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Grants to Alabama Individuals and Organizations to Support Local Arts Activities

Grant Amount: $750


Grants of up to $750 to Alabama individuals and artists and grants of up to $1,000 to organizations in eligible locations.  he Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County announces its annual Small Grants Program, awarding projects by Tuscaloosa County artists and non-profit organizations. Since the advent of the program in 1986, local artists and organizations have received more than $140,000.  A one-to-one match of funds is required for those applying for grants. Former recipients have been Frank Brannon, Richard Nowell, Tricia Schuster, Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre, Buhl Elementary, Eastwood Middle, Hillcrest High, Moundville Archaeological Park, and Flatwoods Elementary. The grants are awarded to new and developing programs or organizations or to special projects of high artistic quality which cannot be self-supporting.

application deadline

The application period close on October 3, 2022


An organization must meet basic eligibility requirements as an arts organization or as an organization that has arts programming as an integral part of its general activity and service. An individual must be a professional artist who resides in Tuscaloosa County and has exhibited prior artistic excellence in the community. An organization or artist does not have to be an affiliate or member of the local arts council to be eligible for funding.

  • Applications in support of the following are discouraged:
  • Deficit financial and debt retirement
  • Fraternal organizations, societies, or orders
  • Political organizations or political campaigns
  • Lobbying legislators or influencing elections
  • Fundraising events
  • Surveys
  • Food or drinks

A 1:1 match is required of which no more than 25% of total costs may be met by in-kind contributions. Applications showing at least a 1:1 cash match will receive a higher priority for funding.

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