Arts & Culture

Thriving Arts and Cultural Community

Arts and cultural programs contribute significantly to the vibrancy of a community. A rich blend of arts reflects the historic and cultural diversity of our city and region. The cultural arts enrich lives and are an integral part of a dynamic and thriving community.

The Foundation has identified several key outcomes that guide its grant making in arts and cultural programming:

  1. Access to a variety of visual and performing arts is essential.
  2. Education in the arts is available to children and adults.
  3. Programs seek to grow diverse audiences.
  4. The Foundation supports world class venues and events.

Featured Grantees

Red Mountain Theatre Company

RMTC’s new Arts Campus combines in one great space their full schedule of professional performances with their high-quality education programs for aspiring performers. For more information, visit

Alabama Ballet

Alabama’s premiere professional ballet company, Alabama Ballet serves more than 10,000 students and adults each year through its education and outreach programs. For more information, visit

Greater Birmingham Arts Education Collaborative

GBAEC provides high quality arts education to K-12 students in the Birmingham Metro Area. The program hires and trains artists that are representative of the student bodies in the schools they serve. It uses culturally responsive and research-based approaches to arts education and customizes each program to the students in the program. For more information, visit