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10 Southern Illinois non-profits will receive grants from a new program by Illinois Humanities

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Foreground Rural Initiative
Foreground Rural Initiative

Illinois Humanities has a new program to support the arts and humanities in rural and small towns in the state.

The Foreground Rural Initiative provides funding and other resources to individuals and groups that work in the arts, culture and humanities in small towns and rural communities.

These areas are often overlooked by traditional funding efforts.

This program aims to increase their capacity and visibility by providing funds and participation in skill and resource sharing programs.

The Foreground Rural Initiative recently announced the first 27 partners that will receive up to $10,000 totaling $250,000 for the first year of the program.

10 of the 27 grants are coming to in Southern Illinois.

Those include Cairo Historical Preservation Project and Men of Power Women of Strength in Alexander County.

Artspace 304, WIDB and Southern Illinois Cultural & Bilingual Arts Education in Jackson County.

Legacy Training and Development in Pulaski County.

Evans Public Library in Fayette County and two individuals will receive grants.

For more information click here.

Benjy Jeffords is a digital media production specialist at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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