Downtown Placemaking Grant

Downtown should be a place that has something for everyone. To make it that way, we want to hear from you!

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has launched a new Downtown Placemaking Grant to encourage Pittsburghers to utilize and program our public spaces through community-focused events and activations. This grant opportunity is open to both experienced and new creative minds who are passionate about Downtown Pittsburgh and our community. 

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About the Program

Local individuals, non-profit organizations and civic groups are encouraged to apply for $1,000 – $5,000 grants for creative projects and activities that help us create vibrant and welcoming experiences in places around the Golden Triangle. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, allowing for projects to be implemented throughout the year. To apply, candidates should complete the online form below. Successful projects will help us find new ways to make Downtown fun, entertaining and engaging.

Application Components

Complete our online application, which includes the following:

  • Basic Project Details
  • Statement of Purpose (800 words or less)
  • Budget Plan
  • Media & Marketing Plan
  • Additional Information / Supporting Documents (Optional)

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Upcoming Programs – Coming Soon!


Celebrating Important Women in Pittsburgh’s History

An Artistic Exploration Featuring Pittsburgh-based Female Artists showcasing significant women in Pittsburgh’s history who have had an impact on who we are today.

Jaded PGH


Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pittsburgh’s Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and inspired by the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival, this free event brings together the vibrant and diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander community to showcase artistic talent, local histories, and celebrate kinship.

Shaolin Jazz

CAN I KICK IT? presents “The Matrix”

A film experience originating from Washington DC, catering to action-packed cult classic film lovers, each movie is screened and scored live (scene-by-scene) with a blend of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk and more mixed by DJ 2-Tone Jones.

Creative Corp

Rumbón de la Calle

An ensemble of locally based, world renowned percussionists and drummers of the African diaspora emulating the community gatherings of their respective countries that to activate Mellon Square this summer.

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