Black Belt Community Foundation to award Art Grants Saturday

Published 9:16 am Thursday, May 19, 2022

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The Black Belt Community Foundation will award Arts Grants during a virtual ceremony on Saturday morning.

Four organizations in Dallas County will receive Grants: Fathers of Sr. Edmund, Southern Missions,  Arts Revive CDC and Charity Fellowship Outreach.

The event, held via ZOOM conference, is welcome to the public. Here are the codes: Meeting ID: 872 2707 0384, Passcode: 658085.

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A total of $62,050 will be awarded  to the counties of: Bullock, Dallas, Greene, Lowndes, Macon, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Wilcox.

“Even through challenging times, BBCF is happy to have been able to continue supporting in-school, after-school, community-based groups, and summer arts education programs and aid the presentation of and/or production of arts programming and attendance at professional development conferences,” the BBCF said in a statement.

The Black Belt Arts Initiative has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The goals of the project are: to work in partnership with local community based organizations, to forge collaborations with local schools to advance arts education, to document and promote artistic assets, to assist arts organizations becoming more efficient and effective and provide opportunities for citizens of the Black Belt region.

The funds awarded to the organizations goes toward  supporting, strengthening youth organizations, theatrical performances, and arts exposure experiences.