GRANTS AWARDED TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ARTISTS FOR ARTS RELATED PROJECTS
(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa recently awarded grants for 2023-2024 to local non-profit organizations for arts related projects. The awards took place through its annual Small Grants Program with financial assistance provided to diverse sectors in the arts and arts education. Grants were also awarded through the Arts in Education portion of the Community Foundation of West Alabama. A committee comprised of members of The Arts Council’s Board of Directors was in charge of the selection process for both grant programs.
The following grants were awarded for 2023-2024:
- Kentuck Art Center & Festival: “2024 After School Programs at Kentuck Art Center”
- Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra: “Carnival of the Animals featuring Tuscaloosa City Schools 4th Grade Honor Musicians”
- Abigail Brewer
- Nathan Childers
Arts in Education:
- Hillcrest High School/Jonny Davis: “Class Camera Set”
- Northridge High School/John Cain: “Northridge High School Performs at Alabama Music Education Association Conference”
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 can apply for awards for such projects as exhibits, festivals, residencies, consultants, attendance at seminars, institutes, workshops by artistic and/or administrative staff and productions. Professional artists can 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 $140,000.
Teachers employed by K-12 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 Council with funding distributed by the Community Foundation of West Alabama.
The yearly deadline for submission of completed applications is October 1 with required forms and guidelines available at https://tuscarts.org/small-grants/.
For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre, or Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, patrons should follow and like “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” on Facebook and Twitter and also Instagram @tuscaloosaartscouncil. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.