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Online Resource: Filing Taxes for Freelance Creatives

Thursday Feb 18th, 2021

Online Resource: Get your 2021 tax questions answered!  

Are you a freelance Creative and have questions about filing your 2021 taxes? This PRO Network webinar is for you! Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present this free workshop led by David J. Herbe Jr., CPA, MAcc

This webinar took place Feb 9 at 6 PM on Zoom and Facebook live. Please enjoy the recording included in this blog.


Online Resource: Reflections in the Looking Glass: Engaging Community in Public Art

Friday Nov 13th, 2020

View the recording of our PRO Network presentation with Tom Ferraro.

In this workshop, artist Tom Ferraro discusses the development and techniques used by the Looking Glass Art Project, a program designed to engage community stakeholders in the creation of public art. Since 2012, Tom and co-founder or the Looking Glass Art Project, Ed Grout, have led over 20 community-driven public art projects throughout Northwest Pennsylvania. This workshop will provide a snapshot of how the Looking Glass Art Project has adapted their process, originally designed to engage seniors, to include diverse groups of community participants. Topics include lessons in Lifelong Learning, finding community partners, identifying big ideas, adapting to various community groups, working to the strength of your participants, the role of the professional artist in the production of public art. Tom compares and contrasts their processes using examples from a variety of past and current projects.


The Crown We Wear: Black Hair as Art in Life | Recording

Friday Oct 16th, 2020

Thank you to all who attended "The Crown We Wear: Black Hair as Art in Life" on October 13.

Florida artist Sharon Norwood participated in a conversation with master stylist, educator and author, Danielle Slade, the owner of Erie’s So Fancy Hair Salon. The moderator of this dialogue is Dr. Rhonda Matthews, Edinboro Associate Professor of Politics. Matthews is a political sociologist, with specialty areas in gender, theory and popular culture.

Norwood creates work “that challenge our passive ways of looking.” Her sculptures, drawings, ceramics, and fiber works address a specific “social, political and cultural context” while engaging issues of “race, gender, beauty and class.” Her frequent use of a curly line is sometimes “a metaphor for the black body” and other times a decorative and formal expression, simply “a beautiful mark.”

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Un Cafe con Leche: The Conversation Continues | Recording

Thursday Oct 15th, 2020

Thank you to all who attended on Thursday, October 15 at 12:00 PM. This virtual roundtable featured Leslie Sotomayor, Roger Solano, Stephanie Diez-Morel, and Sheila Lorenzo de la Pena. This was hosted in connection with Edinboro University's Latinx Heritage Month.


Recap Online | Much more than a survey! | A webinar with Gamar Markarian | PRO Network

Friday Jul 31st, 2020

On July 28th, Erie Arts & Culture held a virtual conversation with Gamar Markarian.

This PRO Network webinar covered the many creative methodologies of collecting and representing quantitative and qualitative data when working on artistic projects. How can we collectively design methods that go beyond the norms of collecting and representing data such as surveys and charts? And why is that important? Gamar discussed the creative methods that she has utilized throughout her career including play, storyboarding, visual storytelling, mapping, interviews, conversation starters, and much more.

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Online Resource: The Boring Parts of Being an Artist with Ian Thomas | Virtual Event

Thursday Jul 30th, 2020

There are four things that every working artist should have, and creating them can seem like a boring or daunting task.
On July 23, Erie Arts & Culture held a virtual event led by Ian Thomas about writing your bio and artist statement, building your CV, and developing your portfolio. Ian provided insight on what to include and what to avoid. His presentation included examples representing the good, the bad, and the ugly.


Online Resource: Identifying Tools to Build your Artistic Brand | PRO Network

Wednesday Jul 15th, 2020

On July 9, Erie Arts & Culture held a virtual discussion with Brian Amick, Co-founder at Werkbot Digital Marketing Agency.

When building your brand as an artist, knowledge of marketing principles and tools are essential. Throughout the discussion, Brian identified tools to help you get started. With his guidance, viewers were taught how to give themselves a leg up as an artist in an increasingly competitive and digitally-focused world. You can’t focus on doing everything or you won’t have time to do that craft that you love. What tools make the most sense for you?

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Online resource: Budgeting & Banking for Artists Navigating the Unknown with Debt-Free Denae

Tuesday Jul 7th, 2020

View our webinar recording our of PRO Network Budgeting & Banking for Artists Navigating the Unknown with Debt-Free Denae webinar.

Erie Arts & Culture is committed to growing the capacity of our region's creative and cultural professionals. As an agency, we identified financial literacy, the knowledge necessary to make important financial decisions, as one of the key topics that we wish to advance through ongoing educational workshops and webinars. Financial literacy is important because it equips us with a greater understanding of how to manage money effectively. Education in this area builds a foundation for recognizing how our financial decisions and the actions we take—or don't take—impact our current and future success and abilities to achieve our goals.

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Online Resource | Creating Spaces that Connect Community | Creative Catalyst Speaker Series

Wednesday Jul 1st, 2020

View our recent virtual discussion about creating safe spaces for marginalized communities.

Erie Arts & Culture continued the installment of their Creative Catalyst Speaker Series with a webinar by Geexella, which was held on July 14th. Geexella is a non-binary, Black and Latinx DJ from Jacksonville, Florida. In this session, they discussed their process of creating safe spaces for marginalized communities. They also explained how and why it's so important to support emerging artists in the creative and cultural sector.

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Online Resource: Adapting to Virtual Performative and Teaching Experiences

Monday Jun 29th, 2020

Learn how artists are identifying new ways to perform, collaborate, teach, and learn in our recorded PRO Network Webinar.
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Online Resource: Creative Catalyst Speaker Series: Dr. Hayes | Virtual Event

Wednesday Jun 17th, 2020

See inequities and solutions in the art world centered around ALAANA.

On June 30th, Erie Arts & Culture held a PRO Network webinar with Dr. Jeffreen Hayes, curator, scholar, and Executive Director of Threewalls, a Chicago-based organization, to discuss inequities in the art world and offer solutions.
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Online Resource: Identifying and Applying for Funding Opportunities

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 2020

Please join Erie Arts & Culture for a virtual discussion on May 28 at 4:30 PM about how artists and non-profit organizations can identify funding opportunities and prepare their applications accordingly.

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Online Resource: Where Do We Go From Here? The Future of Arts in Erie | Panel Discussion

Thursday May 21st, 2020

On May 20, 2020, Erie Arts & Culture hosted a virtual conversation about how COVID-19 and social distancing have impacted the cultural and creative sector in Erie, PA, and what the path forward looks like. The panel featured non-profit leaders and artists from a variety of backgrounds who are adapting to the unique challenges and opportunities presented to the creative sector at this time in history.

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Online Resource: Interview with Kemi Ilesanmi | Creative Catalyst Speaker Series

Friday May 8th, 2020

Erie Arts & Culture presented the second installment of the Creative Catalyst Speaker Series with Kemi Ilesanmi on May 6, 2020. Kemi is the Executive Director of The Laundromat Project, a non-profit arts organization located in New York, NY. For the past 15 years, the organization has worked to advance artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities. The Laundromat Project makes sustained investments in growing a community of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and neighbors committed to societal change by supporting their artmaking, community building, and leadership development. The conversation with Kemi was moderated by Kristen Weeks, the Program Manager of Erie Arts & Culture’s New Horizons initiative.

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Online Resource: Intellectual Property and the Creative Sector

Friday May 1st, 2020

Please enjoy this recording of our webinar conversation with Jonathan D'Silva of MMI Intellectual Property about how copyright, licensing, and other IP issues affect creative professionals. Presented by Erie Arts and Culture's PRO Network initiative (Professional development, Resources, and Opportunities), this is one of a group of sessions we hope will help build the professional capacity of our region's creative and cultural professionals. 

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