COVID-19 Resources

Poetry is here for us, but sometimes it is not enough. We have compiled a running list of resources, emergency grants, and relief funds.


Artist Resources and Relief


Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund (Southwestern PA)


PGH Artists Emergency Fund (Pittsburgh area)


Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund by Shade Literary Arts


Panel: Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned), a live webinar


So You Want to Start An Emergency Relief Fund PDF by Springboard for the Arts


3Arts List of Emergency Resources


Resource List for Artists & Arts Organizations by Midwest Artist Projects Services
(St. Louis-central but includes regional and national resources)


Artist Relief Grants ($5,000 grants)


Frontlines Leaders Fund by Southern Vision Alliance
(North & South Carolina only: small grants of up to $500 to neighborhood-based and local organizing efforts in response to COVID-19)


ASJA Writers Emergency Assistance Fund, American Society of Journalists and Authors (funds for those who are ill or caring for someone ill)


COVID-19 & Freelance Artists Resources (a fairly extensive list)


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund (experimental artists)


Coffee House Writers Project ($500 for commissioned works by writers whose ability to support themselves has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis)


General Resources


Resources: Urgent Community Needs, from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh COVID-19 LGBTQIA Emergency Relief Fund, organized by Sisters Pittsburgh


How To Ge the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment if You Don't File Taxes


Coronavirus Resource Kit by Decolonize This Place


Two Months of Free Spectrum Internet for Households with Students


Voting by Absentee or Mail-In Ballot - PA


Petition Gov. Tom Wolf to Freeze PA Rents & Evictions


Tenant Organizing Manual by Democratic Socialists of America



    ... come celebrate

with me that everyday

something has tried to kill me

and has failed.

--Lucille Clifton


Friday, April 10, 2020 - 16:45