2008 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 13, 2007 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
San Diego, CA
To support Journey, a photography project. Designed to serve refugee and immigrant youth, the project will provide training in photography and opportunities for exhibition.
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.
To support ArtStreet. Designed to give homeless artists access to art-making opportunities and mentorship, the project is a partnership with Tamarind Institute and the Harwood Art Center.
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation
Snowmass Village, CO
To support the Summer Institute for Art Educators. Primary and secondary level art teachers from around the country are invited to apply to the week-long summer institute.
Art 21, Inc.
New York, NY
To support outreach programs and curriculum materials for Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century. The public television series about contemporary visual art creates intimate profiles of America's diverse artists and the contexts in which they work.
Art Council Inc. (aka Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support residencies for visual artists. Participating artists will be provided housing, workspace, technical assistance, transportation costs, and a materials budget for a three-month residency in partnership with the International Studio and Curatorial Program at the Elizabeth Foundation in New York City.
Art Education for the Blind, Inc.
New York, NY
To support outreach programs related to the launch of an online publication, American Identities: Art in North America and Latin America. The publication is a component of a multi-media, multi-sensory art encyclopedia for blind and visually-impaired people.
Art Institute of Chicago (on behalf of School of the Art Institute)
To support the Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art at the School of the Art Institute. Experienced high school art teachers from around the country are invited to Chicago to enrich their artistic creativity through studio access, sessions with contemporary artists, and lectures in the visual arts.
Art Mobile of Montana
To support ArtMobile. A specially-equipped van will travel throughout the state, providing access to original artworks by Montana artists and art instruction.
Art Resources Transfer, Inc. (aka A.R.T. Press)
New York, NY
To support the Distribution to Underserved Communities Program. A.R.T. Press will offer books, museum catalogues, videos, and other material about contemporary art free-of-charge to libraries across the nation, with a special emphasis on rural and inner cities.
Artpace, Inc. (aka Artpace San Antonio) (Consortium)
San Antonio, TX
To support ArtElements, a series of youth outreach activities. Undertaken in partnership with the San Antonio School District the project is designed to engage youth with contemporary art in a substantive way.
To support production of DVDs to document Nine Evenings: Theatre & Engineering. Held in 1966 at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York, and organized by artist Robert Rauschenberg and engineer Billy Kluver, the series of evenings featured performances by artists in collaboration with a group of laboratory engineers and scientists from Bell Telephone Laboratories.
To support a series of curated exhibitions installed in the waiting room of Richmond's main public health facility. The project will promote the value of the arts in the healing process and provide access to art for users of the facility.
Asian Arts Initiative (Consortium)
To support Chinatown In/flux: Future Landscape. Building on the success of a 2006 exhibition, this community-based project will involve commissions to four artists for site-specific installations exploring how public art can engage community members in shaping a neighborhood's physical and social development.
Auburn University Main Campus
To support the Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project. Undertaken by Auburn University's arts and humanities department in partnership with Space One Eleven, the project will deliver visual arts workshops for those currently incarcerated as well as those recently released.
Bad Dog Rediscovers America (aka Bad Dog, BDRA)
Salt Lake City, UT
To support the Teen Apprenticeship Program. Targeted to low-income youth between the ages of 14 and 19, the program is designed to prepare the participants for a career in the arts.
Bread and Roses Cultural Project, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Unseen America, a photography project. Designed to serve immigrant and low-income workers, the project will provide residents of several communities with training in photography and opportunities for exhibiting the resulting work.
Center for Book Arts
New York, NY
To support continued archival efforts to document the organization's 30 years of programming in the book arts. The project involves development of an online archive of 150 exhibitions and cataloguing an art collection of more than 1,000 objects for on-site and online access.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
To support Fear No Art, a statewide educational outreach program. The project will make the work of contemporary Maine artists available to a variety of audiences.
Cloud Foundation (aka Cloud Place) (Consortium)
To support the Traveling Workshops program. Guided by prominent artists in partnership with the UrbanArts Institute, mobile art workshops take place at more than a dozen community organizations.
Community Arts Center
To support Murals and More. Professional artists will provide instruction in ceramics and painting to expand community-based arts programming throughout Delaware County.
Creative Center for Women with Cancer (aka The Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare)
New York, NY
To support the New York City Hospital Artists-in-Residence Program. The project will promote the value of the arts in the healing process and provide access to quality art instruction by professional artists.
Curators of University of Missouri at St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
To support the Public Policy Research Center's Photography Project. The project will provide community members with training in photography and opportunities for exhibiting the resulting work.
Friends of the Schindler House (aka MAK Center for Art and Architecture)
West Hollywood, CA
To support a public art project by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. The project provides contemporary artists with the opportunity to develop new work for billboards in a concentrated area of Los Angeles.
Galeria/Studio 24 (aka Galeria de la Raza)
San Francisco, CA
To support continued development of an online exhibition archive to include materials from Galeria's programming between 1985 and 2000. The project involves uploading more than 1,500 images, documents, newspaper articles, and critical reviews.
Heritage Preservation, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Rescue Public Murals! The project, designed to respond to the fragility of public art murals in the United States, will provide preservation treatment for three highly endangered murals.
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support enhancement of services provided to artists. Services provided will include access to NYFA Source, a free online resource, and professional development workshops to be held in various cities.
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Inc. (aka New York Studio School)
New York, NY
To support the Evening Lecture Series. The free program enables artists, scholars, critics, philosophers, and art historians to engage the public in a discussion of critical issues in the visual arts.
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, NC
To support production of a comprehensive, illustrated catalogue to document the permanent collection of the Four Sisters Gallery. The gallery was established to collect, conserve, and interpret self-taught, visionary, and contemporary art from the southern mid-Atlantic coastal plain region.
Pi Beta Phi Settlement School (aka Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts)
To support the Arrowmont School Arts and Crafts programming. Designed to supplement school-based arts education, the project offers two types of arts programs for students in the Sevier County School District.
Pittsburgh Glass Center, Inc.
To support an artist residency program. Artists will be provided with resources, facilities, and technical assistance for exploration in glass making.
Point Community Development Corporation (aka THE POINT)
To support Mapping Our Environment Through Art. The project will offer adults and young people of Hunts Point in the Bronx art making opportunities lead by guest artists.
Pratt Fine Arts Center
To support the Master Artist Program. Artists of national renown will conduct workshops for Pratt artists, and free lectures and exhibitions will be offered to the public.
Regents of the University of California at Irvine (on behalf of Beall Center for Art and Technology) (Consortium)
To support public programs for Contemporary New Media Arts: History/Theory/Practice. The project, carried out in partnership with the Orange County Museum of Art and the studio art department and gallery at the University of California at Irvine, explores the increasingly blurred boundaries between visual art, new media, and arts criticism.
Revolving Museum, Inc.
To support Toying Around Town, a public art project. The project will include the commissioning of site-specific works by artists working with youth and community groups in Lowell.
Rockland Center for the Arts (aka RoCA)
West Nyack, NY
To support the Exhibition-Based Visual Arts-in-Education Program. Designed to foster children's creativity and critical thinking skills, the program introduces students to contemporary art through exhibitions, activities, discussions, and art projects.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ
To support the production and editing of a series of videos to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Brodsky Center for Print and Paper.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Camden Campus (Consortium)
To support residencies for visual artists displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Undertaken in partnership with the Robert Blackburn Workshop at the Elizabeth Foundation, the project will offer artists housing, workspace, technical assistance, transportation costs, a materials budget, and a stipend for a month-long residency.
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
San Jose, CA
To support Talking Art. Designed as a professional development program for artists, Talking Art seeks to demystify the inner workings of the art world.
South Chicago Art Center NFP
To support expansion of Street SmARTS, a program that provides free art instruction for inner-city, low-income youth. Street SmARTS' methodology includes formal art instruction and independent studio access.
Southwest School of Art & Craft
San Antonio, TX
To support the Visiting Artist Program. Artists with specialized knowledge in an arcane technical area, or who have applied a traditional method toward innovative ends, will be invited to conduct workshops.
Textile Center of Minnesota (aka Textile Center)
To support a Shibori Symposium at the Textile Center. A Japanese term for methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by manipulating the fabric, shibori is created by stitching, binding, compressing, folding, or twisting.
University of Arizona
To support Transculturations Cultural Hybridity in American Art, a free lecture series. Artists and scholars will engage students, faculty, and the general public in a discussion of contemporary American art, focusing on how it relates and reflects our country's evolving ethnic diversity.
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater
To support an exhibition titled Women of Metal. The project includes the presentation of artwork by first- and second-generation women metalsmiths with a professional and educational relationship to Wisconsin.
Van Go Mobile Arts, Inc. (aka Van Go)
To support development of a new program titled Arts Train. Targeted to low-income youth between the ages of 18 and 21, the program is designed to prepare the participants for a career in the arts.
Wave Hill, Inc.
To support the Family Art Project. The series of weekend workshops provide families the opportunity to create nature-based art projects inspired by craft traditions from around the world.
Women's Studio Workshop, Inc. (Consortium)
To support artist residencies. In partnership with the Kingston City School District, the residency program offers emerging artists paid professional opportunities to work for an extended period of time in a technically equipped studio space as well as training in teaching and mentoring.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
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