Flight School: A Career Development Fellowship for Pittsburgh Artists

Initiated in 2010, this new artist service initiative is housed and serviced by Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Flight School is an eight-week professional development program for artists of all disciplines that is an opportunity for each participant to focus intensely on developing his or her artistic career. The fellowship acts as professional springboard, launching artists that are at a pivotal moment in their careers into the next phase. Artists are selected from an open call released in the fall.


Professional development workshops are offered at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Pittsburgh Filmmakers. These workshops are designed to help professional and amateur artists to complement their artistic skills with the knowledge necessary to run a successful artistic practice. Examples of previous workshops include: Taxes for Artists, How to Write an Artist Statement, Creating Public Art, Documenting 2D and 3D artwork, Digital Printing and Websites for Artists.

Act 48 Hours

Act 48 hours for teachers are available for all classes at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and for most adult classes at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Follow this link to review classes that offer ACT 48 hours.

Library Conversation Series

The Library Conversation Series is a monthly series seeking to create a casual atmosphere is which the community is invited to meet with local artist, educator, or expert in the fine arts of film, photography and digital media. Conversations are free and open to the public.