NEA gives $1.2 million in grants to Alabama arts groups

Amounts range from $10,000 to nearly a million

The Mobile Symphony has received a grant to support a residency by violinist Randall Goosby.

Arts groups around Alabama have been awarded $1.2 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Topping the list in Alabama is the Alabama State Council on the Arts in Montgomery, given $970,000 to support its programs.

Other Alabama grants include:

  • Birmingham Children’s Theatre, $25,000, to support the development and world premiere of “The Cat Man of Aleppo.”
  • Arts Council Inc., Huntsville, $100,000, to support implementation of Arts Huntsville’s Creative Launchpad.
  • Alabama Folklife Association, Mobile, $30,000, to support various projects.
  • Mobile Symphony, $25,000, to support a residency by violinist Randall Goosby.
  • Alabama State University, Montgomery, $75,000, to support events and activities that bring attention to mental health awareness.
  • Alabama State University, Montgomery, $11,266, to support the Jazz on the Grass festival presented by WVAWS public radio.
  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, $10,000, to support a world premiere production of a musical featuring the music of Dotts Johnson.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to support a wide range of projects, demonstrating the many ways the arts enrich our lives and contribute to healthy and thriving communities,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson. “These organizations play an important role in advancing the creative vitality of our nation and helping to ensure that all people can benefit from arts, culture and design.”

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