FY 2005 Grant Awards:
Access to Artistic Excellence II
Dance | Design | Folk
& Traditional Arts | Literature | Local
Media Arts | Multidisciplinary | Museums | Music | Musical Theater
Presenting | Theater | Visual Arts
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Cedar Cultural Center, Inc.
To support the 7th annual Nordic Roots Festival. The festival will focus on the presentation and education of traditional music from Scandinavian countries, and will include children's theater.
To support the annual Cityfolk Festival. A three-day free arts event offers a wide variety of music by the world's most accomplished traditional musicians, as well as world-renowned traditional visual artists and dance companies.
Dance for Power
To support the Multicultural Performing Arts Series. Activities will include public and student matinee performances, in-school lecture-demonstrations, and artists' workshops.
First Night Providence, Inc. (consortium)
To support a consortium project to produce FirstWorksProv Festival 2005, a series that presents New England performance premieres. In partnership with the City of Providence, the festival will be extended into the community through forums, workshops, lectures, and discounted admissions.
Ford Theatre Foundation
To support the 4th annual Latino Audience Initiative (LAI). The project will explore programming, marketing, and audience development strategies targeted for the Latino audience, to increase participation and access to performing arts programs.
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Exploration of Electronic Music series. The project will bring electronic and contemporary classical composers to the stage for live performances.
To support Echoes of Discovery. The project is the seventh and final phase of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Project.
La Peña Cultural Center
To support the Art in Action series. Artists in residence will address daily life and social issues through performances and workshops.
Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation
Santa Rosa, CA
To support the Luther Burbank Center's Hispanic Community Cultural Outreach Program. Initiated in 2002, the program will expand the number and types of cultural arts experiences offered, and will provide more arts accessibility to the North Bay Hispanic community.
Maui Community Arts & Cultural Center
To support a series of performances and an expansion of related residency activities. More than half of the presentations will highlight Hawaiian-based music, theater, dance events, and traditional storytelling.
New Art Publications
New York, NY
To support the annual issues of AMERICAS. The publication will feature interviews with Latin American and Caribbean writers, artists, musicians, and architects, and will include original translations of poetry and fiction.
New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations (on behalf of New York Public Library for the Performing Arts)
New York, NY
To support the production, documentation, and preservation of significant dance and theater performances and oral histories by notable performing artists. Performances and oral histories will be recorded, and 50 hours of deteriorating oral history material will be conserved.
New York University
New York, NY
To support Phase Two of a three-year preservation plan to save and make accessible culturally significant videotapes from the Fales Library's Downtown Collection. More than 1,700 videotapes of dance, theater, artists' interviews, and performance art from New York (1970-1990) are included in the collection, and many are in danger of being lost.
To support Jump It Up: Bronx Artists Spotlight. The multidisciplinary presentation will highlight the work of Bronx-based artists, nonprofit centers, and performance spaces.
Queens Theatre in the Park, Inc.
To support the 9th annual Latino Cultural Festival and the 5th annual Latino Cultural Series. The festival will feature music, dance, theater, film, visual art exhibitions, and residency workshops.
Saint John's University
To support a series of performances, residencies, and the Egyptian Folk Festival. The goal of the project is to bring national and international artists to this rural Minnesota community.
Seattle International Children's Festival
To support the 20th annual Seattle International Children's Festival and the 7th 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.
Society for the Performing Arts
To support Percussion: A Worldwide Celebration. The project will bring together the diverse Houston community with a celebration of percussion.
Stern Grove Festival Association
San Francisco, CA
To support the New Audience Program. The project is a series of performances designed to reach underserved ethnic groups.
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
To support community residencies and performances designed to engage Gen-Xers (ages 25-35) in the arts. The activities will take place in the communities of Spencer, Perry, Marshalltown, and Iowa City, Iowa.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
To support a series of schooltime performances and related educational activities. More than 15,000 students from four counties will be transported to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for performances.
World Arts West
San Francisco, CA
To support the arts education program People Like Me. The program will include performances presented at several Bay Area theaters for students in kindergarten through sixth grades.
Xicanindio Artes Coalition
To support the Performance Live Series at the new Mesa Arts Center. Each performing artist or group also will be involved in week-long community residency activities.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
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Washington, DC 20506