Special to Atmore News
The Pride of Atmore (POA) has received a grant of $12,000 from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA), the state arts agency.
This grant will specifically apply to the design of POA’s recording studio that will be on the second floor of the old hardware building.
“During our initial presentation of our development of our master plan we visited Escambia County High School and asked what the students would like to see in our Arts and Cultural Center being planned by the Pride of Atmore,” POA Executive Director Foster Kizer said. “The students asked, and we listened, and their wish for a recording studio is now in the design phase. Our program will serve all citizens of Atmore and provide a venue for recording local talent, provide dance and music classroom space, and help develop our local talent.”
ASCA grants are awarded through a multi-faceted competitive review process. This grant signifies that the Pride of Atmore will provide programs of artistic quality, serve the needs of the community and demonstrate high-level administrative standards, as well as enhance the education of students at all levels.
The grant awarded by the Alabama State Council on the Arts is made possible through funding from an annual appropriation from the Alabama State
Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. This public support enables the Pride of Atmore to reach new audiences, foster community development, provide the highest quality programming, and demonstrate the importance of arts as a component for quality of life in Atmore and Alabama.