Northwestern PA Arts Recovery Grants Info Session

Tuesday Apr 12th, 2022

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Erie Arts & Culture recently launched the Northwestern PA Arts Recovery program, a set of funding opportunities for regional arts organizations and individual artists. We invite you to join us for an info session at RandyBillDuck Studios in PACA on May 2 at 7pm. The studio is located on the 4th floor of PACA. The event will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

Who should attend?

  • Regional artists or cultural producers/makers in any field of the arts who are actively creating, curating, or producing work
  • leaders from arts & cultural organizations (*see details below)

About the NW PA Arts Recovery Grants:

The grants will impact a broad constituency as Erie Arts & Culture provides support to the arts sector in its response to and recovery from the pandemic. The program will encourage the expansion of community access to the arts by (a) demystifying artistic practice and increasing the accessibility of arts programs to communities—especially communities thatmay have been under-resourced in the past by federal arts funding; and (b) supporting a wide range of arts activities developed in a variety of local settings.

Erie Arts & Culture was one of only 66 local arts agencies across the nation to receive asubgranting award from the National Endowment for the Arts through the AmericanRescue Plan. The grants are intended to fuel the nation’s recovery from the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Regional artists or cultural producers/makers in any field of the arts who are actively creating, curating, or producing work can apply. Artists will be granted funds for the purposes of leading community-based workshops, demonstrations, or presentations that are accessible to a wide audience. These activities may be single events, or multi-day series, and may take place in-person or virtually. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to artist talks, workshops, or educational residencies. Artists may request grant amounts between $750 and $2,500.


Organizational grants are for 501(c)3 non-profits or federally-recognized Indian tribal governments with an annual operating budget less than $500,00 and whose primary focus is providing high-quality arts experiences. (For-profit entities and fiscal sponsorships are not eligible). This is an operating grant, and organizations may direct funds to expenses that are part of their day-to-day operations, including salary support, stipends for contractual personnel, rent and utilities, costs associated with health and safety supplies, and marketing/promotion costs. Organizations may request grant amounts between $2,500 and $5,000.


  • Applications open: April 1, 2022
  • Letter of Interest*: April 30, 2022, 5pm EST
  • (*required for individual artist grants only)
  • Application deadline: May 31, 2022, 5pm EST
  • Notification: on or before June 30, 2022
  • Grant Activity Period: July 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023

Contact Ethan Hayden, Northwestern PA Arts Recovery Program Officer, with any questions about applying for this opportunity.

[email protected] | 814-452-3427

Application and further details, guidelines, and FAQs:



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