12/3/2020 9:50:00 PM

Alabama State Council on the Arts Grants $881,010 at December Meeting


Alabama State Council on the Arts Grants $881,010 at December Meeting


The Alabama State Council on the Arts awarded 158 grants totaling $881,010 to 136 grantees across the state. Organizations providing public programs in arts education, folk arts, community arts, literary arts, dance, music, theatre, and visual art forms received support through this competitive process. Folk Arts Apprenticeships were also awarded, funding traditional arts teachers and their students. 
 
Support for arts programming is critical for a vibrant creative community, which results in a thriving economy, a workforce ready for innovation, and a high quality of life for all residents. However, the needs of the arts sector are much greater than the Council has the ability to meet, with the requested amount in this grant cycle totaling $1.4 million. 
 
Council Chairman Jim Harrison III stated, “Sustaining Alabama’s arts organizations during this incredibly difficult period shows the commitment of the Council to building a thriving art and culture field. Our people are hurting, with significantly reduced audiences and revenues. These grants keep the arts in Alabama on track to be an essential part of every community.”

 

Dr. Elliot Knight, Executive Director, noted the sixteen Folk Arts Apprenticeship grants, “which provide a pathway for traditional arts to be learned, embraced, and carried on by the next generation. The Council is steadfast in promoting arts organizations at the cutting edge of creative thinking, as well as the traditional cultural arts that are part of our shared history.”

 

Funding for the Council on the Arts is provided by the Alabama State Legislature and the National Endowment of the Arts, a federal agency. Chaired by Jim Harrison III of Tuscaloosa, the Council is comprised of 15 Governor-appointed members. The staff that administer the grants program also provide technical assistance in arts planning and programming, under the leadership of Executive Director Elliot Knight. 
 
 Grants will be awarded again in June 2021. The next deadline for grant applications is March 1 for individual artist and arts educator fellowships and grants for planning, design, and construction of cultural facilities. 
 
For more information about the Council, or grants that have been awarded, see arts.alabama.gov.


 

Organization/Name

City

County

Grant

Project

Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, UAB

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,500

Independent Projects Program at ACAC

Alabama Alliance for Arts Education

Montgomery

Montgomery

$7,700

Unsung Heroes in History

Alabama Communities of Excellence

Montgomery

Montgomery

$2,000

Community Seeds: Greening Your Community

Alabama Conference of Theatre

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,800

Expand Diversity, Equity & Access

Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Mobile

Mobile

$7,500

Independent Projects Program at ACAC

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,800

Dance Across Birmingham 2021

Alabama Dance Theatre

Montgomery

Montgomery

$7,800

Community Days Ballet Class Open Houses

Alabama Folklife Association

Mobile

Mobile

$4,000

Engaging 4th Graders in Alabama Folklife

Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts

Montgomery

Montgomery

$22,000

AIEA Program Support

Alabama Korea Education Economic Partnership AKEEP

Montgomery

Montgomery

$5,500

Korean Hanji 3D

Alabama Moving Image Association

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,500

23rd Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

Alabama Orchestra Association

Huntsville

Madison

$3,120

Alabama All State Orchestra Festival 21

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Montgomery

$7,800

Special Pandemic Outreach Program

Alabama State University Foundation, Inc

Montgomery

Montgomery

$15,600

Dept of Theatre Virtual Acting Series

Alabama State University Foundation, Inc

Montgomery

Montgomery

$7,800

Virtual Dance Internships

Alabama Woodworkers Guild, Inc.

Birmingham

Shelby

$7,800

Artistic Decision Making In Woodworking

Ars Nova Incorporated

Huntsville

Madison

$15,600

Harmony and Hope

Arts Revive-CDC / Fiscal agent for Paul Barrett

Selma

Dallas

$7,500

Fill In the Blank

Arts Revive-CDC

Selma

Dallas

$5,500

Programming Director Internship

Auburn City Schools

Auburn

Lee

$1,900

We Can Write and Illustrate!

Auburn University Osher Lifelong Learning Inst.

Auburn

Lee

$2,750

Margaret Renkl Reading and Craft Talk

Bennett, Loretta

Huntsville

Madison

$2,700

Quilting Apprenticeship

Bhakta, Amita

Florence

Lauderdale

$2,700

Rangoli Apprenticeship

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,500

The March Quilts: Traveling Exhibition

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,500

Personnel support for QUARK

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

Jefferson

$4,750

Musicians from Marlboro-concert & outreach

Birmingham Children's Theatre

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,800

BCT Accessible for All

Birmingham City Schools

Birmingham

Jefferson

$2,700

Cell Phone Cinema

Blackbelt Benefit Group

Selma

Dallas

$5,500

First Saturday Music Series

Blackbelt Benefit Group

Selma

Dallas

$7,320

Public Workshops and  Portrait Project

Bounds, Sharon W.

Northport

Tuscaloosa

$2,700

Old-Time Fiddling Apprenticeship

Burkhalter, Sherry

Newville

Henry

$2,000

Quilting Apprenticeship

Carnegie Visual Arts Center / Fiscal agent for Paul Barrett

Decatur

Morgan

$5,500

Fill in the Blanks

Central Presbyterian Church

Mobile

Mobile

$6,450

Exploring Plant Dyed Art

CEPA Management Corporation

Pell City

St. Clair

$7,500

Drama Club Performance Support

CEPA Management Corporation

Pell City

St. Clair

$7,500

Retention of Professional Arts Educator

City of Auburn

Auburn

Lee

$6,200

Adventures in Art

City of Camden

Camden

Wilcox

$6,000

Camden: Mural & Way-finding Signs

City of Headland

Headland

Henry

$5,200

Painting a Historic Mural

City of Orange Beach--Coastal Arts Center

Orange Beach

Baldwin

$7,100

Orange Beach Festival of Art

City of Ozark / Ozark Leisure Services

Ozark

Dale

$2,000

Annual Crawdad and Music Festival

City of Sheffield

Sheffield

Colbert

$7,500

SummerStock at the Ritz

City of Winfield Pastime Theatre

Winfield

Marion

$11,000

2021 Concert Season

City of Winfield Pastime Theatre

Winfield

Marion

$5,500

Salary for Event Coordinator/Manager

Cloverdale Playhouse / Fiscal agent for Angie Soule

Montgomery

Montgomery

$4,500

Creation of the Alabama Film Hub

Coastal Alabama Community College

Monroeville

Monroe

$7,000

The Monroeville Literary Festival

Coffee County Arts Alliance

Enterprise

Coffee

$6,000

Piney Woods Arts Festival #47

Create Birmingham

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,500

The Business of Creating Workshop Series

CSFO Cullman County School Funds.

Cullman

Cullman

$1,800

Virtual Life of Cats During a Pandemic

Dance All Productions, Inc

Huntsville

Madison

$7,800

Girls Like Us Outreach Through Dance

Dance All Productions, Inc

Huntsville

Madison

$7,800

Artistic Strategist

Dance Levels

Pinson

Jefferson

$4,100

Journey to Africa Dance Production

Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, Inc.

Dauphin Island

Mobile

$4,000

Dauphin Island Native American Festival

Eastern Shore Art Association, Inc

Fairhope

Baldwin

$7,500

49th Annual Outdoor Art Show Support

Eastern Shore Art Association, Inc

Fairhope

Baldwin

$7,500

Marketing/Website Staff Salary Support

Encore Opera Theatre

Huntsville

Madison

$4,500

Gilbert and Sullivan in Rocket City

Eufaula Heritage Association

Eufaula

Barbour

$4,900

Music for the 56th Eufaula Pilgrimage

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

Madison

$7,800

Support of Access & Inclusion Initiative

Files Arts Project

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,500

Dance/Music Workshop with Performances

Florence Arts and Museums

Florence

Lauderdale

$1,500

Textile Art Map

Foundation for Arts and Cultural Connections, Inc.

Birmingham

Jefferson

$5,200

FACC Administrative Projects

Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library

Birmingham

Jefferson

$3,500

Bards & Brews Spoken Word Poetry Series

Friends of the Arts, Inc.

Orange Beach

Baldwin

$2,650

Artist Awards and Volunteer Support

Friends of the Freedom Rides Museum, Inc.

Montgomery

Montgomery

$11,000

Freedom Ride 60th Anniversary Series

Girls Rock Birmingham

Birmingham

Jefferson

$11,300

Pay Local Artists to Teach Kids' Camp

Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival, Inc.

Mobile

Mobile

$7,500

Preserving Jazz for Future Generations

History Museum of Mobile Board

Mobile

Mobile

$7,500

The Blossoming of Japanese Art

Huntsville Community Chorus Association

Huntsville

Madison

$4,500

Admin/Artistic Salary Support

Huntsville Community Drumline

Huntsville

Madison

$5,500

Free Youth Percussion& Music Instruction

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Huntsville

Madison

$7,800

The Tennessee Valley Music Festival

Jackson, Estelle

Demopolis

Marengo

$2,700

Basket Weaving Apprenticeship

Jemison Carnegie Foundation, Inc

Talladega

Talladega

$7,100

Heritage Hall Arts Camp for Kids

Jones, Marlene Bennett

Boykin

Wilcox

$2,700

Quilting Apprenticeship

Jubilee Community Center

Montgomery

Montgomery

$1,000

Discover India through Dance

Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery

Wetumpka

Elmore

$7,500

The Kelly Curator

Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery

Wetumpka

Elmore

$4,800

Preserving the Kelly History

Kentuck Museum Association

Northport

Tuscaloosa

$15,000

2021: Mystic Cords of Memory

Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery

Montgomery

Montgomery

$4,420

Alabama Decorative Arts Symposium 2021

Magic City Smooth Jazz / Fiscal agent for Belinda George Peoples

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,800

Still A Rose 4 Off/Online Concert Arenas

Marion County Board of Education

Hamilton

Marion

$1,800

 "Together on Stage and Beyond"

Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center

Huntsville

Madison

$7,500

Staff Support for Merrimack Hall

Miller, Hendon E.

Brent

Bibb

$2,700

Folk Pottery Fellowship

Mobile Arts Council

Mobile

Mobile

$7,500

Mobile Arts Council Admin Support

Mobile Medical Museum

Mobile

Mobile

$12,750

Consolidated arts project 2020

Mobile Opera. Inc.

Mobile

Mobile

$3,150

Strategic Development

Mobile Symphony, Inc.

Mobile

Mobile

$4,300

Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra -- COVID

Montgomery Civic Chorale

Montgomery

Montgomery

$2,250

Montgomery Chorale Video Production

Montgomery Civic Chorale

Montgomery

Montgomery

$4,500

Montgomery Chorale 2020-2021 Season

Montgomery Civic Chorale

Montgomery

Montgomery

$3,560

OPERAtunity Montgomery "Freedom Ride"

Music Preservation Society Inc

Florence

Lauderdale

$6,000

Salt and Pepper Roots Music Celebration

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach Inc

Birmingham

Jefferson

$4,500

Nathifa's Strategy Planning

Opelika Main Street

Opelika

Lee

$3,200

Downtown Opelika Sculpture Art Exhibit

Opera Birmingham

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,800

Video concert:  Opera...From a Sistah's

Opera Birmingham

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,800

Video Performance:  Puccini's La Boheme

Opportunity 4 Entertainers & Performing Arts

Mobile

Mobile

$4,000

MOB Music Festival

PaperWorkers Local

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,500

Workshops, exhibits

Pettway, China

Boykin

Wilcox

$2,000

Quilting Apprenticeship

Pettway, Emma

Boykin

Wilcox

$2,700

Quilting Apprenticeship

Pioneer Museum of Alabama

Troy

Pike

$3,750

Spring Plantin'

Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council

Prattville

Autauga

$11,000

2021 Prattville Celebration of the Arts

PTA Alabama Congress/ AAA PTA

Huntsville

Madison

$7,700

Dance Africa

Raghuram, Sudha

Montgomery

Montgomery

$2,700

Bharatanatyam Dance Apprenticeship

Redemption Town Partners

Scottsboro

Jackson

$7,500

Pictures of Hope

Robertson, Wanda

Florence

Lauderdale

$1,700

Quilting Apprenticeship

Russell, Jason

Gadsden

Etowah

$2,500

Decoy Carving Apprenticeship

Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association

Huntsville

Madison

$2,000

Document Camp Fasola - shape note music

Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association

Huntsville

Madison

$3,000

Summer camp for teaching Sacred Harp

Sanspointe Dance Company

Birmingham

Jefferson

$4,400

Here. We. Are. 

Selma Dallas County Historic Preservation Society

Selma

Dallas

$5,600

Art Camp 2021

Shelby County Arts Council

Columbiana

Shelby

$7,500

Development Team Leader

Shelby County Arts Council

Columbiana

Shelby

$11,000

Alabama Traditions 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Lauderdale

$4,500

Music for Our Heroes

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Lauderdale

$4,300

John Paul White with the SSO

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,500

Workshops and Open Studios

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,500

Summer Youth Apprenticeship

Society of Arts and Crafts inc. (SAC's)

Montgomery

Montgomery

$7,500

2021 Photograph Competition and Exhibit

Southern Museum of Flight

Birmingham

Jefferson

$5,500

Just Plane Art: Website & Projects

Space One Eleven (SOE)

Birmingham

Jefferson

$5,200

35th Anniversary Project

Space One Eleven (SOE)

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,500

Art Education for Children and Youth

St Jude Alumni and Friends Inc / Fiscal agent for Ron McCall

Montgomery

Montgomery

$7,800

Curtain Call with Mr. McCall

St Jude Alumni and Friends Inc / Fiscal agent for Cynthia Harris

Montgomery

Montgomery

$7,800

"No More Strangers" Digital Stage

Stewart, Charles Weston

Anderson

Lauderdale

$2,700

Bluegrass Music Apprenticeship

Stillman College

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$7,700

Hello Black Belt!

Sylacauga Area Council on the Arts & Humanities

Sylacauga

Talladega

$7,500

Marble Symposium and Cultural Exchange

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Colbert

$2,600

Michi Meko Exhibition at TVAA

Tennessee Valley Jazz Society, Inc.

Huntsville

Madison

$7,800

Evolution of Black Music in Alabama

The Arts Council of Montgomery

Montgomery

Montgomery

$5,700

Art Competition for Exceptional Students

The Arts Council, Inc. dba Arts Huntsville

Huntsville

Madison

$7,500

SPACES & PLACES Public Art Development

The Cloverdale Playhouse

Montgomery

Montgomery

$15,600

3 productions, 2021 Mainstage Season

The Exceptional Foundation

Homewood

Jefferson

$3,800

Social Distancing Art Initiative

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville

Madison

$4,150

UAH Spring 2021 Constellation Series

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$7,800

Second Stage Growth

Tourism Council of Bullock County-Red Door Theatre

Union Springs

Bullock

$9,700

Present 3 performing arts events.

Tran, Charlie

Irvington

Mobile

$2,500

Traditional Lion Dance Apprenticeship

Troy University

Troy

Pike

$2,340

From 231 to Yangtze

Troy University Department of Art and Design

Troy

Pike

$7,500

Troy IAC Mural Project, Phase 2

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc.

Troy

Pike

$1,750

Bluegrass in the Wiregrass

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc.

Troy

Pike

$2,600

Exhibits and Graphic Design support

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$5,600

Build Organizational Strength

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,800

UAB's ASC Eric Essix Group Residency

Vulcan Park Foundation DBA Vulcan Park and Museum

Birmingham

Jefferson

$4,000

Too Many Questions recording

Walnut Gallery

Gadsden

Etowah

$11,250

Gadsden Public Sculpture Project

Wiregrass Blues Society

Dothan

Houston

$7,500

Project Preservation

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Houston

$5,200

Professional Development and Training

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Houston

$5,200

2021 Artist Residencies