2012 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards

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Monday, December 03, 2012 6:00PM - 8:00PM


O'Reilly Theater

621 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Event Registration

Ticket Type Price
Arts Community and General Public Free
  • We are sorry, but pre-registration is closed for the 2012 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards. You are welcome to register at the door.

Event Details

CRBrown_billboard_flat_headerThe Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards honor the remarkable achievements of Carol R. Brown, one of Pittsburgh’s most important cultural leaders, who led the cultural and economic transformation of downtown Pittsburgh’s cultural district. The awards are part of Investing in Professional Artists: The Pittsburgh Region Artists Program jointly sponsored by The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.

Two awards of $15,000 are given annually to an established artist and an emerging artist in recognition of exemplary artistic achievements and promise for future work.  Candidates are considered by nomination only and chosen by an independent panel of artists and arts leaders.

This year’s awardees are multi-disciplinary artist John Peña, Emerging Artist and poet Toi Derricotte, Established Artist. The event will include remarks by Carol R. Brown and the awardees, and recognition of all twenty-five artists who were nominated for the awards.

For Emerging Artist

For Established Artist:

Tameka Cage-Conley, Literature
Jeffrey Carpenter and
   Tami Dixon, Theater
Justin Fortunato, Theater
Toby Fraley, Visual Arts
Jasmine Hearn, Dance
Heather McNaugher, Literature
Carin Mincemoyer,
   Multi-Disciplinary Arts
John Peña,
   Multi-Disciplinary Arts
Pearlann Porter, Dance
Paul Thompson, Music
Brett Williams, Music
Gregory Witt, Visual Arts

Poogie Bell, Music
Bob Bingham, Visual Arts
Tony Buba, Film and Video
Gia Cacalano, Dance
Toi Derricotte, Literature
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Film and Video
Vanessa German, Multi-Disciplinary Arts
Stewart O’Nan, Literature
Andrew Ostrowski, Theater
Richard Pell, Multi-Disciplinary Arts
Jon Rubin, Visual Arts
Bill Shannon, Dance
Susan Tsu, Theater

Hosted By

The Pittsburgh Foundation and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council