Community partnerships have always been one of Rivers of Steel’s core values. In fact, it’s the primary way Rivers of Steel works to showcase our region’s assets, tell its stories, and foster economic redevelopment. That’s why we’re so excited to share news of two recent collaborations that have a stamp of approval from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)!
National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Workshop
July 12 – 18 and July 19 – 25, 2020
Through a partnership with the Archives & Special Collections Department at the University of Pittsburgh, Rivers of Steel is offering an NEH-funded Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop entitled The Homestead Strike & the Growth of America as an Industrial Power.
Detail photo of Katie Rearick’s installation entitled Remediation for Alloy Pittsburgh 2018
National Endowment for the Arts-funded Residency
Alloy Pittsburgh, Summer 2020
We’re also excited to share that Rivers of Steel has been approved to receive a $35,000 Arts Works grant from the NEA to support the expansion of Alloy Pittsburgh 2020, a site-specific art exhibition at the Carrie Blast Furnaces.
With the funding from the Art Works grant, Alloy Pittsburgh 2020 will reach beyond the walls of the Carrie Blast Furnaces to place resident artists in the neighboring communities of Braddock, Hazelwood, Homestead, Rankin, and Swissvale—deepening the reach and the impact of the Alloy artists’ work in the Mon River Valley.
Check out this recent article by the National Park Service detailing Alloy Pittsburgh 2020 or read the press release about the Art Works grant.
Call for Educators & Artists
Apply to Participate
Deadlines are February 7 for Alloy Pittsburgh and March 1 for the NEH Workshop
It’s not too late to participate in these programs!