September 6, 2019

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

State Arts Council Awards Grants Totaling $1,832,330 at its September Meeting in Talladega

Montgomery, Ala. -- The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 128 grants totaling $1,832,330 at its meeting in Talladega on September 5-6, 2019. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk arts, community arts, literature, performing, and visual arts programs October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020.  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, 2019 deadline and represent the second round of grants awarded in the 2019-2020 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.     

 

The Alabama State Council on the Arts is the official state arts agency of Alabama. The staff of the Council, directed by Elliot Knight, 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 334-242-5153.

 

County

Grantee

City

Description

Discipline

Grant

Calhoun

Knox Concert Series

Anniston

Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

Colbert

City of Sheffield

Sheffield

SummerStock at the Ritz

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

City of Sheffield

Sheffield

Jake Landers Bluegrass Concert

Folklife

$7,200.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Musical Theatre Proposal

Community Arts

$5,600.00

Dallas

Arts Revive-CDC

Selma

Jazz Event/ 41st Annual TaleTellin' Fest

Community Arts

$8,400.00

 

Selma Art Guild

Selma

Part-time staff position

Visual Arts

$1,000.00

 

Selma Art Guild

Selma

Visual Arts and Music Series

Community Arts

$1,250.00

DeKalb

Mentone Area Arts Council

Mentone

Creative Spirit Market

Community Arts

$1,700.00

Etowah

Etowah County Board of Education

Gadsden

School String Orchestra Program

Arts in Education

$4,000.00

 

Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc.

Gadsden

Gadsden Cultural Arts Year 30 Support

Community Arts

$61,600.00

 

Gadsden Symphony Orchestra

Gadsden

GSO 2019-2020 Concert Season

Performing Arts

$13,000.00

Franklin

Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council

Russellville

The Roxy's Christmas Spectacular

Community Arts

$4,200.00

 

Russellville City Schools

Russellville

Technical Theatre Education for Musical

Arts in Education

$7,000.00

Houston

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

Dothan

2019-20 Season/AL Bicentennial

Performing Arts

$13,000.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Jenny Fine Exhibition

Visual Arts

$3,800.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Out of the (Art) Box 2020

Visual Arts

$6,200.00

Jefferson

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

ADC Bicentennial Day Dance Program

Performing Arts

$5,510.00

 

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Alabama Festival of Ballet (AFB)

Performing Arts

$6,500.00

 

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Ballet Boot Camp (BBC)

Performing Arts

$6,500.00

 

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Dance Across Birmingham 2020

Performing Arts

$6,500.00

 

Alabama Moving Image Association

Birmingham

Sidewalk Book and Film Club

Visual Arts

$3,800.00

 

Alabama School of Fine Arts Foundation

Birmingham

Heginbotham Choreographic Residency

Arts in Education

$2,250.00

 

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

Lynch Quilts Project Exhibition

Visual Arts

$3,100.00

 

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

Magic City Seams Jr.

Community Arts

$4,800.00

 

Birmingham Art Music Alliance

Birmingham

Arias and Art Songs

Performing Arts

$1,000.00

 

Birmingham Art Music Alliance

Birmingham

2019 Birmingham New Music Festival

Performing Arts

$1,500.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

Gabriela Montero- Concert/Master Class

Performing Arts

$2,900.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

Chanticleer-Concert and Master Class

Performing Arts

$4,900.00

 

Birmingham Children's Theatre

Birmingham

Support for BCT's 72nd Season

Performing Arts

$27,400.00

 

Birmingham City Schools

Birmingham

Space One Eleven Art at Barrett Elem

Arts in Education

$7,000.00

 

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Visual Arts

$6,200.00

Jefferson

Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA)

Birmingham

BMA General Operating Support

Visual Arts

$210,360.00

 

Children's Dance Foundation

Birmingham

Extensive Dance Education Programs

Performing Arts

$23,300.00

 

Exposure Community Development Corp

Birmingham

Exposure Music Opportunity Classes

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

Jefferson County Board of Education

Birmingham

Jefferson County Elem Music Festival

Arts in Education

$6,800.00

 

Metropolitan Arts Ctr / Virginia Samford

Birmingham

Theatre Performances & Arts Education

Performing Arts

$28,900.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach Inc

Irondale

Introduction to African Dance  

Arts in Education

$2,000.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach Inc

Irondale

African Dance/Drums - Body & Spirit

Performing Arts

$6,400.00

 

Opera Birmingham

Birmingham

Opera Birmingham 2019-2020 Season

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Opera Birmingham

Birmingham

Community Engagement

Performing Arts

$6,500.00

 

PaperWorkers Local

Birmingham

Administrative Assistance

Visual Arts

$1,140.00

 

PaperWorkers Local

Birmingham

Teach classes, Purchase etching press

Visual Arts

$6,200.00

 

Red Mountain Theatre Company

Birmingham

Human Rights New Works Festival 2020

Performing Arts

$6,500.00

 

Red Mountain Theatre Company

Birmingham

RMTC 2019-2020 Season

Performing Arts

$82,680.00

 

Sanspointe Dance Company

Birmingham

Anthology - An Evening Length Work

Performing Arts

$2,000.00

 

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

Visiting Artist Residency

Visual Arts

$3,720.00

 

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

Workshops and Open Studios

Visual Arts

$6,200.00

 

Space One Eleven (SOE)

Birmingham

Art Education for Youth and Older Adults

Visual Arts

$6,200.00

 

Space One Eleven (SOE)

Birmingham

Group Art Exhibition - Gun Violence

Visual Arts

$6,200.00

 

State of Alabama Ballet, Inc.

Birmingham

2019-2020 Season Support

Performing Arts

$59,200.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

UAB's ASC Presents Silkroad Ensemble

Performing Arts

$6,500.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

UAB's ASC Presents Hip Hop Nutcracker

Performing Arts

$6,500.00

 

Urban Impact Inc

Birmingham

Taste of Fourth Avenue Cultural Arts

Community Arts

$4,200.00

 

Vulcan Park Found - Vulcan Park & Museum

Birmingham

Pattie Ruffner Jacob's Work in Suffrage

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Birmingham

Music+Acting- Inspiration2Community

Community Arts

$5,600.00

Lauderdale

Alabama Barn Quilt Trail

Killen

Barn Quilts

Community Arts

$3,400.00

 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Honor Orchestra Festival

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

Lee

Auburn University Jule Collins Smith Museum

Auburn Univ

Third Thursday Poetry Series

Literary Arts

$5,860.00

 

Auburn Univ Osher Lifelong Learning Inst.

Auburn

OLLI 30th Anniversary Writers Series

Literary Arts

$4,230.00

 

Auburn Univ - Alabama Prison Arts + Ed

Auburn

APAEP - Arts Exploration/ Enrichment

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

IAMBK, Inc.

Auburn

"Shared Expressions: The Climb"

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

The Arts Association of East Alabama

Opelika

2019-20 Performance Series

Community Arts

$11,200.00

Madison

Ars Nova Incorporated

Huntsville

Cultural Kaleidoscope

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville, Inc

Huntsville

BTL's 19/20 Student Outreach Program

Performing Arts

$9,400.00

Madison

Community Ballet Association, Inc.

Huntsville

Discover Dance Educational Programs

Arts in Education

$7,000.00

 

Dance All Productions, Inc

Huntsville

Girls Like Us - Dance 2019-2020

Performing Arts

$6,500.00

 

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

Support of 59th Season Programming

Performing Arts

$13,000.00

 

Huntsville Chamber Music Guild

Huntsville

2019-2020 Celebrity Concert Series

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Huntsville Community Chorus Association

Huntsville

Support of Current & New Programming

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Huntsville Community Chorus Association

Huntsville

Administrative & Artistic Salary Support

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Huntsville Museum of Art

Huntsville

Operating support

Visual Arts

$70,800.00

 

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Huntsville

The 65th Season of the HSO

Performing Arts

$57,500.00

 

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Huntsville

A Series of Classical Music Concerts

Performing Arts

$13,000.00

 

The Arts Council, Inc. dba Arts Huntsville

Huntsville

LIT Festival '19 Public Art Installation

Visual Arts

$6,200.00

 

The Arts Council, Inc. dba Arts Huntsville

Huntsville

Operating Support

Community Arts

$27,800.00

 

Theatre Huntsville

Huntsville

Administrative Salary Support

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Theatre Huntsville

Huntsville

Support for 2019-20 Season

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

Marshall

Marshall Co Retired Senior Volunteer  Prgm

Guntersville

Melodies & Musings-Appalachian Legacy

Community Arts

$4,200.00

 

Snead State Community College

Boaz

Gerhart Chamber Music Festival

Performing Arts

$2,100.00

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Mobile

Guest Curator Program

Visual Arts

$12,400.00

 

Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council

Dauphin Island

Visual Art Program Manager

Community Arts

$3,400.00

 

Gulf Coast Steinway Society Inc

Mobile

Piano/Inst Master Classes/Competition

Performing Arts

$1,200.00

 

Mobile Arts Council

Mobile

Community Arts Calendar Publication

Community Arts

$2,800.00

 

Mobile Ballet, Inc.

Mobile

Mobile Ballet Operating Support 2019-20

Performing Arts

$27,700.00

 

Mobile Chamber Music

Mobile

4 Concerts with 3 Outreach Activities

Performing Arts

$5,500.00

 

Mobile Museum of Art

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art Operating Support

Visual Arts

$84,600.00

 

Mobile Opera. Inc.

Mobile

Mobile Opera's La Traviata

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Mobile Symphony, Inc.

Mobile

MSO Concert & Education Season

Performing Arts

$51,200.00

Montgomery

21 Dreams Arts & Culture

Montgomery

2019 Flight of Arts

Community Arts

$2,100.00

 

Alabama Dance Theatre

Montgomery

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$21,900.00

 

Alabama Korea Ed Economic Partnership

Montgomery

Korean Folk Arts Workshops

Folklife

$5,000.00

 

Alabama Korea Ed Economic Partnership

Montgomery

"A Tale of Two Brothers" Performance

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

ASF's 2019-2020 Season

Performing Arts

$225,600.00

 

Alabama State University/Theatre Arts/Dance

Montgomery

Commission 4 Choreographers

Performing Arts

$13,000.00

 

Alabama Writers' Forum, Inc

Montgomery

Ala Writers Hall of Fame Presentation

Literary Arts

$3,500.00

 

Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery

Montgomery

AL Bicentennial Open House at OAT

Folklife

$3,000.00

 

Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery

Montgomery

Alabama Decorative Arts Symposium

Visual Arts

$3,720.00

Montgomery

MEOW Cares, Inc.

Montgomery

MEOW Fine Strings Initiative

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Montgomery City-Co Public Library System

Montgomery

NABS Performance and Workshop

Folklife

$2,080.00

 

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Montgomery

Operating Support for the MMFA

Visual Arts

$127,200.00

 

Montgomery Symphony Association

Montgomery

Montgomery Music Project 2019-2020

Performing Arts

$6,500.00

 

Montgomery Symphony Association

Montgomery

Montgomery Symphony 2019-20 Season

Performing Arts

$22,200.00

 

The Arts Council of Montgomery

Montgomery

Doing Our Own Thing

Arts in Education

$2,000.00

 

The Cloverdale Playhouse

Montgomery

2 Productions, 2019 Mainstage Season

Performing Arts

$6,500.00

 

The King's Canvas

Montgomery

Mural on Selma-Mtgy. March Trail

Community Arts

$5,600.00

Morgan

Carnegie Visual Arts Center

Decatur

Organizational growth

Visual Arts

$3,800.00

 

Decatur Youth Symphony, Inc.

Decatur

DYS Performances and Ensembles

Performing Arts

$4,500.00

 

Decatur Youth Symphony, Inc.

Decatur

Support for DYS Administrative Team

Performing Arts

$6,100.00

Pike

Pioneer Museum of Alabama

Troy

Pioneer Days

Folklife

$3,750.00

 

The City of Brundidge Alabama

Brundidge

The City of Brundidge Cultural Arts Week

Community Arts

$4,200.00

 

Troy University

Troy

Art, Renewal & New Phenix City Story

Visual Arts

$3,800.00

 

Troy University Department of Art and Design

Troy

A Textural Mural for Creative Learning

Visual Arts

$6,200.00

Shelby

Alabama Conference of Theatre

Pelham

Theatre Festivals throughout Alabama

Performing Arts

$13,000.00

 

Birmingham International Ed Film Festival

Helena

Produce film  "Another River to Cross"

Folklife

$5,000.00

 

Shelby County Arts Council

Columbiana

Administrative: Development Coordinator

Community Arts

$5,600.00

St. Clair

CEPA Management Corporation

Pell City

Drama Club Performance Support

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

CEPA Management Corporation

Pell City

Retention of Professional Arts Educator

Community Arts

$5,600.00

Sumter

Coleman Center for the Arts

York

Michael Ross - "Imagined structures"

Visual Arts

$3,420.00

 

Coleman Center for the Arts

York

Tony Bingham, "Story Stones" Exhibition

Visual Arts

$6,200.00

 

Sumter County Fine Arts Council

Livingston

Beethoven in Bama: MSO Orchestra

Community Arts

$1,800.00

Talladega

Sylacauga Area Council - Arts & Humanities

Sylacauga

Marble Symposium & Cultural Exchange

Visual Arts

$6,200.00

Tuscaloosa

Arts/Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa Co

Tuscaloosa

2020 Operating Support

Community Arts

$19,860.00

 

Kentuck Museum Association

Northport

2019 Kentuck Festival Music

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

Kentuck Museum Association

Northport

2019 Kentuck Festival Program Artists

Visual Arts

$6,200.00

 

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa

Alabama Bound

Literary Arts

$6,000.00

 

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

2019-2020 Season and Activities

Performing Arts

$13,000.00

 

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Association

Tuscaloosa

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Opera

Performing Arts

$6,500.00

 

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Association

Tuscaloosa

TSO 40th Anniversary Season

Performing Arts

$13,000.00






$1,832,330.00

 



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