Grant Amount: $25,000 over one year
Award Category: Advancing the Field Support
The grant to the Equity Impact Center will go toward the work of musician Leigh Solomon Pugliano. She created the SCALE Fellowship in 2019 with the intention of providing individualized artist development, entrepreneurial skill-building curriculum, and intentional opportunities for Black women in music to connect, share, learn, grow and collaborate. The $25,000 grant will go toward expanding the SCALE Fellowship for Black Women in Music, which provides the opportunity for fellows to design, develop and produce a live and recorded project. The SCALE Fellowship program directly addresses the inequities that exist for Black women in the music sector as well as the need for a music ecosystem that centers and advances musicians and music makers.
The program provides resources (knowledge, network, financial) as well as the support needed to develop a sustainable career and overcome the challenges that exist for Black artists in Pittsburgh. The SCALE Fellowship program ends with an artist showcase.