Part podcast, part zine, and part multimedia mixtape, the What is Black? Mixcast by Jason McKoy breaks down what it means to be a Black creative and defies the myth of a Black monolith through fresh conversations with featured guests. The guest questionnaire is open now for those interested in being a guest on the podcast.
We are agents and advocates for public art.
Njaimeh Njie, The Village, part of Homecoming: Hill District, USA, 2016–2019.
Projects & Programs
We believe art builds community and increases social connection.
Events & Opportunities
Artist Edith Abeyta will moderate a conversation between filmmaker Tony Buba and Judy Barricella, who worked together on two projects for the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
We work at the convergence of public art and civic design.
Add Value Add Art
This guide outlines various project types and best practices for artist selection, budgeting, contracts, and more, and is a valuable resource for both public and private entities.
Temporary Public Art and Placemaking Report
In 2015,OPA and Neighborhood Allies launched a new partnership that resulted in the creation of the Temporary Public Art and Placemaking initiative.
Artist Residency Resource Guide
For organizations that would like to develop an artist in the public realm residency, as well as for artists who are interested in initiating their own collaborative projects in the public realm.
Pittsburgh Artists Working in Community
This case study explores how we have used the Aesthetic Perspectives framework to develop and evaluate our Artist Residencies and Civic Engagement Programs.