Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council http://wesa.fm en Art Advocates Take a Trip to Harrisburg http://wesa.fm/post/art-advocates-take-trip-harrisburg <p>The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) joined arts advocates from all over Pennsylvania in the capitol Tuesday to lobby legislators for financial support of the arts.</p><p>According to GPAC CEO Mitch Swain, the main points of focus are a re-establishment of the PA Governor’s School for the Arts, additional funding for the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission and the approval of a proposed budget that allocates $9 million in funds to the arts.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:10:46 +0000 Haldan Kirsch 28388 at http://wesa.fm The Arts Turn Political on National Arts Advocacy Day http://wesa.fm/post/arts-turn-political-national-arts-advocacy-day <p>Art is more than decoration; it is an industry that supports the economy and education system in the United States.</p><p>That is the message arts leaders from Pittsburgh and across the nation are delivering to Capitol Hill today for the 27<sup>th</sup> National Arts Advocacy Day.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:10:56 +0000 Jessica Nath 26436 at http://wesa.fm Study Shows Pittsburgh Region Strong on Arts and Culture Spending http://wesa.fm/post/study-shows-pittsburgh-region-strong-arts-and-culture-spending <p>Allegheny County was one of 182 regions examined in the Americans for the Arts’ Arts and Economic Prosperity IV project.</p><p>When looking at cities of comparable size that were also in the study including Columbus, Ohio, San Diego&nbsp; and Indianapolis, Pittsburgh came out on top with expenditures topping $686 million in 2010. But, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council said the impact is even greater and stretches beyond just arts and culture.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:45:40 +0000 Deanna Garcia 24803 at http://wesa.fm New Website Catalogs Southwest Pennsylvania's 'Art Places' http://wesa.fm/post/new-website-catalogs-southwest-pennsylvanias-art-places <p>Renee Piechocki, director of the <a href="http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/public-art">Office of Public Art</a> at the <a href="http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/index.php">Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council</a>, says the idea for the new website <a href="http://pittsburghartplaces.org/">Pittsburgh Art Places</a> has been percolating since the organization first published the <a href="http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/public-art/walking-tours">Pittsburgh Art in Public Places Downtown Walking Tour</a> guide in 2006.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:13:07 +0000 Liz Reid 17078 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Attracts Art Leaders with National Convention http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-attracts-art-leaders-national-convention <p>The city of steel is becoming the city of art this week as 1,000 art leaders from across the country gather to discuss issues affecting artists, art-based development, arts organizations and creative industries.</p><p>Pittsburgh is hosting the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) Annual Convention June 14-16.</p><p>The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council will coordinate all of the convention’s performances and “ARTVenture” tours.</p><p>Council CEO Mitch Swain said AFTA was attracted to Pittsburgh because of its diverse art scene, especially with its cultural districts.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:38:12 +0000 Jessica Nath 11155 at http://wesa.fm