2006 Grant Awards:
Access to Artistic Excellence
[ March 14, 2005 deadline ]
Dance | Design | Folk & Traditional Arts | Literature | Local
Media Arts | Museum | Music | Musical Theater
| Opera | Presenting
Theater | Visual Arts
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Allied Arts Foundation
To support a collaborative redevelopment project for Seattle's Downtown Waterfront neighborhood. More than 100 local design, environmental, business, residential, and civic organizations will participate in the year-long project to create a design plan.
Architectural League of New York
New York, NY
To support the dissemination of materials related to programming for Architecture and . . ., a year-long series of events celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Architecture League. Materials will include an event catalogue and downloadable and CD-ROM versions of lectures and symposia.
Artists Space, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Architecture and Design Project Series. The series of installations and exhibits will introduce current design and architectural issues to visual arts, design, and general audiences.
Chicago Architecture Foundation
To support a series of seminars that will educate business, government, and neighborhood leaders on community design and development issues. The project will promote architectural innovation in community design guidelines, mixed-use development, affordable housing, public housing, and community centers to an audience of more than 500 individuals.
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
To support a design competition aimed at developing ideas on how to connect the existing cultural and educational institutions in Pittsburgh's North Side neighborhood into a family-oriented district. The project also will include community presentations, a publication, and an exhibition.
Confluences (aka Confluence Project) (Consortium)
To support a consortium project for the commission of a landscape installation, Skybowl, by artist/architect Maya Lin. Developed in collaboration with the Nez Perce tribe, Skybowl will feature stories of the tribe and its perspective of the Lewis and Clark journey.
Congress for the New Urbanism
To support workshops, a publication, and a tool kit for use in encouraging local leaders to develop pedestrian-friendly road standards and designs. The materials will be provided free-of-charge and available on the Congress for the New Urbanism web site.
Friends of the Schindler House (on behalf of The MAK Center for Art and Architecutre)
Los Angeles, CA
To support an exhibition, a symposium, and a publication on the contemporary convergence of art, architecture, environmental design, and the life sciences. U.S. and international architects, designers, and artists will contribute installations and essays on issues including liquid space, nanotechnology, and light as a building product.
Harvard University (on behalf of Harvard Design Magazine)
To support the publication of two issues of Harvard Design Magazine. The magazine includes commissioned essays and photography that explore critical issues in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.
Japan Society, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Extreme Living: Contemporary Japanese Residential Architecture, an exhibition and catalogue on contemporary Japanese home design. The project, curated by architectural critic Naomi Pollock with exhibition design by Hitoshi Abe, will significantly add to the amount of English-language information available on contemporary Japanese architecture.
Maine Arts Commission (Consortium)
To support a consortium project for a waterfront landscape design in Portland, Maine. Working with the Maine Department of Transportation, an artist team will transform an environmentally damaged waterfront area into a coastal park that interprets Maine's cultural and environmental history.
Museum of Modern Art (aka MoMA) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support a consortium project for the design and production of a site-specific, noncommercial architectural installation at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. The design competition will provide critical exposure to emerging architects and designers. The final project will be selected based on artistic merit, innovative content, interpretation of the competition theme, and the ability to work within a budget.
National Building Museum
To support The Spotlight on Design, a design lecture series featuring presentations by nationally and internationally known design professionals. The range of speakers includes architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and graphic and environmental designers.
Northwest Architectural League (aka ARCADE)
To support an issue of a quarterly magazine on architecture and design. Targeted to design professionals, artists, community activists, real estate developers, and design enthusiasts, the publication offers critical examination of buildings, products, infrastructure, community, and ideas.
New York, NY
To support an event guide, interpretive handouts, and Web site for a free-of-charge New York City architectural tour including all five boroughs. Outreach activities for the project will include exhibits, performances, talks with design professionals, and materials for children developed in partnership with the New York City Board of Education.
Piedmont Housing Alliance (aka Charlottesville Community Design Center) (Consortium)
To support a consortium project for the redesign of a Charlottesville neighborhood. Working with Greater Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity and community residents, the Charlottesville Community Design Center will create a mixed-use community on the site of an existing trailer park.
Resource Center (Consortium)
To support a consortium project for educational programming on sustainable design. Working with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and several city agencies, the Resource Center will introduce environmentally sensitive design practices to the community through public lectures, technical workshops, a commissioned artist residency, and a temporary greenhouse installation in the school's Sculpture Courtyard.
Sacramento Area Council of Governments
To support the development of form-based land use codes in the Sacramento region as an alternative to conventional statistics-based land use regulations. Form-based codes will promote mixed-use communities in the region's cities and counties, which have agreed to collectively adopt a mixed-use growth policy to reduce traffic and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Young Aspirations/Young Artists, Inc. (aka YA/YA)
New Orleans, LA
To support a twelve-week design apprenticeship program in millinery. Approximately 20 area youth, ages 14-24, will learn the technical skills of design and construction from master milliner Tracy Thomason and other guest artists.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506