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.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.
Funding Period: September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023
Funds for this grant program were provided by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was intended to stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, the grant will provide $10,000 in general operating support to 35 arts and culture organizations and $5,000 in support of the creation of new work to 20 individual artists.
Get Help with Your Grant Application
Would you like one-on-one assistance in completing your grant application? Come see us in person at a coffee shop to discuss your application. Multiple locations and dates. All informal sessions are held from 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
No registration is required. View the full list of dates and locations here.
Delays in Obtaining Unique Entity Identification Number
Please note: We understand that the federal government is currently heavily delayed in processing some Unique Entity Identification number requests. As a result, we at the Arts Council will allow applications to be submitted without the final UEI number. However, organizations who are experiencing this delay will need to upload documentation below indicating they have formally requested the number via SAM.gov. Documentation can include a screenshot of your ticket number, a confirmation email, etc.
Eligibility and Guidelines
The Allegheny Arts Revival Grant seeks to support nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and individual artists looking to create new work.
Eligible arts and culture organizations must be a registered 501(c)3 with an ongoing physical presence in Allegheny County with at least three years of programmatic history. The scope of service in Allegheny County must be greater than or equal to the scope of service in any other county.
In compliance with NEA granting regulations, arts organizations must have or obtain a unique entity ID from SAM.gov as the primary means of entity identification to receive support from the Allegheny Arts Revival Grant. Registration is free, but it can take up to 14 days to be approved. We outlined the steps for this process on our blog.
Eligible artist applicants must be a resident of Allegheny County and their project must be executed in Allegheny County. Individuals should also be 18 years or older and identify as an artist executing a creative work. Proposed projects must have a public sharing component (in person or virtual).
In its commitment to equity, the Arts Council has chosen to prioritize supporting BIPOC artists and BIPOC-led arts and culture organizations. The Arts Council has committed to ensuring at least 40% of all funds distributed through the Allegheny Arts Revival Grant will go to individuals and organizations that identify as BIPOC. We have also committed to prioritizing funds to nonprofit arts and culture organizations with budgets of less than $250,000. Twenty of the 35 grants to organizations will go to those with budgets under $250,000.
Please read our eligibility guidelines above for full details.
All applications will be accepted online through the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s grant portal. Applicants will be asked to either log in or create an account in order to access the application materials. You can view more detailed instructions on how to navigate the grant portal in this tutorial.
If you require an accommodation or an alternative application format, please contact the Arts Council’s grantmaking team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the posted grant deadline has passed, all applications are reviewed by Arts Council staff for accuracy of submission and general eligibility. All applicants who are ineligible will be notified prior to panel review that their application has been withdrawn.
After all applications have been reviewed for eligibility, applications will be sent to a grant panel for review. The grant panel will be made up of individuals from Allegheny County’s arts community who work as individual artists, arts administrators, arts educators, or art therapists. These individuals will be people who represent the general demographics of the applications submitted.
Grant panelists will then score each application against the outlined review criteria detailed in the grant guidelines. The top-scoring applications will receive support.
The Arts Council will notify applicants of their status by the end of summer 2022. If awarded an Allegheny Arts Revival Grant, grantees will be required to submit a final narrative detailing the use of the funds and a budget report approximately 45 days after the close of the grant period.