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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 grants to local non-profit organizations and artists for creative or educational projects. The awards took place through its annual Small Grants Program with financial assistance provided to visual art, music, theatre and dance projects. Grants were also awarded through the Arts in Education sector of the Community Foundation of West Alabama. Over $6,500 was awarded through the programs.

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 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.

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.

A committee comprised of members of The Arts Council’s Board of Directors is in charge of the selection process for both 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 2018-2019:

Arts in Education Grant Awards through the Community Foundation of West Alabama

  • Holy Spirit Catholic School
  • Flatwoods Elementary School
  • The Alberta School of Performing Arts
  • Hillcrest High School
  • Holt Elementary School
  • Northridge High School

Small Grants – Organizations

  • Theatre Tuscaloosa Second Stage
  • Dance Alabama
  • Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre
  • Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

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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