2007 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 14, 2006 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Alaska Design Forum, Inc. (aka ADF)
To support a site-specific installation and lecture series focused on stimulating discussion of the built environment. Internationally recognized designers and artists will be invited to speak in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
American Institute of Graphic Arts (aka AIGA)
New York, NY
To support digitizing selections from graphic design exhibition catalogues from 1925 to 1980. Images and captions will be scanned and included on a searchable Web site.
Architectural League of New York
New York, NY
To support digitizing design lectures into audio slideshows for access by audiences through the Internet. During the past 30 years, more than 600 lectures by designers such as Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Frank Gehry have been archived.
Center for Urban Pedagogy, Inc. (aka CUP)
To support an Envisioning Development Toolkit that will cover topics such as housing finance and affordability, land use and zoning, and density. The toolkit will be a portable and free resource to assist city residents in planning their communities.
Chicago Architecture Foundation (aka CAF) (Consortium)
To support a network, conference, and forum on design education. In partnership with the American Architectural Foundation, design educators and organizations will share information about education programs, resources, models, and practices.
Cornerstones Community Partnerships
Santa Fe, NM
To support workshops focused on the preservation and conservation of historic adobe structures. The project will train rural community residents in traditional building methods.
Green Blue Institute (aka GreenBlue)
To support the development of an online library of sustainable packaging design. The library will serve as an information resource for product and packaging designers, educators, and design students.
Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum (aka Noguchi Museum)
Long Island City, NY
To support the exhibition Design: Isamu Kenmochi and Isamu Noguchi. A color catalogue will accompany the show, and the Bamboo Chair (1950) created by the artists will be replicated for the exhibition.
Lehman College Art Gallery, Inc.
To support Bronx Architecture: An Online Guide for Teachers. The Web site will feature a survey of Bronx architectural styles and their contribution to American art.
Municipal Art Society of New York
New York, NY
To support a Place Matters Toolkit and public programs focused on the preservation of culturally and historically significant sites in New York City. The toolkits will be distributed during public workshops and made available through the Web.
Museum of Design Atlanta, Inc. (aka MODA)
To support an education program about Atlanta's Beltline, an abandoned rail line that is being converted into a linear park. Students from local schools and neighborhood residents will work with designers to examine the historical context and future design possibilities for the park.
National Building Museum
To support the exhibition Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture. The retrospective will explore Breuer's (1902-1981) significance to both 20th-century furniture design and contemporary architecture.
National Charrette Institute
To support the development of educational videos for collaborative public design workshops, or charrettes. The videos will describe the charrette process and provide instruction on organizing charrettes.
openhousenewyork inc. (aka OHNY) (on behalf of Center for Architecture Foundation) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support youth workshops and design educational materials. In collaboration with the Center for Architecture Foundation, design and architecture educational programs will be created for New York City students and youth.
Piedmont Environmental Council
To support public participation in a community planning process. Forums, tours, location-specific visuals, and outreach activities will educate community residents on the importance of design around a new light-rail system in Northern Virginia.
Public Design Studio (aka Public Architecture) (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support a publication about library design. The publication will document the Robin Hood Foundation's L!brary Initiative, which provides new libraries for New York City public schools.
Richard Nickel Committee
To support the digitization and increased accessibility to the photographs, negatives, papers, and research of architectural photographer Richard Nickel (1928-72). In addition, a publication, The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan, will be facilitated by the project.
Smart Growth America (Consortium)
To support a publication, citizen's manual, and interactive Web site. In partnership with the City Parks Association, the project will present the outcomes of a community process and design competition on design solutions for vacant urban sites in Philadelphia.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (aka State Parks Division)
To support a Web site for The Look of Nature: Designing Texas State Parks during the Great Depression. The Web site will promote stewardship of cultural landscapes created by the Civil Conservation Corps.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
To support a Web-based publication, Book of Codes, that will document codes and laws that create good urban form. The project will provide access to historic codes and assist designers and planners and the communities they serve.
University of Memphis (on behalf of Art Museum)
To support a traveling exhibition and catalogue on the architect Paul R. Williams (1894-1980). The exhibition will include drawings, photographs, models, interior details, and personal ephemera of this prominent African American designer.
University of Texas at Austin (on behalf of Center for Sustainable Development)
To support a New Orleans-based training project that will use salvaged materials for rebuilding and making furniture. The Center for Sustainable Development will connect local resources and residents with architects and designers to create an economy based on sustainable building practices.
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation (aka Wing Luke Asian Museum)
To support preservation and exhibition of spaces in a historic 1910 single-room occupancy hotel originally sited in Seattle's Chinatown. Exhibits at the Wing Luke Asian Museum will incorporate historic furnishings, artifacts, documents, photographs, and oral histories.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
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Washington, DC 20506