ArtsErie Upcoming Events/News

2013 ArtsErie Grants – Updated Timeline Released!

The ArtsErie’s grant application is undergoing a transformation! In an effort to better align with the needs of our community and our applicants, ArtsErie will release a revised Request for Proposals (RFP) to support Erie County arts and cultural projects on August 31st via our website. Nonprofit organizations providing arts and cultural activities between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014 are encouraged to apply. Deadline for proposals is October 2, 2013. More detail can be found on our website.


Support Public Art on Erie Gives Day

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Invigorate! Create! Transform!  With an Erie Gives donation to ArtsErie, you can help grow public art and make these things happen.  All donations made to ArtsErie on Erie Gives Day, August 13th will be designated for public art projects in Erie County. Data strongly indicates that cities with an active and dynamic cultural scene are more attractive to individuals and businesses. Amanda Brown Sissem, Executive Director of ArtsErie believes in the power of public art and how it can transform a neighborhood and a community. “Public Art brings equity and vibrancy to a community. It helps to show our aspirations, our identity and values as a community, particularly when it is a collaborative effort and accessible to the public every day. There’s great power in that.”


Survey Results from Erie Arts Fest

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our Bead a Part of It at the Erie Arts Fest! The results are in and this is what you thought. According to all the 250+ that voted, you felt the most important topics of impact for the arts are:

1) Increase Educational Achievement (18%)
2) Inspire Health and Healing (16%)
3) Build the creative workforce/economy (15%)
4) Engage and Connect people (14%)
5) Build Vibrant neighborhoods (13%)
6) Promote personal growth & enrichment (12%)
7) Attract visitors to the region (11%)

Vote today and tell us what is important to you!


Visit ArtsErie at the Jump Back to School Expo

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On Sunday, August 11, 2013, from 11am to 4pm, we will present a brand new event called JUMP! Back to School Expo at the Bayfront Convention Center.

JUMP! will provide families a one-stop experience of the latest in products, services, and resources that will contribute to their child’s academic success.

And students will have a chance to JUMP! into technology, science, and math when they visit some of the cool exhibits.


Arts in Education Learning Lab

Registration is still open for the Arts in Education Learning Lab. The three day conference from August 11th – 13th is dedicated to exploring, discussing and supporting the uses of arts in education. Hear nationally recognized speakers Scot Hockman and Christine Fisher from South Carolina! Graduate credit and Act 48 hours available. Register today!





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