Local Arts Agencies: FY 2006 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Access to Artistic Excellence | Access to Artistic Excellence II | Panelists
Access to Artistic Excellence
(March 14, 2005 deadline)
Arts Council, Inc.
To support a needs assessment and cultural inventory as preliminary steps toward the development of a cultural plan. The project will include the creation of a comprehensive catalogue of Martin County arts and cultural assets, an economic impact statement, and a needs assessment using both qualitative interviews and a quantitative survey to solicit comments from the general public.
Boulder County Arts Alliance
To support an audience development initiative for Boulder County. Select cultural organizations--including the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and Old Firehouse Arts Center--will participate in a planning process designed to better coordinate audience development strategies.
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc.
To support the Artist Venture Initiative. This pilot program will introduce Web-based marketing for approximately 40 artists who have previously received support through Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) artist initiatives.
Broward County Board of County Commissioners (on behalf of Cultural Affairs Division)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
To support an e-marketing program, a regional shared calendar database, and electronic advertisements for cultural events and organizations. Arts programming within the South Florida counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach will be highlighted in this multi-pronged marketing initiative.
Brunswick Area Arts & Cultural Alliance (Midcoast REACH)
To support a Creative Communities Institute. The Institute will assist residents of Maine's midcoast in the development of a plan to expand the region's arts, culture, and heritage activities.
City of Austin, Texas (on behalf of Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office, Cultural Arts Division)
To support a community-wide cultural planning process. The Cultural Arts Division will work with a broad range of cultural industry resources in the development of a plan to strengthen and sustain Austin's fast-growing arts resources. Serving a population of 1.3 million, the Cultural Arts Division supported nearly 200 artists and cultural organizations last year.
City Cultural Commission (aka Art-Speak)
To support an arts district planning process. This arts district planning study will build on priorities articulated in the current citywide cultural and master plans and will lead to the development of the Islington Street Arts District.
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
To support an electronic marketing initiative. The two-part initiative includes an online events calendar, PhillyFunGuide.com, and FunSavers, an e-mail program offering last minute, half-price tickets for events by the region's nonprofit cultural organizations.
Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation
To support Peer Coaching Circles. With the guidance of trained facilitators, Illinois-based local arts agency staff members will acquire skills enabling them to better meet operational challenges. Peer Coaching Circles will be provided in up to eight communities with limited access to professional development opportunities.
Kentucky Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (Arts Kentucky)
To support the Kentucky Peer Advisory Network (KPAN). KPAN provides low-cost technical assistance to nonprofit arts organizations, community groups, and schools that offer arts programming throughout Kentucky.
Metropolitan Arts Council of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
To support the Collaborative Cultural Audience Development Initiative. A consultant will work with arts organizations within the Council's Missouri and Kansas service area to refine or develop marketing plans, implement collaborative efforts, and measure the results of these activities.
Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies
Ann Arbor, MI
To support a series of state-wide workshops focusing on arts management, economic development, and cultural leadership initiatives. Regional and state-wide meetings will provide direct services for cultural arts staff, boards, and volunteers.
Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies
To support online services including audience development and marketing for rural community arts agencies. Participating organizations will receive assistance in the development of Web sites for their organizations, as well as access to the information and services provided by the Association.
South Dakotans for the Arts (Consortium)
A consortium project to support the Prairie Arts Management Institute (PAMI). In partnership with the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies, PAMI provides intensive training for executive directors and staff of small and mid-sized arts organizations from the "prairie states" of Middle America.
Tucson Pima Arts Council, Inc.
To support An Action Plan for Southern Arizona's Cultural Economy. The planning process will include a needs assessment and cultural inventory of Tucson and Pima County, followed by the development of an actionable plan.
Access to Artistic Excellence II
(August 15, 2005 deadline)
Americans for the Arts, Inc.
To support professional development activities through the Public Art Network (PAN). Activities targeted to public art practitioners will include implementation of a digital process for artists' submissions to Year in Review, creation of an online gallery, a series of commissions of temporary public art, and related opportunitities through PAN.
Arts Center of the Capital Region (aka Arts Center Council)
To support exhibitions, workshops, and master classes exploring the region's ceramic arts heritage. Two exhibitions will be held concurrently, one developed in collaboration with the collections staff at the Rensselaer County Historical Society and the other guided by guest curator, Thomas Piche that will showcase the area's leading contemporary ceramic artists.
Arts Clayton, Inc.
To support a mural project as part of the City Jonesboro's downtown revitalization efforts. Muralist Cheryl Mann Hardin will be hired to develop and document design standards for a series of murals and conduct master classes for a network of artists who will assist her in the creation of the proposed mural series.
Arts Council of Indianapolis, Inc.
To support Public Art Locator. The documentation of Indianapolis public art will consist of new photo-based artwork, a printed book and map, and an online information center. The project is intended to preserve the historic context in which these works were created and provide information about their significance.
Arts Council of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
To support the MasterWorks Residencies. Clay sculptor Jean-Pierre Larocque and potter Lisa Orr will be in residence at Louisiana ArtWorks and will conduct workshops for university visual arts students and practicing artists, as well as provide public demonstrations of their craft.
Arts Council Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
To support the Community Arts Fund (CAF). The CAF is one of the Arts Council's core granting programs providing support to Santa Clara County's emerging community-based arts organizations.
City of Charleston, South Carolina (on behalf of Office of Cultural Affairs)
To support the tour of opera productions for rural Low Country audiences. Concerts and related outreach activities featuring selections from Piccolo Spoleto Festival's 2007 Spotlight Series will be presented in rural South Carolina locations.
City of El Paso, Texas (on behalf of Arts and Culture Department)
El Paso, TX
To support the Music Under the Stars concert series. Admission-free concerts featuring diverse musical styles by regionally and nationally recognized artists are presented at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater.
City of Santa Fe, New Mexico (aka City of Santa Fe Arts Commission) (on behalf of Arts Commission) (Consortium)
Santa Fe, NM
To support the consortium project Cultural Voices. In partnership with the Museum of International Folk Art, Cultural Voices will showcase Santa Fe's diverse artistic and cultural resources.
Cultural Development Authority of King County
To support the King County Performance Network. Building on an eight-year history of presenting contemporary performances, site-specific arts events will be commissioned for presentation at suburban and rural venues.
Denver Office of Cultural Affairs
To support Doors Open Denver The project will provide self-guided and expert-led tours surveying Denver's historic and modern architecture.
Fulton County Arts Council
To support the 2006 South African Partnership. Activities in cooperation with South Africa's Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers will include producing a catalogue of works from the Council's Caversham Fellows and their South African peers, publishing an anthology, mounting a visual arts exhibition, and hosting artist residencies.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
To support activities of the Office of Public Art Project. Activities will include the development of a public art walking tour, a conservation assessment of municipal public art, development of a public art registry, and a related lecture series.
Lexington Arts & Cultural Council (aka LexArts)
To support the consortium project In This Place. In partnership with the Pick Up Performance Company of New York, site-specific public theater expressing lesser-known histories of the city of Lexington will be created.
Minot Area Council of the Arts
To support Celebrate Diversity. This series of public and in-school performances and workshops will feature Chuchumbe of Veracruz, Mexico, and Esta, an Israeli music ensemble.
Northampton Arts Council
To support a series of musical presentations exploring Puerto Rican mountain music. Guest artists from Puerto Rico, Ecos de Borinquen and Grupo Mapeye, and local artist Jose Gonzales will perform and present workshops on this art form known as the jibaro that was created by Puerto Rican rural sharecroppers.
Quad City Arts, Inc.
Rock Island, IL
To support the Visiting Artist Series (VAS). The VAS presents artists of national and international acclaim to the Midwest, offering residents of a six-county, two-state region the opportunity to see world class artists.
Westchester Arts Council, Inc.
White Plains, NY
To support the commission of a mural by artist Richard Haas. Haas' proposed work would grace an exterior wall of a sculpture court within Arts Exchange, a mutli-use cultural facility owned and operated by the Arts Council.
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