12/12/2016 1:51:00 PM

State Arts Council Awards Grants Totaling $446,175 at its December Meeting


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.

These recent grants are in response to applications submitted under the September 1, 2016 deadline and represent the third round of grants awarded in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The 15-member board is appointed by the Governor to help promote the arts statewide. A primary responsibility of the Council is to make decisions about 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, Chairman of the Council emphasized, “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 next deadline for the submission of grant applications is March 1, 2017 for Fellowships, and Art & Cultural Facilities Grants, covering activities taking place between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.

For more information about a particular grant listed below, contact Barbara Reed, Public Information Officer at 334-242-4076, ext. 223.

County

Grantee

Project Description

Discipline

Grant

Autauga

Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council

Festival Coordinator Position

Community Arts

$1,400.00

 

Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council

A Month-Long Celebration of the Arts

Community Arts

$4,900.00

Baldwin

Baldwin Pops, Inc

Outreach Concert Tour of Baldwin County

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

City of Orange Beach--Coastal Arts Center

Festival of Art performing artists

Community Arts

$4,300.00

 

Eastern Shore Choral Society

Performance of Haydn's Nelson Mass

Performing Arts

$1,000.00

 

John McClure Snook Youth Club of Foley

Arts for All

Community Arts

$8,600.00

Barbour

Eufaula Heritage Association

Music for The 52nd Eufaula Pilgrimage

Community Arts

$2,000.00

Bibb

Steve Miller

Folk Pottery Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,500.00

Bullock

Tourism Council of Bullock Co-Red Door Theatre

Present 3 plays at the Red Door Theatre

Community Arts

$4,300.00

Calhoun

Anniston Council on the Arts & Humanities

A Place to Be

Community Arts

$4,000.00

 

Calhoun County Center for the Arts

Storytelling Workshop & Performance

Folklife

$1,000.00

 

Jacksonville Opera Theatre

Phantom of the Opera Production

Performing Arts

$2,000.00

 

Jacksonville State University

JSU Library Children's Reading Room

Community Arts

$1,100.00

Clarke

Grove Hill Arts Council, Inc.

Art Director's Salary

Community Arts

$1,600.00

Clay

Clay County Arts League

Clay County Art Camp for Kids

Arts in Education

$2,250.00

Coffee

Coffee County Arts Alliance

"The Pump Boys and Dinettes"

Community Arts

$1,000.00

Colbert

City of Sheffield

SummerStock at the Ritz 2017

Community Arts

$4,300.00

 

Oka Kapassa Festival, Inc.

Oka Kapassa--Sharing the Legends

Community Arts

$3,000.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

SummerStock @ Ritz Tech. Enhancement

Community Arts

$3,225.00

Cullman

Betty Moon Sampson

Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Apprentices

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Southern Makers Nonprofit Inc.

Story Telling Series (Artist Talks)

Community Arts

$2,200.00

 

Southern Makers Nonprofit Inc.

Documenting Alabama-Based Artisans

Visual Arts

$2,700.00

Dale

City of Ozark/ Leisure Services Division

2017 Ozark Crawdad & Music Festival

Community Arts

$1,700.00

 

City of Ozark/ Leisure Services Division

Ozark/Dale Co. H.S Theatre Production

Community Arts

$1,700.00

Dallas

Arts Revive-Selma, Alabama

15th Annual ArtsRevive Exhibition

Visual Arts

$2,400.00

 

Arts Revive-Selma, Alabama

Bicentennial Planning: A Sense of Place

Community Arts

$3,110.00

 

McRae Learning Center Inc

The History of Selma - Our Time

Arts in Education

$1,850.00

 

Selma Center – Nonviolence Truth & Reconciliation

Peace Project: Art Over Violence

Community Arts

$2,200.00

DeKalb

Mentone Area Arts Council

Summer Music Series

Community Arts

$1,300.00

 

Mentone Educational Resources Foundation

Events to expose students to the Arts

Arts in Education

$2,150.00

Elmore

The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery

Alabama Jubilee 2017

Visual Arts

$9,900.00

Escambia

Brewton Council of the Arts - Arts for Youth

FLY Dance Co In-School Performances

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

Etowah

Gadsden Symphony Orchestra

2017 GSO Concert Season

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

Houston

Southeast Alabama Community Players

The Miracle Worker Interpreted for ASL

Performing Arts

$1,000.00

 

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

SEADAC Misty Copeland Dance Initiative

Performing Arts

$1,000.00

 

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

SEADAC  Spring Show featuring MOANA

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Tri-State Community Orchestra Association

Michael Gabriel "Strings Attached"

Performing Arts

$1,100.00

 

Wiregrass Blues Society

2017 Wiregrass Blues Fest

Folklife

$3,340.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Multi-phase Collections Cataloguing

Visual Arts

$5,000.00

Jefferson

Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation

Alabama Asian Cultures and Food Festival

Community Arts

$2,200.00

 

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

The Dance Company Experience Intensives

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

ADC Bicentennial Dance Project Planning

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

The Dance Company Experience Premiere

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Alabama Folklife Association

Common Threads

Folklife

$1,600.00

 

Alabama Symphonic Assoc Inc

Alabama Bicentennial with Bobby Horton

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Birmingham Black Radio Museum

The BBRM and Alabama's Bicentennial

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Sotto Voce Brass Quartet

Performing Arts

$3,280.00

 

Birmingham Public Library Foundation

Ala Decorative Arts Survey Digitization

Visual Arts

$5,000.00

 

Desert Island Supply Co.

Woodlawn Writers Corps

Arts in Education

$2,500.00

 

Foundation for Arts and Cultural Connections

Imagination Festival

Community Arts

$2,960.00

 

Bob Friedman

Gospel Quartet Apprenticeship

Folklife

$1,500.00

 

McWane Science Center

Bottle Tree: Art and Design Exhibit

Community Arts

$1,000.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach Inc

Touring Dance Africa

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach Inc

Reclaiming the Village "Is It Ours"

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Opera Birmingham

Workshop of AL Bicentennial Opera

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

PaperWorkers Local

Printmaking workshops and exhibitions

Visual Arts

$3,250.00

 

Sanspointe Dance Company

2017 Summer Tour: Collective Spaces

Performing Arts

$2,750.00

 

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

National Conference on Cast Iron Art

Visual Arts

$3,700.00

 

Space One Eleven

Alabama Artists Exhibitions

Visual Arts

$2,700.00

 

Space One Eleven

Free art ed classes for low income youth

Visual Arts

$5,000.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

ASC.Turtle Island Quartet &Cyrus Chestnut

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

UAB's ASC Presents The Ahn Trio

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

University of Alabama at B’ham Dept. of Music

Birmingham Goes Baroque

Performing Arts

$1,000.00

 

Vulcan Park and Museum

Birmingham History on the Road

Arts in Education

$2,625.00

Jefferson

Vulcan Park and Museum

Birmingham Industrial Heritage Trail Pro

Folklife

$4,000.00

Lauderdale

Amita Bhakta

Rangoli Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,500.00

 

Kennedy-Douglass Center for Arts Volunteers

2017 Arts Alive  Festival

Community Arts

$4,300.00

 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Honor Orchestra for High School Players

Performing Arts

$1,500.00

 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Choral Masterworks

Performing Arts

$2,850.00

 

University of North Alabama -- Writer's Series

Reading by Peter Balakian

Literary Arts

$2,200.00

Lawrence

Community Information & Education Radio, Inc.

Downtown Live! 2017

Community Arts

$1,200.00

Lee

Auburn University

Out of the Box

Visual Arts

$2,700.00

 

Auburn University

Jiha Moon Exhibition

Visual Arts

$4,250.00

 

City of Auburn

Adventures in Art 2017

Arts in Education

$4,000.00

 

The Arts Association of East Alabama

Collaborative Dance Residency: Taylor2

Community Arts

$3,220.00

Macon

Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center

Three Centuries of Macon County Art

Visual Arts

$2,500.00

 

Tuskegee Repertory Theatre, Inc.

Johnny Ford, An Alabama First

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Tuskegee University

AILEY II Visits Tuskegee

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Tuskegee-Macon Co Community Develop Corp

Community Arts in Tuskegee Alabama

Community Arts

$2,200.00

Madison

Alabama Educational Theatre Association

2017 Alabama Thespian Festival

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Alabama Orchestra Association

Alabama All State Festival 2017

Performing Arts

$1,860.00

 

Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre

Dance Connection (TDC)

Performing Arts

$3,400.00

 

Ars Nova Incorporated

Educational Outreach and 2017 Season

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Community Ballet Association, Inc.

Balanchine Ballet/Tribute to America

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Community Ballet Association, Inc.

Public Relations/Development

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Huntsville Community Drumline

Travelling Drums Percussion Program

Community Arts

$4,300.00

 

Huntsville Literary Association

American Shakespeare Center on Tour

Performing Arts

$2,250.00

 

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

HSO Symphony in the City - Spring 2017

Performing Arts

$4,500.00

 

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Enhancements (Summer Music Camp)

Performing Arts

$3,900.00

 

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Huntsville Youth Orchestra Concert Series

Performing Arts

$3,960.00

 

Independent Musical Productions, Inc.

Musical Theater production of Ragtime.

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Elias Katsaros

Byzantine Iconography Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,500.00

 

Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association

Camp Fasola

Folklife

$3,200.00

 

Tennessee Valley Jazz Society, Inc.

31st Annual Jazz-N-June Festival

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Tennessee Valley Jazz Society, Inc.

Community Jazz Education Program

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

The Arts Council, Inc.

Bicentennial 2017-Discovering Our Places

Community Arts

$4,300.00

Marengo

Estelle Jackson

White Oak Basketry Apprenticeship

Folklife

$1,500.00

Marion

City of Winfield Pastime Theatre

Salary for Event Coordinator/Manager

Community Arts

$4,300.00

 

City of Winfield Pastime Theatre

2017 four-performance concert series

Community Arts

$4,900.00

 

Jeff Wilburn

Folk Pottery Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,500.00

Marshall

Snead State Community College

Art of Correspondence: Theatrical Review

Performing Arts

$1,000.00

Mobile

Centre for the Living Arts

Consolidated Grant: Capacity Building

Visual Arts

$5,000.00

 

Bettie B. Champion

Seafood Gumbo Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival, Inc.

Jazz Festival and Summer Jazz Music Camp

Community Arts

$4,300.00

 

Mobile Arts Council

Tenth Anniversary Concert Series

Community Arts

$3,260.00

 

Mobile Arts Council

Part-time Development Director

Community Arts

$4,300.00

 

Mobile Assoc. for Retarded Citizens (Mobile Arc)

Art Education to Enhance Lives

Visual Arts

$3,500.00

 

Mobile Ballet, Inc.

Mobile Ballet Strategic Planning

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Mobile Museum Board, Inc.

African American Music Festival

Community Arts

$1,030.00

 

Mobile Symphony, Inc.

Mobile Symphony Community Connect

Performing Arts

$1,500.00

Monroe

Alabama Southern Community College

20th Annual Alabama Writers Symposium

Literary Arts

$4,500.00

Montgomery

Alabama Alliance for Arts Education

Bicentennial Youth Art: Trading Places

Arts in Education

$5,000.00

 

Alabama Craft Council

Craft in Alabama Recognition

Visual Arts

$3,200.00

 

Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts

ACES for Students, Squared

Arts in Education

$5,000.00

 

Alabama Music Teachers Association

Annual Conference

Performing Arts

$1,000.00

 

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare in Schools

Arts in Education

$2,625.00

 

Alabama Writers' Forum, Inc

Hall of Fame website and workshops

Literary Arts

$4,500.00

 

Auburn University at Montgomery

Southern Outlaws

Folklife

$775.00

 

Auburn University at Montgomery

Four Mondays of Poetry

Literary Arts

$1,400.00

 

ClefWorks, Inc.

Music: A Catalyst for Change

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Cloverdale Playhouse

The Cloverdale Playhouse 2017 Season

Performing Arts

$1,000.00

 

Montgomery County Historical Society

The Gathering Year

Folklife

$1,600.00

 

Morningview Elementary

After school photography group

Arts in Education

$2,250.00

Morgan

Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts

The Useable Past, Bi-Centennial

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

Pike

Brundidge Historical Society

Pike Piddlers’ Storytelling Festival

Folklife

$1,600.00

 

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc.

Playwright Commission for Bicentennial

Community Arts

$2,200.00

 

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc.

ArtBridges Teacher Workshop 2017

Arts in Education

$5,000.00

Shelby

Agnes Marie Pool

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,500.00

St. Clair

CEPA Management Corporation

Educational, all-ages theater program

Community Arts

$4,300.00

Sumter

Jack-Corene Community Develop Corporation

PLAY Piano Lessons for At-Risk Youth

Community Arts

$1,300.00

Sumter

Sumter County Fine Arts Council

Portraits of African American Composers

Community Arts

$500.00

 

Sumter County Fine Arts Council

BCT: Wake Up Brother Bear

Community Arts

$575.00

 

The University of West Alabama

2017 Sucarnochee Folklife Festival

Folklife

$1,480.00

Tallapoosa

Alexander City Jazz Festival, Inc.

2017 27th Annual Jazz Fest

Community Arts

$2,200.00

Tuscaloosa

Sharon W. Bounds

Old-Time Fiddling Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,500.00

 

Kentuck Museum Association

Kentuck Programming 2017

Community Arts

$3,000.00

 

Magic City Smooth Jazz

Johnny Shines Blues Festival

Folklife

$1,200.00

 

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.

Family Discovery Concert: Lemony Snicket

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

University of Alabama--English Department

Slash Pine Writers Festival

Literary Arts

$1,300.00

Walker

Walker County Arts Alliance

Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Community Arts

$2,000.00

Wilcox

Marlene Bennett Jones

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

China Pettway

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Stella Pettway

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$1,500.00

Winston

Camp McDowell

Alabama Folk School Internship

Community Arts

$4,300.00




GRAND TOTAL

$446,175.00


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.