Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Inc.

Creating community through the literary arts.

Pittsburgh, PA   |  http://pittsburghlectures.org

Mission

The mission of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures is to connect celebrated authors with the community, elevate civic discourse, and inspire creativity and a passion for the literary arts. Our commitment to knowledge, learning, integrity, and artistic excellence guides and informs our work. We endeavor to inspire members of diverse communities by providing opportunities to experience authors who speak on issues that reflect our values such as justice, compassion, civic responsibility, acceptance, courage, and equity.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Stephanie Flom

Main address

301 S Craig St Ste 200 Suite 200

Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

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Formerly known as

The Drue Heinz Lectures

Three Rivers Lectures

EIN

25-1657947

NTEE code info

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Words & Pictures

Words & Images presents acclaimed children’s authors to readers of all ages. Produced in partnership with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Made Local showcases talented homegrown local authors as well as books and writers with a Pittsburgh connection.

Featuring local and national writers, Poets Aloud, invites you to hear today’s distinguished and innovative creators of verse.
Both series are presented in collaboration with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, which provides the program venue and publicity for the programs on the Carnegie Library website. The series was created to expand the community outreach of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and to help the Carnegie Library reach one of its strategic goals, to make the Main Branch of the Carnegie Library a cultural destination point for literary activities. Although there is some administrative cost, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures works with various publisher contacts to cover all author expenses for these programs so that they may be offered without charge.

Population(s) Served
Adults

New & Noted brings nationally touring authors to Pittsburgh with their newly released titles.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our mainstage program presented on Monday evenings at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council 2007

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

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  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Inc.

Board of directors
as of 9/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Amar

Christopher Amar

Susan McIntosh

Kevin Lavelle

Sheila Washington

Lena Andrews

Pam Connelly

Emilie Hammerstein

Susan Morris

Karina Chavez

Sydney Normil

Nicole Shapiro

Stephanie Taylor

Ron Vassel

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/06/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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