2010 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ March 12, 2009 deadline ]
Artists Communities |
Folk & Traditional Arts |
Local Arts Agencies |
Media Arts |
Opera | Presenting | Theater |
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Folk and Traditional Arts
African Caribbean Dance Theatre, Inc.
To support the 13th Annual Florida African Dance Festival. The event will include workshops in dance and drum taught by African immigrant artists as well as a final performance concert.
Ali Akbar College of Music
San Rafael, CA
To support the Audio Archive Preservation Project. The project will support the digitization of the musical archives of the Ali Akbar College of Music.
Appalachian State University (on behalf of Center for Appalachian Studies)
To support the Black Banjo Gathering Reunion at the Center for Appalachian Studies. The project will convene a conference consisting of performances, workshops, exhibits, and lectures that demonstrate the African origins of the five-string banjo.
Asian Americans United, Inc.
To support the 15th Annual Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival will take place in Philadelphia's Chinatown in the fall of 2009 and will feature a day of arts and craft activities and performances.
Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts & Culture (aka Fil Am ARTS)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the traditional component of the Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture. The festival will present performances of traditional Philippine music, dance, and craft demonstrations.
Bangor Folk Festival (aka American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront)
To support the Bangor Folk Festival (aka American Folk Festival). The festival, held along the Penobscot River, will feature folk musicians, dancers, and craftspeople who will present numerous performances, workshops, and demonstrations at no cost to attendees.
Blue Ridge Traditional Arts, Inc. (aka Blue Ridge Music Center) (Consortium)
To support traditional music programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center. In collaboration with the City of Galax, the performing arts facility will celebrate and showcase the historical music and dance traditions of the Appalachian Mountains.
California Indian Basketweavers Association
To support the 19th Annual California Indian Basketweavers Gathering. The project brings together both experienced and novice weavers to share their artistry with each other and the public, sell and exhibit their work, and discuss issues important to their traditions.
California Traditional Music Society
To support the 2010 Summer Solstice Festival. The project will present performances of traditional music and dance that reflect the many nationalities living in the Los Angeles area.
Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts
New Bedford, MA
To support the 2010 Working Waterfront Festival. The event will celebrate the occupational culture and artistic traditions of New England's commercial fishing community and other maritime occupations.
Croatian Cultural Center
San Francisco, CA
To support the Cultural Crossroads Program. The project will present a series of concerts representing various Balkan communities living in the San Francisco area.
Cultural Resources, Inc.
To support Story Bank. The project will provide community members with training to document local stories and present the documentation to a wider audience.
Diamano Coura West African Dance Company
To support the 15th Annual Collage de Cultures Africaines Festival. The project will feature a series of workshops and a performance centered on the dance and music of the African diaspora.
Eldridge Street Project, Inc. (aka Museum at Eldridge Street)
New York, NY
To support the 11th Annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival. The event celebrates traditions and art forms from the Chinese and Eastern European Jewish communities.
Folkstreams, Inc. (aka Folkstreams.net)
To support the preservation of, and public access to, documentary films about American traditional arts and culture. The project will add new films to the Folkstreams website.
Greater Lowell Regatta Festival Charitable Foundation
To support the Lowell Folk Festival. The annual festival continues to show the extraordinary quality of ethnic America, echoing the population of Lowell on its stages as well as in its craft areas and foodways.
Houston Institute for Culture
To support A Gulf Coast Juneteenth. The project will feature concerts of African American traditional music to celebrate the anniversary of the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in 19th-century Texas.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Inc.
To support Ancient Living Traditions: Pueblo Indian Dance Performances and Artist Demonstrations. The project will feature Native American traditional dance and craft demonstrations for the public at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
To support the Contemporary Folk Traditions Traveling Exhibition. The project will involve touring exhibit panels that celebrate exceptional traditional artists from Indiana and augment them with online resources and public presentations.
Institute for Cultural Partnerships
To support the exhibition Making it Better: Folk Arts in Pennsylvania Today. The project will feature public programming to accompany a traveling exhibit presenting the work of outstanding folk artists currently residing in Pennsylvania.
International Accordion Festival
San Antonio, TX
To support the 10th Annual International Accordion Festival. The festival is designed to celebrate the instrument's local identity and global reach and to preserve and present accordion traditions of ethnic, regional, and national cultures.
Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater, Inc.
Essex Junction, VT
To support Jeh Kulu's 16th Annual West African Dance and Drum Festival. The project will offer a series of workshops and a performance of traditional West African music and dance.
Jubilee Community Arts, Inc. (aka The Laurel Theater)
To support traditional music programming in a weekly concert series and at the annual Jubilee Festival. Engaging performers on stage and in the field, Jubilee Community Arts works to promote, preserve, and present the traditional performing arts of the southern Appalachians.
Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (aka Spirits of Poongmul)
To support the Midwest Pungmul Conference. Practitioners of Pungmul from the greater Chicago and the Midwest region will gather for a workshop and performance of this traditional Korean percussion music.
Kulu Mele African American Dance Ensemble
To support presentation Mali Saido. The ensemble will perform a choreographed version of the Guinean folktale using traditional African dance, songs, drumming, and costuming.
La Frontera Mariachi Conference, Inc. (aka Tucson International Mariachi Conference)
To support the Tucson International Mariachi Conference. The conference will be designed to educate students about the traditions of Hispanic culture, mariachi music, and traditional dance through workshops and performances.
Lensic Performing Arts Center Corporation
Santa Fe, NM
To support the 10th annual Nuestra Musica festival of nuevomexicano music. The project will present a series of performances by some of New Mexico's most accomplished traditional musicians, with additional performances especially designed for area schoolchildren.
Louisiana Folk Roots, Inc.
To support the 2010 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week. The project will feature a comprehensive cultural immersion program that teaches, interprets, and celebrates Cajun and Creole cultural heritage.
Maimouna Keita School of African Dance Inc.
To support the 18th Annual African Dance and Drum Conference: Sila Djiguiba. The project will present a series of workshops and a concert devoted to traditional African music and techniques.
Maine Arts Commission (Consortium)
To support Two Times Ten: 20 Years of Maine's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. In collaboration with the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, the project will produce an exhibit and presentations that will celebrate the role of the master artist in maintaining tradition through the apprenticeship program.
Mexican Heritage Corporation (aka Mexican Heritage Plaza)
San Jose, CA
To support the 19th Annual San Jose International Mariachi Festival and Conference. With educational symposia, student mariachi workshops, student performances, and world-renowned mariachi performers, the festival continues to be the largest of its kind in California.
Michigan State University (Consortium)
East Lansing, MI
To support the Great Lakes Folk Festival. A collaboration with the City of East Lansing, the 2010 festival will showcase not only the traditional cultural treasures of the nation's Upper Midwest, but also a sampling of the best traditional artists from around the country and the world.
Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association
To support Perpetuating Bluegrass. The project will support the propagation of bluegrass music through workshops, performance evaluation, and informative radio programming.
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
New York, NY
To support Chinese Holiday Festival Series. The project will celebrate the traditions of Chinese Americans through festivals connected to significant Chinese holidays.
Museum of Northern Arizona, Inc.
To support Heritage Program of Arts and Culture. The project will showcase the traditional cultures of the Colorado Plateau with demonstrations and exhibitions of crafts and performances by Native and Hispanic artists.
National Council for the Traditional Arts
Silver Spring, MD
To support the 72nd Annual National Folk Festival. To be held in Butte, Montana, in August 2010, the festival is the longest running multi-ethnic traditional arts festival in the United States.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Inc.
New Orleans, LA
To support the 6th Annual Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. The project will present the tradition blues music of Louisiana and the Delta South as well as local crafts and foodways.
Northwest Heritage Resources
Lake Forest Park, WA
To support field research and production of the second Audio Cultural Heritage Tour Guide for Washington's Cascade Loop Highway. The project will document the traditional artists living along Route 20, from Anacortes on the Puget Sound to Enttait on the Columbia River.
Northwest Indian College
To support the maintenance and expansion of the Traditional Art of Coast Salish Basketry program. Through a series of conference activities and classes, practitioners and students will learn about the art of Coast Salish basketweaving, preserving this important component of Native American cultural heritage.
Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association
To support the 2010 Annual Gathering of Basketweavers. The gathering will honor traditional Native American basketmakers as well as offer an opportunity for indigenous weavers to showcase their work, share techniques with one another and the public, and teach Native American young people about the cultural and artistic significance of basketry.
Philadelphia Folklore Project (Consortium)
To support Art Happens Here, a series of residencies, performances, and workshops featuring folk artists living in Philadelphia. In partnership with Crossroads Music, the project will allow the artists to develop their traditional forms and share this development with the general public.
Qi Shu Fang's Peking Opera Association, Inc.
Queens, New York, NY
To support the Tenth Annual Peking Opera Festival. The project will feature selections of Peking Opera and enhance the presentations with lectures, English and Mandarin Chinese supertitles, and collaboration with a prominent Peking Opera performer.
Radio Bilingüe, Inc.
To support the 28th Viva el Mariachi Festival. The festival will feature outstanding local, national, and international mariachi bands and folkloric dance ensembles, as well as providing workshops for youth and community members to study with mariachi masters.
Salt Lake Arts Council Foundation (aka Salt Lake City Arts Council)
Salt Lake City, UT
To support the 25th Anniversary of the Living Traditions Festival: A Celebration of Salt Lake's Folk and Ethnic Arts. The project will present traditional crafts, dance, music, and foods of the ethnic groups that make the Salt Lake Valley their home.
Sones de Mexico Ensemble
To support Beyond the Music. The project will include a series of lectures, workshops, and discussions on Mexican folk music, dance, and culture.
Voice of Roma
To support the 14th Annual California Herdeljezi Festival. The festival will honor ethnic Romani (Gypsy) heritage with the celebration of the Romani holiday Herdeljezi.
Washington State Arts Commission (Consortium)
To support the Washington State Folk Arts Digital Archives. In collaboration with the Washington State Archives, the project will digitize and permanently archive the collection of images documenting folk arts in Washington.
Washington State Historical Society
To support the second annual With Our Hands: World Folk Art Traditions of Washington State. The project will include a folk arts demonstration, an exhibit, a gallery guide, and public performances.
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
To support Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks. Featuring festivals, concerts, and storytelling evenings, the project strives to increase diversity in the parks, better utilize the state parks as venues for cultural activities, and increase the use of community cultural resources for interpretive purposes in the state parks.
Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (on behalf of Northwest Indian Storytellers Association)
To support Discovering Our Story. The project will sustain storytelling apprenticeships by pairing young Native Americans with gifted Native American narrators, culminating in a symposium at the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association Festival.
World Arts West
San Francisco, CA
To support the 32nd Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. The project will support a series of performances celebrating traditional dance from the diverse ethnic communities living in Northern California.
World Music Institute, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Latin American Voices and the African Legacy. The project will feature musical influences from African cultures found in traditional music from the Caribbean and the Americas.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
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Washington, DC 20506