The study released at GPAC's "Response/ABILITY conference, reveals trends over 15 years in funding by race, as well as recommendations for more equitable funding of the arts in this region. Based on these results, GPAC offers recommendations for foundations, public arts agencies and arts organizations that “address funders’ decision-making processes as well as initiatives that policymakers could collectively adopt.”
The research and report were prompted by GPAC’s 2016 survey of the region’s arts community that showed that 84% of non-white respondents thought that Greater Pittsburgh’s arts funding was inequitable.
GPAC sees this work as part of their long-term commitment to racial equity in the arts and in our communities. The study and report were funded by a grant from the Advancing Black Arts Program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.