The Erie County Cultural Funding program was honored with a 2021 Achievement Award under the Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation category by the National Association of Counties! A total of six county programs and initiatives were honored; see the full press release here.
The Achievement Awards Program is a non-competitive awards program that seeks to recognize innovative county government programs.
The Erie County Cultural Funding Program provides general operating support grants to local non-profit arts and culture organizations that deliver services within Erie County. The grants are awarded annually from the county’s operating budget. Over 100 organizations were awarded nearly $7M in grants in 2021, despite significant budgetary concerns and lost revenue due to COVID-19. The grant program has been operating in various forms for over 40 years, and shows, this year more than any other, the county and leadership’s commitment to supporting the local arts sector and the various communities in our county.
Find out more about recipient organizations on Presenting tab above!