The AWAACC is your home for African American arts and arts of the African Diaspora and is a dynamic home for unique and inspiring arts and culture that transforms our way of thinking about the world. When you donate to the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, you help strengthen our impact on the community and the world around us.

Benefits of Becoming a Member of the AWAACC

When you become a member of the AWAACC, not only does your donation help further the mission and impact of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, it also provides you with a variety of exclusive member benefits you can enjoy. These benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • VIP seating at the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival and Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival
  • VIP access passes to one of the Festival Hospitality Lounges, with private bar & drink discounts, complimentary buffet, air conditioning, patio seating and private restrooms
  • Private meet and greet opportunities with stars and artists
  • Your name listed in AWAACC playbill listings, festival program books, and on our website.
  • Discounted tickets to select August Wilson African American Cultural Center Presents performances
  • And more!

Benefits vary based on the level of membership you choose. With a membership to the AWAACC, you can enjoy a range of exciting benefits – and you help us keep many of our events free! Did you know that 53 cents of every dollar we spend on arts programming is spent on programming that is free to the community?

Choose from a Variety of Membership Levels

At AWAACC, our range of membership levels ensures that you can access the benefits you want at a level that is right for you.

With our $50 Actor Membership, you’ll be invited to special gallery preview events before the general public opening, and your name will be listed in the AWAACC playbill listings, festival program books and on our website.

We also offer the $500 Playwright Membership, offering a host of exciting benefits as well as two complimentary tickets to the Taste of Blues or Taste of Jazz Party.

Our $5,000 Transformation Circle membership offers you and your guests an insider visit to our galleries with a private tour and gallery talk with the curator. This membership level also offers an invitation-only private offsite performance as well as a one-on-one lunch with the President & CEO of the AWAACC, providing you with access to the plans and vision for the AWAACC.

See What Our Members Have to Say!

“This is a wonderful addition to the Pittsburgh cultural scene and should be supported by all Pittsburghers!” –AWAACC member