Making a Difference With The August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Giving back to your community is a positive experience that not only makes you feel good but also makes a positive impact on your community. One way you can help give back to your community and help further the mission of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center is by donating and becoming an AWAACC Vision Partner.

At the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, we are dedicated to serving the Pittsburgh area as a place of cultural excellence in the global arts community by offering world-class art exhibitions, renowned art performances, and more!

How Your Donations Help the August Wilson African American Cultural Center

When you donate to the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, your donation helps to fund the following:August Wilson African American Cultural Center

  • Free admission to world-class art exhibitions. Our exhibits feature stunning visual art from all over the world that you can experience through a variety of artist’s unique perspectives at our art galleries. Beginning April 27-July 21 the August Wilson African American Cultural Center will feature “Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal,” curated by Katie Fuller and Larry Ossei-Mensah. This exhibition examines the ongoing racial and economic disparity in the U.S. public school system and will also feature works of art from local teens and merging artists.
  • School and Community Connections. From student field trips to AWCommunity Days, the August Wilson Center provides the local youth and other community members with the opportunity to experience the history and impact of August Wilson as well as world-class art exhibitions and performances by nationally and internationally renowned artists. The next AWCommunity Day is April 20 at the AWCC.This event features local vendors, performers, artisans, and community building. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy theater, music, dancing, and more at this free, family-friendly event!
  • Rental subsidies for emerging arts organizations. Donations to the AWCC provide emerging arts organizations with rental subsidies to assist them in establishing a space where their creativity can flourish, and they can create their art, music, and more within your community.
  • Nationally and Internationally renowned artists on our stages. From Grammy Award-winning singers to powerful performances presented by accomplished actors, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center hosts a range of nationally and internationally renowned artists on our stages. Upcoming performances include Jazzmeia Horn, a Grammy Award Nominated jazz singer on April 19; August Wilson’s “How I Learned What I Learned” performed by Wali Jamal, an accomplished actor from Pittsburgh on April 20th; Smoothfest Weekend featuring Grammy-nominated soul/jazz vocalist Maysa on May 10 and soulful singer/songwriter Phil Perry on May 11.

Becoming an AWAACC Vision Partner

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center finished 2018 with a budget surplus and we were able to welcome over 75,000 people to our festivals, theater performances, events, and educational activities. By becoming an AWAACC partner and making a tax-deductible donation, you can help us make an even greater impact in the future.

When you visit and donate to the AWAACC, you are providing support to future artists and performers, and with this support, you are helping to create valuable community connection and exchanging ideas that work to transform how people think about the world. Your donation and partnership not only help to change the world locally but globally as well by providing support to the August Wilson African American Cultural Center where people can openly experience, embrace, and celebration of African Diaspora.

To learn more about how you can support the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, please visit our Support page.