The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) drives political, financial, and professional support for the entire Greater Pittsburgh arts community. With a membership of approximately 275 organizations and artists from a 10-county region, GPAC serves as the voice for the arts and culture, providing resources, information and advocacy to support a thriving arts and culture community. Small arts grants, resource listings and individualized support, education, insurance, discounts, and data sharing empower artists and creative organizations to sustain their work, grow their audiences and expand their reach.
GPAC’s data-driven research provides the foundation for well-timed arts advocacy that ensures funding and sustained support for the creative sector, both at the regional and state level. Free or low-cost legal and business advice to arts organizations and artists is available through GPAC’s Business Volunteers for the Arts and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts programs. And, the Office of Public Art, a partnership between GPAC and the City of Pittsburgh provides technical assistance, planning and education for public art. In short, GPAC is uniquely positioned as the premier service organization promoting regional art and culture, positioning the creative industry as an important player in regional development.