Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

aka AAP

pittsburgh, PA


Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) enhances the region's cultural vitality and promotes visual arts excellence by showcasing artists' work through contemporary exhibitions, providing community-based education programs, and facilitating a broad dialogue to engage artists with one another and the community.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Madeline L. Gent

Main Address

100 43rd street unit 102

pittsburgh, PA 15201 USA


Associated Artists, AAP, Art Exhibitons, Arts Outreach Opportunities, Artist Organizations





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Programs + Results

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Associated Artists started in 1910 with the vision of making and claiming spaces for regional artists, and that remains are driving force today. To that end, we hold 7-12 exhibitions annually in both traditional art institutions and unconventional or new locations throughout the region. The majority of our exhibitions are held within the greater Pittsburgh area.

Our programs

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AAP Exhibitons Program

AAP Annual Exhibition

AAP Educational Outreach Programs

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh aims to support and promote local artists and artworks through exhibitions and programming throughout the region.

Each year, we hold a number of AAP member exhibitions juried and curated by local and national curators, scholars, artists, and others involved in the visual arts. One of these exhibitions is the Annual Exhibition. First held in 1910, the Annual Exhibition has been held at the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, The Warhol, and The Butler Institute of American Art. Other exhibitions, including the annual New Member Exhibition, are held in traditional and unconventional spaces throughout Pittsburgh and the greater region. AAP also organizes an education program that brings high school students into artist's studios and other arts spaces. The program meets once a month and is organized through the Allegheny Intermediary Unit.

AAP is governed by a board, and the organization's day-to-day activities are overseen by a staff. The staff, board, various committees, and members work together to ensure the organization meets its goals.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh board meets on a monthly basis. Financial reports are reviewed quarterly by the finance committee, and the staff presents the board with a financial dashboard on a regular basis. AAP holds two member meetings annually to inform membership of exhibition, programming, and financial updates. We record attendance at all events, and this data and more is available to current and potential funders and members.

In 2018 we welcomed over 6,800 people into art spaces and programming in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville, Downtown, Bloomfield, and Southside neighborhoods, as well as an exhibition in Foxburg, PA. From the nine exhibitions held in 2018, 15% of the artwork sold. We are maintaining a stronger online presence as well. Since debuting our new website in July 2017, over 6,500 unique visitors have stopped by

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Affiliations & Memberships

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council



Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?