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AHA grants deadline nears

By Staff | Feb 6, 2009

The Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County, W.Va., requests proposals from groups and individuals in Jefferson County for grants to fund projects in the arts or humanities that are intended to preserve or enhance the county’s cultural heritage. Proposals are received continuously, but must be mailed and postmarked by Feb. 15 for funding with the next group of projects.

Applications and guidelines for submissions can be found on the AHA Web site at www.ahajc.org/CommunityGrant.htm. Applications are reviewed by a panel, and awards are made by the Board of Directors of AHA. Consultation with the panel is recommended prior to submission of an application.

Applicants must be residents of or operate from facilities within Jefferson County and meet all other criteria of the guidelines. Projects must demonstrate positive community impact and practicality for completion.

AHA’s Community and Emerging Artists Grants have upper financing limits of $2,000 for organizations and $800 for individuals. Projects may be funded at lower levels.

AHA requests proposals for Community and Emerging Artists Grants four times a year; deadlines for requests are Feb. 15, May 15, Aug. 15 and Nov. 15. Applicants may request more then one grant award per year, but first priority will be given to organizations and individuals who are seeking their first award in any one year.

Applicants are urged to contact AHA Community and Emerging Artists Grants Committee chair Ron Widmyer at 725-4326 prior to submission of a grant application for further guidance.

AHA, a volunteer, non-profit group, aims to preserve the history and culture of the county and to encourage creative opportunity for all its citizens.