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Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) champions the arts in Southwestern Pennsylvania, providing financial, professional, and political support for the arts and culture sector. Comprised of more than 400 diverse artists and nonprofit organizations, GPAC offers valuable research, legal and business consulting, networking and professional development opportunities so that artists, as well as
arts leaders and organizations, can grow their skills and advance their practice. GPAC provides grants for artists and arts organizations, leads the region’s arts advocacy at the local, state, and national level, and models best practices for accessibility and equity in the arts.

Vision:  An equitable, innovative, and flourishing arts and culture community that shapes our thriving region.

Mission:  To expand the reach and impact of the region’s diverse and vibrant arts and culture community by providing leadership, advocacy, capacity building, and connections.

Guiding Principle:  The arts transform lives and communities.

Values:  Creativity, Collaboration, Accessibility, Equity, Inclusion, Knowledge


Serve as a change agent to increase visibility, relevance, and support for the arts.
Enhance the capacity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the arts and culture community.
Create an environment and opportunities that are supportive of individual artists.
Serve as a model organization that strives to incorporate best practices, increase internal efficiency, and ensure organizat

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