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"As a result of engaging in artistically grounded practice, both teachers and students are more likely to attain a surprising outcome; in the process they become artists. No higher achievement is possible in any field than to be regarded as an artist at what you do. Thus, artistry, broadly conceived, should reside not at the margins of education but at its core"

Dr. Eliot Eisner,
Lee Jacks Professor of Education and Art - Stanford University

The Community Arts program at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing artist residencies to schools, nonprofit service agencies, and community organizations working with both children and adults in Allegheny, Beaver, Southwest Butler, Greene, and Washington counties. Artist residencies are designed to place trained, knowledgeable, and practicing artists into school and community settings where they can share the benefits of the creative process.

We currently have 48 resident artists in our program, including media artists, dancers, folk artists, musicians, visual artists and writers. This year we accepted 8 new artists to the program whose work spans such diverse media as digital video, painting, fiber art, music, jewelry, and clown artistry.

Please consider supporting Pittsburgh Center for the Arts through your United Way contribution.
Contributor Choice Code #2621.


Mary Brenholts
School & Community Programs Director
412-361-0455 x368