2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ August 11, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
To support Creating a Community of Young Authors, a free writing program. Project activities include writing workshops, field trips, student performances, and publication of student work. Taught by professional staff and trained community volunteers, the project is targeted to youth ages 6-18 in underserved Seattle schools.
Abada-Capoeira San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
To support capoeira arts residency programs led by traditional artists in underserved Oakland and San Francisco elementary schools. Each arts education standards-based lesson combines singing, berimbau and percussion playing, capoeira movement, cultural context, and concludes with students performing together in a circle, called roda.
Architecture Resource Center, Inc.
New Haven, CT
To support Design Connections, a design education initiative. Architects, city planners, and museum educators will assist teachers in integrating the design arts into the classroom curriculum.
Armory Center for the Arts (Consortium)
To support Art Empowers Youth Initiative, visual arts residencies for underserved youth. In partnership with Learning Works Charter School, students will develop artistic skills in a variety of media as they create original works in the areas of urban landscape and design, digital storytelling, photography, spoken word, graphic art, and public art.
To support year-long arts education residencies in Madrona Elementary School in Seattle. Students in kindergarten to fifth grade will study drawing, sculpture, collage, and still-life painting while students in grades six to eight will study percussion, spoken word, and poetry.
Arts Council for Chautauqua County
To support the Jamestown High School Media Arts Project to integrate the media arts into the core curriculum. Classes will incorporate video and audio production, editing, photography, graphics, web design, animation, and on-screen performance to prepare students to pursue media arts in higher education and as a career.
New York, NY
To support the Summer Music Camp. Developed in partnership with Manhattan School of Music, the four-week camp will provide free instrumental music training to public school students with an emphasis on increasing performance skills.
Atlanta Shakespeare Company (aka The New American Shakespeare Tavern)
To support Shakespeare performance residencies and a festival of plays. Middle and high school students will learn all aspects of performance and technical theater, attend professional productions, and mount fully staged productions at school and on the professional stage.
Austin Classical Guitar Society
To support the Educational Outreach Program. Classical guitar instructors will provide weekly, individual lessons to students and will assist with the direction and curriculum planning of guitar classes in up to 16 Austin-area schools.
Austin Film Society (Consortium)
To support AFS Film Club, an after-school filmmaking program. In partnership with the Austin Independent School District, students will develop and create original short films that are showcased to the public via community screenings and an online film festival.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the OrchKids program. In partnership with the Baltimore City Public School system, OrchKids provides free training to students in instrumental and choral music throughout the school year.
Barrel of Monkeys Productions
To support literature and theater residency programs. Creative writing and drama residencies will take place in underserved Chicago Public Schools for third through sixth grade students to promote literacy and writing skills, build self-esteem, teach children to communicate effectively through their writing, and expose them to the performing arts.
Bethune Theatredanse (aka Infinite Dreams Program) (Consortium)
Los Angeles, CA
To support Infinite Dreams, a dance instruction program for special-needs youth. In partnership with Pasadena Unified School District, residency artists will provide dance instruction for 32 weeks to special needs and non-disabled peers of elementary school age.
Blue Lapis Light, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Youth Taking Flight, a year-long training in aerial performance techniques in dance for young adults. In partnership with Lifeworks, students learn aerial dance technique including choreography and safety, as well as physics of the body in space, including concepts of momentum, pendulum, counter-weight, distance, and trajectory pathway.
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Micheltorena Dance Project, a 16-week professional development program to establish dance and movement-based learning in Micheltorena Elementary School. Teachers will develop dance skills, learn appropriate vocabulary to assess dance, use dance-making to explore core concepts in learning, place dance work in a historical context, and identify relationships between learning in the arts and other content areas.
Center for Documentary Arts
Salt Lake City, UT
To support Exhibits That Teach, an artist-in-residency program. Students will engage in long-term projects that involve the study of the documentary arts genre; explore the cultural contexts based on the exhibits Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art, and Reawakened Beauty: Tillman Crane's Jordan River Photographs; and create original artworks.
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
To support Arts Education Program Design Seminar that will provide professional development for a network of artists and teachers to build their skills in designing, implementing, and assessing arts integrated teaching and learning. At the conclusion of their residency projects, artists and teachers will share the documentation and results of the projects with their peers.
Children\'s Media Project
To support Power Up!, a program of professional development and school residencies in media arts education for Arlington Central Schools District middle schools in Dutchess County, New York. A pilot team of eighth-grade Arlington Middle School teachers will work together in professional development workshops to integrate media arts residencies across all core subject areas.
Children\'s Theatre Company and School (Consortium)
To support Neighborhood Bridges, an in-school, theater arts program. Designed and implemented in partnership with St. Paul Public School District 625, elementary school students will learn theater and storytelling skills to enhance their literacy development.
Circus Day Foundation (aka Circus Harmony)
To support Circus Harmony, a theatrical circus arts program. Students in the year-long program will work with professional circus educators, choreographers, costume designers, and musicians to learn theatrical circus skills thorough sequential, skills-based classes and perform for the public.
City Arts, Inc.
To support the Urban Arts Mentoring Program. High school students in underserved District of Columbia Public Schools will receive paid training and arts instruction while working with professional muralists and mosaic artists to create public art throughout the city.
City of Mesa, Arizona (aka Mesa Arts Center)
To support Jazz from A to Z. Working with artists from Jazz at Lincoln Center, middle and high school jazz band students will participate in jazz clinics and history and music teachers will attend professional development workshops to learn how to integrate jazz into the curriculum.
Greenwood Villag, CO
To support Writers in the Schools Colorado. Trained master teachers and writers will conduct 6- to 10-week residencies. Student work will be published in bound anthologies presented to each participating student and school library and students will read their works aloud for an audience of peers, teachers, family, and friends.
Community Television Network (aka CTVN)
To support digital media arts production programs for youth at Community Television Network Arts Center, satellite locations, and in-school settings across Chicago. Students will study technical proficiency (in camera, sound, editing, and lighting), incorporate media concepts of narrative structure and style, and create work for Hard Cover: Voices and Visions of Chicago's Youth, a public cable access television show.
Community Works West, Inc.
To support Teenalive, a visual arts residency focused on violence intervention and prevention. Building on their skills in printmaking, stenciling, and repetition of imagery, Teenalive participants will lead workshops during which their fellow students will create multiple self-portraits that conceptually and formally explore the impact of violence on their lives.
Community-Word Project, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Collaborative Creative Writing Residencies. Led by teams of teaching artists in collaboration with classroom teachers, students ages 7 to 16 will study a diverse group of authors, learn to write and revise individual and collaborative work, participate in public readings and an anthology, and create murals based on a line of poetry chosen from one of their poems.
Cornell University (on behalf of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art)
To support the Objects and Their Makers: New Insights (OMNI) program at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. OMNI will offer grade- and culture-specific learning units, including classroom instruction by museum staff, museum visits, a teacher institute, and artist-led workshops focused on the arts of Africa, China, Japan, Tibet, Southeast Asia, pre-Columbian art, and Native American art.
Country Music Foundation, Inc. (aka Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
To support Words & Music, a program to teach students in grades 3-12 to write original songs with a professional songwriter. Language arts and music teachers will be trained to guide their students through the process of lyric writing. A final workshop will take place with a professional songwriter who demonstrates adding melodies to the students' own songs.
Dallas Symphony Association, Inc. (aka Dallas Symphony Orchestra)
To support the Young Strings program, a three-level string instruction program for African American and Latino students in 2nd through 12th grades in Dallas. The free program provides one-on-one and small group instruction at five partner schools and the Meyerson Symphony Center, as well as master classes with guest artists and Dallas Symphony Orchestra members.
District 75/NYC Department of Education
New York, NY
To support Teaching Artist Training Institute at schools for special-needs students in Staten Island, New York. Specially trained teaching artists collaborate with classroom teachers and occupational, speech, and physical therapists to provide 12-week residencies in visual arts and physical theater for students with autism.
Division of the Arts, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism (Consortium)
Baton Rouge, LA
To support a professional development retreat and residency program in Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation pilot schools. In partnership with KID smART, each school will receive arts integration strategic planning support, full faculty professional development focused on music and language arts, a two-week residency conducted by a professional artist, and two intensive professional development institutes for each school's leadership team.
To support year-round in-school, after school, and intensive summer residencies that integrate dance, drama, and visual arts into other subjects for students in New York City Public Schools. Professional teaching artists will lead multi-level, theme-based arts projects, classes, and pre-professional training in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, bomba, drama, media arts, studio and public art, and spoken word.
Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center/Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance (aka Kaufman Center)
New York, NY
To support the Kaufman Center's Music Program at the Special Music School. The program provides free private instrumental lessons, performance opportunities, and classes in theory, music history, and chorus to students in a school for musically gifted children in New York City.
Exploring the Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a program for students to develop their artistic technique and explore career options by working as apprentices with professional artists and at arts organizations. Student apprentices in dance, instrumental music, and vocal music will apprentice with artists from the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Sweet Plantain String Quartet, and the Collegiate Chorale.
Gabriella Axelrad Education Foundation (aka everybody dance!)
Los Angeles, CA
To support everybody dance!, a year-round program providing weekly dance classes to students in Gabriella Charter School. Students will work with professional dance instructors, attend performances, and will perform publicly in the community.
Los Angeles, CA
To support a year-long arts weekly workshop series in alternative arts-focused high schools throughout Los Angeles County. Resident teaching artists and classroom teacherswill teach visual and performing arts in coordination with exhibit and concerts at museums, theaters, and cultural centers in Los Angeles.
Hester Street Collaborative, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Ground Up design education program. Students at New York City public schools will study their built and social environments; gain art-making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills; and apply this knowledge and skill to the improvement of a public space in their school or neighborhood with a built project or art installation.
Holter Museum of Art, Inc.
To support Cultural Crossroads, a visual arts education program. Led by artists from diverse cultures, the program will offer students in kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to create art and interact with artwork at the museum, as well as explore the role of heritage and place as it shapes personal and cultural identity.
Idaho State Department of Education
To support ArtsPowered Schools Institute for Idaho elementary teachers, administrators, and teaching artists in partnership with the Idaho Commission on the Arts. During a week-long summer residential professional development session, teachers and teaching artists will gain skills to use the arts to increase literacy and promote creativity and critical thinking.
InsideOut Literary Arts Project
To support the Expanded Voices, a high school literary program. Teams of writers-in-residence will visit Detroit public high schools to present a literature program to enhance the schools' curriculum throughout the school year. Services will include year-long creative writing residencies in selected classes; creative writing teaching units developed with classroom teachers; guest authors; one-on-one mentoring in a writing center; assistance for students in writing college application essays; publication in literary journals; a city-wide youth writers conference; and public performances.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
To support a series of guest artist/faculty master classes in creative writing, dance, motion picture arts, music, theater arts, visual arts, and comparative arts for students attending Interlochen Arts Academy. Prominent guest artists who are in residence from one day to full semesters will offer students fresh ideas on their own musical and artistic interpretation, technique, and performance strategies.
Jack Straw Foundation (aka Jack Straw Productions) (Consortium)
To support Do Tell: Multicultural Family Stories, a multicultural audio arts program that serves Seattle and Tukwila Washington schools with highly diverse student populations. In partnership with Northwest Folklife, teams of artists will teach English Language Learners to write, perform, and record their own stories around family cultural traditions through workshops at the schools and in the Jack Straw Productions' recording studios.
Jacob Burns Film Center, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Minds in Motion, an animator-in-residence program. In partnership with Yonkers Public School District, professional animators will provide the opportunity for students to create an animated film and present their work to the community at a red carpet premiere.
Just Buffalo Literary Center, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Picturing Poetry, a program of multidisciplinary arts education in Buffalo Public Schools. In partnership with the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art, professional artist instructors will teach a 10-week literary and photographic arts program to 4th through 6th grade students both in person and online, leading to student creation of individual and collaborative works of art.
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
To support Growing Up Musical, a series of community music education programs. The project offers opportunities for community and school partners to receive a range of music learning experiences from professional musicians including in-class workshops, school-wide presentations, an instrument petting zoo, residencies, coaching, and classes in music theory and composition.
To support Educating the Creative Mind: Music, Arts and the Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Children in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. Participants will engage in a two-day summer professional development workshop to develop knowledge and skills for an arts-based interdisciplinary curriculum, be coached by arts mentors in their classrooms during the fall, and attend a project evaluation at a conference the following spring.
Learning By Design in Massachusetts, Inc.
To support Architecture: Teaching by Design. Using Boston architecture as a basis for observation and study, a core group of teachers and designers will plan and execute a series of professional development workshops for kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers from underserved area schools.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (on behalf of Lincoln Center Institute)
New York, NY
To support Lincoln Center Institute's (LCI) school partnerships. In each partner school, students will experience and study art with their classroom teachers and teaching artists who guide students in discovering and interpreting art by asking questions and practicing art at LCI's studio theater and New York art institutions.
Log Cabin Literary Center, Inc.
To support Writers in the Schools, a creative writing program for students and teachers. Professional teaching artists will lead year-long residencies in rural, urban, and alternative schools, including weekly, hour-long writing workshops to help students improve their writing and reading skills, develop a portfolio of work, and participate in ongoing peer critiques.
Los Angeles County Arts Commission (Consortium)
Los Angeles, CA
To support Arts for All Residency Grant Program, an innovative consortium with the Los Angeles County Office of Education that helps school districts devise and implement plans for teaching the arts to public school students. Professional artists will provide dance, music, theater, and visual arts residencies in kindergarten to 12th-grade classrooms.
Los Pleneros de la 21, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support school residencies that teach music, song, dance, and other traditional Puerto Rican cultural traditional expressions in partnership with Children's Aid Society. During an in-school and after-school program, traditional artists of Los Plenereos de la 21, led by NEA National Heritage Fellow Juan Gutiérrez, will teach kindergarten through 12th-grade students a curriculum of bomba and plena dance and music.
Luna Kids Dance
To support Dance Learning Institutes, providing professional development to dance teaching artists and classroom teachers. Through the Summer Institute and Advanced Summer Institutes, educators will improve their knowledge, skills, and understanding of how to engage students in kindergarten through 12th grade in standards-based dance learning, with follow-up professional development throughout the school year.
Madison Cultural Arts District (aka Overture Center for the Arts)
To support professional development training for teachers and teaching artists in aesthetic education and arts integration. In addition, the Overture Center's resident companies—the Madison Ballet, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison Opera, Children's Theater of Madison, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and Kanopy Dance—will provide interdisciplinary in-school and after-school residencies in 10 Madison Metropolitan School District elementary and middle schools.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
To support Summer Studios, an intensive 4-week summer visual arts program for high school students entering grades 11 and 12 to attend an intensive 4-week summer visual arts program. Students will participate in morning core classes that build a strong foundation in drawing, painting, and figurative sculpture. Students also will develop critical thinking skills through the study of art history, contemporary art, and current events, and take elective studio classes.
Matrix Theatre Company
To support STEAM: Theatre Arts at the Center of Environmental Science Learning. Designed in collaboration with the Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition, students will work with professional artists to create new plays and puppets to depict the local water ecosystem. Teaching artists, environmental educators, and classroom teachers will receive specialized training in arts integration strategies during professional development sessions.
To support Artistic Excellence Program, weekly, year-round music, dance, visual art classes for high school students in the School for Creative & Performing Arts in Cincinnati. The program will include private lessons, ensemble coaching, master classes with visiting artists, and artists in residence from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, and the Contemporary Arts Center.
Metropolitan Arts Council
To support SmartARTS Target, an arts integration project that will provide professional development for teachers and collaborations with teaching in their classrooms in Greenville County schools. Classroom teachers and artists will work together to plan and implement curriculum that supports standards-based learning in arts and other academic subjects.
Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Opera-Based Teaching and Learning in public elementary schools in New York City, New Jersey, and the greater Boston area. Composers, librettists, and other opera professionals will collaborate with classroom teachers to guide students through composing and performing their own operas.
Midori Foundation, Inc. (aka Midori & Friends)
New York, NY
To support Adventures in Making Music, year-long, in-school residencies providing instrumental music instruction for public school students. Program components include twice-weekly classes in strings, brass, percussion, guitar, and voice.
Missoula Writing Collaborative
To support Words Fly!, creative writing residencies for elementary students. In collaboration with classroom teachers, professional writers will lead students through a variety of writing exercises and help them to create a portfolio of work and present their work in public readings and in an anthology published by each participating school.
To support Stories Matter, a museum education project. Students will have the opportunity to work with acclaimed artist Dona Laurita for three months on several projects incorporating writing, photography, visual arts, and communication. Student-created art works will contribute to the museum's new traveling exhibit to be developed for local libraries and schools.
Motion Media Arts Center (aka Austin School of Film )
To support Cine Joven: Filmmaking in Spanish. With guidance from professional media artists, students will learn and create in all aspects of filmmaking through the episodic medium of telenovelas.
Music Haven, Inc.
New Haven, CT
To support a free, year-long, after-school music residency of the Haven String Quartet. Program components include twice-weekly instrumental music lessons, bi-monthly workshops, and mentoring from college students studying music.
National Dance Education Organization (Consortium)
Silver Spring, MD
To support Phase I of the DELTA project (Dance Entry Level Teacher's Exam), an online certification exam in dance to determine base-line competencies of entry level dance teachers applying for state K-12 licensure. In partnership with State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education, competencies tested will include dance content, education theory and practice, and performance.
National Dance Education Organization
Silver Spring, MD
To support the development of six online courses for the National Dance Education Organization Online Professional Development Institute. The courses will be targeted to dance educators and teaching artists working in higher education, K-12, private studios, performing arts organizations, and community centers.
New York Foundation for Architecture, Inc. (aka Center for Architecture Foundation)
New York, NY
To support Learning By Design: NY, design education residencies. The residencies will be held in K-12 public schools across New York City and the curriculum for each residency will be designed around each school's neighborhood.
Northampton Community College
To support a collaboration of teachers, artists, and pre-service teachers to teach arts and creative expression to children, ages two through six years in preschool, toddler classrooms, and kindergarten. The resident artists will lead children to use the arts to explore movement, pattern, proportion, and space.
Omaha Symphony Association
To support education and outreach programs, including Carnegie Hall's Link Up, Music Mentors, Choral Collaborative, and Education & Engagement Tour. Students will study and perform instrumental and choral music and have the opportunity to attend symphony concerts.
Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools
Santa Fe, NM
To support ArtWorks, a school-wide arts integration program for pre-K through 8th-grade students based on the Lincoln Center Institute model of integrative arts learning. Resident teaching artists will lead students in dance, theater, music, poetry, and visual arts lessons that are aligned with learning standards in arts and other core curriculum and enable a deep exploration of art by encouraging student inquiry.
Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County (aka Music Center)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Arts Integration Partnership, a professional development program designed to build capacity for sequential, integrated, standards-based arts instruction. Working in collaboration with teachers, principals, and students in a district-wide partnership, the project will support an institute for educators, curriculum planning meetings, classroom support, and field trips to see professional performances.
Performing Arts Center Trust, Inc. (aka Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts)
To support AileyCamp Miami, a six-week dance summer program for middle school students. Students learn the technical terms and skills of classical ballet, Horton-based modern dance, West African dance, and jazz; and also attend classes in creative communications and personal development.
Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc. (aka The New York Philharmonic) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the New York Philharmonic's School Partnership Program. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, the program includes year-long, in-school music residencies, attendance at New York Philharmonic concerts, and professional development for teachers and school administrators.
San Diego, CA
To support SEEDS (Stimulating Educational Excellence with Drama Standards), a playwriting residency program. Underserved middle and high school students will work with teaching artists in their classrooms to create original plays as a means to improve reading and vocabulary skills, culminating in a reading of students' work by professional actors.
Public Corporation for the Arts of the City of Long Beach (aka Arts Council for Long Beach)
Long Beach, CA
To support Eye on Design, a public art education program for third grade students in the Long Beach Unified School District. During the 15-week program, artists-in-residence and community arts organizations will teach students about local history, public art, architecture, and design, leading to student design and creation of public art mosaics for their schools.
Puppetry in Practice, Inc.
To support Bridging Brooklyn: A Journey Through Time, an in-school theater and professional development program. Students and teachers will use an interdisciplinary theater approach to explore the history and impact of the Brooklyn Bridge on their neighborhood.
Renaissance Arts Academy (aka RenArts)
Los Angeles, CA
To support tuition-free music and dance instruction and ensemble programs for northeast Los Angeles middle and high school students who have had no previous training. The Renaissance Arts Academy facility becomes The Conservatory from 3:30-5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, from October-August for students from diverse ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds to study a performing arts curricula designed to create ongoing engagement with music and dance.
San Francisco Arts Commission (on behalf of San Francisco WritersCorp)
San Francisco, CA
To support WritersCorps, a creative writing program for at-risk youth in underserved public schools. Working primarily in language arts classrooms and using creative writing activities thematically linked to literature, writers will work in under-performing schools for approximately eight months to supplement the curricula and strengthen students' writing skills.
Seattle Arts and Lectures, Inc.
To support Writers in the Schools, a residency and professional development program for students and their teachers. Working with professional writers-in-residence throughout the year, students will focus on creative writing and performance; read their poems, plays, and stories in school and for their community; and produce anthologies that will showcase each school's student work. In addition, teachers will participate in hands-on professional development workshops.
Seattle Repertory Theatre (Consortium)
To support Bringing Theatre Into the Classroom, a professional development program for teachers. Designed and implemented partnership with the Seattle Children's Theatre and Book-It Repertory Theatre, the project will provide summer professional development and follow-up classroom residencies in which professional artists and teachers integrate theater education and concepts of literacy into their classroom curriculum.
Shakespeare & Company, Inc.
To support the Fall Festival of Shakespeare, a theater arts residency program. The series of classroom and after-school sessions will focus on a language-based exploration of a Shakespearean play through master classes, rehearsals, text analysis, and student performances, as well as professional development for classroom teachers.
Sonoran Art Foundation, Inc. (aka Sonoran Glass Art Academy)
To support the Youth Glass Arts Education Program. Students will learn centuries-old glass making techniques, how to properly use tools and equipment, application of various coloring methods, and how to create a wide range of forms.
Spanish Dance Arts Company, Inc. (aka Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support Flamenco for Disabled Teens. In partnership with the New York City Board of Education – District 75 students with a range of disabilities will learn flamenco style dance through workshops with professional dancers.
Spiral Q Puppet Theater
To support school residencies in puppetry arts for kindergarten through eighth-grade students in Philadelphia public elementary schools. Teaching artists will introduce students to the process of constructing large-scale puppets using recycled and found materials; teach basic knowledge in color theory, sculpture, painting, puppet theater performance, as well as the social contexts of the art of puppetry throughout the world.
Spy Hop Productions, Inc. (Consortium)
Salt Lake City, UT
To support Sending Messages, a radio documentary podcast project for youth enrolled in juvenile detention programs throughout Salt Lake Valley. In partnership with the Utah State Office of Education, the project will provide a creative platform and mentorship program for youth to share their stories, express themselves artistically, and think creatively while earning high school arts credit.
St. Louis Children\'s Choirs
St. Louis, MO
To support Music Teacher Workshop--Choral Conducting for Student Learning & Engagement, a three day workshop for choral conductors led by clinician/conductor Elena Sharkova. Participants will learn classroom and rehearsal techniques, repertoire selection for young voices, score analysis, and age-appropriate vocal development with demonstration choirs from the St. Louis Children's Choirs.
Stockton Symphony Association, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Harmony Stockton, a free, daily, after-school music program for third, fourth and fifth grade students at Marshall Elementary School. In partnership with Stockton Unified School Distict, students will participate in intensive music classes such as Fundamentals of Music, which emphasizes ear training, rhythm, singing, and listening, and and String Instrument Instruction, which includes guided practice sessions on string instruments.
Street Poets, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
To support Street Poets Poetry Project, poetry writing classes targeted to high-risk youth in juvenile detention centers, continuation schools, public high schools, and community centers. Through writing workshops, field trips to live poetry performances, discussion groups, camps, and publication of their own work, professional artists will introduce youth to a wide range of poetry, teach creative writing, and help youth develop their artistic voice.
Streetside Stories, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support Growing Up With the Arts Project. Workshops with sequential, engaging art programs in reading, writing, and expressing stories dramatically or through digital photography will be offered to kindergarten to 12th-grade students during and after school.
Suzuki-Orff School for Young Musicians (aka Suzuki-Orff School of Music)
To support ¡Aplaud, Canta, y LEE! (Clap, Sing, and Read!). In collaboration with the National Museum of Mexican Art and two public schools serving the Hispanic community, a music teaching artist and a folk arts teaching artist will partner to provide weekly classes to teach music skills through culturally relevant stories, books, songs, and rhymes.
TADA! Theatre and Dance Alliance Inc. (aka TADA! Youth Theater)
New York, NY
To support the Musical Theater Writing Residency Program. Under the tutelage of teaching artists and their regular classroom teachers, students will learn to integrate social studies topics with the research, writing, rehearsal, and performance of an original musical based on a topic relevant to their cultural backgrounds.
Teachers and Writers Collaborative (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the Writers in the Schools Alliance Digital Resource Center, online professional development tools for teaching artists. Designed and implemented with Writers in the Schools Houston, the project will improve teaching skills, disseminate information, and provide increased communications capacity through a blog, linked discussion forum, webinars, video consultations, a searchable database of archived teaching materials, and an online anthology of student writing.
Texas Folklife Resources
To support Stories From Deep in the Heart, a year-long folklore, radio journalism, and audio art program for Austin high school students and teachers. Folklorists and professional radio journalists will teach high school students to research, interview, and document folk arts and traditions in their families and communities and create short, broadcast-quality audio essays.
Tribeca Film Institute (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support Tribeca Teaches, a media arts education program. In partnership with the non-profit community service organization CAMBA, Inc., this in-school and after-school residency program is designed to give young people the filmmaking skills they need to tell their own stories and explore critical connections between their personal experiences, school curricula, and wider communities.
University of Missouri at Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
To support Conservatory in the Schools. Professional musicians and graduate students provide master classes, individual lessons, and classes to students through three programs: Composers in the Schools, Musical Bridges, and Ensembles in the Schools.
Upstream Arts, Inc.
To support music, dance, and theater residencies in special education classrooms of Minneapolis Public elementary, middle, and high schools for students ages 5 to 18 with cognitive, developmental, behavioral, emotional, and physical disabilities. Specially-trained professional actors, dancers, and musicians will lead interactive weekly activities based on a curriculum designed with district arts and special education specialists to teach the fundamentals of arts forms while developing and strengthening social and communication skills.
Urban Arts Partnership
New York, NY
To support My Medium, My Message: Critical Response. The project will provide foundational design experiences in the fields of animation, film, digital photography, and music production for high school students.
Urban Youth Harp Ensemble, Inc.
East Point, GA
To support the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble. The program provides daily harp instruction to students at Carver School of the Arts, and is designed to teach harp technique, music theory, and music history.
Vermont Youth Orchestra Association
To support Community Outreach and Engagement. The program includes professional development for school and studio music teachers, in-school performances by professional ensembles, music coaching for students, free instruments, master classes, and advanced music study for students.
Washington State Arts Commission (Consortium)
To support Teaching Artist Training Lab, an eight-month professional development program in partnership with Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs for a cohort of teaching artists working in a variety of artistic disciplines. Master teaching artists will lead experiential workshops and follow-up sessions to support innovative practices in planning, implementing, and assessing standards-aligned arts lessons that will to improve and expand quality arts learning experiences for K-12 students in Washington State.
To support Kidspace, a visual arts education program. The program will offer students the opportunity to study and make visual art under the direction of professional artists and provide numerous professional development opportunities for teachers.
Writers In the Schools
To support The Story of Us, year-long creative writing workshops for students. Professional writers will visit classrooms to provide instruction on the creative writing processes of brainstorming, drafting, editing, revising, and publishing; students will have writing opportunities each day, take a field trip to a cultural venue, perform in classroom readings at the end of the year, and be published in an anthology of student writing.
Young Audiences of New Orleans, Inc.
New Orleans, LA
To support a series of online seminar and critique sessions for a professional development program for teachers and teaching artists across Louisiana, Mississippi, and in Knoxville, Tennessee. The project will provide extensive training and ongoing support in the use of improvisational theater games to engage students in learning subject matter from Common Core Standards in English, theater arts, and other subjects, as well as key developmental and 21st-century workplace skills.
Young Audiences, Inc. (aka Young Audiences Arts for Learning) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support Immersive Game Design: A 21st-Century Learning Strategy, a digital gaming initiative for middle and high school students. In partnership with the Laguna College of Art and Design, students will learn how to build a game from start to finish, working collaboratively with guidance from their classroom teachers and multidisciplinary artists. During the school year, three Young Audiences (YA) affiliate sites--YA of Northeast Ohio, Arts Partners Wichita, and YA of Indiana--will field test the program.
Young Musicians Foundation
Beverly Hills, CA
To support the Music Mentors Program. Youth in the Debut Orchestra will serve as mentors in instrumental music to sixth graders at Lennox Middle School After-School Program (LEAP). The Debut Orchestra mentors will attend professional development workshops covering fundamentals of mentoring, principles of youth development, and teaching strategies and will provide music instruction to the middle school students weekly for 32 weeks.
Young Playwrights\' Theater, Inc.
To support the In-School Playwriting Program. Teaching artists will provide interactive workshops in which students learn to craft a play using improvisation, writing, editing, rehearsal, and performance. Each student will then write a short play, which will be performed by professional actors in the classroom to help students revise their work. Select student work will be presented at the New Play Festival at Gala Hispanic Theater.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506