Through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, attorneys provide legal assistance to low income artists and smaller arts organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania for their arts-related legal needs. VLA legal assistance helps to sustain a local arts and entertainment industry that makes our region an attractive place to live and work.
Volunteering will strengthen your legal skills by creatively channeling them in a new arena as well as deepen your involvement with Pittsburgh’s Arts & Culture community.
VLA volunteer lawyers receive approximately one email per month listing available requests with the expectation that VLA volunteer lawyers will take at least one matter per year. Most requests require 10 to 15 hours of work although some matters may require more time.
All volunteer lawyers working on pro bono matters for Allegheny County residents through VLA are covered by Allegheny County Bar Association malpractice insurance.
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To expand the reach, influence, and effectiveness of the region's diverse and vibrant arts and culture community by providing leadership, advocacy, capacity building, and connections.
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) drives political, financial, and professional support for the entire Greater Pittsburgh arts community.
With the tagline, "Arts loud and clear," GPAC acts as a central conduit for resources and information to and from the arts community. We are a megaphone through which the arts community speaks to policymakers in budget season, and a counselor through which it finds legal and business advice. GPAC is a bulletin board where artists find new commission opportunities, and a laboratorywhere arts marketers can grow their audiences. We are a classroom where arts professionals learn new skills, and a concierge for the public seeking an arts experience. Through research, we see the big picture of the forest that helps individual trees to grow. In short, GPAC is uniquely positioned as the business-to-business organization serving the local arts industry. With a membership of over 270 organizations and artists representing roughly 2,500 individuals, GPAC serves as the voice for the arts and culture in the greater Pittsburgh region.