Professional Learning

  • Have a Professional Learning resource for Teaching Artists? Share with us here!
  • Save the Date: Conference for Community Arts Education 2024 | National Guild for Community Arts Education | April 9, 2024 – April 11, 2024 | The Conference for Community Arts Education brings together leaders and educators from a range of backgrounds to share knowledge, build relationships, and advance a common vision: a nation where arts education is accessible and embraced as essential for human development and healthy communities!


Showcase Opportunities/Residencies for Teaching Artists

Funding (e.g., grant opportunities, contests)

  • The Awesome Foundation Disability Grant | The Awesome Foundation | accept submissions between the 1st and the 15th of every month – Launched in April 2017, Awesome Disability is an independent chapter of the Awesome Foundation, a global community that provides micro-grants with no strings attached. The trustees of Awesome Disability are people with disabilities that want to support ideas and projects in our community.
  • Access Microfund | Remake Learning, No Deadline (offers small funds to pay for special accommodations, important to note “This is not a grant but a reimbursement. For planning purposes, you must apply before you spend the money for the accommodation.”)
  • Full list of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant opportunities
  • Creative Learning Funding | The Heinz Endowments | Deadline is Twice Annually – Applications are reviewed twice annually, with occasional exceptions for rapid response needs. In a typical calendar year, the fall deadline is August 1st 2023. (Spring deadline will be February 15 2024)

Networking/Community Connections

Food (Food Pantry/Food Bank Services) + Housing

  • Artist Housing | The Ohringer | The Ohringer has been developed with the goal of working closely with the Braddock community towards rebirth, and offers Artist Housing in a revitalized building in Braddock.
  • 2-1-1 Program | United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Not everyone can work from home, or stock up on groceries. If you (or someone you know) needs help meeting basic needs, please reach out to 2-1-1 or visit to chat with a resource navigator or search for local resources.