Twitter Updates

Timmons Arts Foundation Awarded $2,500 Grant by the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation

Timmons Arts Foundation Awarded $2,500
Grant by the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation

LITTLE ROCK – The Timmons Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting awareness of and exposure to the arts through arts education, has been awarded a $2,500 grant by the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation. The award was presented during a ceremony at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in downtown Little Rock on May 26.  “We are truly honored to be selected to receive this support from the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation,” said Theresa Timmons-Shamberger, founder and administrator of the Timmons Arts Foundation. “We are pleased and humbled to be recognized by such a prestigious organization, and proud to say our organization’s mission aligns with the Foundation’s ideals.”

The grant was part of $50,000 in awards presented to 18 local nonprofit organizations by the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation. The grants, administered by the Arkansas Community Foundation, will support programs of these organizations during the 2016 calendar year.  “I am so excited about the opportunity to support the very important work of the Timmons Art Foundation. Through their work, we are investing in the future as we make investments in the lives of these young people,” said Charles Stewart, chairman of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation.

The Timmons Arts Foundation was formed in 2011 with a mission to support local arts education. It has provided need-based scholarships for local arts programs, including funding the purchase of musical instruments and purchasing supplies for local public school arts programs. Last year the organization launched its most ambitious effort, a month-long summer camp that provided daily instruction in various media – visual art, dance, instrumental performance, vocal performance and fashion design – for 65 at-risk students from across central Arkansas at no cost to them.

“Thanks to to our generous donors and sponsors and the tireless efforts of many volunteers, including our Board of Directors, we’re tremendously excited to be planning Cultivating the Arts Summer Youth Camp 2015 and are currently contacting accepted applicants for this year’s camp,” said Timmons-Shamberger.

The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation seeks to provide financial assistance to improve education, youth development and health and wellness in black and other under-served populations in Arkansas. As a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, the foundation provides grants to other charitable endeavors in the black community whose primary focus is in the areas of youth development, health and wellness, education, and business and economic development.