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For Immediate Release                                                 
The Arts Council
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
205-758-5195, x6

SMALL GRANTS AWARDED TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND EDUCATORS BY THE ARTS COUNCIL

(Tuscaloosa)   The Arts Council recently awarded over $7,500 in financial assistance through the Council’s Small Grants Program with local schools, The University of Alabama, educators and arts organizations represented among the list of winners.   

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. 

The yearly deadline for submission of completed applications is October 1 with required forms and guidelines available at tuscarts.org. 

 The following grants were awarded for 2011 – 2012:

Tuscaloosa Elementary Magnet School, $1,000
Southview Middle School, $1,000
Southview Elementary School, $ 974.60
Creative Campus – UA, $1,000
Children’s Hands On Museum, $ 500
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, $1,000
Richard M. Nowell, $750
Lynn Andrews, $400
Actor’s Charitable Theatre, $1000

For specific information about the Small Grants Program, contact Sharron Rudowski at 758-5195, ext. 4.  For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, call 205-758-5195, visit www.tuscarts.org or follow the group on Facebook at “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and Twitter.

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