Artist Relations Manager Christiane Leach Steps Down After 15 Years 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.
“Christiane was the first new employee hired at the then newly created Arts Council. She brought energy, passion, and a keen understanding of Pittsburgh’s arts community and the needs of its artists. Her successes are many and we are fortunate to have had her for nearly 15 years. We wish her all the best in her new endeavors.
-- Mitch Swain, CEO
Christiane began her career at the Arts Council in 2006 as an executive assistant and Office Manager. By 2011, Christiane transitioned into a role created just for her, and one that is unique to most arts councils, artist relations manager. In this role, she offered personalized consulting and technical assistance to help artists achieve their goals by brokering services, networks, opportunities, and resources for artists in need. Her years of service to the Arts Sector has been dedicated to increasing engagement and support of typically underserved artists, especially people of color and women.