PF/PCA is Pittsburgh Filmmakers & Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, a contemporary visual arts organization.
Here you can see and experience visual arts in a wealth of glorious forms. You can learn it, make it, and view it. If you're an artist looking for support, you've found the right place!
PF/PCA is located in several of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods including Shadyside, Oakland and in downtown's Cultural District. Click on " Sites" above to find your program, building, address and phone number.
Are you interested in college credits? Pittsburgh Filmmakers School offers NASAD accredited courses in photography and filmmaking in partnership with most local universities. Do you not need college credits? You can still enroll in the same classes as an independent student. If taking a professional track is your goal, the Intensive Programs - in either filmmaking or photography - may be just the thing to launch you into a new career. Get your education rolling. Interested in lighter learning? See how you can create something.
You might be astonished at the vast diversity of artists living in the Pittsburgh region. You can be proud to live in a place that is a dynamic incubator and catalyst for artists and their art. Visit one of our galleries to explore what's being created by our established and emerging artists. You might even run into one of these exceptional, creative artists while in the galleries. Strike up a conversation. Get inspired. Experience PF. Experience PCA.
PCA School has everything from weaving and ceramics to painting and more. There's something for everyone at PF/PCA at every skill level and every age. With Studio Arts courses, you can jump in at any time - PCA classes feature continuous enrollment in every medium, offered in a welcoming community of adult students. Summer Art Camps engage and entertain the kiddos when school is not in session. Holiday and School Break Camps are the perfect solution for primary/secondary students hungry for art activities. Filmmakers Youth Media delivers innovative courses like Minecraft and Blender to students under 18 years old. What about bringing the art to your own classrooms? We can also come to you with Artists in Schools and Communities. Check out classes here.
PF/PCA offers a membership unlike any other. As an access member, you can use PF/PCA equipment and facilities to create art. Associate members receive a variety of discounts to PF/PCA's goods and services, discounts at our theaters, and discounts at local art supply stores. You will be joining a group of inspired, creative individuals. You might even start a collaboration with another member! In addition, if you'd like to join the board of directors, you have the opportunity to run for election in this arts organization as an access member. Join.
You can stay up to date with the latest in foreign and American independent cinema, 364 days a year, at our three art house theaters: the Harris, the Regent Square, and the Melwood Screening Room. You won't want to miss our unique Sunday Night Series featuring classic and restored films or the monthly Essential Cinema series, where for a mere $2 you can see some of the most significant works in the history of cinema. In addition, we bring the annual Three Rivers Film Festival (3RFF) to film lovers of the region. Watch now.
Are you looking for unique, handcrafted art gifts for friends or maybe just yourself? From hand-knitted scarves and framed prints to one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, the PCA Shop has it all. Open year round, PCA's Shop features an annual Holiday Shop for all your gift-giving needs -- and keep in mind, members receive a discount. Bargain hunters love the annual yART Sale that spills out onto PCA's Shadyside lawn, adjacent to Mellon Park. Check out the Shop.
If you've always dreamed of painting in the French countryside, capturing the lavender fields with your SLR camera, or writing in the quiet solitude of a priory, then we have something for you! Each summer PF/PCA partners with Saint Francis University to offer workshops, retreats, and residencies during July in a centuries-old monastery in Ambialet, France. Check this out.
You and your guests will party like it's 1912 in the PCA's famous Marshall building on Fifth Avenue. Renovated and transformed in 1945, the galleries are filled with contemporary art, making this a hip, yet elegant space to rent for your event. It features a center staircase that's perfect for small wedding ceremonies. Or you might prefer renting PF's Melwood Screening Room and Galleries for an informal gathering or business event. More details here.
Do you need a soundstage? Are you searching for professional arts development opportunities? Do you need help finding a grant for your artistic project? Do you need a video produced for your non-profit organization? We can help you find the answers. For artists, check out the professional development program, Flight School, and other services here. For video production services click here. Let's get you connected.