National Grant to Provide $450,000 to Artists and Organizations in Allegheny County | Visual arts | Pittsburgh

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The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council has announced the launch of a new grant program that will reward artists and arts organizations with the largest sum of funds they have provided to date. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, this grant aims to fund 35 recipients with funds ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

Individual artists over the age of 18 living in Allegheny County are eligible for $5,000 grants to create new work. Organizations that are 501(c)3 are eligible for a general operating grant of $10,000.

Grant applications open on Monday, May 2 and will continue until Friday, July 1 at 11:59 p.m.

“Smaller arts organizations and independent artists often have less ability to meet federal grant requirements,” says Dr. Veronica Morgan-Lee, chair of the board of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. “The Arts Council has strengthened its long-standing relationships with the community and government to seek funds on behalf of an engaged and richly diverse arts ecosystem.”

The Arts Council prioritizes the support of BIPOC artists and is committed to awarding at least 40% of all funds to BIPOC-led organizations and artists. Nonprofits with budgets under $250,000 are eligible to receive 20 of the 35 grants available.

Information sessions on the grant application process will be held on Monday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Attack Theater and on Wednesday, June 1 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. The Arts Council will also be hosting several coffee hours starting Thursday, May 19 for interested artists with questions. More information can be found at

For questions about the application processes, visit

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