Erie Arts & Culture distributes more than $300,000 in grants to individual artists and not-for-profit organizations located throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania each year. Grants are designed to support a variety of arts and cultural activities to help strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the Erie region as well as enrich the lives of our residents and visitors.

 For more than three decades, the Arts and Culture Appreciation Awards have recognized and honored those individuals, businesses, and organizations who use arts-based disciplines or deliver cultural programming to positively impacted the Erie community. Continuing in this tradition, we are asking that you please participate in the nomination process. It is through your participation that we identify those within the community who represent the spirit of these awards. There are five award categories and nominees may be businesses, organizations, foundations, groups, or individuals. Nominations must address the criteria outlined for the award for which the nomination is being submitted. 

A panel of volunteers will objectively review each submission based on the quality of the information provided with each nomination. When submitting your nominations, please mention how the nominee’s work has positively impacted the community, and whether the work was collaborative, innovative, or inclusive of new or under-resourced populations. 

Nominations will be objectively reviewed based solely on what is included within the nomination itself. 

 For more than three decades, the Arts and Culture Appreciation Awards have recognized and honored those individuals, businesses, and organizations who use arts-based disciplines or deliver cultural programming to positively impacted the Erie community. Continuing in this tradition, we are asking that you please participate in the nomination process. It is through your participation that we identify those within the community who represent the spirit of these awards. There are five award categories and nominees may be businesses, organizations, foundations, groups, or individuals. Nominations must address the criteria outlined for the award for which the nomination is being submitted. 

A panel of volunteers will objectively review each submission based on the quality of the information provided with each nomination. When submitting your nominations, please mention how the nominee’s work has positively impacted the community, and whether the work was collaborative, innovative, or inclusive of new or under-resourced populations. 

Nominations will be objectively reviewed based solely on what is included within the nomination itself. 

 For more than three decades, the Arts and Culture Appreciation Awards have recognized and honored those individuals, businesses, and organizations who use arts-based disciplines or deliver cultural programming to positively impacted the Erie community. Continuing in this tradition, we are asking that you please participate in the nomination process. It is through your participation that we identify those within the community who represent the spirit of these awards. There are five award categories and nominees may be businesses, organizations, foundations, groups, or individuals. Nominations must address the criteria outlined for the award for which the nomination is being submitted. 

A panel of volunteers will objectively review each submission based on the quality of the information provided with each nomination. When submitting your nominations, please mention how the nominee’s work has positively impacted the community, and whether the work was collaborative, innovative, or inclusive of new or under-resourced populations. 

Nominations will be objectively reviewed based solely on what is included within the nomination itself. 

 For more than three decades, the Arts and Culture Appreciation Awards have recognized and honored those individuals, businesses, and organizations who use arts-based disciplines or deliver cultural programming to positively impacted the Erie community. Continuing in this tradition, we are asking that you please participate in the nomination process. It is through your participation that we identify those within the community who represent the spirit of these awards. There are five award categories and nominees may be businesses, organizations, foundations, groups, or individuals. Nominations must address the criteria outlined for the award for which the nomination is being submitted. 

A panel of volunteers will objectively review each submission based on the quality of the information provided with each nomination. When submitting your nominations, please mention how the nominee’s work has positively impacted the community, and whether the work was collaborative, innovative, or inclusive of new or under-resourced populations. 

Nominations will be objectively reviewed based solely on what is included within the nomination itself. 

 For more than three decades, the Arts and Culture Appreciation Awards have recognized and honored those individuals, businesses, and organizations who use arts-based disciplines or deliver cultural programming to positively impacted the Erie community. Continuing in this tradition, we are asking that you please participate in the nomination process. It is through your participation that we identify those within the community who represent the spirit of these awards. There are five award categories and nominees may be businesses, organizations, foundations, groups, or individuals. Nominations must address the criteria outlined for the award for which the nomination is being submitted. 

A panel of volunteers will objectively review each submission based on the quality of the information provided with each nomination. When submitting your nominations, please mention how the nominee’s work has positively impacted the community, and whether the work was collaborative, innovative, or inclusive of new or under-resourced populations. 

Nominations will be objectively reviewed based solely on what is included within the nomination itself. 

Erie Arts & Culture Ignite Arts Grants provide up to $2,500 in financial support to nonprofit organizations in Erie County for a variety of arts and cultural activities. Proposals for Erie Arts & Culture Ignite Arts Grants are accepted once a year, and complete proposals are reviewed and scored by a volunteer panel based on three criteria: Project Quality, Community Engagement & Impact, and Management.


To view a PDF copy of the 2020 Erie Arts & Culture Ignite Arts Grants Guidelines & Application Packet, please click here.


To create your application, click the orange SUBMIT button.

Final Reports for 2019-2020 Erie Arts & Culture Project Grants are due 30 days after completion of projects, or no later than January 31, 2021.

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