From Alabama Council on the Arts:

Montgomery, Ala. — The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 128 grants totaling $1,724,820 at its meeting in Decatur on September 8, 2017. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk arts, community arts, literature, performing, and visual arts programs October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018. 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, 2017 deadline and represent the second round of grants awarded in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Dora James of Opelika 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.             

 

Dora James, 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 a better education for students, enhancement for Alabama’s Creative Economy and quality of life for all Alabamians.”                                 

 

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 Title Discipline Grant Amount
Bullock Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project Union Springs Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival Folklife $1,820.00
Calhoun Knox Concert Series Anniston Heisingbourg Symphony Outreach Performing Arts $3,800.00
Clarke Grove Hill Arts Council, Inc. Grove Hill Art Education Program Arts in Education $2,160.00
Cleburne City of Heflin Heflin I Heart Heflin Music Park Amphitheater Community Arts $5,500.00
Colbert City of Sheffield Sheffield Bluegrass at the Ritz with Jake Landers Folklife $3,500.00
Tennessee Valley Art Association Tuscumbia So. Circuit Tour of Indie Filmmakers Visual Arts $2,500.00
Tennessee Valley Art Association Tuscumbia Opal: the discovery of hope and home Community Arts $4,150.00
Dallas Arts Revive-CDC Selma Alabama 39th Tale Tellin’ Festival Community Arts $5,500.00
The Links Inc., – Selma (AL) Chapter Selma Connecting Communities Through Arts Community Arts $3,000.00
DeKalb Mentone Ed Resources Foundation Mentone Mentone Book created by students Arts in Education $1,080.00
Mentone Ed Resources Foundation Mentone Exposure to Professional Performances Arts in Education $1,370.00
Etowah Etowah County Board of Education Gadsden ECBOE School String Orchestra Program Arts in Education $5,000.00
Excel Institute Gadsden Art Enrichment Community Arts $1,900.00
Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc. Gadsden Gadsden Cultural Arts year 28 support Community Arts $47,700.00
Houston Southeast Alabama Dance Company Dothan SE AL Dance Expo/Choreography Performing Arts $3,500.00
Southeast Alabama Dance Company Dothan SE AL Dance 2017-18 Season Performing Arts $7,000.00
Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc. Dothan Annual Exhibitions and Programming Visual Arts $12,000.00
Jefferson Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation Birmingham Ruby Jubilee: 40 years of Natyananda Performing Arts $6,000.00
Alabama Dance Council, Inc. Birmingham Dance Across Birmingham 2018 Performing Arts $6,000.00
Alabama Dance Council, Inc. Birmingham ADC Bicentennial Project: Phase Two Performing Arts $6,000.00
Alabama Moving Image Association Birmingham Sidewalk ScreenTalk Monthly Film Series Visual Arts $6,250.00
Alabama Symphonic Assoc Inc Birmingham Alabama Bicentennial with Bobby Horton Performing Arts $6,000.00
Alabama Symphonic Assoc Inc Birmingham 2017-2018 Operating Support Performing Arts $170,700.00
AROVA Contemporary Ballet Vestavia AROVA 2017-2018 Performance Season Performing Arts $9,000.00
Bib & Tucker Sew-Op Birmingham The March Quilts: A Community Project Visual Arts $3,000.00
Birmingham Art Music Alliance Birmingham 2017 Birmingham New Music Festival Performing Arts $2,230.00
Birmingham Chamber Music Society Mountain Brook American Chamber Players Performing Arts $4,300.00
Birmingham Children’s Theatre Birmingham 2017-2018 General Operating Support Performing Arts $29,500.00
Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) Birmingham BMA General Operating Support Visual Arts $174,700.00
Children’s Dance Foundation Birmingham Extensive dance education programs Community Arts $18,900.00
Inglenook K-8 School Birmingham Inglenook School Symphony Experience Arts in Education $2,160.00
Jefferson Magic City Smooth Jazz Birmingham Jazz in the Park Performing Arts $12,000.00
Metro Arts Ctr/Virginia Samford Theatre Birmingham Theatre performances & arts education Performing Arts $24,000.00
Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach Inc. Irondale Dance Africa Birmingham RTV “Is It Ours” Performing Arts $4,200.00
Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach Inc. Irondale Introduction to Basic African Dance II Arts in Education $5,000.00
National Hook-Up of Black Women Birmingham A Celebration of Poet Sonia Sanchez Literary Arts $1,900.00
Opera Birmingham Birmingham Bicentennial Opera Workshop, Nov 2017 Performing Arts $6,000.00
Opera Birmingham Birmingham 2017-2018 Opera Birmingham Season Performing Arts $18,700.00
Oxmoor Valley K-8 School Birmingham Oxmoor Valley Goes to the Symphony Arts in Education $2,160.00
Red Mountain Theatre Company Birmingham Human & Civil Rights New Works Festival Performing Arts $6,000.00
Red Mountain Theatre Company Birmingham Operating support for 2017-2018 season Performing Arts $65,500.00
Sanspointe Dance Company Birmingham Movement Essays Performing Arts $3,770.00
Sloss Furnaces Foundation Birmingham Visiting Artist Residency Visual Arts $1,500.00
Sloss Furnaces Foundation Birmingham Open Studios & Workshops Visual Arts $6,000.00
Space One Eleven Birmingham Women’s Exhibition Visual Arts $3,000.00
Space One Eleven Birmingham Art Ed for Children and Older Adults Visual Arts $6,000.00
State of Alabama Ballet, Inc. Birmingham Alabama Ballet Operating Grant, 2017-18 Performing Arts $48,600.00
Vulcan Park and Museum Birmingham Washington & Du Bois:2Opinions,1Goal Community Arts $2,800.00
Lauderdale Shoals Symphony Orchestra Florence Tomb it May Concern – Shoals Symphony Performing Arts $3,500.00
Shoals Symphony Orchestra Florence Fortune and Fate – Shoals SO Performing Arts $3,500.00
Lee AL Prison Arts + Ed Project/Auburn Univ. Auburn Community Arts Community Arts $8,250.00
Auburn University Auburn Univ Third Thursday Poetry Series at JCSM Literary Arts $3,800.00
Auburn University Auburn Univ Jean Shin Exhibition: MAiZE Visual Arts $5,700.00
IAMBK, Inc. Auburn IAMBK Performing and Visual Arts Community Arts $3,000.00
Lee County Historical Society Loachapoka 2018 Lee Co Gathering Old Time Music Folklife $1,750.00
Limestone Athens State University Foundation Inc. Athens 90 Years of Delmore Brothers Music Folklife $1,000.00
Macon Tuskegee Repertory Theatre, Inc. Tuskegee “Booker T’s Towns” Performing Arts $6,000.00
Madison Academy for Academics and Arts Huntsville Sharing the Wealth: Artists for All Arts in Education $1,550.00
Alabama Educational Theatre Association Madison Ron Casey Visiting Writer’s Series Arts in Education $1,440.00
Alabama Educational Theatre Association Madison G. Barnes Choreographic Residency Arts in Education $2,160.00
Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville, Inc Huntsville BTL’s 17/18 Student Outreach Program Performing Arts $8,400.00
Community Ballet Association, Inc. Huntsville Discover Dance Arts Integration Arts in Education $5,000.00
Dance All Productions, Inc Huntsville Girls Like Us Outreach Through Dance Performing Arts $6,000.00
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Huntsville Support of 56th Season Performing Arts $3,500.00
Madison Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Huntsville Support of 57th Season Performing Arts $12,000.00
Huntsville Community Chorus Association Huntsville Support of HCCA choral/theater events Performing Arts $2,900.00
Huntsville Community Drumline Huntsville All Area Youth Drumline Community Arts $5,500.00
Huntsville Museum of Art Huntsville Operating Support Visual Arts $58,600.00
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Huntsville The 63rd Season of the HSO Performing Arts $48,500.00
Huntsville Youth Orchestra Huntsville A Series of Classical Music Concerts Performing Arts $6,790.00
Independent Musical Productions, Inc. Huntsville Cabarets on the Square Community Arts $2,500.00
Oakwood University Huntsville Climacteric: Conversations on the South Literary Arts $2,900.00
Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association Huntsville Camp Fasola Folklife $4,800.00
The Arts Council, Inc. Huntsville Operating Support Community Arts $23,100.00
Marion Northwest Alabama Arts Council, Inc. Hamilton Jerry Brown: In My Own Words Folklife $2,450.00
Marshall Marshall Co Retired & Senior Vol Program Guntersville Melodies & Musings – Our Appalachian L Community Arts $4,150.00
Mobile Alabama Contemporary Art Center Mobile ‘Cuba Premiers’ Film Series Visual Arts $2,900.00
Alabama Contemporary Art Center Mobile ‘Back to Havana’ Exhibition & Programs Visual Arts $6,000.00
Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts Council, Inc. Dauphin Island Executive administrator position Community Arts $5,500.00
Mobile Ballet Mobile Mobile Ballet Operating Support 2017-18 Performing Arts $24,600.00
Mobile Chamber Music Mobile 3 chamber music concerts/6 outreach Performing Arts $7,000.00
Mobile Museum of Art Mobile Mobile Museum of Art Operating Support Visual Arts $75,600.00
Mobile Opera. Inc. Mobile Art Without Limits Performing Arts $9,000.00
Mobile Symphony, Inc. Mobile Mobile Symphony Concerts & Education Performing Arts $47,500.00
Montgomery Alabama Dance Theatre Montgomery Operating Support Performing Arts $17,600.00
Alabama Korea Ed Economic Partnership Montgomery “The Fragrance of Spring” Performance Community Arts $5,500.00
Alabama Korea Ed Economic Partnership Montgomery Korean Folk Arts Workshops Folklife $6,000.00
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Montgomery ASF’s 2017-2018 Season Performing Arts $182,000.00
Alabama State University Montgomery Strong Branches, Deep Roots Performing Arts $7,000.00
Alabama State University Montgomery Community Dance Initiative at ASU Performing Arts $12,000.00
Alabama Writers’ Forum, Inc Montgomery Creation of Historical Persona Poems Literary Arts $5,900.00
Carver Elementary and Arts Magnet School Montgomery Strengthening Our Dance Roots Arts in Education $3,500.00
Montgomery Ballet Montgomery Ballet Boot Camp (BBC) Performing Arts $3,500.00
Montgomery Ballet Montgomery Alabama Festival of Ballet (AFB) Performing Arts $3,500.00
Montgomery Civic Chorale Montgomery 2017-2018 Concert Season Performing Arts $6,400.00
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery General Operating Support for the MMFA Visual Arts $110,700.00
Montgomery Symphony Association Montgomery The MMP 2017-2018 Academic Year Performing Arts $3,500.00
Montgomery Montgomery Symphony Association Montgomery Montgomery Symphony FY 2018 Performing Arts $22,500.00
The Arts Council of Montgomery Montgomery Doing Our Own Thing (DOOT) Arts in Education $1,280.00
Morgan Carnegie Visual Arts Center Decatur RAIL Community Arts $1,000.00
Decatur Youth Symphony, Inc. Decatur Administrative Support Performing Arts $6,000.00
Decatur Youth Symphony, Inc. Decatur Concert Series and Small Ensembles Performing Arts $8,400.00
Pickens Crossroads Arts Alliance Gordo Gordo 4-H House Arts Room Community Arts $1,000.00
Pike Pioneer Museum of Alabama Troy Pioneer Days Folklife $2,625.00
Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc. Troy ArtBridges InSchools Arts in Education $2,500.00
Shelby Shelby County Arts Council Columbiana Jazz in the Park, Alabaster Community Arts $2,150.00
St. Clair CEPA Management Corporation Pell City Production Support for Drama Clubs Community Arts $2,000.00
CEPA Management Corporation Pell City Retention of Professional Arts Educator Community Arts $5,500.00
Sumter Coleman Center for the Arts York Coleman Center Arts Education Community Arts $5,500.00
Coleman Center for the Arts York Coleman Center Arts & Exhibition Series Visual Arts $6,500.00
Sumter County Fine Arts Council Livingston Much Ado about Nothing: ASF production Community Arts $625.00
Sumter County Fine Arts Council Livingston Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle Community Arts $1,000.00
Talladega Sylacauga Area Council Arts & Humanities Sylacauga Marble Symposium & Cultural Exchange Visual Arts $6,000.00
Talladega First Inc. Talladega Presenting TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Performing Arts $4,600.00
Tallapoosa Alexander City Arts, Inc Alexander City ACA grant app for Season 2017-2018 Community Arts $8,250.00
Sarah Carlisle Towery – Alabama Art Colony Alexander City 5-Day workshop – Visual Arts Instruction Visual Arts $1,000.00
Tuscaloosa Alabama Blues Project Northport Support for Program Manager salary Community Arts $5,500.00
Alabama Blues Project Northport After school and in school programs Folklife $6,000.00
Arts & Humanities Council Tuscaloosa Co Tuscaloosa 2018 Operating Support Community Arts $17,600.00
Kentuck Museum Association Northport 46th Kentuck Festival of the Arts Music Community Arts $5,500.00
Kentuck Museum Association Northport 46th Kentuck Festival of the Arts 2017 Visual Arts $6,000.00
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Alabama Bound – Book Reviews Literary Arts $4,500.00
Theatre Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa A portion of the 2017-18 Season Performing Arts $12,000.00
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Tuscaloosa Online Educational Materials, All-Levels Performing Arts $1,000.00
Walker Alabama Conference of Theatre (ACT) Jasper ACT State Theatre Festival Performing Arts $7,000.00
Wilcox City of Camden Camden Assets-based Planning & Design Community Arts $3,000.00
Winston Camp McDowell Nauvoo Alabama Folk School Coordinator 2017 Community Arts $5,500.00
Camp McDowell Nauvoo AFS/Kentuck Art Center Partnership Community Arts $5,500.00
$1,724,820.00
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