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Kentucky Foundation for Women announces one-time grants for individual artists and organizations

In an effort to explore essential questions about our democracy, the Kentucky Foundation for Women announces one-time grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 for individual artists and organizations in Kentucky who are creating art that inspires action towards building power for women and girls, sharing power among and within your communities and wielding power towards fulfilling the promise of an equitable and inclusive democracy.

“This time of extreme political divisions is an opportunity to change the stories currently at the center of our politics and economy and for women to lead the charge to create an equitable and inclusive democracy for all,” said Sharon LaRue, Executive Director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women. “Feminist artmaking creates a space where we can begin to change the narrative.”

This grant seeks to imagine a world where all women and girls and gender-nonconforming people can engage equitably. Where women lead and are seen. Where people from diverse worldviews and cultural backgrounds build, share and wield power, leading us toward a future of inclusion across boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, geographic homeplace, and socio-economic status.

This grant is offered in addition to KFW’s regular grant programs. Individual artists and organizations based in Kentucky who are using feminist arts-based activities to address democracy and power for women and girls may apply.  Each applicant must be a resident of Kentucky.  KFW is committed to making grants accessible to all, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, educational level, economic condition or geographic origin.

All applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019, at 5 p.m. EST. Full information and guidelines are available at www.kfw.org.

The Kentucky Foundation for Women is a private foundation formed in 1985 by Louisville writer Sallie Bingham.  Its mission is to promote positive social change by supporting varied feminist expression in the arts.

From Kentucky Foundation for Women

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