September 14, 2015

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

ASCA Announces $1,600,055 in Grant Awards

 

Montgomery, Ala. -- The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 113 grants totaling $1,600,055 at its meeting in Florence on September 11, 2015. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk art, community, literature, performing, and visual arts programs October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016.  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, 2015 deadline and represent the second round of grants awarded in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Vaughan Morrissette 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.

 

Vaughan Morrissette, Chair of the Council stated, “The Council is pleased to support educational groups, community organizations and various arts institutions with these recently approved grants. Funds awarded through the Council's granting process provide enhancement for Alabama's Creative Economy and overall quality of life for its citizens.  

 

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

Grantee

City

Description

Discipline

Grant

Baldwin

Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach

Orange Beach

Orange Beach Festival of Art Artists

Community Arts

$2,800.00

 

Stockton Heritage Association Inc

Stockton

Experiencing History Through Folk Art

Community Arts

$2,770.00

Colbert

City of Sheffield

Sheffield

Jake Landers Bluegrass Festival

Folklife

$3,000.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Art of the State

Visual Arts

$3,000.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Southern Circuit Independent Film Tour

Visual Arts

$4,850.00

Dallas

Arts Revive-Selma, Alabama

Selma

37th Alabama Tale Tellin' Festival

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Arts Revive-Selma, Alabama

Selma

Operating Support

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Selma Community Concert Association

Selma

Street Corner Symphony

Arts in Education

$2,100.00

DeKalb

Mentone Ed Resources Foundation

Mentone

Moon Lake  Book for Students

Arts in Education

$1,050.00

 

Mentone Ed Resources Foundation

Mentone

Exposure to the Arts through Field Trips

Arts in Education

$2,100.00

Etowah

Etowah County Board of Education

Gadsden

ECBOE String Orchestra Program

Arts in Education

$5,250.00

 

Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc.

Gadsden

Operating Support

Community Arts

$44,300.00

Houston

The Cultural Arts Center

Dothan

Smart Through Art

Arts in Education

$5,250.00

 

Patti Rutland Jazz, Inc.

Dothan

Patti Rutland Jazz Outreach Program

Arts in Education

$3,750.00

 

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

Dothan

Peter Pan and Another Land - 2016

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Alabama Makers exhibition

Visual Arts

$3,000.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Collections- Digitization

Visual Arts

$4,850.00

Jefferson

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Dance Across Birmingham 2016

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

 

AL School of Fine Arts Foundation

Birmingham

Guest Artist for Theatre Arts

Arts in Education

$1,255.00

 

AL School of Fine Arts Foundation

Birmingham

Mark Morris Choreography Residency

Arts in Education

$1,985.00

 

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Birmingham

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$178,200.00

 

AROVA Contemporary Ballet

Vestavia

Presenting “BOOMERANG”

Performing Arts

$1,200.00

 

Birmingham Art Music Alliance

Birmingham

2015 Birmingham New Music Festival

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

Arianna Quartet Piano Concert

Performing Arts

$4,845.00

 

Birmingham Children's Theatre

Birmingham

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$29,900.00

 

Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA)

Birmingham

Operating Support

Visual Arts

$167,000.00

 

Children's Dance Foundation

Birmingham

Extensive dance education programs

Community Arts

$18,900.00

 

Gardendale Magnolia Festival, Inc.

Gardendale

Jugtown Turnaround

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Magic City Smooth Jazz

Birmingham

Jazz in the Park

Performing Arts

$10,500.00

 

Virginia Samford Theatre

Birmingham

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$20,500.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company

Irondale

Dance Africa Birmingham 2015 -2016

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Opera Birmingham

Birmingham

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$18,900.00

Jefferson

Red Mountain Theatre Company

Birmingham

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$51,700.00

 

Regional Cultural Alliance of B’ham

Birmingham

Dance in Public Places: East Lake

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

REV Birmingham, Inc.

Birmingham

REVIVE Artist Exhibition: East Lake

Visual Arts

$3,250.00

 

REV Birmingham, Inc.

Birmingham

REVIVE: Ensley Creative Placemaking

Community Arts

$6,000.00

 

Southern Museum of Flight

Birmingham

WWII Exhibition/Veteran's Day Salute

Community Arts

$1,000.00

 

Space One Eleven (SOE)

Birmingham

Arts Ed Afterschool and Summer Camps

Visual Arts

$4,850.00

 

Space One Eleven (SOE)

Birmingham

Service to Alabama Artists

Visual Arts

$9,750.00

 

State of Alabama Ballet, Inc.

Birmingham

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$48,200.00

 

The Seasoned Performers

Birmingham

Performances, tours. workshops

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

Underground Railroad - Kathleen Battle

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

Enra Dance Troupe

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

Lauderdale

Shoals Symphony at UNA

Florence

Shoals Symphony String Project

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

Lee

Alabama Prison Arts + EdProject

Auburn Univ

Arts Build a Better Alabama

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Alabama Prison Arts + Ed Project

Auburn Univ

Administrative Support for APAEP

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Auburn Univ. CMD Ctr Arts/Humanities

Auburn

Auburn Writers Conference

Literary Arts

$4,875.00

 

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Auburn

Third Thursday Poetry Series at JCSM

Literary Arts

$4,225.00

 

Lee County Historical Society

Loachapoka

Lee County Gathering 2016

Folklife

$2,600.00

 

The Arts Association of East Alabama

Opelika

Performance Series 2015 2016

Community Arts

$9,000.00

Macon

Tuskegee Repertory Theatre, Inc.

Tuskegee

Performance:"The Wives of Booker T."

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

Madison

Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Assoc.

Madison

Camp Fasola

Folklife

$6,500.00

 

Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville

Huntsville

Hot Peas 'N Butter

Performing Arts

$2,660.00

 

Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville

Huntsville

Clifford the Big Red Dog Live

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Community Ballet Association, Inc.

Huntsville

Discover Dance Outreach Programs

Arts in Education

$5,250.00

 

Dance All Productions Inc

Huntsville

Girls Like Us Empowerment Dance

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

 

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

Support of After School Partnerships

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

 

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

Support of FPCT's 55th Season

Performing Arts

$10,500.00

 

Huntsville Chamber Music Guild

Huntsville

Chamber Music Concert - Olga Kern

Performing Arts

$2,000.00

 

Huntsville Community Drumline

Huntsville

Free Youth Percussion Program

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Huntsville Museum of Art

Huntsville

Operating Support

Visual Arts

$52,300.00

 

Huntsville Music Teachers Association

Gurley

Composition Comissioning & Premier

Performing Arts

$1,000.00

 

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Huntsville

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$46,500.00

 

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Huntsville

Enhancements to Fall Concert Series

Performing Arts

$5,110.00

 

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Huntsville

Enhancements to Admin. Staff

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

Madison

Oakwood University

Huntsville

Sonia Sanchez: Poet of Social Values

Literary Arts

$4,355.00

 

Oakwood University

Huntsville

Festival of Spirituals IX

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

 

The Arts Council, Inc.

Huntsville

Operating Support

Community Arts

$20,800.00

 

Theatre Huntsville

Huntsville

Executive Director Salary Support

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

Mobile

Centre for the Living Arts

Mobile

2015-2016 Exhibitions and Programs

Visual Arts

$25,600.00

 

Mobile Arts Council

Mobile

Part-time Development Director

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Mobile Ballet, Inc.

Mobile

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$22,800.00

 

Mobile Chamber Music

Mobile

Chamber music concerts & outreach

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Mobile International Festival

Mobile

"TALL Tales"

Community Arts

$3,000.00

 

Mobile Museum of Art

Mobile

Operating Support

Visual Arts

$80,200.00

 

Mobile Opera. Inc.

Mobile

Repositioning Mobile Opera

Performing Arts

$10,500.00

 

Mobile Symphony, Inc.

Mobile

2015-2016 Season

Performing Arts

$51,500.00

Montgomery

Alabama Dance Theatre

Montgomery

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$18,100.00

 

Alabama Institute – Arts Education

Montgomery

Support for Change: Site Visits

Arts in Education

$5,250.00

 

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$138,600.00

 

Alabama State Univ/Theatre/Dance

Montgomery

Day of Dance, Health & Wellness

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

 

Alabama State Univ/Theatre/Dance

Montgomery

Community Dance Initiative at ASU

Performing Arts

$10,500.00

 

Jackson Hospital Foundation

Montgomery

Women's unit mosaic wall

Visual Arts

$2,000.00

 

Landmarks Foundation

Montgomery

Expansion Old Alabama Town Revue

Community Arts

$2,600.00

 

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Montgomery

Operating Support

Visual Arts

$112,900.00

 

Montgomery Symphony Association

Montgomery

Cleveland Ave YMCA 2015-2016

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Montgomery Symphony Association

Montgomery

Operating Support

Performing Arts

$19,500.00

 

The Arts Council of Montgomery

Montgomery

Doing Our Own Thing (DOOT)

Visual Arts

$1,300.00

Morgan

Carnegie Visual Arts Center

Decatur

Folklife Exhibition and Education

Folklife

$1,500.00

 

Decatur Youth Symphony, Inc.

Decatur

Concert Series and Small Ensembles

Performing Arts

$7,000.00

Pike

Pioneer Museum of Alabama

Troy

Pioneer Days

Folklife

$3,000.00

 

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc.

Troy

ArtBridges InSchools 2015

Arts in Education

$1,750.00

Shelby

Shelby County Arts Council

Columbiana

SCAC 2016 Gallery Exhibition

Community Arts

$4,000.00

 

Shelby County Arts Council

Columbiana

Writing Our Stories

Arts in Education

$5,250.00

Sumter

Coleman Center for the Arts

York

Education Programs

Visual Arts

$4,850.00

 

Coleman Center for the Arts

York

Consolidated Artist Projects

Visual Arts

$9,750.00

 

Sumter County Fine Arts Council

Livingston

Birmingham Children's Theatre

Community Arts

$825.00

 

Sumter County Fine Arts Council

Livingston

An Evening in Italy: The Mobile Opera

Community Arts

$1,000.00

Sumter

The University of West Alabama

Livingston

Alabama Bound - Book Reviews

Literary Arts

$4,875.00

Talladega

Sylacauga Council on the Arts

Sylacauga

Marble Symposium/Cultural Exchange

Visual Arts

$4,850.00

Tallapoosa

Alexander City Arts, Inc

Alex City

2016 Season

Community Arts

$5,740.00

 

Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony

Alex City

A five-day art workshop

Visual Arts

$3,000.00

Tuscaloosa

Actor's Charitable Theatre

Tuscaloosa

15/16 Staff Development

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Alabama Blues Project

Northport

19th Annual Freedom Creek Festival

Folklife

$2,200.00

 

Alabama Blues Project

Northport

Support for Administration

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Alabama Blues Project

Northport

After School Blues Camps

Folklife

$4,875.00

 

Arts/ Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

Operating Support

Community Arts

$21,500.00

 

Kentuck Museum Association

Northport

Kentuck Festival 2015 Music

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Kentuck Museum Association

Northport

Kentuck Festival 2015 Invited Artists

Visual Arts

$4,850.00

 

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

2015-16 Season - Making Fun!

Performing Arts

$10,500.00

 

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

Tuscaloosa

Downtown Chamber Orchestra Series

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

Tuscaloosa

Carnival Spectacular

Community Arts

$4,500.00

Walker

Alabama Conference of Theatre

Jasper

Consolidated theatre projects & festival

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

Winston

Winston County Board of Education

Double Springs

Return To Looney's Tavern

Community Arts

$2,960.00





GRAND TOTAL

$1,600,055.00



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