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For Immediate Release

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


(Tuscaloosa)   The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa recently awarded over $7,000 in financial assistance through the  Small Grants Program with local schools, educators, The University of Alabama, Stillman College 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 2012-13:
Organizational Grant Awards

 Kentuck Museum Association   $1000
Kentuck For Kids

Theatre Tuscaloosa   $1000
“Ain’t Misbehavin’

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.   $1000
Cowboy Jamboree: Family Discovery Concert

Alabama Boychoir, Inc.   $1000
Alabama Choir School Winter Final Rehearsal and Performance

Skyland Elementary School   $162.50
The Rainbow Fish Grant

University Place Elementary School            $750
Music Instruments

DRISHTI   $750
DRISHTI Bollywood Groove: Festival of Lights

Canterbury Chapel & Episcopal Church   $500
Peanutbutter & Jelly Players Children’s Theatre/School

Northside High School Choir (Sarah Adams, Director)   $500
Beauty and Beast Musical Theatre Production

Individual Grant Awards
Richard M. Nowell   $375
Equipment/supplies for paper making

Luvada A. Harrison  $375
Student attendance/participation in the National Association for the Study and Performance of African-American Music.

For specific information about the Small Grants Program, contact Sharron Rudowski at 758-5195, ext. 4. 

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue is downtown Tuscaloosa.  For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, 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 bamatheatre.org for further information.


For press inquiries and other public relations matters please contact:

Kevin Ledgewood