Professional Learning

  • 2023 Empowered Educators Series | Carnegie Museum of Art | Empowered Educators is a forum where educators discuss issues of race, equality, and bias through visual art, literature, and personal writing and reflection. The primary objective of Empowered Educators is to build a community of informed teachers as learners who benefit from resources and an exchange of ideas with guest experts and each other to better serve Western Pennsylvania’s students. All Empowered Educators sessions are free. Save these Thursday Dates: 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18 5-7:30PM at CMOA
  • Collaborative Creative Music Making Toolkit, For K12 Educators | Trust Arts Education | Feb. 11th, 2023 – In this workshop for K12 music teachers (including general music, band, choir, and orchestra), we will share a very specific toolkit for generating original music in a collaborative way with small and large groups of people with diverse musical abilities. Teaching Artists can register for free using promo code PD2223


  • Now Hiring a Manager of Operations | Arts Ed Collaborative | You can help us collaborate with educators to unlock the transformative power of the arts. Expected pay range based on experience is $35,000 up to $50,000. Apply today!
  • Marketing/Media Manager | The Legacy Arts Project | The Legacy Arts Project is hiring a The Marketing/Media Manager to be responsible for developing, implementing, and executing strategic marketing plans for Legacy Arts Project (LAP).
  • Multiple Job Opportunities | Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council | Check out the latest Job Openings at GPAC including CEO, Communications Manager, and Development Manager
  • Art Facilitator | Not Forgotten Home and Community Services | The role of the Studio Art Teacher is to plan, teach and implement art activities/lessons in a variety of settings as needed. Art Teachers may also be asked to teach at any of our facilities-(Studio FMN, Gallery FMN and Club FMN EAST and off-site locations such as C-ART)
  • Now Hiring Part-Time Teachers for Off-Site Programs | Assemble | The regular hours will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:30 – 6 pm. There will be additional hours for planning and meeting times as well as professional development. Those who self-identify as members of marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.
  • Now Hiring Gallery Assistant | Flyspace Productions LLC | This primary role of this position is to support the presentation of art in various forms and to ensure the safety of the work and people enjoying it, and to best meet the vision of the artist.
  • Job Opportunities | Pittsburgh Glass Center | Check out the 3 positions currently open at Pittsburgh Glass Center and consider working at an incredible arts organization!
  • Event Steward | Union Project and Kelly Strayhorn Theater | Event Stewards are the first friendly faces that visitors meet and they work to ensure an excellent guest experience for all. These hospitality aces are detail-oriented, natural communicators, direct when needed and calm in fast-paced settings. The Event Steward Team performs a range of duties during public and private events including but not limited to day-of event coordination, set-up and break-down, ticketing/box office, house management/ushering, hospitality services, and facility maintenance.

Showcase Opportunities/Residencies for Teaching Artists

  • ColLABo | CMU Drama Department | Application Due Feb 15th, 2023, Residency takes place May 22nd-June 5th, 2023 – Working out of CMU School of Drama’s Purnell Center for the Arts, ColLABo will bring together diverse cohorts of American theater artists for two weeks, with a particular focus on developing new stories centering minority populations and marginalized voices, and reinterpreting established plays to explore diverse perspectives.
  • Tough Art Residency | Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh | Application Deadline: Sunday March 12th, 2023 at 11:59pm, Residency takes place June 6th-Sept. 13th, 2023 – Work collaboratively with Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh staff to create and develop an engaging work of art to be exhibited in the museum. 

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

  • Public Art Grant for U.S. Cities | Bloomberg Philanthropies | Applications Due Feb 15th. 2023 at 5pm EST – Bloomberg Philanthropies is hosting a webinar for applicants to a new round of the Public Art Challenge, which provides up to $1M for U.S. Cities. This grant round will offer as many as 10 awards for temporary public art projects with strong public-private partnerships that address critical civic issues.
  • 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 spring deadline is February 15th 2023. (Fall deadline will be August 1 2023)

Networking/Community Connections

  • Financial and Legacy Planning for Artists | Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council |Feb. 27th, 2023 5pm-7pm – A strong foundation of financial literacy can help support life and artistic goals, such as saving for education or retirement, using debt responsibly and how to operate an arts business. Planning for how your artistic legacy will be managed is also important for artists.
  • Practice What We Teach | PAEA Region1 & Alle-Kiski Arts Consortium | Fri, February 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Show for art teachers in Western, PA. $10 for 2 pieces. Drop off January 29th. See attachment for more info.
  • TAG Pay Rate Resources | Teaching Artists Guild | TAG offers a Pay Rate Calculator to help Teaching Artists determine what a livable rate is for them, as well as a downloadable spreadsheet that offers expense tracking help and more!
  • Business Volunteers for the Arts® | Free business advice for artists, no deadline, application required.
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts | Free Legal Support for artists, no deadline, application required.
  • Become a Grant Panelist | GPAC | Every year, the Arts council engages artists, arts managers, and community engagement professionals as grant panelists to select the recipients of our grant programs

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.