The Center for the Arts in Society is a collaborative effort of scholars and artists affiliated with the College of Fine Arts and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. The Center aims to explore the role of the arts in society--the place and impact of the arts both in the workings of social power, and in processes of social change. At the same time, it is dedicated to the exploration of the place of society in the arts--the ways in which diverse forms of social and political engagement have shaped the history of the arts, and might drive their transformation in the future.
The Sprout Fund is a nonprofit organization supporting innovative ideas and grassroots community projects that are catalyzing change in Pittsburgh. Through its programs and activities, Sprout enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities.
Jóvenes Sin Nombres is a group composed of first generation Latinos from Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. While Latinos are Pittsburgh's fastest growing immigrant population they remain largely invisible to the larger population. Jóvenes Sin Nombres thus aims to strengthen Latino youths’ engagement with Pittsburgh through arts projects that allow them to explore the relationship between their cultural traditions and the history of the city they now consider home. Beyond fostering the recognition of Pittsburgh’s Latino population, the Jóvenes aim to stimulate new ways of thinking about issues and misconceptions that are at the heart of urgent national debates relating to the border, immigration, and citizenship.
Pittsburgh Filmmakers is a nonprofit corporation designed to encourage the creation and understanding of media for noncommercial artistic and literary purposes. To this end, Filmmakers offers a curriculum of courses in film, video, and photography to university and independent students in the Pittsburgh region. Filmmaker also exhibits the work of prominent photographers and filmmakers in its two galleries, Melwood Screening Room, Regent Square Theater and Harris Theater. A key component of Filmmakers’ mission is to provide equipment access and funding for independent media artists.
Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest and is the 15th largest of more than 700 community foundations across the United States. Since it was formed, The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded more than $600 million in grants to charitable organizations in Pittsburgh, and throughout the U.S.
The Foundation’s first fund was created in 1945 by Chester and Vivian Lehman. Chester Lehman was a member of the founding family of the Blaw-Knox Company, and a supporter of the Boy Scouts movement.
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