December 6, 2019

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

State Arts Council Awards Grants Totaling $621,450 at its December Meeting in Montgomery


Montgomery, Ala. -- The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 146 grants totaling $621,450.00 at its Council meeting in Montgomery on December 6, 2019. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk art, community, literature, performing, and visual arts programs January 1, 2020 – September 30, 2020. Also included in this round of awards are 18 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, 2019 deadline and represent the third round of grants awarded in the 2019-2020 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 T. Daves IV, Chairman of the Council emphasized, “Grants awarded serve as investments in our state’s culture and quality of life. Independent surveys have shown that 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, 2020 for Fellowships, and Art & Cultural Facilities Grants, covering activities taking place between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.

For more information about a particular grant listed below, contact Barbara Reed, Public Information Officer at 334-242-5153.

 

County

Grantee

City

Description

Discipline

Grant

Autauga

Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council

Prattville

2020 Celebration of the Arts/Festival

Community Arts

$10,000.00

Baldwin

Eastern Shore Art Association, Inc.

Fairhope

Artist Nall Exhibition Catalog

Visual Arts

$3,300.00

 

Eastern Shore Art Association, Inc.

Fairhope

"Creative Cargo" Kid's Art Supply Kits

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Eastern Shore Choral Society

Fairhope

ESCS Premier of Tidewater Mass

Performing Arts

$3,300.00

Barbour

Eufaula Heritage Association

Eufaula

Music for the 55th Eufaula Pilgrimage

Community Arts

$3,650.00

Bibb

Hendon E. Miller

Brent

Folk Pottery Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,200.00

Bullock

Tourism Bullock County-Red Door Theatre

Union Springs

Present 2 plays at the Red Door Theatre

Community Arts

$6,930.00

Calhoun

Knox Concert Series

Anniston

Performance Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts

$4,000.00

Colbert

Helen Keller Public Library

Tuscumbia

"Turn the Page" AL Children's Authors

Literary Arts

$4,550.00

 

Oka Kapassa Festival, Inc.

Tuscumbia

Oka Kapassa-Sharing the Legends

Community Arts

$5,600.00

Dallas

Arts Revive-CDC

Selma

Programming Director Internship

Community Arts

$3,500.00

 

Blackbelt Benefit Group

Selma

Levitt AMP Selma Music Series

Community Arts

$11,200.00

 

Selma Art Guild

Selma

SAG's 20th Annual Juried Art Show

Visual Arts

$1,800.00

 

Selma-Dallas Co Historic Preservation Society

Selma

Art Camp 2020

Community Arts

$5,600.00

DeKalb

Mentone Area Arts Council

Mentone

Alabama Shakespeare Festival performance

Arts in Education

$1,820.00

 

Mentone Area Arts Council

Mentone

2020 Summer Music Series

Community Arts

$1,850.00

 

Mentone Educational Resources Foundation

Mentone

Musical Performance Exposure

Arts in Education

$2,080.00

 

Gary Waldrep

Albertville

Old Time/Bluegrass Music Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

Elmore

Jasmine Hill Foundation

Wetumpka

Naturally Artful

Community Arts

$8,200.00

Etowah

Jason Russell

Gadsden

Traditional Decoy Carving Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,200.00

 

Walnut Gallery

Gadsden

Walnut Gallery Artist Residency

Visual Arts

$2,970.00

Franklin

Franklin County Schools

Russellville

Digital Media Dynamics

Arts in Education

$3,000.00

 

Russellville City Schools

Russellville

Professional Development for Music

Arts in Education

$2,100.00

 

Tharptown Elementary School

Russellville

Literacy and Art Collide

Arts in Education

$2,100.00

Henry

Sherry Burkhalter

Newville

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

Houston

Wiregrass Blues Society

Dothan

Blues in Schools

Community Arts

$3,360.00

 

Wiregrass Blues Society

Dothan

The Wiregrass Blues Festival

Folklife

$5,500.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Public Art and Artist Residencies

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

B20: Wiregrass Biennial

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

Jackson

Bridgeport Elementary School

Bridgeport

Bridgeport Elementary Art Field Trip

Arts in Education

$2,100.00

 

Redemption Town Partners

Scottsboro

Pictures of Hope

Community Arts

$5,600.00

Jefferson

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Healing History through Honest Dialogue

Performing Arts

$5,200.00

 

Alabama Folklife Association

Birmingham

AFA: A 40th Anniversary Convening

Folklife

$5,500.00

 

Alabama Moving Image Association

Birmingham

22nd Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Alabama Rivers Alliance

Birmingham

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Huntsville

Visual Arts

$1,300.00

 

Alabama Rivers Alliance

Birmingham

Southern Exposure Film Program

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Ballard House Project, Inc

Birmingham

Viver Brasil Alabama Residency

Performing Arts

$7,000.00

 

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

The March Quilts - Traveling Exhibition

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

Invoke-concert & outreach events

Performing Arts

$3,900.00

 

Birmingham Music Club

Birmingham

"The Red Mill" by Victor Herbert

Performing Arts

$4,000.00

 

Jason Burns

Fultondale

Musical Instrument making and Repair

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Children's Dance Foundation

Birmingham

Dance Artist/Professional Development

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Dance Levels

Pinson

Journey To Africa Dance Concert

Performing Arts

$2,900.00

 

Files Arts Project

Birmingham

Dance & Music Workshop and Showcase

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

Foundation for Arts & Cultural Connections

Birmingham

Imagination Festival

Community Arts

$2,720.00

 

Friends Foundation of the B’ham Public Library

Birmingham

Bards & Brews Spoken Word Poetry Series

Literary Arts

$1,000.00

 

Girls Rock Birmingham

Birmingham

Pay for Local Artists to Teach Kids

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

GirlSpring, Inc

Birmingham

SHE Camp: empowerment through the arts

Community Arts

$3,600.00

 

Magic City Smooth Jazz

Birmingham

SAR: Tribute to Queen of Soul 2020

Performing Arts

$7,000.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach Inc

Irondale

Nathifa "Watoto" 

Performing Arts

$5,200.00

 

PaperWorkers Local

Birmingham

Part time administrative assistance

Visual Arts

$2,800.00

 

PaperWorkers Local

Birmingham

Workshops and exhibits

Visual Arts

$3,300.00

 

Sanspointe Dance Company

Birmingham

SDC Summer Intensive 2020

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Solomon Y. Sholanke

Birmingham

Nigerian/Yoruban Drumming Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,200.00

 

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

Iron Pour Demos and Site Tour

Arts in Education

$3,000.00

 

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

Engage HS students though metal arts

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Southern Museum of Flight

Birmingham

Alabama Aviation: Past, Present & Future

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Space One Eleven (SOE)

Birmingham

Summer Art Camps

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Space One Eleven (SOE)

Birmingham

Visual Arts Exhibitions

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Elnora Spencer

Birmingham

Blues Singing Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,200.00

 

Barry Taylor

Birmingham

Gospel Quartet Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,200.00

 

The Exceptional Foundation

Homewood

Special Needs Art Program

Community Arts

$2,800.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

Stefon Harris & Blackout

Performing Arts

$7,000.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

UAB's ASC Muse, a Musician's Conference

Performing Arts

$7,000.00

Jefferson

Urban Impact Inc

Birmingham

Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival

Community Arts

$2,260.00

 

Vulcan Park and Museum

Birmingham

LSCC-TCI Project

Folklife

$5,500.00

 

Vulcan Park Found -  Vulcan Park Museum

Birmingham

Performances of PRJ Play for Schools

Community Arts

$5,570.00

Lauderdale

Amita Bhakta

Florence

Rangoli Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,200.00

 

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area/UNA

Florence

Hidden Spaces: Muscle Shoals Music

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Project Say Something

Florence

Reclaiming Our Space/Recovering History

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

Performing Arts

$4,000.00

 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Performing Arts

$4,000.00

 

Charles Weston Stewart

Anderson

Bluegrass Banjo/Guitar Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,200.00

Lee

Hiztorical Vision Productions

Auburn

Documentary Film on Africatown

Visual Arts

$3,300.00

 

IAMBK, Inc.

Auburn

Creative Expressions: The World and Me

Literary Arts

$3,000.00

 

The Sound Wall Music Initiative

Opelika

Opelika Songwriters Festival

Community Arts

$11,200.00

Madison

Alabama Orchestra Association

Huntsville

Alabama All State Orchestra Festival '20

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre

Huntsville

The Dance Connection

Arts in Education

$3,120.00

 

Community Ballet Association, Inc.

Huntsville

Huntsville Ballet 2020 Partial Season

Performing Arts

$4,000.00

 

Huntsville Community Drumline

Huntsville

All Area Youth Drumline

Community Arts

$4,200.00

 

Huntsville Literary Association

Huntsville

American Shakespeare Center on Tour

Performing Arts

$3,300.00

 

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Huntsville

Tennessee Valley Music Festival

Performing Arts

$7,000.00

 

Independent Musical Productions, Inc.

Huntsville

IMPHuntsville presents Newsies

Performing Arts

$4,000.00

 

Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center

Huntsville

Happy Camp Visual Arts

Visual Arts

$3,300.00

 

Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center

Huntsville

Showcase for Students with Special Needs

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

Sally Mae Mixon

Huntsville

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$1,000.00

 

Oakwood University

Huntsville

A Raisin in the Sun

Performing Arts

$1,900.00

 

Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association

Huntsville

Camp Fasola

Folklife

$2,750.00

 

Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association

Huntsville

1942 Lomax Sacred Harp Recordings III

Folklife

$5,500.00

 

Tennessee Valley Jazz Society, Inc.

Huntsville

Alabama Jazz History Tour

Performing Arts

$4,000.00

 

Valley Arts and Entertainment, Inc.

Huntsville

Me and My Trombone w / Jolanta Wilson

Performing Arts

$2,000.00

 

Caroline Pettway Williams

Huntsville

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,200.00

Marion

City of Winfield Pastime Theatre

Winfield

Salary for Event Coordinator/Manager

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

City of Winfield Pastime Theatre

Winfield

2020 Concert Series

Community Arts

$8,200.00

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Mobile

Independent Artist Projects Program

Visual Arts

$3,280.00

 

Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, Inc.

Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island Native American Festival

Folklife

$5,500.00

 

Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival

Mobile

Assistant Project Director

Community Arts

$2,800.00

 

Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival

Mobile

Preserving Jazz Music for Generations

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

History Museum of Mobile Board

Mobile

African American Music Festival

Community Arts

$2,700.00

 

History Museum of Mobile Board

Mobile

Finding the Fenollosas

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Mobile Opera. Inc.

Mobile

Winter Gala Concert: "Fury and Pathos"

Performing Arts

$1,400.00

 

Mobile Opera. Inc.

Mobile

La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini

Performing Arts

$7,000.00

 

Opportunity 4 Entertainers & Performing Arts

Mobile

MOB Music Festival

Folklife

$3,500.00

Monroe

Coastal Alabama Community College

Monroeville

Monroeville Literary Festival

Literary Arts

$5,700.00

Montgomery

Alabama Alliance for Arts Education

Montgomery

Alabama Youth Arts Initiative

Arts in Education

$6,000.00

 

Alabama Craft Council

Montgomery

Administrative program coordination

Visual Arts

$1,500.00

 

Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts

Montgomery

Arts Connections Enhance Success

Arts in Education

$6,000.00

 

AL Korea Education Economic Partnership

Montgomery

Korean Hanji: More than 2D Art

Community Arts

$4,100.00

 

Auburn Univ at Montgomery Southern Studies

Montgomery

"The Bottom," photographs: Baton Rouge

Visual Arts

$1,000.00

 

City Montgomery, Economic & Community Dev

Montgomery

New sculpture for downtown public park

Visual Arts

$2,800.00

 

ClefWorks, Inc.

Montgomery

Invoking Music in Montgomery

Performing Arts

$5,200.00

 

Friends of the Theatre ASU Inc.

Montgomery

Martin L. King, Jr. Citywide Celebration

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

I Am More Than

Montgomery

Art on The Square 2020 Sojourn

Community Arts

$5,600.00

 

Jubilee Community Center

Montgomery

Discover the world through dance

Folklife

$1,750.00

 

Montgomery  Civic Chorale

Montgomery

OPERAtunity Montgomery musical

Performing Arts

$3,500.00