PACD Resources



The City of Pittsburgh’s online tool for opportunities and procurement. Artists, art collectives, and designers are able to register and sign up to be notified of new City-led projects. Registration and application to any opportunities is free.

A quick guide to registration on Beacon can be found here: Beacon For Artists

Artist Image Resource

An artist-run nonprofit providing access to print and imaging resources to the community.

Greater Pittsburgh Art Council

GPAC provides financial, professional, and political support for the arts and culture sector. Their services include professional development and networking as well as local and national artistic opportunities.  

Office of Public Art

Founded in 2005, OPA works with organizations and individuals in the public and private sector to facilitate the development of and information about public art. They offer technical assistance, educational programming, and other services.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust  

One of the defining pillars of the Trust’s mission is a commitment to diverse performing and visual arts programming. From elaborate Broadway productions to free, family-oriented festivals, the Trust aims to provide rich arts opportunities for all.  

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

The oldest, continuously exhibiting visual arts organization in the country. The AAP has over 550 members in the Pittsburgh area.  

Investing in Professional Artists Program

Guided by a shared belief in artistic excellence, creative development, and the need for continuous career advancement. Sponsored by the Heinz Endowments and the Pittsburgh Foundation.  

Pittsburgh Society of Artists

Founded in 1965, the PSA provides opportunities for exhibition, networking, and educational programs to its member base of over 350 artists.  


Downtown Cultural Trust

A guide to some of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s downtown public art collection.

North Shore Riverfront Park

A brief guide to a few of the works of art that can be found in the North Shore. 

Pittsburgh Art Places

A searchable guide to many works of public art in the Pittsburgh area with images, descriptions, and historical facts of note.

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

PDP provides information on public art interventions as well as a directory of downtown arts and culture amenities.

Uptown Art

A survey of some of the vibrant and colorful artwork that can be found in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood.