The Pittsburgh Foundation

Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh: 2022 Awardees

Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh 2022 artist collage
Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh 2022 artist collage

2022 AWARDEES

Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh awarded grants totaling over $7 million to support excellence in artwork rooted in the Black experience. The program is committed to helping create a vibrant cultural life in Pittsburgh and the region. It is intentionally designed to enhance the support made available to Black artists and arts organizations that have historically been underresourced. Read full news release.

NAME AMOUNT AWARD CATEGORY LEARN MORE
Vania Evangelique Arthur (Zeal Eva) $25,000 over one year Advancing the Field Support Learn more about Zeal Eva
Bunker Projects, Inc. $4,000 over one year Advancing the Field Support Learn more about Bunker Projects

Equity Impact Center

$25,000 over one year Advancing the Field Support Learn more about the Equity Impact Center

ALMA LEWIS

$20,000 over one year Culturally Relevant Residency Support Learn more about ALMA LEWIS

DEMASKUS Theater Collective

$20,000 over one year Culturally Relevant Residency Support Learn more about DEMASKUS Theater Collective

Protohaven

$20,000 over one year Culturally Relevant Residency Support Learn more about Protohaven
Lyndon Barrois Jr. $10,100 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Lyndon Barrois Jr.
Christine McCray-Bethea (C.M.C. Bethea) $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Christine McCray- Bethea
Hugo Cruz Machado (Hugo Cruz) $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Hugo Cruz
Deavron Dailey (Deavron "The Urban Explorer" Dailey) $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Deavron "The Urban Explorer" Dailey
Justin Dumas $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Justin Dumas
Addoley Dzegede $11,020 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Addoley Dzegede
Petra Floyd $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support

Learn more about Petra Floyd

atiya jones $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about atiya jones
Michael Moorman Goode $5,610 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Michael Moorman Goode
Xan Phillips $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Xan Phillips
Ricardo Robinson (Ricardo iamuuri Robinson) $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Ricardo iamuuri Robinson
Nat Sampson (higu rose) $14,915 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Nat Sampson (higu rose)
Marquita Sams $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Marquita Sams
Harrison Kinnane Smith $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Harrison Kinnane Smith
Steffan Triplett $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Steffan Triplett
Tahirah Walker $15,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about Tahirah Walker
ChaRon White (ChaRon Don) $10,000 over one year Individual Artist Support Learn more about ChaRon Don
Tyesha Clarke (Tye Clarke) $5,000 over one year Planning Grants Learn more about Tye Clarke
Michele P. Ellison $5,000 over one year Planning Grants Learn more about Michele P. Ellison
Sarah Gethers $3,650 over one year Planning Grants Learn more about Sarah Gethers
Wali Jamal $5,000 over one year Planning Grants Learn more about Wali Jamal  
Marques Redd $5,000 over one year Planning Grants Learn more about Marques Redd
Eliyah Roberts $5,000 over one year Planning Grants Learn more about Eliyah Roberts

Barrel & Flow Festival

$20,000 over one year Project Support Learn more about Barrel & Flow Festival

DEMASKUS Theater Collective

$20,000 over one year Project Support Learn more about DEMASKUS Theater Collective
Eshu DLC $20,000 over one year Project Support Learn more about Eshu DLC

Sabira Cole Film Festival

$20,000 over two years Project Support Learn more about Sabira Cole Film Festival

​Pittsburgh Glass Center

$20,000 over one year Project Support Learn more about ​Pittsburgh Glass Center

The BlackteaBrownsuga Network

$20,000 over one year Project Support  Learn more about The BlackteaBrownsuga Network

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, YMCA Lighthouse Project

$20,000 over one year Project Support Learn more about YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, YMCA Lighthouse Project

Artist Image Resource

$20,000 over one year Project Support Learn more about Artist Image Resource

1Hood Media Academy

$100,000 over two years General Operating Support Learn more about 1Hood Media Academy

Afro-American Music Institute

$100,000 over two years General Operating Support Learn more about Afro-American Music Institute

Hill Dance Academy Theater

$100,000 over two years  General Operating Support Learn more about Hill Dance Academy Theater

Kente Arts Alliance

$100,000 over two years General Operating Support Learn more about Kente Arts Alliance

The Legacy Arts Project, Inc.

$100,000 over two years General Operating Support Learn more about The Legacy Arts Project, Inc.

New Horizon Theater, Inc.

$100,000 over two years General Operating Support Learn more about New Horizon Theater, Inc. 

PearlArts Movement + Sound

$100,000 over two years   General Operating Support Learn more about PearlArts Movement + Sound

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company

$100,000 over two years General Operating Support Learn more about Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company
Chantal Braziel $10,000 Special Opportunity Grant Learn more about Chantal Braziel
Tina Williams Brewer $10,000 Special Opportunity Grant Learn more about Tina Williams Brewer

Paradise Gray

$10,000 Special Opportunity Grant Learn more about Paradise Gray

Pittsburgh Youth Chorus

$7,000 Special Opportunity Grant Learn more about the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus

Afrika Yetu

$100,000 over two years Core Programming Support Learn more about Afrika Yetu

REED DANCE

$100,000 over two years Core Programming Support Learn more about Reed Dance

Pittsburgh Positive Young People’s Association

$40,000 over one year Discretionary Grant Support Learn more about Pittsburgh Positive Young People’s Association

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