September 9, 2022

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

$3.5 million in grants awarded to Alabama arts organizations

$3.5 million in grants awarded to Alabama arts organizations
Announcing project, operating support, and partnership grant recipients

MONTGOMERY, Ala., (September 9, 2022) — At its September quarterly meeting in Montgomery, Ala., the Alabama State Council on the Arts awarded 200 grants totaling $3,595,800 to 156 organizations across the state.

Organizations providing public programs in arts education, folk arts, community arts, literary arts, dance, music, theatre, and visual art forms received support through this competitive process. Some of these grants will support new and innovative public offerings and educational programs, along with administrative support; others will emphasize artistic traditions through the implementation of festivals, concerts, exhibitions, artist residencies, and workshops.

“Funds awarded through our grantmaking process serve as investments in Alabama’s culture, creative economy, and quality of life,” said Dr. Elliot Knight, the Council’s executive director. “These grants provide a better education for students, strengthen cultural expression, and support life-long learning through high-quality arts experiences.”

Organization

City

County

Amount

Project

Alabama Arts Alliance

Montgomery

Montgomery

$7,100

A Fresh Start II - Using the Arts to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Reintegrate into the Community

Alabama Arts Alliance

Montgomery

Montgomery

$80,000

Statewide Partnership

Alabama Ballet

Birmingham

Jefferson

$66,600

Operating Support

Alabama Blues Project

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$7,100

Community Blues Camp 2022

Alabama Blues Project

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$7,100

Salary Support

Alabama Conference of Theatre

Birmingham

Jefferson

$10,200

School and Community Theatre Festivals

Alabama Contemporary Art Center (Centre for the Living Arts)

Mobile

Mobile

$14,200

2023 Guest Curator Program Exhibitions

Alabama Dance Council

Birmingham

Jefferson

$95,000

Statewide Partnership

Alabama Dance Council

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,100

Dance Across Birmingham: Building Community

Alabama Dance Theatre

Montgomery

Montgomery

$21,700

Operating Support

Alabama Dance Works

Dothan

Houston

$14,200

2022-2023 Performance Season

Alabama Dance Works

Dothan

Houston

$12,200

Salary Support

Alabama Folklife Association

Mobile

Mobile

$65,000

Statewide Partnership

Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Foundation

Talladega

Talladega

$2,700

Music Matters at Alabama School for the Blind

Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts

Montgomery

Montgomery

$22,000

Statewide Partnership/Collaboration

Alabama Orchestra Association

Dothan

Houston

$10,600

Administrative Upgrades

Alabama Orchestra Association

Dothan

Houston

$6,600

2023 Alabama All-Region Orchestra Festivals

Alabama Rivers Alliance

Birmingham

Jefferson

$6,100

54 Miles to Home

Alabama School of Fine Arts Foundation

Birmingham

Jefferson

$11,600

The 2022-2023 Artworks @ The DJD Professional Performance Series

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Montgomery

$175,000

Operating Support

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Birmingham

Jefferson

$148,700

Operating Support

Alabama Visual Arts Network

Huntsville

Madison

$50,000

Statewide Partnership

Alabama Writers' Forum

Montgomery

Montgomery

$80,000

Statewide Partnership

Alabama-Korea Education and Economic Partnership (A-KEEP)

Montgomery

Montgomery

$5,600

Community theater performance of "The Robin Hood of Korea: Hong Gildong"

Alabama-Korea Education and Economic Partnership (A-KEEP)

Montgomery

Montgomery

$6,600

Korean Folklore & Arts Workshops

Alexander City Arts

Alexander City

Tallapoosa

$13,200

2022-2023 Season

Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$100,000

Statewide Partnership/Artistic Literacy Consortium

Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$20,000

Operating Support

Arts Huntsville

Huntsville

Madison

$6,100

LIT Fest 2022: Light + Innovation + Technology

Arts Huntsville

Huntsville

Madison

$100,000

Statewide Partnership/Artistic Literacy Consortium

Arts Huntsville

Huntsville

Madison

$30,200

Operating Support

ArtsRevive

Selma

Dallas

$7,100

44th Annual Kathryn Tucker Windham Tale Tellin' Festival and 11th Annual Tale Tellin' in the schools

Athens State University Foundation

Athens

Limestone

$14,200

Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series 2022-2023

Auburn University

Auburn

Lee

$4,100

Frye Gaillard at OLLI at Auburn University

Auburn University

Auburn

Lee

$6,600

Third Thursday Poetry Series at Pebble Hill

Auburn University

Auburn

Lee

$6,100

Inspirations CD Recording: Celebrating Alabama’s Cultural Legacy Through New Music

Auburn University

Auburn

Lee

$13,200

The Gogue Performing Arts Center's 2022-2023 Family Series

Auburn University

Auburn

Lee

$2,300

Abra Lee at OLLI at Auburn University

Azalea City Center for the Arts

Mobile

Mobile

$7,600

Theater in Middle and High Schools 2022-2023

Azalea City Center for the Arts

Mobile

Mobile

$6,100

Theater in Elementary Schools 2022-2023

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

Jefferson

$14,200

Salary Support

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

Jefferson

$11,200

2022-2023 Concert Season

Birmingham Children's Theatre

Birmingham

Jefferson

$24,700

Operating Support

Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham

Jefferson

$200,000

Operating Support

Black Belt Community Foundation

Selma

Dallas

$120,000

Statewide Partnership

Blount County Education Foundation

Oneonta

Blount

$7,100

The Magic of Music and Visual Arts

Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville

Huntsville

Madison

$4,200

Enhancement Workshops and National Touring Broadway Shows 2022-2023

Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville

Huntsville

Madison

$14,200

Student Outreach and Performances Fall 2022

Burritt Museum & Park

Huntsville

Madison

$14,200

Expansion of Burritt Folk School

Butler County School System

Greenville

Butler

$5,600

Building a First-Class Tuba Program @ Butler County Schools

Camp McDowell

Nauvoo

Walker

$10,700

Folk Art Workshops: Gee's Bend & Music 2022-2023

Central Alabama Community Foundation

Montgomery

Montgomery

$6,100

MAPmgm Arts in Motion Festival & Visiting Artist Fellowship

CEPA Management Corp

Pell City

St. Clair

$13,200

Spotlight Drama Education and Outreach Productions

Children's Dance Foundation

Birmingham

Jefferson

$23,200

Operating Support

City of Montgomery

Montgomery

Montgomery

$7,100

MGM National Heritage Series

City of Montgomery

Montgomery

Montgomery

$13,200

2nd Saturday Global City Festival Series

Clarke County Historical Society

Grove Hill

Clarke

$6,600

Folk Artist Demonstrations at 21st Annual Pioneer Day Festival

Clotilda Descendants Association

Mobile

Mobile

$13,200

2023 Spirit of Our Ancestors Festival

Cloverdale Playhouse

Montgomery

Montgomery

$6,600

2022 Mainstage Season productions

Community Ballet Association

Huntsville

Madison

$13,200

Huntsville Ballet Company's 2022/2023 Season of Growth and Audience Development

Community Ballet Association

Huntsville

Madison

$6,600

Discover Dance Arts Integration Programs

Cultural Arts Center

Dothan

Houston

$4,000

ARTSmart 23

Dance All Productions

Huntsville

Madison

$7,100

Girls Like Us Enrichment Program for Dance

Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council

Dauphin Island

Mobile

$8,400

Executive Director Position

Decatur Orchestra Sul Ponticello

Decatur

Morgan

$7,900

Classical Masterworks Concert and Holiday Concert

Decatur Youth Symphony

Decatur

Morgan

$14,000

2022-2023 Season "Music for All"

Decatur Youth Symphony

Decatur

Morgan

$13,200

Administrative Support

Delta Resource Educational Association Mobile (DREAM)

Mobile

Mobile

$6,100

Collage Dance

DesignAlabama

Montgomery

Montgomery

$60,000

Statewide Partnership

DRUM The Program

Montevallo

Shelby

$3,500

Fall 2022 After-School Program Drumming & Storytelling

DRUM The Program

Montevallo

Shelby

$5,800

Summer 2023 Juneteenth Summer Camp

East YMCA

Montgomery

Montgomery

$2,000

Unite the Hearts Art Camp

Eastern Shore Art Association

Fairhope

Baldwin

$6,600

Connecting with Wild Clay

Eastern Shore Art Association

Fairhope

Baldwin

$5,600

Creative Cargo

Etowah County Board of Education

Gadsden

Etowah

$7,600

School String Orchestra Program

Exposure Community Development Corporation

Birmingham

Jefferson

$5,100

Free Music Opportunity Classes

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

Madison

$14,200

FPCTA 62nd Season's Theatre Arts Education Programming

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

Madison

$14,200

FPCTA's 62nd Production Programming Season

Fine Arts Find Life

Bessemer

Jefferson

$10,700

Arts for Expression Program

Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council

Russellville

Franklin

$5,100

The Roxy's Christmas Spectacular

Friends of the Birmingham Public Library

Birmingham

Jefferson

$4,400

Bards & Brews

Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation

Gadsden

Etowah

$50,200

Operating Support

Greater Birmingham Arts Education Collaborative

Birmingham

Jefferson

$100,000

Statewide Partnership/Artistic Literacy Consortium

Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival Productions

Mobile

Mobile

$14,200

Jazz Education and Presentation

Gulf Coast Steinway Society

Mobile

Baldwin

$4,300

Gulf Coast Steinway Society 8th Annual Competition

Heritage Hall Museum (Jemison Carnegie Foundation)

Talladega

Talladega

$7,300

Administrative Support

Higher Ground Society

Auburn

Lee

$6,800

Patchwork Symphony

Historic Blakeley State Park

Spanish Fort

Baldwin

$3,400

Nature's Healing Power: A Medicinal Plant Florilegium for Blakeley

Hoover City Schools

Hoover

Jefferson

$5,200

RevAMPing our Middle School Jazz Program

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Huntsville

Madison

$11,200

Music of the Americas

Huntsville Community Chorus Association

Huntsville

Madison

$8,500

Series of Choral Concerts 2022-23

Huntsville Community Drumline

Huntsville

Madison

$13,200

All Area Youth and Adult Community Drumlines

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville

Madison

$14,200

Music Therapist and Arts-in Medicine Staff Positions

Huntsville Museum of Art

Huntsville

Madison

$78,800

Operating Support

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Huntsville

Madison

$57,300

Operating Support

I Am My Brother's Keeper (IAMBK)

Auburn

Lee

$4,100

A Series of Classes: Visual and Performing Arts

Independent Musical Productions (IMPHuntsville)

Huntsville

Madison

$10,200

Request for funding for Full Time Executive Director

InToto Creative Arts Forum

Birmingham

Jefferson

$12,500

Our Voices: Biannual Community Showcase

Jefferson County Schools

Birmingham

Jefferson

$5,600

Visiting Artist Series

Jubilee Community Center

Montgomery

Montgomery

$4,000

Diversity in Dance

Kentuck Museum Association

Northport

Tuscaloosa

$7,600

51st Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts: Program Artists

Kentuck Museum Association

Northport

Tuscaloosa

$7,100

51st Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts: Music & Spoken Word Programs

King's Canvas Gallery and Studio

Montgomery

Montgomery

$14,200

Creative Placemaking Administrative Support

King's Kids Foundation

Monroeville

Monroe

$2,400

Lessons From Gee's Bend: Art, History, and Culture

Klein Arts & Culture

Austin

Travis

$14,200

Staffing to Increase Arts Programming

Little River Arts Council

Mentone

DeKalb

$2,100

Creative Spirit Market Art and Music Showcase

Madison City Community Orchestra

Madison

Madison

$1,000

Community Outreach Programs for City of Madison - Fall/Winter 2022

Madison City Community Orchestra

Madison

Madison

$2,400

Concert Series of Orchestral Music

Magic City Performing Arts

Shoal Creek

Shelby

$11,200

Ballet and Dance Performance Season 2022-2023

Maitland Arts Initiative