The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council champions the arts in Southwestern Pennsylvania, providing financial, professional, and political support for the arts and culture sector.
- 750 Artist & Organization Members
- $233K Awarded in Grants in FY2022
- 10 Counties Served in Southwestern PA
Artist Membership is Free
Our members are our community. And our resources are made for you. Our memberships are free for artists of any discipline and career stage. As member, you’ll receive access to funding, professional development opportunities, and discounts year-round that will support and enhance your artistic career.
New Grant Opportunities Coming Soon
Are you an artist or arts organizations looking for funds to support your work? The Arts Council will be announcing several funding opportunities this spring. Be sure to check our Grants page for updates on available opportunities.
There are several job opportunities available at the Arts Council! Join the Arts Council at a critical time of change and growth.
PEAL Headshot Happy Hour
March 30, 2023 | 6 - 7:30PM
Opportunities NOW! Artist Advocacy Open Mic
April 13, 2023 | 6 - 7:30PM
Artist Resources and Networking Event
April 15, 2023 | 9AM - 12PM
This event will provide American Sign Language interpreting This event is wheelchair accessible
Give to the Arts
Your gift to the Arts Council supports our arts advocacy, research, and professional programs that support our community. Donate today!
The Arts Council serves most uniquely in it's professional development support, low cost legal and business assistance, and efforts to initiate cross-sector relationships that credit the arts as an economic necessity.
As someone who picked up a paintbrush for the first time about five years ago, the Arts Council has been invaluable. From consultations to opportunities for exposure, I'm so grateful for their support and the undeniable benefits that they have provided.
Since I moved to Pittsburgh in 2007, I’ve attended many Arts Council networking events and workshops and I’m grateful for the resources, professional development opportunities, and community that they provide...I appreciate their mission and vision.
The Arts Council is an invaluable partner to Pittsburgh Opera. Their trainings and workshops are quite useful, and serve as great forums for discussions with our colleagues at other arts organizations.
For me, the Arts Council has been a welcoming space for professional development, networking with artists and art managers, and a comprehensive resource for those where-do-I-even-start conundrums.