ABC FY2016 GRANT RECIPIENTS

BETTER CHOICE OF LIVING, INC. (BCOL)
“BCOL Vocal and Stage Performance Workshop”
To support artist fees for conductors of a Vocal and Stage Performance Workshop to prepare local unsung artists to perform before a live audience for the upcoming stage production “Fame: Motown Era Revue and More” in August 2016.
$1,350

CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION
“Harlem String Quartet: Diversity with Strings”
To support artist fees for presenting the Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet in concert for the greater Clarksville-Montgomery County community in collaboration with the Austin Peay State University Honor Festival.
$1,850

CLARKSVILLE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
“Riverfest Art Experience”
To support juror fees for an art show and film festival as part of Riverfest in September 2015.
$1,720

CUMBERLAND WINDS
“Evening with the Arts Project”
$1,400

FRIENDS OF HOUSTON COUNTY LIBRARY
“Creative Hands and Minds Contests”
$850

HUMPHREYS COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
“Autumn Blaze Arts Festival”
$1,300

FRIENDS OF JOHNSONVILLE STATE HISTORIC PARK
“Battle of Johnsonville 151st Anniversary Commemorative Living History”
$1,950

MT. OLIVE CEMETERY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY
“Second Line Dance, Clarksville Style”
$500

PROMISE LAND COMMUNITY CLUB
“Our Heritage through Sights, Sounds and Taste”
$1,750

TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
“Arts Appreciation Fair 2015”
$1,150

WHITE OAK WOMENS EXCHANGE
“Quilts for Patients at Local Treatment Centers”
$800

ABC FY2015 GRANT RECIPIENTS

BETTER CHOICE OF LIVING, INC. (BCOL)
“Fame’ Motown Era Revue and More”
$1,100

CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION
“Strings Galore with Parker Quartet and Honor”
$1,100

CUMBERLAND WINDS
“Evening with the Arts Project”
$1,290

DICKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
“2014 Veterans Day Concert”
$1,750

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
“Music on the Menu”
$1,350

FRIENDS OF CHEATHAM COUNTY LIBRARIES
“Fall Festival / Exploring Our Stories”
$600

FRIENDS OF JOHNSONVILLE STATE HISTORIC PARK
“Battle of Johnsonville 150th Anniversary Commemorative Living History Event”
$1,700

FRIENDS OF THE HOUSTON COUNTY LIBRARY
“Creative Writing Contest for Youth”
$650

HOUSTON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
“2014-2015 HC Arts”
$880

HOUSTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT U.T. EXTENSION
“Houston County Youth Center Art Classes/Project”
$1,200

HUMPHREYS COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
“3 Rivers Quilt Block Trail”
$850

PROMISE LAND COMMUNITY CLUB
“Motown Musical Revival”
$1,300

WHITE OAK WOMENS EXCHANGE
“Quilts for Patients at Local Treatment Centers”
$850

ABC FY2014 GRANT RECIPIENTS

AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ART
“Pillars of Hope”
$1,400.00

BETTER CHOICE OF LIVING (BCOL)
“Motown Era Revue and More — The Legacy Lives On …”
$2,000.00

CITY OF CLARKSVILLE TWO RIVERS COMPANY
“Jammin’ In The Alley”
$888.00

CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION
“Concert and Outreach by Pianist Conrad Tao”
$2,000.00

CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY MUSEUM
“Honoring Our Servicemen: Lincoln Schatz Video”
$2,000.00

CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Week 1, 2014 Summer Reading Program”
$600.00

CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY TITLE I LEARNING CENTER
“Bind It, Break It: Learning Through Arts”
$2,000.00

MT. OLIVE CEMETERY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY
“The Cakewalk”
$2,000.00

PROMISE LAND COMMUNITY CLUB
“Dance: A Cultural and Generational Bridge”
$2,000.00

ABC FY2012 GRANT RECIPIENTS

RIVERS & SPIRES FESTIVAL, INC.
“Art Expressed Through Movement and Canvas”
To support artist fees for performance speed painter Tim Decker, as well as those for “living statue” performing artists, at the Rivers & Spires Festival in April 2012.
$2,000

PROMISE LAND COMMUNITY CLUB
“Promise Land on the Move”
To support artist fees for an inter-generational dance project combining the art form of dance with developing healthy lifestyles, culminating in a public performance at the 12th Annual Promise Land Community Festival in June 2012.
$1,600

MT. OLIVE CEMETERY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY
“Portraiture to Capture Family Heritage”
To support artist fees for photographer Kelvin Braxton and others to create portraits, both photographic and sketched, at no charge to participants, during a family event day, open to the public and geared toward low-income families.
$1,125

CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION
“Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet”
To support artist fees for the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, performing in March 2012 as part of the 51st Annual Mid-South Jazz Festival, closing out the 2011-2012 Community Concert Series at Austin Peay State University.
$2,000

DICKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
“the danberrys Live with The DMS Drama Club”
To support artist fees for bluegrass/folk musical group “the danberrys” in a public performance with the DMS Drama Club, which will sing and dramatize the songs as an integrated part of the performance.
$1,000

CUMBERLAND WINDS
“Evening With The Arts Project”
To support artist fees for five concerts, free and open to the public, performed by the Woodwind and Brass Quintets, the Dixieband Combo and the Jazz Project in a variety of venues during the first half of 2012.
$1,880

HOUSTON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
“Publicity Campaign”
To build interest and excitement for the arts in Houston County and the surrounding area by creating promotions to be aired on local public access television and published on the web and by utilizing custom posters, radio spots and billboards.
$944

ABC FY2011 GRANT RECIPIENTS

ASOCIACION LATINA
“Indigenous Cultures of Latin America”
To hire artists to perform dances, play musical instruments and/or demonstrate crafts in order to show aspects of some of the indigenous cultures of Latin America, at the “Touched by an Angel” program in December and at Rivers and Spires in April 2011.
$500

CLARKSVILLE AREA YMCA
“Operation Excel Creative Arts Program”
To provide afterschool programming in the areas of art, music and dance to high-risk students in the North Clarksville area from October 2010 through May 2011, culminating in performances open to the public.
$909

CLEMENT RAILROAD HOTEL MUSEUM
“Aaron James Trial Museum Theater Project”
To create a museum theater production that interprets life for civilians in Dickson County when it was occupied by the Federal Army during the Civil War, focusing on the arrest and trial of Aaron James, accused Confederate guerrilla fighter in the region.
$1,400

COMMUNITY ARTS DEVELOPMENT OF DICKSON COUNTY
“ZAPP Jury for Firefly Fine Arts Festival 2011”
To cover the expenses of the ZAPP Jury Process for the 3rd Annual Firefly Fine Arts Festival, allowing the organization to advertise the festival to artists across the country and allowing those artists to submit work to the festival digitally.
$1,200

CUMBERLAND WINDS
“Evening with the Arts Project”
To present two performances each with the Brass Quintet and Woodwind Quintet, and one performance of each with the Jazz Combo, Dixieband Combo and the CW Jazz Project at selected venues in the Clarksville Area, beginning January 2011.
$1,100

DICKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
“Odyssey West”
To present free daytime performances and an evening public performance of the the original multi-media production “Odyssey West,” a collaboration between singer-songwriters Jack Gladstone and Rob Quist and the Dickson Middle School Choir.
$2,100

HOUSTON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
“Publicity Campaign”
To build interest and excitement for the arts in Houston County and the surrounding area by creating video promotions to be aired on local public access television and published on the web and by utilizing custom posters, radio spots and billboards.
$600

THE JACKSON FOUNDATION
“Young Entertainers on Stage (YES! Theatre) Present Annie Jr.”
To teach children K-12 from Dickson and surrounding counties the fundamentals of theatre through their participation both on- and off-stage in a musical production of Annie Jr., culminating in public performances at The Renaissance Center in March 2011.
$1,500

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
“Call to Arms: A Clarksville Story”
To produce a documentary film of Clarksville military history to accompany the Faces of Valor series of books and to present the film, with free admission, in Clarksville.
$500

MT. OLIVE CEMETERY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY
“A Sesquicentennial Look at Women in Middle Tennessee”
To design and choreograph a performing arts presentation with period dancing, performed by youth and local musicians, which portrays the roles of women in the mid-1860s as a component of the Civil War Sesquicentennial programming.
$500

PROMISE LAND COMMUNITY CLUB
“Music and Dance Through the Ages”
To hire a professional dancer/instructor and a music instructor to teach K-6 students choral renditions and dances from the early 1900s through the present, culminating in a public performance at the 11th Annual Promise Land Festival in June 2011.
$1,700

ROXY PRODUCTIONS, INC.
“Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Music of Fats Waller”
To present a mainstage production of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, a musical tribute to jazz pianist Fats Waller, at the Roxy Regional Theatre in February/March 2011, in honor of Black History Month.
$2,150

STEWART COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
“Artistic Fees for the Fisk Jubilee Singers”
To present the Fisk Jubilee Singers at a free evening performance, open to the public, at either the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Dover or at the new Stewart County Visitor Center in February 2011.
$2,000

ABC FY2010 GRANT RECIPIENTS

ASOCIACION LATINA
“Mariachi Music for Families”
The organization will hire a Mariachi band to perform at an event designed for low-income families with children. The general public will be invited.
$500

AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY / THE GOLDSMITH PRESS
“25 Years of Zone 3: A Celebration”
This will be a collaborative cultural project between the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the surrounding community, culminating in a free event at the public library featuring literary presentations and an art exhibition.
$500

CLARKSVILLE AREA YMCA
“Operation Excel Creative Arts Program”
Operation Excel, a partnership of Abundant Life Outreach Center and the Clarksville Area YMCA, provides a free afterschool program to high-risk students. This project will provide them with music and art instruction, culminating in a public exhibition.
$1,100

CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY MUSEUM
“Harvest Contra Dance”
The museum will bring in a contra band and caller from Nashville, who will give dance lessons to the public before an evening of dancing in the museum.
$1,009

COMMUNITY ARTS DEVELOPMENT OF DICKSON COUNTY
“ZAPP Jury for Firefly Fine Arts Festival”
Requested funds will cover expenses of the ZAPP jury for the 2nd Annual Firefly Fine Arts Festival, using zapplication.org which allows artists all over the country to submit all-digital applications to be judged by a panel of experts at the festival.
$1,000

DICKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
“Contemporary Jazz with the Laszlo Gardony Trio”
To increase knowledge of and appreciation for contemporary jazz in Dickson, the Laszlo Gardony Trio will perform two clinic/concerts at Dickson Middle School and an evening concert for the community at The Renaissance Center Performance Hall.
$1,000

H.O.P.E. (HISPANIC ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS AND EDUCATION)
“Create, Paint and Express Yourself”
This is a bilingual art program which will educate Hispanics and other children to express themselves and build up self-confidence through drawing and painting. Brushes, canvas, acrylic paint and a t-shirt will be provided.
$1,000

HOUSTON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
“Publicity Campaign”
Through the creation of promotional video for air on local television stations, radio spots, print campaigns and web-based advertising, this project will generate interest and excitement for the arts in Houston County and the surrounding area.
$1,250

HUMPHREYS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Library and the Arts: World Folktales Alive!”
The Wood & Strings Theatre will present two of their mainstage puppetry shows in the community and offer stories from around the world. Services include an in-service for teachers, hands-on workshops for students and a public performance at the library.
$1,300

THE JACKSON FOUNDATION
“Young Entertainers on Stage (YES)”
Through Young Entertainers on Stage, an afterschool program dedicated to students in grades K-12, students get the opportunity to perform in a professional produced musical, as well as mentor with professional technical personnel offstage.
$1,500

MT. OLIVE CEMETERY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY
“Youth Recording and Celebrating Their Heritage”
This project will help minority youth to record their cultural heritage by photographing old, existing farmstead buildings and homes in the area and creating postcards from those images, with the project culminating in a public reception.
$500

PROMISE LAND COMMUNITY CLUB
“Promise Land: A Legacy of Love and Music”
A combined choir made up of rising 4th and 8th grade Dickson County students will participate in a rehearsal workshop led by a celebrity director. At the 10th Annual Promise Land Community Festival the following day, they will be the featured performers.
$1,700

RIVERS AND SPIRES FESTIVAL, INC.
“Art Expressed in Word and Movement”
As part of the Rivers and Spires Festival in Clarksville, “living statue” performers playing instruments will be positioned on street corners, while poets and songwriters will offer their insight about how to express oneself through word and song.
$1,200

ROXY PRODUCTIONS, INC.
“Hansel and Gretel”
To support the Roxy Regional Theatre’s production of HANSEL AND GRETEL. The cast, a combination of professional actors and actresses from throughout the country and local children, will perform for general as well as school audiences.
$2,600