Operating
support grants awarded to creative sector through the Alabama Arts Recovery
Program


MONTGOMERY,
Ala.,
(September 14, 2021) At its September quarterly meeting in Jasper, Ala., the
Alabama State Council on the Arts awarded $814,100 in relief funding to 63
arts organizations
across the state.


Federal dollars from the
American Rescue Plan funded the Alabama Arts Recovery Program. This
legislation provided funding to the National Endowment for the Arts, granting a
portion to state arts agencies, including the Council on the Arts.


Alabama arts organizations
are economic drivers, bringing tourism to communities and providing thousands
of jobs statewide. As arts organizations return to providing in-person
exhibitions, concerts, performances, readings, and programming to Alabamians,
the Council on the Arts recognizes the need for financial support for various
operating costs.


The Alabama Arts Recovery
Program
supports:

  • Full-time
    & part-time salaries; contract personnel/artist fees related to general
    operating
  • Facility
    costs
  • Health
    safety supplies for staff & public
  • Promotion
    & marketing of arts organizations re-opening to the public
  • Technology
    & equipment that supports arts organizations


“Throughout
the pandemic, the Council has supported Alabama’s arts and culture sector
through our grants. As arts organizations across the state safely reopen and
return to in-person operations, we continue supporting recovery through the Alabama
Arts Recovery Program
,” said Dr. Elliot Knight, the Council’s Executive
Director. “These federal funds will provide support for general operating costs
and personnel, allowing organizations to continue providing artistic
opportunities and creative experiences to our citizens and communities.” 


Additionally, the Council awarded $2.85 million in
project grants and operating support
for activities taking place between
October 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022. 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 arts and cultural facilities.


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



































































Organization

City

County

Award

Alabama Blues Project

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$20,000

Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Mobile

Mobile

$20,000

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

Birmingham

Jefferson

$15,000

Alabama Orchestra Association

Huntsville

Madison

$15,000

Alabama Woodturners Association

Birmingham

Jefferson

$5,000

Andalusia Ballet Association

Andalusia

Covington

$15,000

Azalea City Center for the Arts

Mobile

Mobile

$10,000

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Birmingham

Jefferson

$20,000

Birmingham Boys Choir Foundation

Birmingham

Jefferson

$5,000

Black Belt Treasures

Camden

Wilcox

$20,000

Carnegie Visual Arts Center

Decatur

Morgan

$10,000

CEPA Management Corp

Pell City

St. Clair

$10,000

Community Actors Studio Theatre

Anniston

Calhoun

$5,000

Community Ballet Association

Huntsville

Madison

$15,000

Dance Levels

Pinson

Jefferson

$15,000

Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council

Dauphin Island

Mobile

$15,000

Desert Island Supply Co.

Birmingham

Jefferson

$20,000

DRUM The Program

Montevallo

Chilton

$15,000

Eastern Shore Art Association

Fairhope

Baldwin

$10,000

Encore Opera Theatre

Toney

Madison

$15,000

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater

Huntsville

Madison

$20,000

Huntsville Community Chorus
Association

Huntsville

Madison

$10,000

Huntsville Community Drumline

Huntsville

Madison

$20,000

Huntsville Master Chorale

Huntsville

Madison

$5,000

Jemison Carnegie Foundation

Talladega

Talladega

$5,000

Kentuck Museum Association

Northport

Tuscaloosa

$15,000

King’s Canvas Gallery and Studio

Montgomery

Montgomery

$10,000

Klein Arts & Culture

Harpersville

Shelby

$15,000

M.E.O.W. Cares, Inc.

Montgomery

Montgomery

$5,000

Merrimack Hall Performing Arts
Center

Huntsville

Madison

$15,000

Mobile Arts Council

Mobile

Mobile

$20,000

Mobile Opera

Mobile

Mobile

$15,000

Opera Birmingham

Birmingham

Jefferson

$10,000

Patti Rutland Jazz DBA Alabama
Dance Works

Dothan

Houston

$10,000

Pride of Atmore

Atmore

Escambia

$5,000

Princess Theatre Center for the Performing
Arts

Decatur

Morgan

$15,000

Self Express Productions

Winfield

Marion

$5,000

Shelby County Arts Council

Columbiana

Shelby

$6,600

Sidewalk Film Center &
Cinema

Birmingham

Jefferson

$20,000

Southeast Alabama Community
Theatre

Dothan

Houston

$10,000

Space One Eleven

Birmingham

Jefferson

$20,000

Steel City Men’s Chorus

Birmingham

Jefferson

$10,000

Studio By The Tracks

Irondale

Jefferson

$20,000

Tennessee Valley Art Association

Tuscumbia

Colbert

$20,000

The Actor’s Charitable Theatre

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$15,000

The Arts Association of East Alabama

Opelika

Lee

$10,000

The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial
Gallery

Wetumpka

Elmore

$10,000

The Whole Backstage Theatre

Guntersville

Marshall

$5,000

Theatre Huntsville

Huntsville

Madison

$10,000

Theatre of Gadsden

Gadsden

Etowah

$5,000

Tri-State Community Orchestra

Dothan

Houston

$15,000

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center

Troy

Pike

$10,000

Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$15,000

Tuscaloosa Symphony Association

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

$20,000

Tuskegee Repertory Theatre

Tuskegee

Macon

$15,000

Ursula Smith Dance

Birmingham

Jefferson

$15,000

Vinegar

Birmingham

Jefferson

$7,500

Walker County Arts Alliance

Jasper

Walker

$5,000

Walnut Gallery

Gadsden

Etowah

$20,000

Wetumpka Depot Players

Wetumpka

Elmore

$10,000

Winston County Arts Council

Arley

Winston

$10,000

Wiregrass Blues Society

Dothan

Houston

$20,000

Wiregrass Museum of Art

Dothan

Houston

$15,000


 


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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.





Press
contact:


Perri Hubbard

Communications & Public Relations

334.242.5153

perri.hubbard@arts.alabama.gov


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