Allegheny Arts Revival Grant

In 2022, the Allegheny Arts Revival Grant program supported the recovery of Allegheny County’s arts and culture community by providing $10,000 general operating grants to 35 organizations and $5,000 to 20 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 

This funding program has concluded, but if you would like to learn more about this grant in preparation for other grant applications, you are welcome to review the grant guidelines here. 

Grant Recipients

Four grant panelists evaluated the 89 applications submitted by arts and culture organizations, and 12 more evaluated the 204 applications from individual artists. Forty-five percent of all awardees identified as individuals or organizations led by Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Color, exceeding our commitment to a minimum of 40% representation. We also committed to prioritizing funds to nonprofit arts and culture organizations with budgets of less than $250,000. 

Twenty individual artists each received $5,000 to support the creation of new work, including: 

  • Sobia Ahmad
  • Sheila Ali
  • Christine Bethea
  • Anya Clarke-Verdery
  • Amber Epps
  • Jesse Factor
  • MarySue Flick
  • Mita Ghosal
  • Nadia Jackson
  • Owen Lowery
  • Adil Mansoor
  • Kathy Mazur
  • Lori McLaughlin
  • Marce Nixon
  • Jameelah Platt
  • Bryce Rabideau
  • Ulises Ramirez
  • Amir Rashidd
  • Blaine Siegel
  • Takeela Washington

Thirty-five arts and culture organizations each received a $10,000 grant for general operating support, including: 

  • 25 Carrick Ave Project
  • ACH Clear Pathways
  • Assemble
  • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
  • Autumn House Press
  • Balafon West African Dance Ensemble
  • Belle Voci
  • Brew House Association
  • Center for Civic Arts
  • Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
  • Contemporary Craft
  • Creative Citizen Studios
  • DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh
  • Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh
  • Film Pittsburgh
  • Guardians Of Sound Inc.
  • Handmade Arcade
  • Kelly Strayhorn Theater
  • Kente Arts Alliance
  • Nandanik Dance Troupe
  • New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts
  • Offroute Art
  • OMA Center for Mind Body and Spirit/ Art in the Garden
  • Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • Pittsburgh Opera, Inc.
  • Preservation Pittsburgh
  • Protohaven
  • Radiant Hall
  • Renaissance City Wind Music Society
  • River City Brass Band
  • Sankofa Village for the Arts
  • The Sonny Pugar Memorial, Inc.
  • The Tamburitzans
  • Women of Vision's Inc.

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. 

If you have questions about the Allegheny Arts Revival Grant, please email Mia Hooper, director of development and grantmaking, or call 412-391-2060 ext. 222.