2008 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 13, 2007 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Alaska Design Forum, Inc.
To support a lecture series focused on stimulating discussion of the built environment. Internationally recognized designers and artists will be invited to speak in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
American Architectural Foundation
To support a forum and video/resource guide on school design. The project will present effective learning environments in historic and non-traditional school facilities.
City of Mandeville, LA
To support planning for the conservation of the Dew Drop Jazz Hall. The 1895 building is a rare intact example of an African American jazz hall.
Cornerstones Community Partnerships
Santa Fe, NM
To support workshops focused on the preservation and conservation of historic adobe structures. The project will train rural community residents in traditional building methods.
Museum of Neon Art
Los Angeles, CA
To support the conservation of historic neon signs, with related photographic documentation and educational programs. The project will be implemented in partnership with the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.
National Building Museum (Consortium)
To support presentation of the exhibition Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future, with accompanying educational programs. Presented in partnership with the Finnish Cultural Institute, the exhibition will examine architect Eero Saarinen's (1910-61) influence on 20th-century design.
New York Foundation for Architecture, Inc. (aka Center for Architecture Foundation)
New York, NY
To support Learning By Design: NY, design residencies in three New York City public elementary schools. The residencies will be held in three unique Lower Manhattan schools, and the curriculum for each residency will be designed around each school's neighborhood.
openhousenewyork inc. (aka OHNY) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support youth workshops and design educational materials. In collaboration with the Center for Architecture Foundation, design and architecture educational programs will be created for New York City students and youth.
To support the Liberty Career Exploration Program in Design. The weekend project will provide fifth- and sixth-graders access to design instruction through studio projects, workshops, and field trips.
Public Design Studio (aka Public Architecture) (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support the creation of online documentation of pro-bono design services for nonprofit organizations. In partnership with Taproot Foundation, Public Architecture will identify pro bono design projects that exemplify excellence in architectural design, experimental use of space or materials, significant empowerment of a community or population, and a uniquely collaborative design process.
Richard Nickel Committee
To support the digitization and increased accessibility to the photographs, negatives, papers, and research of architectural photographer Richard Nickel (1928-72). The collection includes more than 15,000 images of buildings by seminal architects such as Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Rochester Regional Community Design Center
To support Reshaping Rochester, an educational program on design and urban planning. Nationally recognized design experts will speak at a public lecture, meet with government officials and civic leaders, and offer a workshop for local design professionals.
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
To support the documentation of sustainable building practices and techniques examined at the symposium Under the Sun: Sustainable Innovations & Traditions. Widespread dissemination of information from the symposium would be through the publication of a book, the creation of a Web site and workbook, and a conference.
University of Utah (Consortium)
Salt Lake City, UT
To support the Urban Gallery Project of site-specific installations and performances in New Orleans. In partnership with the Broadmoor Improvement Association in New Orleans, LA, the project will allow local citizens to celebrate their neighborhoods.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506