Arts In Education

Eighth graders from Erie's Public Schools experience a day sail on the U.S. Brig Niagara made possible through a Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) investment funded by UPMC Hamot and Northwest Bank.

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The Power of Grant Making

Music at Noon, the Logan Series brings chamber music concert experiences to the Erie community, including students from nearby Diehl Elementary School. By fostering arts education from kindergarten through college and beyond, the Logan Series occupies a distinctive niche in today’s chamber music scene.

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Fiscal Sponsorship Services

The Annual Blues and Jazz Festival, an Erie community tradition, receives support through our fiscal sponsorship service.

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About EAC

Erie Arts & Culture believes that our community can be the best place to raise a family. We support broad accessibility to engage with the cultural sector educationally, socially, and economically - during all life stages.

Impact

Personal

Exposure to, and participation in, the arts teaches essential life skills. Access to arts and culture, especially during key developmental ages, has the power to shape character and influence upward mobility later in life.

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Community

Arts and cultural experiences have broad appeal, drawing attendees and participants representing a diversity of race, geography, age, and socioeconomic class.

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Economic

The industries of the twenty-first century depend on a generation of innovation through creativity.

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Posts & News

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

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.

Cultivating Meaningful Cultural Experiences

Nina Simon has served in the role of Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History since 2011. In 2019, she founded OF/BY/FOR ALL, an organization that envisions a world in which all people are empowered to share their talents to strengthen their communities. To create this future, OF/BY/FOR ALL helps civic and cultural organizations grow of, by, and for their communities. Simon is also the author of two best-selling books, “The Participatory Museum” and “The Art of Relevance.”

New Horizons Presents: The C.H.R.O.M.A. Guild

The C.H.R.O.M.A. Guild is the Creative Hub of Resources & Opportunities that support & connect Multicultural Artist in NWPA.

CHROMA is an Erie-based regional network focused on building both individual and organizational capacity by providing broader opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the area’s cultural and creative industries.