2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ March 10, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
509 Cultural Center (aka The Luggage Store)
San Francisco, CA
To support the exhibition Pax Americana by American artist David Gurman at the Luggage Store. Constructed in collaboration with a team of experts in seismology, music, robotics, and electromechanical engineering Gurman's installation Pax Americana will convert real time seismic data into music performed robotically by a quintet composed of piano, viola, cello, bassoon, and a timpani.
American Academy in Rome
New York, NY
To support a residency opportunity for visual artists to create, interpret, and present new work. The residency will provide an opportunity for three American artists to spend a year in Rome in the historic setting on the Janiculum, one of the highest hills within the walls of Rome, and will include housing, a studio, meals, and a stipend.
Archie Bray Foundation
To support a residency program for ceramic artists. During the month-long residency artists Brad Schwieger, Christa Assad, Matthew Metz, Liz Quackenbush, Cristina Cordova, and Matt Long will receive studio space, housing, an honorarium, a materials budget, and transportation; they will participate in public demonstrations, lectures, and workshops culminating in an exhibition of representative work at the Bray's North Gallery Exhibition space.
Armory Center for the Arts
To support the exhibition Water, CA. Socially engaged artist collectives and individual artists will exhibit works, stage performances, and convene events at the Armory's main facility in Old Pasadena and off-site locations to broaden the public's understanding of California's water rights, water use history, and the changing role of contemporary art practice in society.
Art in General, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the New Commissions Program. The program will afford between four and six emerging New York-based artists, and one international artist the opportunity to create and present new work; each artist will receive an artist fee, a production budget, a solo exhibition, a publication, and technical, logistical, and organizational support to realize the work.
Art Papers, Inc.
To support Art Papers print, online, and public lecture series. Project activities include the publication of six issues of Art Papers magazine; the expansion of archival issues on the Art Papers Web site; as well as, the commissioning of new content for Web and mobile devices; and the expansion of the Arts Papers Live!, a national public lecture series offered free-of-charge.
Art Works for Change
To support the exhibition Natures Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention. Newly-commissioned and selected artworks by artists, scientists, designers, and technological innovators will explore the beauty and genius of nature along with global environmental issues and the human impact that is contributing to a rapid loss of biodiversity and species extinction.
Artpace, Inc. (aka Artpace San Antonio)
San Antonio, TX
To support the International Artist-in-Residence program. The program will invite as many as nine artists selected by guest curators to produce and exhibit new work at Artpace in San Antonio during a two-month residency that will provide housing, work space, technical assistance, transportation costs, and a stipend.
Arts & Services for Disabled
Long Beach, CA
To support an exhibitions program for artists with developmental and physical disabilities. More than 120 participants with intellectual, developmental, emotional, psychological, and physical disabilities will create, curate, and present between 25 to 30 pieces of art, each based on a variety of unique themes and art techniques, which will be viewed by more than 30,000 people during the year-long exhibition series displayed at various locations in Los Angeles County.
Arts Company, Inc.
To support the creation of the Artists' Prospectus for the Nation, a multi-media artwork and publication with related digital and Web-based components. The Prospectus will include new work by 12 artists known for their collaborative, socially-engaged projects who will be commissioned to create work around themes of nature, health, justice, and consumption; artists will receive a stipend and materials budget and research, curatorial, and technical support.
New Haven, CT
To support the presentation of temporary sculpture in Artspace's urban pocket park. Artists Leeza Meskin, Alison Williams, and Formless Finder - a collaboration between Julian Rose and Garrett Ricciardi - have each proposed projects that imagine new uses for and public engagement within the park that will draw attention to issues of ecology and sustainability.
Ballroom Cultural Arts Foundation (aka Ballroom Marfa)
To support group exhibitions for emerging and established artists. Deluge, curated by Rachel Gugelberger and Reynard Loki will present the work of artists who develop visual interpretations of data collected from readily accessible digital information; Carbon, curated by David Buckland, will include new site-specific work presenting creative and innovative responses to climate change by artists Antony Gormley, Cynthia Hopkins, and Ackroyd and Harvey.
Brandywine Graphic Workshop, Inc.
To support a visiting artist residency in printmaking with accompanying exhibition and catalogue celebrating Brandywine's 40th anniversary. During each two-week residency, 10 artists selected by curator Cheryl Finley will produce new print-based works to be exhibited alongside the work of five former artists-in-residence.
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Inc.
To support a residency program for photographers. As many as eight artists, selected by a peer review panel, will be provided studio and darkroom access, equipment, an honorarium, lodging, and meals for residencies as long as six weeks.
Coleman Center for the Arts
To support the creation of an outdoor social and environmental sculpture by artist Matthew Mazzotta. The artist will collaborate with the Coleman Center and area citizens to create a multi-purpose public space that will float on Lake Louise in York, Alabama, using recycled materials from an abandoned building.
To support a retrospective exhibition of the video work by American artist Ann Hamilton (b. 1956). Best known for textile art and richly layered sculptures, Hamilton is also active in the fields of photography, printmaking, and video installation; the exhibition will explore video installations that portray actions monotonously repeated such as pouring, polishing, writing, drawing, erasing, breathing, and walking.
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
To support the expansion of The Front Room, an ongoing series of short exhibitions featuring the work of emerging artists and experimental curatorial trends. The project will increase the number of artists invited to create works on-site, expand community outreach for the exhibitions, produce a Pocket Guide to Pronunciation, and publish a retrospective catalogue of the more than 100 artists and curators represented in The Front Room since its debut in 2008.
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York, NY
To support Ruptures, an exhibition, conference, and catalogue examining the themes of art, freedom, and social justice. The exhibition will feature commissioned works that re-define the role of cultural production in transforming public space and political mobilization and will include works by Sharon Hayes, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Mircea Cantor, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nancy Davenport, Oliver Ressler, Michael Rakowitz, and Igor Grubic.
Creative Growth, Inc. (aka Creative Growth Art Center)
To support Around the Corner, Around the World: American Artists with Disabilities in a Contemporary Context, a program of activities for American artists with disabilities. The program will include a year-long series of exhibitions; presentations on art and disabilities in five cities across Europe, South America, and Asia; workshops in a variety of media and video production; collaborative artists' projects; and a summer art program for youth with disabilities.
Creative Time, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the presentation of the exhibition Space Program 2.0. Presented in consortium with the Park Avenue Armory, artist Tom Sachs will blend live performances, installations, and film screenings to transform Wade Thompson Drill Hall into a hands-on, interactive voyage to Mars that will include a space station mimicking the environment on the planet.
Dieu Donné Papermill, Inc.
New York, NY
To support residency opportunities for artists in the hand papermaking tradition. The program will offer eight residencies to mid-career and emerging artists through Lab Grant and the Emerging Workspace Residency programs that will provide each artist with an honorarium, materials stipend, one-on-one collaboration with master papermakers, and an exhibition in the Dieu Donné gallery.
East Central University
To support a two-week residency for Cheyenne Arapaho artist Edgar Heap-of-Birds. The artist will work with the University art and Native American Studies students to research hidden histories that build upon themes of identity and sovereignty.
En Foco, Inc.
To support publication of the bilingual photography journal Nueva Luz. Each issue will feature the work of emerging photographers of color, an essay by a guest critic/editor, and a comprehensive listing of career opportunities and other resources for photographers; outreach will include artist lectures that will be available through podcasts.
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Inc.
To support an Artist-in-Residence program. Participating artists may include Nick Cave, Aminah Robinson, Allora and Calzadilla, Theaster Gates, and Sarah Sze; each artist will receive project materials, research and production support, an honorarium, per diem, travel, and housing support to realize a project they could not complete on their own, and that will be exhibited at the Fabric Workshop and Museum to an audience of approximately12,700 people.
Fairmount Park Art Association
To support the presentation of Open Air, an interactive public art installation by Mexican Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. The installation will use 24 robotic searchlights to create a canopy of light along a half-mile stretch of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; the fanning lights visible from as far as 15 miles away will respond to a community of voices and will be activated by the participants' spoken words and GPS locations; an accompanying day-long symposium will explore the possibilities of technology in the service of art.
To support FotoFest 2012, the International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art in Houston, TX. The series offers exhibitions for US and international artists, an international portfolio review, an artist scholarship program, workshops, symposia, discussion, tours, film screenings, and a catalogue; the theme of the principal exhibition is "Contemporary Russian Photography," which will be curated by independent Russian curators Evgeny Berezner and Irina Tchmyreva.
Indianapolis Art Center
To support an artist residency engagement series in central Indiana. During a one-week residency, three emerging or mid-career Midwestern artists will each create a site-specific installation using recycled materials and conduct a public lecture demonstration; the installations will focus on transparency of process and issues of sustainability; artists will receive an honorarium, production budget, studio space, organizational support, and a solo exhibition.
International Studio & Curatorial Program
To support a series of public programs for mid-career artists and curators. Programs to be offered free-of-charge to the public include exhibitions, artist talks, live performances, film screenings, panel discussions, and lectures.
Light Work Visual Studies, Inc. (aka Light Work)
To support a residency program for artists and publication of their work in Contact Sheet-The Light Work Annual. As many as 12 emerging artists working in photography or electronic media will be invited for one-month residencies which will include facility and equipment access, housing, an honorarium, publication of their work, and inclusion of their work on Light Work's online image database.
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc. (aka Printshop)
New York, NY
To support the Publishing Residency Program. The six-month residency will provide four emerging artists with studio space, technical assistance, a materials budget, and a stipend to develop new work; resident artists will collaborate with print professionals, receive catalogue documentation, promotion, and exhibition opportunities.
Maryland Institute (aka Maryland Institute College of Art)
To support the Ceramic and New Technology Research Initiative that will explore the intersections between ceramics and new technologies of digital fabrication. New work will be created and exhibited during a three-week residency of a group of five ceramic artists and researchers with experience and a keen interest in collaboratively exploring the challenges and possibilities of new digital fabrication; residents will engage in a series of regular collaborative 'think tank' sessions throughout the residency to discuss the artistic concerns, technological issues and broader questions raised by the ongoing production of their works; there will be a panel discussion for the public on the topic of ceramics and new technology during the residency.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
To support a national and international book artist residency program. The program will provide an honorarium, materials budget, travel support, studio space, facilities, and technical support to as many as six national and international book artists for short (two-week) and long (3 month) residencies.
New Art Publications, Inc. (aka BOMB Magazine)
To support the publication of artists interviews in BOMB Magazine and the expansion of online content. Project activities will include the presentation of Web-exclusive interviews, photo essays, video clips or film excerpts, streaming video conversations for BOMB online as well as podcasts; technical support and stipends will be provided to emerging artists as they develop content unique to their communities and practices.
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
To support Momentum/Spotlight: Emerging Artist Commissions and Exhibitions. There will be six emerging visual artists commissioned to create new bodies of work or site-specific installations overseen by a guest curator and emerging curator through the Spotlight Program; Momentum is a biannual juried exhibition in Oklahoma City and Tulsa featuring emerging artists and includes visual art, film, installations, performance, and musical presentations.
To support Doing Time, an exhibition of artwork by Spanish artists María Jesús González and Patricia Gómez. The exhibition, curated by José Roca and presented at the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, will feature large-scale prints, photographs, and related videos created by the artists at the decommissioned Holmesburg Prison in Northeast Philadelphia.
Photo-Based Art (aka Blind Spot)
To support the publication of Blind Spot magazine, the presentation of Blind Spot Lab events, and the expansion of online digital editions. As part of the project, two volumes of Blind Spot magazine will be published and designed by guest curators; Blind Spot Lab will offer events designed as live explorations of the artists, images, and ideas in each issue.
Pilchuck Glass School
To support an artist residency program. Artists will be provided with resources, facilities, and technical assistance for a variety of residency opportunities including the John Hauberg Residency for distinguished artists whose medium is not glass, summer artists' residency, and emerging artists' residency.
To support the Makeready residencies for emerging visual artists. Artists Katie Grinnan and Demetrius Oliver will receive studio space, housing, honoraria, access to equipment, materials, travel funds, a solo exhibition, and an accompanying publication; community outreach efforts will include public presentations; and the resulting exhibitions will be documented in publications containing a critical assessment of the projects.
To support the New Works Series featuring new work by Oakland-based artists. The Series will include three commissioning programs for contemporary art made by Oakland-based artists; 2x2 Solos will commission and exhibit new work by four emerging artists; PROJECT will commission artists to create new site-specific installations in Downtown Oakland; and the Open Call program will provide exceptional and unexpected presentations of contemporary art from local artists and curators.
Project Row Houses
To support a series of residencies for artists to undertake projects in Houston's Third Ward. The series will support the creation of artist installations in the shotgun-style row houses along Dowling Street, provide long-term artists residencies, and artist incubation projects for innovative artist organizations to develop their projects and ideas.
Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism (aka X-TRA)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the reviews section of X-TRA Magazine. A quarterly visual arts publication featuring national and international artists, X-Tra includes expansive features, historical essays, commissioned artist's projects, interviews, and substantive exhibition and book reviews.
Real Art Ways, Inc.
To support Step Up 2010, an exhibition series featuring the work of emerging artists with accompanying catalogues. The series will include six solo exhibitions by emerging visual artists from New York, New Jersey, and New England whose careers would be advanced by a two-month long exhibition at Real Art Ways.
San Francisco, CA
To support the Second Saturday Exhibition Series, a collection of visual art events taking place in San Francisco's Mission District. The series will present a unique event or exhibition opening on the second Saturday of each month highlighting the painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, video, film, new media, and performance work of Bay Area visual art artists.
Salina Art Center, Inc.
To support a theme-based residency program focusing on themes relating to place. The Center will host as many as six artists for residencies lasting 4-12 weeks; artists will receive an honorarium, materials budget, live/work space, a travel stipend, and technical and administrative support to research and create new work related to the history, politics, culture, and geography of North-Central Kansas.
Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe, NM
To support programmatic activities for Half-Life: Patterns of Change, a theme based program to encourage continued community participation and engagement with art. The program New Life: Redevelopment and Community Engagement will propose possibilities for the conversion of a neighborhood into a creative center for Santa Fe; Outsider: Borders and Boundaries will examine the movement of people, ideas, and art in the context of tourism, migration, and exile.
Sculpture Center, Inc.
Long Island City, NY
To support a commissioning program for emerging artists working in contemporary sculpture. The series will commission 12 to 15 artists chosen from an open call for proposals to create new work for the Center's galleries; artists will receive an honorarium, a production stipend, curatorial and administrative support, and an exhibition.
Sculpture Space, Inc.
To support an international residency program providing specialized studio workspace for professional sculptors to create new work. Artists will receive an honorarium, 24-hour access to indoor/outdoor workspaces, specialized equipment, technical support, and a housing and transportation stipend.
Smack Mellon Studios, Inc.
To support the Artist Studio Program. Participating artists will be provided access to studio space, equipment, technical support, professional development opportunities, and an honorarium.
San Francisco, CA
To support the commissioning and presentation of new work by emerging artists for gallery exhibitions and public art projects. Artists selected by a rotating curatorial committee receive conceptual, logistical, and administrative support to develop their work.
Space One Eleven, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Interchange- Alabama/Texas, an artist exchange program between Space One Eleven in Alabama and Project Row Houses in Texas. The exchange of eight artists between Space One Eleven in Alabama and consortium partner Project Row Houses in Texas will allow for the creation and installation of new work by selected artists and the exchange of dialogue and ideas by each organizations' curators.
To support the World Artists Program, a residency opportunity for national and international artists to create new work. A jury of local, national, and international artists and curators will select four artists for two-month residencies that will include studio space, an honorarium, a stipend, a materials budget, the opportunity for new work to be exhibited in the gallery, and a brochure with a critical essay and color reproductions to be produced for each artist.
Women's Studio Workshop, Inc.
To support residencies for artists at a print and papermaking facility. The four artists in residence will be provided a stipend, studio space, technical and production assistance, a materials allowance, and travel costs during an eight-week residency.
Yeiser Art Center, Inc.
To support an artist-in-residence program for visual artists to create and present new work. Artists selected from an open call for submissions will receive a stipend, housing, exhibition, and outreach opportunities during their week- to month-long residency.
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