The Advancing the Black Arts in Pittsburgh grant program was launched in January 2011 by The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation with the following goals:
- to help to build the careers of individual artists
- to increase the sustainability of cultural organizations that focus on Black arts
- to build community awareness of the Black arts sector
- to support connections between Black arts organizations and larger and predominantly white arts organizations.
The Heinz Endowments and the Pittsburgh Foundation believe that "growing institutional capacity, supporting career development, and building understanding and awareness within the larger community is the best way to ensure that there will be a continuing presence of these cultural forms and an increasing interest in and demand for them."
February 25, 2013—funding decisions announced in April
August 15, 2013—funding decisions announced in October
For more information, visit: www.heinz.org or www.pittsburghfoundation.org
With questions, contact:
Individual Artist Support / Artist Residencies
Janet Sarbaugh, Program Director, The Heinz Endowments
Germaine Williams, Program Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation
Advancing the Field
Justin Laing, Program Officer, The Heinz Endowments