1/18/2021 8:52:00 PM

“Support the Arts” License Tag Committee Awards Grants Totaling $56,258 at its January Meeting


“Support the Arts” License Tag Committee Awards Grants Totaling $56,258 at its January Meeting

The Alabama Arts License Tag Committee awarded 13 grants totaling $56,258 during a virtual meeting on January 15, 2021. This round of grants will support arts in education, community, literature, folklife, performing, and visual arts programs occurring January 15, 2021 through September 30, 2021.

The Committee makes grants to non-profit organizations, schools, universities, and municipalities through the sale of “Support the Arts” license tag sales generated revenue that supports arts activities throughout our state.

The recent grants are in response to applications submitted at the December 15, 2020 deadline and represent the first round of grants awarded in the 2021 fiscal year. Dr. Henry Panion III of Birmingham chairs the 6-member Committee, which includes: Allison Dillon-Jauken of Huntsville, Jane Kohl of Guntersville, Andy Meadows of Montgomery, Donna Russell of Gadsden, and Cynthia Thrash of Opelika.

Committee members are appointed according to directives in the enabling legislation and meet twice annually. The primary responsibility of the Committee is to evaluate grant applications and award grants that support art programs and arts education throughout the Alabama.

Committee members serve on a voluntary basis and one member is appointed by each of the following organizations or individuals: the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Alabama Arts Alliance, the State Department of Education, the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Alabama citizens may obtain one of these specialty license tags when renewing their auto plate at their county’s Probate Judge's Office. The Support the Arts license tag can be personalized at no additional fee. By purchasing the arts specialty tag, patrons not only show off a colorful tag, they promote the importance of funding the arts statewide, and generate revenue that directly supports the arts statewide.

For more information about a particular grant, contact Donna Russell, Executive Director or the Alabama Arts Alliance at 334-269-1435 or drussell@alartsalliance.org.

 

Organization

County

City

 Amount Approved

Project Title

Alabama Arts Alliance

Montgomery

Montgomery

$ 5,000.00

Statewide Programming Services

Alabama Craft Council

Montgomery

Montgomery

 $ 5,000.00

Statewide Programming Services

Alabama Dance Council

Jefferson

Birmingham

$ 5,000.00

Statewide Programming Services

Alabama Folklife Association

Montgomery

Montgomery

$ 5,000.00

Statewide Programming Services

Alabama State Council on the Arts

Montgomery

Montgomery

 $ 5,000.00

Statewide Programming Services

Alabama State Dept. of Education

Montgomery

Montgomery

 $ 5,000.00

Statewide Programming Services

Alabama Writers Forum 

Montgomery

Montgomery

$ 5,000.00

Statewide Programming Services

DesignAlabama

Montgomery

Montgomery

$ 5,000.00

Statewide Programming Services

Alma Bryant High School

Mobile

Irvington

$ 5,000.00

"Lockers and Storage Supplies"

Arts Council of Montgomery

Montgomery

Montgomery

 $ 2,500.00

"33rd Annual Artistic Competition for Exceptional Students" 

Hayden High School

Blount

Hayden

 $ 1,258.00

"We Wear the Mask"

Mobile Arts Council

Mobile

Mobile

 $ 5,000.00

"Charting New Directions"

Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema

Jefferson

Birmingham

 $ 2,500.00

"Sidewalk Book and Film Festival"