Frankel: Nearly $273,000 awarded to boost recovery for District 23 arts and cultural organizations

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 19 – Combined grants totaling $272,710 will help local arts and cultural organizations in the 23rd Legislative District continue recovering from the effects of the pandemic, state Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, announced today.

Frankel said the funding will help these organizations – which were some of the hardest hit by the pandemic – offset losses and fund operating costs.

“From restrictions on gatherings to supply-chain issues, the pandemic left many local artists, museums and cultural centers struggling to survive, and most are still feeling the economic impacts,” Frankel said. “The new funding will help offset lost revenue and fund operating costs so these beloved organizations that enrich and enliven our community – and generate activity for neighboring small businesses – can thrive again.”

Frankel said the funding – awarded under the COVID-19 ARPA Arts and Culture Recovery Program – includes:  

  • $95,000 to the Carnegie Institute for the Carnegie Museum of Art.
  • $95,000 for the Carnegie Institute for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
  • $33,967 to Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media.
  • $27,875 to Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures.
  • $10,868 to Fine Art Miracles Inc.
  • $10,000 to Bodiography Contemporary Ballet.

Funds distributed through the PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program provide grants to nonprofit arts and culture organizations located in the commonwealth. Act 54 of 2022 appropriated $15 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to the COVID-19 ARPA PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program. More about the

program is available here:,arts%20and%20culture%20sector%20from.