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  • Sydney Davis standing up and talking into a microphone

    March 30, 2023

    Therapeutic Spaces receives $65,000 from Staunton Farm Foundation to support mental health of Black and Brown artists

    Artist Talk, Therapeutic Spaces has received a generous grant of $65,000 from the Staunton Farm Foundation to support its series of workshops for Black and Brown artists experiencing mental health challenges in Allegheny County.
  • Jobs and Opportunities

    March 8, 2023

    Job Listing Round Up: March 2023

    Looking for employment as an artist or administrator in Pittsburgh? We found job openings at some of the best arts and cultural institutions in the region, as well as calls for artists.
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    February 7, 2023

    Job Listing Round Up: February 2023

    Looking for employment as an artist or administrator in Pittsburgh? Our staff regularly collects job descriptions in the community, as well as calls for artists.
  • Job_Opportunties

    January 19, 2023

    Job Listing Round Up: January 2023

    Looking for employment as an artist or administrator in Pittsburgh? Our staff regularly collects job descriptions in the community, as well as calls for artists.
  • Arts Council News Teaser

    December 6, 2022

    Arts Council Wrapped: 2022

    This has been a year of growth for the Arts Council. We expanded programming and staff, as well as increased funding to our community – especially BIPOC artists and organizations. Check out twenty-three of these highlights below as we take a look back at 2022.
  • Grant Update Teaser

    November 30, 2022

    Advocacy Alert: State advocacy wins bring new funding to artists and organizations

    Advocacy work often happens behind the scenes. So, when we heard that nearly $15 million of American Rescue Plan Act funding was on the table, we collaborated with our state advocacy partner to advocate for funds to be directed toward the arts community. Learn more about the new PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program!
  • Cup with colored pencils. Photo courtesy Steve Johnson

    November 9, 2022

    Organization Member Benefits are Changing: HR Advisors to End After 3 Years

    In 2020, we launched a program aimed at filling that gap for organizations in our community. HR Advisors provided a confidential HR resource for member organizations to contact any time through our knowledgeable partners at Compass Business Solutions. Access to this member-only benefit will end on December 31, 2022. 
  • GPAC Logo (Stacked)

    November 3, 2022

    Midterm Election and the Arts: 2022 Candidate Q&A

    With the 2022 midterm election just days away, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council collaborated with its arts advocacy counterparts across the state to ask the candidates about their support for the arts and culture sector, if elected. Only John Fetterman, candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, responded to our Q&A in time for publication. 
  • October 17, 2022

    Arts Council Awards $450,000 to 55 Local Artists and Arts Organizations

    The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council has awarded $450,000 directly to the Allegheny County arts community as part of its Allegheny Arts Revival Grant, a one-time grant program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • October 10, 2022

    $150,000 in Grants Available to Creative Entrepreneurs in Allegheny, Beaver, Greene & Washington Counties

    Creative entrepreneurs can receive up to $2,000 to support general operations of their small business through the Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Grant, opening on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
  • N'art Campaign Sticker

    August 10, 2022

    Jazz n’ Theatre n’ Dance n’ Stand-up n’ Galleries n’... well, N’art 

    Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council's new campaign helps yinz find all things art in the ‘Burgh. The campaign features paid media for more than 50 arts organizations throughout the summer and fall months, as well as free Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood Arts Maps and N'art stickers.
  • Blog Update Next Steps

    June 21, 2022

    Town Hall Update: What’s Next?

    In the third of a series of blog posts, Arts Council staff share next steps and ideas that were developed after reviewing feedback from our Town Halls in early 2022. Read more to find out changes coming to the Arts Council soon and down the road.
  • GPAC Logo (Stacked)

    May 9, 2022

    We want to know how you’re doing, really: Community survey open until June 17, 2022

    The last time the Arts Council conducted an arts community survey was in 2018. Do you know the exact changes in our community since then? We can guess. But that’s why community participation in this survey is so important. Learn more about the community survey and how you can participate!
  • André Solomon, manager of programs at the Arts Council

    April 12, 2022

    See You Later: A Note from André Solomon, Manager of Programs

    André Solomon began at the Arts Council as an intern, eventually becoming our first Manager of Programs. Join us in wishing Andre all the best in his next adventure at Creative Generation. Read his letter of gratitude to all the arts communities he's worked with over the last few years.
  • Rehearsal Spaces in Pittsburgh

    April 6, 2022

    Resource Round-Up: Rehearsal Spaces in Pittsburgh

    The two most important ingredients for launching a performance are money and space. Pittsburgh performing artists are looking for more spaces to rehearse. This doesn’t necessarily mean that rehearsal spaces need to be dance studios or theatre spaces. Here are a few of the resources we could find to connect artists with space. We’ve organized this resource round-up by “music rehearsal” and “performing arts rehearsal" categories, and those who distinctly fit both.
  • April 5, 2022

    Grants Totaling $100,000 Awarded in State Funding to Local Creative Businesses

    Fifty Western Pennsylvania creative entrepreneurs were awarded a total of $100,000 from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to support their business’ general operations as part of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ (PCA) Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator program. Grants are used to start or operate a creative business in addition to providing access to free business consultations through local providers.  
  • A self-portrait of Kirsten Ervin in paint. Kirsten wears a blue striped shirt and a green striped hat, glasses, and has curly brown hair.

    March 31, 2022

    Kirsten Ervin Bids Farewell to the Women in the Arts Network

    This is a farewell letter. I have so enjoyed creating a community with all of you over the last two years. I have loved witnessing the growing participation on the Facebook page, seeing all your beautiful artwork on Show Your Work Monday, observing the wonderful support you give to one another, reading your stories about how you began making art or performing, and listening to what inspires you. Thank you for sharing so much and for making this such a vibrant, supportive online community. It’s been a joy to witness.
  • Text: Photo Studios in Pittsburgh

    March 25, 2022

    Resource Round-Up: Production Studios In Pittsburgh

    Are you looking for a space to take photos or produce videos? Finding the right studio space in Pittsburgh for your project can often be a little tricky.   Here’s a list of studio spaces in the Pittsburgh area to help connect you with the creative space you need. Studio spaces are categorized by location, lighting, equipment, and more to help you find the right fit.
  • Text: Update: Findings

    March 17, 2022

    Town Hall Update: Uncovering Findings from Community Discussions

    You made your voice heard, and it's time for us to share all that you said! The following summary of our findings and supporting quotes will help shape our work for years to come, but it is our hope that all artists and arts organizations will also find some nuggets of information that may guide their process as well.
  • Unique Identifier Update

    March 14, 2022

    Want Federal Funds? You’ll Need to Switch Unique Identifying Numbers 

    We received $500,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to redistribute to artists and organizations in our community this summer. Before you can apply for this grant, you’ll need to create a specific ID number through the federal government. The federal government is replacing the current method (DUNS Number) with the Unique Entity ID (SAM) as of April 14th. This might take some time, so we recommend you apply for a Unique Entity ID (UEI) now.