It is vital for artists and arts workers to have a place to share knowledge, exchange resources, and explore collaborations. To facilitate this, GPAC is beginning to develop Peer Networks, beginning with those listed below. Networks can be based on job function (i.e. development, marketing, finance), artistic genre (i.e. dance, theatre, visual arts), interest area (i.e. research), or, well, anything else that makes sense!
Arts & Accessibility Peers
Arts administrators who work on any aspect of accessibility within their organizations are welcome to be a part of this network that meets quarterly to share updates, triumphs, and challenges. To get involved, contact Michelle Lee.
Development Peers Network
This group of development professionals meets quarterly at the Society for Contemporary Craft in the Strip District. Bring your own coffee from 21st Street Coffee and Tea across the street. Topics include fundraising, corporate giving, grantwriting, foundations, and more. To get involved, join the Google group or contact Tiffany Wilhelm.
Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders Network
Pittsburgh Arts Research Committee
PARC, an advisory committee coordinated by GPAC, was formed to develop a mutual understanding of research by, for and about arts and culture in the Pittsburgh region. Participants include interested and engaged representatives from the arts and culture community, funding community, academia, research, and arts service. Meetings are held quarterly at GPAC's offices. To get involved, contact David Pankratz.
Pittsburgh Artist Advisory CommitteePAAC exists to help "create an environment and opportunities that are supportive of individual artists throughout the Pittsburgh region." Participants include a diverse group of artists, artist service providers, artist funders, and other engaged individuals. To learn more, contact Christiane Leach.
POInK: The Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana & Kentucky Regional Ticketing Group
POInK is a loose association of ticketing professionals from around the region, that gathers from time to time to discuss issues and ideas in the field.