2001 Grant Awards: Creative Communities
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change,
contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Total Dollars Awarded: $2,700,000
Total Grants Awarded: 20
Artists Collective, Inc.
To support sequential music instruction for children and youth living in Nelton Court and Mary Shepard Place public housing developments. The program, offered in partnership with the University of Hartford Hartt School Community Division, will provide twice-weekly vocal, music theory and keyboard instruction.
Center of Contemporary Arts
St. Louis, MO
To support Urban Arts, a program of sequential multidisciplinary arts instruction for children and youth living in public housing developments served by Jefferson Elementary School in the St. Louis Public School District. Urban Arts will be offered in partnership with Jefferson Elementary School and COVAM Community Development Corporation, and supported by the St. Louis Housing Authority.
Children's Art Carnival
New York, NY
To support a program of sequential multidisciplinary arts instruction for children and youth residing in Manhattanville Community Center. Weekly after-school classes in visual arts, bookmaking, drama and movement will be provided.
City Arts Center
Oklahoma City, OK
To support a program of sequential multidisciplinary arts instruction for middle and high school students living in public housing developments of the Oklahoma City Housing Authority. In addition to classes, the initiative will include a mentoring program and family nights.
Cleveland Public Theatre
To support Brick City Theatre, a program of sequential theater arts instruction for children and youth residing in public housing developments of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority. Brick City Theatre will continue to provide 12-week spring and fall courses to residents of Valleyview and Lakeview Terrace Estates and will expand programming to include two additional communities.
Concord Community Music School
To support sequential music instruction for children residing in Manchester's public housing developments. The instruction program is being offered through a partnership between the Concord Community Music School and the Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Creative Spark, Inc.
Mt. Pleasant, SC
To support sequential multidisciplinary arts instruction for children and youth offered by the Storefront School for the Arts in five public housing developments in Charleston, S.C. Artist-led instruction will be provided after school and in the summer at Robert Mills Manor, Gadsden Green, Meeting Street Manor, Wraggborough, and Edmund Jenkins Homes.
Dance Institute of Washington
To support sequential dance instruction for children and youth residing in Sibley Plaza, Langston Dwellings and Garfield Terrace public housing developments. The program will include studio classes, life skills workshops, lecture demonstrations and field trips.
Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc.
To support the Arts a la Carte program for teens residing in public housing developments of Boston Housing Authority. Program participants will obtain in-depth arts instruction, develop portfolios for college, explore career opportunities and gain practical skills in gallery exhibition and museum work.
Los Angeles Music and Art School
Los Angeles, CA
To support a program of music, visual art and dance instruction for children and youth residing in Estrada Courts public housing development. The project is being developed in consultation with the Estrada Court residents and will include an age-appropriate curriculum from the California Arts Project, California Visual and Performing Arts Framework.
Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Inc.
To support sequential arts instruction and academic encouragement for children and youth residing in Lamar Terrace and LeMoyne Gardens public housing developments. After-school and summer classes in dance, music, theater, visual arts and literary arts will be taught by the faculty of the FireHouse Community Arts Academy.
MERIT Music Program
To support the Windows program of extensive, sequential music education for children and youth residing in public housing developments in Chicago. An after-school program will be established in partnership with Duncan YMCA for children in the ABLA and Henry Horner public housing communities.
Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts
To support a program of sequential multidisciplinary arts instruction for children and youth residing in the Irvington Village public housing development. Student participants will receive instruction in visual arts, contemporary dance and capoeira, an art form that combines elements of dance, music, martial arts, acrobatics and history.
Nevada Dance Theatre, Inc.
Las Vegas, NV
To support a sequential ballet training program in public housing developments of the Las Vegas Housing Authority. The program, offered in partnership with the Las Vegas Housing Authority and the Cultural and Community Affairs Division of the City of Las Vegas, will provide students from four housing developments with thirty weeks of dance classes at West Las Vegas Arts Center.
New Orleans Ballet Association
New Orleans, LA
To support a program of sequential dance instruction for children and youth residing in C.J. Peete, Lafitte, St. Bernard and Fischer public housing communities. Student participants will be introduced to dance through weekly creative movement classes taught on-site at the housing developments and through free family lectures and demonstrations by professional dance companies.
Pueblo of Pojoaque
Santa Fe, NM
To support sequential arts instruction in pottery, sculpture, weaving and other art forms for children and youth of the Pueblo of Pojoaque. Working with the Pueblo of Pojoaque Housing Corporation and the Pueblo's Boys and Girls Club, the Poeh Center will develop a curriculum that reflects Tewa culture while addressing New Mexico Department of Education benchmarks and goals.
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc.
To support a sequential music education program for children and youth at two Pawtucket public housing developments. The Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic will provide instruction through classes and private and semi-private lessons in voice, guitar and strings.
Space One Eleven, Inc.
To support the City Center Art program of sequential visual arts instruction for children and youth residing in public housing developments of the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District. City Center Arts will offer classes both after school and during the summer.
Vermont Arts Exchange
North Bennington, VT
To support a sequential multidisciplinary arts instruction program for children and youth living in Applegate Housing, Willowbrook Apartments and Beech Court Apartments. The program will provide classes in the visual and performing arts after school and on Saturdays for 30 weeks throughout the school year, as well as intensive instruction during school vacations.
Village of Arts and Humanities Inc.
To support sequential arts instruction for children and youth residing in the Fairhill Apartments. During the school year classes will be provided in visual and literary arts, dance and other media; during six-week summer sessions students will participate in a large scale project, such as creating banners, painting murals, or making mosaic sculptures.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506