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Kresge Arts in Birmingham launches

02.3.2010 by André Natta · → 3 Comments

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Birmingham has been chosen as one of five communities participating in the Kresge Community Arts grants pilot program. The Kresge Foundation hopes that the program, “encourages residents to use art and culture as a tool to address issues in their communities.”

The Magic City will participate alongside St. Louis, MOBaltimore, MDDetroit, MI;  and Tucson, AZ. The first three have been participating since last summer – Birmingham and Tuscon’s participation was first announced late last year. Each community will receive $200,000 during the course of two years.

The Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham will be the agency awarding the grants here in metropolitan area. Amounts between $2,500 and $10,000 will be provided to “community arts projects that strive to address Birmingham’s pressing issues as determined by its citizens.

Cultural Alliance president Buddy Palmer spoke with The Birmingham News recently about the organization’s hopes for the program as well as specifics about informational sessions to be held on February 22, March 10 and March 16.

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smadat
smadat

Will there be any follow-up on this like, who got what and what they did with it?

Amanda
Amanda

This is great news!

Andre Natta
Andre Natta

That's our hope. They're currently reviewing the submissions now. I'll check in with them soon to see when they plan on releasing the names of the grantees.