“SUPPORT THE ARTS” LICENSE TAG COMMITTEE AWARDS GRANTS TOTALING $66,000 AT ITS JULY MEETING

The Alabama Arts
License Tag Committee awarded 20 grants totaling $66,000 during a teleconference
meeting on July 15, 2020. This round of grants will support arts in education, community arts,
literature, folklife, performing, and visual arts
programs July
1, 2020 – September 30, 2020.

The Committee makes grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, arts organizations, universities,
cities, and a wide range of community groups according to the Distinctive License Tags
and Plates Legislation. Funds generated by the purchase of the “Support the
Arts” license tag greatly benefit arts activities throughout our state.

The recent grants are in response to applications submitted under the June
15, 2020 deadline and represent the second
round of grants awarded in the 2020 fiscal year. Dr. Henry Panion III of Birmingham chairs the 6-member Committee
which includes:
Andy Meadows of Birmingham, Cynthia Thrash of Opelika, Jane Kohl of
Guntersville, Donna Russell of Montgomery, and Allison Dillon-Jauken of
Huntsville.
Committee
members are appointed from all regions of the state so
there is a geographic representation statewide.

Committee members are appointed according to directives in the legislation mentioned and meet twice annually. The primary responsibility of the Committee
is to make decisions on grants awarded that support art programs, and arts education
throughout the state.

Committee
members serve on a voluntary basis and one member is appointed by each of the
following organizations or individuals: the Alabama State Council on the Arts,
Alliance Arts Alliance, the State Department of Education, the Governor, the
Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Alabama
citizens may obtain one of these specialty license tags when renewing their
auto plate at their county’s Probate Judge’s Office. The Support the Arts license
tag can be personalized at no additional fee. By purchasing the arts specialty tag,
patrons not only show off a colorful tag, they promote the importance of funding
the arts statewide.

For more information about a particular grant, contact Donna
Russell, Executive Director or the

Alabama Arts Alliance at
334-269-1435 or [email protected].

Organization

County

City

 Amount Approved

Project

Alabama
Writers Forum 

Montgomery

Montgomery

 $5,000.00

 Statewide Programming Services

Alabama Folklife Association

Montgomery

Montgomery

 $5,000.00

 Statewide
Programming Services

DesignAlabama

Montgomery

Montgomery

 $5,000.00

 Statewide Programming Services

Alabama Dance Council

Jefferson

Birmingham

 $5,000.00

 Statewide Programming Services

Alabama
Arts Alliance

Montgomery

Montgomery

 $5,000.00

 Statewide Programming Services

Alabama State Dept. of Education

Montgomery

Montgomery

 $5,000.00

 Statewide Programming Services

Alabama
Craft Council, now known as Alabama Visual Arts Network

Montgomery

Montgomery

 $5,000.00

 Statewide Programming Services

Alabama Communities of Excellence

Montgomery

Montgomery

 $2,500.00

 “Community Seeds”

Academy of
Academics and Art

Madison

Huntsville

 $2,500.00

 “Technology in Dance Production”

Independent Musical Productions, Inc

Madison

Huntsville

 $2,500.00

 “Newsies”

Paul W. Bryant
High School

Tuscaloosa

Cottondale

 $1,000.00

“Photography
Lighting”

Alma Bryant High School

Mobile

Irvington

 $2,500.00

 “Utopian Weave”

DanceAll
Productions

Madison

Huntsville

 $2,500.00

 “Creative Natives Young Choreographer’s
Forum”

Centre for the Living Arts, DBA Alabama
Contemporary Art Center

Mobile

Mobile

 $2,500.00

 “Socially-distant Educational Opportunities”

Your Town
Alabama

Jefferson

Birmingham

 $2,500.00

 “Three-day Workshop for Rural and
Underserved Communities”

Selma Dallas County Historic Preservation

Dallas

Selma

 $2,500.00

 “Ceramic
Art Program”

Mobile
Ballet

Mobile

Mobile

 $2,500.00

 “Discover Dance”

Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement

Talladega

Sylacauga

 $2,500.00

 “Musical Theatre Education
Program”

Orange
Beach High School

Baldwin

Orange
Beach

 $2,500.00

 “WE THE PEOPLE”

Valley Arts and Entertainment

Madison

Huntsville

 $2,500.00

 “Music technology workshop and
performance”


www. arts.alabama.gov/licensetag.aspx

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