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
Action Arts League, Inc. (aka FIGMENT)
New York, NY
To support the FIGMENT Arts Festival in New York City, Boston, Detroit, and Jackson, Missippi. The free participatory festival will provide a forum for creation and display of interactive art forms by emerging artists in a variety of disciplines including sculpture, visual arts, electronic art, performance, and music.
Anchorage Concert Association, Inc.
To support a series of performing arts presentations at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Participating artists will include pianist Mike Garson, jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, soul singer Bettye Lavette, Latin band leader Tito Puente Jr., and music ensemble Imani Winds
Arizona State University
To support At Home in the Desert: Youth Engagement and Place, a series of multidisciplinary arts performances and related activities at the ASU Art Museum's Desert One Festival. The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU faculty, artists, and Phoenix area underserved youth will engage in performances and participate in workshops and discussions.
New York, NY
To support High Five Tickets to the Arts. Students and their families will attend performances and residency activities in more than 300 arts venues throughout New York City's five boroughs for $5 per student.
Brooklyn Information & Culture, Inc. (aka BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn) (on behalf of Celebrate Brooklyn)
To support BRIC's "ultimedia Performance series of the Celebrate Brooklyn Peforming Arts Festival. Free performances of collaborative works by music artists, filmmakers, photographers, video artists, and visual artists will be presented at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Performances are expected to attract audiences totaling at least 30,000 people.
Cedar Cultural Center, Inc. (aka The Cedar)
To support the Global Roots Festival. Free performances by such artists as Ana Tijoux (Chile), Boubacar Troure (Mali), Sergent Garcia (France) and Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Italy), will be complemented by workshops and lectures at the University of Minnesota, demonstrations, and film screenings.
Centro Cultural Aztlan, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
To support Cultural Encounters/Encuentros Culturales, a series of community arts projects involving Chicano/Latino artists. Activities will include exhibitions, workshops, literary events, and performances that preserve cultural traditions and support new and evolving art forms.
Chicago Humanities Festival
To support the Stages, Sights & Sounds component of the Chicago Humanities Festival. International performing groups will present works at local cultural institutions and direct workshops and lecture-demonstrations.
Christina Cultural Arts Center, Inc.
To support The Art of Community Revitalization: Last Stop to Freedom. The project will include exhibitions, music, visual arts, photography, workshops, master classes, and lectures for local youth, elders and other residents, led by violinist John Blake, Jr. and photographer Jeni Barton, and will explore the West Center City historic landmarks and what they mean to the community.
City of Asylum Pittsburgh
To support COAP's 8th annual free Jazz-Poetry concert. American jazz ensembles and international poets, with an emphasis on poets censored in their home countries, perform collaboratively and individually in this street festival.
City Parks Foundation
New York, NY
To support Summerstage: A New York City Arts Festival. Five dance, music, and theater performances will be presented at public parks in New York City.
Class Acts Arts, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD
To support Project Youth ArtReach. The program will provide multidisciplinary residencies and performances by such artists as poet Lyubomir Nikolov, visual artist Maria Anasazi, and drummer Kofi Dennis, to juvenile offenders in correctional facilities in Maryland.
College of Saint Benedict
St. Joseph, MN
To support residency activities and multidisciplinary performances at the Benedicta Arts Center. Dance company Abraham in Motion and performance troupe Spirit of Uganda will participate in activities in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota and the local school district.
New York, NY
To support a series of multidisciplinary presentations and artist residencies at the Dwyer Cultural Center. The series will feature performances, exhibitions, and film screenings by such artists as NEA Heritage Fellow Juan Gutierrez, actor/playwright Daniel Beaty, singer/songwriter Somi, filmmaker Jamal Joseph, and cuatro player Yomo Toro.
COSACOSA art at large, Inc.
To support Indivisible, a series of community-building art projects. Professional artists will teach community members artistic techniques in sound art, dance, new media, and visual arts, resulting in the design and creation of permanent public art projects for public and neighborhood spaces.
Dance Theatre Etcetera, Inc.
To support the 19th annual Red Hook Fest, a two day performing arts festival. This outdoor festival features music, theater, spoken-word, and dance groups.
Engage Inc. (aka EngAGE: The Art of Active Aging)
To support EngAGE in Creativity, a series of multidisciplinary workshops for senior citizens. Artists will conduct visual arts, film, acting/directing, and music classes culminating in exhibitions, performances, readings, and radio shows.
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
San Antonio, TX
To support the Arte es Vida Westside Cultural Project. Activities will revitalize and engage San Antonio's Westside community by presenting public events, concerts, dance performances, film screenings, and workshops.
Ford Theatre Foundation (aka John Anson Ford Theatres)
To support the Community Bridges Program. The project will facilitate participation of local Latino and Asian American communities through performances, residencies, marketing, and audience development strategies.
Friends of the Levitt Pavilion-Pasadena (aka Levitt Pavilion Pasadena)
To support production and outreach for Influences of Africa. This free six-concert series fuses the traditional music and dance of Africa with contemporary influences like pop, rock, funk, soul, rap, hip hop, and electronica.
Los Angeles, CA
To support Changing Neighborhoods: San Pedro/Wilmington, a multidisciplinary arts series at California Plaza. Events will include music, theater, storytelling performances, film screenings, and related lectures exploring the San Pedro/Wilmington communities.
To support the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. This project includes a poetry and music festival, year-round public school outreach, and year-round writing workshops.
Houston Festival Foundation, Inc.
To support the Houston International Festival 2012. This festival features major artists from South America, as well as local and regional artists, visual arts, cuisine, and cultural exhibits.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
To support Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America. A series of performances, exhibitions, and educational programs, this eight-day festival will pay tribute to street arts.
Kahilu Theatre Foundation
To support the Ukulele and Slack Key Institute. Activities will include performances, workshops, song transcription, classes, and outreach activities by artists, including Jeff Peterson, Alpion Hong, Jake Shimabukuro, and Victor Wooten.
Kings Majestic Corporation (aka 651 ARTS)
To support a series of multidisciplinary performances and residencies at 651 Arts. Artists, including spoken word performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph, dance company Jant-Bi (Senegal), composer Tania Leon, and saxophonist Branford Marsalis, will participate in educational and outreach activities.
Lake Eden Arts Festival (aka LEAF)
Black Mountain, NC
To support The LEAF in Schools & Streets outreach program as part of the LEAF Blues Festival. Performances (accompanied by educational and contextual explanations) will be held at the festival and at various community centers and schools.
Lensic Performing Arts Center Corporation (aka The Lensic)
Santa Fe, NM
To support a series of dance, theater, and world music presentations. Past participating artists have included performing group Black Grace (New Zealand), Suzanne Farrell Ballet, the Acting Company, Children of Uganda, music group the Klezmatics, and singer/songwriter Lila Downs.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2012, a festival coinciding with the XXX Summer Olympics. In partnership with Duke University, performances will explore concepts such as sport, competition, and the boundaries of movement.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
To support a series of performances and community festivals. Project components will include workshops, storytelling events, film screenings, and performances by artists, including Martha Graham Dance Company, Shen Wei Dance, NEA Heritage Fellow Zakir Hussein, violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, and Hawaiian musicians Brothers Cazimero, and ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center Corporation
To support Sounds of the City, an outdoor summer concert series. This free ten-week series features musical and dance groups that reflect the cultures of Newark.
To support the outdoor festival Northern Spark. This multidisciplinary festival, held at night along the Mississippi River, commissions local and national artists to create installations, performances, screenings, and participatory arts programming in public places throughout the Twin Cities.
Performance Space 122, Inc. (aka PS122)
New York, NY
To support the installation and implementation of Apartment X. The project will stage public performances in inhabited apartments in three neighborhoods in New York City, in which artists will have created installations.
Portland Ovations (aka Formerly Portland Concert Association)
To support the presentation of dance, music, and culturally specific works. Each presentation by such artists as dance company Trey McIntyre Project, performance group CIRCA (Australia), violinist Jennifer Koh, and singer/songwriter Dan Zanes will be accompanied by discussions, lectures, workshops, master classes, and open rehearsals.
Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
To support Loiza in Logan Square: Puerto Rico's African Influences through Vejigantes and Bomba and Plena. Project components will include an exhibition of Luis Casiano's Vejigantes (clown-like characters) masks and costumes that are used in annual Puerto Rican festivals, and a performance by Bomba and Plena musicians Angel Luis Torruellas and AfriCaribe.
Queens Theatre in the Park, Inc.
To support the annual Latino Cultural Festival. The program will feature music, dance, spoken word, film, visual art exhibitions, and residency activities.
Regents of the University of California at Santa Barbara (Consortium)
Santa Barbara, CA
To support Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara!, a multidisciplinary arts project focusing on Mexican arts and artists. In collaboration with Community Youth Performing Arts Center, activities will include artist residencies and free performances by artists, including Trio Los Panchos, Calexico, Mariachi Cobre, Ozomatli, and Grandesa Mexicana, for low-income communities and schools.
Spoleto Festival USA
To support the Spoleto Festival USA 2012. This programming will feature an international mix of artists and emerging talent performing new and traditional works.
Squonk Opera, Inc.
Turtle Creek, PA
To support the creation and tour of the Travelling Flatbed Trailer Show. Squonk Opera will parade through various cities, including Pittsburgh (PA), Cleveland (OH), San Francisco (CA), St. Joseph (MN), and Baltimore (MD) on a flatbed trailer and will stage a multidisciplinary performance that will include video footage of local community residents.
State University of New York at Buffalo (on behalf of UB Center for the Arts)
To support the Arts in Health Residency Program. Doug Varone and Dancers and cellist Stephen Katz will perform and conduct hands-on activities with patients, staff, and families at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
Stern Grove Festival Association
San Francisco, CA
To support a series of free, outdoor music and dance performances. Artists will be presented on Sundays from June through August at the Sigmund Stern Grove amphitheater.
Taiko Arts Center
To support the national tour of Uncommon Time: Taiko, Tabla and Timba. Taiko drummer Kenny Endo, tablas player Abhijit Banerjee, and Latin percussionist John Santos will create a series of compositions to present in concert at various venues in such states as California, Washington, Montana, Alaska, New York, Texas, and Massachusetts.
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (aka Straz Center)
To support the New Approaches to Classical and Traditional Genres Program. The project will feature performances, residencies, master classes, and workshops by music group Black Violin and the Improvised Shakespeare Company at the Straz Center.
Tigertail Productions, Inc.
To support a series of dance and music presentations and outreach activities. Components will include artist residencies, performances, and workshops featuring choreographer Wally Cardona, blues harmonica player James Cotton, and spoken word artists Lenelle Moise, Josh Healy, and Teo Castellanos.
Voices Breaking Boundaries
To support a series of Living Art Productions. Video screenings, photography exhibitions, installations, and performances will take place in homes in the neighborhoods of Gulfgate and Freeman's Town.
Wickenburg Foundation for the Performing Arts (aka Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts)
To support the Flying E Ranch Residency Program. Artists groups and artists including Joe Goode Performance Group; theater artists Elise Thoron, Basil Twist, and Houses of the Moon; and Parsons Dance Company will participate in open rehearsals, Q&A sessions, and performances at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts.
Wise Fool New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM
To support InMigration, an outdoor theater work.
Yerba Buena Arts & Events
San Francisco, CA
To support the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. This project includes 80 concert and performing arts programs, plus one new multidisciplinary commission.
Young Audiences of Maryland, Inc. (aka Young Audiences/ Arts for Learning)
To support the Rural Access for All Opportunity Program. Performing and visual arts workshops and residencies will reach youth and families in rural communities across Maryland; venues will include recreation and community centers, libraries, cultural institutions, and schools in 18 counties.
Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. (aka The Z)
New Bedford, MA
To support The Z's ArtsBridge Program. Two distinct components within the ArtsBridge Program will be supported: a series of performances and interactive events focusing on past and current US military endeavors featuring groups such as LA Theatreworks, American Vicarious Theatre, and the New Bedford Symphony; a residency, in-school workshops, and performance by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company along with a local interracial, multigenerational choir.
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