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For Immediate Release

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



(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa recently awarded over $7,000 in financial assistance through its Grants Program with local artists, non-profit organizations and educators among the list of those awarded.

The 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 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 $140,000.

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 is October 1 with required forms and guidelines available at tuscarts.org/smallgrants.

The following grants were awarded for 2016-2017:

Individual Artist Grants Awarded:

Richard Nowell
Trenton White
Dylan Scott

Organization Grants Awarded:

Brookwood Middle School
The Literacy Council of West Alabama
Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre
Hillcrest High School
Kentuck Art Center
Tuscaloosa County High School
Northridge High School

For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre or CAC, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council-Bama Theatre -Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.




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