PICA acknowledges and advances new developments in contemporary art while fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences. Through presenting, exhibition, public and educational programs, PICA links audiences to work that reflects a broad range of identities and perspectives.
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PICA works to create accessible, inclusive and thriving outlets for creative expression. We serve over 25,000 community members annually, including youth of color with long-term, in-depth mentorships; hundreds of regional and international artists through presentations, residencies and grants; and dozens of local organizations by providing affordable programming space.
“PICA is leading the country in new models to present art and sustain the creative ecosystem of America. They are a public institution devoted to cultivating new work that builds a world we all want to live in. They have my highest recommendation.” —Kaneza Schaal