September 12, 2017

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama State Council on the Arts

State Arts Council Awards $1,724,820 at its September Meeting

 

         Montgomery, Ala. -- The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 128 grants totaling $1,724,820 at its meeting in Decatur on September 8, 2017. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk arts, community arts, literature, performing, and visual arts programs October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018.  Also included in this round of awards are operating support grants for major art institutions.

 

The Council makes grants to non-profit organizations, schools, universities, cities, and a wide range of community groups. ASCA funds are matched by contributions from businesses, individuals, local government and earned income by the grantee. Arts programs, assisted by Council grants, have a track record of contributing to community development, education, cultural tourism and overall quality of life in virtually all regions of the state.

 

The recent grants are in response to applications submitted under the June 1, 2017 deadline and represent the second round of grants awarded in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Dora James of Opelika chairs the 15-member Council. Board members are appointed for 6-year terms by the Governor to help promote the arts statewide. A primary responsibility of the Council is to make decisions on grants awarded to support art programs and arts education throughout the state. Board members are selected from all regions of the state in order to strive for a geographic spread representing all areas of the state.             

 

Dora James, Chair of the Council stated, “The Council is pleased to support educational groups, community organizations and various arts institutions with these recently approved grants. Funds awarded through the Council's granting process provide a better education for students, enhancement for Alabama's Creative Economy and quality of life for all Alabamians.                                 

 

The Alabama State Council on the Arts is the official state arts agency of Alabama. The staff of the Council, directed by Al Head, administers the grants programs and provides technical assistance in arts planning and programming. The Council receives its support through an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

For more information about a particular grant, contact Barbara Reed, Public Information Officer at 334-242-4076, ext. 223.







County

Grantee

City

Title

Discipline

Grant Amount

Bullock

Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project

Union Springs

Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival

Folklife

$1,820.00

Calhoun

Knox Concert Series

Anniston

Heisingbourg Symphony Outreach

Performing Arts

$3,800.00

Clarke

Grove Hill Arts Council, Inc.

Grove Hill

Art Education Program

Arts in Education

$2,160.00

Cleburne

City of Heflin

Heflin

I Heart Heflin Music Park Amphitheater

Community Arts

$5,500.00

Colbert

City of Sheffield

Sheffield

Bluegrass at the Ritz with Jake Landers

Folklife

$3,500.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

So. Circuit Tour of Indie Filmmakers

Visual Arts

$2,500.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Opal: the discovery of hope and home

Community Arts

$4,150.00

Dallas

Arts Revive-CDC

Selma

Alabama 39th Tale Tellin' Festival

Community Arts

$5,500.00

 

The Links Inc., - Selma (AL) Chapter

Selma

Connecting Communities Through Arts

Community Arts

$3,000.00

DeKalb

Mentone Ed Resources Foundation

Mentone

Mentone Book created by students

Arts in Education

$1,080.00

 

Mentone Ed Resources Foundation

Mentone

Exposure to Professional Performances

Arts in Education

$1,370.00

Etowah

Etowah County Board of Education

Gadsden

ECBOE School String Orchestra Program

Arts in Education

$5,000.00

 

Excel Institute

Gadsden

Art Enrichment

Community Arts

$1,900.00

 

Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc.

Gadsden

Gadsden Cultural Arts year 28 support

Community Arts

$47,700.00

Houston

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

Dothan

SE AL Dance Expo/Choreography

Performing Arts

$3,500.00

 

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

Dothan

SE AL Dance 2017-18 Season

Performing Arts

$7,000.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Annual Exhibitions and Programming

Visual Arts

$12,000.00

Jefferson

Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation

Birmingham

Ruby Jubilee: 40 years of Natyananda

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Dance Across Birmingham 2018

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

ADC Bicentennial Project: Phase Two

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Alabama Moving Image Association

Birmingham

Sidewalk ScreenTalk Monthly Film Series

Visual Arts

$6,250.00

 

Alabama Symphonic Assoc Inc

Birmingham

Alabama Bicentennial with Bobby Horton

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Alabama Symphonic Assoc Inc

Birmingham

2017-2018 Operating Support

Performing Arts

$170,700.00

 

AROVA Contemporary Ballet

Vestavia

AROVA 2017-2018 Performance Season

Performing Arts

$9,000.00

 

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

The March Quilts: A Community Project

Visual Arts

$3,000.00

 

Birmingham Art Music Alliance

Birmingham

2017 Birmingham New Music Festival

Performing Arts

$2,230.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

American Chamber Players

Performing Arts

$4,300.00

 

Birmingham Children's Theatre

Birmingham

2017-2018 General Operating Support

Performing Arts

$29,500.00

 

Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA)

Birmingham

BMA General Operating Support

Visual Arts

$174,700.00

 

Children's Dance Foundation

Birmingham

Extensive dance education programs

Community Arts

$18,900.00

 

Inglenook K-8 School

Birmingham

Inglenook School Symphony Experience

Arts in Education

$2,160.00

Jefferson

Magic City Smooth Jazz

Birmingham

Jazz in the Park

Performing Arts

$12,000.00

 

Metro Arts Ctr/Virginia Samford Theatre

Birmingham

Theatre performances & arts education

Performing Arts

$24,000.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach Inc.

Irondale

Dance Africa Birmingham RTV "Is It Ours"

Performing Arts

$4,200.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach Inc.

Irondale

Introduction to Basic African Dance II

Arts in Education

$5,000.00

 

National Hook-Up of Black Women

Birmingham

A Celebration of Poet Sonia Sanchez

Literary Arts

$1,900.00

 

Opera Birmingham

Birmingham

Bicentennial Opera Workshop, Nov 2017

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Opera Birmingham

Birmingham

2017-2018 Opera Birmingham Season

Performing Arts

$18,700.00

 

Oxmoor Valley K-8 School

Birmingham

Oxmoor Valley Goes to the Symphony

Arts in Education

$2,160.00

 

Red Mountain Theatre Company

Birmingham

Human & Civil Rights New Works Festival

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Red Mountain Theatre Company

Birmingham

Operating support for 2017-2018 season

Performing Arts

$65,500.00

 

Sanspointe Dance Company

Birmingham

Movement Essays

Performing Arts

$3,770.00

 

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

Visiting Artist Residency

Visual Arts

$1,500.00

 

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

Open Studios & Workshops

Visual Arts

$6,000.00

 

Space One Eleven

Birmingham

Women's Exhibition

Visual Arts

$3,000.00

 

Space One Eleven

Birmingham

Art Ed for Children and Older Adults

Visual Arts

$6,000.00

 

State of Alabama Ballet, Inc.

Birmingham

Alabama Ballet Operating Grant, 2017-18

Performing Arts

$48,600.00

 

Vulcan Park and Museum

Birmingham

Washington & Du Bois:2Opinions,1Goal

Community Arts

$2,800.00

Lauderdale

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Tomb it May Concern - Shoals Symphony

Performing Arts

$3,500.00

 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Fortune and Fate - Shoals SO

Performing Arts

$3,500.00

Lee

AL Prison Arts + Ed Project/Auburn Univ.

Auburn

Community Arts

Community Arts

$8,250.00

 

Auburn University

Auburn Univ

Third Thursday Poetry Series at JCSM

Literary Arts

$3,800.00

 

Auburn University

Auburn Univ

Jean Shin Exhibition: MAiZE

Visual Arts

$5,700.00

 

IAMBK, Inc.

Auburn

IAMBK Performing and Visual Arts

Community Arts

$3,000.00

 

Lee County Historical Society

Loachapoka

2018 Lee Co Gathering Old Time Music

Folklife

$1,750.00

Limestone

Athens State University Foundation Inc.

Athens

90 Years of Delmore Brothers Music

Folklife

$1,000.00

Macon

Tuskegee Repertory Theatre, Inc.

Tuskegee

"Booker T's Towns"

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

Madison

Academy for Academics and Arts

Huntsville

Sharing the Wealth: Artists for All

Arts in Education

$1,550.00

 

Alabama Educational Theatre Association

Madison

Ron Casey Visiting Writer's Series

Arts in Education

$1,440.00

 

Alabama Educational Theatre Association

Madison

G. Barnes Choreographic Residency

Arts in Education

$2,160.00

 

Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville, Inc

Huntsville

BTL's 17/18 Student Outreach Program

Performing Arts

$8,400.00

 

Community Ballet Association, Inc.

Huntsville

Discover Dance Arts Integration

Arts in Education

$5,000.00

 

Dance All Productions, Inc

Huntsville

Girls Like Us Outreach Through Dance

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

Support of 56th Season

Performing Arts

$3,500.00

Madison

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

Support of 57th Season

Performing Arts

$12,000.00

 

Huntsville Community Chorus Association

Huntsville

Support of HCCA choral/theater events

Performing Arts

$2,900.00

 

Huntsville Community Drumline

Huntsville

All Area Youth Drumline

Community Arts

$5,500.00

 

Huntsville Museum of Art

Huntsville

Operating Support

Visual Arts

$58,600.00

 

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Huntsville

The 63rd Season of the HSO

Performing Arts

$48,500.00

 

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Huntsville

A Series of Classical Music Concerts

Performing Arts

$6,790.00

 

Independent Musical Productions, Inc.

Huntsville

Cabarets on the Square

Community Arts

$2,500.00

 

Oakwood University

Huntsville

Climacteric: Conversations on the South

Literary Arts

$2,900.00

 

Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association

Huntsville

Camp Fasola

Folklife

$4,800.00

 

The Arts Council, Inc.

Huntsville

Operating Support

Community Arts

$23,100.00

Marion

Northwest Alabama Arts Council, Inc.

Hamilton

Jerry Brown: In My Own Words

Folklife

$2,450.00

Marshall

Marshall Co Retired & Senior Vol  Program

Guntersville

Melodies & Musings - Our Appalachian L

Community Arts

$4,150.00

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Mobile

'Cuba Premiers' Film Series

Visual Arts

$2,900.00

 

Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Mobile

'Back to Havana' Exhibition & Programs

Visual Arts

$6,000.00

 

Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts Council, Inc.

Dauphin Island

Executive administrator position

Community Arts

$5,500.00

 

Mobile Ballet

Mobile

Mobile Ballet Operating Support 2017-18

Performing Arts

$24,600.00

 

Mobile Chamber Music

Mobile

3 chamber music concerts/6 outreach    

Performing Arts

$7,000.00

 

Mobile Museum of Art

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art Operating Support

Visual Arts

$75,600.00

 

Mobile Opera. Inc.

Mobile

Art Without Limits

Performing Arts

$9,000.00

 

Mobile Symphony, Inc.

Mobile

Mobile Symphony Concerts & Education

Performing Arts

$47,500.00

Montgomery

Alabama Dance Theatre

Montgomery

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$17,600.00

 

Alabama Korea Ed Economic Partnership

Montgomery

"The Fragrance of Spring" Performance

Community Arts

$5,500.00

 

Alabama Korea Ed Economic Partnership

Montgomery

Korean Folk Arts Workshops

Folklife

$6,000.00

 

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

ASF's 2017-2018 Season

Performing Arts

$182,000.00

 

Alabama State University

Montgomery

Strong Branches, Deep Roots

Performing Arts

$7,000.00

 

Alabama State University

Montgomery

Community Dance Initiative at ASU

Performing Arts

$12,000.00

 

Alabama Writers' Forum, Inc

Montgomery

Creation of Historical Persona Poems

Literary Arts

$5,900.00

 

Carver Elementary and Arts Magnet School

Montgomery

Strengthening Our Dance Roots

Arts in Education

$3,500.00

 

Montgomery Ballet

Montgomery

Ballet Boot Camp (BBC)

Performing Arts

$3,500.00

 

Montgomery Ballet

Montgomery

Alabama Festival of Ballet (AFB)

Performing Arts

$3,500.00

 

Montgomery Civic Chorale

Montgomery

2017-2018 Concert Season

Performing Arts

$6,400.00

 

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Montgomery

General Operating Support for the MMFA

Visual Arts

$110,700.00

 

Montgomery Symphony Association

Montgomery

The MMP 2017-2018 Academic Year

Performing Arts

$3,500.00

Montgomery

Montgomery Symphony Association

Montgomery

Montgomery Symphony FY 2018

Performing Arts

$22,500.00

 

The Arts Council of Montgomery

Montgomery

Doing Our Own Thing (DOOT)

Arts in Education

$1,280.00

Morgan

Carnegie Visual Arts Center

Decatur

RAIL

Community Arts

$1,000.00

 

Decatur Youth Symphony, Inc.

Decatur

Administrative Support

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Decatur Youth Symphony, Inc.

Decatur

Concert Series and Small Ensembles

Performing Arts

$8,400.00

Pickens

Crossroads Arts Alliance

Gordo

Gordo 4-H House Arts Room

Community Arts

$1,000.00

Pike

Pioneer Museum of Alabama

Troy

Pioneer Days

Folklife

$2,625.00

 

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc.

Troy

ArtBridges InSchools

Arts in Education

$2,500.00

Shelby

Shelby County Arts Council

Columbiana

Jazz in the Park, Alabaster

Community Arts

$2,150.00

St. Clair

CEPA Management Corporation

Pell City

Production Support for Drama Clubs

Community Arts

$2,000.00

 

CEPA Management Corporation

Pell City

Retention of Professional Arts Educator

Community Arts

$5,500.00

Sumter

Coleman Center for the Arts

York

Coleman Center Arts Education

Community Arts

$5,500.00

 

Coleman Center for the Arts

York

Coleman Center Arts & Exhibition Series

Visual Arts

$6,500.00

 

Sumter County Fine Arts Council

Livingston

Much Ado about Nothing: ASF production

Community Arts

$625.00

 

Sumter County Fine Arts Council

Livingston

Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle

Community Arts

$1,000.00

Talladega

Sylacauga Area Council Arts & Humanities

Sylacauga

Marble Symposium & Cultural Exchange

Visual Arts

$6,000.00

 

Talladega First Inc.

Talladega

Presenting TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

Performing Arts

$4,600.00

Tallapoosa

Alexander City Arts, Inc

Alexander City

ACA grant app for Season 2017-2018

Community Arts

$8,250.00

 

Sarah Carlisle Towery - Alabama Art Colony

Alexander City

5-Day workshop - Visual Arts Instruction

Visual Arts

$1,000.00

Tuscaloosa

Alabama Blues Project

Northport

Support for Program Manager salary

Community Arts

$5,500.00

 

Alabama Blues Project

Northport

After school and in school programs

Folklife

$6,000.00

 

Arts & Humanities Council Tuscaloosa Co

Tuscaloosa

2018 Operating Support

Community Arts

$17,600.00

 

Kentuck Museum Association

Northport

46th Kentuck Festival of the Arts Music

Community Arts

$5,500.00

 

Kentuck Museum Association

Northport

46th Kentuck Festival of the Arts 2017

Visual Arts

$6,000.00

 

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa

Alabama Bound - Book Reviews

Literary Arts

$4,500.00

 

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

A portion of the 2017-18 Season

Performing Arts

$12,000.00

 

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

Tuscaloosa

Online Educational Materials, All-Levels

Performing Arts

$1,000.00

Walker

Alabama Conference of Theatre (ACT)

Jasper

ACT State Theatre Festival

Performing Arts

$7,000.00

Wilcox

City of Camden

Camden

Assets-based Planning & Design

Community Arts

$3,000.00

Winston

Camp McDowell

Nauvoo

Alabama Folk School Coordinator 2017

Community Arts

$5,500.00

 

Camp McDowell

Nauvoo

AFS/Kentuck Art Center Partnership

Community Arts

$5,500.00





 

$1,724,820.00









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