2009 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 11, 2008 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
To support the Little Village Pocket Park Project. Residents in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood will participate in a series of design charrettes with landscape architects, scholars, and community artists to develop a set of Pocket Parks Visioning and Design Guidelines.
Architecture for Humanity (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support a youth leadership development initiative and community outreach program. With project partner Do Something, Inc., Architecture for Humanity will help participant students develop and implement a series of activities and exhibitions in their communities related to the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Portable Classrooms design competition.
Carnegie Mellon University
To support the Architecture Building Communities project. A series of design events, including a summer camp for local elementary, high school, and college students, a master planning charrette, and a public presentation, will focus on the design of an underserved neighborhood in Pittsburgh.
Center for Urban Pedagogy, Inc.
To support the creation of the Envisioning Development Toolkit. Targeted to New York City residents, the interactive toolkit will educate users about planning and development concepts, policy, and technology.
Center for Urban Pedagogy, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Back to the River: Newark's Waterfront. In partnership with the City of Newark Division of Planning and Community Development, project activities will include the creation of a brochure featuring a neighborhood map and calendar of events; a series of themed riverfront tours focusing on stewardship activities, and a design competition to create an image representative of the area's future.
Charlottesville Community Design Center (Consortium)
To support Designing Community: A Social and Design History of Charlottesville's Pedestrian Downtown Mall. With Preservation Piedmont, the Charlottesville Community Design Center will document, research, exhibit, and publish the social and design history of the Charlottesville Pedestrian Downtown Mall, which was designed by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin.
Chicago Architecture Foundation
To support a community docent training program. Through lectures and workshops, community members will be trained to give architecture tours in Chicago's economically challenged and culturally diverse southside and westside neighborhoods.
Chicago Horticultural Society (aka Chicago Botanic Garden)
To support an interdisciplinary design competition for Chicago area high school students. The Chicago Botanic Garden's Fairfield Challenge will offer workshops and symposiums free of charge allowing participants the opportunity to develop and design entries related to sustainability and environmental issues.
City Lore, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a virtual mapping project to create online tours of culturally significant sites in several of New York City's ethnic and new immigrant communities. Workshops will help participants to identify sites and develop content for a series of online tours to be led by a community spokesperson.
Confluences (aka The Confluence Project)
To support community outreach and education activities for The Confluence Project, which comprises seven permanent art installations by artist/architect Maya Lin for the Columbia River Basin to commemorate the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the Northwest. Participants will include service clubs, visitor bureaus, chambers of commerce, arts councils, and outdoor recreation and environmental groups.
Congress for the New Urbanism
To support an urban development and environmental preservation planning process. The project will help residents develop a plan to restore Claiborne Avenue in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans.
Cornerstones Community Partnerships
Santa Fe, NM
To support the Summer Youth Training Program. Participants in the program will receive paid, hands-on training in traditional building skills while helping to restore the 17th century San Miguel Chapel in Santa Fe.
Design Corps (Consortium)
To support the Structures for Inclusion X conference. The 10th- anniversary national conference about public service architecture and community design will be held in partnership with Howard University over two days in Washington, DC.
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
Oak Park, IL
To support educational programming related to Frank Lloyd Wright's Frederick C. Robie House. Program activities will include workshops for educators and students, tours, and other in-school and on-site curriculum guided activities.
Morgan State University
To support a collaborative community design planning project. ART IS: Community Empowerment will provide a series of workshops and community activities to discuss current and future planning practices along the Forest Drive corridor near historic Annapolis, Maryland
Municipal Art Society of New York
New York, NY
To support the Preservation and the Environment project. The exhibition, conference, and education programming will address issues of climate change by documenting the environmental benefits of the innovative reuse of historic buildings.
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States
To support the Modernism + Recent Past Initiative, a national initiative that will address issues facing America's 20th-century design heritage. The project will include public lectures, discussions, and special events in several cities across the United States.
openhousenewyork inc. (aka OHNY) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support an architecture and design education program for New York City youth. In partnership with the Center for Architecture Foundation, the project will provide interactive youth activities and online and print educational materials celebrating New York City's built environment.
Public Design Studio (aka Public Architecture) (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support The 1% Design Ambassadors program. In partnership with the Taproot Foundation, Public Architecture will create a network of ambassadors trained to promote the power of architecture and to encourage firms to provide pro bono design services to nonprofit organizations.
Richard Nickel Committee
To support the digitization and increased access to the photographs of architectural photographer Richard Nickel (1928-72). The project will continue the preservation of the collection, which includes more than 15,000 photographs of buildings by seminal architects such as Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
University of Memphis
To support the Strengthening Communities Summit, with an accompanying video and publications. Hosted by the University of Memphis School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, the two-day conference will promote awareness of and disseminate practical scholarship about neighborhood-based design.
University of Memphis (on behalf of University of Memphis Art Museum)
To support educational activities related to the exhibition Paul R. Williams: The Power of Example. Project activities will focus on educational activities for K-12 art educators, including a workshop for creating curriculum materials and resources based on the exhibit.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
To support Studio: Detroit HS, an intensive architectural immersion and mentoring program for middle and high school students. Project activities offered by the Detroit Community Design Center at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning will engage students in the study of architecture through the integration of studio work, educational field trips, seminars, and lectures.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
To support the Parallel Play Design Camp. During this multi-day workshop, K-12 teachers and students will work in multigenerational teams to explore the design process and develop a design-based curriculum.
Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture (aka Van Alen Institute)
New York, NY
To support an exhibition of historical materials from the institute's collection, with related educational programming. The Design Archive Project will feature original archival materials from the institute's architecture and design collections with an accompanying series of public panel discussions that will explore the collection as a public design resource.
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