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ArtsErie Project Grant Workshops

posted on: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Guidelines and application forms for ArtsErie’s Project Grants will be available by Saturday, August 31, 2013 online at ArtsErie.org. ArtsErie Project Grants provide funding for art performances, projects and exhibits in Erie County. Project grants of varying amounts are available from three funds. Projects of any artistic discipline may apply for $500 to $5,000 from the ArtsErie Unrestricted Project Fund. Arts education projects may apply for $500 to $2,500 from the Virginia Vieser Arts Education Fund, and projects involving music performances may apply for $500 to $5,000 from the Clarence E. Beyers Music Performance Fund.

To be eligible for funding, the proposed project must occur in Erie County, PA and take place between October 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014. For additional eligibility requirements and guidelines, please visit ArtsErie.org August 31st. ArtsErie Project Grants are due on or before Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

Organizations interested in learning more about ArtsErie Project Grants and the application process are encouraged to attend an informational workshopThe workshop schedule is as follows:
 
   Friday, September 6th  10:00 - 11:00 am
Jordan Room, Knowledge Center, Knowledge Park, 5240 Knowledge Parkway, Erie, PA

    Monday, September 9th  6:00 - 7:00 pm
Goodell Gardens & Homestead, 221 Waterford Street (Route 6N), Edinboro, PA


2012-13 Arts project funding available from PA Partners in the Arts

posted on: Monday, May 14, 2012

ArtsErie to host free workshops in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties to assist prospective applicants

ArtsErie announces the workshop schedule for the 2012 Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream grants. The PPA program provides opportunities for arts organizations, individual artists and community-based groups to apply for up to $3,000 in funding to support performances, exhibitions, and other arts projects that are presented to the public and take place between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013. Grant applications are due Friday, June 29, 2012. ArtsErie supports the program in Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties.

The workshops are designed to provide detailed information on the program, and to guide prospective candidates through the application process. In addition to the PPA program, workshops in Erie County will also provide information on the ArtsErie grant programs due Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

 

ArtsErie PPA Grant Workshop Schedule:

  • Corry: Thursday, May 24, 7 pm
    Corry Higher Ed Council, 221 N. Center St., Corry
  • Meadville: Tuesday, May 29, 5:30 pm
    Meadville Council on the Arts, 910 Market St., Meadville
  • Oil City: Wednesday, May 30, 4 pm
    City Hall Council Chambers, 21 Seneca St., Oil City
  • Erie: Tuesday, June 5, 5:30 pm
    Cathedral of St. Paul, Downey Hall, 134 W. 7th St., Erie
  • Sharon: Thursday, June 7, 5:30 pm
    Shenango Area Chamber of Commerce, Founders Room, 41 Chestnut St., Sharon
  • Warren: Monday, June 18, 7 pm (rescheduled from June 4)
    Allegheny Center for the Arts, 217 Liberty St., Warren 

 

Please contact ArtsErie at info@artserie.org or by phone at (814) 452-3427 to register for one of the workshops. All workshops are free and open to the public.

PPA Project Stream guidelines and grant applications will be available online at http://ppa.egrant.net. Applications must be submitted electronically through the eGrant system on or before Friday, June 29, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When You’ve Finished the Application:

  • Review your application and click the Submit My Data button on or before Friday, June 29, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. 
  • Click on ‘Print PDF’ to generate a PDF file for printed copies of your application.
  • Have the original signed in BLUE ink by an authorized representative.
  • Submit the original and 1 copy of the application, 3-hole punched, to ArtsErie, 3 E. 4th Street, Erie, PA 16507-1426.  
  • Copies must be hand delivered by 4:30 PM on June 29, 2012 or postmarked by that date. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

Read more information on our PPA grant page.  

The PPA program is a partnership initiative between local arts organizations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency. State government funding for the arts comes through an annual appropriation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. ArtsErie administers the PPA program in Northwestern Pennsylvania.

 

About ArtsErie
ArtsErie strives to nurture the arts and enrich the lives of the people of Northwestern Pennsylvania through leadership, financial support, education, and advocacy. Additional information about ArtsErie is available online at www.artserie.org.

About the PA Council on the Arts
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is a state agency under the Governor’s Office that works to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state. For more information on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, visit www.pacouncilonthearts.org


Arts project funding available from PA Partners in the Arts

posted on: Saturday, May 15, 2010

ArtsErie to host free workshops in Erie, Crawford, Warren counties to assist prospective applicants

ERIE, PA — ArtsErie announces that applications are now available for the 2010-11 Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream grants. The PPA program provides opportunities for arts organizations, individual artists and community-based groups to apply for up to $3,000 in funding to support performances, exhibitions and other arts projects that are presented to the public and take place between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011. ArtsErie supports the program in Crawford, Erie and Warren counties.

ArtsErie will conduct free workshops to provide more information on the program, and to guide prospective applicants through the application process.

ArtsErie PPA Grant Workshop Schedule:

• Meadville: Thursday, May 20 @ 6:00 p.m.
Meadville Council on the Arts
Meadville Market House, 910 Market Street, Meadville

• Warren: Monday, May 24 @ 5:30 p.m.
Warren Main Street Office 310 Second Avenue, Warren

• Titusville: Tuesday, May 25 @ 4:00 p.m.
Titusville Town Square, 4th Floor Conference Room (take elevator)
110 West Spring Street, Titusville

• Erie: Thursday, May 27 @ 5:30 p.m.
Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, 134 W. 7th Street, Erie

Please contact Char Mashyna at char@artserie.org or by phone at (814) 452-3427 to register for one of the workshops.

PPA Project Stream guidelines and grant applications are available in advance at www.ArtsErie.org, at the ArtsErie office at 3 East 4th Street in Downtown Erie or accessed directly online at pca.eGrant.org. Applications are due postmarked, or submitted electronically through the eGrant system, on or before Fri., June 18, 2010 at 4 p.m.

The PPA program is a partnership initiative between local arts organizations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency. State government funding for the arts comes through an annual appropriation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. ArtsErie administers the PPA program in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Additional information about ArtsErie is available online at www.ArtsErie.org.

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ArtsErie awards grants topping $425,000

posted on: Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ArtsErie awards grants topping $425,000

Funding distributed to artists and arts organizations throughout Erie County

ERIE, PAArtsErie recently awarded $437,248 in funding to area artists and arts organizations. This funding is provided through ArtsErie Program Support and Project Grants, which are made possible through the Erie Arts Endowment and the ArtsErie United Fund, as well as Program and Project Stream Grants from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, known as PPA Grants. PPA Grants are made possible through the PA Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Additional funding opportunities are made possible through the Clarence E. Beyers Music Performance Fund and the Virginia Vieser Arts Education Fund. Both funds are part of the Erie Arts Endowment.

Grant distributions were also made to various sub-funds of the Erie Arts Endowment.

“ArtsErie is pleased to be able to provide support to our member organizations each year, but especially during these challenging economic times,” said Charlotte P. Mashyna, ArtsErie executive director.

Each year ArtsErie distributes thousands of dollars in grants to artists and member organizations throughout the region. Awardees are selected through a competitive process for each grant cycle.

Funding for the 2009-10 fiscal year was distributed as follows:

A.)   Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Program Stream Grants
The PPA Program Stream is a funding opportunity of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), a regionalized funding program of the PCA. The Program Stream offers ongoing support to arts organizations and arts programs with an established history of PCA support. It is administered in Erie, Crawford and Warren Counties by ArtsErie.

The 2009-10 PPA Program Stream grantees are: Academy Theatre Foundation; Allegheny College Art Galleries; Artists Incorporated; Bruce Gallery of Art at Edinboro University; Corry Arts Council Auxiliary, Inc.; Edinboro University Chamber Players; Edinboro Highland Games of Edinboro University; Erie Chamber Orchestra at Gannon University; Erie Dance Conservatory Company; Erie Dance Consortium; Erie Opera Theatre; Erie Summer Festival of the Arts; JazzErie; Meadville Council on the Arts; Music at Noon at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; North East Arts Council; Photomedia Center; Stairways Behavioral Health; Titusville Council on the Arts; United Community Independence Program's French Creek Community Theater; Warren Civic Orchestra, Inc.; Warren Concert Association; Warren County Summer Music School; and Warren Players.

B.)   Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream Grants
The PPA Project Stream provides grants to eligible organizations or individuals to conduct arts projects, such as performances or exhibitions, which are presented to the public and take place in a specific time period. This program is also administered in Erie, Crawford and Warren Counties by ArtsErie.
 
The 2009-10 PPA Project Stream grantees are:
Allegheny Regional Theatre Experience; CAFE (Culture, Arts, Festivals, Events of Erie); Community Music School of Edinboro University; Conneaut Valley Economic & Industrial Development Authority; Downtown Edinboro Art & Music Festival; Edinboro University Chamber Players; Edinboro University Visiting Artist Program; Erie Arts Opportunity; Erie County American Red Cross; Erie Homes for Children and Adults; Gannon University; Goodell Gardens & Homestead; International Institute of Erie; J. Lynne Myers; Jude Shingle; Lake Erie Ballet; Lawrence Park Township; Regional Arts Council of Warren County; Riverside Chamber Players; Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity; SoMar Dance Works; Western PASSHE Low Brass Consortium; Young Artists Debut Orchestra; and Young People's Chorus of Erie.

C.)   ArtsErie Program Support Grants
ArtsErie Program Support Grants provide funding to support larger arts organizations whose programming has a significant impact on the Erie community. ArtsErie program grants are funded by the ArtsErie United Fund and the Unrestricted/McCain Fund of the Erie Arts Endowment.

The 2009-10 ArtsErie Program Support grantees are:
Erie Art Museum; Erie Philharmonic; Erie Playhouse; and the expERIEnce Children’s Museum.

D.)   ArtsErie Project Grants
ArtsErie Project Grants provide funding for art performances, projects and exhibits in any artistic discipline in Erie County. ArtsErie project grants are funded by the ArtsErie United Fund and the Unrestricted/McCain Fund of the Erie Arts Endowment.

The 2009-10 ArtsErie Project grantees are:
Bayfront NATO, Inc./Martin Luther King Center; Bruce Gallery at Edinboro University; CAFE (Culture, Arts, Festivals, Events of Erie); Dafmark Dance Theater; Downtown Edinboro Art & Music Festival; Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival; Edinboro University Visiting Artist Program; Emerson-Gridley CHAMPS Program; Erie Chamber Orchestra; Erie County Historical Society; Erie Dance Conservatory Company, Inc.; Erie Dance Consortium; Erie Homes for Children and Adults; Erie Opera Theatre; Gannon University; Inner-City Neighborhood Art House; Lake Erie Fanfare, Inc.; Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center at Mercyhurst College; Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Photomedia Center; St. Boniface Church Players; and Union City Area School District Foundation.

E.)   Clarence E. Beyers Music Performance Grants
Clarence E. Beyers Music Performance Fund provides funding opportunities for projects involving music performance. Clarence E. Beyers Music Performance grants are part of the Erie Arts Endowment.

The 2009-10 Clarence E. Beyers Music Performance grantees are:
Dafmark Dance Theater; Erie Art Museum; Erie Chamber Orchestra; Erie Civic Music Association; Erie Junior Philharmonic; Erie Opera Theatre; Erie Philharmonic; Erie Summer Festival of the Arts; Inner-City Neighborhood Art House; JazzErie; Lake Erie Ballet; Luther Memorial Concert Series; Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center at Mercyhurst College; Young Artists Debut Orchestra; and the Young People's Chorus of Erie.

F.)   Virginia Vieser Arts Education Grants
Virginia Vieser Arts Education Fund provides funding opportunities for arts education programs without regard to artistic discipline. Arts education projects may be in any setting that exposes students of all ages to any of the visual or performing arts. New initiatives are encouraged. Virginia Vieser Arts Education grants are part of the Erie Arts Endowment.

The 2009-10 Virginia Vieser Arts Education grantees are: Erie Art Museum; Erie Playhouse; and Greater Erie Youth Symphony Orchestra.

G.)   Erie Arts Endowment Sub-Fund Grant Distribution
Several sub-funds also received grant distributions. They are: ArtsErie; Discovery Square; Erie Art Museum; Erie Art Museum — Public Art; Erie Philharmonic; Erie Playhouse; expERIEnce Children's Museum; Lake Erie Ballet; and McBrier Family Fund.

About ArtsErie

ArtsErie strives to nurture the arts and enrich the lives of the people of northwestern Pennsylvania through leadership, financial support, education and advocacy. Additional information about ArtsErie is available online at www.ArtsErie.org.

About Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is a partnership between local organizations and the PCA. Now operating in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, PPA re-grants funds to support a wide variety of local and community arts activities. Since its creation in 1996, PPA has demonstrated enormous success in achieving the PCA's mission and goals. Additional information about Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts is available online at www.pacouncilonthearts.org.

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ArtsErie Project Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

posted on: Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ArtsErie Project Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

Competitive funding program supports arts projects in Erie County

ERIE, PA — ArtsErie is now accepting applications for its project grant program. ArtsErie project grants provide funding for art performances, projects and exhibits in Erie County. Applications are accepted annually and reviewed by an independent allocations panel with ratification by ArtsErie Board of Trustees. Funds are distributed on a competitive grant basis. Applicants must have 501(c)(3) status.

Project grants of varying amounts are available from three funds, serving different disciplines:

  • Arts education projects may apply for up to $2,500 from the Virginia Vieser Arts Education Fund.
  • Projects involving music performance may apply for up to $5,000 from the Clarence E. Beyers Music Performance Fund.
  • Projects of any artistic discipline may apply for up to $5,000 from the ArtsErie Unrestricted Project Fund.

Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, August 15, 2009 or hand-delivered by Monday, August 17, 2009 at 5 p.m. to ArtsErie at 3 East 4th Street, Suite 10, Erie, PA 16507. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

For eligibility requirements and an application, please download the project grant packet at www.ArtsErie.org. Applicants may contact Michele Marini in Member Services, at 814-452-3427 or mmarini@artserie.org with questions about the application process or for feedback on previous grants.

About ArtsErie

ArtsErie strives to nurture the arts and enrich the lives of the people of northwestern Pennsylvania through leadership, financial support, education and advocacy. Additional information about ArtsErie is available online at www.ArtsErie.org.

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