12/13/2013 2:09:00 PM

State Arts Council Awards Grants Totaling $342,695 At Its December Meeting In Montgomery


STATE ARTS COUNCIL AWARDS GRANTS TOTALING $342,695 AT ITS DECEMBER MEETING IN MONTGOMERY

Montgomery, Ala. -- The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 99 grants totaling $342,695 at its Council meeting in Montgomery on December 6, 2012.

This round of grants will support arts in education, folk art, community, literature, performing, and visual arts programs January 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014. Also included in this round of awards are folklife apprenticeship grants. 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, 2013 deadline and represent the third round of grants awarded in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

The 15-member Council is chaired by James Harrison III, of Tuscaloosa. 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. The next deadline for the submission of grant applications is March 1, 2014 for Fellowships and Art & Cultural Facilities covering activities taking place between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015. 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, contact Barbara Reed, Public Information Officer at 334-242-4076, ext. 223. 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.

The next deadline for the submission of grant applications is March 1, 2014 for Fellowships and Art & Cultural Facilities covering activities taking place between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.

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, contact Barbara Reed, Public Information Officer at 334-242-4076, ext. 223.

County

Grantee

City

Description

Program Area

Grant $

Baldwin

John McClure Snook Youth Club of Foley

Foley

Moving Forward With the Arts

Community Arts

$9,000.00

Barbour

Eufaula Heritage Association

Eufaula

The 49th Eufaula Pilgrimage

Community Arts

$4,500.00

Bibb

Hendon E. Miller

Brent

Folk Pottery Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

Bullock

Bullock Tourism Council/Red Door Theatre

Union Springs

Three plays at the Red Door Theatre

Community Arts

$4,500.00

Chambers

City of Valley

Valley

Child & Youth Art Exhibition

Community Arts

$3,030.00

Clarke

Grove Hill Arts Council

Grove Hill

2014 Summer Art Camp

Community Arts

$2,230.00

Colbert

City of Sheffield

Sheffield

SummerStock at the Ritz

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Art Works Restoration

Visual Arts

$3,350.00

 

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Tech Theatre Program Enhancement

Community Arts

$4,500.00

Covington

City of Andalusia-Mural Committee

Andalusia

Historical mural - Pineywood Cattle

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

Cullman

Tina Ray Miller

Arab

Bluegrass Music Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Betty Moon Sampson

Holly Pond

Old Time/ Bluegrass Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

Dallas

Arts Revive-Selma, Alabama

Selma

ArtsRevive's 12th Annual Art Exhibit

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Thomas (Allen) Ham

Selma

Folk Pottery Apprenticeship

Folklife

$1,500.00

DeKalb

City of Fort Payne, Alabama

Fort Payne

Sacred Sounds of Alabama

Folklife

$2,580.00

Etowah

Gadsden Museum of Art

Gadsden

Changing art exhibits

Visual Arts

$6,750.00

Houston

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

Dothan

SERBA Festival 2014

Performing Arts

$5,600.00

Jefferson

Alabama Dance Council, Inc.

Birmingham

"Homeless Gardens," Modern Dance

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Better Basics, Inc.

Birmingham

Presenting traditional Hispanic dance

Arts in Education

$2,250.00

 

Birmingham Art Music Alliance

Birmingham

Birmingham Art Music Festival

Performing Arts

$4,800.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

King's Singers Concert & Outreach

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Birmingham Chamber Music Society

Mountain Brook

Emerson String Quartet

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Birmingham Public Library Foundation

Birmingham

Bards & Brews 2014

Literary Arts

$1,700.00

 

Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center, Samford

Birmingham

David Dorfman Dance in Residence

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center, Samford

Birmingham

Koresh Dance Company Residency

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Nathifa Dance Company and Outreach

Birmingham

Dance Africa Birmingham

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School

Birmingham

Ossie Mitchell Visits ASO & Disney

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

 

Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School

Birmingham

Flute and Harp Duet

Arts in Education

$2,250.00

 

Putnam Middle School

Birmingham

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Arts in Education

$1,000.00

 

Putnam Middle School

Birmingham

Exposing students to Flutes & Harps

Arts in Education

$2,250.00

 

Regional Cultural Alliance Greater B’ham

Birmingham

100 Lenses

Visual Arts

$4,500.00

REV B’ham (Formerly Ops New B'ham)

Birmingham

Imagination Festival

Community Arts

$2,000.00

 

Sanspointe Dance Company

Birmingham

Public Library Tour

Performing Arts

$1,800.00

 

Barry Taylor

Birmingham

Gospel Quartet Apprenticeship

Folklife

$1,000.00

 

The Exceptional Foundation

Homewood

Art Program Enhancement

Community Arts

$2,500.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Birmingham

Ailey II Performance & Outreach

Performing Arts

$5,650.00

 

Vulcan Park and Museum

Birmingham

Anything is Possible

Arts in Education

$4,125.00

 

Your Town Alabama, Inc.

Birmingham

2014 YourTown AL Design Workshop

Community Arts

$4,200.00

Lauderdale

Robert Lee Muse

Florence

Banjo Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Wanda Robertson

Florence

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

"Spring in the New World" concert

Performing Arts

$1,400.00

 

Charles Weston Stewart

Anderson

Bluegrass Banjo Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

Lee

City of Auburn

Auburn

Adventures in Art 2014

Arts in Education

$5,625.00

 

Lee County Historical Society

Loachapoka

2014 Lee County Gathering

Folklife

$2,400.00

 

The Arts Association of East Alabama

Opelika

East Alabama Community Band

Community Arts

$3,750.00

Madison

Academy for Academics and Arts

Huntsville

Shakespeare: Production Research

Arts in Education

$3,000.00

 

Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre

Huntsville

Dance Connection Outreach Program

Performing Arts

$5,000.00

 

Ars Nova Incorporated

Huntsville

Carmen, Hansel & Gretel Opera

Performing Arts

$11,250.00

 

Loretta Bennett

Huntsville

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

The Great Cross Country Race

Performing Arts

$2,000.00

 

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater

Huntsville

Administrative Support toward ED

Performing Arts

$5,650.00

 

Huntsville Community Chorus Association

Huntsville

Honegger's "King David"

Performing Arts

$2,000.00

 

Huntsville Literary Association

Huntsville

Young Writers Contest

Literary Arts

$4,500.00

 

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Huntsville

Summer music camp enhancements

Performing Arts

$5,650.00

 

Independent Musical Productions, Inc.

Huntsville

Relationship Study in Musical Theater

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

New Hope Middle School

New Hope

English, History, Math in Combat

Arts in Education

$3,075.00

 

Tennessee Valley Jazz Society

Huntsville

TVJS Jazz Studies Program

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

 

Tennessee Valley Jazz Society

Huntsville

28th Annual Jazz-N-June Festival

Performing Arts

$3,000.00

Marion

City of Winfield Pastime Theatre

Winfield

2014 four-performance concert series

Community Arts

$7,770.00

 

Northwest Alabama Arts Council, Inc.

Hamilton

Jerry Brown Arts Festival

Community Arts

$2,850.00

Marshall

Marshall Co Retired & Senior Volunteers

Guntersville

Melodies & Musings Dulcimer Fest

Community Arts

$4,500.00

Mobile

Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival

Mobile

 Arts & Cultural Festival

Community Arts

$4,500.00

 

Marcus Johnson

Mobile

Brass Band Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

Mobile Assoc. for Retarded Citizens

Mobile

Arts Education to Enhance Lives

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

Mobile Museum Board, Inc.

Mobile

African American Musical Festival

Community Arts

$1,800.00

 

Mobile Singing Children, Inc.

Mobile

Passport to Music 2014

Performing Arts

$2,440.00

Monroe

Alabama Southern Community College

Monroeville

Annual Alabama Writers Symposium

Literary Arts

$4,500.00

Montgomery

Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts

Montgomery

Support for Change: Site Visits

Arts in Education

$5,625.00

 

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery

Four Mondays of Poetry

Literary Arts

$2,600.00

 

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery

Outdoor Sculptures at AUM - 2014

Visual Arts

$3,350.00

 

ClefWorks, Inc.

Montgomery

Here Comes the Sun!

Performing Arts

$5,650.00

 

Cloverdale Playhouse

Montgomery

The Joe Thomas, Jr. Guitar Pull

Community Arts

$1,620.00

 

EAT South

Montgomery

Southern Makers Documentary

Visual Arts

$5,600.00

 

H.O.P.E  Center

Montgomery

Curtain Call Theatre Workshop

Performing Arts

$5,650.00

 

Montgomery Symphony Association

Montgomery

2014 Summer Camp

Performing Arts

$3,700.00

 

Montgomery Symphony Association

Montgomery

Cleveland Ave YMCA

Performing Arts

$5,500.00

 

Sudha Raghuram

Montgomery

Folk Arts Apprenticeship-Dance

Folklife

$1,500.00

 

The Arts Council of Montgomery

Montgomery

ACES

Community Arts

$2,400.00

Pike

Brundidge Historical Society

Brundidge

Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival

Folklife

$4,200.00

 

Troy University

Troy

2014 Wiregrass Blues Fest

Folklife

$4,230.00

 

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc.

Troy

Don Stewart: Think/ Decipher/ Smile

Visual Arts

$3,750.00

 

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc.

Troy

Coordinator Support

Visual Arts

$3,750.00

Sumter

Sumter County Fine Arts Council

Livingston

"Tom Sawyer" performed by the BCT

Community Arts

$850.00

 

Sumter County Fine Arts Council

Livingston

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Community Arts

$2,970.00

 

University of West Alabama

Livingston

Sucarnochee Folklife Festival

Folklife

$1,400.00

Tuscaloosa

Alabama Blues Project

Northport

17th annual Freedom Creek Festival

Folklife

$3,300.00

 

Alabama Blues Project

Northport

Summertime Blues Camp

Folklife

$4,200.00

 

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

You Can'T Take It With You

Performing Arts

$2,400.00

 

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

HAIRSPRAY

Performing Arts

$5,250.00

 

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

Tuscaloosa

Peter and the Wolf

Performing Arts

$5,650.00

 

Univ of Alabama--English Department

Tuscaloosa

Slash Pine Writers Festival

Literary Arts

$1,200.00

Walker

Walker County Arts Alliance, Inc.

Jasper

Native American Pottery Program

Arts in Education

$3,075.00

 

Walker County Arts Alliance, Inc.

Jasper

Art in the Park Community Festival

Community Arts

$3,500.00

Wilcox

Annie E. Pettway

Boykin

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

 

Emma Pettway

Boykin

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

Julia Pettway

Alberta

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$1,000.00

 

Mary Ann Pettway

Alberta

Quilting Apprenticeship

Folklife

$2,000.00

Winston

Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

Nauvoo

Bluegrass & Gee's Bend Artists

Community Arts

$3,250.00

GRAND TOTAL

$342,695.00