South Arts Awards Over $310,000 in Arts Grants throughout Region


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2016

Atlanta – South Arts, a Regional Arts Organization serving nine states in the Southeast, has announced $310,555 in grants to 73 arts organizations throughout the region. These grants, made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, support organizations presenting out-of-state artists for public performances and educational activities.

“Performing arts centers play a critical role in their community in developing a thriving arts scene which contributes to a communities’ quality of life and economic impact,” said South Arts executive director Susie Surkamer. “Our funding is critical for increasing access to the arts for both urban and rural residents in the South to be able to experience diverse artists and art forms.”

The grants cover the nine states in the South Arts region: including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Organizations applied throughout the winter, and were recently notified of their status; grants are matched at least dollar for dollar by the recipient organization.

“Supporting the touring arts is central to our mission,” continued Surkamer. “This year, some of the highlights we are thrilled to support include multi-state tours supporting Aquila Theatre, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Parsons Dance, and The Nile Project as well as Southern performing artists like Marcus Roberts, Blind Boys of Alabama, Mike Farris, and Roger Day.”

A full list of South Arts’ grant recipients and programs is available at www.southarts.org. Organizations interested in applying for the next grant cycle are recommended to sign up for South Arts’ email list and continue to visit their site.

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About South Arts
South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization, was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. South Arts offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting the issues important to our region, and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts. For more information, visit www.southarts.org.

2016-17 Grantees by State:

Alabama

Alabama Dance Council, Inc. of Birmingham, AL received a $5,725 Regional Touring grant to present CONTRA-TIEMPO.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival of Montgomery, AL received a $1,279 Regional Touring grant to present Folger Shakespeare Library/Louis Butelli.

University of Alabama-Birmingham of Birmingham, AL received a $5,901 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

Florida

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts of Orlando, FL received a $5,887 Regional Touring grant to present Pilobolus.

FUNDarte, Inc. of Miami Beach, FL received a $5,596 Regional Touring grant to present Fundacion Casa Patas.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts of West Palm Beach, FL received a $3,884 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Aquila Theatre.

Miami Dade County of Miami, FL received a $6,112 Regional Touring grant to present Jose Limon Dance Company.

Miami Light Project of Miami, FL received a $5,850 Regional Touring grant to present Pat Graney Company.

Palm Beach State College of Lake Worth, FL received a $4,056 Regional Touring grant to present Daniel Kelly.

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. of Clearwater, FL received a $1,783 Regional Touring grant to present Roger Day.

South Florida State College of Avon Park, FL received a $3,884 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Aquila Theatre.

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Inc. dba Straz of Tampa, FL received a $3,725 Regional Touring grant to present Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

The Artist Series of Tallahassee, Inc. of Tallahassee, FL received a $2,865 Regional Touring grant to present Fandango!

THE RHYTHM FOUNDATION, INC. of Miami Beach, FL received a $3,812 Regional Touring grant to present Ivan Melon Lewis and Cuban Swing Express.

Tigertail Productions, Inc. of Miami, FL received a $5,775 Regional Touring grant to present Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel.

University of Florida of Gainesville, FL received a $5,653 Regional Touring grant to present Alonzo Kings Lines Ballet.

VSA Florida, Inc. of Tampa, FL received a $2,644 Regional Touring grant to present Luca ‘Lazylegz’ Patuelli.

Georgia

Augusta Symphony, Inc. of Augusta, GA received a $2,601 Regional Touring grant to present Zora Sting Quartet.

Center for Puppetry Arts, Inc. of Atlanta, GA received a $4,150 Regional Touring grant to present Teatro SEA.

Clayton State University of Morrow, GA received a $4,318 Regional Touring grant to present The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor.

Georgia Institute of Technology of Atlanta, GA received a $5,901 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

Georgia State University of Atlanga, GA received a $6,337 Regional Touring grant to present Balé Folclórico da Bahia.

Morgan County Foundation, Inc. of Turtle Island, GA received a $3,831 Regional Touring grant to present Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut.

RiverCenter Inc. of Columbus, GA received a $3,884 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Aquila Theatre.

Savannah Music Festival of Savannah, GA received a $4,393 Regional Touring grant to present Edgar Meyer.

Seven Stages, Inc. of Atlanta, GA received a $3,937 Regional Touring grant to present ArtSpot Productions.

University of Georgia of Athens, GA received a $5,901 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

Kentucky

Centre College of Kentucky of Danville, KY received a $5,901 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

Eastern Kentucky University of Richmond, KY received a $3,884 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Aquila Theatre.

Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation of Louisville, KY received a $5,962 Regional Touring grant to present Wendy Whelan.

Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation of Louisville, KY received a $5,901 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center of Paducah, KY received a $4,023 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Underwater Bubble Show.

Muhlenberg County Board of Education of Powderly, KY received a $3,884 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Aquila Theatre.

Save the Grand Theatre, Inc. of Frankfurt, KY received a $3,775 Regional Touring grant to present Dance Kaleidoscope.

Save the Grand Theatre, Inc. of Frankfurt, KY received a $4,023 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Underwater Bubble Show.

Louisiana

Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) of New Orleans, LA received a $3,962 Regional Touring grant to present Kid Koala, The Afiara Quartet.

Douglas Manship Sr Theater Complex Holding Inc. of Baton Rouge, LA received a $3,884 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Aquila Theatre.

Musicians for Music of New Orleans, LA received a $1,893 Regional Touring grant to present Chiko Queiroga and Antonio Rogerio.

New Orleans Ballet Association of New Orleans, LA received a $6,028 Regional Touring grant to present Grupo Corpo Dance Company.

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute of New Orleans, LA received a $6,037 Regional Touring grant to present Ronald K. Brown/Evidence.

New Orleans Chapter of American Harp Society of New Orleans, LA received a $1,993 Regional Touring grant to present Baltazar Juarez, Mexican harpist.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest & Foundation of New Orleans, LA received a $4,375 Regional Touring grant to present Marcus Roberts.

Red River Revel, Inc. of Shreveport, LA received a $4,068 Regional Touring grant to present Be the Groove.

Mississippi

Alcorn State University of Lorman, MS received a $3,800 Regional Touring grant to present The Jazz Masters.

Delta Children’s Museum of Greenville, MS received a $1,272 Regional Touring grant to present Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre.

Delta State University of Cleveland, MS received a $5,901 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts of Meridian, MS received a $3,884 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Aquila Theatre.

University of Mississippi of University, MS received a $3,884 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Aquila Theatre.

USA International Ballet Competition of Jackson, MS received a $5,765 Regional Touring grant to present Nina Ananiashvili and the State Ballet of Georgia.

North Carolina

American Dance Festival, Inc. of Durham, NC received a $5,971 Regional Touring grant to present RIOULT Dance NY.

Appalachian State University of Boone, NC received a $4,175 Regional Touring grant to present The Nile Project.

Cape Fear Community College Foundation, Inc. of Wilmington, NC received a $5,962 Regional Touring grant to present Daloy Dance Company.

Coastal Carolina Chamber Music Festival of New Bern, NC received a $1,347 Regional Touring grant to present Gao Hong.

Davidson College of Davidson, NC received a $3,884 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Aquila Theatre.

Duke University of Durham, NC received a $4,162 Regional Touring grant to present Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble.

East Carolina University of Greenville, NC received a $4,225 Regional Touring grant to present The Nile Project.

LEAF Community Arts of Black Mountain, NC received a $1,953 Regional Touring grant to present Ranky Tanky.

Music for a Great Space of Greensboro, NC received a $992 Regional Touring grant to present Lamazov Rackers Piano Duo.

North Carolina State University of Raleigh, NC received a $4,393 Regional Touring grant to present The Nile Project.

Pack Place Performing Arts, Inc. of Asheville, NC received a $5,756 Regional Touring grant to present Parsons Dance Company.

Pack Place Performing Arts, Inc. of Asheville, NC received a $3,884 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Aquila Theatre.

Pamlico Musical Society of Oriental, NC received a $2,396 Regional Touring grant to present Mike Farris.

The Savvy Organization of Charlotte, NC received a $4,181 Regional Touring grant to present Beo String Quartet.

UNCW Research Foundation of Wilmington, NC received a $5,878 Regional Touring grant to present Hubbard Street 2.

South Carolina

Midlands Technical College of Columbia, SC received a $3,843 Regional Touring grant to present “Wiesenthal” performed by Tom Dugan.

Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art of Pawleys Island, SC received a $1,647 Regional Touring grant to present Marcus Anderson.

Tennessee

Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School of Memphis, TN received a $5,990 Regional Touring grant to present Jose Limon Dance Company.

Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School of Memphis, TN received a $4,023 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Underwater Bubble Show.

Germantown Performing Arts Center of Germantown, TN received a $5,901 Regional Touring-Block Book grant to present Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

Lee University of Cleveland, TN received a $3,865 Regional Touring grant to present Decoda Cello Quartet.

Memphis Blues Society of Memphis, TN received a $1,893 Regional Touring grant to present Cedric Burnside.

Tennessee Performing Arts Center of Nashville, TN received a $6,093 Regional Touring grant to present Arch 8.

The Conservancy for the Parthenon & Centennial Park of Nashville, TN received a $4,331 Regional Touring grant to present Blind Boys Of Alabama.