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For Immediate Release

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release                                                
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
pr@tuscarts.org
205-758-5195, x6

GRANTS AWARDED TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND EDUCATORS BY THE ARTS COUNCIL

(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa recently awarded over $3,000 in financial assistance through the Small Grants Program with local non-profit organizations and educators among the list of those awarded.

The Small Grants Program was established to aid Tuscaloosa County non-profit organizations, educators and artists in their pursuit of projects contributing to the greater good of local students and citizens through the arts.  Organizations may apply for Small Grants Program awards for such projects as exhibits, festivals, residencies, consultants, attendance at seminars, institutes, workshops by artistic and/or administrative staff and productions.  Professional artists may apply for small grants for pilot or short-term projects or opportunities, such as seminars, workshops, conferences or apprenticeships with master artists.  Since the advent of the program in 1986, local artists and organizations have received more than $130,000.

A committee comprised of members of The Arts Council’s Board of Directors is in charge of the selection process for grant programs. The yearly deadline for submission of completed applications for both Small Grants and funding for art-based projects for educators through the Community Foundation of West Alabama is March 1 with required forms and guidelines available at tuscarts.org. 

The following grants were awarded for 2015 – 2016:

Individual Artist Grants Awarded:

Becky Beamer                                   $750

Tricia Schuster                                  $750

Organization Grants Awarded:

Drishti a Vision of Life                    $200

The Actor’s Charitable Theatre   $1000

Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre    $1000

Total Grants Awarded                    $3,700

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