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
To support the annual Pier Walk, The Chicago International Sculpture Exhibition. To be juried by critic Peter Schjeldahl, Pier Walk is one of the largest exhibitions of large-scale outdoor sculpture in the world, featuring work by approximately 35 sculptors.
Art Resources Transfer, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Distribution to Underserved Communities Program. The project will offer books, museum catalogues, videos, and other material about contemporary art free-of-charge to libraries across the nation, with a special emphasis on rural and inner-city libraries.
Artists Working in Education, Inc.
To support a summer program that brings art classes by vans to city parks. Four brightly-painted vans will deliver art teachers, interns, and art supplies to children at 18 urban parks for one- and two-week periods.
To support the Quilt of Many Colors Project, a series of curated exhibitions installed in the waiting room of Richmond's main public health facility. The project will promote the value of the arts in the healing process and provide access to art for approximately 17,000 users of the facility per year.
Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
To support Art Ability. An international juried exhibition of work by artists with varying disabilities, Art Ability is designed to give exposure to artists with physical, cognitive, hearing, and visual disabilities.
California College of Arts and Crafts
To support the organization and dissemination of archive material documenting the Capp Street Project's 20-year history of commissioning artists' installations. For the past eight years, Capp Street Project has been administered by the California College of the Arts, which invites artists for residencies that result in installation projects.
Center for Craft, Creativity and Design
To support writing and editing of 20th Century American Studio Craft, a survey of craft history. Writers and critics Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf are the authors of the textbook, which will be structured to coordinate with a typical one-semester college course.
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Blue Star Art Space)
San Antonio, TX
To support WAX II, a symposium and workshops focusing on the importance of public art in San Antonio. The symposium will focus on the importance of art and culture in the built environment, and will include forums for college and university students in journalism and art criticism.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc.
To support expansion of the current Web site for craft artists. The expanded site will include a clearinghouse of information and resources on business planning, risk management, health and safety resources, and disaster prevention.
Creative Growth, Inc.
To support First Person Plural: Preserving the Work and Stories of Artists with Disabilities. The project archive will document and create a resource center for the work done by adults with disabilities, and provide a series of DVDs by the artists themselves.
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Inc.
To support a series of community-based artist residencies and a documentary catalogue. The artists will collaborate with community groups to create work based on ideas and issues relevant to the participants' lives.
Dieu Donné Papermill, Inc. (consortium)
New York, NY
To support a consortium project to publish and distribute a report, The Artist Workspace Residency: Setting a Standard for Cultural Organizations and Artists. The report will compile and share information regarding best practices for residencies.
San Francisco, CA
To support expansion of an art instruction program for residents of Bay Area nursing homes. Building upon more than ten years of experience, Eldergivers will hire professional artists with teaching experience to conduct workshops for institutionalized seniors.
Friends of the Schindler House
Los Angeles, CA
To support Iceland, an exhibition of the work of British artist Isaac Julien. Although Julien is best known for his filmmaking, Iceland is a series of lush, detailed formal still images taken during a recent film shoot.
San Francisco, CA
To support documentation of the Digital Mural Project on the organization's Web site. In just five years, Galería has presented 25 public art pieces, on a 24 foot by 10 foot billboard, on its facade in San Francisco's Mission District.
Glass Art Society, Inc.
To support production of the Glass Art Society Journal, documenting events, exhibitions, and proceedings of the organization's annual conference to be held in Adelaide, Australia. The journal is edited by Suzanne Frantz, a Fulbright Scholar and former curator of 20th century glass at the Corning Museum.
Grass Roots Art and Community Effort
To support community art workshops and accompanying exhibitions for residents in rural and economically-distressed areas of Vermont. Designed to reach a diverse spectrum of the community including senior citizens, developmentally disabled adults, and children, the project builds on a long history of providing workshops.
Hyde Park Art Center
To support development of A:List, a curated digital directory of Chicago artists. The online database will be free to selected artists and include a resume, artist's statement, images of artwork, and other information of interest to the community.
San Diego, CA
To support Dialogues 8, 9, 10, and 11, four one-day public symposiums which take place as part of InSite05, a temporary public art installation held in the San Diego/Tijuana region.
Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes, Inc.
To support free-of-charge art classes for children in an inner-city neighborhood of Buffalo. Taught by working artists, many of whom are alumni of the organization, classes are available in photography, ceramics, painting, and drawing.
Momenta Art, Inc.
To support the organization and dissemination of an archive of video art work presented at Momenta since 1993. Momenta, located in Brooklyn's Williamsburg area, has presented work by hundreds of video artists during a period of growth for the medium.
Montana State University
To support a visiting artist lecture series titled America in Myth and Memory: Artists as Cultural Critics. Artists such as William Pope L, Chris Burden, and Enrique Chagoya will make artist presentations.
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
To support planning and implementation of the annual conference of the nation's oldest and largest professional service organization for the ceramic arts. Explorations, Navigations: The Resonance of Place will include a series of exhibitions, critical lectures, panels, and workshop demonstrations.
New York Academy of Medicine
New York, NY
To support preservation of two 16th century Flemish tapestries. Conservation treatment will be undertaken by conservators from the textile lab of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture
New York, NY
To support the Evening Lecture Series, a free program that enables artists, scholars, critics, philosophers, and art historians to engage the public in the discussion of critical issues in the visual arts. Held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the school year, the program features prominent speakers such as James Rosenquist, Elizabeth Murray, Arthur Danto, Lisa Yuskavage, Hilton Kramer, and Lily Wei.
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
To support expansion of the Artist Survival Kit program for artists in Oklahoma. The Kit is a series of workshops, resources, and events to promote professional excellence with opportunities for collaborative learning among diverse artists.
Philadelphia Print Collaborative
To support Printing Philadelphia. The project is designed to promote the art of printmaking to a broad cross-section of the public, and will focus on the art of woodcut printing.
Proyecto Arte Actual Inc. (Moore Space)
To support commissioning of art projects by Jeppe Hein, and the collaborative team of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. The artists will participate in a one-month residency program that will culminate in the exhibition of an artwork realized during that period.
Society of North American Goldsmiths
To support the 37th annual conference, focusing on jewelry, design, and the metal arts. To be held in Cleveland, the conference will include demonstrations, presentations, hands-on technical workshops, exhibitions, and opportunities for dialogue between educators.
Southwest School of Art & Craft
San Antonio, TX
To support workshops by visiting artists. Artists with specialized knowledge in an arcane technical area, or who have applied a traditional method toward innovative ends, are invited to lead workshops that complement the programs in ceramics, fiber, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, metals, paper, and book arts.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (on behalf of University of North Carolina Press)
Chapel Hill, NC
To support preparation of a manuscript for Voices in Studio Craft, a book featuring writings by artists working in the craft field from 1945 to 2000. Edited by art historians Diane Douglas and Vicki Halper, the manuscript will be peer reviewed; there is no similar publication available in the field.
Visual Understanding in Education
New York, NY
To support an institute in San Francisco to introduce elementary school educators to Visual Thinking Strategies, an art education program designed to fulfill curriculum standards in social studies and language arts. The technique, developed by museum educator Philip Yenawine and cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen, has been widely practiced in museums across the country.
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
To support a summer symposium series to expand the public's knowledge of ceramics. A series of five public programs with particular emphases will be developed.
Wave Hill, Inc.
To support the Family Art Project, a series of free weekend workshops that provide families the opportunity to create nature-based art projects inspired by craft traditions from around the world. Led by contemporary artists, the projects are designed to complement Wave Hill's unique setting - 28 acres of cultivated gardens, urban woodland, and an historic estate overlooking the Hudson River.
Women's Studio Workshop, Inc. (consortium)
To support artist residencies within the Workshop's education program. The residency program offers emerging artists paid, professional opportunities to work for an extended period of time in a technically-equipped studio space, and training in teaching and mentoring.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
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