Gateway to the Arts/Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Dedicated to serving students, educators, artists and families in 15 counties of western Pennsylvania, Gateway to the Arts partners with professional performing and visual artists to transform children’s and youth’s lives and education through active participation in the arts—in schools, libraries, community centers—wherever learning is taking place. With a variety of programs for early childhood, K-12, family and community audiences, Gateway to the Arts’ performances, artist residencies, arts learning partnerships, and professional development activities offer many ways to address academic achievement and developmental goals and objectives through arts integrated learning and meaningful encounters with works of art. The value of this work goes beyond exposure to and participation in the arts. It results in critical thinking, creative expression, self-confidence, a larger world view, an appreciation of diversity, and ultimately a lifelong passion for learning.