December 5, 2014

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

State Arts Council Awards Grants Totaling $339,050 at its December Meeting in Montgomery

Montgomery, Ala. -- The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 117 grants totaling $339,050 at its Council meeting in Montgomery on December 4, 2014. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk art, community, literature, performing, and visual arts programs January 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015. Also included in this round of awards are 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.

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