What is artlook® SWPA?

artlook® SWPA is a free online hub created to help educators in our region immerse young people in powerful, personally relevant arts learning opportunities. Developed by Parliament in Chicago and customized as a collaboration among local teachers, school and district administrators, arts partners, and Arts Ed Collaborative staff, artlook® SWPA provides an up-to-date picture of the people, places, and programs supporting arts learning in Southwestern Pennsylvania. This publicly available and searchable map is the only one of its kind in Pennsylvania to combine arts education data from schools, arts organizations, and teaching artists. Check out the live map here:

artlook® SWPA

Check out the video below for a  brief introduction to the artlook® SWPA map, and to see how this new hub can benefit you:

Benefits of artlook® SWPA

  • For schools, artlook® SWPA offers connections with relevant arts partners, streamlined supports to establish new partnerships, the ability to compare program offerings with nearby districts, and built in ways to communicate about arts education with community stakeholders. Check out our explainer for schools to learn more!
  • For arts partners, artlook® SWPA can reduce staff time needed to match with schools and build new partnerships, help market programs to schools and funders, and reduce grant reporting time. Check out our guide for making the most out of your profile!
  • For all participants, artlook® SWPA increases opportunities for collaboration and communication!
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Join artlook® SWPA

AEC invites new schools and arts partners to join artlook® SWPA. Arts partners include both organizations and individual teaching artists who offer arts education programs and are interested in partnering with schools. Schools and arts partners in the following 13 counties are eligible to join artlook® SWPA: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland.

Commit to artlook®


Arts partners can join artlook® SWPA anytime throughout the year.

Schools and districts must complete a commitment form by 7/31 and can then join artlook® SWPA in the fall.

Have more questions?

We have answers! Please reach out to artlook@artsedcollab.org and a staff member will be in touch.

Participating Counties

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We want to hear from you!

Drop us a line to find out how we can strengthen the arts together.

Let’s Collaborate