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The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council champions the arts in Southwestern Pennsylvania, providing financial, professional, and political support for the arts and culture sector.

About Us

Our Impact

  • 750 Artist & Organization Members
  • $450K Awarded in Grants in 2020
  • 10 Counties Served in Southwestern PA
  • Hill Dance Academy Theatre dancers perform before the 2019 Governor's Awards for the Arts

    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.

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  • Allegheny Arts Revival Grant promotional image: Due Friday, July 1

    Grant Application Due July 1

    The Allegheny Arts Revival Grant program supports the recovery of Allegheny County’s arts and culture community by providing $10,000 general operating grants to organizations and $5,000 to individual artists for the creation of new work.

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  • Audience and Visitor Attitudes About Engaging with Pittsburgh’s Arts Sector During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Research

    “Impacts of the Pandemic & How Audiences Interact with the Arts” highlights data from 27 local organizations that surveyed their audiences for one year of the pandemic. This eye-opening report details how COVID-19, new safety protocols, and other changes are impacting arts visitation.

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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.

Hear from our Members

Dave English

Dave English

Artist and Puppeteer

Image of artist Kathy Mazur in her studio, smiling directly at the camera

Kathy Mazur

Visual Artist

Lauren Braun. Photo credit John Altdorfer

Lauren Braun

Visual Artist

Pittsburgh Opera

Chris Cox

Director of Marketing & Communications, Pittsburgh Opera

Arcade Comedy Theater

Abby Fudor

Managing Artistic Director, Arcade Comedy Theater