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Stakeholder Survey

Wednesday May 29th, 2019

Attention Stakeholders of the Cultural and Creative Sector: We are seeking your input!

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ReConsidering the City

Thursday May 23rd, 2019

In 2014, Lisa Austin and Stephen Sonnenberg penned an article for the Erie Reader's blog titled "Considering the City." In this article, Austin and Sonnenberg explored four steps that could be taken to improve the visual landscape in Erie, improve the lives of residents, and make a better impression on visitors.

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A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Victoria Alcorn

Tuesday May 21st, 2019

A tradition that goes back at least five generations keeps a family threaded together. The women in Victoria Alcorn’s family are skilled quilters, an art form that began out of necessity and grew into a creative hobby that her great grandmother, grandmother, great aunt, and mother enjoyed doing together. The North East native started with a quilting class in middle school, but as she grew to explore different interests, she naturally fell away from it. With the recent passing of her grandmother, she re-established her interest and appreciation for the practical art form and what it means to her family.

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Erie’s Bhutanese to Celebrate Ubhauli Sakela 2019

Tuesday May 14th, 2019

Did you know that Erie is home to several hundred followers of an ancient earth-based spirituality? These people are the Kiranti Rai, and they are part of our larger Bhutanese Nepali community. Every May, since 2014, Erie’s practitioners have celebrated their beautiful spring planting ritual called the Sakela.

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New Horizons Initiative Placemaking Speaker Series Continues with Barbara Goldstein's Keynote

Friday May 10th, 2019

As the second installment of the Placemaking Speaker Series, Erie Arts & Culture welcomes Barbara Goldstein to Erie on Sunday, May 12. Barbara’s visit will extend through Wednesday, May 15. The public is invited to attend her keynote presentation on Monday, May 11 at 6:00 PM at the Erie Art Museum. The event is free but registration is encouraged. Also during her visit, Barbara will meet with community organizations and stakeholders as she is led on a tour of Erie’s neighborhoods to learn more about the revitalization efforts occurring throughout Erie’s urban core.

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Arts Project Funding Available for Artists and Organizations

Thursday May 9th, 2019

Erie Arts & Culture announces the workshop schedule for the 2019 Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream grants. The PPA program provides opportunities for arts organizations, individual artists and community-based groups to apply for up to $2,500 in funding to support performances, exhibitions, and other arts projects that are presented to the public and take place between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020. Grant applications are due June 20, 2019. Erie Arts & Culture administers the program in Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties.

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Erie Arts & Culture Celebrates 500th Teaching Artist Residency

Wednesday May 8th, 2019

Erie Arts & Culture is proud to announce a milestone – its 500th artist residency! This momentous achievement has been in the works since 1994 when Erie Arts & Culture became one of four founding partner organizations for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Arts in Education (AIE) Partnership.

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Public Art Gateway Project | Call to Artist/Artist Design Teams

Thursday May 2nd, 2019

In a continued effort to enhance and cultivate placemaking within the City of Erie, the Erie Downtown Partnership and Erie Arts & Culture are accepting qualifications from artists (or artist teams) for a public art opportunity along State Street in Downtown Erie. It is desired that the finished artwork for this project be incorporated into the intersection of State Street and both East and West 3rd Street.

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A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Peppergrass

Tuesday Apr 30th, 2019

“You’re full of peppergrass,” his Grandmother chuckled. It was her way of saying he has good energy, and that good energy has carried over to his music. Peppergrass is Thomas Statkun’s one-man band, an Industrial Electronic Rock sound as unique as its creator.

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#IsThisArt? | Arts + Social Impact Explorer

Wednesday Apr 24th, 2019

One of the objectives of the New Horizons initiative is to infuse arts and culture into libraries, public parks, and other community resources to provide neighborhood programming that ensures the benefits of arts and culture are more fully recognized, utilized and valued.

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Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) | Business Investments that Build Happy and Healthy Communities

Wednesday Apr 24th, 2019

As of April 1, 2019 the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development began taking applications from businesses for the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax relief program.

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Peter Kageyama Book Sale

Friday Apr 19th, 2019

Purchase Peter Kageyama's Books Here.

Partial proceeds of all book sales will help support Erie Arts & Culture’s New Horizons Initiative. Our inventory of these books is limited.

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A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Jessica Yochim Taylor

Tuesday Apr 16th, 2019

She took her passion for pictures in motion and set her own life in motion. Jessica Yochim Taylor is a Managing Partner, Director, and Editor at family-owned business MenajErie Studio, where she not only stimulates and challenges her own creativity, but also aids other creatives in discovering their potentials.

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Erie Arts & Culture Adds DipJars to their Creative and Cultural Non-profit Community Resources

Monday Apr 15th, 2019

Erie Arts & Culture is excited to announce the arrival of four DipJars to our arsenal of creative and cultural non-profit community resources. As a part of our mission to “strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the region through the advancement of arts and culture,” Erie Arts & Culture will lend DipJars to regional non-profits wishing to temporarily utilize them for on-premise and/or special event fundraising.

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New Horizons Initiative Launches its Placemaking Speaker Series with Keynote from Peter Kageyama

Tuesday Apr 9th, 2019

Peter Kageyama is the author of “Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places” and the follow-up book “Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places.” Peter is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders. He is also an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development.