|"In the best Pittsburgh tradition of effective public-private partnerships, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust seeks to lead the way in uniting public and private interests in pursuit of mutually supportive cultural and economic development objectives, particularly through the creation and fostering of a Cultural District. This entails encouraging within the District a diverse set of performing and visual arts and entertainment programs of quality and stimulating commercial and residential development. These efforts, together with the creation of distinctive, attractive and lively environments, position the District as a destination point for a high volume of visitors. The Trust will also engage in comprehensive educational and outreach programs in cooperation with community organizations and interests in order to promote appreciation of and access to District activities among diverse segments of the regional population."|
|About the Organization|
|"The Trust is developing a Cultural
District in downtown Pittsburgh that is comprised
of a 14 block area bounded by Liberty Avenue,
the Allegheny River, 10th and Stanwix streets.
This district, once noted for its less then
desirable businesses, has been transformed
into a gracious area where the arts can be
enjoyed by all people.
The Trust, which owns and operates the Benedum, Byham and Harris Theaters, broke ground for the O'Reilly Theater in the spring of 1997. The 650-seat theatre, located at Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, is the new home for the Pittsburgh Public Theater."
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust:
803 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-6917 FAX