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.