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Group registration is open for the ACTIVATE Arts Learning Conference!

Celebrate arts education and Arts Ed Collaborative’s 25th anniversary on October 9, 2023 at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Interested in registering multiple staff members? Contact Bradley Hill at to inquire. Individual registration opens August 2023.

New schools and districts are invited to join 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. Are you on the map? Commit by July 31st to be including this upcoming school year.

Find new arts partners today!

Search artlook® SWPA today to find a new arts partner. Use the keyword search or advanced filters to narrow you search by discipline, grade, program type, and more!


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Elective Teacher, FAME Academy
Starting June 13, 2023  – July 28, 2023

FAME is seeking to offer more electives to our middle school students ranging from photography and music to arts and design. Our ideal candidate for the FAME Academy Elective Teacher would be a dynamic and innovative educator excited by the creative freedom to design the course they have always wanted to teach.

Classroom Teacher: Art K – 8, Duquesne City School District

Duquesne City School District is now accepting applications for a certified Art Teacher for grades K thru 8. The K- 8 Art Teacher will guide students to become more well-rounded and capable individuals by teaching them to develop original ideas through creative projects and practices.

Education Associate, Pittsburgh CLO

The Pittsburgh CLO is seeking a responsible, self-motivated, and dedicated individual to serve as the Education Associate. This person is responsible for performing a variety of enrollment and administrative activities for the Pittsburgh CLO Education Department. 

Off-Site Programs Coordinator + Teacher , Assemble
Starting: June 5, 2023

The Off-Site Programs Coordinator +Teacher is responsible for supporting the Off-Site Program Manager in planning, coordinating, and executing off-site or contracted programs for Assemble. We want to fill this position ASAP.

PK-4 Art Teacher, The Ellis School
Staring August 15, 2023

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a very supportive arts environment and with other artists who also teach art!

LAP Summer Camp Counselor, Legacy Arts Project

Camp counselors are responsible for the general safety, development, growth and skill achievement of campers within their assigned group at the LAP summer camp.

Weekend Assemble Teacher, Assemble
Starting: March 18, 2023

Assemble is hiring a Weekend Assemble Teacher. If you need assistance to fully participate in the application or the interview process, or have questions, reach out to

Assemble Teacher, Assemble
Starting: March 20, 2023

Assemble is hiring a Assemble Teacher. If you need assistance to fully participate in the application or the interview process, or have questions, reach out to

Off-Site Curriculum Coordinator and Teacher, Assemble
Starting: April 3, 2023

Assemble is hiring a full-time Off-Site Curriculum Coordinator and Teacher. If you need assistance to fully participate in the application or the interview process, or have questions, reach out to

Studio Arts Teacher, The Frick Museums and Art of Pittsburgh

Develops and leads art workshops related to both the Frick’s permanent collections and special exhibitions with visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds

Art Facilitator, Not Forgotten Home and Community Services

The role of the Studio Art Teacher is to plan, teach and implement art activities/lessons in a variety of settings as needed. Art Teachers may also be asked to teach at any of our facilities-(Studio FMN, Gallery FMN and Club FMN EAST and off-site locations such as C-ART)

Art Teacher, Propel School | Northside & Montour Elementary

This Teacher position is accountable to collaborate with administrators and staff in planning for and leading students to learning success in the Arts through rigorous, authentic, and culturally sustaining learning experiences.

CreativeArts Classroom Advisor, Propel Northside

CreativeArts Classroom Advisor (CCA) is a full time position at Propel Schools. The CCA will work in the classroom every day with the Visiting Artist in the building.

Music Teacher, Propel Braddock Hills Middle & High School, Northside/ Hazelwood ( Shared)

This Teacher position is accountable to collaborate with administrators and staff in planning for and leading students to learning success. This position will be accountable for developing and teaching curriculum based on the PA and National Core Arts Standards.

Professional Learning and Networking

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2023 Empowered Educators Series, CMOA
January 19 2023 – May 18, 2023 – 5:00pm -7:30pm

Carnegie Museum of Art is excited to announce the 2023 Empowered Educators series. Empowered Educators is a forum where educators discuss issues of race, equality, and bias through visual art, literature, and personal writing and reflection. Carnegie Museum of Art is pleased to partner with the Western Pennsylvania Writing Center, the Center for Urban Education at Pitt, and the PittEd Justice Collective to make this program possible.

All Empowered Educators sessions are free. Teachers who attend are eligible to earn Act 48 hours.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Taking Your Time: Creating social justice, decolonized practice inside of dance curriculum, presented by Marguerite Hemmings

Thursday, May 19th from 6:30-7:30PM |In this workshop, Marguerite will share their best practices as a dance educator who works inside of a social justice, decolonized framework. Marguerite’s goal is to share concrete ways to map out your dance curriculum over time to make sure you and your students organically stay true to values around diversity and freedom. Questions? Contact Professional Development Committee Chair, Rosemary Battista:

Save the Date : 2023 Annual Statewide Dance Education Summit, Pennsylvania Dance Education Organization (PaDEO)
June 20, 2023

The Summit will focus on our new Direct Path Dance Teacher Certification. Learn what is involved in applying to the state, advice for building field experiences, and much more!

PAEA Conference Proposals , Pennsylvania Art Education Association
October 6 2023 – October 8,2023

The Pennsylvania Art Education Association is accepting proposals for their “In Process” conference October 6-8, 2023 in Erie, PA.

Save the Date: 2023 Annual Convening, Arts Administrators of Color Network
November 11, 2023 – November 12, 2023

AAC is thrilled to announce the date and location for our 2023 Convening. Returning to a two-day experience, the 2023 Convening will head to Chicago on November 11 + 12, 2023. We are already planning and shaping a convening experience unlike any other and hope you’ll mark your calendars now and join us in Chi-town! Registration link coming soon!


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The Heinz Endowments Creative Learning Funding, The Heinz Endowments

Applications are reviewed twice annually, with occasional exceptions for rapid response needs. In a typical calendar year, the spring deadline is February 15th for funding decisions in May; the fall deadline is August 1st for funding decisions in October.

The Grable Foundation grant process requires an online inquiry form followed by a full proposal. Applications are welcome every four months.

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant opportunities

National Endowment for the Arts grants

Guide to Accessing Federal Funds for Arts Ed, PMEA

Guide to Using Title IV Funding to Support Arts Ed, PMEA


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Arts Ed Advocacy Toolkit, Arts ARE Education

This toolkit includes current school year talking points, school board resolution language, a parent/caregiver letter template, and more!

Direct Path Dance Teacher Certification, Pennsylvania Dance Education Organization

After decades of advocacy, problem solving and coalition building, PaDEO is honored to announce that Direct Path Dance Teacher Certification is a reality in Pennsylvania! The certification framework guidelines for colleges and universities to apply for offering dance P-12 licensure programs is up on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.

Power of Us Workforce Survey, Wallace Foundation

This survey seeks to understand the collective workforce of youth-serving professionals and volunteers, in order to lead to action, informing policy, practice, and further research to better support the workforce. Complete the survey here. Share the Power of Us Workforce Survey campaign with your networks, using this communications toolkit.