September 10, 2018

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

State Arts Council Awards Grants Totaling $1,686,060 at its September Meeting in Montevallo

Montgomery, Ala. -- The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 136 grants totaling $1,686,060 at its meeting in Montevallo on September 7, 2018. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk arts, community arts, literature, performing, and visual arts programs October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019.  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, 2018 deadline and represent the second round of grants awarded in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Joel Daves IV of Mobile 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.

        Al Head, Executive Director 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

Description

Discipline

Grant

Baldwin

Baldwin County Youth Orchestra

Fairhope

After School Strings Academy

Arts in Education

$2,250.00

 

John McClure Snook Youth Club of Foley

Foley

Arts for All

Community Arts

$6,900.00

Calhoun

Knox Concert Series

Anniston

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts

$5,800.00

Colbert

City of Sheffield

Sheffield

Jake Landers Bluegrass

Folklife

$4,200.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Muscle Shoals Photo Exhibit

Community Arts

$1,840.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Documentary Film Series

Visual Arts

$2,600.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Spruce Pine Pottery

Folklife

$5,000.00

Cullman

CSFO Cullman County School Funds.

Cullman

Good Hope Living Cemetery Tour

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

 

Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce

Cullman

Arts and Cultural Design Feasibility

Community Arts

$2,400.00

Dallas

Arts Revive-CDC

Selma

Alabama 40th Tale Tellin' Festival

Community Arts

$4,600.00

 

Blackbelt Benefit Group

Selma

100 Drummers Drumming

Community Arts

$1,970.00

 

Blackbelt Benefit Group

Selma

Art Jam

Community Arts

$2,870.00

 

Bridge Crossing Jubilee

Selma

Music & Story-Telling Workshop

Community Arts

$1,000.00

 

Selma Art Guild

Selma

Part-time staff position

Visual Arts

$1,000.00

DeKalb

Mentone Area Arts Council

Mentone

Creative Spirit Market

Community Arts

$1,380.00

 

Mentone Arts and Cultural Center

Mentone

The Art of Filmmaking

Arts in Education

$2,400.00

 

Mentone Ed Resources Foundation

Mentone

Exposure to the Arts through Field Trips

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

 

Mentone Ed Resources Foundation

Mentone

A Mentone Book and the Polar Express

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

Etowah

Etowah County Board of Education

Gadsden

Etowah County Elementary Strings

Arts in Education

$4,500.00

 

Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc.

Gadsden

Gadsden Cultural Arts Year 29 Support

Community Arts

$54,800.00

 

Gadsden Symphony Orchestra

Gadsden

The GSO 2018-2019 Concert Season

Performing Arts

$11,700.00

 

Walnut Gallery

Gadsden

Walnut Gallery Artist Residency

Community Arts

$3,450.00

Houston

Patti Rutland Jazz, Inc.

Dothan

BEYONDance

Arts in Education

$3,000.00

 

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

Dothan

SE AL Dance Co. 2018-19 Season

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Annual Exhibitions and Programming

Visual Arts

$6,300.00

Jefferson

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

ADC Bicentennial Project: Phase Three

Performing Arts

$5,800.00

 

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Dance Across Birmingham 2019

Performing Arts

$5,800.00

 

Alabama Moving Image Association

Birmingham

Sidewalk Reader/Screener Series

Visual Arts

$3,000.00

 

Alabama Public Television

Birmingham

Artistic Roots: Ala's Creative Culture

Arts in Education

$4,500.00

 

Alabama School of Fine Arts Foundation

Birmingham

Battlefield

Arts in Education

$1,800.00

 

Alabama School of Fine Arts Foundation

Birmingham

Visual Arts Printmaking Residency

Arts in Education

$1,800.00

Jefferson

Alabama Symphonic Association, Inc.

Birmingham

ASO Operating Support

Performing Arts

$180,600.00

 

AROVA Contemporary Ballet

Vestavia

2018-2019 Performance Season

Performing Arts

$10,500.00

 

Bessemer City Schools

Bessemer

Social Studies Timeline Mural

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

 

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

The March Quilts: A Community Project

Visual Arts

$3,000.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

Takacs Quartet-concert & master class

Performing Arts

$2,800.00

 

Birmingham Children's Theatre

Birmingham

2018-19 General Operating Support

Performing Arts

$26,200.00

 

Birmingham City Schools

Birmingham

SOE Art Classes at Barrett Elementary

Arts in Education

$4,500.00

 

Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA)

Birmingham

BMA General Operating Support

Visual Arts

$175,300.00

 

Birmingham Music Club

Birmingham

Young People's Concert 2018

Arts in Education

$3,400.00

 

Children's Dance Foundation

Birmingham

Extensive dance education programs

Performing Arts

$19,300.00

 

Metropolitan Arts Ctr / Virginia Samford

Birmingham

Theatre performances & arts education

Performing Arts

$24,000.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach

Irondale

Introduction to African Dance and Drum 

Arts in Education

$1,500.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach

Irondale

Drums Connecting The Community

Performing Arts

$5,800.00

 

Opera Birmingham

Birmingham

Opera Birmingham 2018-2019 Season

Performing Arts

$10,000.00

 

Red Mountain Theatre Company

Birmingham

Human Rights New Works Festival 2019

Performing Arts

$5,800.00

 

Red Mountain Theatre Company

Birmingham

General Operating Support Grant

Performing Arts

$68,900.00

 

Sanspointe Dance Company

Birmingham

Things We Carry - a dance for film

Performing Arts

$2,100.00

 

Southern Museum of Flight

Birmingham

The Art of Flight

Arts in Education

$4,500.00

 

Space One Eleven

Birmingham

Womens’ Exhibition - Sculpture

Visual Arts

$3,000.00

 

Space One Eleven

Birmingham

Art Education for Youth and Older Adults

Visual Arts

$5,000.00

 

State of Alabama Ballet, Inc.

Birmingham

Alabama Ballet 18-19 Operating Season

Performing Arts

$50,800.00

 

UAB Department of Theatre

Birmingham

New musical based on life of Ota Benga

Performing Arts

$5,800.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

UAB's ASC Presents Las Cafeteras

Performing Arts

$5,800.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

UAB's ASC Presents Sean Curran

Performing Arts

$5,800.00

 

Unitarian Universalist Church of B’ham

Birmingham

Complete and premier documentary film

Visual Arts

$3,000.00

 

Vulcan Park and Museum

Birmingham

Anything is Possible- Birmingham Today

Community Arts

$4,600.00

Lauderdale

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Symphony Under the Rock

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Home Alone Movie Concert

Performing Arts

$5,800.00

Lee

Auburn University

Auburn Univ

Third Thursday Poetry Series

Literary Arts

$4,200.00

 

Auburn University

Auburn

Community Arts

Community Arts

$4,600.00

 

Iambk, Inc.

Auburn

IAMBK Staff Member Acquisition

Community Arts

$3,200.00

 

Lee County Historical Society

Loachapoka

Say It With Music - It's Our History!

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

The Arts Association of East Alabama

Opelika

2018-19 Performance Series

Community Arts

$6,900.00

Limestone

Athens City Schools

Athens

Play-ing with a Purpose

Arts in Education

$4,500.00

 

Athens State University Foundation Inc.

Athens

Jake Landers Tribute

Folklife

$1,000.00

Macon

Ridge Macon Co Archaeology Project

Union Springs

2018 Old Fed. Rd. Storytelling Festival

Folklife

$2,375.00

 

Tuskegee Repertory Theatre, Inc.

Tuskegee

Marketing TRT

Performing Arts

$5,800.00

Madison

Alabama Ed Theatre Association

Madison

Theatre mentors

Arts in Education

$4,500.00

 

Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville

Huntsville

BTL's 18/19 Student Outreach Program

Performing Arts

$4,500.00

 

Community Ballet Association, Inc.

Huntsville

Discover Dance: Arts Integration Program

Arts in Education

$4,500.00

 

Community Ballet Association, Inc.

Huntsville

Bicentetennial Performance Projects

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

Support of 58th Season Programming

Performing Arts

$11,800.00

 

Huntsville Chamber Music Guild

Huntsville

2018-2019 Celebrity Concert Season

Performing Arts

$11,700.00

 

Huntsville Community Chorus Assoc

Huntsville

Music/Theatrical Ed Performance

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Huntsville Community Drumline

Huntsville

All Area Youth Drumline/Travelling Drums

Community Arts

$3,200.00

 

Huntsville Community Drumline

Huntsville

All Area Youth Drumline

Community Arts

$4,600.00

 

Huntsville Museum of Art

Huntsville

Operating Support

Visual Arts

$59,600.00

 

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Huntsville

The 64th Season of the HSO

Performing Arts

$48,500.00

 

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Huntsville

A Series of Classical Music Concerts

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Assoc

Huntsville

Camp Fasola

Folklife

$4,000.00

 

The Arts Council, Inc. dba Arts Huntsville

Huntsville

Ready+Resilient Artist Workshop

Visual Arts

$5,000.00

 

The Arts Council, Inc. dba Arts Huntsville

Huntsville

Operating Support

Community Arts

$23,400.00

 

Theatre Huntsville

Huntsville

Administrative Salary Support

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Theatre Huntsville

Huntsville

Support for 2018-19 Season

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Valley Arts and Entertainment, Inc.

Huntsville

General Office Administrative

Performing Arts

$1,200.00

Marshall

Albertville Museum Foundation

Albertville

Folklife Festival

Folklife

$1,000.00

 

Marshall Co Retired Senior Vol Program

Guntersville

Melodies & Musings/ Appalachian Legacy

Community Arts

$3,450.00

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Mobile

Exhibitions & Programs Coordinator

Visual Arts

$3,000.00

 

Gulf Coast Steinway Society Inc

Mobile

Voice & Instrumental Competition

Performing Arts

$1,200.00

 

Mobile Ballet, Inc.

Mobile

Mobile Ballet 2018-2019

Performing Arts

$23,700.00

 

Mobile Chamber Music

Mobile

Three Concerts and Outreach Activities

Performing Arts

$6,200.00

 

Mobile County Public School System

Mobile

Davidson Dance Residency

Arts in Education

$1,800.00

 

Mobile International Festival

Mobile

Celebrations AL200

Community Arts

$3,200.00

 

Mobile Museum of Art

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art Operating Support

Visual Arts

$73,800.00

 

Mobile Opera. Inc.

Mobile

Mobile Opera 2018-2019 Season

Performing Arts

$4,500.00