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December 21, 2021
Twenty-four Western Pennsylvania creative entrepreneurs have been awarded a total of $48,000 from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to support their business' general operations in the first distribution of funds from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts' Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator program. Grants range from $500 to $2,000 and go toward starting or operating a creative business in Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, and Washington counties.
December 13, 2021
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council has been selected to receive a $500,000 American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. The Arts Council plans to regrant these funds to small nonprofit organizations and independent artists in Allegheny County in 2022.
November 29, 2021
Two grant programs open today for arts organizations that provide ongoing public art programs in Pennsylvania. The state funds are regranted by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council for applicants in Allegheny, Beaver, Greene and Washington counties on behalf of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA).
November 23, 2021
Pittsburgh—November 23, 2021– Artwork from the Industrial Arts Workshop and independent local artists Staycee Pearl and Eva Trout has transformed the main lobby at 11 Stanwix Street into an art exhibition. The exhibition is open to the public until February 2022 and all art pieces are for sale through the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council's Art on the Walls program.
October 5, 2021
New Fund Supports Emerging Creative Entrepreneurs Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties
Creative entrepreneurs can now access small business consulting services and critical financial resources through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator program, administered by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council for applicants in Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, and Washington counties. This program offers $500 to $2,000 in support of creative entrepreneurs starting a business or currently operating a micro-business in creative fields such as marketing, architecture, visual arts, crafts, design, film and media, digital games, music, entertainment, and publishing.
September 1, 2021
Today, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council kicks off a campaign to support the safe reopening of Pittsburgh's arts venues for in-person events this fall. In support of all Pittsburgh-area arts organizations, the 'Restart the Arts' campaign highlights how audiences can return to venues while continuing to be safe.
August 19, 2021
In support of Pittsburgh-area arts venues and organizations, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council urges the public to vaccinate, mask and follow emerging safety protocols in support of the arts community's safe return to in-person events this fall.
July 21, 2021
Pittsburgh – July 21, 2021 – Nine Western Pennsylvania teaching artists and arts educators have received a total of $10,000 to support career training and other professional development opportunities in the first distribution of funds from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s Teaching Artist Opportunity Grant. Awarded grants range from $250 to $2,000.
July 7, 2021
A new report by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council highlights the opportunities and challenges that Pittsburgh's arts industry faces as Pennsylvania begins to reopen. Released today, the report features a summary of data collected from 27 Pittsburgh-area arts organizations and their audiences as part of research firm WolfBrown's COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor in partnership with the Arts Council.
June 30, 2021
Christiane Leach, artist relations manager, will be leaving the Arts Council after 15 years of dedicated service to the arts community. Join us in celebrating Christiane’s career and community impact.
June 24, 2021
Longtime Arts Council Staff Member Dek Ingraham to Join Shady Side Academy and Hillman Center for Performing Arts
June 24, 2021 – The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council announces today that longtime staff member and arts administrator Dek Ingraham will be leaving the Arts Council at this end of this month to pursue exciting new opportunities locally.
May 10, 2021
Pittsburgh – May 10, 2021 – Arts nonprofits and venues in Western Pennsylvania can soon access financial relief for costs related to COVID-19 venue and staff safety measures thanks to a new grant program by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. The Audience Safety Fund provides reimbursements of up to $500 for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other venue safety upgrades in response to the pandemic to organizations with budgets of $500,000 or less.
March 18, 2021
What’s going on with PA’s COVID-19 restrictions? And how can arts organizations receive support through the new American Rescue Plan? Mitch Swain, CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, reviews the most recent state and federal arts advocacy news and resources.
February 9, 2021
A new grant program of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) will provide up to $2,000 to support Western Pennsylvania teaching artists and arts educators seeking career training and other professional development opportunities. Applications for the grant program open on Monday, February 15.
November 12, 2020
Pittsburgh joins a cohort of cities worldwide to administer a five-month-long COVID-19 survey to 23 local arts organizations and their audiences. The effort is led by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, which contracted WolfBrown to implement its COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor.
August 26, 2020
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s Art on the Walls program opened its newest art exhibition this month at Eleven Stanwix, a Downtown Pittsburgh office and retail building.
June 24, 2020
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, in partnership with more than 40 regional museums and cultural institutions, is launching an expanded version of Artsburgh.org, its major events website to promote arts and culture in the area.
June 10, 2020
Black lives matter. Recognizing and challenging inequities is the collective responsibility of all of us in the arts. We hold this philosophy at the Arts Council and share the nationwide grief, anger, and outrage at the deaths of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Antwon Rose, and all the victims of systemic racism, police brutality, white supremacy, and oppression.