Local Arts Agencies: FY 2010 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
Access to Artistic Excellence
(March 12, 2009 deadline)
Alliance for Audience (aka ShowUp.com)
To support ShowUp.com, an audience-building initiative. ShowUp.com provides a series of coordinated marketing services including a comprehensive online calendar of events, e-mail newsletter, regional museum pass, and online ticket services promoting the region's arts and cultural organizations.
Americans for the Arts, Inc.
To support a series of webinars, professional development forums, and presentations at national arts leadership meetings. These activities will assist local arts agencies and other arts-related entities re-tool their business and organizational practices to function effectively in a new economic environment.
Americans for the Arts, Inc. (Consortium)
To support training and professional development for members of the State Arts Action Network (SAAN). In partnership with the Kentucky Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, the project will provide technical assistance and training to strengthen SAAN members' organizational capacity and their ability to deliver services.
Arts & Business Council of Chicago
To support a series of clinics associated with the Business Essentials for the Arts workshop program. These hands-on marketing clinics will be made available to arts and cultural organizations throughout metropolitan Chicago.
Arts & Business Council of Miami, Inc.
To support Bravo: Boomers and Retired Arts Volunteers. Bravo will connect arts organizations in South Florida with retired business executives and professionals who will share their skills as volunteers and their time as pro bono consultants.
Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island
To support the Cultural Partnership Initiative. The Initiative will expand ArtTix, a centralized audience development program for Rhode Island arts and cultural groups.
Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, Inc.
To support a cultural planning process for the 10-county greater Rochester region. The planning process will identify priorities and strategies for arts and culture and build community consensus around the integration of the arts with other regional industries in the greater Rochester area.
Arts Extension Institute, Inc.
To support the LAA Fundamentals Training Series, a professional development series for local arts agency staff. The series will include online and face-to-face training sessions, as well as the use of workbooks specifically developed for this training.
Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, Inc.
To support the design and launch of an interactive Web-based guide to cultural events in the greater Spartanburg, South Carolina, area. SpartanburgCultureGuide.com will provide an online arts calendar, information center, and ticketing service for use by Spartanburg and surrounding area residents and visitors.
To support the Audience Development Initiative (ADI) to develop the long-term sustainability of the arts in the greater Memphis community. The multi-faceted ADI will include workshops on audience development, an improved ticketing system, website enhancement, and the production of videos featuring local artists to be broadcast on ArtsMemphis's website and populated through YouTube.
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc.
To support the studio production, distribution and marketing of CDs for "under the radar" Bronx artists as part of the Bronx Indie Professional Development Series.
Broward County Board of County Commissioners (aka Broward County Cultural Division)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
To support the design and implementation of a series of specialized professional development workshops and services. The workshops will focus on enhancing the management acumen and professional skills of local arts and cultural leaders.
City of Austin, Texas (on behalf of Cultural Arts Division)
To support a workshop and speaker series that will culminate in a conference. The workshop and speaker series targets Austin nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.
Corporate Council for the Arts (aka ArtsFund)
To support the redesign of ArtsFund's TakePartInArt.org website. The project will expand the website's use as a centralized calendar of arts and cultural offerings in King and Pierce Counties of Washington state.
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
To support technological upgrades to and increase public awareness of two electronic marketing initiatives: PhillyFunGuide.com and FunSavers. PhillyFunGuide.com is the region's leading online entertainment event calendar and FunSavers is a discount ticket program with more than 72,000 weekly subscribers.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
To support ProArtsTickets, a centralized box office and marketing database service. The service provides subscription, group, and single-ticket sales via telephone and a secure website, as well as targeted information for direct-marketing campaigns to approximately 50 small and midsized arts organizations in the Pittsburgh area.
Ink People, Inc. (aka The Ink People Center for the Arts)
To support the DreamMaker Program: Creating Healthy Communities through Arts and Culture, an arts incubator program. The DreamMaker Program provides peer support, technical assistance, a series of nonprofit management workshops, and individualized training for Humboldt County cultural groups.
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Cultivate/Create Initiative. The regranting program will award Los Angeles County arts organizations grants to increase their capacity.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's 2010 Summer Institute for Individual Artists. In partnership with Creative Capital, the professional development program will provide intensive training to individual artists.
Queens Council on the Arts, Inc.
To support the Individual Artist Initiative Peer Leadership Circle. The annual artistic professional development program strengthens and develops the professional careers of Queens-based artists across disciplines.
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the enhancement of services and data management systems. Improved systems will allow Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts to better serve the thousands of constituent artists and arts organizations it assists annually.
Number of Grants: 21 Total Amount: $740,000
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506