2010 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 13, 2009 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Alaska Design Forum, Inc. (aka ADF)
To support a lecture series, symposium, and temporary art installations. The series of public programs will educate and engage participants in the examination of challenges facing Alaska's unique urban built environment.
To support a series of community workshops, a design conference, and an exhibition. In partnership with the Little Village Community Development Corporation (aka Enlace Chicago), Archeworks will engage designers, community leaders, and residents in envisioning new solutions for transforming a former industrial site in Chicago's Little Village Community.
Artemis Institute, Inc.
To support the design and fabrication of a traveling site-specific temporary art installation. Design and Nature | Engaging Rural Communities will be installed along three historical roads in the rural Montana landscape.
Austin Community Design and Development Center
To support free seminars in green design and the development of a sustainable design curriculum. The Sustainable Design Outreach Initiative will provide low-income households in Austin with access to free design services and educational materials on sustainable design and building.
To support the exhibition Knoll Textiles in Modern Furniture and Interiors, with accompanying catalogue. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will consider the individuals and ideas that helped shape the identity of Knoll textiles from its founding in the early 1940s to the present.
Boston Architectural College
To support a conference and related publication. The conference will engage educators and practitioners in developing new strategies for design education and design practice.
Carnegie Mellon University (Consortium)
To support the Architecture Building Communities project. A series of design events with a community presentation will focus on the design of an underserved neighborhood in Pittsburgh.
Center for Architecture
To support the Edmund N. Bacon Student Design Competition, with an accompanying exhibition. The competition is an annual urban design challenge for university-level students to design visionary and practical urban design solutions for a site in Philadelphia.
Chicago Architecture Foundation (aka CAF) (Consortium)
To support the presentation of Debate Chicago, a series of events and public programs about key topics in historic preservation, real estate development, and urban design. With project partner AIA Chicago Foundation, CAF will engage public and professional audiences in a dialogue about the future of Chicago's built environment.
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
To support the development of a series of design-oriented neighborhood projects. Projects will be developed in collaboration with cultural, educational, and recreational organizations in Pittsburgh's Northside neighborhood.
Confluences (aka The Confluence Project) (Consortium)
To support an interactive multimedia website. In collaboration with the Benton-Franklin River Heritage Foundation, the digital learning resource titled Journey Book will be an online guide for artist/architect Maya Lin's large-scale public art installations for the Columbia River Basin.
Cornerstones Community Partnerships (aka Cornerstones)
Santa Fe, NM
To support the Summer Youth Training Program and community work days. Participants will learn traditional building skills while helping to restore adobe missions in Mora County, New Mexico.
Cultural Landscape Foundation (Consortium)
To support the extension of What's Out There, an online catalogue of designed American landscapes. The project, to be realized in partnership with the Maine Historical Society, will add to the searchable online database of significant historic designed landscapes.
Design Corps (Consortium)
To support the Hollygrove Design Initiative. The project will be implemented in partnership with AARP's Livable Communities Initiative pilot project in the Hollygrove neighborhood in New Orleans.
East Bay Housing Organizations
To support a community design and neighborhood planning education project for the redevelopment of the Concord Naval Weapons Base in Concord, California. Symposia and community design workshops will be offered to the residents of Concord to assess needs and identify opportunities for the development of mixed-income and affordable housing on the 5,000-acre site.
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the Sustainable Native Communities Initiative. With project partner Architecture for Humanity, the program will focus on environmental and cultural sustainability best practices in selected southwestern tribal communities.
Florida International University
To support continued planning for the reinterpretation and reinstallation of The Wolfsonian Florida International University Design Collection. The Wolfsonian will conduct a design charrette to finalize its plan to reinstall the museum's permanent collection galleries.
Galveston Historical Foundation
To support a symposium focused on the preservation and conservation of cast-iron storefronts in Galveston, Texas. The program will educate the community about preservation issues facing historic properties.
Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley, Inc. (aka Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area)
To support the New York Heritage Weekend. The event will celebrate the cultural and historical resources of the state by providing open access to historic sites and site-specific special events.
Hester Street Collaborative Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the People Make Parks (PMP) initiative. In partnership with the City Parks Foundation, Hester Street Collaborative will develop a toolkit manual and website to make the park design process broadly understandable and accessible for the public.
Iowa State University
To support an urban design and community outreach project. The program will offer a series of design workshops to middle and high school students in the Sioux City, Iowa, metropolitan area.
Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum (aka The Noguchi Museum) (Consortium)
Long Island City, NY
To support the symposium In Considering Legacy: Perspectives on Philip Johnson, Donald Judd, and Isamu Noguchi. Developed in partnership with the Judd Foundation, the project will explore topics related to the importance and challenges of preserving each artist's legacies.
Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain (Consortium)
To support a series of community events and an interpretive exhibit. In partnership with Mississippi State University's Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, the project will provide interpretations of the historic Shaw Homestead built in 1885 in Barth, Mississippi.
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA
To support a series of interdisciplinary design workshops. The workshops will connect environmentally responsible design practices with historic preservation strategies to accelerate sustainable development in Louisiana's small towns and cities.
MAK Center for Arts and Architecture
West Hollywood, CA
To support the exhibit Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design. The exhibit will present the work of architectural historian Esther McCoy (1904-1989) and will discuss her role as a key figure in American modernism.
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 youth activities and educational materials celebrating the architectural and design significance of New York City's built environment.
Richard Nickel Committee
To support the digitization and increased accessibility to the photographs, negatives, papers, and research of architectural photographer Richard Nickel (1928-72). The collection includes more than 15,000 images of buildings by seminal architects such as Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe.
Rochester Regional Community Design Center
To support Reshaping Rochester, an educational program on design and urban planning. Nationally recognized design experts will speak at a public lecture and offer a workshop for local design professionals.
Society of Architectural Historians, NFP
To support the documentation of the architecture, landscapes, and historic sites in the state of Mississippi. The survey will act as the foundation for the development of workshops and curriculum guides for Mississippi teachers and students.
St. Bernard Parish Government (aka Art in April)
To support the development of a strategic master plan for the post-hurricane Katrina recovery of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Major project activities will include a series of public workshops, surveying and site analysis, and the development of a strategy for the preservation of cultural heritage landmarks.
Trust for Public Land
San Francisco, CA
To support the Railyard Park and Plaza Stewards program. The project will offer educational workshops, tours, and community work days to maintain and conserve the Railyard Park and Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture (aka VAI) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the Designing the Parks initiative. The project with the National Parks Conservation Association will include a national design competition, conference, traveling exhibition, and publication.
Westcott House Foundation
To support summer design studios for high school students. The design studios will include a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises held in a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed historic house.
William Marsh Rice University
To support Explosion: East Asia Architecture Today. Presented by the Rice Design Alliance, the lecture series and commissioned articles will discuss similarities between the surge of building projects in East Asia and Houston during the past three decades.
New Haven, CT
To support design plans for the Naugatuck Valley Industrial Heritage Trail. The plans will include a design strategy to improve the urban industrial corridor and preserve the natural elements of the river valley landscape and its cultural heritage assets.
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