2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ August 11, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Local Arts Agencies
Allied Arts and Humanities Council of Bartlesville
To support the creation and presentation of the Osage Nation Historical Ballet, a contemporary ballet. Choreographed by Roman Jasinski of the Peoria-Shawnee tribes and Jenna Smith of the Osage Nation, the new work will incorporate classical ballet and pay homage to Osage traditional dance and music, as well as display the beauty of renowned Osage ribbon-work textiles in its costuming.
Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, Inc.
To support Tulsa Mosaic, an artist residency program led by photographer Eyakem Gulilat, with related exhibition and educational programs. Curated by Shannon Fitzgerald, the exhibition will be a creative response to the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot and include a newly created large-scale photomontage created by Gulilat, as well as a screening of the documentary Living Legacy and a performance of an original score, Tulsa Race Riot Suite, performed by the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.
To support the Art Station and VanGo, two rural community arts programs that provide arts enrichment classes to children and adults in Central Oregon. The classes are taught by professional teaching artists and artist specialists selected through a juried process.
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA
To support the River City Jazz Masters concert series and the Listening Room, an accompanying pay-what-you-can jazz series. Proposed artists David Holland, Brad Mehldau, Jane Monheit, and Chucho Valdes, among others, will conduct master classes and participate in artist residencies for local K-12 and college students, as well as perform in two concerts scheduled to be held at the Manship Theatre.
Boulder County Arts Alliance (aka BCAA)
To support Niwot's Arrow, including the Motus Theater presentation of Rocks Karma Arrows, a multimedia contemporary theater work exploring Boulder's history through the lens of race and class. The Niwot's Arrow program will also include a collaborative, improvisational performance by Motus Theater and Playback Theater West, reflecting on the life of Arapahoe Chief Niwot and the audience reaction to reading and viewing exhibits on his life.
Broward County Board of County Commissioners
Fort Lauderdale, FL
To support the Creative Artist Advancement Program, an initiative providing grants to local artists. The competitive peer review process will select creative artist-led projects that are designed to engage artistically underserved communities and provide lifelong learning activities for youth and adults.
Burlington City Arts Foundation (aka BACF)
To support a series of artist residencies, exhibitions, and related catalogues featuring Vermont and national artists. Ben Aleshire, John Anderson, Conrad Bakker, Kat Clear, Jason Hanasik, Graham Keegan, Casey Reas, and Gail Salzman are among the proposed artists for the exhibitions and residency activities that will take place at the BCA Center, a space owned and operated by BCAF and dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art.
Churchill Arts Council
To support Crossing Cultures/Evolving Musical Junctures, a series of interrelated musical performances, workshops, and related outreach activities. The series will feature varied musical genres and be presented at the Oats Park Art Center.
City of Coral Gables, Florida (on behalf of Economic Sustainability Department)
Coral Gables, FL
To support the design, fabrication, and installation of permanent public art works. In addition to various community organizations, the city will work with the University of Miami and an advisory panel to select the artist through an issued request for qualifications.
City of El Paso, Texas (on behalf of Museum & Cultural Affairs Department) (Consortium)
El Paso, TX
To support the creation of interactive, site-specific installations that will explore the Southwestern vernacular of the plazita, the traditional open-air plaza. Conducted in partnership with the Tucson Pima Arts Council, the works will be mounted in the Southwestern border communities of El Paso, Texas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as Tucson and Mesa, Arizona.
City of Miami Beach, Florida (on behalf of Department of Tourism and Cultural Development)
Miami Beach, FL
To support Sleepless Night 2012, a series of performances and exhibitions to take place from sundown to sunrise. Inspired by Paris's Nuit Blanche, the city's fourth Sleepless Night event will include free museum admissions, art installations, architectural tours, and a series of multidisciplinary performances.
City of Santa Fe, New Mexico (on behalf of City of Santa Fe Arts Commission)
Santa Fe, NM
To support exhibits and related educational programs featuring the work of living New Mexico artists that will examine the influences of modernism on local art forms and the intrinsic qualities of New Mexico. The two featured exhibits, one curated by abstract painter Lawrence Fodor and the other by wood sculptor Arthur López, will be held at the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery.
Saint Paul, MN
To support Arts Camps for Older Adults, a program in which professional artists will work in elder care facilities with residents, staff, and family members to create art. The project, conducted in partnership with the Minnesota Creative Artists and Aging Network, will bring professional artists skilled in their craft, such as tile-making, painting, and writing, to work in selected adult care centers during a three-month residency.
Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz, CA
To support a subgranting program for Santa Cruz County artists and arts organizations. Project support for innovative arts projects, cultural festivals, traditional art forms, and community cultural celebrations will be awarded through a competitive review process.
Cultural Development Authority of King County (aka 4Culture)
To support 4Culture's Site Specific program, producing an annual series of innovative events in a variety of community settings and cities throughout King County, Washington. Now in its seventh year, the program provides support for the creation and presentation of original site-specific work in any discipline by selected artists and organizations, while providing suburban and rural King County communities access to high-quality contemporary arts experiences.
Flagstaff Cultural Partners
To support the Flagstaff Cultural Partners Artist Residency Program. Visual and performing artists will create and exhibit new work at the Coconino Center for the Arts and teach local high school students and at-risk youth.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Inc. (aka Flushing Town Hall)
To support Cultural Crossroads 4: Bridging Cultures, Bridging Communities, Bridging Generations, including performances, outreach, and new initiatives. NEA Jazz Masters Toshiko Akiyoshi, Barry Harris, and Jimmy Heath, as well as Red Baraat, Zemog el Gallo Bueno, and Joe Bataan Tentet are among the numerous proposed artists who will participate in the jazz and world music programming scheduled to take place at the Flushing Town Hall.
Houma Regional Arts Council
To support Stories from the Good Earth, an experimental documentary film project by emerging south Louisiana artists. Under the direction of Andrea Dupree, and in consultation with technical and creative advisor Walter Williams, the project will use documentary filmmaking, animation, music, puppetry, visual art, storytelling, and community collaboration to explore the past, present, and potential future of south Louisiana.
Huntingdon County Arts Council
To support the commissioning of public art for installation at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in celebration of its 100-year anniversary. Sculptor Kevin Box and origamist Robert Lang will be commissioned to create two works, one for installation outside as a monumental sculptural work and the other inside the building.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the artist residency programs, Workspace and Swing Space. The juried artist workspace programs will provide artists with the space and opportunity to create and present innovative new work.
Methow Arts Alliance
To support the performances series Connecting Audiences: Building Arts Participation in Rural Washington State Project. Among the proposed artists are Pat Graney, Pendulum Aerial Arts, Obo Addy and his ensemble Okropong, Portland Taiko, and 605 Colllective, a dance ensemble.
Metropolitan Arts Council of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
To support the Catalyst Project Grants. The subgranting program provides support for not-for-profit organizations in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including organizations located in Missouri and Kansas.
Quad City Arts, Inc.
Rock Island, IL
To support the Visiting Artist Series, through which nationally acclaimed performing artists will be in residence at community sites. Artists under consideration include pianist Leon Bates, electric violinist Mark Wood, guitarist David Burgess, string quartet Ethel, contemporary Celtic ensemble Craicmore, the chamber music group New York Empire Trio, and contemporary dance ensemble the Lula Washington Dance Theatre.
San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco, CA
To support the Artery Project, featuring site-specific installations and performances to take place in the Mid-Market Cultural District. The commission will solicit proposals for funding ($5,000-$20,000) for innovative site-specific installations and performances -- giving priority to neighborhood artists and groups -- while inviting applicants citywide to envision community art activation projects.
Westchester Arts Council, Inc. (aka ArtsWestchester)
White Plains, NY
To support Having a Ball, featuring Peter Pucci and his dance company, Pucci Plus Dancers. Dancer/choreographer Pucci will use his sports-based choreography to engage teenagers in a community dance project.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506