Each year Erie Arts & Culture distributes thousands of dollars in grants to artists and organizations throughout the region.

These grants take the form of Erie Arts & Culture  project grants, which are made possible through the Erie Arts Endowment and the Combined Arts & Culture Campaign, as well as grants from a state program known as the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA). Eligibility and application requirements vary. Each year, Erie Arts & Culture provides free workshops to educate potential applicants about funding opportunities and to answer questions about the process. 

Overview & Important Dates:

Erie Arts & Culture Grants
Erie Arts & Culture grants timeline October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015
Erie Arts & Culture Grant application (PDF)
Erie Arts & Culture Grant application (Word)
Due: August 15, 2014 by 4 pm
Erie Arts & Culture requests proposals for our 2014 project grants. Project 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 our residents through arts and culture. Erie Arts & Culture welcomes existing and innovative projects from all artistic disciplines to apply. 
PPA Grants
PPA current funding time period September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015
PPA Project Stream applications

6/20/2014 by 4:30 p.m.
NOTE: Application must be submitted electronically to eGRANT by 4:30 p.m. Print copies of the submitted application then must be delivered to Erie Arts & Culture by 4:30 p.m. on 6/20 or postmarked by 6/28.
Eligible Applicants: Individual Artists, Associations, Nonprofits Organizations*
Maximum Grant: $2,500
Information: Click here for more PPA Project Grant instructions.
 PPA Program Stream applications INVITATION ONLY
Eligible Applicants: Arts organizations and arts programs* with established history of PCA support
 *see guidelines for full eligibility requirements.