Our mission at City of Asylum is to build a just community by protecting and celebrating creative free expression.
We provide sanctuary to persecuted international writers so that their voices are not silenced and they can continue to write. We are the largest writer sanctuary program in the world, with three writers-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. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your contribution. Our EIN is 20-2810099.