The Pittsburgh Foundation

Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh

Balafon West African Dance Ensemble delivers an emotionally-charged school performance. The company has received Investing in Professional Artist grants.
Balafon West African Dance Ensemble delivers an emotionally-charged school performance. The company has received Investing in Professional Artist grants.

Both The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments are committed to helping create a vibrant cultural life in Pittsburgh and the region. The foundations have maintained a long-term commitment to diverse arts and culture offerings as an important factor in the region’s quality of life, in the well-being of its citizens, and in its image and economy. This grants program supports excellence in presenting and producing artwork rooted in the black experience.

The goals of the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh program are to:

  1. Help to build the careers of individual artists.
  2. Increase the sustainability of cultural organizations that focus on black arts.
  3. Build community awareness of the black arts sector.
  4. Support efforts toward greater collaboration and the elimination of racial disparities within the larger arts sector.

The deadlines have passed for 2016 grantmaking. Please check back for 2017 guidelines and deadlines.

For more information, please review current program guidelines or contact  Germaine Williams at The Pittsburgh Foundation.

See previous grantees here: $204,480 Awarded to Advance Black Arts in the Region

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