KST Presents Includes…
PEARLARTS AT KST MUTUAL-AID RESIDENCY
KST is thrilled to announce a two-year mutual-aid residency for PearlArts and their dance company, STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos (SPdp&SS). These two black-led arts organizations are partnering to share resources and work together to reestablish East Liberty as a hub for the Pittsburgh arts community. Read more about this unique mutual-aid residency here.
LOCAL & GLOBAL PERFORMANCE
KST Presents brings evening-length dance, theater, music, and multidisciplinary performance works, from local and global artists to our Pittsburgh stages on an ongoing basis. KST works with artists on grant opportunities including National Dance/Theater Project, National Performance Network Creation Fund Commissions and Advancing Black Arts to realize these projects.
KST Presents collaborates with producing partners on projects, and/or artist presentations. Historic co-presentation partners have included The Legacy Arts Project, The Philippine American Performing Arts of Pittsburgh, Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, CMU School of Drama John Wells Directing Program.
Freshworks is KST’s creative residency for Pittsburgh based artists and collaborators. The program provides artists with financial resources, studio space, production staff, lighting and sound design, professional development, and encouragement for creative risk taking. through interdisciplinary collaborations in contemporary dance, theater, music, and multimedia. Find out more and apply!
With support from The Pittsburgh Foundation, KST Presents has launched an Artist Council to work with the KST Presents Programming Team on shaping our portfolio of programs. Read more about the Artist Council members here.
With support from The Pittsburgh Foundation, KST Presents has launched a Renters Council to work with the KST Rentals Team on shaping our practice and administration of rentals. The Renters Council is currently seeking three additional members via application. Check it out and apply today!
MARKING THIS MOMENT: PITTSBURGH ARTISTS IN 2020
KST is pleased to announce the application for two artistic fellowships as a part of Marking this Moment in Time: Pittsburgh Artists in 2020, a special initiative of The Heinz Endowments. Through the fellowship artists are to produce new artistic work documenting the regional impact of COVID-19 and systemic racism in 2020. Find out more and apply!
My People is a festival of QTPOC Arts and Artists, established for KST’s namesake Billy Strayhorn. My People is imagined as a long weekend of programming featuring local artists and creating intersections for national connection. Find out more and see the 2019 Festival details!!
SUNSTAR: WOMXN + MUSIC
Sunstar is a festival of Womxn and Music. The 2-3 night event features curated concerts and discussions that highlight pressing concerns and current trends in the field. Check out the Sunstar 2020 program for an impression of what the future festivals might be like.
NEWMOVES CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL
Launched in 2009, newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival is a platform for contemporary dancers and choreographers to advance the work of Pittsburgh-based artists, put their work in dialogue with national and international peers, and invite audiences to encounter new artists and ideas. Check out the postponed 2020 festival.
KST Presents annually puts on two youth focused engagements, Halloween Mayhem and a celebration for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both events celebrate our youth and the arts with performance offerings from local youth arts groups and engaging activities hosted by community partners.