Alabama School of Fine Arts Foundation
Stars of Tomorrow Campaign Summary
The Dorothy Jemison Day Theater was built through
the generosity of many people and corporations.
It is named for the late and much beloved ASFA Foundation Board member Dorothy "Dodie" Jemison Day. The ASFA
Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, headed by
Bryding Adams, Executive Director, has raised over $7.8 million for the facility. The complex project took 18 months to complete. It is touted as the most technologically advanced venue of its kind in the Southeast.
How the Community Will Benefit
Supported by Operation New Birmingham, the Five Year Strategic Plan of the City Center Master Plan, and the Cultural Arts Master Plan
The Expansion of the ASFA Campus Will Provide:
the best stage and technical Performance Hall, not only for ASFA students, but also for dance, theatre, music and other community organizations.
a 500 seat Performance Hall, marked by the Cultural Arts Master Plan and the Operation New Birmingham City Center Master Plan as much needed size venue for performing arts in the community for audience growth.
another venue making Birmingham a destination for tourism dollars.
a catalyst for downtown revitalization.
ASFA provides the quality public education for all Alabamians
13% of ASFA students are children of UAB employees
80% of ASFA graduates return to Alabama to live and work in the arts, sciences and various other fields
$3.4 million economic impact annually, Caffrey-Isaacs Model for Non-profits
This website describes the present courses, requirements, programs and services of the Alabama School of Fine Arts,
which are subject to change at any time according to state requirements and the policies and procedures of the school.