2011 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 12, 2010 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Abington Art Center
To support an exhibition, installation of an outdoor environmental work, and accompanying catalogue by Philadelphia sculptor Winifred Lutz. The exhibition Sorting Through the Residue of Years will be a survey of the artist's gallery objects of handmade paper and natural materials, documentation of her process, and outdoor installations, as well as a new installation that unearths a 2,000-square-foot pool on the grounds of Abington Art Center.
Los Angeles, CA
To support production of the fourth volume of War Is Only Half the Story. Featuring work by award-winning artists, the book will document photographic work that reveals the consequences of war.
Aperture Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a series of online initiatives, exhibitions, and public programs celebrating Aperture Foundation's 60th anniversary. Aperture magazine's online digital archive will be launched, with the first 30 years made available free-of-charge and contents disseminated to audiences nationwide through educational programming.
Art 21, Inc. (aka Art21)
New York, NY
To support education and public programming for the sixth season of Art:21. Activities will include the development and distribution of series-related curricular resources, preview screenings, workshops for educators across the U.S., and a year-long professional development program for K-12 teachers.
Art Council Inc. (aka Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support a residency for visual artists by Artadia. In partnership with the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, five visual artists will be selected from 225 Artadia Awardees working in partner communities of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco.
Art House at the Jones Center (aka Arthouse)
To support studio-based art education programs for Austin-area high school students. The programs will provide social and educational opportunities for potential at-risk youth to develop portfolios; participate in hands-on workshops led by professional artists; visit local museums, galleries, and artists' studios; and work with artist-mentors to develop a group exhibition and catalogue.
Art Institute of Chicago (on behalf of School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
To support the Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art. The professional development program will offer four sessions to a total of 120 high school art teachers from around the nation who will participate in workshops and lectures in the visual and new media arts.
Art Mobile of Montana
To support ArtMobile, a traveling exhibition and visual art education program in Montana. A specially equipped van will travel throughout the state, providing access to original artworks by Montana artists and art instruction.
Art Resources Transfer, Inc. (aka A.R.T. Press)
New York, NY
To support the Distribution to Underserved Communities Program. Books, museum catalogues, videos, and other material about contemporary art will be distributed free-of-charge to rural and inner-city public libraries, schools, and alternative reading centers nationwide.
Artists Alliance, Inc.
New York, NY
To support an exhibition program and related educational activities at the Cuchifritos Gallery on New York's Lower East Side. Cuchifritos' curatorial program will provide exhibition opportunities for as many as seven emerging and underrepresented artists while supporting the independent voices of curators seeking to address current concerns in contemporary art and society.
New Haven, CT
To support the group exhibition Library Science. The exhibition will examine ways in which physical, intellectual, and emotional relationships to libraries have changed as libraries adapt to the digital world.
Asian American Arts Center Inc. (aka Asian American Dance Theatre)
New York, NY
To support expansion of a web-based archive and a series of after-school workshops for youth. Work by 150 contemporary Asian and Asian American artists along with related documents and reviews will be digitized and added the archive; additionally, materials from the archive will be used in weekly Visual Learning workshops to be offered to local youth during after-school hours.
Bad Dog Rediscovers America
Salt Lake City, UT
To support the Art Apprenticeship Program for teens in urban and rural areas of New Mexico and Utah. Approximately 35 apprenticeships with professional artists in fused glass, comic art, and digital photography will be offered to teenagers from inner-city Salt Lake City, and other communities in rural New Mexico and Utah.
Bronx River Art Center, Inc.
To support Shifting Communities. The professional artist and community development project will highlight contemporary art by local artists and collectives from the New York boroughs.
Center for Land Use Interpretation
Culver City, CA
To support an artist residency at Wendover Regional Arts Complex in Wendover, Utah. The residency will enable artists to create and present work in Westover, a unique landscape in a remote and geographically isolated area which includes the Great Salt Lake and its desert and salt-flat environs.
Children's Memorial Hospital (Consortium)
To support the creation of The Bedship on the 21st floor of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago. In partnership with Redmoon Theater, a series of two- and three-dimensional images will be created to illustrate a fantastical world of being in bed.
College Art Association
New York, NY
To support ARTspace, a programming component during the annual conference of the College Art Association. Designed to engage the artist members, ARTspace sessions are offered free-of-charge and include activities such as live interviews with prominent artists; film, video, and multimedia screenings; performances; and presentations scheduled to provide for the professional exchange of ideas and practices through conversations reflecting the current state of the visual arts and contemporary art practice.
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (aka Blue Star Contemporary Art Center) (Consortium)
San Antonio, TX
To support a contemporary sculpture exhibition series and symposium. In partnership with Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, the exhibition will be offered outdoors at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and indoors at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center.
Cool Culture, Inc.
To support the Art Education for Everyone Campaign and Family Visitation Pilot Tracking Project. The arts and cultural community campaign will promote, assess, and track the progress of a program that provides low-income families unlimited admission to many of New York City's cultural institutions such as El Museo Del Barrio and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Creative Center, Inc. (aka Creative Center for Women with Cancer)
New York, NY
To support The Creative Center Training Program and symposium. The program and symposium will be targeted to artists who work with older adults in senior centers, assisted living centers, rehabilitation and long term care, hospice, and in- and out-patient geriatric and dementia units.
Escondido Arts Partnership
To support the Art and Science and Recycled Materials exhibition series. The series, offered free-of charge, feature artwork that underscores the importance of recycling and conserving natural resources.
Friends of Materials for the Arts
Long Island City, NY
To support a professional development workshop series for educators and arts programmers in New York City. Participants will learn how to access free art materials available in the Materials for the Arts warehouse, and will be provided hands-on art making training, research techniques, shared best practices, and lesson plans and course materials for a variety of learning styles and levels to teach reuse art practices to their students.
Gage Academy of Art
To support Teen Art Studios. Professional visual art instruction will be offered free-of-charge to Seattle-area teens between the ages of 13 and 18.
Glass Art Society, Inc.
To support the Glass Art Society's 41st annual conference in Seattle. The conference will offer lectures, panels, demonstrations, discussion groups, and a technical display trade show of glass-related supplies and services.
Grass Roots Art and Community Effort (aka GRACE)
To support Grass Roots Art: Cultivating Voice and Choice. A series of 150 community art workshops will be offered at GRACE's regional facility in Hardwick for elders, adults with disabilities, and children from surrounding counties.
Hand Print Workshop (aka Hand Print Workshop International)
To support Midwest Matrix, a genealogy of American printmaking in post-World War II Midwest. The oral history project will collect, document, and disseminate the history of fine art printmaking in the Midwest after 1945, focusing on the synergy among post-World War II Midwest universities, printmaking workshops, and their participants (including former service personnel) who were able to continue their education through the GI Bill.
Heritage Preservation, Inc.
To support a website resource to help artists and public arts programs create and maintain murals. The website will offer information regarding Heritage Preservation's Rescue Public Murals program that works with conservators and artists to develop best practices regarding outdoor mural surfaces, paints, coatings, application of mural materials, and steps to maintain outdoor murals.
Imagine Bus Project
San Francisco, CA
To support art making activities for incarcerated youth at the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center. The Youth Studio curriculum will offer skill building projects that incorporate art fundamentals such as design, composition, drawing, and painting. Students will collaborate on a large-scale mural project honoring Cheyenne Bell, the late founding director of the Community Programs Division for the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department.
International Sculpture Center, Inc. (aka Sculpture Magazine) (Consortium)
To support the book Public Art Alternatives. The book will include articles previously published in Sculpture magazine as well as new articles commissioned specifically for the publication. The book will feature artists and organizations whose work expands the boundaries of public art through new venues, new aesthetic approaches, and fresh perspectives on public life.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Inc (Consortium)
To support an artists-in-residence program. In collaboration with the Plymouth School District, the Kohler Arts Center will provide two-week residencies for eight visual artists during the 2011-12 school year.
Midway Contemporary Art
To support the Midway Contemporary Art Lecture and Conversation Series. Previous lecturers include New York sculptor Gedi Sibony, Los Angeles conceptual artist Lisa Lapinski, and Berlin-based sculptor/video artist David Zink Yi.
National Alliance of Media Arts Centers, Inc. (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support a professional development program for leaders of visual arts organizations. In collaboration with Headlands Center for the Arts, the program will offer a five-day Leadership Institute for 20 visual arts leaders and technical assistance to as many as 20 visual arts leaders to travel to other organizations to observe administrative and programmatic innovations with the intent of improving their own organization.
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (aka NCECA)
To support exhibitions related to the national conference to be held in Seattle. NCECA will plan, jury, produce, and host more than 100 exhibitions of ceramic art in the greater Seattle area as part of the 2012 conference.
National September 11 Memorial and Museum/World Trade Center Memorial (aka 9/11 Memorial & Museum)
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Committed to Memory: 9/11 Artifacts at Hangar 17. Photographs by photographer Francesc Torres of objects being held in hangar 17 at John F. Kennedy International Airport will be co-presented by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and the International Center of Photography to mark the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
To support a public art project by Roxane Permar, and related community workshops. Permar will give public lectures and lead workshops for members of community organizations, during which she will hear their concepts of "the art of justice" and collect items to include in her piece, which will be created during a six-week residency at Pittsburgh Glass Center and be on public display at Neighborhood Legal Services Association's main office building.
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. (aka NYFA)
To support the expansion of the NYFA Source database. The expansion will include a technical upgrade allowing users and organizations to post information directly to the website.
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Inc. (Consortium)
Oklahoma City, OK
To support the Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship. The program will connect emerging writers and curators from the region with mentorship from national curators and critics.
Orange Show Foundation (aka Orange Show Center for Visionary Art)
To support a conservation survey of The Orange Show, a visionary art environment created by Houston postman and self-taught artist Jefferson Davis McKissack (1902-1980). McKissack used common building materials such as bricks, tiles, and fencing to transform a small suburban home into an architectural maze of walkways, balconies, and brightly painted iron figures. Areas requiring attention will be assessed and analyzed to develop a conservation plan to address weather- and foundation-related structural and superficial deterioration.
Otis Art Institute (aka Otis College of Art and Design)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the development of digital strategies and public events to increase awareness and broaden the audience for the Otis Report on the Creative Economy. The report captures the economic force of the creative industries in Southern California and provides raw data to substantiate the economic impact of creativity in the region.
Penland School of Crafts, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the Teaching Artist in the Schools program. Penland's professional teaching artist Meg Peterson will work with 23 Mitchell County Public Schools teachers to integrate painting, collage, the art of bookmaking, poetry, and creative writing with specific units of study in the 3rd, 4th, and 10th grades.
San Francisco, CA
To support the Photography Lecture Series. The series will offer regional emerging photographic artists the opportunity to share their work with the community and share the stage with internationally-renowned photographic artists.
Printed Matter, Inc.
New York, NY
To support continued maintenance and expansion of the bibliographic and educational resources on the organization's website. Known as the Research Room, the online archive of artists' publications contains a comprehensive history of publications by visual artists.
Public Art Fund, Inc.
New York, NY
To support In the Public Realm. The program provides emerging visual artists (selected through an open call) with opportunities to create temporary art projects for non-traditional public exhibition spaces in New York City.
Public Art Saint Paul
St. Paul, MN
To support the conservation of the 1907 cast bronze sculpture of Johann Christof Frederich von Schiller by Ignatius Taschner (1871-1913) in Como Park, St. Paul, Minnesota. A professional conservator will provide treatment to the sculpture, and establish a long-term maintenance strategy, integrated educational programming, and expansion of the citywide corps of volunteer public art stewards.
Regents of the University of California at Irvine (on behalf of The Beall Center for Art and Technology)
To support the exhibition eyecode, with accompanying catalogue and public programs. The exhibition of work by American artist Golan Levin (b. 1972) will focus on his use of new technologies to create life-like interactive projections and sculptural installations.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ
To support public programs related to the exhibition Momentum: Women/Art/Technology, organized by Rutgers' Institute for Women and Art with the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Symposia, lectures, educational workshops, live-performances, interactive web activities, and a film and video festival will accompany the exhibition of works by both established and emerging contemporary women artists who use technology.
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Inc.
To support a program to introduce contemporary regional art and artists to Philadelphia residents. Project activities include three exhibitions featuring a total of nine artists, three Community Conversations to introduce youth to practicing artists, a series of workshops taught by exhibiting artists, studio visits, public lectures, and web and social media access to the artists.
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Inc.
Santa Barbara, CA
To support Forum Lounge, a series of performance-based contemporary art events. The program will promote performance art in and beyond the communities the institution serves by presenting music, dance, video, and multi-media performances free of charge.
Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe, NM
To support the exhibition Half Life: Patterns of Change and related public programs. The project will include residencies, exhibitions, public lectures, workshops, and educational outreach activities utilizing renowned artists who will engage the community around issues of life cycles and urban redevelopment.
Self-Help Graphics and Arts, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
To support a Printmaking Studio Program in celebration of the organization's 40th Anniversary. Artists will explore themes Art on the Frontline of East L.A. and The Jornalero (Day Laborers) Papers, and experiment with various production methods to create limited edition serigraphs in the printmaking studio at Self-Help Graphics.
New York, NY
To support the production and expansion of Daylight magazine's online multimedia content. Increased access to the online digital archive and original editorial content through the production of photography-based visual art projects, multi-media presentations, exhibitions, and discussion forums will engage readers in the complex and relevant issues associated with contemporary visual art focusing on documentary photojournalism.
South Chicago Art Center
To support SmARTS, a youth art instruction program. Targeted to inner-city, low-income youth, the program will offer free-of-charge art instruction after school and on weekends at the art center at area community centers, libraries, and elementary and high schools.
Space One Eleven, Inc.
To support planning for a web-based documentation project. A committee of digital archiving specialists will develop a process for documenting 25 years of work by regional, national, and international artists exhibited at Space One Eleven. Space One Eleven staff will guide a team of artists, arts administrators, and archival experts in planning for the creation of a web-based archive.
To support the Framework Panel Series. The series will promote critical dialogue about contemporary visual art, educate emerging artists, and engage audiences through moderated discussions with a diverse range of respected leaders in the contemporary visual arts field.
Village of Arts and Humanities, Inc.
To support the creation of an interactive online digital arts collection documenting the history of The Village of Arts and Humanities. As part of the organization's 25th anniversary exhibition, the archive Digging Deeper will include more than 2,000 images, biographical information, video footage, DVDs, newspaper articles, and critical writing, and be designed to support interactive future arts planning.
Wave Hill, Inc.
To support the Family Art Project. The series of weekend workshops will provide a forum for children, parents, grandparents, or other adult caregivers to create art inspired by Wave Hill's gardens, landscapes, visual arts exhibitions, and various cultural traditions.
Women's Studio Workshop, Inc. (Consortium)
To support an artist-in-residence program. In collaboration with the Kingston City School District, the program will offer two emerging artists 8- to 10-week residencies during which they will create an artist's book and also will serve as artist-teachers working with at-risk elementary, middle, and high school students.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506