2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ March 10, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
San Diego, CA
To support the Journey program. The series of after-school photography workshops is targeted to serve immigrant and refugee youth, ages 14 to 19, living in the San Diego area.
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
To support instruction in summer camps and year-round out-of-schools time in Arab music, theater, dance, and storytelling. Beginning and intermediate level workshops are held daily during the camp and weekly in community-based settings, and advanced students perform with profession musicians as members of the Arabesque Music Ensemble.
Alabama Blues Project, Inc.
To support after-school and summer classes in blues music instruction led by professional blues musicians. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level students learn to sing and play blues on guitars and harmonicas and study the cultural background of the music with an emphasis on Alabama blues history.
To support the Appalachian Media Institute, a documentary arts film and radio program for high school students. Professional independent filmmakers and media artists will teach students the history, aesthetics, ethics, and practice of documentary media, resulting in the production of documentary films and radio programs.
To support Residents at the Training School photography program for incarcerated youth. Participants will complete work for an exhibit at the Krause Gallery as well as create multimedia projects for the Internet.
Boston Children's Chorus, Inc.
To support the Seeds to Song Project. Young singers are trained year-round in choral music and perform in Concert Choir, Premier Choir, Young Men's Ensemble and the Choral Union, designed for singers with no previous music theory training.
To support the Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble programs. The programs provide an intense summer music training experience for students, including opportunities to attend professional performances and to interact closely with master artists-in-residence throughout the summer.
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Inc.
To support the Intensive Community Program, a string instrument program. Targeting inner-city youth, the program offers a two-week summer music workshop, followed by weekly music lessons, ensemble classes, and performance opportunities during the school year.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, Inc.
To support the Concert Chorus/Senior Chorus Training and Performance Programs, which include 10 months of weekly vocal music training for students. Vocal artists will teach students repertoire of past and present composers which students will then perform in a variety of venues.
Buffalo Media Resources, Inc. (aka Squeaky Wheel) (Consortium)
To support the Buffalo Youth Media Institute. The citywide youth media initiative, carried out in collaboration with Preservation Buffalo Niagara, will give young people the opportunity to work with experienced media artists and local historians to produce documentaries about Buffalo's culture and history.
California Institute of the Arts (aka CalArts)
To support the CalArts Community Arts Partnership Summer Arts Program, a three-week program of day-long classes in visual arts, dance, creative writing, animation, digital filmmaking, theater, photography and music led by CalArts faculty, student and alumni instructors. Students will learn artmaking from professional artists, experience art at Los Angeles arts institutions, and create original art that is presented to the public at the culmination of the program.
Capitol Region Education Council
To support the Center for Creative Youth, a five-week pre-professional summer arts residency on the campus of Wesleyan University for talented high school students from throughout the United States. Students are taught in their chosen arts disciplines by professional resident arts instructors and guest artists and take classes to experience the cultural and historic context of arts from around the world.
Center for Urban Pedagogy, Inc. (aka CUP) (Consortium)
To support The Art of Red Tape (ART), an arts workshop for underserved high school students that will help them understand and make art about New York City's social service systems. In partnership with the Resiliency Advocacy Project, students will employ principles of art, design, and multi-media in a final collaborative project to be presented at a public event at a New York cultural venue. Copies of the culminating work will be distributed to students' peers to further educate their communities.
Center of Creative Arts (aka COCA)
St. Louis, MO
To support three dance outreach programs. The Pre-Professional Dance program will provide intensive dance training to students (ages 11 to 18); the Talent Identified Program prepares intermediate students for advanced study; the Dance Outreach program will provide dance instruction in jazz, modern, hip-hop, and tap to elementary school children in St. Louis public schools.
City of San Fernando, California
San Fernando, CA
To support the Mariachi Master Apprentice Program that brings together professional musicians of Mariachi Los Camperos with mariachi students. Led by NEA National Heritage Fellow Nati Cano, the master musicians will teach mariachi arrangements of sones, rancheras, jarabes, huapangos, and polkas and performance skills including how to play effectively in live recording sessions.
Creative Clay, Inc. (aka Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center)
Saint Petersburg, FL
To support Art for All Kids, an arts project that provides visual, performing, and literary arts sessions at the bedside and in community spaces for children with medical illness, family members, and clinicians in four local healthcare settings in Florida. Children who receive daily treatment for a chronic or life threatening illnesses will have time to study with professional artists who are trained to work in healthcare settings leading to the creation of original artwork.
To support Dancewave Company, a program of pre-professional dance training for students to learn and perform works of major modern choreographers. Students study a diverse array of styles and artistic viewpoints with internationally renowned and emerging choreographers and develop skills required to pursue a professional dance career.
DreamYard Drama Project, Inc.
To support Out of School Programs. The programs are ACTION Project for arts and activism, the Bronx Acting Ensemble for pre-professional theater training, the Bronx Art Collective for visual art, the Bronx Poetry Program, Rhyme Factory for hip-hop culture, and Minis for visual art, dance, and theater workshops for young children and their guardians.
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
To support Young Artists Diploma Program. The Pre-Diploma Program provides arts education for youth ages three to 18 and the four-year Diploma Program serves middle and high school students. Professional artists from the fields of dance, media, music, and theater will teach classes and private lessons in the after-school and summer programs.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.
El Paso, TX
To support the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras program. Students advance musical skills in lessons and participation in small group ensembles based on age including The El Paso Youth Orchestra, the El Paso Symphony Youth String Ensembles, the El Paso Youth Symphonic, and the El Paso Youth String Philharmonic.
EmilyAnn Theatre Inc. (aka The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens)
To support Shakespeare Under the Stars, a summer youth theater program for high school students. Working with professional theater artists, youth will study lighting, set and costume design, technical theater, and performance skills culminating in the production of a full-length play performed at the outdoor EmilyAnn Theatre.
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
To support the Urban Youth Arts Education photography program. Mentored by professional photographers, students will learn about and practice the art of photography, reflect on their work and the work of others, and express their own creative vision by making and displaying their own work.
Girls Write Now, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Mentoring Program, which pairs girls with professional women writers as their personal mentors. Through weekly one-on-one writing sessions, monthly genre-based group workshops, a public reading series, and creation of literary portfolios, mentors help girls develop their independent voices, explore professions in writing, and learn how to make healthy chioces in school, career, and life.
Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus (aka Anima-Young Singers of Greater Chicago)
Glen Ellyn, IL
To support Anima's Ensemble Program and Honors Chorus Workshop. Year-round choral ensembles at various skill levels will serve as a basis for sequential music education for students.
Global Action Project, Inc. (aka G.A.P.)
New York, NY
To support the Urban Voices Media Arts Program. Professional media artists will work with underserved youth in digital media production to create group and individual media arts projects.
Global Girl Media
Culver City, CA
To support GlobalGirlMedia, a media arts education project. Teenage girls from underserved communities will be introduced to the principles of citizen journalism while using digital media to inspire self-esteem, community engagement, and social change.
Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival
Grand Canyon, AZ
To support the Native American Composer Apprentice Project. Students from Navajo and Hopi reservations will study one-on-one with a composer-in-residence for three weeks and create original work that will be performed by the New York City-based ETHEL String Quartet.
Henry Street Settlement (aka Henry Street Settlement/Abrons ArtsCenter)
New York, NY
To support the Abrons Arts Center Dance Ensemble and Junior Dance Ensemble. The Dance Ensemble provides free dance training for teens who are interested in pursuing dance in higher education or as a career while the Junior Dance Ensemble prepares younger students for advanced dance training.
In-Sight Photography Project Inc.
To support core-curriculum photography courses for teens. Teaching artists will provide free photography instruction to youth in rural southern Vermont during eight- to ten-week-long workshops offered in the fall, spring, and summer for a two year period.
To support the Young Musicians Program. Resident and visiting jazz artists and educators will teach middle and high school instrumental and vocal jazz students in a year-round program including after-school classes, summer camps, and performance opportunities.
Marwen Foundation, Inc.
To support the Marwen Studio, a free program which offers out-of-school, visual arts courses. Practicing artists design and teach sequential, hands-on art-making courses in a range of disciplines, including painting, drawing, photography, 3D (sculpture, ceramics), design arts, time-based media (video, animation), and inter-media (mixed media, new media).
Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County (aka formerly Music and Arts Center for Humanity)
To support the Alvin Ailey Dance Camp. Minority students will attend a six-week dance camp tutition-free, focusing on jazz, modern, and African dance techniques, and attend personal development workshops addressing peer pressure, drug abuse, interpersonal relationships, and community violence.
Northern Michigan University
To support Creating and Learning Art in Native Settings that will teach American Indian youth to revitalize Anishinaabe art forms, songs, and dances. Through a partnership with Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies and the Tribal Historic Preservation Office of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, youth in Michigan's central and western Upper Peninsula will attend workshops and a summer camp to study traditional and emerging contemporary Anishinaabe arts and create work for public exhibitions and performances.
Our Time Theatre Company, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Our Time NYC Program. Led by professional theater artists and targeted to teenagers who stutter, the program will allow students (ages eight to 18) to meet weekly for nine months to study the structure of playwriting and the importance of theme; develop vocal strength and breath support through singing exercises; and work collaboratively to write and perform a full-length play that will tour nationally in the summer months.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc.
To support Access to Theatre, a program that provides year-round after-school and summer performing arts programs, workshops, special events, classes, and leadership opportunities for youth with and without disabilities. Guest and resident artists with and without disabilities teach theatrical improvisation, acting techniques, expressive movement, instrumental and vocal music, and costume and prop design to youth.
Perlman Music Program Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Summer Music School. The intensive, six-week summer residency program will provide instruction, coaching, and mentoring opportunities to exceptionally gifted young string players.
Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates (aka Mural Arts Program)
To support the Mural Arts Program. Students develop personal portfolios and collaborate with professional artists and community members and stakeholders to plan, design, and execute large-scale, sophisticated murals and other works of public art.
To support ArtLab + Learning Lab: Integrated Experiences in Creating and Presenting Art. Professional artist-in-residence, guest artists, and university professors lead after-school, weekend, and summer classes and workshops in theater, media, and visual art that culminate in project for students to apply artistic skills learned in creative ways to interact with the public.
Project New Urban Arts
To support the Youth Mentorship Program and Summer Inquiry in the Arts Program. Professional artists, who receive extensive training, will mentor students in art galleries and studios across Providence.
Project STEP, Inc.
To support the Preparatory Division and Pre-College Division string instrument programs. Program components include private strings lessons, theory classes, piano classes, master classes, chamber music, and orchestra participation, as well as attendance at music camps.
Raw Art Works, Inc.
To support Real to Reel Film School. Young filmmakers will learn to use technology including cameras, film editing, lighting, and sound systems, and will develop skills in self-efficacy, leadership, and cooperation.
Rosie's Theater Kids, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the ACTE II (A Commitment to Excellence) program in musical theater. Targeted to exceptionally talented students from low-income families, professional teaching artists and guests from the Broadway stage will provide instruction after-school and during a summer intensive, which culminates in a student performance for family and friends.
Ryman-Carroll Foundation (aka Ryman Arts)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the expansion of pre-professional studio art classes for high school students in the Los Angeles. Offered free of charge, classes are taught by experienced teaching artists and focus on the fundamental skills of drawing and painting in a rigorous and supportive environment.
San Francisco Art and Film Program (aka San Francisco Art & Film for Teenagers)
San Francisco, CA
To support the Teen Film Workshop, an arts education project designed to prepare students for film school and train them for careers in the film industry. Students will participate in lectures and film viewings, which will provide them with a foundation in theory. They then apply what they have learned as they design and produce individual films and a group film.
San Francisco Girls Chorus, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the Music Education and Performance Program. The program will provide nine months of instruction in choral singing and opportunities for concert performance, using a five-level graduated curriculum and repertoire that spans six centuries and includes 14 languages.
San Francisco Symphony (on behalf of San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra)
San Francisco, CA
To support the Artist Development Program of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. Designed to complement the youth orchestra's core program of weekly rehearsals and concert performances, the free program will provide students with coaching, mentorship, and specialized training in chamber music.
Sloss Furnaces Foundation, Inc.
To support the Summer Youth Apprenticeship, a visual arts education program. High school students from the Birmingham area will apprentice to learn a variety of cast-metal skills including pattern making, mold making, finishing processes, welding, grinding, and sandblasting.
Southern Exposure (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support intensive visual arts education projects for San Francisco area teenagers. In partnership with the Jewish Vocational and Career Counseling Service, Southern Exposure will have youth work alongside teaching artists to produce three major projects and exhibitions to be presented in the Southern Exposure Gallery.
Spy Hop Productions, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
To support the Youth Documentary Arts Program, a media arts education program. The project will include Reel Stories, a summer documentary filmmaking workshop; Documenting Communities, a year-long exploration of communities; Loud and Clear, a youth-produced radio program; and Pitch-Nic Young Writer/Director, a mentorship program.
Stanford Jazz Workshop
To support the 2012 Jazz Camp and Jazz Residency Programs. Students will study with professional jazz educators and musicians, with a focus on ear training, improvisation, and playing in small ensembles.
Thomas Armour Youth Ballet Inc.
South Miami, FL
To support the Dance as a Vehicle for Success project. The program will provide free, weekly classes to students focused on developing ballet, tap, and Horton Modern technique and repertory.
Tucson Symphony Society
To support the Young Composers Project. Students will learn to compose original works for orchestra. Their training will culminate in a reading and recording of their pieces by the Tucson Symphony Chamber Orchestra or the Tucson String Quintet.
University of Oregon (on behalf of Oregon Bach Festival)
To support the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy program. A 12-day summer program of the Oregon Bach Festival, students have the opportunity to study vocal technique with artists such as Helmuth Rilling. Also, teachers and teaching artists attend professional development.
Webster University (on behalf of Community Music School)
St. Louis, MO
To support the Community Music School's Pre-College Student Preparatory Program (PREP). Designed to augment the individual study of exceptionally talented music students in the St. Louis area, the program trains students in chamber music, music theory, music history and literature, and provides performance opportunities and artistic mentoring.
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
To support Child Life Arts and Enrichment Program that engages professional artists to teach hospitalized youth to use video, digital photography, written and spoken word and music in the creation of digital stories. The program serves youth living with sickle cell anemia, diabetes, asthma, cancer, and cystic fibrosis, mental illness, and trauma, or who are experiencing a lengthy or difficult hospital stay.
Young People''s Chorus of New York City, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Partner Schools Program. At-risk students from up to 15 New York City public schools will participate in after-school, choral music education activities, including weekly rehearsals, music theory and harmonic analysis classes, and performance experiences.
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