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 Ingenuity 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 instant data infrastructure for arts programs, opportunities to secure partnerships and resources based on your needs, and ways to build and sustain strong arts programs with public accountability.
  • 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!

Join artlook® SWPA

AEC invites additional schools and arts partners to join artlook® SWPA this fall. 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 throughout the year.

Schools can join artlook® SWPA every fall.

Have more questions?

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

Who’s on the map?

Current participants

Schools: Burrell School District, Diocese of Pittsburgh, Duquesne City School District, Franklin Regional School District, Hampton Township School District, Norwin School District, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Propel Schools Rochester Area School District, South Fayette Township School District, Sto-Rox School District, Trinity Area School District, West Allegheny School District, Woodland Hills School District

Arts partners: 1Hood Media, 25 Carrick Ave Project / Tech 25, ACH Clear Pathways, Alumni Theater Company, Artists Image Resource, ArtsPath at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Assemble, Attack Theatre, Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, Bricolage, Britt Dorazio (Teaching Artist), Carnegie Museum of Art, Center of Life, City Theatre Company, Contemporary Craft, Create Art Together, Dreams of Hope, From Inez With Love Music Publishing, Hope Academy of Music and the Arts, Ira Cambric (Teaching Artist), Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Legacy Arts Project, Luxurae Hair, Lyn Starr (Teaching Artist), Maggie Lynn Negrete (Teaching Artist), MOKA Art Gallery (Mecca of Kulture & Art), Neighborhood North Museum of Play, PearlArts, Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, Prime Stage Theatre, ProjectArt, RealTime Interventions, Rigel Richardson (Teaching Artist), Sankofa Village for the Arts, Sovereign Creative Wellness, Steeltown, Stray Cat Studio, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Learning Instigator, The P.R.I.D.E. Program, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, The Starry Messenger, Tim Hartman Storytelling, Union Project, YMCA Lighthouse Project

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We want to hear from you!

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

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