A message to our patrons regarding COVID-19

Diversity and Inclusion Statement


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust values diversity and inclusion as an organization, as an employer and as host to performers, artists and audiences from around the world. The Trust is deeply committed to providing diverse, high-quality programming and meaningful experiences that engage and enrich the community, expanding an appreciation for and knowledge base of other people, cultures, values and perspectives.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to the composition of the Board of Trustees, each of our advisory boards and committees, our employees and volunteers, as well as Trust programs and presentations. One of our highest priorities is to assure the greatest level of diversity in all areas including, but not limited to, gender, ethnicity, age, ability and sexual orientation.

The Board of Trustees and senior management will strive to incorporate and protect the values of diversity and inclusion in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Strategic Plan, organizational policies and management decisions. 

Through the Trust’s mission-driven work to further the economic development of the city of Pittsburgh and to enhance the quality of life for the region, the integration of these values aims to create and sustain a diverse environment and artistic community, which is necessary for our region to connect and engage on a national level, as well as with the global community.


Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity with the Black community and those expressing outrage over the senseless killing of George Floyd and acknowledge the many more lives ended before their time due to systematic violence and racism.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s mission has always been to provide arts experiences for everyone. We are taking this time in the days and months ahead to focus on how we can use our mission and our voice to uplift Pittsburgh’s Black community and effect positive change as non-profit and cultural leaders in the region.

The Trust’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee has compiled resources to help employees and stakeholders broaden their understanding.

Resources for parents to raise anti-racist children

Articles to read

Videos to watch

Podcasts to subscribe to

Books to Read

Films and TV series to watch

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
  • King In The Wilderness — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

More anti-racism resources