September 8, 2014

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

State Arts Council Awards Grants Totaling $1,568,605 at its September Meeting in Troy

Montgomery, Ala. -- The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 120 grants totaling $1,568,605 at its meeting in Troy on September 4, 2014. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk art, community, literature, performing, and visual arts programs October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015.  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, 2013 deadline and represent the second round of grants awarded in the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Jim Harrison III of Tuscaloosa 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 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

Organization

City

Description

Program Area

Grant

 

Africa, Enslavement & Civil War Museum

Selma

African Song Book Musical Project

Arts in Education

$2,800.00

 

Africa, Enslavement & Civil War Museum

Selma

African Song Book Musical Project

Community Arts

$3,600.00

Autauga

Prattville Creative & Performing Arts Council

Prattville

9th Annual Fountain City Arts Festival

Community Arts

$2,800.00

Baldwin

Baldwin Pops, Inc.

Fairhope

Outreach Concert & Activity Tour

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

Calhoun

Knox Concert Series

Anniston

Hafia Symphony Orchestra of Israel

Performing Arts

$2,600.00

Chilton

Chilton County Arts Council

Clanton

Multi-Disciplinary Projects

Community Arts

$2,500.00

Choctaw

Ballet & Theatre Arts Performing Companies

Gilbertown

2013 - 2014 Season

Performing Arts

$5,300.00

Clarke

Grove Hill Arts Council

Grove Hill

Scott Mattlin teaches in Studio 122

Community Arts

$1,000.00

 

Grove Hill Arts Council

Grove Hill

Clarke County's Art EdProgram

Arts in Education

$2,000.00

Colbert

City of Sheffield

Sheffield

Jake Landers Bluegrass Festival

Folklife

$4,900.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Art of the State

Visual Arts

$3,000.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Time Out for Theatre

Community Arts

$4,500.00

Covington

Andalusia Ballet Association

Andalusia

The Andalusia Dance Project

Arts in Education

$3,000.00

 

Covington Arts Council

Andalusia

The Alley Cats (Doo Wop)  A Capella

Community Arts

$1,300.00

Cullman

Cullman Ballet Society

Cullman

A Community Partnership for the Arts

Performing Arts

$4,200.00

Dallas

Arts Revive-Selma, Alabama

Selma

Design Selma: Urban Studio Project

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Arts Revive-Selma, Alabama

Selma

35th Alabama Tale Tellin' Festival

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Black Belt Arts and Cultural Center

Selma

Threads of Freedom Quilting Project

Community Arts

$1,700.00

 

Selma Community Concert Association

Selma

Street Corner Symphony in Selma

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

Escambia

Brewton Council of the Arts

Brewton

The Miracle Worker

Community Arts

$2,800.00

Etowah

Etowah County Board of Education

Gadsden

Jacksonville String Quartet Residency

Arts in Education

$2,000.00

 

Etowah County Board of Education

Gadsden

Etowah Co String Orchestral Program

Arts in Education

$3,000.00

 

Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc.

Gadsden

Hardin Center for Cultural Arts

Community Arts

$41,200.00

 

Walnut Gallery

Gadsden

Greater Gadsden Public Arts Project

Visual Arts

$4,900.00

Geneva

Geneva County Elementary School

Hartford

Diving into a Learning Art Adventure

Arts in Education

$4,900.00

Houston

Patti Rutland Jazz, Inc.

Dothan

Santa's Workshop 2012

Arts in Education

$2,000.00

 

Patti Rutland Jazz, Inc.

Dothan

PRJ Outreach

Arts in Education

$3,000.00

 

South Al. Symphony Assoc./Music South

Dothan

Music South Concert Series

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

Dothan

35th Anniversary Performance

Performing Arts

$4,500.00

 

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

Dothan

Dance Outreach & Enrichment

Performing Arts

$1,000.00

 

The Cultural Arts Center

Dothan

Play, Paint, Perform

Community Arts

$2,000.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Collection Inventory and Cataloging

Visual Arts

$4,400.00

Jackson

Northeast Alabama Community College

Rainsville

Ballet Performs in Rural North AL

Performing Arts

$4,500.00

Jefferson

AL Educational Television Found Authority

Birmingham

We Have Signal-Live from B’ham

Community Arts

$3,000.00

 

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

2014 Dance Across Birmingham

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Alabama Educational Theatre Association

Birmingham

2014 Alabama Thespian Festival

Performing Arts

$2,600.00

 

Alabama Moving Image Association

Birmingham

16th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

Visual Arts

$4,900.00

 

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Birmingham

2013-2014 Operating Support

Performing Arts

$186,500.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Birmingham

Borealis Wind Quintet - Leon Bates

Performing Arts

$2,400.00

 

Birmingham Children's Theatre

Birmingham

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$31,400.00

 

Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA)

Birmingham

Operating Support

Visual Arts

$174,400.00

 

Birmingham Music Club

Birmingham

Maestro Goes to Motown

Performing Arts

$4,500.00

 

Birmingham Public Library

Birmingham

BPL Teen Poetry Initiative

Literary Arts

$4,900.00

 

Children's Dance Foundation

Birmingham

Extensive dance education programs

Community Arts

$21,700.00

 

Jefferson Co. Schools Public Ed Found

Birmingham

Integrating the Arts in Jefcoed

Arts in Education

$2,900.00

 

Leslie Wright Fine Arts Ctr, Samford Univ.

Birmingham

Civil War Voices

Performing Arts

$1,200.00

 

Leslie Wright Fine Arts Ctr, Samford Univ.

Birmingham

Movement Workshop Residency

Performing Arts

$2,100.00

 

Magic City Smooth Jazz

Birmingham

Jazz in the Park

Performing Arts

$5,300.00

 

Metro Arts Ctr/Virginia Samford Theatre

Birmingham

Operating Support

Community Arts

$18,600.00

 

Opera Birmingham

Birmingham

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$19,600.00

 

Red Mountain Theatre Company

Birmingham

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$47,900.00

 

Sanspointe Dance Company

Birmingham

Etched in Collective History

Performing Arts

$1,700.00

 

Southern Danceworks

Birmingham

Dance for Parkinson's Health

Performing Arts

$4,500.00

 

Space One Eleven (SOE)

Birmingham

Arts Ed classes after-school & summ

Visual Arts

$2,000.00

 

Space One Eleven (SOE)

Birmingham

Service to Alabama Artists

Visual Arts

$3,400.00

 

State of Alabama Ballet, Inc.

Birmingham

Alabama Ballet Operating Season

Performing Arts

$47,200.00

 

The Seasoned Performers

Birmingham

Senior Adult Play and Readers Tours

Performing Arts

$4,500.00

 

Vulcan Park and Museum

Birmingham

Vulcan Keepsakes

Community Arts

$3,000.00

 

Vulcan Park and Museum

Birmingham

Birmingham History on the Road

Arts in Education

$4,900.00

Lauderdale

Florence/Lauderdale Tourism

Florence

Visitor's Center Local Art Display

Visual Arts

$2,400.00

 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Reflections of Time and Place

Performing Arts

$1,700.00

Lee

Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project

Auburn Univ

Admin. Support for AL. Prison Arts

Community Arts

$3,000.00

 

Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project

Auburn Univ

Making Space for Art & Writing

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Auburn Univ CMD Center for Arts & Human

Auburn

Auburn Writers Conference 2013

Literary Arts

$3,300.00

 

The Arts Association of East Alabama

Opelika

Cottonseed Live, Americana Roots

Community Arts

$3,000.00

Lee

The Arts Association of East Alabama

Opelika

Performance Series 2013-2014

Community Arts

$6,000.00

Limestone

Alabama Forge Council

Athens

Clay Spencer- Gothic style box class

Visual Arts

$1,500.00

 

Alabama Forge Council

Athens

Bituminous Bits- Educational journal

Visual Arts

$1,800.00

Madison

Alabama Orchestra Association

Huntsville

Alabama All State Orchestra Festival

Performing Arts

$2,300.00

 

American Needlepoint Guild Huntsville

Huntsville

Workshop

Visual Arts

$1,000.00

 

Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville, Inc

Huntsville

San Jose Taiko

Performing Arts

$2,600.00

 

Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville, Inc

Huntsville

Dinosaur Train - Live!

Performing Arts

$4,400.00

 

Community Ballet Association, Inc.

Huntsville

Discover Dance

Arts in Education

$4,900.00

 

Community Ballet Association, Inc.

Huntsville

Celebrating 50 years of Excellence

Performing Arts

$5,200.00

 

Greengate School

Huntsville

Moments in Time

Arts in Education

$1,700.00

 

Hazel Green High School

Hazel Green

Drama, classical poetry, & rhythm

Arts in Education

$2,400.00

 

Huntsville Chamber Music Guild

Huntsville

Educational & Performance Events

Performing Arts

$4,500.00

 

Huntsville High School

Huntsville

Characterization

Arts in Education

$2,600.00

 

Huntsville Literary Association

Huntsville

American Shakespeare Ctr  on Tour

Performing Arts

$1,700.00

 

Huntsville Museum of Art

Huntsville

Operating Support

Visual Arts

$47,300.00

 

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Huntsville

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$50,600.00

 

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Huntsville

Enhancement to HYO Concert Series

Performing Arts

$5,300.00

 

The Arts Council, Inc.

Huntsville

Operating Support

Community Arts

$17,400.00

Marion

City of Winfield Pastime Theatre

Winfield

"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

Community Arts

$1,200.00

 

City of Winfield Pastime Theatre

Winfield

Event coordinator/manager

Community Arts

$3,000.00

Mobile

Centre for the Living Arts, Inc.

Mobile

Operating Support

Visual Arts

$35,700.00

 

Dauphin Island Foundation, Inc.

Dauphin Island

Community art program

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Legacy 166, Inc.

Mobile

Legacy 166 Cultural Series

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Mobile Arts Council

Mobile

Mobile Area Public Art Catalogue

Visual Arts

$2,700.00

 

Mobile Arts Council

Mobile

Part-Time Director of Development

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Mobile Ballet, Inc.

Mobile

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$23,600.00

 

Mobile Chamber Music

Mobile

3 Chamber Music Concerts

Performing Arts

$3,500.00

 

Mobile International Festival

Mobile

MIF presents "Roots...the Journey"

Community Arts

$2,000.00

 

Mobile Museum of Art

Mobile

Operating Support

Visual Arts

$85,600.00

 

Mobile Opera. Inc.

Mobile

Resident Artist Program

Performing Arts

$1,700.00

 

Mobile Opera. Inc.

Mobile

Mobile Opera 2013-2014 Season

Performing Arts

$9,000.00

 

Mobile Symphony, Inc.

Mobile

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$46,900.00