During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alabama State Council on the Arts supports the arts sector as it endures this crisis and reemerges as a vital and vibrant part of our economy. Alabama artists and arts organizations are an integral part of our communities and increase the quality of life for our citizens. These organizations are also economic drivers, bringing tourism revenue to communities and providing thousands of jobs statewide. These new grants will help small, medium, and large arts organizations throughout Alabama sustain operations and retain jobs through these difficult times. The Alabama State Council on the Arts is the official state arts agency of Alabama.