The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund is now offering emergency aid for artists during this time of need. Until further notice, artists who live in the nine-county region may apply for up to $500 in assistance. Aid is available to those whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19 or other emergencies.

All applicants ware being placed on a waiting list and reviewed in the order their applications are received. Funds will be distributed based on availability. The contact address for questions and concerns is effa@pittsburghartscouncil.org.

The organization also continues to request donations for the Emergency Fund for Artists. Click here to offer a doantion directly to the fund to support the region’s artists during this critical time.

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1 Million Strong: PA Latino Convention’s Dedication to Bridging the Gap

As the Latino population continues to increase every year in PA, reaching almost one million as of 2019, it becomes clearer that there is a lack of spaces where people are able to have their voices and concerns about the Latin community be heard. The Pennsylvania Latino Convention (PALC) has shown their continued commitment to…

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Mexican American biophysics student at Washington & Jefferson College wins prestigious NIH award

Alondra Martinez Osorno believes in seizing opportunities. That’s what the Washington & Jefferson College senior has done with each internship experience, and what led her to apply for – and win – a prestigious award from The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research center in the United States. Awarded to only 15…

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Brazilian wife of PA vice governor Fetterman is victim of racial attack

Gisele Barreto Fetterman, the Brazilian-born wife of PA’s lieutenant governor John Fetterman, was verbally attacked with racial insults during a short visit to Aldi supermarket four miles from Braddock (Pittsburgh) this weekend. The woman who verbally attacked Gisele used racial slurs against her including the N word, and asked her repeatedly to leave saying she…

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Hundreds of Pa. child-care centers have closed, and some fear it will get worse

Federal coronavirus relief money made a big difference in Pennsylvania, but as it dries up, a second wave of closures could be coming.

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Commercial Leases in the era of Trump and Covid-19

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Pittsburgh’s Art Commission votes unanimously to remove Columbus statue

Following months of heated debate, the City of Pittsburgh’s Art Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to remove the Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park.

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