ArtsErie supports the PA Partners in the Arts grant program in Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties.
This year, ArtsErie distributed $42,808 to PPA Program Stream grant recipients and $22,628 to PPA Project Stream grant recipients, a grand total of $65,436.
PPA Program Stream Grant Recipients
Total Grants = $42,808
Academy Theatre Foundation Crawford $1,980
For programs and productions that allow amateur artist the ability to perform in quality produced productions.
Allegheny College Crawford $2,017
To present exhibitions and other visual arts programming for diverse audiences including students, educators, emerging and established artists and other residents of northwestern PA
Corry Area Arts Council Erie $1,200
To stimulate interest, education and awareness of all forms of art by promoting high quality schools, exhibitions, performance and productions of artistic and cultural nature for all citizens of Corry.
Dafmark Dance Theater Erie $3,000
To offer a unique and educational experience in the art of dance that incorporates original choreography and local, national and international talent
Edinboro University Bruce Gallery of Art Erie $1,474
To exhibit art on a regular basis through temporary exhibits of art of educational and aesthetic value and to acquire and periodically exhibit a permanent art collection of Edinboro University.
Edinboro University Chamber Players Erie $816
To enable a diverse group of artists and musical themes to focus on making music accessible to the entire community in Erie County and surrounding Edinboro University
Erie Dance Conservatory Erie $1,899
To promote dance and dance education in the Erie area and to inspire dancers to achieve their individual potential through training and development in the art of dance
Erie Dance Consortium Erie $924
To promote and celebrate the art, education, performance and experience of all dance and build participation, appreciation and audience for all dance forms in Erie County.
Erie Opera Theatre Erie $1,260
To provide the entire Erie County communities professional opera productions of diverse repertoire, presented in English, and without an admission charge.
Erie Summer Festival of the Arts Erie $2,033
To promote excellence in the arts and to bring a wide variety of arts to Erie and no charge and promote the development of audiences for the future
Gannon University Erie Chamber Orchestra Erie $2,638
To provide professional live orchestra performances of diverse repertoire without an admission charge.
Goodell Gardens & Homestead Erie $1,038
To utilize the unique aesthetic, operational and capital capacity of the Gardens to provide traditional roots music and traditional roots music education to a broad range of community members
Highland Games & Scottish Festival Erie $1,044
To provide a wide variety of music and entertainment for festival attendees, to provide multiple venues for musicians to gather, learn, practice and entertain, and to enhance appreciation for music, dance and fine arts in the Celtic tradition.
JazzErie Erie $1,233
To share with children, adults and one another an awareness and love of music, particularly jazz by sponsoring high quality concerts by internationally recognized jazz artists and through an educational program.
Meadville Council on the Arts Crawford $3,216
To enrich the quality of life by providing art education opportunities for individuals, organizations, and the community by supporting the creation, production and exhibition of the visual, performing and craft arts.
North East Arts Council Erie $816
To encourage and stimulate an appreciation of the arts in the North East Community, with a heavy emphasis on children
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Music at Noon, the Logan Series
To present diverse, world-class chamber music in approachable, informal settings as well as artist residencies for those musicians
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Young People’s Chorus of Erie
To provide children of diverse abilities and backgrounds a comprehensive choral music experience in a way to further their personal and artistic growth and to foster cross-cultural understanding.
Photomedia Center Erie $816
To promote the creation and exhibition of fine art photography and digital media through an annual publication and the use of web gallery exhibits
Stairways Behavioral Health Center City Arts
To make the arts more accessible to the greater Erie community by providing experiences that are both educational and restorative in nature and to build an audience that recognizes the importance of the arts.
Titusville Council on the Arts Crawford $2,514
To provide multi-disciplined artistic programs to the community and local school district
United Community Independence Program – French Creek Community Theater
To provide performing arts opportunities in a creative and positive environment that is inclusive of all members
Valley Lyric Opera Mercer $522
To advance arts education through the performance of high quality professional operatic productions open to the public.
Venango Area Chamber of Commerce Venango $517
A volunteer based festival committee that operates the Oil Heritage Festival and the Cranberry Festival.
Warren Civic Orchestra Warren $816
To provide quality music performances for the advancement and enjoyment of adult musicals in the community and to enrich, educated and entertain local audiences.
Warren Concert Association Warren $2,099
To promote and present a series of live musical programs of artistic nature
Warren County Summer Music School Warren $2,161
A program to encourage and develop the study, performance, and appreciation of the fine arts.
PPA Project Stream Grant Recipients
Total Grants = $22,628
7th Street/Smedley Schools Venango $902
Arts Day that focuses on visual arts, dance, creative writing, music and theater
The Bach Society of Grove City Mercer $409
Two concerts during the 2011-2012 seasons
Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute Erie $1,203
Community art show designed to bring together the work of child and adult amateur and professional artists including those with disabilities in a unique celebration of art.
Marilyn Black Crawford $722
Design and print brochure “The Art Lovers Guide to the Libraries in the Oil Heritage Region” featuring 6 public and college libraries in Venango and Crawford Counties
Crary Art Gallery Warren $1,203
To expose noteworthy art and artists to the region through exhibits and lectures featuring permanent and temporary collections
Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program Crawford $1,504
40 week painting workshop for consumers with a culminating art showcase
Jennifer DeMarco Crawford $584
Art classes for children that focus on the environment
Downtown Edinboro Art & Music Festival Erie $1,504
Free art and music festival that showcases art by local artisans and an eclectic blend of grassroots performance and workshops by musicians.
Dramashop Erie $1,023
Inaugural season of a contemporary theatre company
expERIEnce Children’s Museum Erie $1,023
Program where a local artist/instructor is engage to create and exhibit a 3 story mural painting and to conduct classes where children create large canvas murals for a temporary exhibit
George Junior Republic Mercer $1,504
Program to enhance at-risk student learning in the arts through the design, fabrication and installation of two sculptural parking signs for permanent display in the business district
Greater Erie Youth Symphony Orchestra Erie $1,023
Program to give underprivileged children the opportunity to study violin, music theory and reading free of charge and outside of their in-school music classes
Greenville Symphony Society, Inc. Mercer $401
A free, live orchestra experience for children in Mercer County public schools
HOLeY Jeans Venango $902
Vocal performance group for youth
Lake Erie Ballet Erie $1,203
53rd production of The Nutcracker
Oil Region Ballet Venango $1,203
Production of a full-length ballet in the spring of 2012
SafeNet Erie $902
Victims of domestic violence will create their own quilt patches that depict their life journey
Second Saturday Community Market Crawford $1,203
Event that features local arts, produce, food, activities and entertainment at the Meadville Market House
SoMar Dance Works Erie $902
Dance performance that features original choreography of Mark and Solveig Santilliano
Struthers Library Theatre Warren $1,203
Program to provide theatrical educational experiences for students in the Warren County School District
Venango Youth Theatre Venango $1,203
Program designed to expand the theatrical and technical theatrical aspects of youth in Venango County
Young Artist Debut Orchestra Erie $1,203
Summer Music Academy, a highly specialized, in-depth program to instruct students desiring to further their music education and showcase their acquired skills in public performance