Allegheny Regional Asset District

Allegheny Regional Asset District The Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) distributes half of Allegheny County's additional one percent Sales & Use Tax to the region's libraries, parks, and cultural and civic assets. #RADworkshere
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Free outdoor programming coming to Carnegie Museum of Art this summer, starting June 5!#RADworkshere
05/05/2021
Carnegie Museum of Art plans free, outdoor summer events

Free outdoor programming coming to Carnegie Museum of Art this summer, starting June 5!

#RADworkshere

Carnegie Museum of Art is going “Inside Out” for a free summer event series. Featuring DJs, pop-up performances of site-specific commissions, arts activities and workshops, kid-friendly treats and local food trucks and beverages, the event will take place 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-5...

Did you hear the news? Heinz Field is hosting the Pittsburgh CLO this summer for outdoor productions of "The Wizard of O...
04/29/2021
Pittsburgh CLO taking shows outside — at Heinz Field

Did you hear the news? Heinz Field is hosting the Pittsburgh CLO this summer for outdoor productions of "The Wizard of Oz" and a Broadway Musical Celebration!

“There’s no place like home, or the home field,” said Van Kaplan, CEO of Pittsburgh CLO. “Our musicals started in 1946 at Pitt Stadium and, 75 years later, in a full circle moment, we are back outdoors. We are so grateful to the Steelers and Heinz Field for making this happen.”

Check it out! #RADworkshere

Talk about performances at Heinz Field taking center stage. The Pittsburgh CLO is partnering with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a two-show “Summer Under the Stars” season in July that will feature “The Wizard of Oz” and an original musical revue, “A Broadway Musical Celebr...

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has reopened its Downtown branch after a major renovation and expansion! Watch the virtua...
04/21/2021
CLP – Downtown Virtual Ribbon Cutting

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has reopened its Downtown branch after a major renovation and expansion! Watch the virtual ribbon-cutting below or check it out yourself in person. Open 10am - 5pm Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 12pm - 7pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. #RADworkshere

Big changes have come to CLP – Downtown, and we're ready to show them off!The $5.3 million renovation and expansion of CLP – Downtown serves the thousands of...

Redbuds over Pittsburgh: Massive planting of native trees in bloom
04/17/2021
Redbuds over Pittsburgh: Massive planting of native trees in bloom

Redbuds over Pittsburgh: Massive planting of native trees in bloom

It might not be as celebrated as the cherry blossoms of Washington D.C. — at least not yet — but the massive planting of native redbud trees with dense pink-purple blossoms along Pittsburgh’s North Shore and other locations are in full bloom and are expected to last through next we...

Tonight at 8pm, join the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale and six local high school choirs for a special virtual concert dedic...
03/26/2021
RAD | Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Presents - Mozarts Requiem: In Memory

Tonight at 8pm, join the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale and six local high school choirs for a special virtual concert dedicated to the memory of those lost to Covid-19.

In times of crisis, music offers solace. Although live performances have been “in intermission” for the past year, the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale has turned to virtual rehearsals to keep us connected with one another and virtual concerts to keep us connected with you.

Have you been wanting to get more involved in your community? Are you a library-lover? Are you free tonight at 6:30?Join...
03/10/2021
RAD Works Here | ACLA Talent Bank Webinar

Have you been wanting to get more involved in your community? Are you a library-lover? Are you free tonight at 6:30?

Join the Allegheny County Library Association (tonight - March 10 @ 6:30) for a 45-minute webinar about ACLA's new Talent Bank, where local libraries can identify, connect with, and engage interested and talented community members who want to contribute to their local library.

Details below!

#RADworkshere #library #community #alleghenycounty

Join Allegheny County Library Association Executive Director Marilyn Jenkins for an informational webinar on how to get involved with the new ACLA Talent Bank, where libraries can identify, connect, and engage interested and talented community members who want to contribute to their local libraries.

Americans for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts announce a new support program for PA-based organization...
03/02/2021
2021 Ask the Expert Consultation Form

Americans for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts announce a new support program for PA-based organizations:

"Are you looking for extensive, technical guidance from a field expert to help with implementing strategies and new tools for your team or organization? Through the support of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, we are thrilled to share the Ask the Expert program for Pennsylvania-based arts and culture organizations! The Ask the Expert program matchmakes field experts with arts and culture organizations in a consultation capacity from May – September 2021. During this time, organizations will be able to acquire the services of field experts to help address and tackle challenges in areas such as: email marketing, fundraising, DEI in marketing, audience development, and strategic marketing planning processes. Organizations that are facing budget restrictions and reduced capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a stipend to utilize for implementation of strategies and tools for your organization. Submit an application today! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/_asktheexperts

For questions, please contact Jerelle Jenkins at jejenkins [@] artsusa.org."

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The City of Pittsburgh is inviting the public to offer their thoughts in advance of upcoming public art projects in the ...
03/02/2021
Art In Parks

The City of Pittsburgh is inviting the public to offer their thoughts in advance of upcoming public art projects in the five regional City parks, made possible by a RADical ImPAct Grant.

Click below to learn more and submit your thoughts.

#RADworkshere #RADicalImPAct

https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/art-parks

The public is invited to offer their thoughts in advance of upcoming public art projects in the five regional City parks.

The National Endowment for the Arts has signed on as a supporter of City Theatre's RADical ImPAct project – a new play a...
03/01/2021
City Theatre Receive Grant from The National Endowment of the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts has signed on as a supporter of City Theatre's RADical ImPAct project – a new play about Pittsburgh's immigrant and refugee communities, titled The Rivers Don't Know.

"Lead support for The Rivers Don't Know comes from the Allegheny Regional Asset District's RADical ImPAct program, made in honor of RAD's 25th Anniversary in 2019. City Theatre was one of only 12 organizations funded by this initiative. With RAD's support, City Theatre has commissioned and developed the play and engaged several community partners including ARYSE, The All for All Coalition powered by the Global Switchboard, Global Minds Initiative, Literacy Pittsburgh, JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services, and World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh."

#RADworkshere #RADicalImPAct

City Theatre is an award recipient in the first round of the 2021 Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) from the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Attention library lovers! Do you want to get more involved with your local library? Check out Allegheny County Library A...
03/01/2021
The Talent Bank – Allegheny County Library Association

Attention library lovers! Do you want to get more involved with your local library? Check out Allegheny County Library Association's Talent Bank, and while you're there, take a tour of their brand new website! 📚

https://aclalibraries.org/the-talent-bank/
#RADworkshere

For more than a century, libraries have been gathering places for curious people. In recent years, the role of libraries in our communities has changed significantly. No longer places of “shushes”, today’s library goers borrow tools or cooking equipment, enjoy live readings or music, use a com...

Meet Mj Shahen, ASL Poet Laureate of Allegheny County. The Poet Laureate program is part of City of Asylum's RADical ImP...
02/26/2021
RAD Works Here | Meet Mj Shahen, ASL Poet Laureate

Meet Mj Shahen, ASL Poet Laureate of Allegheny County.

The Poet Laureate program is part of City of Asylum's RADical ImPAct project, "All Pittsburghers are Poets." Mj shared her poem, "Deaf Child of Hearing Parents" at the RAD board meeting last week and taught us a little about the art of ASL poetry.

Click below to learn more about Mj, her work, and City of Asylum's RADical ImPAct project.

#RADworkshere #RADicalImPAct

Mj Shahen is City of Asylum's ASL Poet Laureate, part of their All Pittsburghers are Poets program funded by a RADical ImPAct Grant. Learn about Mj's work and view one of her pieces.

Public art and creative placemaking will play an important role in revitalizing our cities in a post-pandemic future. We...
02/25/2021
Pittsburgh investing $800k in public art projects

Public art and creative placemaking will play an important role in revitalizing our cities in a post-pandemic future. We are proud to support the City of Pittsburgh in its investment in public art projects.

#RADworkshere #RADicalImPAct #publicart #creativeplacemaking

The city of Pittsburgh announced Wednesday that $800,000 in grant funding has been dedicated for public art projects across 18 neighborhoods.

A great feature on our friends at The Saturday Light Brigade!#RADworkshere
02/24/2021
When Youth Know Their Voice Matters, They Know That They Matter

A great feature on our friends at The Saturday Light Brigade!

#RADworkshere

In celebration of World Social Justice Day, we have released two articles, which look at innovations working to provide equal opportunities to all students, especially to those who have been denied basic rights and discriminated against. This Internationally recognized awareness day was created by T...

Did you catch the Pittsburgh Public Theater featured in today's The New York Times? Bravo!Very proud of our RAD assets w...
02/24/2021
You’re New Here, Aren’t You? Digital Theater’s Unexpected Upside

Did you catch the Pittsburgh Public Theater featured in today's The New York Times? Bravo!

Very proud of our RAD assets whose creativity and ingenuity has kept us connected, entertained, and inspired through a tough year.

Companies and venues that put work online are finding big, new and younger audiences — but little revenue.

Check out Prime Stage Theatre's production of "Sojourner" (featured below on CBS New York) through February 26!Tickets a...
02/24/2021
True Story Behind Sojourner Truth

Check out Prime Stage Theatre's production of "Sojourner" (featured below on CBS New York) through February 26!

Tickets at https://primestage.com/events/

#RADworkshere

An integral part of Black history in the U.S. is receiving a new round of recognition and honors more than 200 years after her birth.

Pam Calfo, director of Plum Borough Community Library, shared her experience as an Allegheny County Library Fellow – a p...
02/19/2021
RAD Works Here | Pam Calfo on Library Fellows Program

Pam Calfo, director of Plum Borough Community Library, shared her experience as an Allegheny County Library Fellow – a program funded by RAD to support leadership development in our library system.

Read more about Pam's experience and the important work she is doing now.

#RADworkshere

Pam Calfo, recently appointed director of Plum Borough Community Library, attributes her readiness for the position, in part, to her participation in the RAD-funded Allegheny County Library Fellows Program.

Join the August Wilson African American Cultural Center for a look at “Pittsburgh’s Black Art Scene: Past, Present and F...
02/12/2021
From opera to Funky Fly jazz, August Wilson Center celebrates Black History Month

Join the August Wilson African American Cultural Center for a look at “Pittsburgh’s Black Art Scene: Past, Present and Future.” Streaming begins tonight at 7pm on YouTube and Facebook. Check it out!

The pandemic can’t keep the August Wilson African American Cultural Center from celebrating Black History Month. The Downtown organization offers...

A February update from RAD! Would you like to be on our email list? We'd love to have you! We promise not to overwhelm y...
02/11/2021
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A February update from RAD!

Would you like to be on our email list? We'd love to have you! We promise not to overwhelm your inbox - we send 10-12 emails per year with updates on RAD projects, RADical Days, and exciting news and events from your regional assets. Join us by clicking the link below and the "Subscribe" button in the upper left corner.

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Our 12 RADical ImPAct projects are under way, and throughout 2021 we will be highlighting their progress. This month, we are proud to feature City of Asylum's "All Pittsburghers are Poets" and Father Ryan Art Center's "RADical Adventurers." Click here to learn about all 12!

We're so excited for the new changes at #CLPMtWashington! Check out the virtual ribbon-cutting below, along with informa...
01/27/2021
CLP – Mt. Washington Virtual Ribbon Cutting

We're so excited for the new changes at #CLPMtWashington! Check out the virtual ribbon-cutting below, along with information about curbside service until it's safe to fully open their doors to the community.

#LibrariesAreRAD
#RADworkshere

Big changes have come to CLP – Mt. Washington, and we're ready to show them off!The $4.05 million renovation and expansion of historic CLP – Mt. Washington i...

Our hearts are heavy at the news of Joanne's passing. Love to our friends at WQED Pittsburgh and everyone in the neighbo...
01/15/2021
Joanne Rogers, Widow Of Fred Rogers, Dies At Age 92

Our hearts are heavy at the news of Joanne's passing. Love to our friends at WQED Pittsburgh and everyone in the neighborhood who knew and loved Mrs. Rogers. She was a very special lady.

Joanne Rogers, the widow of Pittsburgh icon Fred Rogers, has died.

Below are a couple of opportunities to learn more about the "Shuttered Venue Operators Grant" (also known as the "Save O...
01/13/2021
SBA to Host Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Webinar on Jan. 14

Below are a couple of opportunities to learn more about the "Shuttered Venue Operators Grant" (also known as the "Save Our Stages" legislation). If you are a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house, or cultural institution, you may want to tune in.

Thursday, January 14 @ 3pm - SBA Webinar
https://www.sba.gov/article/2021/jan/12/sba-host-shuttered-venue-operators-grant-webinar-jan-14-0

Friday, January 15 @ 11am - URA Webinar
https://www.ura.org/events/save-our-stages-webinar?day=01-15-2021

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From all of us at RAD, we wish you a safe, healthy, and joyful New Year!For a look back on the good parts of 2020 and a ...
12/30/2020
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From all of us at RAD, we wish you a safe, healthy, and joyful New Year!

For a look back on the good parts of 2020 and a look ahead to brighter days in 2021, click here: https://mailchi.mp/dc1ff9b60446/heres-to-a-rad-2021?e=[UNIQID]

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RAD invests in Allegheny County's libraries, parks and trails, arts and cultural organizations, regional attractions, sports and civic facilities, and transit.

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436 Seventh Ave, #2201
Pittsburgh, PA
15219

General information

The Allegheny Regional Asset District (often referred to as RAD) is a special purpose area-wide unit of local government that was authorized by an act of the Pennsylvania legislature (Act 77). The geography of RAD is the same as Allegheny County. RAD provides grants from half of the proceeds of the Allegheny County Sales and use Tax. The other half is paid directly to the county and municipal governments. 436 Seventh Ave. #2201 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 www.radworkshere.org 412.227.1900

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RAD is the Allegheny Regional Asset District, keeping Allegheny County vibrant through its financial support of public libraries, major regional facilities, parks and trails, arts and cultural organizations, sports and civic facilities, public transit, and local municipal services. Since 1995 and through 2019, the 1% sales and use tax paid by residents of and visitors to Allegheny County is expected to result in a more than $3.9 billion investment in the region. RAD works here.

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