Grant helps ArtsRevive with program

Published 9:11 pm Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Alabama Humanities Foundation presented ArtsRevive with a $1,075 grant for the program With Music and Justice for All: An Evening with Frye Gillard and Ann DeChant.

“We are always appreciative of the Alabama Humanities Foundation. They really want to be involved in the Blackbelt. They have helped us every time we’ve asked,” said Martha Lockett, executive director of ArtsRevive.

Lockett said the performance was hopefully the first of many events like that to take place at ArtsRevive.

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“We hope that this will be the first of many once we have the building finished and can have a full schedule,” Lockett said. “We think it’s really important [to have these events]. You learn about yourself and others when you have an opportunity to listen to folks who come form a different place. And I think the more we can learn from the rest of the world, the better off we all are.”

Locket said the show went well, and she was happy to have Gailard and DeChant there.

Lockett said around 75 people were on hand to see the show, and all seemed to enjoy the show.

“It was fun to see a wide rang of folks come through the door,” Lockett said. “There was a lot of laughter, some tears with some of the pieces of literature, and folks hung around and talked which is always a good sign.”

In all, the Alabama Humanities Foundation awarded $80,831 in major and mini-grants across the state in its latest rounds of giving.

From public discussions to exhibits to film projects and reading programs, dozens of grants were awarded. AHF’s grants are awarded three times per year to museums, historical societies, libraries, civic clubs, religious groups, social service organizations, schools, colleges and universities, television and radio producers, state and local government agencies.

Locket also said that more great things are coming for ArtsRevive, and she is excited to announce that they will receive another grant in January. Look for more details on that grant in a future Times-Journal article.