Save the date: August 10 is Erie Gives! Can we count on your support?

Wednesday Jul 28th, 2021

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You may donate online or mail checks in advance to Erie Arts & Culture. If mailing a check, please date your check to August 10 and write Erie Gives in the memo line.
Our mailing address is:

Erie Arts & Culture

PO Box 353

Erie, PA 16512

Erie Arts & Culture is proud of the work we've accomplished since adopting our strategic plan in 2019. On August 10th you can help us sustain our impact in Erie County by participating in Erie Gives. Please make a donation of $25 or more to the Erie Community Foundation and name Erie Arts & Culture as a beneficiary. This year, we aim to raise a minimum of $25,000

Your support helps us leverage the power of the arts and humanities to address the vital needs and interests of Erie. Together, we can make a positive impact in our community. Can we count on you to help us achieve our goal on August 10th?

We invite you to read our Quarterly Impact Reports to learn more about how we advance our mission and make a positive impact in Erie County. If you have questions, please email Executive Director Patrick Fisher at

Who are we?

Erie Arts & Culture leverages the transformational power of the arts and humanities to impact three key areas in our service region: 

  • Personal development
  • Community development
  • Economic development

Our four primary roles include:

  • Serving as a capacity builder of the individuals and organizations that comprise the creative and cultural sector.
  • Advocating for and funding opportunities for arts in lifelong learning.
  • Preserving and promoting the diverse cultures that represent our communities.
  • Facilitating people and place-based development initiatives.


Through these roles, we:

  • Provide tools, resources, and financial support to individuals and organizations that specifically utilize the arts and humanities as a platform to engage the broader community.
  • Grow the capacity of our sector to ensure extraordinary creative and cultural experiences.
  • Create an environment in which artists and creative industries, representing a wide variety of disciplines, can thrive.
  • Fund opportunities for lifelong learning through the arts and humanities experiences in classrooms, institutions, and community spaces.
  • Consult on how creativity and culture can be a component in any development or redevelopment project.
  • Celebrate Erie's collective identity by preserving and promoting the region's cultural diversity.

Click each item below to learn more.