Public Art Resources

The Art Commission is now paperless! Applications must be submitted electronically. Download the submission guidelines below for detailed instructions on how to apply. Then, download the application to get started.

Remember, all applications are due two weeks before the hearing date that you would like to attend.



The Pittsburgh Foundation

  • Sponsored by the Heinz Endowments and the Pittsburgh Foundation, Investing in Professional Artists: The Pittsburgh Region Artists Program is guided by a shared belief in artistic excellence, creative development, and the need for continuous career advancement.

The Sprout Fund

  • The Sprout Fund works to catalyze civic action through responsive philanthropy, participatory events, and effective networks.

Pittsburgh Murals

  • A collection of photos and a map of Pittsburgh murals, collected by a citizen group

Add Value Add Art

  • Free resource for private developers about how to include public art into construction and infrastructure projects. Office of Public Art

The Office of Public Art

  • a partnership between the City of Pittsburgh's Department of City Planning and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
  • OPA offers technical assistance, educational programming, and other artist and community services related to public art.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

  • This website lists local and national public art RFPs and RFQs, as well as exhibition and professional development opportunities for visual artists. 
  • Check the 'Public Art Events' box to learn about public art related events and workshops. Pittsburgh Artist Registry

The Pittsburgh Artist Registry

  • the region's only free database for visual, performing, and literary artists.
  • Artists who are full time residents of the region may create a free profile.
  • Sign up today, or browse to discover new local talent.