Piedmont Council for the Arts supports Charlottesville’s artists with a variety of services and opportunities for members! To find out more about member benefits and how to join, click here.

Cultivating Success as a Creative

As a service to PCA members, Jessica Thayer offers a half-hour complimentary phone consultation to artists who wish to find new and positive ways to engage with the world, redefine success from the inside out, or get to the root of self-destructive choices or behavior. To set up a consultation, please contact her by filling out the Initial Consultation form at her new website.

As an educational consultant, Jessica Thayer has spent over 20 years accompanying creatives as they discover causes of self-sabotaging behavior, develop strategies to identify and support their individual challenges, and learn to thrive by trusting their unique perspectives and needs.

Seminars and Workshops

From seminars and workshops to screenings and roundtable discussions, PCA offers at least one program each month to expand learning opportunities for artists, educators, and arts-interested community members. Nearly all of these programs are FREE for PCA Members. Find out more here.


On the second Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm, PCA hosts Art Drinks – an informal gathering of artists, arts organizations, and arts enthusiasts. Stop by to enjoy lively conversation and networking, as well as drink specials and the chance to win art objects and more in the raffle! Find out more here.

Resource Sharing

As part of the ongoing Arts Access Project, PCA’s Arts Reach lists needed artwork and calls for entry, volunteer needs and resources, funding opportunities, available or needed art supplies, free and low-cost cultural programs, and tickets to local performances to keep you informed about enriching local arts opportunities that may be of interest to you or groups you serve. Find out more here.


PCA has the most comprehensive directory of artists in the Charlottesville area. If you are an artist and would like to be included in this directory, please email us samples of your work (images) and contact information and we’ll be happy to add you. Find out more here.