Black Belt Community Foundation opens application for Arts Grant Cycle

Published 9:44 am Thursday, February 3, 2022

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The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) is seeking applications for arts grant across the Region.

The BBCF are taking applications from the counties of: Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, and Wilcox.

The BBCF will award up to $3,000 to support community organizations with the goal to strengthen the arts ecosystem in the Black Belt.

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The 2022 Arts Grant Cycle will support efforts in the following categories: in-school, after-school, community-based groups, and summer arts education programs, present and/or produce arts programming and attend professional development conferences.

BBCF wants arts exposure across its coverage area.

Funding can be used for cultural arts experiences, including in person and virtual field trips to museums, art events and festivals, institutions, galleries, and visits from teaching and art consultants.

The BBCF supports various forms of art education and teaching into traditional subjects.

Community-based arts organizations can use the funding towards the general operation or maintenance of their programs.

Beginning next Tuesday, the BBCF will host five Virtual Grant Seeking Workshops.

Participants must attend one of the five workshops to get considered for the 2022 Arts Grant.

The workshops will be held via Zoom on the following dates:

– Zoom, Tuesday, February 8 from 7-8 p.m.

-Zoom, Thursday, February 10 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Zoom, Tuesday, February 15 from 7-8 p.m.

-Zoom, Thursday, February 17 from 11 a.m.-Noon.

-Zoom, Tuesday, February 22 from 7-8 p.m.

The registration link is available via email, on the BBCF website, and Black Belt Community Foundation’s Facebook page.

For more information about the BBCF, contact Mynecia Steele or Salaam Green at or

Grant applications are due Friday, March 18 at noon.

Grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts are the main reasons for the BBCF success over the last few years.