FY 2006 Grant Awards:
Challenge America Fast-Track Review Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Birmingham International Festival (BIF)
To support in-school performances by Taikoza, a Japanese music and dance company. The company will perform and give lectures on Japanese culture to K-12 students in rural Jefferson and St. Clair Counties.
Cawaco Resource Conservation and Development Area (Cawaco RC&D)
To support the development of a metal art installation for inclusion in the site design of the Fultondale Coke Ovens Park. The park will preserve the environment and cultural history of the old mining communities of North Birmingham, Alabama, including the historic beehive coke ovens.
Rural Members Association Inc.
To support the Freedom Creek Blues Festival. The festival showcases Alabama blues artists from the local community as well as nationally known musicians.
Anchorage Opera Company (Anchorage Opera)
To support the Second Stage Series. The series is designed to engage non-traditional and underserved Alaskan audiences and will include a variety of musical traditions and styles.
Fort Smith Symphony Association, Inc.
Fort Smith, AR
To support commissioning and presenting a new work by the symphony's composer-in-residence, Philip Parker. In addition to the concert, project activities will include lectures and classroom presentations for students in grades six through 12.
Ozark Foothills Filmfest, Inc.
Locust Grove, AR
To support the T Tauri Film Festival. The festival includes screenings of films by young filmmakers, 18 and under, and workshops in digital and community-based media.
Arizona State University
To support the production of Suzan Lori-Parks's Venus, directed by Laurie Carlos and a companion symposium. A public symposium on African American theater, titled African Diasporic Performance, will provide context for the work for the audience that will include East Valley residents.
Borderlands Theater Teatro Fronterizo, Inc.
To support the production and development of Conjunto and La Sangre Llama. Guest artists will participate in the production of Conjunto, a work that explores the relationship between Japanese American and Mexican American farm workers during World War II, and in the development and workshop of La Sangre Llama, a new work about santeria practice.
3rd I South Asian Independent Film
San Francisco, CA
To support the 4th Annual South Asian International Film Festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival will include the screening of features, documentaries, short films, and in some cases discussions between the filmmaker and the audience.
Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose, Inc.
San Jose, CA
To support performances of India's traditional Bharatanatyam dance by two choreographers, C.V. Chandrasekhar and Mythili Kumar. The choreographers will interpret the same Sanskrit text and music, one as a traditional solo piece and the other as a more modern ensemble work that will include projections and other digital technology.
Accion Latina (Encuentro del Canto Popular)
San Francisco, CA
To support the Encuentro del Canto Popular concert. International artists together with local artists perform nueva canción (new song) music rooted in the Latin American experience.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
To support the lunar new year festival. Multidisciplinary events, including a new musical composition by Dr. Anthony Brown, will feature traditional and contemporary Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese arts and crafts.
Arab American Congress of Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
To support the 10th Arab Film Festival. Held in San Jose, San Francisco, and Berkeley, the festival will screen independently produced feature films and documentaries that explore Arab history, culture, and contemporary life, and will include panel discussions and post-screening presentations.
Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC)
San Francisco, CA
To support the 9th annual United States of Asian America festival. Now in its ninth year, this multidisciplinary festival takes place in numerous San Francisco venues including the South of Market Cultural Center and the Asian Art Museum.
Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay
Palos Verdes Pennins, CA
To support performances of a memorial concert for Korean-born pianist Jungran Khwarg, featuring soloist Robert Thies in the Shostakovich First Piano Concerto.
Developmental Disabilities Service Organization, Inc.
To support a production of Gilgamesh by the Short Center Repertory. The performances will be developed by actors with developmental disabilities in association with playwright Rick Foster and Crom Saunders, an actor who is deaf.
Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc.
To support the Storytelling Festival. The 19th annual festival will feature Leeny Del Seamonds, Bill Harley, Kala JoJo, Bill Lepp, Dovie Thomason Sickles, and Clara Yen in performance for audiences of Mariposa County and other areas of central California.
Merced Center for the Performing Arts (Playhouse Merced)
To support the presentation of an original play by the About Productions theatre company. In addition to marketing the performances to the regional Latino population, theatre artists will conduct activities in high schools and panel discussions at the University of California/Merced.
Precita Eyes Muralists
San Francisco, CA
To support the creation of murals in community settings. Sites include Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School, Bret Harte Elementary School, the Silver Avenue Health Center, and the St. Vincent De Paul homeless shelter.
SEW Productions, Inc. (Lorraine Hansberry Theatre)
San Francisco, CA
To support development of a new musical, utilizing guest artist Buddy Butler. The work will focus on issues facing urban African American youth.
Slavonic Cultural Center (Croatian American Cultural Center)
San Francisco, CA
To support the CroatiaFest. This project supports a multidisciplinary event featuring various Croatian art forms.
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA)
To support updating the exhibition, To Never Forget: Faces of the Fallen. An existing exhibition will be augmented by portraits and personal mementos of soldiers killed in Iraq since October 2005. A brochure of the exhibit will be produced.
Willows Theatre Company
To support permanent signage, marketing efforts, and promotional activities to increase attendance by families and low-income audiences at the John Muir Summer Festival which includes three plays.
City of Delta, Colorado (Council Tree Pow Wow & Cultural Festival)
To support marketing of the Council Tree Pow Wow & Cultural Festival. The festival will be held in Confluence Park and will include performances and demonstrations of American Indian culture.
Su Teatro (El Centro Su Teatro)
To support a residency by Grupo Cultural Zero from Morelos, Mexico, practitioners of Carpa style theater. Grupo Cultural Zero will perform free in parks, conducting outreach activities for Denver's community of recent Mexican immigrants. Each show will include traditional music, humor, and political and social commentary.
Connecticut Classical Guitar Society, Inc. (CCGS)
To support marketing and production costs for the Guitar Under the Stars Festival. Held in downtown Hartford along the Connecticut River, the festival will feature classical guitarist Daniel Salazar and a Spanish/Latin repertoire.
Mattatuck Historical Society
To support a summer arts series on the Waterbury Green. Up to four events will take place in an underutilized downtown park.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Renovation In Music Education (RIME)
To support a multimedia concert, An Orchestra's Guide to the Universe. The performance will include projections of images of space provided in collaboration with NASA. Elementary students who will perform with the University of Maryland orchestra.
ACA of Central Florida, Inc. (Asian Cultural Association)
To support An Evening of Indian Music featuring sitarist Purbayan Chatterjee. This concert continues the association's efforts to present programming reflective of the diverse classical and folk traditions of the Indian subcontinent for its Central Florida audience.
Broward Public Library Foundation (BPLF)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
To support the Pan African Bookfest & Cultural Conference Project. Activities will include a children's literature conference, new writers panel, literary character reenactments, and spoken work performances.
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Port Charlotte, FL
To support The Great Trumpeters, a pops concert featuring guest trumpeter, Gary Guthman The pops series will feature the music of Louis Armstrong, and NEA Jazz Masters Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis for Charlotte County residents.
Greater Pensacola Symphony Orchestra (Pensacola Symphony Orchestra)
To support a concert featuring Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. Guest artists Marietta Simpson and Michael Hendrick will complement the orchestra's first presentation of the Mahler work for audiences from Northwest Florida and Southern Alabama.
Miami Contemporary Dance Corporation, Inc. (Miami Contemporary Dance Company)
Miami Beach, FL
To support the creation and performance of a new dance work, García Lorca: Between the Hands on the Clock. Through a collaborative development process with guest actor Mario Ernesto Sanchez, readings of Lorca's poetry will be added to the work.
Atlanta Chinese Dance Company
To support Back to the Root, a presentation of traditional Chinese dance. The production, based on the story of a young immigrant who brought traditional Chinese culture to America, will be presented at the Gwinnett Center for audiences from metropolitan Atlanta.
Gwinnett Philharmonic Association, Inc.
To support a Superlative Strings concert. After the intermission, the Youth Symphony will augment the orchestra.
Horizon Theatre Company, Inc.
To support the New South Play Festival. The festival concentrates on works by writers who live or have roots in the South and whose work focuses on the contemporary South.
Macon Arts Alliance, Inc.
To support an exhibition of sculpture along the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, a public park. John Henry, nationally known artist, will curate an exhibition of outdoor sculpture for the riverfront trail.
Sautee Nacoochee Community Association (Sautee Nacoochee Center)
Sautee Nacoochee, GA
To support the presentation of a new, historical theater piece that tells the stories of people from the area. The project director and playwright, Jo Carson and other artistic staff for the multidisciplinary production are arts professionals living in the region.
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company
West Liberty, IA
To support a show with guest puppeteer Bob Aiken, in collaboration with other local artists and residents. The project will involve adults and students, some from low-income, rural areas of the community.
Iowa Trails Council, Inc. (on behalf of Jefferson County Trails Council)
Center Point, IA
To support the design and installation of public art on the Cedar View Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail Bridges. Working with the community, artist Judy Bales will incorporate local railroad history and frame views of the natural environment with trail enhancements such as mosaic gateways, steel sculpture, and concrete etching.
Idaho Falls Arts Council, Inc.
Idaho Falls, ID
To support promotion of the Idaho Falls Cultural District in Historic Downtown. Activities include printing brochures, purchasing billboard advertising, and developing banners for the district.
University of Idaho (on behalf of Prichard Art Gallery)
To support the exhibition William Kentridge: Drawings & Animations. The project includes related children's programs and discussions of the social implications of the South African artist's work.
Chicago Moving Company
To support the Other Dance Festival 2006. This three-week concert series will feature Chicago modern dance artists and companies in performance at an inner-city park located in Hamlin Park Roscoe Village.
Lira Ensemble (Lira)
To support a Christmas holiday tour of Polish music and dance. A guest instrumentalist will be chosen to accompany the Lira Ensemble.
Masterworks Chorale, Inc.
To support a performance of John Rutter's Requiem. Guest soloists will augment the chorale.
Muddy River Opera Company
To support performances of How Nanita Learned to Make a Flan. Audiences will include students in grades three through 12 from rural west central Illinois and northeast Missouri.
Western Illinois University (on behalf of School of Music Jazz Studies Program)
To support the WIU Jazz Festival, the WIU Rhythm Section Festival, and the Macomb Al Sears Festival. These three festivals will feature guest performances and workshops by Ray Anderson, The Harold Dank Trio, and Chris Collins.
Bloomington Area Arts Council, Inc.
To support BloomingtonArts.info, a web arts portal for south central Indiana. The site will include services such as on-line ticketing, an events calendar, planning tools, and data on arts events.
Bloomington Playwrights Project, Inc. (BPP)
To support the Latino Short Play Festival. The plays will be performed by a mix of equity and regional actors directed by guest Latino directors.
Fischoff National Chamber Music Association
Notre Dame, IN
To support performances by the Jupiter String Quartet in a variety of community settings, including in S.A.M. I Am programs in elementary schools. The quartet will perform largely for youth in economically distressed areas.
Indiana University (on behalf of Traditional Arts Indiana)
To support development and promotion of an online multimedia tour guide and a promotional map to the I-69 Heritage Corridor in northeastern Indiana. This project will utilize field work that has been completed.
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Inc.
To support shadow sign interpretation of summer performances in a Louisville park. The project will provide access for deaf and hard of hearing members of the audience.
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
To support an outdoor bluegrass festival. Featuring local and well-known bluegrass performers, the festival will encourage tourism in the area.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation (on behalf of University of Kentucky Art Museum)
To support the exhibition Afterburn: Willie Cole Selected Works 1997-2004. The exhibition, including two-dimensional work and large-scale installation pieces, will be complemented by a public lecture by Mr. Cole, and other outreach activities.
Backstreet Cultural Museum, Inc. (Backstreet Cultural Museum)
New Orleans, LA
To support Growing Up Indian - Discovering the Roots of Mardi Gras Indian Traditions. The project will focus on an exchange between African American Mardi Gras Indian and Native American cultures, including sewing, chanting, dance, and music.
Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA
To support an exhibition of Chakaia Booker's sculptures and related programming. Ms. Booker will discuss her work and issues facing women artists with the public and art graduate students.
Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Inc. (Bowdoin International Music Festival)
For a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart, Robert Levin, Peter Shaffer, and Michael White will be in-residence to interpret, present, and perform some of his major works.
Frostburg State University
To support an Appalachian festival that celebrates the region's Appalachian and Celtic-influenced culture and folk arts. The festival offers documentary films, exhibits, and workshops with regional craftspeople and musicians and culminates in a bluegrass concert by Tim O'Brien & Friends.
Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, Inc.
To support a concert featuring composer and string player Mark O'Connor as part of the Music in the Mountain festival. In addition, the project will provide demonstrations for students.
Mason/Rhynes Productions, Inc.
Takoma Park, MD
To support a performance featuring both local and national dance companies that will tour to sites in Maryland. Dance artists of color will focus on reaching African American audiences at these engagements.
Fitchburg Cultural Alliance, Inc.
To support the creation and exhibition of large-scale inflatable sculptures. Artist C.M. Judge will engage Fitchburg youth to create sculptures that will be unveiled at a one-day celebration in Riverfront Park. The event will also feature world music performances and storytellers from the city's Latino and East Asian communities.
Madison Park Development Corporation (ACT Roxbury)
To support the Roxbury Film Festival. The festival celebrates the work of filmmakers of color and includes screenings, workshops, and panel discussions.
Pilgrim Theatre Research & Performance Collaborative, Inc. (Pilgrim Theatre)
To support the presentation in New York City of N, a new theatrical work by playwright, Laura Harrington. The production will provide full access to blind and deaf audiences, by including American Sign Language interpreters as an integral part of the performance.
Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF)
To support the Provincetown International Film Festival. The festival includes discussion sessions with filmmakers, youth programs, and symposia.
Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival, Inc. (Dogwood Festival)
To support the Dogwood Fine Arts Festival. Multidisciplinary events, including school activities, will take place at the festival. Some of the featured guests are visual artist Dale Threlkeld, storyteller Antonio Rocha, the musical group Bering Strait, author Michael Cunningham, and the Grand Rapids Ballet Company.
Jackson Symphony Orchestra Association (JSO)
To support Ebony and Ivory, a series of lectures and a concert featuring guest tenor Paul Adkins and conductor Stephen Osmond. A week of lecture-performances will precede the concert.
Jefferson East, Inc. (Jefferson East Business Association)
To support the Jazzin' on Jefferson music festival. The festival offers jazz and blues performances as well as visual arts venues and food.
Northwestern Michigan College Foundation (on behalf of Dennos Museum)
Traverse City, MI
To support the exhibition Rodin: In His Own Words at the Dennos Museum Center and related activities. Events include lectures, demonstrations of the lost wax technique, after-school projects for youth, and a concert of French music.
Rochester Art Center (RAC)
To support an exhibition by Inigo Manglano-Ovalle. This project includes production of a catalog, bilingual interpretive materials, and bilingual tours.
State Fair Community College (on behalf of Daum Museum of Contemporary Art)
To support an exhibit by sculptor Steven Montgomery. The artist's trompe l'oeil fantasy machines will be exhibited at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art for residents of rural central Missouri and the Midwest.
St. Louis, MO
To support the creation and installation of banners to enhance the trail over the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. A design competition prior to this project will determine the artist selected.
University of Missouri at Kansas City (on behalf of Center for Creative Studies)
Kansas City, MO
To support a design charette to connect two historic neighborhoods and highlight their artistic and ethnic diversity. The purpose of the charette will be to develop options for connecting the historic jazz district of 18th and Vine with the Crossroads Arts District.
Alberta Bair Theater Corporation (Alberta Bair Theater for the Performing Arts)
To support Dance on the Prairie. This contemporary dance program will present Alonzo King's LINES Ballet and Rennie Harris PureMovement in performance that will draw a regional audience from Montana and Wyoming.
Great Falls Symphony Association, Inc.
Great Falls, MT
To support an open rehearsal and concert with guest violinist, Itzhak Perlman. High school and university string students will attend the rehearsal and discount tickets will be available for disabled individuals to attend the evening performance.
Headwaters Dance Co.
To support a dance concert, The Montana Suite Part I: the Boulder Batholith, that will be videotaped for broadcast on a Montana PBS-affiliate station. In addition, guest choreographer Jane Comfort and composer Charles Nichols will discuss their collaboration with middle and high-school students.
Intermountain Opera Association of Bozeman (Intermountain Opera Association)
To support performances of Manon Lescautand related activities. The opera uses professional singers and a community orchestra and chorus working in partnership with Montana State University.
Paris Gibson Square, Inc. (Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art)
Great Falls, MT
To support Night Wings: Moths in Sight and Sound, a multimedia installation by Joseph Scheer. In addition to prints and videos, this project will produce a publication that examines Scheer's work in the context of art history and natural history.
Whitefish Theatre Co.
To support performances by the Harlem Gospel Choir. The project will offer a public performance and one free concert for senior citizens.
Adams County Historical Society
To support the creation of Hastings' Cultural CONNECTIONS package. The proposed cultural tourism project, including a tour book, website, historical markers, and signage will promote two residential historic districts and a thriving downtown district in Hastings.
Community College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
To support a festival of new music. Artists of international stature are invited to present concerts, recitals, and lecture-workshops for southern Nevada residents, including children of the Clark County School District.
Goldwell Open Air Museum
Las Vegas, NV
To support an architectural feasibility study for the renovation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of historic structures, and planning for the conservation of murals. This project is the first step in the development of a new artists' community in Death Valley Junction.
Lebanon Opera House Improvement Corporation (Lebanon Opera House)
To support a multidisciplinary production of Hansel and Gretel. The opera house will collaborate with Opera North, the City Center Ballet, and the AVA Gallery to present up to six performances of the work.
Center for Modern Dance Education
To support a performance and lecture demonstration by Rennie Harris and the PureMovement company. Outreach to low-income youth and their families will be part of the project.
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Inc.
Fort Lee, NJ
To support commissioning and presenting the Double Spear Dance of Lu Wen Long by guest choreographer Yao Zhong Zhang. The work will be featured in the company's Chinese New Year festival.
Lensic Performing Arts Center Corporation
Santa Fe, NM
To support Nuestra Musica, a festival of nuevomexicano music. The festival will feature some of New Mexico's most revered traditional musicians and will include free performances for area school children.
New Mexico Literary Arts
Sante Fe, NM
To support poetry readings and training of poets to provide arts programs for patients with Alzheimer's. Readings will be in Spanish and Native American languages.
Albany Institute of History & Art
To support a concert of traditional Arabic music. Houssein Azaideh, Simon Shaheen, and the Near Eastern Music Ensemble will perform and give a pre-concert lecture to provide an introduction to traditional Arab music.
Catskill Mountain Foundation Inc. (CMF)
To support the Mountain Culture Festival. The festival features folk and world music, crafts, quilts, and media that celebrate the Catskill Region mountain culture and its connection to other mountain cultures in other parts of the world.
Classical Theatre of Harlem, Inc. (CTH)
New York, NY
To support a production of Adrienne Kennedy's play, Funnyhouse of a Negro, a play that chronicles the life of a young African American woman troubled by race and identity issues. The presentation will be directed by acclaimed actor, director Bille Allen, who originated the role of Sarah in Kennedy's work.
Columbia County Council on the Arts, Inc. (CCCA)
To expand the Sculpture & Nature Experience, a docent-guided tour of regional contemporary art collections. Columbia County residents will explore the relationship between modern art and nature, both in outdoor and indoor settings. Accompanied by trained docents, tour sites include the Storm King Art Center and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
Eldridge Street Project, Inc. (Eldridge Street Project)
New York, NY
To support the Egg Rolls & Egg Cream Festival. This project is a multidisciplinary presentation of Chinese and Jewish cultural traditions, including klezmer performances, Chinese folk dance, calligraphy, and language demonstrations.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Inc. (Flushing Town Hall)
To support Main Street's Next Generation, a multidisciplinary arts festival. Work by emerging and established Asian American artists will be showcased in the theater and galleries of Flushing Town Hall.
Hamm & Clov Stage Company, Inc.
To support a festival of Latino culture. Project activities will include a parade of musicians, dancers, and life-size puppets and the presentation of the children's play, Ruandi, performed by Teatro IATI in the Yonkers Library Theater.
Lehman College Art Gallery, Inc.
To support Bronx Bound, an exhibition that examines recent public art installations at the borough's subway stations. The exhibit will document the entire process of developing and installing artists' work. A print and online catalog will be produced as well.
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Arts (MoCADA)
To support guided tours of the National Black Fine Art Show for elementary and middle school children participating in the museum's Artist in Residence program in Brooklyn. The tours and associated activities will be documented in a video.
Queens Council on the Arts, Inc.
To support Cuban Currents, a weekend festival of performances, panel discussions, and workshops exploring the influence of the Cuban music style of son on urban hip hop and the African music forms makossa and soukous. Featured artists will include Coko Sukali, Soukous Stars, Urban Sanchez, and Alain Konda.
Syracuse Opera Company, Inc. (Syracuse Opera)
To support a special student matinee performance of H.M.S. Pinafore. The project will include transportation for Syracuse City middle and high school children who will attend the performance free.
Fayetteville State University
To support a production of The Magic Flute. Guest artists will perform with local artists. One of three performances is designed specifically for students.
Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts & Educational Center, Inc. (Stecoah Valley Center)
To support the summer performing arts series, An Appalachian Evening. Events will include dancing, storytelling, and music related to the cultural heritage of the area.
Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company
To support performances of Bizet's opera The Pearl Fishers, and related outreach activities. Mainstage performances will take place in Fargo and there will be outreach activities in Fergus Falls.
To support an exhibition of wood carvings by Izudin Becic. The project will include documentation by a videographer and folklorist on Bosnian carving traditions.
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
To support a series of classical music presentations. Pianists Phillip Thomson and Sergio Gallo will appear in several rural areas within the state.
Cincinnati Ballet Company, Inc. (Cincinnati Ballet)
To support performances of Lambarena, a ballet that fuses West African music and dance with European ballet. In addition to performances, guest choreographer Val Caniparoli and master African drummer, Zakariya Diouf will conduct in-school lecture demonstrations in Ohio and Kentucky to introduce students to this innovative material.
To support the presentation of conjunto accordion master, Flaco Jimenez. As part of the American Roots concert series, Mr. Jimenez will perform at the East End Community Center, as well as at the Foundry.
Columbus Public Schools
To support transportation for school children to performances of the Columbus Symphony, Jazz Arts Group, and Opera Columbus. Each of the participating organizations provides pre-concert materials written to students' reading levels and gives Columbus fourth and fifth graders the opportunity to experience a variety of musical genres and performances.
Community Arts Project, Inc. (King Arts Complex)
To support the presentation of Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Words Become Flesh and associated lecture-demonstrations. Residents from the low-income, African American neighborhood around the King Arts Complex and youth from schools in an empowerment zone will find the performances accessible.
County of Summit, Ohio (on behalf of Summit County Youth Employment for Success)
To support the creation of a mural. The mural will be designed and painted by artist Kirk Mangus working with at-risk youth of Summit County Youth Employment for Success.
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Inc. (Tulsa Oratorio Chorus)
To support a performance of Brahms' Requiem in rural Miami, Oklahoma. Guest soloists will join the chorus.
To support the Estacada Summer Celebration. This free event will take place in downtown Estacada and will showcase multicultural performances by local and regional artists.
Amaryllis Theatre Company (VSA arts of Pennsylvania)
To support a production of Much Ado About Nothing.
Crispus Attucks Association of York, PA (CA)
To support a feasibility study on the rehabilitation of the historic William C. Goodridge House and Underground Railroad Museum. NuTec Design, an architectural firm with extensive experience in historic structure rehabilitation, will conduct the study.
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art
To support an exhibition of photographs by Julie Dermansky and related programs that explore natural history specimen displays. The photographs and lecture-tours examine the way display formats influence public understanding of natural history collections.
Susquehanna Folk Music Society, Inc.
New Cumberland, PA
To support the Susquehanna Cultural Awareness Festival featuring traditional music, crafts, dance, and storytelling. Public performances and workshops, designed to explore the cultures of the United States, Mexico, Japan, Ireland, and Scotland, will be conducted in venues throughout the community.
Cultural Council of Richland & Lexington Counties
To support an outreach and ticket subsidy program for the Riverbanks Mozart Festival. The outreach program for students will include concerts, lecture-demonstrations, and a museum tour all celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. Performances will take place in venues throughout the capital area and will include concerts by the Degas Quartet, the South Carolina Philharmonic, and the Columbia City Ballet.
Earth Force, Inc. (Lowcountry Earth Force)
To support a site survey and environmental art project. Artist Frances Whitehead and writer Kendra Hamilton will work with youth fellows from Wando High School to complete an analysis of the Phillips community and then create a public art piece inspired by the research.
Actors Co-op, Inc.
To support a tour of Romeo and Juliet in rural Tennessee and Kentucky. A small cast accompanied by blue grass musicians will set the play in the 1880s in rural Kentucky, examining the parallels between the Hatfield and McCoy feud and the story of Romeo and Juliet.
Knoxville Museum of Art
To support an exhibition of the video work of Johanna Billing and a video production by area youth. The work explores the role of the individual in the community.
VSA arts Tennessee
To support an evening of performances by disabled artists. A DVD and CD will be produced to extend the impact of the performances.
Franklin County Arts Alliance
Mt. Vernon, TX
To support the design and installation of outdoor musical instruments in a park. Volunteers will work with a design expert to build and install a permanent collection of outdoor, tuned, percussion instruments.
Globe of the Great Southwest, Inc. (Globe Theatre)
To support the Southwest Shakespeare Festival's production of Much Ado About Nothing. The festival includes pre-performance music and dance, post-performance discussions, and readings for audiences from rural west Texas and eastern New Mexico.
InterActive Theater Company, Inc.
To support the presentation of two children's theater productions. George Washington Carver and The Wizard of Oz will be presented to approximately 8,000 K-6 inner-city youth.
Marfa Arts Studio, Inc.
To support the completion and installation of a ceramic tile mural by Kevin Duggan. Created in collaboration with Marfa high school students, the mural will face Texas Highway 90, the Gateway to the Big Bend Region.
San Antonio, TX
To support an exhibition of prints by Steve Prince. In addition, the artist will demonstrate printmaking technique and conduct gallery talks.
Symphony of Southeast Texas
To support a concert and school presentations featuring Danzas Peregrinas, a new work by South America composer Horacio Salinas. The work will be performed by the Alturas Duo of Carlos Boltes and Scott Hill with guest artist Gonzalo Cortes, who will perform other South American music in school concerts.
Cache Valley Center for the Arts
To support a project that documents and celebrates folk art in Cache Valley. Through field work, public exhibits, and educational outreach in public schools, folk art associated with propagating and harvesting practices in the valley will be highlighted.
Moab Music Festival, Inc. (MMF)
To support the production of Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti at the 2006 Moab Music Festival. The project will include performing excerpts of the opera in area schools.
Salt Lake Arts Council Foundation (Salt Lake City Arts Council)
Salt Lake City, UT
To support Living Traditions: A Celebration of Salt Lake's Folk and Ethnic Arts. The festival will present music, dance, and crafts of ethnic or folk groups that live in the Salt Lake Valley.
To support an Asian arts festival. Asian American artists will present traditional and contemporary work including a Japanese Taiko drum performance and Indonesian gamelan music for this rural community.
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia
To support the Richmond Festival of Music, including concerts and outreach activities The two-week event will feature musicians from the United States and Europe performing chamber music ranging from Baroque music to contemporary works.
Jefferson Center Foundation Ltd. (Jefferson Center)
To support a performance and workshop by Philadanco. This project will reach out to the African American community.
Virginia Arts Festival, Inc.
To support a performance and outreach program conducted by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This project will focus on reaching African Americans with a student matinee, mainstage performance, and lecture-demonstrations for students.
Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation (Lincoln Theatre)
Mount Vernon, WA
To support the Tar Heel Roots Project based on the collected stories, photos, music, and other cultural material of North Carolina immigrants to Skagit County. The street festival will celebrate Tar Heel traditional arts and will feature Ernest Queen and his blue grass band.
Barron Area Community Center, Inc.
To support residency activities by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The symphony will perform an evening concert and present an Arts in Community Education program in the schools.
Wausau Dance Theatre, Incorporated
To support performances of Carnival of the Animals and related events. Concurrently, the company will erect a tent next to the theatre and Circus World will provide entertainment as well as exhibit memorabilia from its museum.
Central Wyoming College (on behalf of Robert A. Peck Gallery)
To support Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing, by multimedia artists Two Girls Working: Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki. This project includes interviews, an exhibition with an added site-specific installation, and lectures.
CHALLENGE AMERICA FAST-TRACK REVIEW GRANTS: 135
CHALLENGE AMERICA FAST-TRACK REVIEW GRANTS DOLLARS: $1,350,000
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