Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh
Pre-Professional student dancers at the Hill Dance Academy Theatre. Photo by Eric A. Smith.
The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments are committed to supporting a vibrant cultural life in the region that reflects diverse cultural offerings that appeal to the widest array of the region’s citizens. This nationally recognized grant opportunity is designed to help build careers and support the lives of artists; bolster community awareness of the rich history and current presence of excellent black arts presentation and production; increase professional network opportunities between artists and the Festival; alleviate prohibitive social and economic barriers for artists who otherwise meet Festival requirements; and produce quality art projects to enhance the Festival experience for all. This year, several artists were awarded Festival Support Grants and will appear throughout the Festival—in the Artist Market, on stages, and with art installations and exhibitions.
2018 Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grantees
- Single Mom Defined by Heather Hopson (Exhibition)
- Water Seed (Music)
- LoRen (Music)
- Brandon Ahmauri McClendon - The Forbidden ButterFlies Project: The Crown Chakra Memoirs (Dance)
- Nick Daniels (Dance)
- From Chains to Gains by Neville A. Brooks (Music, Theater + Dance)
- Aminata Camara-Mitchell (Artist Market)