2010 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ March 12, 2009 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Africa International House USA, Inc.
To support the 21st annual Chicago African Festival of the Arts. Components will include a book pavilion, film and video screenings, multiple stages set for music and dance performances, a drum and folk music village, visual arts exhibitions, and a food festival.
Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc. (on behalf of River to River Festival)
New York, NY
To support the River to River Festival. Free outdoor activities in Lower Manhattan will include music performances and film screenings.
To support the ¡ Globalquerque! festival. The multi-day event includes performances, a film series, family-oriented workshops, and a global village of arts and culture.
Anchorage Concert Association, Inc.
To support music and theater presentations at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Activities will include school performances, lectures, and training programs.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Ann Arbor, MI
To support a series of multidisciplinary arts performances and related activities at the 2010 Festival. A diverse group of local, national, and international artists will perform and participate in workshops and discussions.
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
To support the 2010 Arts and Music Festival. Using the theme Building Upon Traditions, the outdoor festival will feature performances, a crafts and visual arts fair, a Children's Village, and in-school outreach activities.
ARCH Development Corporation
To support the Honfleur Social Arts Initiative for the Anacostia neighborhood in the District of Columbia. Projects in visual arts and music will center on themes related to the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
To support the multidisciplinary Artown Festival. Activities will include performances by local and touring artists, hands-on visual arts programs, and film screenings.
Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc.
To support the Outdoor Festival of the Arts. As the culminating event of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, activities will include performances, demonstrations, educational programs, museum and historic landmark tours, and an international marketplace.
August Wilson Center for African American Culture
To support the First Voice Pittsburgh International Black Arts Festival. Activities planned for the inaugural season of the center's facility opening include performances, exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, panels, discussions, residencies, and symposia.
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
To support the Community Driven/World Class presenting series of music, dance, and storytelling. Activities will include performances, lecture-demonstrations, student matinee performances, and teacher training programs.
Brooklyn Information & Culture, Inc. (on behalf of Celebrate Brooklyn Performing Arts Festival)
To support BRIC's "Influencers" series of the Celebrate Brooklyn Performing Arts Festival. Free performances will be presented at the Prospect Park Bandshell.
California Presenters (Consortium)
To support a touring program: Don't Fence Me In: Songs, Music, and Poetry of the American West. In partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts, the project will feature performances and educational and residency activities.
Cedar Cultural Center, Inc. (aka The Cedar)
To support The Cedar's Global Roots Festival. Performances will be complemented by workshops, meet-and-greet artist sessions, educational components for teens, and complimentary tickets.
San Francisco, CA
To support the creation and presentation of Suicide Barrier: Secure in Our Illusions. Choreographer Ledoh and his Salt Farm dance company will collaborate with video artist Perry Hallinan in the creation of an installation and performance work.
City Parks Foundation
New York, NY
To support Arts for All: A Citywide Festival of dance, music, and theater. Free performances will be presented at public parks in New York City.
College of Saint Benedict
St. Joseph, MN
To support residency activities and multidisciplinary performances at the Benedicta Arts Center. Guest artists will participate in activities designed to reach underserved audiences.
Community Musicworks (Consortium)
To support the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative Showcase. The project will be developed in partnership with New Urban Arts and several other local arts organizations and will include free performances, installations, and workshops for youth, and symposia for artists, educators, and community leaders.
New York, NY
To support a series of dance, music, and theater presentations at the Dwyer Cultural Center. The series will feature performances, exhibitions, and film screenings.
Contemporary Arts Center
New Orleans, LA
To support a series of music and theater performances and visual arts exhibitions. Activities will include workshops, lectures, student field trips, and demonstrations.
COSACOSA art at large, Inc.
To support the Change in the Making initiative. Professional artists will teach community members artistic techniques, resulting in the design and creation of permanent public art projects for public and neighborhood spaces.
To support the outdoor Fire Arts Festival. Activities will include performances, interactive sculptures, installations, and demonstrations.
D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center
To support the D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival. The three-day, 30-block festival includes site-specific public art, video screenings and installations, open studios, and projections.
Dance Theatre Etcetera, Inc.
To support the 17th annual Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival. Free outdoor music, dance, and spoken-word performances will be presented in conjunction with a youth film festival, arts workshops, and a parade.
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
San Antonio, TX
To support the Arte es Vida Westside Cultural Grounding Project. Activities will aim to revitalize San Antonio's Westside community life by organizing and presenting public events, concerts, dance performances, and workshops that will engage community members in cultural activities stemming from that neighborhood's historical highlights.
To support the Pixilerations festival of digital arts. In partnership with the City of Providence, the festival will include installations, residencies, performances, and video screenings by artists working with digital media.
Ford Theatre Foundation (Consortium)
To support the Community Bridges Program. In partnership with Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts, the project will facilitate participation of local Latino and Asian American communities through programming, marketing, and audience development strategies.
Friends of the Levitt Pavilion-Pasadena
To support the Patchwork of America Concert Series of music and dance. The free, outdoor performances at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts will feature the genres of swing, rockabilly, blues, country, Cajun, and gospel.
Fund for Boston Neighborhoods, Inc.
To support Arts for All: Summer in the City. The series of festivals will include free presentations in the performing and visual arts at various locations throughout the city.
GALA Inc., Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos (aka GALA Hispanic Theatre) (Consortium)
To support the ArteAmericA 2010 series of music and theater at the GALA Hispanic Theatre. In partnership with the Washington Performing Arts Society, the project will include performances and residencies celebrating Latino cultures throughout the Americas.
Los Angeles, CA
To support a summer multidisciplinary arts series at California Plaza. Building on the previous season's focus on various instruments, the project will center on the artistic use of strings.
HUC Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA
To support Viva!, a program of dance and music performances, film screenings, exhibitions, and lectures. Programming will highlight the intersection of Jewish and Latin American cultures.
Hudson Opera House, Inc.
To support the Global Stories multidisciplinary series. Performances, readings, and exhibitions will be augmented by workshops and educational sessions with collaborating public schools and community service organizations.
Inner-city Muslim Action Network (aka IMAN)
To support IMAN's Takin' It to the Streets: Urban International Festival. Free music, dance, literary, and visual arts presentations will feature the works of Muslim artists at the city's Marquette Park.
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
To support the Toward a Healthy Planet series involving dance, film, and music. Activities will include performances, lectures, and documentary film screenings exploring environmental issues.
Kings Majestic Corporation (aka 651 ARTS)
To support a series of multidisciplinary performances and residencies at 651 Arts. Artists from the United States and abroad will participate in education and outreach activities.
La Peña Cultural Center, Inc.
To support Flamenco at the Crossroads, a dance and music series. Artists from Spain and the United States will be featured in activities and performances that will explore the many transformations of Flamenco dance and music.
Lake Eden Arts Festival
Black Mountain, NC
To support LEAF's Caribbean Traditions Project, a series of performances, teaching residencies, master classes, and workshops by music and dance artists. Activities will take place at Camp Rockmont, as well as in schools and community centers in Asheville, North Carolina.
Loco Bloco Drum and Dance Ensemble
San Francisco, CA
To support a residency with Guatemalan performing arts ensemble Caja Lúdica. The residency will consist of workshops, master classes, and collaborative performances.
Los Angeles, CA
To support a series of free presentations, exhibitions, and an artist residency program. Emerging visual, literary, and performing artists will create site-specific works that will be presented at Machine Project's gallery space.
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
To support the Arts in the Park series and performances by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Activities will include dance and music performances by international artists at Fairmont Park.
National Black Arts Festival
To support the DNA Project, a multidisciplinary artist collaboration. American artists will participate in a residency in the country of their heritage, collaborate with artists in that country, and perform the work during Atlanta's festival.
National Museum of Mexican Art (Consortium)
To support the Sor Juana Festival. Presented in partnership with Museo Alameda, the multidisciplinary festival will be held in various cities throughout the United States and will showcase the artistic accomplishments of Mexican and Mexican American women.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center Corporation
To support Sounds of the City, a free music and movement series at NJPAC. The summer concert series will feature emerging performing artists, DJ hosts, and family-friendly activities.
Omaha Performing Arts Society
To support the Africa Project Tour: Nebraska. Banjo player Bela Fleck will collaborate with African musicians on performances, workshops, and residency activities.
To support Wings of Laughter, a music and theater project. An adaptation of the cabaret experience employed by Teatro ZinZanni will enable individuals with special needs to attend the production.
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Saint Paul, MN
To support the International Children's Festival. Artists from varying cultural backgrounds will perform in a variety of artistic genres in presentations targeted for children and their families.
Portland Concert Association (aka PCA Great Performances)
To support the presentation of dance, music, and culturally specific works by PCA Great Performances. Each of the presentations will be accompanied by related public events, such as discussions, lectures, workshops, master classes, and open rehearsals.
To support the development and presentation of Ten Tiny Taiko Dances. The series of new works will be created in collaboration with invited choreographers, musicians, and performance artists.
Queens Theatre in the Park, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the multidisciplinary Latino Cultural Festival and the Latino Cultural Series. Presented in partnership with El Museo del Barrio, the programs will feature music, dance, theater, film, visual art exhibitions, and residency activities.
Regents of the University of California at Los Angeles (on behalf of Center for Intercultural Performance)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Asian Pacific Exchange Residency Fellowship Program, administered by the Center for Intercultural Performance. American performing artists will participate in workshops, master classes, and collaborative projects alongside Asian Pacific artists in Bali, Indonesia.
Regents of the University of California at Santa Barbara (on behalf of Arts & Letters)
Santa Barbara, CA
To support ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara!, a multidisciplinary arts project focusing on Mexican arts and artists presented by Arts & Lectures. Activities will include artist residencies and free performances for low-income communities and schools.
ReStart, Inc. (Consortium)
Kansas City, MO
To support Arts at reStart for Adults. In partnership with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the multidisciplinary project is designed to provide homeless adults with three levels of weekly art presentations and instruction and subsequent opportunities to exhibit or perform their work.
Rhythm Foundation, Inc.
To support the TransAtlantic Festival. Presentations will include the Curated Listening Series, film screenings, and performances by artists who will reinterpret traditional music from the Americas and Europe.
Roanoke Island Historical Association
To support the presentation of Paul Green's The Lost Colony. The historical outdoor drama will be presented at the Waterside Theatre at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Scottsdale Cultural Council (on behalf of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts)
To support the Community Dialogue Series, presentations of music, dance, and folk arts at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Participating artists will perform and partake in community forums, workshops, and educational programs.
Sheboygan Arts Foundation, Inc. (aka John Michael Kohler Arts Center)
To support the John Michael Kohler Arts Center's Connecting Communities and related new commissioned works. Artists will collaborate with area cultural minorities, at-risk youth, unions, industrial workers, seniors, persons with cognitive challenges, and domestic-abuse shelters to develop residency projects and community-based commissions.
Southern Appalachian Historical Association, Inc.
To support the presentation of the production of Kermit Hunter's historical outdoor drama Horn in the West. The drama depicts mountain life during the American Revolution.
Spoleto Festival USA
To support a series of multidisciplinary performances. In celebration of the history of Charleston, artists will perform opera, dance, music, and interdisciplinary works exemplifying the coming together of European and African cultural traditions.
Stephen Foster Drama Association, Inc.
To support the production of Paul Green's Stephen Foster - The Musical. Performances of the outdoor historical drama will take place on the grounds of the My Old Kentucky Home State Park.
Stern Grove Festival Association
San Francisco, CA
To support a series of free, outdoor music and dance performances. Artists will be presented on Sundays from June through August at the Sigmund Stern Grove amphitheater.
Stuart's Opera House
To support the sixth annual Nelsonville Music Festival. Activities will enable the underserved rural community to experience performances by both local and national musicians.
To support Urbanization: Subcultures, Inner City Mentalities, and Hidden Treasures. The series will include exhibitions, artist residencies, festivals, workshops, performances, and a symposium.
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
To support the Culture Quest: World Music & Dance Series. The project will feature performances, community and educational outreach, master classes, and workshops.
Tigertail Productions, Inc.
To support a series of dance and music presentations and outreach activities. Components will include week-long artist residencies, performances, and outreach activities targeting Miami's diverse Caribbean, Central American, and South American communities.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
To support New Models of Integration, a dance and music residency program. As part of the University's Northrop Presents series, the program will include performances, outreach activities, and an Arts and Ideas Festival.
Very Special Arts of Indiana, Inc.
To support community arts classes targeted for children and adults with disabilities as well as at-risk populations. Instructors trained in adaptive arts techniques and methodology in the visual arts, clay, music, and theater will teach participants in an inclusive arts learning environment.
Vista 360, Inc.
To support the fourth annual Jackson Hole Fire Festival. Activities will include site-specific performances, a public art commission, exhibitions, demonstrations, and a children's festival.
VSA arts of New Mexico, Inc.
To support the Two Worlds multidisciplinary presenting series. Native American artists will participate in performances, film screenings, staged readings, touring, residency, and multidisciplinary classes.
Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. (aka Walton Arts Center)
To support the 15 Days of Arts & Nature series. Music, dance, and theater performances including puppetry and circus arts, poetry readings, and visual arts exhibitions celebrating nature will be complemented by outreach activities.
Yerba Buena Arts & Events (aka Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)
San Francisco, CA
To support the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. The project will connect the diverse communities of the Bay Area in shared arts and cultural experiences presented by several local organizations.
Youth Speaks, Inc. (aka The Living Word Project)
San Francisco, CA
To support the Living Word Project's Artist in Residence Program. Activities planned aim to nurture the development of work by writers and performers, as well as to facilitate a mentoring process.
Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. (aka The Z)
New Bedford, MA
To support The Z's ArtsBridge Program. Performing artists will participate in a series of activities focused on cultural diversity and community involvement.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506