City of Asylum Announces our New Executive Director

Pittsburgh, PA, February 27, 2019—City of Asylum Pittsburgh announced today the appointment of Kristen Wesloh as Executive Director effective March 18, 2019. Ms. Wesloh comes to City of Asylum from American Public Media (APM) in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she most recently served as Director of Institutional Giving. APM is one of the largest producers […]

2018 JJA Jazz Heroes named

  New York City, April 2 2018—The Jazz Journalists Association’s 2018 Jazz Heroes – 22 “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz” in 20 U.S. cities – have been announced today, with their personal portraits and bios posted at JJAJazzAwards.org/Heroes. The Jazz Heroes campaign is a non-profit effort to give localities with a peg for […]

NEA Increases Award to City of Asylum’s Jazz Poetry Month by 50%

NEA Increases Award to City of Asylum’s Jazz Poetry Month by 50%   PITTSBURGH, PA — June 15th, 2017 — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that City of Asylum was selected as a Spring 2017 Art Works grant recipient. The NEA’s award of $30,000 supports City of Asylum’s upcoming Jazz Poetry […]

Adriana E. Ramírez wins 2017 City of Asylum/Pittsburgh Prize

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adriana E. Ramírez wins 2017 City of Asylum/Pittsburgh Prize  Local writer awarded prestigious international writing residency to develop forthcoming book   PITTSBURGH, PA — May 19th, 2017 — City of Asylum today announced that Adriana E. Ramírez—a Pittsburgh-based writer, critic and nationally-ranked performance poet—has won the 2017 City of Asylum/Pittsburgh Prize. Previous […]

Google, University of Pittsburgh, and Community Partners Co-Present Kids Without Borders

For Immediate Release          Media Contact          Betty Cruz, Change Agency           412-709-3418  betty@sayhellotochange.com   Google, University of Pittsburgh, and Community Partners Co-Present Kids Without Borders Free Activities, Resources, and Programs to Inspire and Connect Youth and Families   January 25, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA – Kids Without Borders is a family-friendly day designed to connect youth from all […]

City of Asylum Awarded $100,000 Humanities Access Challenge Grant from NEH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City of Asylum Awarded $100,000 Humanities Access Challenge Grant from NEH   City of Asylum’s Global Literary Programming Recognized by National Endowment for the Humanities PITTSBURGH, PA — The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that City of Asylum will be one of 34 organizations to receive an award in the NEH’s […]

City of Asylum’s Jazz Poetry Festival Awarded NEA Support

City of Asylum Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Grant   PITTSBURGH, PA — May 19th, 2016 — The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that City of Asylum will be among its grant recipients for the 2016 award cycle. This award of $20,000 will support City of Asylum’s upcoming Jazz Poetry Festival to […]

City Of Asylum Launches Its Redevelopment of the Masonic Building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2015 Contact: Henry Reese Tel: 412-321-2190 Email: rhreese@cityofasylumpittsburgh.org CITY OF ASYLUM LAUNCHES ITS REDEVELOPMENT OF THE MASONIC BUILDING PITTSBURGH, PA—City of Asylum, a nonprofit arts organization on Pittsburgh’s Northside, through its affiliate COA Northside LLC, has closed on the purchase of the historic Masonic Building from the Urban Redevelopment Authority. […]

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