Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders Network

Connecting emerging arts managers with skill-building and leadership development resources.

New Pittsburgh Collaborative H.U.B. Event

From our friends at New Pittsburgh Collaborative:

Strategic Volunteering: Turning Community Involvement

into Personal and Professional Success

Tuesday, December 6 (6-8 p.m.)

AVA Lounge

126 S. Highland Avenue, East Liberty

J’Burgh and the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh have teamed up with the New Pittsburgh Collaborative to bring you the latest H.U.B event. Please join us as we present, “Strategic Volunteering: Turning Community Involvement into Personal and Professional Success” on Tuesday, December 6th from 6 to 8 p.m. at AVA Lounge (126 S. Highland Avenue, East Liberty).

This is a great opportunity to network with young professionals in the Pittsburgh area, learn about volunteer opportunities with local organizations, and hear from a panel of community leaders about the importance of volunteering for personal and professional development.

The event is of no cost to you, but we do ask that you bring a small toy to donate to children in need in Allegheny County, or make a minimum $5 donation so a toy can be purchased to donate.

Please register online by following this linkhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dFpMV2FnRk9iLU1ab1RZaGw4RGlXcFE6MQ#gid=0

Questions? Email Mahogany Thaxton (New Pittsburgh Collaborative) at MahoganyThaxton@bestbuddies.org, Sarah Heal (J’burgh) at sarah@hilleljuc.org, or Allyce Pinchback (ULYP) at  executivecoordinator@ulyppgh.org.


Join us for October’s Creative Conversation

Bonus Features: Thinking Outside the Talkback

Monday, October 17, 6-8pm
City Theater, 1300 Bingham Street, South Side
Register online or call 412.394.3353 ($5 advance/$8 at the door)

A panel discussion & networking event for Pittsburgh’s arts community

In today’s constantly evolving world of technology, social media, and interconnectivity, is it enough just to do art?  What kinds of “added value” activities are organizations in the creative sector implementing to appeal to a younger, more tech-savvy generation?  How do we as artists and arts managers go that extra mile to make our work accessible, engaging, and relevant?  And perhaps most importantly, are our efforts paying off?

Join the Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders (PEAL) network for a Creative Conversation to address these questions! A panel will address the growing trend of “adding value” to traditional arts offerings in order to attract a new generation of audience members.  These “tactics” include games, post-show discussions, multimedia activities, and other experiences that give audience members more of a stake in the work they have come to experience.  The panel will delve into the tough questions about such activities, including their value, effectiveness, and attractiveness to current and potential arts audiences.

Register online or call 412.394.3353 ($5 advance/ $8 at the door). Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of Harris Grill.

About Creative Conversations
Creative Conversations are local gatherings of engaged citizens in communities across the country and are part of a grassroots movement to elevate the profile of arts in America during National Arts & Humanities Month every October. Started in 2004 as a program of The Emerging Leaders Network, Americans for the Arts is now expanding the scope of the event to invite all arts leaders and interested individuals to participate. Some of these local convenings have grown into cohesive, organized emerging leader networks, been the catalyst for the development of community wide cultural plans, and helped to shape local arts advocacy by connecting the cultural sector with the business community and political leadership. This local tool empowers arts administrators to take a leadership role in their own community by both designing programming and galvanizing their peers to connect professionally.

Welcome aboard to our new Steering Committee members

Hello fellow Emerging Arts Leaders —

We interrupt your post-July 4 recovery to introduce ourselves, Sloan MacRae and Corinne Neal, your new Co-Chairs of the PEAL Steering Committee.

Please join us in welcoming our new Steering Committee members:

New members, thanks in advance for your work and guidance as we continue to connect Pittsburgh’s arts leaders to the resources and people they need to keep our cultural workforce thriving.

Please join us in thanking former Co-Chairs Dano Casto and Rebecca Himberger. We’ll do our best, but rest assured that your shoes are intimidating to fill.  We’re grateful for your leadership and diligence.

We must also bid farewell to the Steering Committee members whose terms came to an end this year — Jennifer Atwood, Lauren Bracey, Jara Dorsey, Adam Kenney, and Ellie Pfeuffer. Thanks for your hard work and creativity. Hope we’ll see you soon!

Enjoy your summer — and stay tuned for updates.

– Sloan and Corinne

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