Black Belt Arts Initative Grant Applications Now Being Accepted for 2010
The Black Belt Community Foundation is beginning its fifth round of Black Belt Arts Initiative grants. Community organizations based in and serving BBCF's 12-county service area are eligible to apply. The Black Belt Arts Initiative (BBAI) is a project of the Black Belt Community Foundation in collaboration with the Cultural & Youth Committee of the Black Belt Action Commission and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. The goals of BBAI are to promote arts awareness, arts appreciation, and creativity throughout the Black Belt. Grant applicants are invited to submit proposals that portray similar objectives through the areas of visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, traditional arts, or cultural history.
The upcoming workshops will address the requirements of application, how to apply, and the BBCF grants review process. Applications will be available at the workshops or may be downloaded from BBCF’s website: www.blackbeltfound.org. The deadline for application is March 1, 2010. First time applicants are required to attend one of the following grant-seekers workshops.
MARENGO COUNTY: Monday, February 1, 2010 ~ Theo Ratliff Center, Demopolis, AL at 5:30pm
GREENE COUNTY: Monday, February 1, 2010 ~ William McKinley Branch Courthouse, Eutaw, AL at 6:00pm
BULLOCK COUNTY: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 ~ County Commission Chamber, Union Springs, AL at 5:30pm
WILCOX COUNTY: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 ~ Courthouse Annex, Camden, AL at 5:30pm
LOWNDES COUNTY: Thursday, February 4, 2010 ~ Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Burkville, AL at 12 noon
DALLAS COUNTY: Thursday, February 4, 2010 ~ Hampton Inn, Selma, AL at 5:30pm
SUMTER COUNTY: Thursday, February 4, 2010 ~ Kelly Land Hall on UWA’s campus, Livingston, AL at 6:00pm
PERRY COUNTY: Thursday, February 4, 2010 ~ Uniontown City Hall, Uniontown, AL at 5:30pm
PICKENS COUNTY: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 ~ Sapps Community Center, Aliceville, AL at 6:00pm
HALE COUNTY: Thursday, February 11, 2010 ~ Golden Years, Hwy 69, Moundville, AL at 6:00pm