Local Arts Agencies: FY2003 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Access | Creativity | Heritage/Preservation | Organizational Capacity
Arts Council of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
To support the Louisiana ArtWorks ArtReach Project. The project is
designed to provide audiences with access to the creative process
of the visual arts by attracting artists with diverse backgrounds
to Louisiana ArtWorks, a multifaceted arts complex.
Arts Council of Rock Hill & York County
Rock Hill, SC
To support the Revival-Design Camp Meeting. The project supports
the cross-training of professional craft artists and
environmentalists in the development of home furnishing prototypes
primarily using recycled materials.
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
To support performances at the Petite Performance Pavilion. As part
of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, this project will provide short,
admission-free performances by artists who will perform in ticketed
events during the festival.
City of Detroit (aka Cultural Affairs Department)
To support the CityArts Grant Program. The project will support
small and medium-sized cultural organizations that offer arts
activities in a variety of media for audiences of all ages in
community based venues.
City of Irving-Irving Arts Center (aka Irving Arts
To support the creation of the Centennial Mural. In recognition of
the city's centennial, an original Venetian glass tile mural will
be created for installation in the Irving Arts Center Sculpture
City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
San Diego, CA
To support the Neighborhood Design Arts Program. The project,
conducted in partnership with Partners for Livable Places, will
integrate quality public art and design into community development
plans, and will implement projects designed to foster a stronger
sense of community.
City of Seattle, Washington Office of Arts & Cultural
To support the publication of Public Art 101. The project is
a guide to developing and implementing public art programs and
Cultural Arts Council of Houston
To support Creative Expressions. The project seeks to increase the
access of traditional and ethnically specific arts organizations
and artists to larger audiences in Houston.
Fresno Arts Council, Inc.
To support Art Hop, a monthly, free event of open studios,
galleries and museums. Designed to increase the access to Fresno's
diverse cultural offerings, the project will include the
establishment of an art trolley to transport participants from
location to location, as well as a joint marketing plan.
Fulton County Arts Council
To support DIALOG, an Urban Literary Initiative. In celebration of
National Poetry Month, DIALOG will include residencies,
performances and educational events with national poets, as well as
a juried show of local artists.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
To support the Golden Ticket Program. The program provides
low-income seniors who reside in the Miami-Dade area with
discounted or free tickets to a broad selection of cultural
Quad City Arts, Inc.
Rock Island, IL
To support the Visiting Artist Series. The project focuses on arts
education and community outreach and will present nationally
acclaimed performing artists in residencies in counties located in
Iowa and Illinois.
Regional Cultural and Performing Arts Development
St. Louis, MO
To support the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute. The project
provides comprehensive training and support for artists and social
service providers who work to develop community arts
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Inc.
To support artist fees and marketing expenses for the inaugural
Oxford Film Festival. The proposed annual event will present work
that showcases independent dramatic and documentary films with an
emphasis on Southern culture relevant to the residents of Lafayette
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, Inc.
To support the commissioning of Star Gate 2003, a kinetic
sculpture by internationally known artist Tom Grubb. The creation
of the sculpture will be the focal point of the arts component of
the Festival of Flight celebration commemorating the Wright
Brothers' first flight in 1903.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
To support Migrations: Humanity in Transition and The
Children of Sebastiao Salgado, a photographic survey. As part
of its national and international tour, the exhibition will be
presented in the main exhibit hall of the Chicago Cultural Center
and at the Harold Washington Library Center.
Churchill Arts Council
To support a series of performances at the Oats Park Art Center
Theatre. The series will consist of four jazz concerts by artists
including piano trios and female vocalists, as well as
improvisational world music.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc.
New York, NY
To support an exhibition and publication project and the newly
designed Downtown Residency Program. The exhibition and publication
reflect the diverse body of work created through the Council's
World Trade Center (WTC) artist residency program from 1997 through
Westchester Arts Council
White Plains, NY
To support the commissioning of a series of site-specific
installations by regional artists. Four works will be selected by
an independent curator and panel that will respond to the historic
significance, scale and architectural details of the Arts
Exchange's Grand Banking Room.
City of Philadelphia, Office Arts & Culture (aka Public
To support the conservation of City Hall Tower sculptures by
Alexander Milne Calder. The larger than-life-size bronze
sculptures, created by the artist in the early 1870s, consist of
Native Americans, Swedish settlers and American eagles on the
exterior of Philadelphia's City Hall.
Alliance of New York State Arts Councils, Inc.
To support the use of technology to deliver services and online
learning by building a virtual arts administration portal in New
York State. The project will include the continued development of
interactive Web-based tools, online course learning and
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc.
To support the Cultural Venture Fund. The program will provide
consultants to facilitate the development of arts-related
entrepreneurial ventures for Bronx-based arts groups to explore
earned income as a new or enhanced source of support.
Broward County Board of County Commissioners
Fort Lauderdale, FL
To support the National Arts Stabilization's (NAS) presentation of
Managing Change. Arts organizations from throughout the county will
participate in this capacity-building program for arts leaders that
is part of the NAS executive education series, Leadership in a
Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation
To support the Local Arts Network. The program provides statewide
support and technical assistance for Illinois' more than 70 local
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles, CA
To support an arts marketing workshop and small grant program. The
marketing training session will be open to Southern California
artists and arts organizations of all genres, and will qualify
participants to apply for a marketing implementation grant.
Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies
Ann Arbor, MI
To support a series of statewide conferences focusing on arts
management issues and the unveiling of a new Leadership Academy.
The programs are designed to expand the scope of the training and
technical assistance that MACAA offers to cultural arts
organizations in 83 Michigan counties.
National Community Arts Network (United Statewide Community
To support professional development training opportunities, a
mentorship program and travel subsidy for attendance at a national
conference. The program is designed to benefit the directors and
board members of 37 statewide assemblies.
South Carolina Arts Alliance
Rock Hill, SC
To support South Carolina Arts Alliance's (SCAA) Peer Advisory
Network (PAN). Through PAN, the SCAA proposes to develop and
implement a new accounting service for nonprofit arts
organizations, and to provide workshops in financial best-practices
to benefit organizations in rural and underserved communities.
South Dakotans for the Arts
To support the Prairie Arts Management Institute. The project will
be conducted for the benefit of small and mid-sized organizations
from the prairie states of middle America.
Wisconsin Assembly for Local Arts
To support the Organizational Assistance Program. The program will
provide targeted technical assistance to strengthen organizational
capacity of new and emerging rural and inner-city arts
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