Appalshop News

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Accelerator

2 weeks ago

We are thrilled to announce we are part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Accelerator program through September 2025! 

With this generous support, we are creating a data center that can scale with our organization’s growth. This center will also offer us the much-needed space to house all those digitized assets returning from our restoration efforts following the 2022 flood. In addition, we are taking this opportunity to dream up new ways we can partner with other nonprofits in the region. For instance, this program will allow us to provide technical evaluations, resources, and mentorship. 


Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Accelerator helps arts organizations like us stabilize and thrive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic through strategic improvements to our technology infrastructure. The program supports leadership development and infrastructure investment that builds audiences, increases fundraising, drives revenue, delivers dynamic programming, and helps us work more efficiently and effectively in support of our strategic objectives.

We are so grateful—thank you Bloomberg Philanthropies!


Seedtime on the Cumberland Music Festival Returns June 1

We are less than a month away from our FREE music festival, Seedtime on the Cumberland

We sure hope you’ll join us on June 1 in downtown Whitesburg for music, food, crafts, and more. In addition, there will be a quilt exhibit hosted by the Southeast Kentucky African-American Museum and Cultural Center and an interactive art show from Lacy Hale titled “No Hate in My Holler.” 

Learn more at appalshop.org/seedtime and RSVP at our Facebook event page


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