By Portia Williams
GRAYSON, Ky. — According to reports from the Grayson Gallery and Art Center, Jenrose Fitzgerald, Grant Program Manager for the Kentucky Foundation for Women (www.kfw.org) will be hosting a “Participatory Artist Enrichment Grant Workshop” on Aug. 2, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grayson Branch of the Carter County Public Library at 116 West Main Street in Grayson, Ky.
Dan Click, coordinator of the GGAC, partnering with the CCPL for the workshop is great opportunity.
“Having an opportunity for the KFW to bring a grant-writing workshop to Grayson and Carter County will help put their programs — to fund individual artists and arts organizations — right in the heart of an area that is obviously growing in the arts. This end of the state (the Tri-State area in particular) is being noticed throughout Kentucky and recognized for the talent and desire to participate in arts programs that weren’t always unavailable in the past. Through different grants such as those offered by the Kentucky Foundation for Women, artists and arts organizations may be able to bring much needed dollars to local arts’ activities and programming,” Click said.
All workshops include networking time and discussions of feminism, art for social change, and grant application components. The workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free at 866-654-7564.
The Grayson Gallery & Art Center, Inc., received an Artist Enrichment Grant for the primary funding of their “Women in the Arts” events featuring filmmaker Allison Anders, in March 2014, and strongly encourages all those interested in receiving grant information to attend this informative session.
According to Click, the mission of the Kentucky Foundation for Women is to promote positive social change by supporting varied feminist expression in the arts. When women and girls advance, so does Kentucky.
KFW carries out its mission through two Grant Programs. Each year the Foundation awards $200,000 to feminist artists and allied organizations in Kentucky through their “Artist Enrichment” and”Art Meets Activism” Grant Programs.
In addition to other opportunities, the Retreat and Residency Programs at Hopscotch House further KFW’s mission by providing time and space for feminist social change artists, activists and allies to explore new ideas and artistic expressions, deepen understanding of feminism and advance creative change.
Portia Williams can be reached at 740-370-0712 or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.