2006 Grant Awards:
Access to Artistic Excellence
[ March 14, 2005 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
509 Cultural Center (Luggage Store)
San Francisco, CA
To support an exhibition and catalogue to mark the 15th anniversary of the Luggage Store Gallery. The exhibition will feature new work by approximately 30 artists as well as panel discussions with art historians and artists.
Archie Bray Foundation
To support a visiting artist residency program, the first in the United States founded to focus on ceramic art. An exhibition will feature work by participating artists; public programs and demonstrations will complement the residencies
Art Papers, Inc.
To support reviews of contemporary artists' work in the bi-monthly journal Art Papers. The project will cover approximately 550 artists in 250 venues in cities outside of major art centers.
Artists Alliance, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program. Participating artists will be provided access to studio space, equipment, an honorarium, and technical support.
ArtLies (ARTLIES - The Texas Art Journal)
To support the reviews section of the journal ArtLies. A quarterly publication that covers the visual arts in Texas, ArtLies includes an average of 30 reviews per issue and is distributed in more than 30 Texas cities and towns.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
To support artist residencies in the Bemis facilities, located in an early 20th-century warehouse and a former train depot that now includes galleries, studios, and installation space. Participating artists will be provided with housing, workspace, technical assistance, and a monthly stipend for three-month residencies.
Big Orbit Gallery, Inc. (Big Orbit)
To support residencies for artists from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states resulting in site-specific installations. The residencies will result in a two-month exhibit of the installations, and a catalogue with information on each residency.
Brandywine Graphic Workshop, Inc. (Brandywine Workshop)
To support artists residency opportunities for artists working in printmaking. The project will be documented in a catalogue and a touring exhibition.
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc. (BCA) (on behalf of Longwood Arts Project)
To support cyberspace residencies that enable artists to work with advanced computer technology. An exhibition of completed works will be hosted on Longwood's online cyber gallery; public programs and demonstrations will complement the residencies.
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Inc. (CPW)
To support a residency program for photographers and a writer/critic. Each of the six residencies will be documented in the Center's publication, Photography Quarterly.
Center for Women & Their Work
To support a series of solo exhibitions for young and emerging women artists of Texas. The exhibitions will be accompanied by catalogues, educational programs, and outreach activities.
To support the Guest Artist Program. The residency will provide national and international ceramic artists an opportunity to create new work.
Creative Time, Inc. (Creative Time)
New York, NY
To support The Drawing Project. Using a vacant brownstone in Harlem as a canvas, 10 artists will be commissioned to create installation artworks using drawing as the primary medium.
Delta Axis Inc.
To support the presentation of a series of solo exhibitions in the Power House, an early 20th-century historic building. The exhibitions, shown in the 4,000 square-foot brick and glass structure, will feature the work of Aaron Suggs, Francis Alys, Brad Kahlamer, and Wangechi Mutu.
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.
Evergreen House Foundation, Johns Hopkins University
To support Sculpture at Evergreen. The residency and exhibition program will result in the creation of site-specific temporary works installed on the grounds of a historic Italianate estate.
Exit Art/The First World, Inc. (Exit Art)
New York, NY
To support an exhibition titled Negritude. The exhibition will explore the intellectual and artistic movements prompted by the black diaspora in North and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Forest Hills Educational Trust
To support the creation of temporary works to be installed on the grounds of an historic cemetery. Selected artists will explore the founding concepts of the 19th-century cemetery as a final resting place, and as a meditative place for the living.
To support FotoFest 2006, a biennial photography festival includes exhibitions, new media art events, artist portfolio review, and a catalogue. The event attracts more than 500,000 people in the Houston area.
Friends of Fair Park, Inc.
To support the recreation of two sculptures known as Tenor and Contralto. Originally created by Lawrence Tenney Stevens for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition and subsequently demolished, the reconstructed art deco sculptures will be the basis for educational programs on Fair Park's history.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
To support the Visiting Artist Residency and Publishing Program. The project will enable five artists from five continents to create and exhibit original editions in the print medium of their choice.
International Print Center New York (IPCNY)
New York, NY
To support the New Prints Program. The series of exhibitions is designed to bring printmaking to a wider audience.
International Sculpture Center, Inc. (Sculpture Magazine)
To support production of Sculpture magazine and an anniversary publication, The Sculpture Reader. Solicited articles will focus on work of current artists, events, and public art projects.
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Inc. (JCAL)
To support Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows. The project will commission site-specific work by 25 artists in indoor and outdoor spaces along Jamaica Avenue in the New York City borough of Queens.
To support Fabricated Harmony. The exhibition and related outreach activities will investigate the movement from segregation to integration in both the United States and South Africa.
Light Work Visual Studies, Inc. (Light Work)
To support a residency program for artists and the publication of their work in Contact Sheet - The Light Work Annual. Participating artists' work will also be made available on Light Work's online database, an ever-expanding collection of more than 2,100 images, essays, and biographical information.
McColl Center for Visual Art
To support three-month residencies for approximately 12 artists. A residency also will be extended to a local art teacher in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District.
Minnesota Center for Photography
To support an exhibition, catalogue, and public programming examining the Three Gorges Dam construction project in China. The exhibition of photographs will document the world's largest hydroelectric dam along the Yangtze River and its impact on the surrounding land and people.
Oakland Art Gallery
To support the exhibition Visual Alchemy and an accompanying catalogue and audience outreach activities. The exhibition will examine the shared approach of artist and alchemist in the transformation of common materials.
Pilchuck Glass School
To support a summer artist residency program. Ten distinguished artists whose medium is not glass will be invited to one of the country's preeminent glassworking facilities.
Printed Matter, Inc.
New York, NY
To support continued maintenance and development of the bibliographic and educational resources on the organization's Web site. The project will support new essays examining concerns in the field of artists' publications, as well as improvements to Web site navigation.
Project Row Houses (PRH)
To support a residency program for artists to undertake projects in Houston's Third Ward. The project's three components are installation opportunities for artists in shotgun-style row houses, residency opportunities with Houston organizations, and the participation of artists in a permanent public art program.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (on behalf of Center for Innovative Print and Paper)
New Brunswick, NJ
To support artists residency opportunities in printmaking. The four resident artists will present lectures to students and the public, and their works will be exhibited at Rutgers University.
San Francisco Camerawork, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the photography exhibition, Ghost in the Machine. The project will feature work by artists who have explored inventive uses of photography, video, installation, digital media, and performance to reclaim lost histories and respond to personal, national, and cultural memories.
Sculpture Center, Inc.
Long Island City, NY
To support an artists residency program for sculptors who have had limited exposure in the United States. Two selected artists will be able to realize new large-scale projects; public and educational outreach programs will also take place.
Sculpture Space, Inc.
To support a residency program for sculptors. Artists from outside New York state will be given the opportunity to create new work during two-month residencies at a former steam engine and boilerworks plant.
Self-Help Graphics & Art, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
To support Pump Up the Volume, a project that will provide artists opportunities to create new work inspired by comic traditions from various cultures.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a summer residency program for approximately 65 emerging visual artists. Artists will also participate in critiques, lectures, and discussions with guest artists.
Smack Mellon Studios, Inc. (Smack Mellon)
To support a program to provide six artists with residencies of one year. The program was initiated in response to the lack of affordable studio space in New York City.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Inc. (Socrates Sculpture Park)
Long Island City, NY
To support a residency and commissioning program to commemorate the organization's 20th anniversary. The artists' work will be presented at a riverfront park in an industrial neighborhood; the exhibition will also be held in several desert communities in California.
San Francisco, CA
To support The New Situationists. The project will feature new work by local and international artists in various locations around the San Francisco Bay area and will address the role of art in society through the exploration and mapping of public space.
To support the World Artists Program, a residency opportunity for national and international artists to create new work. Five artists selected for the two-month residencies will participate in public outreach activities with adults and youth.
Spoleto Festival USA (Consortium)
To support a consortium project that examines issues related to the historic, ecologic, and cultural values of Phillips, South Carolina, a Reconstruction-era Freedmen's town founded in 1878. Artists will design an installation and public programs, in partnership with the community and the Coastal Conservation League.
University of Nebraska at Omaha
To support an exhibition and accompanying catalogue to document 30 years of the Visiting Artists Print program. The project will feature works by more than 50 artists in the collection including Roger Shimomura, Phyllis Bramson, Alice Aycock, Edgar Heap of Birds, Ed Paschke, and Siah Armajani.
Wave Hill, Inc. (Consortium)
To support a consortium project to commission artist Nina Katchadourian to create a work for the 2006 Generated@WaveHill program and related public programs. Working with the New York City Audubon Society, the artist will undertake a project on the grounds of Wave Hill that explores the dynamics between people and nature.
Wheaton Village, Inc. (on behalf of Creative Glass Center)
To support a residency program for emerging and mid-career glass artists. Artists will be provided with housing, a stipend, studio facilities, and technical assistance to work in glass.
Women's Studio Workshop, Inc.
To support residencies for artists at a print and paper making facility. Participating artists will produce a print portfolio and limited edition artist's book.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506