9/14/2021 4:36:00 AM

$2.8 Million in grants awarded to Alabama arts organizations



Announcing project, operating support, and partnership grant recipients

MONTGOMERY, Ala., (September 14, 2021) At its September quarterly meeting in Jasper, Ala., the Alabama State Council on the Arts awarded 156 grants totaling $2,853,200 to 132 organizations 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.

“We are pleased to support educational groups, community organizations, and arts institutions with these grants,” said Jim Harrison III, Chair of the Council on the Arts. “Funds awarded through the Council’s grantmaking process elevate arts in education, strengthen cultural expression, and attract tourists and new industry to our colorful and vibrant state.”

During their time in the host city, the Council on the Arts learned more about Jasper’s arts community and attended a reception highlighting local artists. Support for arts programming is critical for a vibrant creative community, which results in a thriving arts economy, a workforce ready for innovation, and a high quality of life for all residents.

However, the needs of the state’s arts and culture sector are greater than the Council can fund, with the requested amount in this grant cycle totaling nearly $4 million. More grant awards will be announced in early December. The next grant application deadline is March 1, 2022, for individual artist fellowships and grants for planning, design, and construction of cultural facilities.

Dr. Andrew Henley, Deputy Director of the Council, noted that over 180 applications were received during this grant cycle. “While partially a result of the current challenges facing our communities, we are also confident this significant increase in applications is an outcome of the Council’s continued efforts to improve our funding processes to better serve Alabama’s creative sector.”

Additionally, $814,100 in federal arts recovery funding was awarded at the September meeting.

For more information about the Alabama State Council on the Arts, visit arts.alabama.gov.

The grants below are in response to applications submitted under a June 1, 2021 deadline and will support projects and programming between October 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022.

Organization

City

County

 Amount

Project

Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
(Alabama Arts Alliance)

Montgomery

Montgomery

$63,000

Statewide Partnership

Alabama Barn Quilt Trail

Killen

Lauderdale

$4,200

Alabama Barn Quilts

Alabama Blues Project

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$8,300

"Alabama Blues Productions" Student Band

Alabama Blues Project

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$8,300

Fall Blues Camp

Alabama Conference of Theatre

Birmingham

Jefferson

$11,600

Produce Theatre Festivals in Alabama for Elementary, Middle and High Schools, & Community Theatres

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Jefferson

$65,000

Statewide Partnership

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

Dance Across Birmingham: New Directions

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

Dance on Screen Alabama

Alabama Dance Theatre

Montgomery

Montgomery

$22,080

Operating Support

Alabama Folklife Association

Mobile

Mobile

$55,000

Statewide Partnership

Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project

Auburn

Lee

$8,300

Revitalizing through the Arts with APAEP

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Montgomery

$197,000

Operating Support

Alabama State University College of Visual & Performing Arts

Montgomery

Montgomery

$5,800

Telling the Stories: Masterclasses in Writing for Stage & Screen with Timothy Ware & Guests

Alabama Symphony

Birmingham

Jefferson

$156,940

Operating Support

Alabama Visual Arts Network

Huntsville

Madison

$30,000

Statewide Partnership

Alabama-Korea Education and Economic Partnership [A-KEEP]

Montgomery

Montgomery

$8,300

Community theatre performance of a Korean folktale "The Fairy & The Lumberjack"

Alabama-Korea Education and Economic Partnership [A-KEEP]

Montgomery

Montgomery

$8,300

Korean Folklore & Arts Workshops

ALEXANDER CITY ARTS INC

Alexander City

Tallapoosa

$10,400

Alexander City Arts 2021-22 Season

Andalusia Ballet Association

Andalusia

Covington

$5,800

AIM High Program

Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, Inc.

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$20,000

Operating Support

ARTS HUNTSVILLE

Huntsville

Madison

$29,000

Operating Support

ArtsRevive CDC

Selma

Dallas

$16,600

43rd Annual Tale Tellin'/3rd Annual Selma Blues

ASU Foundation (Theatre)

Montgomery

Montgomery

$11,600

Technical Theatre "Tech Talk" Series 2021-2022

ASU Foundation, INC (BFA DANCE)

Montgomery

Montgomery

$16,600

BFA Dance Community Series for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Athens State University Foundation

Athens

Limestone

$16,600

Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series 2021-2022

Auburn University - Pebble Hill

Auburn

Lee

$5,800

Third Thursday Poetry Series at Pebble Hill

Auburn University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Auburn

Lee

$4,800

Public Reading and Workshop by Drew Lanham

Azalea City Center for the Arts

Mobile

Mobile

$5,800

Theatre in School Fall 2021

Barbour County Governors' Trail Council

Clayton

Barbour

$5,800

Mural at Octagon House in Clayton

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,100

Mending Kit Project

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

Sew-Op Seamstress/Instructor - Admin Support

Birmingham Art Music Alliance

Birmingham

Jefferson

$1,700

As Seen from Railroad Park

Birmingham Children's Theatre

Birmingham

Jefferson

$30,720

Operating Support

Birmingham International Educational Film Festival

Helena

Shelby

$5,800

Rural Revival - The Civilian Conservation Corps in Alabama

Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham

Jefferson

$193,500

Operating Support

Birmingham Sunrise Rotary Club

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

The Relic Yard Sculpture at Sunrise Rotary Plaza

Black Belt Community foundation

Selma

Dallas

$120,000

Statewide Partnership

Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville, Inc.

Huntsville

Madison

$11,000

2021/2022 Student Outreach Program

Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville, Inc.

Huntsville

Madison

$3,500

Enhancement Workshops and Broadway Shows w/Broadway Theatre League

Brundidge Historical Society

Brundidge

Pike

$1,200

Chili Country Christmas

Butler County School System

Greenville

Butler

$8,300

Building a First-Class Tuba Program @ Butler County Schools

Capri Community Film Society, Inc

Montgomery

Montgomery

$5,800

Poetry Unites Alabama Film

Central Alabama Community Foundation

Montgomery

Montgomery

$8,300

MAP 2021 - Visiting Artist in Fellowship: HOPARE

Centre for the Living Arts, DBA Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Mobile

Mobile

$11,600

2022 Guest Curator Program Exhibitions at ACAC

Children's Dance Foundation

Birmingham

Jefferson

$24,600

Operating Support

City of Headland

Headland

Henry

$8,100

Barber Shop Mural

City of Ozark, Alabama

Ozark

Dale

$5,800

City of Ozark Mural Program

ClefWorks, Inc.

Montgomery

Montgomery

$3,900

Building Capacity at ClefWorks

Cloverdale Playhouse

Montgomery

Montgomery

$16,600

2 Productions, 2021 Mainstage Season

Community Ballet Association

Huntsville

Madison

$8,300

Discover Dance Outreach and Education Programs

Community Ballet Association

Huntsville

Madison

$16,600

Huntsville Ballet Performance 21/22 Season

Cultural Arts Center

Dothan

Houston

$8,300

ARTSmart Henry County

Dance All Productions, Inc.

Huntsville

Madison

$5,800

Girls Like Us Dance Outreach Program

Decatur Youth Symphony, Inc

Decatur

Morgan

$16,600

Decatur Youth Symphony 2021-2022 Concert Season

Decatur Youth Symphony, Inc

Decatur

Morgan

$8,300

DYS Administrative Support for 2021-2022

Delta Resource Educational Association Mobile (DREAM)

Mobile

Mobile

$8,300

Alvin Ailey II Dance Theater

DesignAlabama, Inc.

Montgomery

Montgomery

$62,000

Statewide Partnership

Druid City Ballet

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$2,200

Creative Movement at The RISE Center

DRUM The Program, Inc.

Montevallo

Chilton

$4,200

Fall 2021 West African After School Program "We All Belong"

East YMCA

Montgomery

Montgomery

$1,700

Unite the Hearts After School Art Camp Ages 5 - 12

Eastern Shore Art Association, Inc

Fairhope

Baldwin

$5,600

"The Art of Exhibition"

Eastern Shore Art Association, Inc

Fairhope

Baldwin

$5,800

Creative Cargo - Supply Kits for Kids

Encore Opera Theatre

Toney

Madison

$8,300

Administrative Funding for Staff

Etowah County Board of Education

Gadsden

Etowah

$8,300

Etowah County Schools' School String Orchestra Program

Exposure Community Development Corporation

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

 Free Music Opportunity Classes

Family Counseling Center of Mobile, Inc. (dba Lifelines Counseling Services)

Mobile

Mobile

$5,800

Society of Clotilda: A Memorial Bench Project

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

Madison

$16,600

Performance and Educational Activities for FPCTA's 61st Season

Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council, Inc.

Russellville

Franklin

$8,300

The Roxy's Christmas Spectacular

Friends of the Birmingham Public Library

Birmingham

Jefferson County

$3,900

 Bards & Brews

Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc.

Gadsden

Etowah

$53,500

Operating Support

Gadsden Symphony Orchestra

Gadsden

Etowah

$11,400

It's Not Just for Anyone, It's for Everyone!

GirlSpring, Inc.

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

Wonder Women Mentorship Video Initiative

Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival Productions, INC

Mobile

Mobile

$16,600

Jazz Education/Presentation

Gulf Coast Steinway Society

Mobile

Baldwin

$4,200

Gulf Coast Steinway Society 7th Annual Competition

Huntsville  Youth Orchestra

Huntsville

Madison

$16,600

Huntsville Youth Orchestra Concert Series 2021-2022

Huntsville Chamber Music Guild

Huntsville

Madison

$6,400

Huntsville Chamber Music Guild's 2021 - 2022 Celebrity Concert Series

Huntsville Community Chorus Association

Huntsville

Madison

$4,200

Support for Reopening of HCCA Choruses

Huntsville Community Drumline

Huntsville

Madison

$8,300

All Area Youth Drumline

Huntsville Community Drumline

Huntsville

Madison

$8,300

Huntsville Drumline Year Round Programing Administration

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville

Madison

$8,300

Arts in Medicine: Reconnect and Reimagine

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville

Madison

$8,300

Music Therapy: Songs that Heal the Soul

Huntsville Museum of Art

Huntsville

Madison

$69,500

Operating Support

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra