Otis Redding Foundation Awarded and Recognized as a Southern Cultural Treasure by South Arts

 Otis Redding Foundation Awarded and Recognized as
a Southern Cultural Treasure by South Arts

MACON, Ga., PRNewswire -- The Otis Redding Foundation is proud to be a recipient and member of South Arts’ inaugural cohort of Southern Cultural Treasures: a $6,000,000, four-year initiative supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) -led and -serving arts and cultural organizations throughout the Southeast.

“We’re very excited to be a part of the Southern Cultural Treasures initiative,” said Karla Redding-Andrews, VP and Executive
Director of the Otis Redding Foundation. “This opportunity provides a high level of support as we move to expand our scope of
operations and continue to accomplish our mission to empower, enrich, and motivate all young people through programs involving
music, writing and instrumentation.

This initial cohort is made up of 17 organizations that represent decades of BIPOC arts and community-driven stewardship
throughout the nine-state region that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

“These groups push the boundaries of creative expression, anchor their local communities, and advance the arts in our nine state region. Our hope is that this initiative, with the help of these organizations,
will foster a more equitable art community throughout the Southeastern region.”

South Arts first announced the Southern Cultural Treasures program in the fall of 2021. It complements the Ford Foundation’s America’s Cultural Treasures initiative, which aims to acknowledge and honor
the diversity of artistic expression and excellence in America and provide critical funding to organizations that have made a significant impact on America’s cultural landscape.

Please contact South Arts if you would like more information about opportunities to match this investment in select communities.

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