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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release                                                                  
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact:  Sharron Rudowski


(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is announcing its annual Small Grants Program, awarding projects by Tuscaloosa County artists, non-profit organizations and teachers. Teachers are also eligible for an Arts in Education Grant through the Community Foundation of West Alabama for any arts related project. 

Since the advent of the Small Grants program in 1986, local artists, schools and organizations have received more than $130,000. The Arts Council is now accepting grant applications for upcoming projects taking place from Oct. 3-May 31, 2017. The deadline for applications is Oct. 3, 2016. Recipients will be announced by Oct. 31, 2016. A one-to-one match of funds is required for those applying for grants. These goals include the promotion of the arts and humanities in Tuscaloosa County. 

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. 

The maximum Small Grant available to schools and organizations is $1000 and $750 to individuals. 

The Arts in Education Grant was established to award funding from the Arts in Education Fund within the Community Foundation of West Alabama. Tuscaloosa City/County educators in public and private schools pursuing a project with an arts-based element are eligible for this grant. The application process takes place through The Arts Council with a deadline of Oct. 3, 2016 for grant activities to be completed by May 31, 2017.

Guidelines and applications for both grant programs are available online at www.tuscarts.org/smallgrants.  Additional information is available to individuals or groups interested in applying by calling Sharron Rudowski, Director of Education Programs, at 345-9801.

For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre visit tuscarts.org or follow the group on Facebook at “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and Twitter.  Call 205-758-5195 for further information. 



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