Cultural Organizations in Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh Selected for Bloomberg Philanthropies’s $43 Million Arts Program

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced today that forty-seven cultural organizations in Washington, DC, and thirty-eight organizations in Pittsburgh will participate in its $43 million Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program.

The multiyear initiative was launched to help small and midsize arts organizations from seven US cities—Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC—strengthen their infrastructure and programming by providing unrestricted general operating support and management training in areas that include fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, and board development.

A part of the former mayor of New York Michael R. Bloomberg’s American Cities Initiative, AIM will invite more than two hundred organizations to participate. The Atlanta organizations were chosen earlier this month, and more cities will continue to be announced until the fall.

“The arts inspire people, provide jobs, and strengthen communities,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “This program is aimed at helping some of the country’s most exciting cultural organizations reach new audiences and expand their impact.”

The list of organizations chosen to participate in AIM is as follows:


Afro-American Music Institute
Arcade Comedy Theater
Artists Image Resource
Attack Theatre
August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
Chatham Baroque
City of Asylum
City Theatre Company
Contemporary Craft
Dreams of Hope
Hill Dance Academy Theatre
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
Mattress Factory
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts
Off the Wall Productions
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Pittsburgh Center For Creative Reuse
Pittsburgh Festival Opera
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company
Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts
Pittsburgh Youth Chorus
Quantum Theatre
River City Brass Band
Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation
Silver Eye Center for Photography
SLB Radio Productions
Squonk Opera
Steeltown Entertainment Project
Sweetwater Center for the Arts
Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras

Washington, DC:

Andrew Keegan Theatre Company
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Capital Fringe
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Chamber Dance Project
Children’s Chorus of Washington
City Choir Of Washington
City Dance Ensemble
Company E
Constellation Theatre Company
Cultural DC
Cultural Tourism DC
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company
Dance Institute of Washington
Dance Place
Daniel Phoenix Singh & Company
DC Arts Center
D.C. Creative Writing Workshop
DC Youth Orchestra Program
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington
Joy of Motion Dance Center
In Series
Kankouran West African Dance Company
Life Pieces To Masterpieces
Mosaic Theater Company of DC
Only Make Believe
Opera Lafayette
Pan American Symphony Orchestra
Pointless Theatre Company
Post Classical Ensemble
Sitar Arts Center
Split This Rock
Spooky Action Theater Company
Step Afrika U S A
Story District
Theatre Lab
Washington Bach Consort
Washington Chorus
Washington Concert Opera
Washington Improvisational Theater
Washington Master Chorale
Washington Project for the Arts
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Words Beats & Life
Young Playwrights Theater