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Mountain Grrl Experience

Radical, Timely, Urgent 2024 | (Pikeville) $10,000 to pay the artists, performers and presenters at The Mountain Grrl Experience, a 3-day, family friendly cultural event featuring musical performance, dance, art and workshops all led by women.  The event will promote and celebrate the creativity and resilience of Appalachian women in a safe and encouraging environment while bringing attention to the voices of women in the arts as well as the need for advocacy, education and action for social change for victims of domestic violence.  

Previous Grants

2023 Art Meets Activism Grant | (Pikeville) $4,000 to pay female artists, musicians and workshop presenters during the Mountain Grrl Experience, a 3-day cultural event featuring musical performances, storytelling, dance, poetry, art and workshops led by women. Our mission is to celebrate and promote the creativity and resilience of Appalachian women in a safe and encouraging environment, with proceeds supporting advocacy, education and action for victims of domestic violence.

2022 Art Meets Activism Grant | (Pikeville) $10,000 to help support the second Mountain Grrl Experience, a 2-day cultural event featuring musical performances, storytelling, dance, poetry reading, art displays, workshops, and educational programs. Our mission is to feature, celebrate, and promote the creativity, artistry, power, and strength of Appalachian women with proceeds benefiting two local emergency homeless and domestic violence shelters.

Kris Bailey Preston received a 2021 Artist Enrichment Grant to develop The Mountain Grrl Experience. Click here to learn more about this project.

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AMA, AMA 2022, AMA 2023, One Time Grants, Performing, Performing, Radical Timely Urgent 2024

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