Teachers employed by K12 schools within Tuscaloosa County are eligible to apply for funding for art related projects through the Arts in Education Grant. Grant applications are made through the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County with funding distributed by the Community Foundation of West Alabama. The deadline for submitting grant applications is October 1 annually for grant activities which are to be completed by May 31, 2017. If October 1 falls on a weekend, the deadline shifts to Monday or the following business day. The Arts Council’s Grant Review Committee will meet in March and forward their recommendations to the Community Foundation of West Alabama.
Inquiries about the grant application process, completed grant applications and final reports may be mailed to:
Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County
P. O. Box 1117
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Or physically delivered to:
Sharron Rudowski, Education Director
Dinah Washington Cultural Art Center
620 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Arts in Education grants are awarded to City, County and Private schools located within Tuscaloosa County to provide limited support for projects such as small or pilot art activities, special projects of high artistic quality, exhibits, artist residencies and theatrical, musical or dance productions or an arts component of a larger project, etc.
The maximum grant available to a school is $1000. Grant applicants are not limited to art teachers; any teacher may apply.
A 1:1 Match is required to which no more than 25% of the total costs may be met by in-kind contributions. Matching grants will not exceed $1000. In general, half the grant funds will be paid up front with the balance paid after the project has been completed and the final evaluation report received and approved.
A final report should be submitted to The Arts Council within thirty days of completing the project and or by May 15. The final report should include an evaluation of the project with financial documentation, receipts, photographs, etc.
Upon final editing and completion, print out the form.
Bring the completed application to The Arts Council offices before October 3, 2016 at 4 p.m. You can also mail the form to:
The Arts Council
P.O. Box 1117,
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35403