The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council has received $50,000 for the Emergency Fund for Artists from The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments and The Opportunity Fund which will be used to support artists of color affected by the covid-19 epidemic.
Investing in Professional Artists, a joint grant-making program of The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments and the Opportunity Fund, has awarded $170,000 to individual artists and art programs for the initiative’s 2020 cycle.
The Opportunity Fund was established by Gerri Kay, a longtime supporter of social justice and the arts in the Pittsburgh community. GWP checked in with Jake Goodman, Executive Director, to see what the Fund is working on and how it is honoring Gerri’s legacy in our community. Below are Jake’s replies.