Connect with AEC

🌼 Springtime means it’s time for new schools to join artlook® SWPA!

This growing online hub provides up-to-date arts ed information about people, places, and programs across Southwestern Pennsylvania and promotes partnerships. Check out this link to learn more and complete a brief commitment form by 7/31. Arts Ed Collaborative is thrilled to offer this resource at no cost.

Can’t wait to get started? Check out this 1-minute video and learn how to use the public map to find field trips and other opportunities for students and staff today!

National Teaching Artist Credential Opportunity

AEC is once again supporting SWPA teaching artists applying for the Young Audiences National Teaching Artist Credential. If you are a teaching artist living in SWPA, practicing for 5+ years, and experienced in K-12 settings, click the link below and get started today!

Fill out our interest form and benefit from AEC application support!


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Museum Educator III, Carnegie Museum of Art

The Museum Educator III works collaboratively with Education and Programs staff to design, implement and administer creative learning opportunities connecting art, artists and the museum to children, youth and families.  Museum Educator III’s co-lead, design, and evaluate instruction for educational programs throughout the museum and offsite, such as summer camps, school programs, adult and family programs and community workshops, tours, and art classes.

Learning and Research Coordinator, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

The Learning & Research department leads two types of work: 1) a professional development program providing interactive, hands-on, and playful learning experiences for adult professionals; and 2) a collection of research and evaluation studies that support data-driven decision-making to enhance our mission and aim to foster just, equitable, diverse, accessible, and inclusive (JEDAI) practice.

Lighting Technician, Flyspace Productions

Flyspace Productions is seeking to add a full time Lighting Technician. This person will report to the Lighting Manager and will be responsible for the preparation, transportation, set up, operation, tear down, and maintenance of lighting and electrics equipment including theatrical fixtures, generators and power distribution, and event lighting.

Technical Theater Professionals, Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Kelly Strayhorn Theater seeks Independent Contractors in all areas of technical theater to add to our crew call list for a busy schedule of events and live performances at our two venues throughout the year.

Chief Programming and Engagement Officer, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

This individual will bring a passion for and commitment to the arts along with a deep understanding of and experience with performing arts presenting and PAC organizations, arts programming, arts education and community initiatives, and the complexity of planning and executing successful seasons. The CPEO will have a record of success as a people-centered leader and manager who recognizes and relies on their staff’s areas of expertise, effectively motivating, engaging, and inspiring teams.

Part-time Assemble Teacher, Assemble

Assemble needs a part-time Assemble Teacher. If you need assistance to fully participate in the application or the interview process, or have questions, reach out to

Professional Learning and Networking

2024 Personalized Learning Summit, Remake Learning Personalized Learning Working Group

June 17-18, 2024

The Personalized Learning Working Group will host a 2-day Summit where educators, leaders, and community partners can connect with innovative peers from across the region and learn more about the expanding adoption of personalized learning practices throughout the region.


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The Grable Foundation

The Grable Foundation endeavors to improve the lives of children and youth in the greater Pittsburgh region, with attention to kids whose opportunities are limited due to economic circumstances. Applications are welcome every four months.

Remake Learning Special Project Moonshot Grants

Take a giant leap for learning kind with grants of up to $70,000 for big, bold ideas for the future of learning. Since 2021, Remake Learning has funded 43 Moonshot ideas totaling $2.5 million in grant funding.

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant opportunities

The PCA supports a range of arts and cultural activities and organizations via a number of programs and opportunities.

National Endowment for the Arts grants

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is proud to support the nation’s arts sector with grant opportunities so that together we can help everyone live more artful lives.

Guide to Accessing Federal Funds for Arts Ed, PMEA

The PMEA is a resource to explain what federal funds are available, provide some examples of ways to use them, and show you how to make the ask for these funds in your school.

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

With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), new funding opportunities are available that could directly benefit music education.  One of those is in Title IV of the law and known as Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG). ESSA eliminated what we knew as “core” academic subjects and created what we now know as “well-rounded” subject areas.  Music has, for the first time, been called out in federal law as a well-rounded subject.  The SSAEG grants are designed to be used to ensure a well-rounded education and that means music is a part of it.


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!