Artist Income Recovery Grant

Artist Income Recovery Grant. AIR is spelled out in gold balloon-shaped letters

The Artist Income Recovery (AIR) Grant program supports the economic recovery of individual artists and arts & culture professionals from the COVID-19 pandemic through a one-time $3,000 grant.

The PA Department of Community and Economic Development has provided the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council with funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds are to ensure the stability and recovery of the Commonwealth’s arts and culture sector from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding is reserved for individual artists and arts & culture professionals working in all disciplines who have experienced a disruption to their income stream during the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020-December 2022). Available to eligible artists and arts & culture professionals in Allegheny, Greene, Beaver, and Washington counties.

Applications will open on July 1, 2024, and will be due on August 1, 2024.

For one-on-one assistance in completing the application, register to attend one of our virtual coffee shop hours:

To view our previously recorded Info Session, click here.


If you have questions about the AIR Grant, please email Mona Wiley, Program Specialist, or call 412-391-2060 ext. 226.

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This grant is made possible thanks to support from the following: