Arts grants benefit locals

first_imgLatest Stories Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “The arts are alive in Brundidge, in great part, because of the support of the Alabama State Council on the Arts and we greatly appreciate their support,” Bowden said. “And, not only of our organization, but of the arts in Pike County and all around the state.”Kari Barley, Pioneer Museum of Alabama director, said the ASCA grant is greatly appreciated and will make it possible to bring students from area schools to Pioneer Days in October.“The ASCA grant funds will be used to bus students to Pioneer Days,” Barley said.“Many schools are not able to provide transportation to our folk history day. Producing art is fruitless unless there’s someone to witness it. By providing bus mileage, students from Pike County and from Montgomery to Dothan and in between are able to have this experience. The ASCA grant makes it possible and we are thankful for it.” Arts grants benefit locals By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 120 grants totaling $1,568, 605 at its meeting in Troy on Sept. 4. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk art, community, literature, performing and visual arts programs Oct. 1, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2015.Several Pike County arts organizations were notified last week that they had received ASCA funding. The Brundidge Historical Society, the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, The Troy Arts Council and the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center received a total of $16,915 for programs and events.The Brundidge Historical Society received a grant award of $1,000 for its annual Chili Country Christmas supper, songs and stories event. The Pioneer Museum’s grant award was in the amount of $4,500 for Pioneer Days in October. The Troy Arts Council received $8,790 for its performing arts season and the Cultural Arts Center was awarded funding in the amount of $2,625 for the ArtBridges in School program. Barley said 1,200 students participate in Pioneer Days in 2013.“It was great fun and learning experience for them,” she said. “Pioneer Days brings history to life as students get to see first-hand how Alabama pioneers lived and worked.”Old-time demonstrations will include woodworking, blacksmithing, wood stove cooking, quilting, spinning and weaving and tin crafting. Some of the activities are hands-on and provide a greater understanding and appreciation of the folk art.Ruth Walker, Troy Arts Council president, said the TAC is most appreciative of the support of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.“The support the Troy Arts Council receives from ASCA is extremely important to our programming,” Walker said. “ASCA’s support makes much of what we do possible. We greatly appreciate the grants that we receive. ASCA was very generous to us in the recent round of awards in support of our performing art season.”The TAC has seven events planned and the grant funds will be used to bring these events to Troy, Walker said.Vivace, a quartet of pop and classical singers, opened the TAC season Tuesday. The grant will also support the TAC’s other events, “Sally Mayes, Broadway Babe” in October, The Harlem String Quartet in November, Shelia Jackson and Company in December and the Texas Guitar Quartet in February. The Vienna Boys Choir will return to the Crosby Theater by popular demand in March.“These are all high quality concerts and ones that you would expect to find in large cities,” Walker said. “We are honored to be able to bring them to Troy and thank ASCA for helping make them happen.”For the Johnson Center for the Arts, the grant award is an opportunity to increase its art education program.“The Johnson Center’s ArtBridges program includes a summer teachers’ workshop, which is lead by a highly recognized Alabama artist,” said Wiley White, Center development director.“Teachers in all Pike County schools are invited to attend and learn more and different way to incorporate the arts into the curriculum.”White said the conducting artist returns to the county during the fall school term and actually works with teachers and their students in the schools.“The teachers who attend the workshop have priority when requesting an artist presentation in the classroom,” White said. “By going into the classrooms, hundreds of students get to work with and learn from a master artist. We appreciate ASCA’s support as we continue to offer art education programs in the schools of Pike County.”The Alabama State Council on the Arts is the official state arts agency of Alabama. The staff of the Council, directed by Al Head, administers the grants program and provides technical assistance in arts planning and programming. The Council receives its support through an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Published 3:00 am Thursday, September 18, 2014 Email the author You Might Like Program educates parents about Common Core Speakers Gabriel Smith, Lisa Harris and Luca Bocci prepare to speak at the Stand in the Gap event Tuesday. (Messenger… read more Lawrence Bowden, president of the Brundidge Historical Society, said much of the credit for the arts programs offered through the BHS goes to ASCA.“Fourteen years ago, we went to ASCA seeking funding for a folk life play on the drawing board,” he said. “We had dream and a building with a hole for a floor. ASCA awarded the BHS $2,500 and that was a big vote of confidence for us. The fall season of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” will close out our 13th year.”Bowden said ASCA funding was seed money for the annual Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, which is in its ninth year and other storytelling events performance including the Chili County Christmas storytelling concert. Book Nook to reopen Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

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first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon BGC – Scotland and Wales must come clear on casino reopenings July 28, 2020 The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) forwarded proposals for a new 100-ball cricket format last week, which it is fair to say had received very mixed reactions worldwide.Encapsulating fifteen traditional six-ball overs and a final ten-ball over, meaning it will be twenty deliveries shorter than the ever growing Twenty20 (T20) format, plans would see an eight team city based tournament. England director of cricket Andrew Strauss has suggested a very distinct audience during the summer holidays is the target, but conversely could this be key in attracting bettors, with it believed the shorter formats of cricket are key in making the market become more mainstream.Could a new audience be attracted as a result of this? And in turn bring a new wave of fresh punters? Paul Lowery, head of sports trading at Sky Betting and Gaming, doesn’t believe that is the case, unless it is branded it a new way: “I don’t see a huge difference to the T20 game to be honest unless the way the game is branded and presented is completely different. “I appreciate that the countdown element adds to the drama of the game and its less time to wait between overs but ultimately any change in audience relies more on promotion in my opinion.”It has been claimed that amongst the venues for the new competition are Southampton, Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Cardiff and Nottingham, which would last five-weeks and begin in 2020.Could this introduction, which in some ways is aiming to piggyback off the success of T20, be a step too far though: “I think it’s another addition to an already packed marketplace. T20 isn’t really broken and in my opinion the ECB would be better advised looking to replicate the razzmatazz of the BBL or IPL with our current domestic summer competition.”Aiming to take place alongside the T20 Blast, some quarters have been quick to suggest it is the longer formats of the game that need spicing up, not the already successful short versions.Could this be a reaction to England being a little slow to full adapt to the T20 craze though, Lowery concluded: “I’ve probably given away my answer to this question in my answer to the previous one; in my opinion it’s exactly this. “I’ve seen a few negative comments from players and fans alike already and the powers that be would be well advised not to mess around too much with the format of an already enjoyable quick hitting proposition.” Related Articles Submit Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams   July 22, 2020 Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020last_img read more