As part of the Northwest Pennsylvania Arts Recovery Grant Program, Erie Arts & Culture offers a new funding opportunity to non-profit cultural organizations in Erie, Warren, Crawford, Venango, Mercer, and Lawrence Counties. This program is made possible through a subgranting award that EAC received from the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan. The grants are intended to fuel the nation’s recovery from the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are intended to help support arts organizations and the broader arts and culture sector in its response to and recovery from the pandemic.
EAC’s awards will impact a broad constituency, and we encourage applications from a wide variety of arts organizations. Through this project, EAC will provide operating support to regional organizations as they mitigate the impact the impact of the pandemic while also encouraging the expansion of community access to the arts by (a) demystifying artistic practice and increasing the accessibility of arts programs to communities—especially communities that may 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.
EAC will competitively award ARP funds to eligible arts and cultural non-profit organizations. These funds are intended to help support jobs in the arts sector, maintain day-to-day operations of arts organizations, and assist in the sector's response to and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Northwestern PA Arts Recovery is a new grant program offered by Erie Arts & Culture that will:
WHO CAN APPLY?
WHAT KINDS OF ACTIVITIES ARE FUNDED?
The Northwestern PA Arts Recovery is an operating grant, and applicants may direct funds to expenses that are part of the operations of the organization, including:
HOW MUCH ARE THE AWARDS?
Applicants may request grant amounts between $2,500 and $5,000. Grants are limited to one (1) request per applicant.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
WHAT ARE THE DEADLINES?
This is a one-time grant.
Applications open: November 1, 2022
Full Application deadline: January 7, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Notification: on/before February 7, 2023
Grant Activity Period: July 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
Please note that no extensions will be granted to application or grant activity periods
For all details about this grant, please read the full guidelines below.
Download the Guidelines here (pdf)
To view our Frequently Asked Questions, please download the pdf below:
Full Application, due Jan. 7
Contact Ethan Hayden, Northwestern PA Arts Recovery Program Officer, with any questions about applying for this opportunity that are not addressed in Frequency Asked Questions.