Exhibits featuring climate justice, femininity, queer identities, and more

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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
  • $233K Awarded in Grants in FY2022
  • 4 Counties Served in Southwestern PA
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    Free Artist Memberships

    Our individual memberships are free for artists of any discipline and career stage. Receive access to funding, professional development opportunities, and discounts.

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    Art on the Walls

    A new Art on the Walls exhibit, featuring the work of six regional artists, is now on display inside the new offices of Turner Construction in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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    Join our Team!

    The Arts Council is in an amazing time of transition and growth. Are you interested in thinking strategically and helping us reach our goals to support our arts community?

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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