2011 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ March 11, 2010 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
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To support the exhibition Latina/o Visual Imaginary: Intersection of Word & Image and related catalogue. New work by artists Pepon Osorio (Puerto Rico) and Chicana artist/writer Amalia Mesa-Bains will explore narrative interactions between text and image; the work of additional Latina/o artists Yreina Cervantez, Viva Paredes, Spain Rodriguez, Elena Baca, Kai Margarida-Ramirez, and Jose Montoya will be exhibited to support the visual, verbal, and textual nature of the exhibit.
Aljira, Inc. (aka Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art)
To support Emerge, a series of strategic planning and professional development programs. Project activities will include seminars; a curated exhibition with an illustrated catalogue of work by 22 panel-selected artists; and a web-based platform for more than 250 Emerge alumni to expand their exhibition opportunities and cultivate new audiences. Emerge NEXT will offer thematically focused seminars in response to Emerge alumni requests for continued career guidance.
American Academy in Rome
New York, NY
To support a residency opportunity for visual artists to create, interpret, and present new work. The residency will provide an opportunity for three American artists to spend a year in Rome in the historic setting on the Janiculum, one of the highest hills within the walls of Rome, and will include housing, a studio, meals, and a stipend.
Appalachian Artisan Center of Kentucky, Inc. (aka Artisan Center)
To support the Master Artists in Residence program. During the 12-month residency in jewelry/metals and wood/furniture two artists will receive studio space, a housing allowance, access to equipment, and a supplies stipend to develop their work.
Archie Bray Foundation (aka the Bray)
To support the Bray's 60th anniversary celebration and an artist residency program. Residency activities will include public demonstrations and an exhibition of representative work by 12 participating artists who will receive studio space, housing, an honorarium, a materials budget, and transportation.
Armory Center for the Arts
To support Art Throughout Pasadena, a public art program. Organized by the Armory in collaboration with the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Department, large-scale public art works by 10 artists will be commissioned and installed in unused parks, vacant lots, grassy median strips, and unused storefronts.
Art Council Inc. (aka Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue)
New York, NY
To support a series of exhibitions and related public programs in select U.S. cities. The exhibitions will be mounted at Artadia's partner institutions in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco and will feature visual artists/awardees from Artadia whose work will be exhibited in a city other than their home town.
Art in General, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the New Commissions Program. The program will afford between four and six emerging artists the opportunity to create new work by providing each artist with an artist fee, a production budget, a solo exhibition, a publication, and technical, logistical, and organizational support to realize the work and its final exhibition.
Art Papers, Inc.
To support Art Papers' print, online, and public lecture series. Project activities include the publication of six issues of Art Papers magazine; the addition of 48 issues of the magazine to the Art Papers website; the commissioning of new writing for web and mobile devices; and the expansion of the Arts Papers Live! lecture series to include six national public lectures offered free-of-charge.
Artpace, Inc. (aka Artpace San Antonio)
San Antonio, TX
To support the International Artist-in-Residence program. The program will invite up to nine artists selected by guest curators to produce and exhibit new work at Artpace in San Antonio during a two-month residency that will provide housing, work space, technical assistance, transportation costs, and a stipend.
Aspect Arts, Inc.
To support Aspect: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a bi-annual DVD publication of works of time-based contemporary art. Two volumes titled Hi-Tech and Africa will each present five to ten time-based works accompanied by audio commentary by a curator or critic. Hi-Tech will survey artists who have adapted emerging technologies to suit their artistic goals, and Africa will focus on new media work that offers a better understanding of the multitude of cultures existing on the continent.
Ballroom Cultural Arts Foundation (aka Ballroom Marfa)
To support the presentation of Marfa's 2011 exhibition series. The World According to New Orleans, curated by Dan Cameron will interpret the art of New Orleans through the work of seven artists who live and work in the city and whose careers span a half-century; the film West of East, North of South by film and video artist Meredith Danluck will be the centerpiece of an exhibition by the same name that will include newly-commissioned works by visual artists and literary writers invited to respond to the film.
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc. (on behalf of Longwood Art Gallery)
To support the exhibitions Born Again and In Progress: Works Re/Created at Longwood Gallery. Born Again, by Bronx-based multidisciplinary artist Nicolás Dumit Estevez, deals with migration and cultural assimilation. Curated by Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, In Progress: Works Re/Created will ask selected artists to utilize objects that are normally discarded or recycled to create new work exploring themes of culture, migration, and the politics of gender, and race.
California College of the Arts
To support the Crafting the Edges symposium. The three-day symposium offered free-of-charge will feature a keynote address by Glenn Adamson, Deputy Head of Research and Graduate Studies at the Victoria and Albert Museum; presentations related to the advancement of critical dialogue on craft practice, theory, and history; evening performances; tours; and a publication of symposium proceedings.
Center for Book Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Phase III of the Collections Initiative. The comprehensive dissemination effort is expected to increase awareness for the center's collections, exhibitions archives, and research library to a broad audience and will include the creation of a survey exhibition of the center's collections for display at the center and for travel nationwide; a publication of an accompanying collections exhibition catalogue; the planning of a range of complementary outreach and public programs; and the development of website improvements to heighten visibility and accessibility.
Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts (aka CEPA Gallery)
To support the exhibition From Performance to Permanence. The project will explore the critical distance created between performance-based artwork and its gallery presented documentation; present significant performance-based artwork from historically relevant artists from the past 40 years; and showcase new, live performance works from up to four nationally recognized artists.
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Inc. (aka CPW)
To support a residency program for photographers. Artists selected by a peer review panel will be provided studio and darkroom access, equipment, an honorarium, lodging, and meals for residencies as long as six weeks.
Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse Project
To support the installation of a James Turrell Skyspace in Philadelphia. Turrell (b. 1943), an internationally acclaimed light artist and a recipient of Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships, has donated a Skyspace design to the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse.
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
To support the exhibition Now is the Moment for Ink: Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting In America, with related catalogue and public programs. A survey of the development and flourishing of the ink painting tradition in the United States, the exhibition is being collaboratively organized by and exhibited at the galleries of the Chinese Cultural Center and San Francisco State University, and will be accompanied by a scholarly catalogue and education programs and is expected to tour to Sweden.
To support artist residency opportunities. As many as 11 emerging artists will be provided with two types of residency opportunities, the short-term Guest Artist in Residency Program and the longer-term Resident Artist Program.
Creative Time, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Social Practices: Living as Form, a project to transform the Essex Street Market into a living laboratory of social art projects. In collaboration with the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, ABC No Rio, Bluestockings Bookstore, E-Flux, and the Abrons Art Center, Creative Time will invite as many as 30 national and international artists to produce new works that imagine alternative models of community development.
CUE Art Foundation
New York, NY
To support a solo exhibition series featuring the work of under-recognized artists, with accompanying catalogues. As many as 10 artists will be selected by a rotating group of curators, selected annually by a curatorial advisory committee for an eight-week exhibition.
Dieu Donné Papermill, Inc.
New York, NY
To support residency opportunities for artists in the hand papermaking tradition. The program will offer eight residencies to mid-career and emerging artists through Lab Grant and the Emerging Workspace Residency programs.
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. Outreach will include artist lectures that will be available through podcasts.
Exit Art/The First World, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Collective/Performative. The exhibition will explore trends in contemporary works of performance art that include the artist collective, the audience/viewer as a participating artist, the audience/viewer as a proxy for the absent artist, and the use of technology and its influence on performance practices.
FORECAST Public Artworks
St. Paul, MN
To support the publication of Public Art Review. Two topics of current interest in the public art field -- public art that reflects religion and spiritual beliefs and the many ways in which contemporary artists are contributing to the redefinition of parks, open space, and recreation -- will be explored in the 2011 journals.
To support critical writing and expansion of the online resource Glasstire. Exhibition reviews, artist interviews, and features will be commissioned for the online resource dedicated to the visual arts in Texas, which receives an estimated 110,000 visits each month.
International Print Center New York (aka IPCNY)
New York, NY
To support the New Prints Program and related public programs. Contemporary prints by artists juried through an open call will be included in four exhibitions. Artists' talks, printed materials, website documentation, and educational programs for both students and adults will be offered.
International Studio and Curatorial Program, Inc. (aka ISCP)
To support a series of public programs for mid-career artists and curators. Program to be offered free-of-charge to the public include exhibitions, artist talks, live performances, film screenings, panel discussions, and lectures.
Light Work Visual Studies, Inc.
To support a residency program for artists and publication of their work in Contact Sheet- The Light Work Annual. The project will invite 12 emerging or under-represented artists working in photography or electronic media for one-month residencies, which will include facility and equipment access, housing, an honorarium, the publication of their work, and inclusion of their work on Light Work's online image database.
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Special Editions Residency Program, including exhibitions and a documentary publication. The six-month residency will provide four emerging artists with studio space, technical assistance, a materials budget, and a stipend to develop new work; resident artists will collaborate with print professionals, receive catalogue documentation, promotion, and exhibition opportunities.
Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Inc.
To support the MARN Mentors program for emerging and mid-career artists. Established artists will serve as mentors to 15 emerging/mid-career artists for one to two years, guiding the mentees in professional practices and offering career development advice during monthly meetings, studio visits, and artist workshops that will culminate with an exhibition by all program participants.
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Inc. (Consortium)
Oklahoma City, OK
To support Concept/OK, an exhibition and artist residency program in the new Visual Arts Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The project will include the presentation of a broad survey of contemporary work in various media with a focus on small group exhibitions, public projects developed from residencies, and an art exchange with guest curators' home institutions.
Penland School of Crafts, Inc.
To support a residency for artist educators. During the week-long residency that focuses on teaching and learning as well as risk-taking and experimentation, artists will work in Penland's 15 professional teaching studios and have the opportunity to engage with colleagues informally and through moderated discussions.
Pewabic Society, Inc.
To support the exhibition Simply by Hand: Pewabic Pottery and Contemporary Architectural Ceramics. The exhibition will examine Pewabic's role in the American Arts and Craft movement and its historic tile legacy, broaden exhibit attendees' understanding of Michigan's historic ceramic artists, and introduce a general audience to contemporary artists who work in architectural ceramics.
Photo-Based Art (aka Blind Spot)
To support the publication of Blind Spot magazine and the presentation of Blind Spot Lab events. As part of the project, three volumes of Blind Spot magazine will be published and Blind Spot Lab events designed as live explorations of the artists, images, and ideas in each issue will be offered.
Pilchuck Glass School
To support an artist residency program. Artists will be provided with resources, facilities, and technical assistance for a variety of residency opportunities including the John Hauberg Fellowship for distinguished artists whose medium is not glass, summer artists residency, and emerging artists residency.
Project Row Houses
To support the Public Art Projects Program, a residency program for artists in Houston's Third Ward. The initiatives created under this program include installation opportunities for artists in shotgun-style row houses, a summer studio program for students, and the participation of artists in a public art program.
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 featuring national and international artists, X-Tra includes expansive features, historical essays, commissioned artist's projects, interviews, and substantive exhibition and book reviews.
Real Art Ways, Inc.
To support an exhibition series. The series will feature six solo exhibitions by emerging visual artists from New York, New Jersey, and New England whose careers would be advanced by a two-month exhibition at Real Art Ways.
San Francisco Camerawork, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the creation, exhibition, and publication of new photographic and video art works. The New Works Initiative will result in five interrelated solo exhibitions, featuring emerging and mid-career artists.
Sculpture Center, Inc.
Long Island City, NY
To support an exhibition by American sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard. Rydingsvard (b.1942), best known for creating large-scale sculptures from cedar beams, is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2008 was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Sheldon Arts Foundation (aka The Sheldon)
Saint Louis, MO
To support the exhibition Ralston Crawford and Jazz with accompanying catalogue and public programs. The exhibition of work by Ralston Crawford (1906-1978) will include approximately 80 photographs, prints, paintings, and films inspired by trips to New Orleans from 1949 to 1978 and feature his use of natural, urban, and industrial subjects in paintings; photographs of African American musicians; and motifs he captured in paintings of New Orleans area cemeteries.
Smack Mellon Studios, Inc.
To support the Artist Studio Program. Participating artists will be provided access to studio space, equipment, technical support, professional development opportunities, and an honorarium.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Inc.
Long Island City, NY
To support an exhibition and commissioning program for the production and presentation of large-scale sculptures in celebration of the park's 25th anniversary. A thematically curated exhibition will be shown concurrently with the Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition that will feature new works by 20 resident artists.
San Francisco, CA
To support the commissioning of new work by emerging artists for gallery exhibitions and public art projects. Artists selected by a rotating curatorial committee will receive conceptual, logistical, and administrative support to develop their work; an honorarium; a materials budget; a two-week installation residency; and a publication with a critical essay.
To support the World Artists Program, a residency opportunity for national and international artists to create new work. A jury of local, national, and international artists and curators will select four artists for two-month residencies that will include studio space, an honorarium, a stipend, a materials budget, the opportunity for new work to be exhibited in the gallery, and a brochure with a critical essay and color reproductions to be produced for each artist.
University of Texas at El Paso (on behalf of Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Arts)
El Paso, TX
To support exhibitions of contemporary art with accompanying catalogues at the Stanlee and Geraldine Rubin Art Center. Exhibitions will include a site-specific installation by Mexico City-based Argentine artist Enriqué Jezik who creates large scale sculptures with political and military themes and a traveling exhibition of 14 contemporary jewelers and blacksmiths curated by Susan Ramljak, editor of Metalsmith magazine, titled Different Tempers.
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. There will be six artists selected by a rotating committee of professional artists and educators for residencies of six weeks to three months that will include housing, a stipend, studio facilities, and technical assistance.
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 650 artists who do not have gallery representation or who have not been exhibited in more than 10 years.
Women\'s Studio Workshop, Inc.
To support residencies for artists at a print and papermaking facility. Up to four artists will be provided a stipend, housing, audio space, technical and production assistance, a materials allowance, and travel costs during an eight-week residency. In addition, the participating artists will produce a print portfolio and limited edition artist's book and will receive an essay for publication by a critic-in-residence.
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