Friday, August 28, 2015

Kentucky Foundation for Women awards include UK Libraries Special Collections and Nunn Center for Oral History

The Kentucky Foundation for Women celebrated its 30th anniversary by awarding more than $20,000 to nine artists and organizations that have been at the forefront of creating feminist art for social change in Kentucky. Two of the awards are in conjunction with UK Libraries.

Reel World String Band received $3,000 to collaborate with the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center to document and archive the band's 38 year history, and to host a reception highlighting the social justice work and grassroots organizing that are a part of that history.

Lilith Theatre Company of Louisville received $3,000 to work with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History to create a docu-drama style play based on oral histories of Louisville citizens, particularly women, who are connected in some way to the neighborhoods that make up the city's "chemical corridor," and to use the piece to inspire dialogue about the history and racial politics of the neighborhood in relation to the city as a whole.

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