Just Arts initiative launched “Keys,” © Scott Goldsmith/TDW, 2017, part of Out of Many: Stories of Migration exhibition at American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh, Pa.
It’s Time to Bring Back America's Noble Impulses Detail from The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. (https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/memorial) Photo by Scott Roller
RethinkVets Artist in Residency

Just Arts initiative launched

The Heinz Endowments has launched Just Arts, a grantmaking initiative that will support artists, organizations and communities who harness the power of the arts to respond to social issues affecting the Pittsburgh region and beyond. The initiative is designed to foster the development of a more inclusively imagined future through art with $500,000 in grants over the next 24 months. Deadline for inaugural round of grants is Au‌gust 1.  

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It’s Time to Bring Back America's Noble Impulses

America has always struggled with racist, misogynist, elitist, and nativist tendencies to rationalize the pain of others we label “less than.” Endowments President Grant Oliphant shares why it’s critical – especially at this moment – that we resist this “less than” compulsion with a nobler civic impulse to treat others as we would ourselves, share rights and opportunities more broadly, and unite against hate. “It is our job to help resurrect that impulse now.”

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RethinkVets Artist in Residency

Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson has been selected as the RethinkVets Artist in Residency. The composer, sound recordist, and audiovisual artist will collaborate with Office of Public Art on a 24-month creative project, focusing on challenging the misconceptions many have about the veteran community. 

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