Presenting: FY2004 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Challenge America | Creativity | Heritage & Preservation |
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Challenge America: Access to the Arts
Alaska Junior Theater, Inc.
To support the Arts Outreach Program. The project presents
performing arts programming to underserved children and families in
Anchorage, Kenai, Barrow, Bethel, and other rural Alaskan
Alberta Bair Theater Corporation
To support Border Crossings: Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of
the Americas. The performing arts series will feature Canadian and
Latin-American dance, theater, and music and will include artist
residencies as well as educational outreach activities in rural
Arts Center Foundation
El Cajon, CA
To support the Plug into Arts Program. Designed to reach students
ages seven to 18 throughout East County, San Diego, the program
will provide performances and workshops through week-long
residencies at more than 38 schools.
First Night Binghamton
To support Starry Nights on the Plaza and On the Road. Free
performances will be given at the downtown Binghamton Government
Plaza and at assisted living and public housing facilities.
Ford Theatre Foundation
To support the Latino Audience Initiative (LAI). The project will
explore programming, marketing, and audience development strategies
intended to increase Latino participation and access to performing
Los Angeles, CA
To support the presentation of traditional and contemporary
performing arts of Central Asia. Focusing on geographically themed,
intergenerational, and intercultural programming, performances will
include local and touring artists from Iran, Armenia, India,
Pakistan, and Turkey.
Henry Street Settlement
New York, NY
To support the Urban Youth Theater (UYT) Festival and Music for
All Seasons. UYT will provide comprehensive theater training and
performance opportunities to more than 60 teens, while participants
in the music series will reflect the diversity of Lower East Side
composers and musicians.
La Pena Cultural Center
To support Mujeres, a series of performances and conversations
featuring female artists of different generations and cultures.
Artists will perform music and dance rooted in traditional
African-American and Latin-American folklore, as well as
contemporary works of jazz, spoken-word, and hip-hop.
Maui Community Arts & Cultural Center
To support a presenting and residency series. The project will
highlight Hawaiian-based music, dance events, and traditional
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
To support Sounds of the City and the Alternate Routes Festival.
Both events aim to revitalize downtown Newark and celebrate world
Seattle International Children's Festival
To support the 19th annual Seattle International Children's
Festival and the 6th annual Festival in Tacoma, and related
education and outreach activities. The project also will provide
teachers with an enriched curriculum by linking the festival's
cultural opportunities to classroom activities.
Town Hall Association
To support World in Seattle. The multi-component project will
focus on world, traditional, and folk music and dance performances;
cultural preservation issues; and artist conversations, focusing on
enhancing the understanding and appreciation of the traditions of
local culture communities.
651 ARTS (Kings Majestic Corporation)
To support the presentation of new and existing works by artists
and companies of African descent. Working in all performing arts
disciplines and representing the full spectrum of the African
Diaspora, artists will be commissioned and involved in a series of
public events, including mainstage performances and workshops.
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
New York, NY
To support commissioning and programmatic activities for the
development and presentation of works by artists of color. Included
will be a series by dance, music, and multidisciplinary artists
titled Waterworks at the Gatehouse facility.
Anchorage Concert Association, Inc.
To support the Cultural Crossroads Series of dance and music. The
series will feature public and in school performances, gatherings
with local artists, pre- and post-concert talks, and radio
Asociacion de Musicos Latino Americanos, Inc.
To support Tesoros Culturales/Cultural Treasures programs.
Workshops, presentations, and performances will make diverse forms
of Latin music and dance accessible to the Latino community in
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Inc.
To support the New Discoveries series and Strategic Alliances
presentations. The New Discoveries series will focus on New York or
U.S. debuts, and Strategic Alliances will feature new work by
artists with whom the Brooklyn Academy has continuing
City Parks Foundation (Central Park Summerstage)
New York, NY
To support New Works/New Voices 2004 for the Central Park
SummerStage program. The project will be a continuation of annual
efforts to present new cross-disciplinary work or debut
presentations by emerging, regional, and international artists.
Cleveland Museum of Art
To support presentation of music and dance performances by national
and international artists/ensembles. A comprehensive schedule of
performance series, including VIVA!, Carnevale, Gala Music Series,
and Aki Festival of New Music, will feature artists from diverse
To support the Visiting Performing Artist Series. Residencies will
feature presentations of community based, site-specific, and
educational projects by theater/puppet artists,
choreographers/dance companies, and musicians.
Dixon Place (Open Channels NY, Inc.)
New York, NY
To support Mondo Cane!, a commissioning program for theater and
dance artists. The program provides four to six weeks of workshop
and residency time and an additional month in which the artists
perform their work, gather audience feedback, and continue the
Flynn Theatre for the Performing Arts, Ltd.
To support the presentation of a multidisciplinary series including
new and commissioned works. The series will feature a gospel
oratorio by Bob Telson and Lee Breuer and a two-week creation
residency by the Axis Dance Company.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
New York, NY
To support performances and related activities of Lincoln Center
Festival 2004. The summer festival will feature traditional and
contemporary multidisciplinary works, as well as symposia that
inform the presentations.
Miami Light Project, Inc. (consortium)
To support the International Hip-Hop Exchange. The annual
celebration of hip-hop music, dance, theater, spoken word, visual
art, film, and video will feature work by local, national, and
international hip-hop artists.
Miami-Dade Community College
To support the Cultura del Lobo performance series. The Cultural
Affairs Department of the college will present nine major
performances and more than 100 residency activities focusing on
Museum of Contemporary Art
To support a series of large-scale performance projects based on
interdisciplinary and collaborative practice. The museum will
produce, co-commission, or provide developmental residencies for
four new projects.
National Black Arts Festival
To support a series of performances at the National Black Arts
Festival 2004. Under the theme "Women of the African Diaspora",
performances will be supplemented by educational activities and
humanities-based events designed to deepen the audience's
connection to artists and the works presented.
On the Boards
To support the New Performance Series and the Northwest New Works
Series. The New Performance Series will present contemporary works
by national and international artists/companies, and the new
Northwest New Works Series will focus on contemporary work by
regional dance companies.
Painted Bride Art Center
To support the creation and presentation of new works by
Philadelphia artists. Three artists will be chosen to receive
commissioning, marketing, and technical support to develop new work
into projects which can be toured and will be given the opportunity
to workshop and document their work.
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
To support the performing arts series New Voices/New Visions Live!
The programs will feature a multidisciplinary focus incorporating
film and digital media with live music performance.
Spoleto Festival USA
To support the Spoleto Festival USA 2004. The annual 17-day
festival will produce and present a range of multidisciplinary work
juxtaposing the traditional with the new, performed by both
established and emerging artists.
Tigertail Productions, Inc.
To support the Asian Diaspora of the Americas Festival. The
festival will present artists of Asian descent from North and South
America whose work examines their cultural roots and/or reflects
viewpoints stemming from their ancestry.
University of California (on behalf of UCLA Performing
Los Angeles, CA
To support the 2004 UCLA Live International Theatre Festival.
Approximately 45 performances will be presented, featuring
performing artists/ensembles who extend the boundaries of theater
using unique combinations of media and pioneering new approaches to
historic literary and dramatic texts.
University of California (on behalf of Mondavi Center for the
To support the New Works/Contemporary Artists project. Local,
national, and international contemporary artists in theater and
dance will offer performances and related audience outreach
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(on behalf of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts)
To support a residency with choreographer Ralph Lemon and the
development and premiere of House: Part 3 of the
Geography Trilogy. The work will encompass dance, theater,
and new media/interactive technologies in a full evening
University of Maryland at College Park
(on behalf of Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)
College Park, MD
To support Voices, a program of residencies and performances.
Programs in dance, music, and theater will explore diverse
perspectives that share the common theme of giving voice to the art
in our everyday lives.
Walker Art Center, Inc.
To support the residency project, Connective Creation: Developing
New Work in Community. Up to seven large-scale residencies will
include on-site creation and presentation of new work and
partnering with diverse communities.
Washington Performing Arts Society (consortium)
To support the ArteAmericA series. A consortium with GALA Hispanic
Theatre, this project will include performances and residencies
celebrating Latino cultures throughout the Americas.
World Music Institute, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Mediterranean Cross-Currents concert series. The
series will feature music and dance from Egypt, Greece, and Spain
and from North Africa and the Middle East.
WYO Theatre, Inc.
To support dance components of the Children's Educational and
Families' Series. The series will feature free matinee performances
for school children and residency activities, planned in
cooperation with the Sheridan YMCA.
Heritage & Preservation
Center for Cultural Exchange (consortium)
To support a consortium project to create sourcebooks, CDs, and
DVDs for the Suitcase Projects. Produced in partnership with the
Franco American Heritage Center, the thematic, multimedia materials
will document the tour performances of leading traditional dancers
and musicians from immigrant and refugee communities in the
Minnesota STAR, Inc.
To support the sixth annual Nordic Roots Festival. The festival
will present traditional music and children's theater from
Queens Theatre in the Park, Inc.
To support the Latino Cultural Festival and the Latino Cultural
Series. The festival will feature music, dance, theater, film,
workshops, panel discussions, family-oriented performances, and an
exhibition of contemporary Latino visual artists.
Services to Arts Organizations and Artists
Port Angeles, WA
To support technical assistance and professional training through
On the Road Seminars. The project will target arts administrators
who have fewer opportunities for professional development because
of geographic and budgetary constraints.
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Inc.
To support Next Steps, a professional development program. The
project is designed to give mid career artists with a history of
touring, but under-developed managerial and administrative
infrastructure, the tools to develop projects with presenters; as
well as give presenters, artists managers, and agents skills in
building partnerships with artists and other partners.
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