The Kentucky Foundation for Women has awarded 32 Art Meets Activism Grants totaling $104,500 to feminist artists and social change organizations from across the state. The grants are designed to advance change through feministled, arts-based activities in communities throughout Kentucky.
The foundation awarded five grants to eastern Kentucky artists and organizations totaling $17,300, including one to Appalshop Inc. of Whitesburg.
Appalshop was awarded $5,500 for two women producers at a WMMT-FM community radio station to create a radio series, audio collage and live radio talk show focusing on Kentucky women affected by the criminal justice system.
The private foundation was formed in 1985 by Louisville writer Sallie Bingham. Its mission is to promote positive social change by supporting varied feminist expression in the arts.