Carnegie Mellon University

Arts Greenhouse


Changing lives through the power of creative expression.

Founded in 2003, Arts Greenhouse is an arts and humanities education initiative that fosters the expressive and intellectual development of Pittsburgh’s youth. By providing safe spaces and proactive platforms for collective creativity, the goal is to help individuals balance self-expression with activities that emphasize the collective nature of all artistic creation.

With a foundation of humanistic and creative thinking, AG’s vision emphasizes the need to demonstrate and highlight the many connections humanistic and creative-thinking structures have to a variety of creative forms including creative writing, performance, visual arts and technological arts.

Programming is available for educators and students throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Explore the links below for current programs, events and activities to how you can become involved.

Throughout the program’s history, we have recruited students from under-served schools, and we have partnered successfully with other organizations that share our concerns with the deprivation, discrimination, and disaffection experienced by a part of the Pittsburgh population. The Arts Greenhouse does not train professionals but rather teaches young artists the importance of self-expression and collaboration for taking part in one’s community.  – Judith Schachter, co-founder