$3,000 to Robert Gorczyca
To stage “And The Tree Grows Strong,” a play that tells the stories of nine African-American women who are raising or have raised their grandchildren, on October 28 at Pittsburgh’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
$3,000 to Union Project
To support visiting ceramic artist demonstrations at the Union Project in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference in March 2008, and to further the Union Project’s mission to promote, create and teach the ceramic arts.
$2,500 to Chris Ivey
To support screenings of the second and third installments of the video series, “East of Liberty,” a trilogy documenting the history and lives of people who have lived and worked in the community of
$2,000 to David Motak
Toward the Pittsburgh Szopka Project’s student workshops and related public exhibition of student works at the
$2,000 to Filipino American Association of
To support a program of Philippine folk dances and music showcased at multi-cultural community events and schools throughout the
To support its new “Writers in the Gardens” program, provide stipends for readers in the 2007 season and implement the podcast component of its website.
$2,000 to Handmade
To fund the continuation and expansion of Handmade Arcade, an indie craft fair founded to promote independent arts and crafts venors and the region’s arts community, at Construction Junction on November 10-11, 2007.
$2,000 to Two Girls Working
To support a long-term, visual art installation and web project for the
$1,500 to Associated Artists of
$1,500 to Balmoral Piping Schools
To support performance fees and publicity expenses for a Remembrance Day Parade on November 11, 2007, in downtown
$1,500 to Deryck Tines
To support the composition, recording and CD release of original music inspired by the Teenie Harris photos that Tines researched and chose for the exhibition, “Carryin’ On” at the
$1,500 to Kadiatou Conte
To support a Women’s West African Drumming and Dance Conference at
$1,500 to Kente Arts
To pay the artist and promotional fees for two Master Jazz Workshops for Youth in conjunction with its Jazz Legacy Series at the Homewood Branch of Carnegie Public Library.
$1,500 to Lawrenceville Historical Society
To support the July 2008 Stephen Foster Music & Heritage Festival (a.k.a. Doo Dah Days) celebrating the life and music of the Lawrenceville native, who is one of the most influential songwriters in American history.
$1,500 to Natrona Comes Together Association
Toward the cost of a mosaic tile sculpture to be incorporated in the entrance to a Community Park & Playground, which will serve as a tribute to Natrona’s heritage and foster a sense of pride and ownership within the community.
To support the presentation of the March 2008 classical concerts, “The German Romantics,” which will feature the music of German romantic composers highlighting Schubert’s Mass in G and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes.
To support musicians’ fees for the fifth season (2008) of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival’s “
$1,500 to Pittsburgh Parks Conservacy
To pay for arts programming for the grand re-opening celebration in May 2008 of the Chapel Shelter, a well-loved, historic picnic shelter in
$1,500 to Studio Capezzuti
To fund “Puppets for
$1,500 to Tom Sarver
To fund public programming at The Tom Museum, located on
$1,500 to Vijay Palaparty
To support a performance and workshop of Indian classical dance, “Alekhya: The Spilling Ink,” on April 18-19, 2008 at Breathe Yoga Studio on the Southside and Pittsburgh’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
$1,500 to William Shannon
To allow the Pittsburgh-based artist to present “Sketchy,” his internationally-recognized, award-winning performance art piece that shifts between staged performance and “reality show,” in
$1,000 to Afrika Yetu
To support “One World, One Rhythm 07,” including “DrumTalk 07” interactive performances and master classes by ten percussionists, and “River Beat,” which brings Jim Donovan (Rusted Root) and Elie Kihonia together with a diverse audience to drum together on the Gateway Clipper Majestic.
$1,000 to Chhandayan, Inc.
To fund a concert series of North Indian Classical music, featuring maestros of this art form together with local talents, in the communities of
$1,000 to Christopher Kardambikis
To produce “Encyclopedia Destructica Volume Coatlicue,” a hand-bound book project promoting a Pittsburgh-centered art dialogue through community-based book projects and gallery shows.
$1,000 to Dreams of Hope
To hire professional artists (in the areas of composing, playwriting, vocal coaching, and poetry/drumming) to assist the youth ensemble to create and perform work that reflect and embrace the diversity of the young artists as individuals.
$1,000 to Echo Theatre, Inc.
To produce a live production of Noel Coward’s delightful comedy, “Blithe Spirit,” in October-November, 2007, for the
$1,000 to Melanie Dreyer
To support the
$1,000 to New Hazlett Theater
To support the first of a series of projects in which the New Hazlett Theater is incubating, blending disciplines and supporting Pittsburgh-based artists as they create and present new works to
$1,000 to PH Studio
To bring the art of iron casting to the Pittsburgh arts community through accessible, public casting performances that fuse the traditional with the contemporary in a display of local and national talent.
$1,000 to Polish Cultural Council
To offset the cost of presenting concert accordionist, Henry Doktorski in recital October 14, 2007, at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.
$1,000 to WDUQ FM
To broadcast “Joe Negri Presents,” a project hosted by Joe Negri consisting of two, one-hour programs on the history of jazz guitar.
$4,883 to African American Jazz Preservation Society of
To preserve, disseminate and promote the history, accomplishments and talents of the African American jazz experience, including related genres such as Blues and Gospel.
$7,609 to Afro-American Music Institute
To provide systematic specialized instrumental and vocal training in all styles of the African-American music tradition, and to provide a forum both in performing and recording opportunities for otherwise undiscovered talent in the community.
$6,465 to American Jewish Museum
To contribute to contemporary Jewish identity formation, values and tradition by presenting the best of contemporary art from throughout the country, exceptional traveling exhibitions from world-class museums, and progressive regional artists.
$6,349 to Artists Image Resource
To support the artist-run print and imaging organization whose mission is to integrate the creation of fine prints with educational programs that explore the creative process.
$2,504 to Autumn House Press
To support a non-profit, independent press whose mission is to publish and promote poetry and other fine literature.
$5,230 to Bach Choir of
To cultivate in our community a joy and passion for excellence in choral music.
$2,100 to Brew House Association
To produce the Black Sheep Puppet Festival in an environment that encourages community participation and creates educational opportunities in the creative arts for artists and non-artists.
$5,388 to Bulgarian Macedonian Nat’l Edu. & Cultural Ctr.
To embrace, preserve and perpetuate the cultural values and rich traditions of the Bulgarian and Macedonian people.
To publish and promote the most highly accomplished contemporary poets available, and to maintain the publication of poetry in our culture.
To prepare the theatre artists of tomorrow to become the collaborators, innovators, and leaders of our profession, with particular focus towards the enrichment of diverse communities.
$3,625 to City of
To provide sanctuary to literary writers exiled under threat of death, imprisonment, or persecution in their native countries.
$7,202 to Creative Nonfiction
To pursue educational and publishing initiatives in the genre of literary nonfiction, in order to provide a venue for quality nonfiction prose; to define the ethics and parameters of the field; and to broaden the genre’s impact in the literary arena.
To establish important links among professional musicians, amateur musicians, high school musicians, and the community at large through a performance series, community outreach and educational programs.
$2,126 to Focus on Renewal
For programming to inspire, empower and encourage innovative exploration in the arts and foster a sense of accomplishment and hope by developing the spirit, mind and body of students and the entire McKees Rocks community through creative expression.
$3,045 to Guitar Society of Fine Arts
To support and promote music, the guitar and young artists through performance, education and community outreach programs.
To provide quality, affordable arts education to children and youth in an underserved community in order to give them opportunities to discover hidden skills and talents, and build self-esteem in a supportive, caring environment.
$8,065 to Jazz Workshop Incorporated
To provide a music education program that teaches Jazz and other forms of music to under-served students and other populations so as to promote and preserve Jazz as an art form, build multi-cultural understanding and encourage self-esteem and self expression through music.
$2,989 to Laboratory Company Dance (LABCO)
To support the company of professional dancers and choreographers focusing on professional development for artists, community outreach and performance.
$17,732 to Latin American Literary Review Press
To promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation by making available much-needed translations of outstanding Latin American authors who, though they are well known in their native countries, remain little known in the U.S.
To present orchestral concerts and other musical events of professional quality in the
$13,808 to New Horizon Theater, Inc.
To bring consistent, high-quality cultural events reflecting African-American points of view to the
$858 to North Suburban Symphonic Band
To contribute to the musical enjoyment and education of the residents of the North Hills through concerts and outreach.
$1,628 to Northland Public Library Foundation
To support the Three Rivers Storytelling Festival, whose mission is to expand the community’s understanding and love of storytelling, develop literacy skills, and expose the audiences to different cultures.
$3,224 to Open Stage Theatre
To celebrate the art, artists and lovers of theatre by creating challenging projects and providing unique opportunities for them to actively engage with one another.
For support a professional chamber choir dedicated to performances distinguished by imaginative programming in unique settings.
To celebrate LGBT culture and foster appreciation and visibility through film media.
To promote Jewish and Israeli culture by presenting current and classic films from the
To return immediacy and relevance to the live concert community through the commissioning of living composers and other creators, and through both world-class performances and dissemination efforts designed to reach the widest range and largest number of audience members possible.
For a civic orchestra that presents classical and contemporary music and educational activities to families and seniors.
$2,100 to Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company
To connect cultures by providing emerging playwrights, theatre companies, directors, actors and other artists a comfortable and professional space in which to produce plays, perform and display their art.
$1,294 to Pittsburgh Savoyards, Inc
To produce and present musical productions of the light operas of Gilbert and Sullivan.
To train, inspire and nuture young dancers towards artistic excellence, to perform works by both choreographic masters and emerging choreographers, and to bring the art of dance, through outreach efforts, to new multigenerational audiences.
To educate, train and develop students to excel in music as a career or a lifelong avocation.
$6,263 to Prime Stage
To serve as the region’s bridge between children’s and adult theatre through productions of live theatre adaptations of classic and contemporary literature works.
$6,218 to Regina Gouger Miller Gallery
To nurture and exhibit contemprary art by promoting art that is stimulating and courageous, supporting emerging and established artists, creating an accessible environment open to thought-provoking ideas and actively embracing the arts as an open-ended proces within a pedagogical context.
$8,363 to Renaissance & Baroque Society
To foster the understanding and appreciation of music, arts and culture of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque time periods and to present historically informed performances of music from the Medieval through the early Classical Periods.
To build bridges within the GLBT community and with the greater community through music.
To promote the best in wind chamber music, with an emphasis on American music, through concerts, educational programs, recordings, commission of new works, and collaborations with other artists.
$4,278 to Shakespeare-in-the-Schools
To educate and engage students and teachers throughout the tri-state region with Shakespeare and other classic works through a touring show, artist residencies, field trip matinees, and teacher workshops.
$4,200 to Silk Screen - Asian American Festival
To celebrate diversity and multi-cultural appreciation of the Asian and Asian American experience through cultural events.
$1,825 to South Arts
To coordinate, promote, and assist in the development and advancement of cultural activities of the arts in the South Hills through the collaborative efforts of the individuals and organization.
$8,537 to Squonk Opera
To create new work that is interdisciplinary, transformative and accessible to young and old; to acknowledge and embrace cultural traditions of our home and of the world; and to empower our audiences by inspiring them to explore new and different avenues.
$3,589 to Srishti Dances of
To disseminate the classical cultural heritage of
$6,963 to Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestras
To provide musically talented young people of the tri-state area an opportunity for artistic development, music education and social growth.
$3,625 to Tickets for Kids Charities
Tickets for Kids Foundation seeks to include often-forgotten children and families in quality community, educational and entertainment events and activities.
$1,546 to Tuesday Musical Club
To provide free daytime public concerts of classical and contemporary music, scholarships for music students, and performance opportunities for the community.
$6,402 to UMOJA African Arts Ensemble
To increase appreciation and preservation of African culture through educational and artistic presentation of African arts.
$3,726 to Unseam’d Shakespeare Co.
For a professional theatre company dedicated to rediscovering, reinventing and presenting classic and classically-inspired plays for modern audiences.