December 10, 2018

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

State Arts Council Awards Grants Totaling $517,860 At Its December Meeting

           Montgomery, Ala. -- The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 156 grants totaling $517,860.00 at its Council meeting in Montgomery on December 7, 2018. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk art, community, literature, performing, and visual arts programs January 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019. Also included in this round of awards are 15 Folklife apprenticeship grants.  

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 enhancing community development, education, cultural tourism and overall quality of life in virtually all regions of the state.

These recent grants are in response to applications submitted under the September 1, 2018 deadline and represent the third round of grants awarded in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The 15-member board is appointed by the Governor to help promote the arts statewide. A primary responsibility of the Council is to make decisions about 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.   

Joel Daves IV, Chairman of the Council emphasized, “Grants awarded serve as investments in our state’s culture and quality of life. A vibrant arts environment helps to draw new industry and investment to Alabama. Programs funded support and enhance education for students and continue a life-long learning experience for all citizens.”

                The next deadline for the submission of grant applications is March 1, 2019 for Fellowships, and Art & Cultural Facilities Grants, covering activities taking place between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.

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

County

Grantee

City

Description

Discipline

Grant Amount

Autauga

Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council

Prattville

Celebration of the Arts/Festival

Community Arts

$8,700.00

Barbour

Eufaula Heritage Association

Eufaula

Music for the 54th Eufaula Pilgrimage

Community Arts

$2,900.00

Bibb

Hendon E. Miller

Brent

Folk Pottery Apprenticeship

Folklife

$1,000.00

Bullock

Tourism Council of Bullock Co-Red Door Theatre

Union Springs

Produce 3 Plays - Red Door Theatre

Community Arts

$6,750.00

Calhoun

David L. Walters Dept of Music Jazz Program

Jacksonville

JSU Jazz Festival featuring Jeff Watts

Community Arts

$2,700.00

Coffee

Coffee County Arts Alliance

Enterprise

Piney Woods Arts & Crafts Festival

Community Arts

$1,650.00

 

Coffee County Arts Alliance

Enterprise

Ensemble Melange & Cab Calloway

Community Arts

$4,200.00

Colbert

City of Sheffield

Sheffield

SummerStock at the Ritz

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Natchez Trace Parkway Association

Tuscumbia

Chickasaw Stomp Dance

Folklife

$2,700.00

 

Oka Kapassa Festival, Inc.

Tuscumbia,

Oka Kapassa--Sharing the Legends

Community Arts

$3,600.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

SummerStock/West Side Story/Tech

Community Arts

$2,500.00

Cullman

Wallace State Community College -Future Found

Hanceville

Watercoloring Digital Culture for Kids

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

Dallas

Bridge Crossing Jubilee

Selma

Music/Story-Telling Workshop & Fest

Folklife

$1,250.00

 

City of Selma

Selma

Art Camps 2019

Community Arts

$3,600.00

 

Selma City Schools

Selma

RB Hudson-Coding for Music Prod

Arts in Education

$2,400.00

 

Selma Redevelopment Authority

Selma

Selma 200

Community Arts

$2,500.00

DeKalb

Mentone Area Arts Council

Mentone

Shakespeare for Moon Lake Elem

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

 

Mentone Area Arts Council

Mentone

2019 Summer Music Series

Community Arts

$1,000.00

 

Gary Waldrep

Albertville

Bluegrass Music Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

Etowah

Jason Russell

Gadsden

Decoy Carving Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

The Theatre of Gadsden

Gadsden

Black History Month Concert

Performing Arts

$3,250.00

 

The Theatre of Gadsden

Gadsden

Alabama Bicentennial Theatre

Performing Arts

$6,470.00

Houston

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

Dothan

SEADAC Collaborates w/ AL Dance

Performing Arts

$3,750.00

 

Wiregrass Blues Society

Dothan

2019 Wiregrass Blues Fest

Folklife

$3,150.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Out of the (Art) Box 2019

Visual Arts

$5,000.00

Jackson

Redemption Town Partners

Scottsboro

Pictures of Hope

Community Arts

$4,500.00

Jefferson

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Wideman Davis Dance Residency Plan

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

Alabama Folklife Association

Birmingham

Alabama Community Scholars Institute

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

Birmingham

Student Jazz Band Festival

Performing Arts

$2,500.00

 

Alabama Moving Image Association

Birmingham

21st Anniversary Sidewalk Film Festival

Visual Arts

$3,550.00

 

Alabama Public Television

Birmingham

Alabama Black Belt Blues

Folklife

$4,500.00

Jefferson

Alabama Woodworkers Guild, Inc.

Birmingham

Improving Woodworking Education

Community Arts

$3,850.00

 

American Gospel Quartet Convention, Inc.

Birmingham

Preserving The Jefferson County Sound

Folklife

$2,200.00

 

Better Basics, Inc.

Birmingham

A theater production of Alabama Story

Arts in Education

$2,400.00

 

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

Magic City Seams, Jr.

Community Arts

$2,400.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

Trio Valtorna-Concert & school outreach

Performing Arts

$2,860.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

SYBARITE5 & R.B.Pine - Concerts

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

Birmingham City Schools

Birmingham

Theatrical Learning at Sun Valley Elem

Arts in Education

$2,400.00

 

Birmingham City Schools

Birmingham

Arts Residency at Ramsey HS

Arts in Education

$2,400.00

 

Birmingham Festival Theatre

Birmingham

Maytag Virgin Theatre Production

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Birmingham Negro Southern League Museum

Birmingham

NSLM Cultural Arts Youth Initiative

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Jason Burns

Fultondale

Musical Instrument Making and Repair

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Foundation for Arts and Cultural Connections

Birmingham

Imagination Festival

Community Arts

$2,580.00

 

Girls Rock Birmingham

Birmingham

GRB Camp and Workshops

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Magic City Smooth Jazz

Birmingham

SAR: Tribute to the Queen of Soul

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

Magic City Smooth Jazz

Birmingham

Music Speaks: Bebop  to Hip Hop

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

Magic City Smooth Jazz

Birmingham

Jazz in the Park

Performing Arts

$10,000.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach Inc

Irondale

African Dance & Drums Culture  

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Opera Birmingham

Birmingham

Community Engagement

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

PaperWorkers Local

Birmingham

Administrative Assistance

Visual Arts

$1,500.00

 

PaperWorkers Local

Birmingham

workshops, exhibits and talks

Visual Arts

$3,050.00

 

Real Life Poets, Inc.

Birmingham

Brave New Voices

Literary Arts

$3,000.00

 

Sanspointe Dance Company

Birmingham

SDC Summer Intensive

Performing Arts

$2,500.00

 

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

National Conference on Cast Iron Art

Visual Arts

$3,050.00

 

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

Workshops and Open Studios

Visual Arts

$5,000.00

 

Southern Danceworks

Birmingham

Dance for PD|Arts in Medicine Program

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

Space One Eleven

Birmingham

Visual Arts Exhibitions

Visual Arts

$3,050.00

 

Space One Eleven

Birmingham

Summer Art Camps

Visual Arts

$5,000.00

 

Elnora Spencer

Birmingham

Blues Singing Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Barry Taylor

Birmingham

Gospel Quartet Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

The Exceptional Foundation

Homewood

Special Needs Arts Program

Community Arts

$2,250.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

UAB's ASC presents "Me...Jane"

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

UAB's ASC presents Raghu Dixit

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

Vulcan Park and Museum

Birmingham

Vulcan Face to Face

Community Arts

$3,300.00

Lauderdale

Amita Bhakta

Florence

Rangoli Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Volunteers

Florence

Arts Alive Children's Experience

Community Arts

$2,250.00

 

Lauderdale County Farmers Federation

Rogersville

Alabama Barn Quilt Trail

Community Arts

$1,800.00

 

Shoals Storytelling Festival

Florence

Shoals Storytelling Festival Presents

Community Arts

$2,500.00

 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Pirates of the Caribbean II In Concert

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Honor Orchestra Festival

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

Charles Weston Stewart

Anderson

Bluegrass Banjo/Guitar Apprenticeship

Folklife

$1,000.00

Lawrence

Community Information & Education Radio, Inc.

Moulton

Downtown Live! 2019

Community Arts

$1,000.00

Lee

Auburn University