Arts Learning: FY2002 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change,
contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
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18th Street Arts Complex
Santa Monica, CA
To support the Arts Education Program. The program provides
artist-teacher training, artist employment opportunities and
sustained arts programming to schools free of charge.
52nd Street Project, Inc.
New York, NY
To support One-on-Ones and Two-on-Twos, programs designed to
improve the quality of life for inner-city youth from New York
City's Clinton (Hell's Kitchen) neighborhood. Personal mentoring
relationships will be developed between the young people and
professional theater artists.
Akron Art Museum
To support development and implementation of Art & Self, a
theme-based art and writing collaboration. Developed for the sixth
grade, this program includes workshops, museum visits and artist
residencies designed to provide an artistic outlet for
self-expression and self awareness while creating a community for
social interaction and enhancing students' abilities to relate to
Alberta Bair Theater Corporation
To support Cultural Pioneers on the New Frontier. This
multicomponent project will include specially designed school
performances for K-12 local, rural and tribal students;
professional development workshops for teachers; master classes for
advanced students; and complimentary tickets for low-income
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
To support the continuation of the Student Docent Program. Since
1993, the program has provided opportunities for youth to lead
their peers in discussions on contemporary art through the museum's
permanent and traveling exhibitions.
Alternate ROOTS, Inc. (consortium)
To support the Atlanta Partnerships for Arts in Learning. This
program provides artists and teachers with professional development
and ongoing consultations in planning and team teaching. Consortium
partner is the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational
Excellence at Georgia State University.
Aman Folk Ensemble
To support the Aman Arts in Education program. In this project
traditional music and dance from diverse cultures is utilized to
improve students' social skills, coordination and memory, as well
as facilitate curriculum instruction in geometry, geography,
history and language.
American Place Theatre, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Literature to Life program. Initiated in New York in
1994 and replicated later in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, the
program encourages middle and high school students to develop
reading, writing and critical thinking skills and encourage
involvement with literature and theater.
Anhinga Press, Inc.
To support the expansion of Runaway with Words. Since 1991, this
program has offered poetry workshops to more than 2,000 at-risk
children and youth, in shelters, detention centers and alternative
schools throughout Florida as well as in Oregon and Utah.
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
To support the Symphony to School program. Components include
Ensembles in the Classroom, multidisciplinary classroom activities
and a youth concert.
To support design and development of a Garden Gallery at Willa
Cather Elementary School. The process will encompass design
workshops, after-school art programs and summer jobs for youth in
association with nearby community organizations.
Armory Center for the Arts
To support Art Central. This new, comprehensive arts education
program will place a full-time artist in residence in two
elementary schools to encourage student and teacher involvement in
Art 21, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the expansion of the Art in the Twenty-First
Century series, an educational program for public television.
Launched in fall 2001, the series provides opportunities for
citizens to discover and understand contemporary art, while
exploring creative self-expression.
Art Institute of Chicago
(on behalf of School of the Art Institute of
To support the Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA). The
School of the Art Institute will expand TICA to offer four separate
one-week sessions to high school art teachers from around the
Artists Collective, Inc.
To support training and performance opportunities in dance and
music. Designed to bring youth together from different ethnic and
socio-economic backgrounds, the youth participate, celebrate and
share the art and culture of the African Diaspora with the greater
Arts & Humanities Association of Johnson County
Shawnee Mission, KS
To support the expansion and refinement of Kansas Arts Learning.
Designed as a community based, arts education program for parents
and young children, the project will develop new partnerships in
rural northeast Kansas and Kansas City's urban center.
Arts Education in Maryland Schools, Inc.
To support a review of the status of the local fine arts strategic
plans. Through a two-year evaluation process, AEMS and its partners
will examine the results of fine arts strategic plans undertaken in
all 24 school districts in Maryland and supported by the governor,
state legislature and state department of education.
New York, NY
To support classroom-based instruction in dance, storytelling and
theater arts. This 20-week program reaches the 1,600 students at
Community Elementary School 53 in the Bronx and provides
professional development for teachers.
Arvada Council for the Arts and Humanities
To support a children's theater production and associated Arts Day
events. The Arvada Center will host approximately 32,000 students
for three-hour visits that include a professional performance based
on a popular children's literary work, backstage tours, drama
workshops and related exposure in areas such as dance, visual arts,
history and environmental education.
Asian Arts Initiative
To support the continuation of the Youth Arts Workshop. The program
provides a safe space in which Asian American teenagers can engage
in art making while developing their artistic and leadership
Atlanta Ballet, Inc.
To support Centre Dance, a multifaceted dance education program in
Atlanta schools. Centre Dance provides a curriculum-based dance
program for approximately 100 at-risk children in grades K through
Austin Circle of Theaters
To support Summer Talk Theater. Designed as a drop-out retention
program, high school youth participate in theatrical experiences
while learning life and academic skills.
Austin Lyric Opera
To support Opera Odyssey, an arts learning project for fifth grade
students. Various component programs will expose students and
teachers to the range of multidisciplinary activities that are
required to produce opera.
Ballet Florida, Inc.
West Palm Beach, FL
To support the continuation of City Dance Outreach. Since 1995,
this classical and contemporary dance outreach program has
recruited youth from five schools for after school classes and
provided them with tuition, dance apparel and transportation to
Ballet Florida studios.
Ballet Idaho, Inc.
To support an educational outreach program, Learning Through Dance.
Three project components, Artist-in-Residence, Teacher In-Service
and School Connections, have been designed to integrate dance and
movement into curriculum-based learning.
Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Upper School program (grades 6-12) at the New York
City Public School for Dance and performances by KidsDance.
Developed to increase the number of professionally trained young
dancers, the program strengthens students' dance technique and is
designed to help raise the individual dancer's sense of
responsibility and improve their discipline.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (consortium)
To support expansion of the Arts Excel curriculum program for
grades K-12. The program includes school observations, classroom
presentations, planning sessions with teachers, implementation
workshops to review curriculum and program distribution. Consortium
partner is the Baltimore City Public School System.
To support an education and community outreach program titled
Book-It All Over! The program utilizes seven productions for its
touring component, related workshops and an in-school artist
residency to teach its methodology of creating simply-staged
productions based on literature in the curriculum.
Brown University (consortium)
To support the Arts/Literacy Project. The project will provide a
year-round professional development program for teachers and
artists linking performing arts and literacy skills. Consortium
partner is the Providence Black Repertory Company.
California College of Arts and Crafts (consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support the design and implementation of a K-12 program infused
with the study of art, architecture and design. Consortium member
Bay Area Coalition of Equitable Schools and the college will
partner with a high school and an arts magnet school (grades K-8)
to offer sequential learning in the arts with a connection to other
subjects. Consortium partner is the Bay Area Coalition of Equitable
California Institute of the Arts (consortium)
To support the Community Arts Partnership. Designed as a two-year,
multicultural and community arts program, CAP brings together youth
with Cal Arts faculty and artists to design and implement in-depth
programs in media arts, dance, visual arts, theater and music for
youth. Consortium members include the Armory Center for the Arts,
Inner-City Arts, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Plaza
de la Raza, Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club, Self-Help
Graphics & Art and the Watts Towers Arts Center.
California Shakespeare Festival
To support three components of the Artistic Learning Initiative.
The festival will offer varied programs to reach elementary and
secondary students in the Bay area.
California Summer Music, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the implementation of the Composition & Theory
Skills Program. Through this program designed to provide
opportunities for young musicians to create and perform
contemporary music, youth will participate in the creation,
reading, rehearsal, performance and recording of new works.
Cambodian Network Council, Inc.
To support Cambodian arts and cultural classes. Cambodian American
youth will participate in after school classes in traditional
Cambodian dance and music as a means to develop an understanding
for the significance of their arts and culture.
Capoeira Foundation, Inc. (consortium)
New York, NY
To support the expansion of a youth arts dance program. Designed to
reach the City of Hartford's inner-city population, youth will
receive dance and Capoeira training on a year-round basis.
Consortium members include Dance Connecticut and the Housing
Authority of the City of Hartford.
Center for Arts Criticism
St. Paul, MN
To support the continuation of In Progress. This community-based,
mobile media arts unit engages youth in the artistic disciplines of
video production, digital photography, writing and critical
Center for Puppetry Arts
To support puppetry productions and associated educational
activities. The center will produce two works based on children's
stories or interests and offer workshops, study guides and museum
visits that complement the performances.
Center of Contemporary Arts
St. Louis, MO
To support the continuation of the Pre-Professional Dance and Dance
Outreach Program. These programs provide intensive training for
low-income students and yearlong dance residencies to elementary
schools in the St. Louis School District.
Charlotte Children's Choir
To support a choral arts festival titled A Children's Celebration
in Song. The 11th annual summer choral festival will provide
opportunities for children from three counties to study choral
singing, vocal development and creative motion.
Chekhov Theatre Ensemble, Inc.
To support Stages of Learning, a series of learning experiences
designed to inspire children to learn. In 10-week sessions, the
ensemble will provide lecture demonstrations that introduce
teachers and approximately 4,000 K-8 grade students to a sequential
process illustrating how a play is developed in rehearsal.
Chicago Architecture Foundation (consortium)
To support the Newhouse Architecture Competition. In a consortium
with the Chicago Public Schools, the project provides educational
opportunities and career counseling for high school students
interested in design.
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
To support Arts Education Design Seminars. This project assists
arts organizations and schools to design and teach arts-integrated
curriculum through hands-on training and curriculum
Chicago Children's Choir
To support the creation and production of an original work,
Movement. The multimedia choral performance will serve
students in grades K-12 from Chicago and neighboring suburban
Chicago Children's Museum
To support the continuation of Passport to the World. Begun in
September 2000, this multicultural celebration has provided youth
and their families opportunities to learn about the arts and
traditions of Chicago's diverse and emerging neighborhoods.
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
To support Classroom Symphony, a string instruction program and
expansion of after-school community outreach activities. The
program includes student training, development of teacher
orientation materials, in- and after-school workshops, concert
trips and a spring concert.
Children's Book Press
San Francisco, CA
To support LitLinks, an Internet residency project. Through four
virtual author-in-residence programs, this project offers an
innovative, literature-based approach that will stimulate students
to investigate their own backgrounds and communities and then
express themselves in writing and on-line publishing.
China Institute in America
New York, NY
To support Sound of Silk: Chinese Culture through Music, a
professional training opportunity for New York City sixth grade
teachers. The program will utilize music to stimulate and
facilitate children's learning about the folk and traditional
culture of China and to enable them to understand Chinese
Choral Arts Society of Washington
To support the artsACCESS program. This choral music educational
initiative will assist schools in using music and the arts to teach
across the curriculum in primary grades.
City of Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM
To support ongoing professional development for elementary
classroom teachers. The program will focus on methodologies of
aesthetic education and ways to use the arts to meet literacy goals
that have been established by the Santa Fe Public Schools.
To support the continuation of Claymobile, a mobile ceramic art
education program for underserved youth. In an effort to provide
access to high quality clay art education and teaching
opportunities for artists, the Claymobile, host institutions,
artists and teachers will design interdisciplinary lesson plans
using ceramic arts.
Cleveland Foundation (consortium)
To support the Preparation and Practice initiative. The two-year
project will develop the skills of teaching artists throughout
northeast Ohio. Consortium members include Young Audiences of
Greater Cleveland and the Broadway School of Music and the
College of Santa Fe (on behalf of GirlsFilmSchool)
Santa Fe, NM
To support the continuation of the GirlsFilmSchool. The two-week
summer residential program provides opportunities for adolescent
youth to develop self-esteem, self-expression and explore careers
through film and video production.
(on behalf of Office of Community Arts
To support continuation of the Urban Missions Program. The
initiative provides multimedia and Web site design and community
Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
To support The Holocaust: An Artist's Perspective. Project
components include a concert, teacher seminar, classroom visits, a
student-produced video documentary and an archival exhibit.
Community Film Workshop of Chicago
To support the expansion of the Media Arts and New Technologies
Project. This project, designed as a year-round, after-school and
summer media arts, technology and peer leadership program, involves
at-risk youth who will document and create community projects
presented in area parks.
Community Music School of Springfield, Inc.
To support Prelude, an early-childhood music professional
development program. The program for teachers at eight Springfield
Day Nursery centers will include daily integration of a
sequentially-based music program, co-teaching with music
specialists, basic music skills training and curriculum
Community Television Network
To support continuation of the International Video Letter. This
multidisciplinary experience in media arts provides youth with
opportunities to engage in global dialogues while deepening an
understanding and appreciation of their communities and
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York, NY
To support and expand a community arts partnership. Since 1999,
Cooper Union, Jamaica Center for the Arts & Learning and ABC No
Rio have partnered in a consortium to provide pre college studio
art classes to the community outside of the academic setting.
Corcoran Gallery of Art
To support the Visual Artist Community Outreach Program. This
nationally recognized program offers classes, courses and
mentorships to students in the District of Columbia.
Cultural Education Collaborative (consortium)
To support a professional development collaborative focused on the
design and implementation of an arts-infused curriculum and
professional development of teachers, artists, school
administrators and arts organizations. Consortium members include
the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte Symphony, North
Carolina Dance Theatre, Afro-American Cultural Center, Children's
Theatre of Charlotte, Mint Museum of Art, Museum of the New South
and the Light Factory.
Dance Institute of Washington
To support First Position Ballet, an introductory course for
children in grades one through three. Dance instructors will work
with teachers to develop classes for 12 students in four different
10 week sessions that will teach rudimentary ballet skills,
introduce French vocabulary, improve children's response to
direction and their ability to recall vocabulary and movement, and
develop communication skills.
Dance Ring, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the LIFT Community Service Program, which offers dance
education and support services for children from New York City
homeless shelters. Started in 1989, the LIFT program provides
scholarships for 30 predominantly African and Latin American
children, ages four through 12, for a 36-week training program in
ballet with less intensive sessions provided during the summer.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
To support the Living History educational program for middle and
high school students. Professional theater artists perform scenes
from productions of the Denver Center Theatre Company, then tailor
workshops to augment class curriculum in two-to ten-day
Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc.
To support Opera Iowa, a 10-week tour to underserved audiences in
the Midwest. Since 1986, Opera Iowa has toured in a nine-state
region, giving community performances and half-day residencies to
students in grades K-12.
Detroit Educational Television Foundation (consortium)
To support The Enrichment Channel. Program components include
multimedia instructional programs, community-based resource
materials, professional development experiences in classrooms and
homes, and production of early literacy learning units in addition
to other activities. Consortium members include the Detroit Public
Schools and the Wayne Regional Education Service Agency.
Detroit Institute of Arts
To support continuation of the Art Discovery Program. This project
consists of a discussion based on examinations of works of art and
a hands-on studio session.
Downtown Art Co., Inc.
To support the creation and production of two original plays. Since
1997, this program has provided youth with rehearsal, presentation
and production opportunities while increasing their knowledge and
skills in theater arts.
Duke University (on behalf of the Center for Documentary Studies)
To support the professional development of teachers and artists,
following methods used in the Literacy Through Photography program.
The program offers workshops and related services to professionals
from around the country to assist them in developing writing and
photography skills and will produce a curriculum for utilizing
photography in the classroom.
Duncan Avenue Arts Collaborative
To support young artist mentorships. In this project, designed to
create a formal training and development program for young artists,
Everett Dance Theatre members will mentor youth in after school
arts programs at Everett's Carriage House Stage and School.
Early Stages Program, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the initiation of the Responsive Writing Programs. Early
Stages will augment its Live Theater Program, which has provided
access to theater, symphony, dance and other cultural events for
K-12 students since 1983, by launching a writing program based on
responses to the performances attended.
East Bay Community Foundation (consortium)
To support ARTS Ed. This project focuses on school
district-coordinated leadership development and on
capacity-building for school sites to sustain arts programs in
partnership with local arts organizations and individual artists.
Consortium partner is the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts.
Education Connection (consortium)
To support Project Poetry Live! This integrated arts education
program for seventh grade students, provides opportunities for
youth to work alongside professional artists of diverse cultural
and ethnic backgrounds.
Education Development Center, Inc.
To support expansion of Spectra New England. Spectra is a
comprehensive approach to whole school change that uses the arts as
a major entry point for transforming teaching and learning
throughout the curriculum.
Education Through Music, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Teaching Artist Academy, ongoing mentoring and
Saturday Teacher Institutes. The program will train academic
teachers and teaching-artists in pedagogy and integration.
Educational Alliance, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the expansion of the Gifted Young Artist Program. This
visual arts after-school and summer program, taught by practicing
and exhibiting artists, provides economically disadvantaged youth
with high-quality art instruction in a professional art school
El Puente de Williamsburg, Inc.
To support the development and implementation of an integrated arts
curriculum. In collaboration with El Puente Academy (a New York
City public high school), the project will look at the science and
cultural ritual of food and cooking through an integrated arts
Elders Share the Arts
To support two artist residencies, refinement and publication of a
curriculum and teacher training. The program includes residencies
in theater and video; development, testing, refinement and
publication of a comprehensive curriculum manual that will
integrate theater and video into a sequential course of study; and
teacher training in the manual's use.
Evansville Philharmonic Orchestral Corp.
To support the orchestra's educational activities. The project will
include youth concerts, professional development, curriculum
development and school visits by musicians.
Fine Arts for Children and Teens, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM
To support the continuation of ARTclub. Since its inception in
1997, this in-depth, after school visual art program for at-risk
youth has provided an educational framework for art production and
instruction in a non-threatening environment.
Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN
To support continuation of Identity Bridge. For the past six years,
Fort Wayne Dance Collective has provided more than 2,500 youth in
northeast Indiana with classes in modern dance/theatre, poetry,
percussion and visual art.
Los Angeles, CA
To support Poetry in Motion. Now in its second year, the project
provides performance opportunities for deaf and hearing youth.
Free Street Programs, Inc.
To support TeenStreet Theater. This program provides employment
opportunities for youth in theater arts.
Friends of the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics
To support ORIGINS. Through this program, designed as a symposium
on arts education and the creative process, high school arts
students, artists and arts educators will examine the subject of
creativity via student work. Consortium members include Portland
Institute of Contemporary Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts, Perpich Center for Arts Education and the
Vancouver School District.
Fulton Opera House Foundation
To support Youtheatre, a teen theater company. During this
five-week summer project, youth create and perform a theater piece
that is based on topics pertinent to their lives and that of their
Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus
Glen Ellyn, IL
To support Honors Chorus Workshop and Festival, School Exchanges
and VoiceLinks. Through this program, designed to provide
outstanding artistic experiences for youth with limited access to
music education, students will participate in performing ensembles
and outreach programs.
Global Action Project, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the continuation of Urban Voices TV. The
pre-professional media arts training program engages low-income
youth in artistic inquiry, digital media productions and the
creation of group and individual media arts projects.
Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival, Inc.
Grand Canyon, AZ
To support the Native American Composer Apprentice Project.
Developed with composer Brent Michael Davids and the Miro String
Quartet, this project provides mentoring and training opportunities
in composition and music literacy for eleventh grade Native
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (consortium)
(on behalf of Cultural Council of Greater Tacoma)
To support Arts Impact. This is a professional development program
for elementary classroom teachers in teaching and assessing visual
arts, dance and drama. Consortium members include the Tacoma Art
Museum and Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.
To support the Afield program. In six, two-week residencies for
underserved youth, professional theater artists will pair
one-on-one with 65 adolescents, ages 10 to 18, to develop short
scripts that will be given a performance by professional or
university actors at the end of the sessions.
Holter Museum of Art, Inc.
To support artist residencies and student tours, workshops and
exhibitions. The museum will host a wide variety of arts activities
to engage students and instruct teachers in learning referenced to
Montana Standards for Arts, Social Studies, World Languages, and
Speaking and Listening.
Indiana Opera Society, Inc.
To support Music! Words! Opera! The literature-based, K-12
educational project will provide teacher manuals and training,
audiotapes, study guides and support attendance at performances,
open rehearsals and workshops for teachers and approximately 5,000
students from 10 schools.
Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc. (consortium)
To support a bilingual playwriting class for students in grades
three to 12. In partnership with the Westfield Schools, the project
will provide professional development opportunities for
approximately 20 teachers and 10 professional artists to observe a
course led by playwright James Still. Consortium partner is the
Inglewood Cultural Arts, Inc.
To support multicultural workshops and the Interacts Experience.
This after-school arts education workshop provides opportunities
for youth to participate in African music, dance, culture and
multimedia workshops and performances.
Los Angeles, CA
To support Arts Within Reach. Through programs in various arts
disciplines, family days and teacher-training workshops, Inner-City
Arts will foster self-expression, creativity and an enhanced
understanding of the arts by putting the arts within reach of the
Inside Out Community Arts, Inc.
To support the continuation of The School Project. Since 1993, the
after-school project for at risk youth has provided theater-based
arts program at three middle schools in the Los Angeles Unified
To support professional development workshops for artists and
teachers and the revision of an instructor handbook. The workshops,
covering techniques such as improvisation, guided imagery and
classroom management, will be presented by educators, a theater
artist, graphic designer, blues performer and storyteller.
Intermedia Arts of Minnesota, Inc.
To support the establishment of The Art of Partnership: Language
through the Arts. The nine month program will partner teachers and
artists to develop their teaching skills around arts infused,
bilingual curriculum for Spanish-speaking students.
International Documentary Association
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Docs Rocks Institute. A 14-day conference for
filmmakers, students, visual arts and English teachers will examine
the curriculum and media products associated with a one-year pilot
project in a Los Angeles high school that integrated media studies
with California's first media arts standards.
International Institute of Modern Letters
Las Vegas, NV
To support the implementation of Living Writers. Designed as a
shared educational and artistic experience for the classroom and
community sites, the project will encourage active involvement and
promote interest in modern letters.
Intersection (on behalf of Youth Speaks)
San Francisco, CA
To support the continuation of Youth Speaks. In this program,
designed as an after-school literary arts workshop, youth
participate in mentor and teacher training, a reading series and a
corresponding professional performance poetry series.
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA
To support Finding Family Stories--Artists in the Community
Workshops. A series of eight hands on workshops, exploring the
themes of family history and cultural heritage, will culminate in
an exhibition of students' work.
Jump-Start Performance Company
San Antonio, TX
To support expansion of Historias y Cuentos (Stories and Tales). An
ongoing multidisciplinary arts education program with five
inner-city San Antonio public schools, this project focuses on
integrating the arts with an academic curriculum.
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
To support music education activities in classroom settings and
non-academic venues. Components include Discovery and Youth
Concerts, open rehearsals, an instrument petting zoo, performance
opportunities for youth, an Arts Technology Partners Lab program,
musical coaching and music residencies.
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, Inc.
Kansas City, MO
To support Ailey Camp. This summer program for high-risk middle
school students in the Kansas City, MO School District develops
self-esteem, creative expression, critical thinking and academic
motivation through dance.
Kentucky Educational Television Foundation, Inc.
To support production of an Art Toolkit. The multimedia resource
will include a video excerpt library with modules in dance and
visual arts and a Web site that facilitates interactive contact
between teachers and students.
Kentucky Opera Association
To support World Rhythms - OperaWorks. The series of programs for
middle and high school students will include up to 25 performances
and post-performance discussions that address objectives of the
Kentucky Education Reform Act.
Khmer Family Resource Center, Inc.
Fall River, MA
To support the expansion of Khmer Arts Workshop. Since 1997, this
workshop has provided Cambodian inner-city youth in Fall River, MA
with after-school arts education workshops that also help address
critical social and academic issues.
Kingdom County Productions (on behalf of Fledging
To support and extend Fledgling Films. Designed for teens and
pre-teens, the project provides opportunities in media writing,
production and media literacy.
Log Cabin Literary Center, Inc.
To support Writers in the School. Yearlong residencies of 15
writers and professional development programs for 90 teachers will
focus on writing to elements in the core curriculum for Boise area
and rural Idaho school children in the third through twelfth
Long Island Traditions. Inc.
Port Washington, NY
To support development of a model social studies curriculum using
traditional and vernacular architectural design and history.
Through interdisciplinary study, students at Dodd Junior High
School will examine how artistic design decisions were affected by
technological and historical/cultural changes.
Los Angeles County Arts Commission (consortium)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the second year of a professionally staffed arts
education service hub. In consortium with the Los Angeles County
Office of Education, the hub will deliver resources, training and
coordinated services to systematically increase K-12 arts education
in Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles Opera Company
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Educational Continuum. The services for K-12
teachers and students will include two, specially commissioned
operas as the basis for sequential, participatory activities that
will introduce as many as 20,000 students to opera. Consortium
partner is the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
Louisville Visual Art Association
To support ARTworks. This project provides traveling exhibitions,
artist residencies, resource materials and in-service training for
teachers in four elementary schools.
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Art-in-Education and Teacher Training programs in
public schools in New York's Lower East Side. Through intensive,
semester-long art programs, students in grades K-9 will gain skills
in art making and appreciation.
Madison Repertory Theatre, Inc.
To support the High School Residency program. Modeled after the
Great Lakes Theater Festival's High School Residency program, high
school literature classes will collaborate with actor-teachers on a
roster of plays that are linked to Wisconsin curricula.
Maine Alliance for Arts Education
To support expansion of Building Community Through the Arts. This
in-school artist residency program is designed to foster positive
social relationships among students through guided creation in
theatre and dance.
Manhattan Theatre Club, Inc.
New York, NY
To support expansion of the TheatreLink program. This project will
extend the five-year-old distance learning initiative from 12 to 15
high schools across the country and provide for an upgrade of
Marlboro County School District
To support expansion of the district's after-school, multitiered
media project for disadvantaged middle school youth. The program
teaches students to critically analyze media products through
hands-on creation and exploratory viewing, listening and
Maui Community Arts & Cultural Center (consortium)
To support Ho'ike: Arts for All. This project will provide
artists/teacher training to implement Hawaii-mandated fine arts
standards. Consortium members include the Hawaii Department of
Education, Maui Academy of Performing Arts and Hana Arts.
Mill Mountain Playhouse Company
To support an oral history project. Combining elements of both
dramaturgy and playwriting, youth will examine economic and social
issues in the Roanoke region.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
To support the Creative Educator's Institute, a two-week
professional training program for integrating art, design and the
visual arts into K-12 curriculum. About 75 teachers will follow a
one-week studio course in a combination of traditional media and
emerging technologies with a second week focused on specific
classroom issues and techniques.
Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts (consortium)
To support a visual arts professional development program for
Minneapolis teachers. Visual Thinking Strategies is a multiyear
sequential arts curriculum that uses viewing and discussion of
visual arts to teach critical thinking and communication
Minnesota Orchestral Association
To support Kinder Konzerts, the Adopt-a-School program and Young
People's Concerts. The program includes commission of a new work to
celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kinder Konzerts, strengthened
musician training, development of new curriculum and ticket
subsidies and commission of a new work in collaboration with the
Mission Inn Foundation
To support Family Voices. High school students participate in an
objects-based learning project by selecting a family artifact and
working with a storyteller/artist to research, develop and
communicate their stories.
Mobile Symphony, Inc.
To support Preludes. This music program provides basic music
education in nine elementary schools.
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit
To support the Youth Ensemble. This after-school program provides
quality theatrical and musical training for youth in the Detroit
Museum of Children's Art
To support best practices in the arts, education and youth
development. The museum will provide organizational assessment and
documentation, staff development and comprehensive technical
assistance to the field on a local, regional and statewide
Museum of the Albemarle, Inc.
Elizabeth City, NC
To support development and implementation of Planters, Providers,
& Pathfinders: African American Folklife in North Carolina.
This community-based art education program is an interactive folk
arts demonstration program for third through fifth grade students
in northeastern North Carolina.
Music and Arts Center for Humanity, Inc.
To support continuation of the Cultural Alternatives Initiative.
The initiative provides comprehensive and sequential in-school,
out-of-school and summer art programs for youth with special
Music Institute of Chicago
To support expansion of Chicago Duo-Piano Festival and Mid-Winter
Institutes. Both programs provide non-school day and summer music
education for youth in the Midwest.
National Education Association Foundation
for the Improvement of Education
To support ArtsWork. The pilot project will assist secondary school
arts specialists and technology-using teachers to collaborate in
developing curricula that incorporates national arts and technology
standards and links student learning to the world of work.
Nevada Museum of Art
To support creation of the Art Odyssey Teachers Institute. Major
project activities include development and implementation of
instructional lessons for teachers based on the museum's permanent
collection; training in using the collection to integrate art into
the core curriculum; and sequential evaluation of the program.
New England Conservatory (consortium)
To support a National Consortium for Music-in-Education. The
consortium will develop new resources and cross-institutional
capacities for sharing proven and promising practices among leading
arts in education organizations. Consortium members include the
Chicago Arts Partners in Education, the Kenan Institute for the
Arts Foundation and Metropolitan Opera Guild.
New York Festival of Song, Inc.
New York, NY
To support an in-school music education and professional
development program for high school teachers. Components include
in-school workshops taught by teaching artists; curriculum
materials designed to support classroom work; teacher
training/planning sessions; a concert designed for students and
teachers and video documentation of classroom workshops; and a
North Carolina Performing Arts Center at Charlotte
To support planning, implementation and evaluation of GAINS--Gaston
Arts Integration Nurtures Success--a comprehensive curriculum
initiative. The project targets second and third grades at the Ida
Rankin Elementary School in Mount Holly, NC.
North Carolina Symphony Society, Inc.
To support an in-school educational concert program and a workshop
for elementary school music teachers from communities throughout
the state. In 2002-03, all 64 full-time musicians of the North
Carolina Symphony will travel more than 18,000 miles to perform up
to 60 educational concerts.
Northern Illinois University
De Kalb, IL
To support an assessment of the impact of arts integration on
student learning and student artistic production and the
development of assessment instruments. Twelve artist-teacher teams
will collaborate with researchers in three cities: New York City,
Chicago and Minneapolis.
Oberlin College (on behalf of Allen Memorial Art
To support the Puppet Summer project. The project is designed to
reach a new audience, adolescents ages 13 to 18, through
community-wide arts activities during the summer.
Old Globe Theatre
San Diego, CA
To support the expansion of Teatro Meta. The in-school theater
program for ESL middle and high school students has provided
opportunities for youth to develop, produce and perform short
Omaha Symphony Association (consortium)
To support a pilot Residency Partnership Program. The program will
offer specially developed, curriculum-based presentations in local
schools and on-site residencies supported by the Nebraska Distance
Learning Network. The consortium partner is the Omaha Public School
Opera Company, Inc.
El Paso, TX
To support three educational component initiatives. Founded in
1993, the company will continue its major program, Opera on Wheels,
reaching up to 50 elementary schools with performances of a
mini-opera based on a standard piece.
Opera Omaha, Inc.
To support Create Opera, a project for high school students. A
composer-in-residence, Deborah Fischer Teason, will coordinate the
creation and presentation of a one-act opera generated by the
collaboration of approximately 200 high school students and
Opera Theatre of St. Louis (consortium)
St. Louis, MO
To support the Artists-In-Training program. With a focus on urban
youth, the program provides opportunities for high school students
in vocal coaching, master classes, retreats and performances.
Consortium members include Webster University, Washington
University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Orlando Opera Company, Inc.
To support In-School Opera. The program tours every Orange County
public school at least once every two years as well as some schools
in neighboring areas.
Pacific Northwest Ballet Association
To support the ballet's three outreach programs for children in
elementary school. The ballet presents performance/demonstrations,
conducts in-school residencies of up to six weeks and
professionally trains talented children from schools where many
speak English as a second language or come from low-income
Pacific Symphony Association
Santa Ana, CA
To support Class Act. The music education program provides both
arts instruction and performance directly to all grade levels of 40
elementary and middle schools.
pARTs Photographic Arts
To support Youth Arts Experience. This component of the Focus on
Education program, features in-school photography workshops, high
school mentoring programs, family workshops and symposia and
exhibition tours to schools.
Pasadena Symphony Association
To support four music education programs: TEMPO!, Musical Circus,
the Mentor Program and the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra &
Prelude Strings. These programs provide music-infused curriculum,
professional development for teachers, beginning and advanced music
lessons with professional musicians and performance opportunities
for underserved children.
People's Light & Theatre Company
To support Project Discovery. The program features performances
both for and with young people, an intensive ensemble project for
at-risk students, school residencies, teacher workshops, theater
classes and summer programs.
Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, CA
To support core programs of the Music Center Education Division.
Four core programs form a continuum of in-school arts education
services, including Music Center on Tour, individually designed
arts packages, Artist in Residence and Teachers Partnership and
After School Creative Education.
Performing Arts Workshop, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the Artists-in-Schools (AIS) program. The AIS program
places professional artists in schools to conduct 15-week,
process-oriented residencies in creative movement, theatre and
world dance to enhance the academic experience of educationally and
economically disadvantaged students.
Philadelphia Dance Alliance
To support the Neighborhood Dance Exchange Program. Now in its 16th
year, the program, which provides quality dance training for
inner-city youth in Philadelphia, will complete a comprehensive
evaluation and assessment plan and develop a broad-based dance
Pillsbury United Communities
To support the Chicago Avenue Project. Inspired by New York's
nationally renowned 52nd Street Project, inner-city youth work
alongside professional artists to create theater pieces.
Pittsburgh CLO (Civic Light Opera)
To support expansion of the Creative Vision program to broaden the
reach of its in-school component among the Pittsburgh middle
schools. The Civic Light Opera will provide theater arts training
within a standards-driven language arts curriculum to 300 at-risk
Plaza de la Raza, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
To support youth arts programming at the School of Performing and
Visual Arts. This cultural arts program features workshops, master
classes, community performances and exhibitions for and by youth
from the Lincoln Heights and east Los Angeles areas.
Portland Art Museum (on behalf of Northwest Film
To support Filmmakers-in-the-Schools. The Northwest Film Center of
the Portland Museum of Art will conduct a broad array of programs
to encourage media literacy in the schools and foster learning in
line with Oregon's education goals and standards for the arts.
Portland Museum of Art
To support AXIS (Artists eXchange Ideas with Students). The
statewide initiative uses 19th century American art and
architecture as instructional keys for middle school students in
urban and rural sites.
Portland Opera Association, Inc.
To support Portland Opera Works!, a touring/residency project for
K-12 students. For this project, the 36-year old Portland Opera
will audition and hire eight singer/teachers for a 14 week,
professional training program that will include an eight-week
Professional Flair, Inc.
To support a theatrical training initiative for children with
disabilities. The project will partner art therapists, the Dancing
Wheels Company, the AA Studio and the Cleveland Clinic's Children's
Rehabilitation Unit in this pilot youth arts training, performance
and evaluation program.
Rhode Island School of Design
To support the design and development of The Knowing Eye. This new
initiative will provide interactive learning spaces and incorporate
directed looking of the museum's permanent collection through
supplemental educational materials.
Richmond Art Center
To support the Artists-in-Schools program. Project activities will
include residencies in six elementary schools of the West Contra
Costa Unified School District.
To support the Minds In Motion, a fourth grade dance education
program. The ballet's faculty will plan and conduct hour-long,
once-a-week classes that extend for 28 weeks in nine schools in
Richmond and in rural, adjacent counties.
Roundabout Theatre Company, Inc.
New York, NY
To support arts in education programs in New York City schools.
Through a three-part approach, the Page to Stage and Producing
Partners programs for students and professional development
workshops for teachers, is geared to New York State Standards and
the integration of creativity and theater elements into the
New York, NY
To support dissemination of the methodology used in the Salvadori
Middle School Program and the development of a project book to be
used to replicate the methodology outside of New York City. The
center will expand its program to Staten Island and Port Chester,
NY, to explore ways to disseminate teaching methods in areas where
on-site mentoring by Salvadori staff and bi monthly workshops in
New York City are not feasible.
San Diego Opera Association
San Diego, CA
To support Operation: Opera, a series of educational outreach
initiatives for K-12 students. The programs employ full production
values, are complemented with teacher support materials connected
to core curriculum and are evaluated through a process created by
the Educational Technology Department of San Diego State
San Diego State University Foundation
(on behalf of Border Voices Poetry Project)
San Diego, CA
To support the Borders Voices Poetry Project. This project will
place up to 20 poet/teachers in school residency programs; feature
an annual two-day poetry fair; produce six television shows
documenting interaction at the fairs between poets and students;
and publish the work of participating poets alongside student poems
San Francisco Girls Chorus, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the Music Education/Outreach Program. The program
provides need-based scholarships for female youth in 160 schools in
the Bay area to participate in choral training and
San Francisco Performances, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support Performance Poetry and Jazz Intervention. Jazz
vibraphonist Stefon Harris and baritone Christopheren Nomura will
work with primarily inner-city high school students in lecture
demonstrations, workshops, instrument and creative writing
instruction and performances.
San Francisco Symphony
(on behalf of San Francisco Symphony Youth
San Francisco, CA
To support the Artistic Development Program. In this program
designed to enhance the artistic growth of Youth Orchestra members,
youth participate in personalized coaching, master classes,
apprenticeships, mentorships and specialized training in chamber
music, instrument care and auditioning.
San Jose Jazz Society
San Jose, CA
To support a jazz education research program. Four classrooms of
students will participate in Get Jazzed and Jazz for Kids to test
the effectiveness of classroom materials in motivating students to
participate in music education.
San Antonio, TX
To support the continuation of Project WAM (Working Artists and
Mentors). Working alongside professional artists, high school
students will mentor middle school students during this year round
visual and media arts program.
Seattle Arts & Lectures
To support the Writers In The Schools project. Geared to Washington
State Essential Academic Learning Requirements, the program will
feature up to 40 comprehensive writers' residencies in Seattle
middle and high schools, along with teacher training and student
Seattle Repertory Theatre (consortium)
To support two professional development programs. The programs
complement one another by focusing on the needs of teachers to
incorporate theater and the arts into the curriculum and on
artists' needs for experience in classrooms.
Seattle Theatre Group
To support Dance This. The program features local youth dance
companies performing in diverse styles, from traditional to
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
To support the Marrowstone Music Festival. Founded in 1943, this
three-week residential summer music program provides orchestral and
chamber music instruction for youth through master classes,
rehearsals and performances with a nationally and internationally
To support Shreveport Opera Express, a residency program throughout
the state of Louisiana. Three different elementary school programs
and two for middle and high school students focused on specially
written children's operas will tour with three vocalists, a pianist
and project manager.
SITE Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM
To support the creation of SITE ONSITE. This outreach program will
engage youth in the creation and presentation of art, providing
hands-on experiences in art making, reviewing and curating.
Sloss Furnace Association, Inc.
(on behalf of Sloss Furnances National Historic
To support expansion of the Summer Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Designed to build artistic, vocational and social skills in high
school students, this arts-based youth program will increase the
number of apprentices and professional artists by including
Society of the Third Street Music School Settlement, Inc.
New York, NY
To support development of a comprehensive, sequential music
curriculum. Created in collaboration with the Island School, the
program will include basic music, strings, choral singing,
percussion and recorder.
Spokane Symphony Society
To support expansion of Symphony Ensembles for Education. The
project will send four ensembles into area elementary schools and
juvenile correctional facilities to perform interactive concerts
that center around a musical theme or situation.
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
New York, NY
To support performances and workshops in New York City public
schools. The project includes 12 performances of Handel's opera
Acis and Galatea and as many as 800 artist-led workshops at
25 elementary and intermediate schools.
Stage One: The Louisville Children's Theatre, Inc.
To support the production of two repertory plays for young
audiences. The plays will be designed for elementary and middle
school audiences using a developmental approach to theater.
Stanford Jazz Workshop
To support the continuation of Jazz Camp. This two-week summer
program uses a customized jazz curriculum, which is based on each
participant's abilities and interests.
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (consortium)
To support Kidspace. Kidspace offers a full range of activities to
promote art in-schools as both a distinct curricular discipline and
as a tool for mastering other subjects. Consortium members include
Williams College Museum of Art and the Massachusetts Museum of
Storefront for Art and Architecture
New York, NY
To support the development and implementation of a design education
project for youth living in New York City shelters. Students will
study urban structures representing different aspects of the
Street-Level Youth Media
To support continuation of the In-School program. The project
offers media arts programs to at risk children and young adults
through arts-integrated curricula projects teacher training and
Strings for Schools, Inc.
To support an ongoing music education/exposure program for K-12
students. The project includes development and implementation of
sequential learning activities to introduce students to traditional
and multiethnic musical genres.
Tacoma Symphony Orchestra Guild
To support Simply Symphonic. This integrated elementary school
music education program is provided free to fifth grade students in
Pierce County public and private schools.
TADA Theatre and Dance Alliance, Inc.
New York, NY
To support expansion of the Musical Theater Writing Residency
program to reach more students in underserved neighborhoods of New
York City. TADA! will replicate its six-year-old model to develop
musicals related to the social studies curriculum in two Brooklyn
schools, where many students speak English as a second
Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the expansion of WriteNet, an Internet-based service for
writers working in schools and Teachers & Writers, a
bimonthly magazine. These resources provide teachers, writers,
students and parents access to literary arts materials and
opportunities for writers to partner with schools and community
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (consortium)
To support Jazz Sports, a national music instruction and
performance project. The institute will host professional jazz
musicians in Los Angeles and District of Columbia schools as
teachers and mentors of young music students. Consortium member is
the Los Angeles Unified School District.
To support Visual Arts/Language Arts. This project will sustain and
expand a guest artists program, extend teacher/artist training in
creative writing and visual arts and foster long-term partnerships
among schools, artists and arts organizations.
Trinity Repertory Company (consortium)
To support the expansion of the Trinity Summer Shakespeare Project.
This outreach program provides free tours of Shakespearean
productions to outdoor venues throughout southern New England
during the summer. Consortium member is the Veterans Memorial
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
(on behalf of New WORLD Theater)
To support continuation of Project 2050. Designed as a
multidisciplinary and cross-cultural project for youth from diverse
racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, 2050 provides interactions
among youth, professional artists and scholars and includes the
creation of original theater pieces.
To support full implementation of the Global Youth Project. This
multipart media education project will train students, teachers and
administrators in digital media production and theory.
Village of Arts and Humanities, Inc.
To support the creation of an art park in a blighted section of
North Philadelphia. Students of the Daniel Boone School, in
collaboration with Village artists, will design and construct a
community art park in one of the abandoned properties adjacent to
Vineyard Playhouse Company, Inc.
Vineyard Haven, MA
To support the 4th Grade Theatre Project. In nine years, the
program has introduced 800 fourth graders to theater as an artistic
collaboration, teaching script development, acting, designing and
creating sets and costumes, writing press releases, and performing
for the public in a historic playhouse.
Virginia Avenue Project
Los Angeles, CA
To support the One-on-One and Playmaking programs. Through a
sequence of classes, youth develop skills in acting and
playwriting, culminating in performances of their works for peers
and general audiences. Since 1992, more than 250 original plays
have been written and performed by youth in collaboration with
VSA arts of Indiana, Inc.
To support a multidisciplinary art program for students with
disabilities. Based on the aesthetic inquiry process developed by
the Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education, this project
will launch a cooperative arts education program with Indianapolis
Public Schools and include professional development opportunities
for teachers at Lincoln Center.
To support Hand-in-Hand: Art & Writing at the Wadsworth
Atheneum. Designed for at-risk fifth grade students, the
Hand-in-Hand program uses the museum's permanent collection and
special exhibitions to strengthen students' skills in observation
and verbal and written communications.
To support programming of Music! Words! Opera! Modeled after the
national educational initiative developed by OPERA America, the
company will create a sequential curriculum based on La
bohème that integrates language, drama, visual arts and
music into lesson plans for students, grades three through
Washington Very Special Arts
To support the School for Arts in Learning project for students
with disabilities and their transition from kindergarten through
eighth grade. Project components include documentation of all
phases of curriculum development, assessment and teaching modes of
the K-5 program, followed by documentation of the elementary
students' adjustments to and progress in the upper-school
Women's Studio Workshop, Inc.
To support the Hands-On-Art Visiting Artist Project. Two emerging
artists will be awarded 10 week residencies to conduct in-school
and in-studio workshops with pre-K-12 students and to develop an
Working Playground, Inc.
New York, NY
To support implementation of the Curriculum Development and Arts
Access Program. This program will train middle and high school
humanities teachers at East Side Community High School to integrate
the arts into the academic curriculum.
World Poetry Bout Association
To support the continuation of the Poetry Education Project. This
community education project provides opportunities for participants
to develop communication skills while increasing knowledge, skills
and appreciation of contemporary poetry.
Writer's Garret (consortium)
To support Summer Creative Writing Seminars for Language Arts
Teachers. Partnering with the Dallas Independent School District
and Dallas Reads, the Writer's Garret will sponsor a three week
seminar to enable high school teachers to apply creative writing in
their classrooms. Consortium members include the Dallas Independent
School District and Dallas Reads.
Writers In the Schools
To support the WITS Impact, an initiative to intensify the
writers-in-residence program. Master teacher/writers will conduct
seminars for classroom teachers over an eight-week period,
providing strategies for creative writing in the classroom and
methods for teachers and children to brainstorm, draft, edit and
publish their work.
Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District
Yellow Springs, OH
To support Looking in, Looking out: Our Place in the World to
advance curriculum integration. Components include a summer
institute for teachers, school immersion in the study and
celebration of diversity by focusing on innovative approaches to
interdisciplinary learning and community activities for
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
To support the ShoeBox Series. Through a partnership with Columbia
College Chicago's Erikson Institute Early Childhood Teach Education
Program and local theater companies, this project will provide
preschool children with experiences in theater and creative
Young Audiences Inc., Denver Area Chapter
To support The Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado.
Components include professional development for teachers and
artists, curriculum planning based on infusion of the arts and an
Young Playwrights' Theater, Inc.
To support EmPowerPlay, a multifaceted playwriting program for
middle and high school students. The project centers on playwriting
exercises, in-school readings, visits from guest artists and field
trips to local performances.
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