Visual Arts: FY 2008 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
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(March 12, 2007 deadline)
Aperture Foundation, Inc. (aka Aperture)
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Abstraction in Photography, with accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will examine contemporary abstraction through the works of as many as 30 artists in connection with pivotal moments in the works of 19th- and 20th-century artists.
Art Papers, Inc.
To support reviews of contemporary artists' work in the journal Art Papers. The reviews section includes an average of 32 articles by writers, many of whom will be published for the first time.
ArtLies (aka ARTLIES - The Texas Art Journal)
To support the reviews section of the journal ArtLies. A quarterly publication that covers the visual arts in Texas, ArtLies includes an average of 20 reviews per issue and is distributed in more than 30 Texas cities and towns.
Ballroom Cultural Arts Foundation (aka Ballroom Marfa)
To support the Marfa Sessions. A curated series of installation sound works, the project seeks to amplify the city of Marfa itself, calling the audience to "tune into" what is usually known as a profoundly visual setting.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
To support residencies for artists to create new work. Participating artists will be provided with housing, workspace, technical assistance, and a monthly stipend for two- to four-month residencies.
Big Orbit Gallery, Inc.
To support the Site Specific Summer Residency Program. Artists will be selected from an open call by a committee of artists and curators familiar with the intricacies of installation art and the unique attributes of the western New York region.
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc. (on behalf of Longwood Arts Project)
To support cyberspace residencies that enable artists to work with advanced computer technology. An exhibition of completed works will be hosted on the Longwood Arts Project's online cyber gallery; public programs and demonstrations will complement the residencies.
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Inc.
To support a residency program for photographers. Artists will be provided studio and darkroom access, equipment, an honorarium, lodging, and meals for residencies of up to six weeks.
To support the Resident Artist Professional Development Program. Designed to serve exceptional artists early in their careers, the program will provide national and international ceramic artists an opportunity to create new work.
Colorado Springs, CO
To support an exhibition series titled The Architecture of Desire. The project includes the presentation of three thematically-linked, sequential exhibitions by contemporary artists in an examination of how architecture can affect world views, actions, and desires.
Creative Growth, Inc. (aka Creative Growth Art Center)
To support Margins and Mainstreams2. The project will include a series of studio arts workshops for adults with disabilities, a visiting artists program, and an exhibition series.
Creative Time, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the National Conversations component of the Democracy in America. A collaborative visual arts project, Democracy in America will include new commissions, public programs, exhibitions, and a publication.
Delta Axis Inc.
To support the presentation of a series of solo exhibitions in the Power House, a circa-1914 renovated historic building. The exhibitions, shown in the 4,000-square-foot brick and glass structure, will feature the work of Wilhelm Sasnal, Glenn Ligon, Rineke Dijkstra, and Mark Bradford.
Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, Inc.
To support the Caribbean Crossroads Series. The project will present solo and group exhibitions featuring the work of emerging Caribbean artists.
En Foco, Inc.
To support publication of the bilingual photography journal Nueva Luz. Each issue will feature the work of emerging photographers of color, an essay by a guest critic/editor, and a comprehensive listing of career opportunities and other resources for photographers.
FORECAST Public Artworks
Saint Paul, MN
To support the publication of Public Art Review. Issues of the journal in 2008 will explore two topics of current interest in the public art field.
To support FotoFest 2008. The biennial photography festival includes exhibitions, new media art events, artist portfolio reviews, and a catalogue.
Franklin Park Conservatory Joint Recreation District
To support the exhibition Bending Nature. The project will include new commissions and existing works by as many as 16 artists in an investigation of traditions in botanical design - both occidental topiary and oriental bonsai.
International Sculpture Center, Inc. (aka Sculpture)
To support production of Sculpture magazine. Solicited articles will focus on current work of artists, events, and public art projects.
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Inc.
To support Metro Poles, a collaborative visual arts project. The project will include new commissions, public programs, exhibitions, and a catalogue.
Light Work Visual Studies, Inc.
To support a residency program for artists and the publication of their work in Contact Sheet - The Light Work Annual. Participating artists' work will also be made available on Light Work's online database, an ever-expanding collection of more than 2,200 images, essays, and biographical information.
McColl Center for Visual Art
To support residencies for visual artists. Participating artists will be provided housing, workspace, technical assistance, transportation costs, a materials budget, and a monthly stipend for a three-month residency.
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose, Inc. (aka MACLA)
San Jose, CA
To support the production and exhibition of new work by California-based Latino artists. The new work will be shown concurrently with 2008 ZeroOne: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge, a new media arts festival to be held in San Jose.
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
To support the exhibition Momentum. As many as eight emerging Oklahoma-based artists will be invited to create site-specific installations.
Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund
To support the commissioning of a memorial to the Old Man of the Mountain, a beloved cliff-side formation that collapsed in 2003. Artist Shelly Bradbury and designer Ron Magers were selected through a national competition undertaken in partnership with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.
New York, NY
To support publication of the journal Blind Spot. A semi-annual publication that covers photography, each issue of Blind Spot presents the work of living, photo-based artists.
Pilchuck Glass School
To support a summer artist residency program. Artists will be provided with resources, facilities, and technical assistance to experiment with new work in glass.
Printed Matter, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication of artists' books. The project includes the publication of four books by women artists and the launch of a pamphlet series devoted to art and social activism.
Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism (aka X-Tra Magazine)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the reviews section of X-TRA Magazine. A quarterly visual arts publication, X-TRA is available via bookstores and newsstands nationwide, by subscription, and by complementary distribution for use by students in art schools and university/college art programs.
Proyecto Arte Actual Inc. (aka The Moore Space)
To support project-based artists' residencies. Each residency will result in a final project to be exhibited at The Moore Space.
Public Art Fund Inc.
New York, NY
To support In the Public Realm. The project provides emerging artists with the opportunity to develop temporary art projects in an urban context that will be documented in a series of publications.
Public Art Fund Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the commissioning of temporary site-specific artworks. The project will be undertaken in partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society in its landmark building on Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn.
Real Art Ways, Inc.
To support an exhibition series featuring the work of emerging artists in New York State and New England. A jury of artists and curators will select artists for solo exhibitions.
Rochester Art Center
To support an exhibition and catalogue of the work of contemporary artist and Minnesota native Chris Larson. The exhibition will feature new work by Larson including sculpture, photography, and a film.
San Antonio, TX
To support the presentation of a series of solo exhibitions. The exhibitions will feature the work of local, national, and international contemporary artists.
San Francisco Camerawork, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the photography exhibition I feel that I am free but I know that I am not. The project will examine the relationships between photography, performance, artist, and viewer.
Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe, NM
To support residencies for visual artists. Participating artists will be provided housing, workspace, technical assistance, transportation costs, a materials budget, a monthly stipend, and use of a car for the residency.
Sculpture Space, Inc.
To support a residency program for sculptors. Artists from outside New York State will be given the opportunity to create new work during two month residencies at a former steam engine and boilerworks plant.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Inc.
Long Island City, NY
To support an exhibition and commissioning program for the production and presentation of large-scale sculpture. The artists' work is presented at a riverfront park in an industrial neighborhood.
To support the World Artists Program, a residency opportunity for national and international artists to create new work. Participating artists will be provided with studio space, an honorarium, a stipend, and a materials budget.
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX
To support the exhibition Claiming Space: Mexican Americans in U.S. Cities. The exhibition will feature site-specific works by artists addressing the notion of how urban dwellers claim, mark, and record their place in the world.
To support Interactions/Interruptions: 10th Anniversary Celebration. The multi-faceted public art exhibition will celebrate a decade of public art in Memphis with new works by one nationally renowned artist and five local artists.
Visual Studies Workshop, Inc. (aka VSW)
To support an artist residency program in photography, bookmaking, digital imaging, and video. Participating artists will receive a stipend, travel costs, use of the facilities, training, and housing for one-month residencies.
Wave Hill, Inc. (Consortium)
To support a photography exhibition and catalogue examining the importance of nature in the Bronx. A joint project with the Lehman College Art Gallery, the exhibition will include the work of approximately 50 photographers.
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Inc. (on behalf of Creative Glass Center of America)
To support a residency program for emerging and mid-career glass artists at the Creative Glass Center of America. Artists will be provided with housing, a stipend, studio facilities, and technical assistance to work in glass.
White Columns, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the White Rooms Project, an exhibition series featuring the work of emerging or under-recognized artists. Artists are selected by the curator of White Columns from an artist registry that includes the work of approximately 600 artists who do not have New York gallery representation
Women's Studio Workshop, Inc.
To support residencies for artists at a print and papermaking facility. Artists will be provided with a stipend, housing, studio space, technical and production assistance, a materials allowance, and travel costs for an eight-week residency.
Wood Turning Center
To support the International Turning Exchange. Artists will be given the opportunity to create new work during an eight-week residency program
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