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Join today as a member or sponsor and you'll be supporting the arts in our community!


Have an arts project that needs funding??

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is now accepting applications for PPA Project Stream grants. Please visit our GRANTS page for more details.

The Elk County Council on the Arts presents a Charles Wish Original Painting Preview event and exclusive Studio Tour at the Walnut Street Art House. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 5, 5-9PM in the ECCOTA Gallery at 237 Main Street in Ridgway. The collection will be on display for public view until May 26.

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Upcoming events, programs and classes

Funding Opportunitites

Looking to host an Arts in Education residency or fund a public arts project? We've got grants for that. 

You Gotta ECCOTA!

The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA, pronounced ee-cot-ah) is supported in part by members and local businesses.  Our season runs from September 1 to August 31- if you're already a member we thank you for support.  If you haven't joined please consider becoming a member  or business sponsor today.

Individuals Join or Renew Here      Businesses Join or Renew Here


Monday:  9 AM - 5 PM  

Tuesday: Closed (hours by appointment)

Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM 

Saturday: 11 AM - 3 PM

Sunday: Closed

or by appointment call 814-772-7051

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Our Mission

The Elk County Council on the Arts is dedicated to promoting the cultural enrichment of the residents of Elk County by expanding the opportunity for public participation in the arts.

The Council’s goal is to enhance the lives of county residents and the various local arts by offering experiences in the arts, providing educational opportunity and advice, and by supporting performers, musicians, artists, artisans and writers.

Help grow the Elk County Council on the Arts Endowment Fund.

ECCOTA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

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The Elk County Council on the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  The official registration and financial information of ECCOTA may be obtained from 

the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

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