The Heinz Endowments has identified the key priorities of Creativity, Sustainability and Learning to guide its grantmaking, placing the idea of a Just Pittsburgh at the heart of its vision. The Endowments’ commitment to these concepts has always been reflected in its work, even if not stated explicitly. Now our staff is crafting goals and strategies that will integrate the priorities across our grantmaking program areas. While this process is underway, we are providing brief overviews of each program that will be expanded later to incorporate this new approach.

The Arts & Culture Program’s overall goal is to help make the Pittsburgh region one of the country’s outstanding arts centers, with a populace that appreciates and participates in the arts. It embraces the ideas that arts and culture are vital to the health and well-being of individuals, neighborhoods and the larger world, and that both can enhance many aspects of a community, including its educational progress, civic life and economic development. The program’s grantmaking reflects these beliefs as well as a commitment to diversity, sustainability, and equitable access to the region’s cultural resources.

(Updated 1.3.2017)

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