Professional Learning
  • Leadership Academy 2022 | Arts Ed Collaborative, applications open until May 16, 2022. |  10-month professional learning program for arts educators across disciplines with a focus on culturally responsive arts ed, action planning, and leadership. Learn. Lead. Make change! For more information, please click here.
  • National Teaching Artist Credential | Young Audiences, Deadline June 30, 2022
  • National Theatre Education Conference | American Alliance for Theatre & Education | July 28th-31st 2022 American Alliance for Theatre & Education is hosting its upcoming 35th annual (and first-ever hybrid) conference Arriba el Telón (Raise the Curtain)
  • BUILD’s Thriving Communities Design Challenge | BUILD | Sept. 30, 2022 | This professional development event will help attendees learn more about design thinking implementation for teenage students. After spending two hours skilling up, attendees will be provided access to the platform, as well as a facilitator guide and student facing material
  • Executive Director (remote position) | Arts Administrators of Color – The Arts Administrators of Color Network (AAC) is seeking a seasoned nonprofit professional with a connection to the arts and a background mobilizing communities of the global majority.
Funding (e.g., grant opportunities, contests)
  • Hopper Prize Grant for Artists | Hopper Prize | Deadline May 17, 2022 The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $22,000.00 USD.
  • Allegheny Arts Revival Grant | Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council | Deadline July 1, 2022 – The Allegheny Arts Revival Grant program supports the recovery of Allegheny County’s arts and culture community by providing $10,000 general operating grants to organizations and $5,000 to individual artists for the creation of new work.
  • Creative Learning grants | The Heinz Endowments, deadline: August 2, 2022
  • Moonshot Grant | Remake Learning, deadline not posted
  • 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.”)
  • Kiva Pittsburgh: Empowering entrepreneurs with 0% interest loans from a local & global community.
  • Full list of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant opportunities
Showcase Opportunities for Artists
  • yART Sale | Pittsburgh Center For Arts & Media | Vendor applications open May 20th, 2022 –  show takes place August 27th | Half yard sale, half art show, yART is a market for artists to sell their seconds or other close to perfect work, and any materials they’ve outgrown. It’s also a great way to add a new piece to your collection!
Networking/Community Connections
  • Dance Africa: Pittsburgh, Connecting the World Through Dance | Legacy Arts Project | July 29th-31st, 2022 | A weekend of festivities featuring both youth and adult performances, wishing to reflect the beauty of community art through song, dance, drumming, visual art, and spoken word, all with the intention of sharing gifts with the world.
  • 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
  • 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 pa211sw.org to chat with a resource navigator or search for local resources.