Presenting: FY 2007 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
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(March 13, 2006 deadline)
18th Street Arts Complex
Santa Monica, CA
To support the 2007 Residency Program. American and international artists will be hosted for periods ranging from one month to one year.
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
New York, NY
To support commissioning, long-term residencies, and presentation of the WaterWorks and Harlem Stride series. Commissioned artists will create and perform new works and other artists will participate in residencies that will advance the development of new works scheduled for production in the following season.
Anchorage Concert Association, Inc.
To support the Alaskan premieres of artists in the 2007 season. Each artist will provide public performances and educational and outreach activities for local students, audiences, and various community groups.
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Inc.
Red Wing, MN
To support residencies for visual artists and writers. Resident artists will have access to studios, a printmaking shop, and a press and type foundry; supplies, materials, and a stipend also will be provided.
Arizona State University (on behalf of ASU Public Events)
To support the ASU Public Event presentation of the Connecting Communities Series. Performances and residencies will include theater ensemble SITI Company, choreographer Robert Moses Kin, British poet and performer Lemn Sissay and theater performer Peter Reder, choreographer Liz Lerman, spoken-word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and the Philip Glass Ensemble.
Asia Society (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the commissioning and presentation of a multimedia work based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. A collaboration with the Golden Sun Foundation in Boulder, Colorado, the work will incorporate live music, projected digital images, and spoken text.
Atlantic Center for the Arts, Inc.
New Smyrna Beach, FL
To support interdisciplinary residencies for emerging and mid-career artists. Distinguished artists working in the disciplines of visual, literary, and performing arts will collaborate with each other.
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Inc. (aka BAM)
To support the annual Next Wave Festival. Now in its 25th year, the festival will feature performances in all disciplines with an emphasis on contemporary and international work.
Brooklyn Information & Culture, Inc. (on behalf of Celebrate Brooklyn!)
To support the American Roots series, part of the 28th season of the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival in Prospect Park. The series will explore the American experience through free music and dance performances.
Builders Association, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the presentation of the newly completed trilogy: Jet Lag (1998), Alladeen (2003), and Super Vision (2005). The three works build on each other, developed on the central philosophical theme about how media and technology have had an impact on global culture.
California Institute of the Arts (aka CalArts)
To support the 2007 REDCAT Intersections Initiative. The project will feature a series of residencies, performances, and exhibitions.
Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas (aka CD Forum)
To support the presentation of Carl Hancock Rux's The No Black Male Show and Daniel Bernard Roumain's Vision Blinding. The performances will be accompanied by numerous outreach activities.
Chicago Humanities Festival
To support the 2007 Chicago Humanities Festival. Approximately 350 performers, writers, musicians, and visual artists will create work, perform, and participate in symposia centered on the issue of global warming.
Contemporary Arts Center
New Orleans, LA
To support the creation and presentation of works addressing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The project will serve as a forum for residents and displaced New Orleanians and contribute to the healing process.
Corporation of Yaddo
Saratoga Springs, NY
To support a series of creative residencies for professional artists working in literature, music, visual arts, media, and performance. Artists will receive housing, meals, studio, and workspace for as long as one month.
Dance Brigade: A New Group from Wallflower Order (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support a commissioned work and a site-specific performance at San Francisco International Airport. In collaboration with QCC: Center for GLBT Art and Culture, choreographer Joanna Haigood, filmmaker Julie Dash, and composer/instrument maker Walter Kitundu will create and perform Departure and Arrival.
Dartmouth College (on behalf of Hopkins Center for the Arts)
To support the Visiting Performing Artist Series at the Hopkins Center. Residencies will feature presentations of new and existing works by theater artists, dance companies, choreographers, and musicians from around the world.
To support the commissioning and presentation of new works. The project will include visual arts exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, and educational activities.
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
To support artist residencies. The project will provide studios, living accommodations, meals, and professional assistance to American writers, composers, choreographers, and media and visual artists.
Experimental Sound Studio
To support the Artists Residency Program and the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. The project will provide local sound artists with residencies to create and present new sonic art works.
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Inc.
To support the Residency Fellowship Program for emerging artists. Visual artists and writers will receive housing, studios, and a monthly stipend during their residencies.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Ltd.
To support the commissioning and presentation of dance, music, and theater works. Each of the presentations will be accompanied by related public events, such as discussions, lecture-demonstrations, workshops, and open rehearsals.
Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education
To support a series of residencies for artists working in a variety of media. Residency periods will range from one to six weeks in length.
Hallwalls, Inc. (aka Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center)
To support the Artist in Residence Project for the creation and presentation of new works. Artists will receive stipends; allotments for materials, fabrication, and workspace; access to equipment and technical support; and opportunities for public presentation and interaction with local artists and community members.
New York, NY
To support the Creative Residency Program in Technology and New Media. Participating artists will receive studio time, technical support, and public presentations of their work.
Headlands Center for the Arts (aka Headlands)
To support residencies for emerging and mid-career artists. Resident artists will receive monthly stipends, living quarters, meals, travel expenses, and studio space in which to create new work, investigate surrounding communities, and share ideas and their works with other artists.
Henry Lee Willis Community Center (aka Willis Center)
To support the African American Festival Series. Activities will include exhibitions, humanities programs, and performances.
To support the development and production of The General Project. The silent film The General, starring Buster Keaton, will be presented with live, period-music accompaniment from the Civil War era performed on authentic instruments.
Hip Hop Theatre Junction (aka Hip-Hop Theater Festival)
To support the production and presentation of hip-hop festivals in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington, DC. The 2007 festivals will feature works based in dance, musical theater, theater, and staged readings of works-in-progress.
Immaterial Incorporated (aka Cabinet Magazine)
To support artist fees and production costs for the art journal Cabinet Magazine. The quarterly publication features the work of contemporary artists and essays on art and culture.
Jack Straw Foundation (aka Jack Straw Productions)
To support a residency program focusing on the creation of new audio art works. State-of-the-art space as well as technical and artistic resources will be made available to West Coast artists who work in diverse disciplines.
Jefferson Center Foundation, Ltd. (Consortium)
To support the presentation of The Blind Leading..., a work that explores blindness and creativity. In collaboration with the Virginia Association of the Blind, project components will include performances, films screenings, and a colloquium with workshops on audio description.
Kings Majestic Corporation (aka 651 ARTS)
To support a series at 651 ARTS of performances and residencies by international and United States artists. Educational and outreach activities will be provided for public schools and community-based organizations.
Lehigh University (on behalf of Zoellner Arts Center)
To support the Zoellner Arts Center's commissioning project, a multidisciplinary performance work titled Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions. Composer Steven Sametz and choreographer Pascal Rioult will collaborate with local dance students.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support performances and related activities of Lincoln Center Festival 2007. The summer festival will feature international performing art works as well as symposia, discussions, and lectures that complement the presentations.
MacDowell Colony, Inc.
To support first-time artists' residencies. Artists will be provided a working studio and room and board for as long as two months.
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc. (aka MASS MoCA)
North Adams, MA
To support a series of performances, exhibitions, residencies, and media screenings. Participating artists will include the British artist collective Stan's Café, choreographer David Neumann, and Dutch visual artist Dre Wapenaar.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support the creation and presentation of Representa! In collaboration with La Pea Cultural Center, writer/performer Paul S. Flores, Cuban American rap artist Julio Cardenas, and writer/performer Danny Hoch will perform a bilingual work offering a new perspective on United States and Cuban relations.
Montalvo Association (aka Montalvo Center for the Arts)
To support residencies for emerging and mid-career artists working in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Arrangements will be made for artists to present or exhibit their work at Villa Montalvo and other Bay Area venues.
Montclair State University Foundation, Inc.
Upper Montclair, NJ
To support a series of performances and residencies during the Arts and Cultural Programming season. Activities will include master classes, workshops, and post-performance discussions.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center Corporation
To support Sounds of the City, a free outdoor summer concert series. Emerging and established local artists will be showcased in a variety of musical genres.
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
Staten Island, NY
To support newly commissioned artwork for the Turbulence Web site and performances at the 2007 Boston Cyberarts Festival. The project will provide for the creation, presentation, and distribution of new Internet-based works by nationally recognized artists.
San Francisco, CA
To support residencies for established and emerging performing artists. The theater will provide rehearsal space, technical support, production assistance, and performance opportunities.
On the Boards
To support the New Performance Series and the Under the Boards outreach programs. Related activities will include master classes for artists, demonstrations, post-performance question-and-answer sessions, online audio interviews with artists, a performance blog, and workshops.
Performance Space 122, Inc. (aka P.S. 122)
New York, NY
To support the Best of Boroughs festival. Performing artists from New York City's five boroughs will be chosen to create and present new work.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival
To support the commissioning and presentation of works at the Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festivals. Artists will perform new and existing works and participate in panel discussions, master classes, and post-performance discussions.
Lake Forest, IL
To support residencies for artists from Chicago's underserved communities. Artists working in the visual arts, performing arts, and literature will receive lodging, studios, meals, and stipends.
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley
To support the Masters Series. International master artists will perform in the series and participate in pre-performance lectures and student matinee sessions.
Regents of the University of California at Davis
To support Works from the Pacific Rim for the New California. Performances by Asian artists about Asian culture will take place in 2007 and will be supplemented by educational activities.
Regents of the University of California at Los Angeles (on behalf of UCLA Live)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the International Theatre Festival. Performances will feature artists and ensembles that extend the boundaries of theater by using unique combinations of media and innovative approaches to historic literary and dramatic texts.
Regional Performing Arts Center, Inc. (aka Kimmel Center, Inc.)
To support the Kimmel Center's performing arts series A World of Music and Dance. Activities will include performances, workshops, panel discussions, student matinees, and artists' casual discussions.
Ridge Street Theatre, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the creation and presentation of a multidisciplinary work titled Who Killed Erdnase? Based on the life of early 20th-century magician S.W. Erdnase, the work will include elements of theater, film, music, and literature.
San Francisco Performances, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the presentation of chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals, jazz, and contemporary dance. Related workshops and lectures will help audiences increase their understanding and enjoyment of the live performances.
Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe, NM
To support the Artists and Writers Residencies Program. Emerging and mid-career artists will be provided space in which to live and work while they focus on the creation of new work. As many as 30 artists will be hosted for periods of one to three months and will participate in open studio visits, workshops, and lectures.
Scottsdale Cultural Council (aka Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts)
To support performing artists' presentations and community engagement activities and discussions. The project is designed to connect audiences with performers and to foster the exchange of ideas among the participants on important issues of our time.
Seattle Theatre Group
To support a multidisciplinary presenting series, including silent film screenings, and musical theater, dance, and music performances. Outreach activities, such as lecture-demonstrations, master classes, and open rehearsals at local schools and community centers, will complement the performances.
Spoleto Festival USA
To support a series of performances by established and emerging artists. Presentations will include a range of multidisciplinary work, juxtaposing traditional repertoire with the new, and will be accompanied by outreach and audience development activities.
St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts, Inc. (aka Arts at St. Ann's)
To support the New Work Development Initiative. Project activities will include commissioning and production support for music and theater artists.
Syracuse Children's Chorus, Inc.
To support the creation of a multidisciplinary work involving puppetry, choral music, and literature. In collaboration with children's author Bruce Coville and Open Hand Theater, the work will celebrate the American tradition of shape note singing.
Tigertail Productions, Inc.
To support the production and presentation of a series of performances and outreach activities. The series will include week-long artist residencies, dance and music performances, panel discussions, workshops, and outreach activities targeting Miami's diverse Caribbean, Central American, and South American communities.
University Musical Society
Ann Arbor, MI
To support the Festival of Mexico and the Americas. Performances and community engagement programs will focus on the Mexican, Central American, and South American communities.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (on behalf of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts)
To support the second Wall to Wall Guitar Festival. Performances by local, national, and international guitarists will be complemented by presentations involving video, multimedia, literature, and visual arts exhibitions related to the guitar.
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
To support Conflict and Creativity. The series of residencies, performances, and community conversations will explore the impact of political and social turmoil on young foreign artists from Brazil, Israel, and Taiwan.
University of Maryland at College Park (on behalf of Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)
College Park, MD
To support Cultural Fault Lines, a series of residencies exploring the tensions between cultural traditions and contemporary expressions. Activities of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center will engage audiences, students, and the community in performances, master classes, discussions, symposia, and workshops.
University of Washington (on behalf of UW World Series)
To support a series of performances and educational activities by international artists. Performers from Australia, Brazil, China, Honduras, and Tuva will provide audiences with opportunities to experience unique traditions and diverse art forms.
Vermont Studio Center, Inc.
To support one-month residencies for visual and literary artists. Accommodations will include living quarters, private studios, meals, and stipends.
Virginia Arts Festival, Inc.
To support Jamestown 2007: A Cultural Celebration of our Nation's Birth. Activities will include commissions, performances, and the expansion of a training institute for emerging composers.
Vista 360, Inc.
To support Homage to Mt. Fuji Festival. Highlights of the project include performances; installation of the Earth Harp, one of the Ensemble's musical instruments with strings 400 feet long; and a residency by MASS Ensemble.
VSA arts of New Mexico, Inc.
To support the Out of the Ordinary Festival. Performances, literary events, exhibitions, and film screenings by artists and about people with disabilities.
Walker Art Center, Inc.
To support Creative Infusion: Building New Performance in Community. Large-scale, commissioned projects will support artists in the on-site creation and presentation of new work.
Washington Performing Arts Society (Consortium)
To support ArteAmericA. In partnership with GALA Hispanic Theatre, the project will include performances and residencies celebrating Latino cultures throughout the Americas.
Wexner Center Foundation (aka Wexner Center for the Arts)
To support an artist residency program. The program will provide technical and professional support for the creation, completion, and presentation of works in the visual, performing, and media arts.
Yerba Buena Arts & Events
San Francisco, CA
To support the 2007 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. The project will connect the diverse communities of the Bay area in shared arts and cultural experiences presented by several local organizations.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
To support a series of multidisciplinary projects. The programs of film, visual, and performance work will be presented in conjunction with curatorial themes that aim to contextualize the season's offerings.
Youth Speaks, Inc. (aka Youth Speaks/The Living Word Project) (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support a commissioned work, War Peace: Homeland. In collaboration with San Francisco Jazz, the spoken-word musical theater work will reunite the American forms of jazz, tap, and poetry in the context of the 21st century.
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