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ArtsErie to Host Fall for the Arts on November 1

posted on: Friday, October 07, 2011

2011 ArtsErie Arts Appreciation Award honorees announced;
public reception slated for Tuesday, Nov. 1

ERIE, PAEach year ArtsErie honors individuals and groups for their contributions to the arts community with ArtsErie Arts Appreciation Awards. The awards are presented each year at ArtsErie’s Fall for the Arts Annual Meeting and awards ceremony. ArtsErie will host the 2011 Fall for the Arts celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Harlequin Ballroom, Sheraton Erie Bayfront (55 West Bay Drive, Erie).

 

At the event, ArtsErie will present three Arts Appreciation Awards. Erie Art Museum will receive the Leadership Award. Mercyhurst College & Michael Fuhrman will receive the Applause Award. Madelyn Simmons, educator in Wattsburg Area Elementary Center, will receive the Imagine Award.

 

Doors will open at 5:15 p.m.; the awards presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. A reception will immediately follow, featuring new hors d’oeuvres by Chef Michael Cerrie of the Bayfront Grille.

 

Fall for the Arts is sponsored in part by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, BNY Mellon, Erie Insurance and Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel. This year’s awards have been created by metal artist Evan Everhart.

 

For more information or to inquire about purchasing tickets, priced at $10 each, please contact ArtsErie at 814-452-3427 or info@ArtsErie.org.

 

 

About the ArtsErie Arts Appreciation Awards

Nominations for the ArtsErie Arts Appreciation Awards are accepted from members of the community and voted upon by the ArtsErie Board of Directors. The award categories are as follows:

 

The Leadership in Arts Award recognizes a business, government, or foundation that (1) has exhibited long term art support, or (2) whose work has had a significant impact on the region’s arts/cultural landscape, or (3) has demonstrated a successful collaboration between an arts organization and business.

 

The Applause Award recognizes a dedicated individual(s) or group whose outstanding volunteerism and contributions, either currently or in the past, have supported ArtsErie or the arts in our community. (The Applause Award now incorporates the Art Service Award given out in previous years.)

 

The Imagine Award recognizes an educator, instructor or individual whose efforts have made an outstanding contribution to the enhancement of arts education by consistently inspiring and encouraging arts excellence in their students or an education affiliate (PTA, Board of Ed., Performing Arts/Music School) or other organization that has demonstrated outstanding efforts to evoke interest and understanding in the arts both having worked over time to implement excellence in and for arts education.

 

 

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.


Arts project funding available for PA Partners in the Arts

posted on: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Arts project funding available from PA Partners in the Arts

ArtsErie to host free workshops in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango,

and Warren Counties to assist prospective applicants


ERIE, PA —
ArtsErie announces the workshop schedule for the 2011 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, 2011 and August 31, 2012. Grant applications are due June 17, 2011. 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 August 15, 2011.

 

ArtsErie PPA Grant Workshop Schedule:

  • Erie: Thursday, May 5 — 7 p.m.
    WQLN
    8425 Peach Street, Erie

  • Girard: Saturday, May 7 — 9:30 a.m.
    Mercyhurst West
    824 Main Street East, Girard

  • Corry: Monday, May 9 — 7 p.m.
    Corry Higher Ed Council
    221 N. Center Street, Corry

  • Titusville: Tuesday, May 10 — 4:30 p.m.
    Towne Center
    101 W. Spring Street, Titusville

  • North East: Thursday, May 12 — 5:30 p.m.
    North East Arts Council
    25 Vine Street, 2nd Floor, North East

  • Meadville: Monday, May 16 — 5:30 p.m.
    Meadville Council on the Arts
    910 Market Street, Meadville

  • Warren County: Thursday, May 19 — 5:30 p.m.
    Allegheny Artistry/ Local Artist’s Co-op
    106 East Main Street, Youngsville

  • Mercer County: Monday, May 23 — 5:30 p.m.
    Midwestern Intermediate Unit #4
    453 Maple Street, Grove City

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 www.pca.eGrant.org. Applications must be submitted electronically through the eGrant system on or before Friday, June 17, 2011. 

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 ArtsErie

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  

  

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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 to host key PA arts leader at Wednesday reception

posted on: Friday, May 14, 2010

Community invited to meet Pa. Council on the Arts Executive Director Philip Horn

 

 

 

ERIE, PA — ArtsErie will host a reception on Wednesday, May 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Cummings Gallery at Mercyhurst College with Philip Horn, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). ArtsErie invited Horn to travel to northwestern Pa. to meet PCA partners in Ridgway and Erie.  

 

The reception will provide an opportunity for Horn and the PCA to become better acquainted with the organizations and projects that the PCA funds in this region. Additionally, attendees will be able to learn more about the status of state funding for the arts and reinforce the value of funding community arts planning.

 

Northwestern Pennsylvania is one of the top recipients of funding by the PCA.

 

Call ArtsErie at 452-3427 for more information or to confirm attendance. Additional information about ArtsErie is available online at www.ArtsErie.org and about the PCA at www.pacouncilonthearts.org.

 

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