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Dec. 5: Pittsburgh Creativity Project Announces Web Site Launch and 2008 Acknowledgement Recipients

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Eric Sloss                            
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Pittsburgh Creativity Project Announces Web Site
Launch and 2008 Acknowledgement Recipients

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Creativity Project has selected 17 individuals and groups to receive cash awards in recognition of their contributions to the creative vitality of the Pittsburgh region and has profiled them on its new Web site at www.pittsburghcreativityproject.org.     
    
Recipients received cash awards from $1,000 to $3,000 and were selected by project staff in consultation with a group of advisors and nominators using criteria developed by Teresa Foley, the director of the project. The Web site includes profiles for all the recipients and more than 100 photographs.  
    
Recipients include the Afro-American Music Institute; Alan Lewandowski; Be Well! Pittsburgh; curator Thommy Conroy of La Vie gallery; Encyclopedia Destructica; Everyone an Artist; Free Ride!; the Gist Street Reading Series; the Howling Mob Society; Jefferson Presents...; the Jones Summer Dance Intensive; Joshua Elijah Reese; Pittsburgh Community TV 21; Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company; Rights and Responsibilities; the Shadow Lounge; and the Steel Valley Arts Council's artspace 105.
    
The project is an artist-led initiative hosted by the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. The Creativity Project was created and funded by The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation with the purpose of increasing the quantity and quality of creative work throughout the city. For more information on the projects, awards and services, visit www.pittsburghcreativityproject.org or contact Foley at 412-268-9359 or tfoley@andrew.cmu.edu.

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