Resources for Artists

Arts and Education at the Hoyt is only one of hundreds of arts organizations throughout Pennsylvania doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19.  As natural gathering places, museums, galleries, theaters and concert venues are designed to draw people together, posing particular challenges in a time of social distancing.  The resulting closures have postponed or cancelled numerous programs that are not only impacting the financial health of the organization but of the artists who are no longer employed by them.  In an effort to support our arts community, we’ve assembled a list of available resources for artists in our region below:

Artist Relief Grant

Greater Pittsburgh Art Council

PA Council on the Arts

Springboard for the Arts

Americans For the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

Mental Health Resources to help prevent creative burnout


Covid-19 Related Call For Artists


In response to COVID-19, Amplifier is launching an emergency campaign with top art curators and public-health advisors from around the world.

We are looking for two kinds of work: The first are public health and safety messages that can help flatten the curve through education. The second are symbols that help promote mental health, well-being, and social change work during these stressful times. 

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Indian Council for Cultural Relations

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) invites Indian and world citizens to submit their work of art, expressing their emotions, feelings, ideas and innovative thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, quarantine and the fight against the virus.

Best works will receive major prizes and will be showcased online and in physical exhibitions in National level Galleries in India and abroad.

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United Nations Global Call to Creatives

You have the power to change the world. The UN needs your help to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are living in unprecedented times. The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading and coordinating the global health response to coronavirus, helping to ensure all countries are ready to prevent, detect and respond to the pandemic. To be effective we need people everywhere to adopt public health precautions, act in solidarity, and prevent the spread of misinformation.

The United Nations (UN) needs your help in translating critical public health messages, into work that will engage and inform people across different cultures, languages, communities and platforms. The shortlisted work will reach everyone, everywhere.

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