To assist local artists impacted by COVID-19.
UPDATE: We are no longer accepting submissions for the time being as we currently have more applicants than we have funds available. It’s our hope and goal to continue to help everyone who has filled out this form up until now; thus, we continue to drive people to our GoFundMe campaign with that goal in mind. We’ve seen so much momentum with this grassroots effort since we began on March 13, so much support, so much coverage, so much generosity. We will not cease our efforts to raise money and process payments *on an ongoing basis as more funds are accrued* until this time of uncertainty and financial upheaval is over.

Amount: $500
Deadline: Not specified.
Status: Unknown
Funding Types: Grant
Creative Categories: Acting, Beauty, Craft, Dance, Fashion, Film, Music, Painting, Performing Arts, Photography, Tech, Visual Art, Writing
Locations: Southwestern Pennsylvania


The Emergency Fund for Artists is designed to assist artists of all disciplines living in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. In response to the current pandemic, artists may request up to $500 in assistance. There are no deadlines.The new, expanded application guidelines now include the following situations:Financial losses due to cancelled events* caused by COVID-19, including performances in all performing arts, disciplines, readings, and speaking opportunities Financial losses of teaching artists* who could not teach during this time because of cancelled classes and school closures due to COVID-19 Losses due to unforeseen emergencies such as flood, fire, accident, destruction of artwork, and theft, unrelated to COVID 19. EFFA does not consider requests for medical, capital improvement, project, or programming costs or requests from businesses. We encourage artists to have medical, business, and property insurance and will assist artists in finding the appropriate resources that they need.

Organization: Pittsburg Arts Council