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

Huntsville

Madison

$57,500

Operating Support

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville

Calhoun

$2,400

Finding the Jazz in Soul and
HipHop: JSU Music Department

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville

Calhoun

$8,300

The Shakespeare Project Production
of Twelfth Night

Jubilee Community Center

Montgomery

Montgomery

$2,400

A Festival of Classical Dances
of India-an online event live on FB & YouTube

Kentuck Museum Association, Inc.

Northport

Tuscaloosa

$8,300

50th Annual Kentuck Festival of
the Arts: Music & Spoken Word

Kentuck Museum Association, Inc.

Northport

Tuscaloosa

$8,300

50th Kentuck Festival of the
Arts: Program Artists

King’s Canvas Gallery and Studio

Montgomery

Montgomery

$8,300

Operation Administration

Little River Arts Council, Inc.

Mentone

DeKalb

$2,100

Creative Spirit Market: Art and
Music Showcase

Lowndes County Community Life
Center

Fort Deposit

Lowndes

$8,300

The “Sew Their Names”
Quilt Project

Merrimack Hall Performing Arts
Center

Huntsville

Madison

$8,000

Project Restart: Hybrid Happy
Headquarters

Metropolitan Arts Center dba
Virginia Samford Theatre

Birmingham

Jefferson

$33,500

Operating Support

MGM Theatre / Mary G Montgomery
High School

Semmes

Mobile

$2,300

Project Renewal at Mary G
Montgomery

Mobile Arts Council, Inc.

Mobile

Mobile

$5,800

Inspiring Diversity and Value
through Guest Speakers and Arts Education Workshops

Mobile Ballet

Mobile

Mobile

$28,560

Operating Support

Mobile Chamber Music

Mobile

Mobile

$6,300

60th Anniversary, Three Chamber
Music Concerts with Outreach

Mobile International Festival,
Inc.

Mobile

Mobile

$8,300

38th Annual Mobile International
Festival

Mobile Opera, Inc.

Mobile

Mobile

$15,200

Mobile Opera 75th Anniversary
Season

Mobile Symphony, Inc.

Mobile

Mobile

$49,500

Operating Support

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Association

Montgomery

Montgomery

$131,000

Operating Support

Montgomery Symphony Orchestra

Montgomery

Montgomery

$25,200

Operating Support

Mountain Valley Arts Council

Guntersville

Marshall

$5,200

2022 MVAC Concert Series

Mountain Valley Arts Council

Guntersville

Marshall

$6,200

2022 Visual Arts Trifecta -
Mountain Valley Arts Council (MVAC)

Muscle Shoals Songwriters
Foundation

Sheffield

Colbert

$8,300

Muscle Shoals Songwriters
Festival

Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Florence

Lauderdale

$5,500

The Salt and Pepper Roots Music
Celebration Season 6

Opera Birmingham, Inc.

Birmingham

Jefferson

$5,800

Opera Birmingham Community
Engagement Program

Paperworkers Local

Birmingham

Jefferson

$6,600

Teaching workshops and having
exhibits

Paperworkers Local

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,200

Workshop Coordinator and Project
Manager

Patti Rutland Jazz DBA Alabama
Dance Works

Dothan

Houston

$5,800

Alabama Dance Works presents
Fright Night, a Haunted House of Dance

Patti Rutland Jazz DBA Alabama
Dance Works

Dothan

Houston

$8,300

Alabama Dance Works presents
their performance of ‘Santa’s Workshop’

Paul R. Jones Museum

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$5,800

Paul R. Jones Museum Exhibition
Support 2021-2022

Penny Foundation

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

Word Up!

Pioneer Museum of Alabama

Troy

Pike

$2,900

Pioneer Days

Red Mountain Theatre

Birmingham

Jefferson

$90,000

Operating Support

Red Mountain Theatre

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

New Work Development of Memorial

Roanoke Rotary Charities

Roanoke

Randolph

$8,300

13th Annual Fall on Main Street
Festival

Sanspointe Dance Company

Birmingham

Jefferson

$4,700

mov·ing –  a dance performance

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

Florence

Lauderdale

$8,300

Honor Orchestra Festival

Sidewalk Film Center &
Cinema

Birmingham

Jefferson

$11,600

Sidewalk EDU

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

Summer Youth Apprenticeship

Sloss Furnaces Foundation

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

Workshops Open Studios

Society of American Period
Furniture Makers (Gulf States Chapter)

Mobile

Mobile

$5,500

Society of American Period Furniture
Makers, Gulf States Chapter Training Facility

Southeast Alabama Community
Theatre

Dothan

Houston

$16,600

SEACT Performance Series
2021/2022

Southeast Alabama Dance Company

Dothan

Houston

$16,600

Southeast Alabama Dance Company
presents 2021-2022 Season

Space One Eleven

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

Afterschool Art Education
Program for Underserved Children and Youth

Space One Eleven

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

Group Art Exhibitions in recognition
of Space One Eleven’s 35th Anniversary

St. Bernard Preparatory School

Cullman

Cullman

$8,300

Bernard Blues and Barbeque Music
and Arts Festival

State of Alabama Ballet, Inc

Birmingham

Jefferson

$62,500

Operating Support

Studio By The Tracks

Irondale

Jefferson

$8,300

Community Dye Garden

Sylacauga Alliance for Family
Enhancement (SAFE)

Sylacauga

Talladega

$16,600

Musical Theatre 2021-22 Season
Productions

Sylacauga Area Council on the
Arts & Humanities

Sylacauga

Talladega

$8,300

“Marble Symposium and
Cultural Exchange”

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Colbert

$10,600

Tennessee Valley School of the
Arts with UNA SOTA

The Alabama Writers’ Forum, Inc.

Montgomery

Montgomery

$68,000

Statewide Partnership

The Arts Association of East
Alabama, Inc.

Opelika

Lee

$16,600

2021-22 Performance Series

The Coleman Center for the Arts

York

Sumter

$9,500

Coleman Center Exhibitions FY22

The Covered Bridge Players

Oneonta

Blount

$5,200

Bringing the Art of Theatre to
the Heart of Downtown Oneonta: 2021-2022 Show Series

The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial
Gallery

Wetumpka

Elmore

$8,300

A Curator For The Kelly

The Mobile Museum of Art Inc.

Mobile

Mobile

$78,000

Operating Support

The University of Alabama -
Center for Public TV and Radio

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$8,300

Alabama Bound

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$16,600

Theatre Tuscaloosa’s 2021/22
Season: Together Again!

Town of Gordo

Gordo

Pickens

$1,000

Arts Education and Exposure for
Pickens County

Tri-State Community Orchestra

Dothan

Houston

$2,100

Strings Across Dothan

Tri-State Community Orchestra

Dothan

Houston

$1,900

Tri-State Community Orchestra
2021-2022 Season

Troy University

Troy

Pike

$2,500

Troy University International
Arts Center Junior Warriors

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center,
Inc.,

Troy

Pike

$8,300

Center Stagers

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center,
Inc.,

Troy

Pike

$3,700

TROY Town & Gown Concert
Series

Turtle Island Native American
Association

Guntersville

Marshall

$2,100

8th Annual Noccalula Falls
Powwow/Indian Festival

Tuscaloosa Symphony Association,
Inc.

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$16,600

Tuscaloosa Symphony 2021-2022
Season

University of Alabama at
Birmingham – Visual and Performing Arts

Birmingham

Jefferson

$5,800

The Abroms-Engel Institute for
the Visual Arts Presents Marking Time Exhibit

University of Alabama at
Birmingham – Visual and Performing Arts

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

UAB’s Alys Stephens Center
Presents Syncopated Ladies

Valiant Cross Academy

Montgomery

Montgomery

$8,300

Art Instruction by King’s Canvas
@ Valiant Cross Academy

Vinegar

Birmingham

Jefferson

$8,300

Staff funding request

Wiregrass Blues Society

Dothan

Houston

$8,300

Wiregrass Blues Society -
Administrative Support

Wiregrass Museum of Art

Dothan

Houston

$5,800

Sydney A. Foster Exhibition

Wiregrass Museum of Art

Dothan

Houston

$5,800

WMA Teens


 


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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 grants
are made possible by an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and
additional funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.





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contact:


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Communications & Public Relations

334.242.5153

perri.hubbard@arts.alabama.gov




 


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