Roswell is applying for a $15,000 cultural facilities grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts to acquire a wood-fired train kiln for ceramic arts programs at Art Center West.
The City Council approved seeking the grant to pay half the cost of the kiln. Matching funds of $7,500 apiece will be provided by the city and a private donor, according to a staff report to the council.
“A train kiln would allow for extended programs and events while providing the opportunity to build an educational experience for the community,” staff said. “Participants and artists would be introduced to an ancient ceramic process that is not available at any other art center in the metro area.”
The Recreation, Parks, Historical and Cultural Affairs Department will oversee the grant project’s implementation, administration and close-out, according to a council resolution authorizing the grant application.