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Support
the Arts
License Plate Advisory Committee awards $56,300 in funding

Grant
program seeks to promote the arts in Alabama, with focus on arts education


MONTGOMERY,
Ala.,
(July 22, 2021) The Alabama Arts License Plate Advisory Committee awarded
23 grants totaling $56,300 during a virtual meeting on July 15, 2021. This
round of grants will support arts education and community arts projects occurring
between August 2021 and January 2022.


Through the grant program, proceeds from the sale of the Support
the Arts
license plate are used to fund arts programs, organizations, and
activities across the state.


The
recent grants respond to applications submitted at the June 15, 2021, deadline
and represent the second round of grants awarded in the 2021 fiscal year. Dr.
Henry Panion, III of Birmingham chairs the six-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 committee’s primary responsibility is to evaluate grant
applications and award grants that support art programs and arts education
throughout Alabama.


Members serve voluntarily,
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.


Nonprofit organizations, municipalities,
universities, and schools can apply for Arts License Tag grant funding at
arts.alabama.gov. The next application deadline is December 15, 2021.


Alabama residents are
encouraged to join the effort to fund the arts by purchasing a Support the
Arts
plate for their vehicle. More information at
revenue.alabama.gov.


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



























Organization

County

City

Amount

Project

Alabama
Writers Forum 

Montgomery

Montgomery

$3,000.00

Statewide Programming
Services

Alabama
Folklife Association

Mobile

Mobile

$3,000.00

Statewide Programming
Services

DesignAlabama

Montgomery

Montgomery

$3,000.00

Statewide Programming
Services

Alabama
Dance Council

Jefferson

Birmingham

$3,000.00

Statewide Programming
Services

Alabama
Arts Alliance

Montgomery

Montgomery

$3,000.00

Statewide Programming
Services

Alabama
State Council on the Arts

Montgomery

Montgomery

$3,000.00

Statewide Programming
Services

Alabama
State Dept. of Education

Montgomery

Montgomery

$3,000.00

Statewide Programming
Services

Alabama Visual Arts Network

Montgomery

Montgomery

$3,000.00

Statewide Programming
Services

The
FILES Art Project

Jefferson

Birmingham

$2,300.00

Summer Dance
& Music Workshop

Opera
Birmingham

Jefferson

Birmingham

$2,500.00

Education Programming

Boys
& Girls Club of Southeast Alabama

Dale

Ozark

$3,500.00

Ozark City Schools Art Instruction

Space
One Eleven

Jefferson

Birmingham

$1,500.00

Art Education Programs

Dale
County Performing Arts Council

Dale

Ozark

$1,800.00

Seating for Community Members

Elberta
Elementary School Band

Baldwin

Elberta

$4,150.00

Musical Instruments and Equipment

Exposure
Community Development Corp.

Jefferson

Birmingham

$2,000.00

Music Classes

Terrific
New Theatre

Jefferson

Birmingham

$2,100.00

Pretty Fire

Fantasy
Playhouse

Madison

Huntsville

$1,100.00

Touring Program

Mobile
Opera

Mobile

Mobile

$850.00

Educational School Tour

Sylacauga
Alliance for Family Enhancement

Talladega

Sylacauga

$1,500.00

Productions of Beauty and the Beast and Big
Fish

Children’s
Dance Foundation

Jefferson

Birmingham

$2,000.00

Dancing with Words

Mobile
Symphony

Mobile

Mobile

$2,500.00

Strings in School

Patti
Rutland Jazz

(dba Alabama Dance Works)

Houston

Dothan

$2,500.00

Dance Outreach Program

Wiregrass
Museum of Art

Houston

Dothan

$2,000.00

Youth Art Education Program


 


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


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About Alabama
State Council on the Arts

The Council on the Arts is the official state
agency for the support and development of the arts in Alabama. The Council
works to expand and preserve the state’s cultural resources by supporting
nonprofit arts organizations, schools, colleges, units of local government, and
individual artists. Arts programs, assisted by Council grants, have a track
record of enhancing community development, education, cultural tourism, and
overall quality of life in all regions of the state. Alabama State Council on
the Arts receives an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and
additional funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.





Press
contact:


Perri Hubbard

Communications & Public Relations

334.242.5153

perri.hubbard@arts.alabama.gov


 

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