Erie Arts & Culture Announces Opening of Project Grant Cycle
and Workshop Schedule
Erie, PA – Guidelines and application forms for Erie Arts & Culture Project Grants will be available online beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Erie Arts & Culture grants are designed to provide up to $5,000 in financial support to a variety of arts activities to help strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the Erie Region and enrich the lives of residents through arts and culture. Erie Arts & Culture welcomes existing and innovative projects from all artistic disciplines to apply.
Proposals for Erie Arts & Culture Grants are accepted once a year. Complete proposals are reviewed and scored by a volunteer panel based on three criteria: Artistic Quality, Community Engagement & Impact, and Management. The Erie Arts & Culture Board of Directors makes all final funding decisions.
Grants are made possible by contributions made to the Erie Arts Endowment and the annual Arts and Culture Campaign. Projects which involve music performance and arts education have an enhanced pool of funds available through the Clarence E. Beyers Music Performance Fund and Virginia Vieser Arts Education Fund, thanks to the named fund donors who wished to ensure that these specific activities thrive in Erie County.
To be eligible for funding, the proposed project must occur in Erie County, PA and take place between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. For additional eligibility requirements and guidelines, please visit our grant page. Erie Arts & Culture Project Grants are due on or before Friday, October 23, 2015.
Organizations interested in learning more about Erie Arts & Culture Project Grants and the application process are encouraged to attend an informational workshop. Registration for workshops is encouraged and can be done online. The workshop schedule is as follows.
September 10th 12:00 pm
Erie Movie House, 3424 West Lake Road, Erie, PA
September 10th 7:00 pm
North East Arts Council, 25 Vine Street, North East, PA
September 15th 4:00 pm
Corry Area Historical Society, 945 Mead Avenue, Corry, PA
September 17th 5:00 pm
Out of the Grey Coffeehouse, 6990 West Lake Road, Fairview, PA
September 21st 5:00 pm
Eclectic Etcetera Coffeehouse, 118 Erie Street, Edinboro, PA