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Contact: Liz Young


Arts Council offers Grant FOR LOCAL ARTISTS AND GROUPS
Art Builds Community Grant Deadline July 1

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts announces a new grant opportunity, Art Builds Community (ABC), to support arts and culture projects that spark conversations, spur social change, generate cultural equity and make our community stronger. Grant funding be offered at $5,000 and $10,000 for projects that support, build and broaden access to the arts and specifically address civic challenges and community issues through the arts.

Florida Keys artists, arts organizations and civic/community-based organizations are encouraged to form alliances and partnerships to strengthen communities through projects that connect the arts with local issues and opportunities for all people. The ABC grant deadline is July 1. The online application is available at
“The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is committed to ensuring that everyone in our community has equal access to the arts and the fundamental right to express their culture through the arts,” said executive director Elizabeth Young. “Many of our residents experience vast disparities in terms of access to and participation in arts and culture activities. We believe the arts have the power to change hearts and minds and inspire social change.”

Free ABC Application Workshops are being offered in conjunction with Tourist Development Council Cultural Umbrella grant application workshops on April 2 and 3. Everyone is welcome to attend in Key West on Tuesday, April 2 at 1:00 pm in the Gato Building located at 1100 Simonton St and in Islamorada on Wednesday, April 3 at 1:00 pm at the History of Diving Museum located at 82990 Overseas Highway.

Art Builds Community
is funded in part by The Helmerich Trust and private donations. To support the Art Builds Community grant program, help build cultural equity and improve the quality of life for residents and visitors in the Florida Keys, please contact: Executive Director Elizabeth Young,