Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders


PEAL exists to provide networking, resources, and professional development opportunities to emerging arts managers and artists in the Pittsburgh area. This peer group is an entirely volunteer-run organization, spearheaded by a steering committee.

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We are passionate about fostering cross-medium connections and arts community development. In addition, PEAL distributes an email newsletter featuring PEAL updates, regional job postings, events of interest to the PEAL community, and special topics. You can sign up for the PEAL newsletter by selecting "Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders" on our newsletter sign-up page.

PEAL is a project of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and an affiliate of Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Arts Leader Network.

What’s New

Following a brief recess in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic, PEAL returns to address the novel needs of emerging arts leaders in the aftermath of industry-wide shutdowns and career disruptions. This year, PEAL focuses on safe, socially distanced events and opportunities sparking revolutionary discussion about unfolding trends and topics. If you have an interest in serving on the Steering Committee, please email the Arts Council’s communications specialist and PEAL liaison, Sarah Schreck, at sschreck@pittsburghartscouncil.org.

On April 15, 2021, a Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders Town Hall was held to collect feedback from past and prospective members. You can watch the recording here, and catch up on the notes from this event and its accompanying survey in this PDF document.

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