Black Belt Community Foundation announces 2017 Arts Grant Cycle

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SELMA, AL: The Black Belt Community Foundation recently announced its 2017 Arts Grant Cycle. Community-based organizations from Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, and Wilcox Counties are encouraged to apply.
The BBCF seeks to support organizations who engage citizens in the Black Belt region in the arts. The 2017 Arts Grant Cycle will support projects addressing the arts in these categories: arts education programming, arts exposure programming and arts professional development.
The BBCF will offer funding in two ways:
• Small grants pool with funding up to $3,000 will cover arts education programming, arts exposure programming and arts professional development.
• Larger grants with funding up to $10,000 will cover arts education programming only.

The BBCF will be hosting six grant seeking workshops for the organizations who are interested in applying for a 2017 Arts Grant. Attendance at one of the workshops is mandatory in order to be considered for a 2017 Arts Grant. The Grant seeking workshops will be held at the following locations:

• University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL. on Saturday, February 11th from 10 am to 12 pm
• BBCF office in Selma on Wednesday, February 15th from 10 am to 12 pm
• BBCF office in Selma on Thursday, February 16th from 6 pm to 8 pm
• Black Belt Treasures, Camden, AL on Friday, February 17th from 10 am to 12 pm
• Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center, Tuskegee, AL. on
Saturday, February 18th from 2 pm to 4 pm

• BBCF office in Selma on Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 12 pm

Please contact Jo Taylor at 334-874-1126 or jtaylor@blackbeltfound,org for more information about the workshops. Applications will be available by request, at the workshops and through the Black Belt Community Foundation’s website: http://www.blackbeltfound.org

Applicants are encouraged to email completed applications to 2017artsgrants@blackbeltfound.org. or jtaylor@blackbeltfound.org.

Grant Applications are due before 4:30 PM on Friday, March 3, 2017. These grants are made possible by the generous support of The Alabama State Council on the Arts
As BBCF is a tax-exempt organization (ID 63-1270745) under the 501(c) (3) code of the IRS, your gift is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extent allowed by the law. In compliance with federal tax laws, we acknowledge that no goods or services have been received in return for your gift.

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