Are you looking for a face mask or wondering where to find one? Check out these local businesses and creatives who are making face masks with style.
Are you a good sewer and would like to make some extra income. If so, keep reading!
David Alan Clothing
Get 3-layer 100% cotton face masks that help filter the air and guard against droplets that enter/leave through your mouth and nose, which may reduce the chance of spreading airborne and droplet illnesses. Masks are machine washable up to 100 times. Also, 10% of your purchase is donated to charity.
Operation Face Mask is a collective of volunteers, including professional stitches, working to fill Pittsburgh’s need for safe, washable, reusable masks. People can also donate materials, volunteer to help, or learn how to make your own mask.
Do you know any good and efficient sewers who could use some income right now? Are you a business or organization who can help with sponsorship of this initiative and support local Black makers? Please let us know!
The COVID-19 DIY Masks initiative is a way for our communities to assist during these unprecedented times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued guidance approving the use of cloth masks in certain settings.
When it comes to tips for wearing them, the World Health Organization recommends cleaning your hands before putting on a mask and making sure that there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
We’ve rounded up a variety of mask tutorials, from medical professionals to crafters, from no-sew to advanced, so that you can make your own mask when you absolutely must leave the house.
How to make a pleated mask — no sewing involved
A doctor explains how to make the safest face mask
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, we have created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.
If you have a resource to add, please leave a comment with the information.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund Artists and creative workers living in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Lawrence, Indiana, Greene, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties are eligible to request up to $500.
This special grant allows women-identifying artists to apply for up to $2,500 for financial hardships from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis. The application opens April 6.
Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.
Twenty Summer has launched an emergency fund for artists and arts organizations suffering from unexpected and unmanageable financial loss as a result of the COVID-19. Artists can receive up to $500, while arts organizations can receive up to $1,000.