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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 recently awarded $4,000 in financial assistance through the Small Grants Program with Tuscaloosa County non-profit organizations and artists among the list of those awarded. The Arts in Education grant was awarded through funding from the Community Foundation of West Alabama.

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. Guidelines and applications for both Small Grants and funding for art-based projects for educators through the Community Foundation of West Alabama are available at tuscarts.org/smallgrants. 

The following grants were awarded for 2016-2017:

Individual Artists:
Richard M. Nowell                            $250
Tricia Schuster                                   $750

Alabama Blues Project                      $1,ooo
Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre       $1,000

Arts in Education
(Through the Community Foundation of West Alabama)
Strings in Schools                              $1,000

Total Grants Awarded                     $4,000

For more information about The Arts Council, 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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