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Seven Steps to Scale Your Career as an Artist | Step Three: Have a Web Presence

Friday Jul 12th, 2019

Our third installment of “Seven Steps to Scale Your Career as an Artist” outlines in detail the importance of artists' web presence. 

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2019 Arts and Culture Appreciation Awards Nominations

Wednesday Jul 10th, 2019

For more than three decades, the Arts and Culture Appreciation Awards have recognized excellence related to arts and cultural programs in our community. Continuing this tradition, we are looking for those who have been vital volunteers, leaders, or artists, or those who’ve made outstanding contributions to arts education.

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Erie Arts & Culture Seeks Cultural Ambassadors

Friday Jul 5th, 2019

A Cultural Ambassador is a volunteer with a passion and desire to showcase the importance and impact of culture and creativity in Erie, PA.

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EmbracErie | Erie Gives 2019 to Support New Horizons

Wednesday Jul 3rd, 2019

Erie Arts & Culture is excited to announce our 2019 Erie Gives Day (August 13th) donations, in their entirety, will benefit our New Horizons Initiative! Help us EmbracErie by bonding the city and its people.

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A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Janine Utegg

Tuesday Jul 2nd, 2019

Deep empathy and an appreciation for the small joys of everyday life meet the canvas when Janine Utegg creates a color palette of nature and wildlife. A childhood love of sunsets, water scenes, and animals, along with a family of self-made artists propelled her to take those warm feelings and share them with others through paintings on wood, canvas, and stone. She paints with oils, acrylics, and watercolors in Impressionistic/Naturalistic Realism, contrasting light and darkness to create an atmospheric mood that is warm, bold, and colorful.

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Seven Steps to Scale Your Career as an Artist | Step Two: Build Your Portfolio

Thursday Jun 27th, 2019

Your portfolio is an important marketing tool that represents both you and your body of work. A thoughtfully curated portfolio can make a huge difference in your success or failure when applying for opportunities. A professional portfolio should be easy to review but also visually captivating enough to generate further interest in your work.

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A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Ansumana Gbembo

Tuesday Jun 18th, 2019

A desire to give back motivates Ansumana Gbembo to teach others African tailoring, an art that literally threads people and cultures together.

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Seven Steps to Scale Your Career as an Artist | Step One: Be Intentional When Using Qualifiers

Tuesday Jun 11th, 2019

Over the next several weeks, Erie Arts & Culture will outline seven actions that can be taken by artists to scale their careers. The information shared in this series is intended to build the capacity of artists in Northwestern Pennsylvania so that they are better equipped to identify and respond to opportunities. This first segment of the series focuses on the qualifiers that artists use to describe themselves. 

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Cultural & Creative Stakeholder Town Hall

Friday Jun 7th, 2019

Attention cultural and creative stakeholders within the Erie region – this is an opportunity to have your voice heard.

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New Horizons Initiative Placemaking Speaker Series Continues with a Visit and Keynote from Lily Yeh

Wednesday Jun 5th, 2019

In mid-April, Erie Arts & Culture hosted Peter Kageyama as the first installment in our placemaking speaker series. Second we welcomed Barbara Goldstein in mid-May. This June, we welcome Lily Yeh to Erie as the next installment of our Placemaking Speaker Series. Lily will present to the public from 5 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, June 19 at the HO Hirt Auditorium inside the Blasco Library.

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Old Songs, New Voices Project Aims to Foster Intercultural Understanding

Friday May 31st, 2019

Erie Arts & Culture one of 15 organizations nationwide awarded funding from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges 2018-2019 Grants Program.


The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc. Celebrates Pride Month with an LGBTQ Art Exhibit

Thursday May 30th, 2019

The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality is pleased to announce the first-ever LGBTQ Juried Regional Art Exhibit, June 1-30 at Erie Art Gallery, 24 West 8th Street. Opening reception is Saturday, June 1, 7-10 p.m.

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Embracing Erie | Accessibility and Affordability

Wednesday May 29th, 2019

Artists and creative businesses in major metropolitan areas such as Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Denver, Nashville, and New York City struggle to find affordable spaces to live and/or work. Though many artists and creatives have aspirations of making it big in these cities, the odds are stacked against them when you consider the high cost of living and shortages of space.

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Stakeholder Survey

Wednesday May 29th, 2019

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