2004 Grant Awards:
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
New York State Council on the Arts
New York, NY
To support Beyond Access to Opportunity, a program that provides access and
participation in arts activities for people with disabilities.
New England Foundation for the Arts
To support the National Dance Project in its ninth year. This program provides presenters, dance companies, and audiences across the country with access to contemporary dance.
Meet The Composer, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Commissioning Music/USA. This landmark program supports the creation and performance of new American music works.
SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES
Chicago Park District
To support the conservation and restoration of the fountain's reflecting pool
from Lorado Taft's sculpture Fountain of Time.
City of Philadelphia
To support the conservation of Native Americans, Swedish Settlers, and Eagles by sculptor Alexander Milne Calder. Weighing over 80 tons, the 24-foot-high bronze sculpture groups and massive eagle figures reside at the base of Philadelphia's City Hall tower dome.
Country Music Hall of Fame (Country Music Foundation, Inc.)
To support the conservation and preservation of the Country Music Foundation's audio collection. The collection includes over 14,000 transcriptions from the 1930s to the 1960s.
George Balanchine Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the archival video recording of choreographer George Balanchine's original dancers teaching younger dancers the choreography of many of Balanchine's major works.
Lyme Historical Society (on behalf of Florence Griswold Museum)
Old Lyme, CT
To support the conservation and preservation of the Lyme Art Colony Collection. This collection consists of door and wall paintings from the Griswold House, which was the center of American Impressionism during the early 20th Century.
To support the preservation of the Naropa University Audio Archive. Through digitizing, cataloging, and broadening access to scholars, the project will enhance appreciation and understanding of post-World War II American literature and its role in social change and cultural criticism.
National Council for the Traditional Arts
Silver Spring, MD
To support the conservation and stabilization of original recordings in the National Council for the Traditional Arts' sound collection. The collection includes examples of the broad geographic and cultural diversity of American music, including Piedmont and Delta blues, Appalachian and Ozark ballad singing, polka, mariachi, and many other forms.
Yale University (on behalf of Oral History, American Music)
New Haven, CT
To support the preservation of Oral History, American Music's archive of major figures in American music. The focus of this conservation effort will center on the conversion of materials in the collection to archival formats.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506