Ignite Arts Timeline: What You Need to Know

Tuesday Aug 23rd, 2022

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Ignite Arts Grants are designed to provide financial support to a variety of arts, cultural and heritage activities to help strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the Erie Region and enrich the lives of our residents. 

Erie Arts & Culture is adapting the Ignite Arts program to better serve organizations and communities in Erie County, while better aligning the program with EAC’s strategic goals. These new policies, procedures, and protocols reflect regional and national best practices in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility within the world of grantmaking. We have been sourcing information directly from sector leaders such as Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the Ford Foundation, and WomenStrong International. 

Please stay tuned for future announcements detailing the updated Ignite Arts application process. 

Past recipients pictured to the right: Erie Contemporary Ballet and Community Access Media




The 2023-2024 application cycle is as follows:

  • Application Opens: First week of January
  • Application Closes: First week of March
  • Grantees announced and funds disbursed: early May
  • Projects must occur annually between May, 2023 - April, 2024

Grants are made possible by contributions made to the Erie Arts Endowment, Arts and Culture Campaign, and special events like Erie Gives Day. Projects which involve music performance and arts education have an enhanced pool of funds available thanks to donors who wished to ensure that these specific activities thrive in Erie County.


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