Artwork by Ifeoma // Photo by Patrick Fisher

Envisioning a Future in Art with Ifeoma

Artist Q&A

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council supports the time, talent, and work of artists, culture bearers, art educators, art workers, and arts organizations — reinforcing an environment so that ambitions, imagination, innovation, and risk taking can thrive in the Greater Pittsburgh Region

About Us

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    Developing and Strengthening the Arts Ecosystem

    From networking opportunities and professional development initiatives to leadership collectives focused on creating more equitable avenues to support Black and disabled artists, the Arts Council provides a range of services and barrier-breaking programming that nurtures creativity and sustains artistic careers.

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    Framing and Guiding Cultural Investment and Action

    By combining in-depth research on the most crucial arts-related issues facing Southwestern Pennsylvania with advocacy-based government relations and community engagement, the Arts Council champions the economic, cultural, and social impacts of the region's arts and culture sector while driving changemakers to expand equitable access and increase state and national arts funding.

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    Grantmaking in the Arts

    As the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts' Local Arts Agency serving Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Arts Council provides a range of funding opportunities for artists and arts organizations in need of financial support in Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, and Washington counties.

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    Facilitating Community Connections

    The Arts Council bridges the gap between arts facilitators and arts patrons through relationship building and resource sharing, ensuring that arts and culture are incorporated into every aspect of the community we serve.

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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 its 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