Presenting: FY2003 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Access | Creativity | Heritage/Preservation | Organizational Capacity
Alaska Junior Theater, Inc.
To support the Arts Outreach Program. The project is designed to
present performing arts programming to underserved children and
families in Anchorage, Kenai, Barrow, Nome and other rural Alaskan
Ford Theatre Foundation
To support expenses associated with the presentation of the
International Hispanic Theatre Festival (IHTF). Festival
programming will be expanded from one week to two.
Los Angeles, CA
To support Intersection Africa-- the effects of the African
diaspora on contemporary arts. The free series will comprise
of spoken word, dance and music performances by local, national and
international artists, in addition to an intergenerational poetry
Henry Street Settlement (aka Abrons Art Center)
New York, NY
To support Arts for Everyone. Low-cost dance and theater
performances by emerging, ethnically diverse artists will be
presented at the Abrons Arts Center.
La Pena Cultural Center (consortium)
To support the Next Generation Summit. Emerging performing artists,
representatives of Bay Area youth arts organizations, members of
the Latino Arts Network and presenters will convene to discuss
programming for audiences and artists of color.
La Pena Cultural Center
To support Live La Pena. The series will create a forum for
musicians and spoken-word artists to create live recordings of
Maui Community Arts & Cultural Center (aka Maui
Arts & Cultural Center)
To support a presenting series and expand residency activities. The
project will feature Hawaiian based music and dance events, as well
as dance, theater and music performances by U.S. and international
To support Jump It Up: Bronx Artists Spotlight. The
multidisciplinary presentation will highlight the work of
Bronx-based artists, nonprofit centers and performance spaces.
Seattle International Children's Festival
To support the expansion of education and outreach programs. The
Children's Festival will increase in-school activities, programs
for the general public and satellite Festival activities.
Tahoe Arts Project
South Lake Tahoe, CA
To support the presentation of The Manding Empire Revealed
by Manding Jata. The performance will profile the music, dance and
oral traditions of the Mali Empire.
Town Hall Association
To support a series of performances and educational programs. The
multicomponent project will focus on world, traditional, and folk
music and dance, as well as cultural preservation issues and artist
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
(on behalf of Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts)
To support the 19th Annual Philadelphia International Children's
Festival. The festival will present more than 60 presentations by
international performers for young people and their families.
Wyoming Arts Alliance
Four Corners, WY
To support a presenting and touring conference in Wyoming. The
event will feature artist showcases and professional development
workshops for both artists and presenters.
651 ARTS (Kings Majestic Corporation)
To support U.S. and international artists of African descent by
providing creative residency and performance opportunities. 651
ARTS will create a stepping stone for artists whose work would not
be showcased in other venues, so that they may reach new audiences
and receive professional exposure.
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
New York, NY
To support commissioning and programmatic activities for the
development and presentation of works by artists of color. Support
for major productions will include developmental residencies, as
well as educational outreach programs with community groups.
Anchorage Concert Association, Inc.
To support a six-day dance and music residency. This residency of
Pilobolus and the St. Lawrence String Quartet will include
performances, pre- and post-performance discussions, master classes
and school-based activities.
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Inc.
To support New Discoveries and Strategic Alliances, as part of the
annual spring season and the Next Wave Festival. New Discoveries
focuses on cutting-edge New York or U.S. debuts and Strategic
Alliances features new work by artists with whom the Brooklyn
Academy has continuing relationships.
Central Park Summers (City Parks Foundation)
New York, NY
To support New Works/New Voices for Central Park SummerStage. This
project will be a continuation of annual efforts to present new
cross-disciplinary work or debut presentations by emerging,
regional and international artists.
To support To Bridge, a series of commissions, performances and
educational residencies. To Bridge productions will feature artists
able to communicate across generations and approach new work from a
Dixon Place (Open Channels NY, Inc.)
New York, NY
To support Mondo Cane!, a commissioning program for theater and
dance artists. Open Channels will provide developmental residencies
and financial support for a production of a finished piece or a
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Ltd.
To support the China Project, commissions of new interdisciplinary
work and presentations of international dance companies. Part of a
40-event season, this project will include activities for local
school enrichment, audience education and professional
Jump-Start Performance Company
San Antonio, TX
To support the fourth Festival de Libre Enganche, a three-week
exploration of the diversity and commonalities of Latin American
experience. Jump-Start will present theater, dance, music, video
and visual arts, along with workshops for artists and community
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support performances and related activities of the three-week
Lincoln Center Festival 2003. Totaling approximately 120
performances, the festival will feature traditional, contemporary,
national and international multidisciplinary works, as well as
Miami-Dade Community College
To support the Cultura del Lobo performance series. In addition to
presentations of challenging, culturally-specific works throughout
Miami, the series will extend participating artists' involvement
with the community.
Museum of Contemporary Art
To support a series of large-scale performance projects based on
interdisciplinary and collaborative practice. In its fifth season
of performing arts programming, the museum will produce,
co-commission or provide developmental residencies for new
National Black Arts Festival
To support major performance projects at the summer National Black
Arts Festival 2003, which will focus on the next generation.
Presentations of hip-hop, new performance pieces and
intergenerational work will be supplemented by educational
activities that place works in their cultural context.
New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas,
New Haven, CT
To support the development of new works as part of the festival in
2003. To foster contemporary culture and community interaction, the
Festival will sponsor presentations that relate to communities in
On the Boards
To support the New Performance Series and the Northwest New Works
Festival. The New Performances Series will include challenging new
works by artists; the Northwest New Works Festival is an annual
juried showcase of new works by regional artists.
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
St. Paul, MN
To support the third annual Flint Hills International Children's
Festival. Over four school days and one weekend, the Festival will
showcase American and international events suitable for children,
ages four to 14, and their families.
Painted Bride Art Center
To support multidisciplinary projects that examine the artist as an
interpreter of other peoples' stories. Dance, theater and music
events, as well as a panel discussion and magazine publication,
will explore or exemplify work inspired by personal testimony.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival
To support the Spotlight and juried shows at the seventh annual
Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Over 16 days, the Festival will
provide a high profile outlet for cutting-edge performance and
developmental opportunities for artists.
To support ArtExplosion 2003, a showcase for Portland's
Asian-American performing artists. In addition to supporting two
days of performances, ArtExplosion 2003 will commission new
multidisciplinary and collaborative works.
Regents of the University of California at Davis
(on behalf of Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts)
To support the New Works/Contemporary Artists project. To build
audiences for contemporary work in the region, this project will
present productions in conjunction with the opening of the Mondavi
Center for the Performing Arts.
University Musical Society
Ann Arbor, MI
To support expansion of the African American Stories series.
Projects will be presented in conjunction with residency activities
that engage artists with school and community groups in both Ann
Arbor and Detroit.
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
To support major performance projects during the 10th anniversary
season of the Lied Center. In addition to the productions, the Lied
Center will enhance community residency activities and expand the
Walker Art Center, Inc.
To support The Art of Process: Creation in Community, designed to
seek input in the development of large-scale work. As part of a
four-year initiative, the Walker will commission artists to create
works that engage communities and audiences in dialogues about
culture, politics, history, race and global equity.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
To support commissioning and artist fees for STREB and Dayton
Contemporary Dance Company. The ensembles will perform as part of
Face America 2003, a series celebrating America's National
World Music Institute, Inc.
New York, NY
To support concerts and lecture/demonstrations that illustrate
African influences on contemporary music and dance in the Americas.
To demonstrate the interplay among forms, traditional music from
the Caribbean, South America and Mexico will be showcased with
genres such as jazz and funk.
Washington Performing Arts Society
To support ArteAmerica, a series of performances, residencies and
radio programs that celebrate Latino culture. In a consortium with
GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Latin American Youth Center, these
will be sponsored events in venues throughout Washington and on
Minnesota STAR, Inc. (Cedar Cultural Center)
To support the Fifth Annual Nordic Roots Festival. The festival
will present traditional roots-based music from Scandinavian
countries and a collaborative dance performance.
Queens Theatre in the Park, Inc.
To support the Latino Cultural Festival and the yearlong Latino
Cultural Series. The festival and series, a three-week summer
event, will feature music, dance, theater, film and family
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Inc.
To support expansion of professional development programs for the
presenting field. Arts Presenters will augment services at the
Emerging Leadership Institute and its Winter Institute and Members'
Conference, as well as initiate research and program design to
address issues of board training.
Western Alliance of Arts Administrators Foundation
San Francisco, CA
To support development of a Web platform to improve the efficiency
of the Western Alliance's administration and service provision.
Through a database-driven Web site, WAA will make its services more
accessible to the field, and expedite communications among its
members, staff, arts organizations and performing artists.
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