors.
We invite our Erie community to support the arts and humanities this year. It's your donations from the UAF campaign that help us continue our work in the region! The campaign runs September 1 through December 31. This year's goal is $750,000.