9/12/2016 3:21:00 AM

State Arts Council Awards Grants Totaling $1,689,700 at its September Meeting in Fairhope


           

Montgomery, Ala. -- The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 128 grants totaling $1,689,700 at its meeting in Fairhope on September 9, 2016. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk arts, community arts, literature, performing, and visual arts programs October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017.  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, 2015 deadline and represent the second round of grants awarded in the 2016-2017 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

Description

Discipline

Amount

Baldwin

Eastern Shore Choral Society

Fairhope

Free Community Concert - Veteran's Day

Community Arts

$1,000.00

 

Stockton Heritage Association Inc

Stockton

Riverside Folk Art Traditions

Community Arts

$2,100.00

Calhoun

City of Anniston

Anniston

Anniston Arts Facilitator

Community Arts

$5,000.00

 

Knox Concert Series

Anniston

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

Chilton

Chilton County Arts Council

Clanton

Chilton County Arts Festival

Community Arts

$3,080.00

Clarke

Grove Hill Arts Council, Inc.

Grove Hill

Arts Education in Clarke County

Arts in Education

$1,700.00

 

Grove Hill Arts Council, Inc.

Grove Hill

Art in the Park

Community Arts

$2,450.00

Colbert

City of Sheffield

Sheffield

Bluegrass at the Ritz with Jake Landers

Folklife

$6,000.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

So. Circuit of Independent Filmmakers

Visual Arts

$4,500.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Ritz Theatre Technical Director

Community Arts

$5,000.00

Dallas

Arts Revive-Selma, Alabama

Selma

Salary Support for Gallery 905

Community Arts

$3,500.00

 

Arts Revive-Selma, Alabama

Selma

38th Annual Alabama Tale Tellin’ Festival

Community Arts

$5,000.00

 

Bridge Crossing Jubilee

Selma

Music & Story-telling Workshop

Community Arts

$1,500.00

Elmore

Talisi Historical Preservation Society

Tallassee

Tuckabatchee Education Day

Community Arts

$2,450.00

Etowah

Etowah County Board of Education

Gadsden

ECBOE String Orchestra Program

Arts in Education

$5,250.00

 

Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc.

Gadsden

Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation project

Community Arts

$49,000.00

Houston

The Cultural Arts Center

Dothan

ARTpower

Community Arts

$1,000.00

 

The Cultural Arts Center

Dothan

Smart Through Art

Arts in Education

$4,900.00

 

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.

Dothan

Annual exhibitions and programming

Visual Arts

$10,000.00

Jefferson

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

Dance Across Birmingham 2017

Performing Arts

$6,000.00

 

Alabama School of Fine Arts Foundation

Birmingham

Sotto Voce Quartet Artist Residency

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

 

Alabama School of Fine Arts Foundation

Birmingham

Ronald Rand Theatre Arts Residency

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

 

Alabama Symphonic Assoc Inc

Birmingham

2016-2017 Operating Support

Performing Arts

$174,700.00

 

AROVA Contemporary Ballet

Birmingham

10th Anniversary Season

Performing Arts

$12,000.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

Amernet String Quartet concert/outreach

Performing Arts

$4,860.00

 

Birmingham Children's Theatre

Birmingham

2016-2017 General Operating Support

Performing Arts

$29,300.00

 

Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA)

Birmingham

BMA General Operating Support

Visual Arts

$170,200.00