Our mission at City of Asylum is to build a just community by protecting and celebrating freedom of creative expression.
We provide sanctuary to persecuted international writers and artists so that their voices are not silenced and they can continue to create. We are the largest writer sanctuary program in the world, with five writers- and artists-in-residence currently living in Pittsburgh.
Our program of literary and music events is how we celebrate freedom of expression. We provide a platform for artists not often heard in other venues, and partner with organizations to create a platform for under-represented voices from Pittsburgh and beyond.
We believe that everyone should have access to culture and the arts, regardless of means. This is why all of our programs are free to access - both in person at our Northside home, Alphabet City, or online on our streaming channel.
Please consider becoming a monthly donor, and spreading your gift throughout the year.
City of Asylum is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your contribution. Our EIN is 20-2810099.