2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ August 11, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
3-Legged Dog, Inc. (aka 3LD)
New York, NY
To support 3LD/3D+. This program provides resources such as touring circuits, production assistance, internet, and HD cinema for American artists to expand their international audiences.
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc. (aka Harlem Stage)
New York, NY
To support the commissioning and presentation of the WaterWork, Harlem Stride, and E-Moves series at Harlem Stage. Artists including pianist Jason Moran, bassist/singer Meshell Ndegeocello, choreographer Kyle Abraham, and writer/performer Carl Hancock Rux, will create and perform new works, or will participate in residencies that will advance the development of new works scheduled for production the following season.
Alaska Junior Theater, Inc.
To support presentations of performing artworks for children and their families. Theatreworks USA will perform Junie B. Jones and Australia's Monkey Baa: Theatre for Young People will perform Hitler's Daughter in schools and hold workshops at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
Alternate ROOTS, Inc.
To support the 36th Annual Meeting. The 2012 conference will be the third and final conference of a three-year-program focusing on diversity in the southern United States.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Ann Arbor, MI
To support a series of multidisciplinary arts performances and related activities at the 2012 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Artists including jazz performer Esperanza Spalding, dance troupe Pilobolus, Australian theater group Erth, and singer Al Green will perform and participate in workshops, master classes, and discussions.
Artist Trust: A Resource for Washington
To support career training and resources to artists throughout Washington State. Training will be offered statewide at the Creative Career Center through free workshops on artist resources, grant writing, and a 50-hour program for visual artists, writers, and film/media artists.
To support artist fees as part of the multidisciplinary 2012 Artown Festival. Activities will include performances by local and touring artists, hands-on visual arts programs, and film screenings during the month of July.
Arts Boston, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the second phase of the Berkshire Audiences Initiative. In partnership with the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, this project will identify trends from the data collected in Phase I to create the first data-driven portrait of cultural participation in the Berkshires Region. This will help organizations understand their existing audiences, broaden and increase those audiences, and improve marketing effectiveness.
Port Angeles, WA
To support the 32nd annual Northwest Booking Conference and professional development programs. In addition to the conference, this project will continue to support Shadow Pack/Shadow Pro, a mentoring program for young and aspiring presenters.
Asian American Arts Alliance, Inc. (aka a4)
To support professional development programs. This project helps artists to hone entrepreneurial skills and develop practical and creative strategies for career growth.
Asian Arts Initiative
To support Home: Far and Near, a festival of Asian American performances. Asian American performing artists will be presented individually as well as collaboratively in a newly developed and created ensemble work. Possible artists to be involved in the project include spoken-word artist Regie Cabico, interdisciplinary artist Robert Farid Karimi, writer/performer Dan Kwong, and solo performer/writer/filmmaker Kristina Wong.
Association of American Cultures, Inc.
To support two regional meetings as well as planning for a national conference. The meetings will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, (co-sponsored by Alternate ROOTS), and Seattle, Washington, (co-sponsored by the City of Seattle), in the summer and fall of 2012. The national conference will be held in New England in 2013
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Inc. (aka Arts Presenters)
To support APAP/NYC, the Leadership Development Institute, and the Emerging Leadership Institute. APAP/NYC, Arts Presenters' annual conference, is the largest performing arts gathering in the country.
Bard College (on behalf of Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts)
To support a series of performances during the SummerScape Festival at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. The festival will focus on the works of composer Carl Hancock Rux and his contemporaries by presenting rarely performed and contemporary works in opera, music, dance, and theater.
Baryshnikov Dance Foundation (aka Baryshnikov Arts Center)
New York, NY
To support a series of residencies, performances, festivals, and screenings at the Jerome Robbins Theater and the Howard Gilman Performance Space. Dance, music, theater, film, and multimedia artists will participate in a variety of residency activities.
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Inc. (aka BAM)
To support the 2012 Next Wave Festival. The festival will present performing artists such as the Builders Association, Wynton Marsalis, Garth Fagan, Miguel Gutierrez, and the Civilians, and will include in-school workshops and artist talks.
Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts
To support the Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival. Activities will include free outdoor concerts and community activities such as music and dance clinics, master classes, school presentations, film screenings, a visual arts exhibition, and artist talks for students of music and dance.
Builders Association, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the pre-production and tour of House/Divided. The multimedia work, based on John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, will explore the changing meaning of home and place, and include live performance and video.
California Institute of the Arts (aka CalArts) (on behalf of Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
To support the 20/20 Interdisciplinary Initiative at the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater. The project will feature a series of residencies, commissions, performances, and festivals and will include artists such as poet/performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph, theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service, dance company Body Weather Laboratory, and performance ensemble Nature Theater of Oklahoma.
California Lawyers for the Arts, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support training and public meetings on a variety of legal topics for arts professionals. This three-part project includes the development of a mediation training program for intellectual property disputes; the Arts and Environmental Initiative for individuals interested in addressing environmental issues through the arts; and the Arts-in-Corrections Initiative to support arts projects in correctional facilities.
New London, CT
To support a series of performances during the Onstage at Connecticut College season. Presentations by David Dorfman Dance, theater groups the Civilians and SITI Company, and music ensemble Sō Percussion will be accompanied by workshops and master classes for middle, high school, and college students.
Contemporary Arts Center (aka CAC) (Consortium)
New Orleans, LA
To support the presentation of the EMERGE series. A partnership with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, the project will present works and related educational activities by music, theater, and visual artists who have migrated to New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina, including musicians Khris Royal and Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown, visual artists Alyssa Dennis and Grace Mikell, and theater companies Goat in the Road Productions and Artist International Connection.
Creative Capital Foundation
New York, NY
To support career development workshops to help artists with business skills. The Professional Development Program teaches working artists about self-management, strategic planning, fundraising, and promotion.
Cross Performance, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a residency for interdisciplinary artist Ralph Lemon and a team of collaborating artists at the Park Avenue Armory. The residency will support the creation of a series of installations, exhibitions, and media and dance works through collaboration with visual artists Nari Ward and Christian Marclay, designer Jim Findlay, and dancers from the Lyon Opera Ballet.
Cultural Development Corporation of the District of Columbia (aka CuDC)
To support the Flashpoint and Source Business Centers. Each center's network will provide residency and technical assistance programs as well as opportunities for affordable exhibition, performance, and office space in conjunction with other business amenities.
DiverseWorks, Inc. (aka DiverseWorks ArtSpace)
To support the DiverseDialogue Series and after-school program Meta-Four Houston. Artists including multidisciplinary performer Elia Arce, choreographer Michelle Ellsworth, playwright Aaron Landsman, and visual artist Michael Jones McKean, will create and present works while in residence.
To support the production of FirstWorks Festival 2012. The series of New England performances by artists such as dancer Savion Glover, violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, Kronos Quartet, and Papermoon Puppet Theatre will extend into communities through forums, workshops, master classes, and school programs.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Ltd.
To support the commissioning and presentation of dance, theater, music, and multidisciplinary works. Each of the performances by artists such as the Joffrey Ballet, jazz trio the Bad Plus, composer Phil Kline, Trisha Brown Dance Company, and theater artist Ain Gordon will be accompanied by related public events such as discussions, lectures, student matinees, master classes, workshops, and open rehearsals.
Fractured Atlas Productions, Inc.
New York, NY
To support an expansion of Open Arts Network. This project will focus on acquiring partners in new regions, especially rural areas, and giving them technology and business infrastructure resources.
Fractured Atlas Productions, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support an expansion of Chicago Artist Resource. In partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Fractured Atlas will expand Chicago Artists Resource into a national network of local professional development resources for artists.
Haleakala, Inc. (aka The Kitchen)
New York, NY
To support archiving The Kitchen's three decades of audio and video performances. The project includes the re-mastering of up to 75 video tapes; the production of 6 additional videotaped interviews; and the further cataloguing and preservation of the paper archive.
Hallwalls, Inc. (aka Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center)
To support the Artist in Residence Project, including the creation and presentation of new visual arts, media arts, and music works. Artists including composer Elliott Sharp, multimedia artist Deborah Stratman, and visual/video artists Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby (Canada) will receive stipends; allotments for materials, fabrication, and workspace; access to equipment and technical support; and opportunities for public presentation and interaction with local artists and community members.
New York, NY
To support the Creative Residency Program. Artists will be commissioned to create art worksfor public performance and digital broadcast using new and evolving technologies.
Helena Presents (aka Myrna Loy Center)
To support a series of commissioning, presenting, touring, and residency projects at the Myrna Loy Center. Guest artists including choreographers Reggie Wilson and Kyle Abraham, composer/violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, poet/performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and music ensemble Sō Percussion will create and present works in collaboration with local and regional artists.
HUC Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA
To support Journeys and Encounters: A Performing Arts Series at the Skirball. The series will explore the connections between Jewish history and American democratic ideals through performances, exhibitions, film screenings, and educational activities by artists such as Septeto Roberto Rodriguez, British multidisciplinary ensembles Stan's Café and Blast Theory, and playwright Robert Karimi.
Jack Straw Foundation (aka Jack Straw Productions)
To support programs for artists and writers and the New Media Gallery. Artists will participate in residencies, workshops, and public presentations involving sound art.
Kingdom County Productions
To support the series Kingdom County Presents. The program will include dance, music, and theater performances, film screenings, and workshops which will feature the dance troupe Momix, the Acting Company, Russian National Ballet, and bluegrass group the Horse Flies.
La Peña Cultural Center, Inc.
To support Hip Hop Beyond Gender: Women & Two-Spirits in Hip Hop Art and Culture. Artists including poet Aya de Leon, performer Aisha Fukushima, and DJ Rosa La Rumorosa will be featured in performances, panels, workshops, and film screenings.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the presentation of the Lincoln Center Festival 2012. Performances will focus on dance, theater, opera, and music with artists including the Druid Theatre Company (Ireland), composer Jacob ter Veldhuis (Netherlands), flamenco ensemble Ojos de Brujo (Spain), and the Paris Opera Ballet.
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc. (aka MASS MoCA) (Consortium)
North Adams, MA
To support Assets for Artists. In partnership with The Midas Collaborative, Inc., this program supports low income artists in all disciplines through financial education, small business training, and individual development accounts that provide matching funds as targeted investment in specific projects.
Miami Dade College
To support the Cultura del Lobo performance series. The project will focus on contemporary work that explores world cultures, with artists such as jazz pianist Diego Amador (Spain), theater group Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes (Mexico), choreographer Jae Duk Kim (South Korea), singer Oumou Sangare (Mali), and performance troupe Rude Mechanicals.
Miami Light Project, Inc.
To support Here and Now 2013. The commissioning and presenting project will focus on the professional development of local artists and will include presentations, master classes, and workshops by artists such as writer/performer Teo Castellanos, choreographer Rosie Herrera, Hip Hop artist Rudi Goblen, and choreographer Maria Helena Thevenot.
Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, NJ
To support the presentation of the Voices Animating the Stage series. Premieres of dance, opera, and music works will be presented by artists including composer David T. Little, director Robert Woodruff, dance collective Via Katlehong (South Africa), composer Scott Johnson, music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, and choreographer Richard Alston (United Kingdom), along with pre- and post-performance conversations.
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (aka NALAC)
San Antonio, TX
To support The 2012 National Conference and Leadership Institute. The five-day conference will address Latino undercapitalization and be held in Philadelphia, PA .
National Center for Creative Aging (aka NCCA)
To support the NCCA Research Center for Arts and Culture's ART CART. An intergenerational arts legacy project, ART CART connects 20th-century visual artists with teams of graduate fellows to document their lifetimes of creative work.
National Guild for Community Arts Education, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the national Conference for Community Arts Education in Dallas. The program includes a leadership development institute in Philadelphia, regional professional development events in five cities, and dissemination of best practices information to the field via the Internet and hard-copy publications.
New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Inc.
New Haven, CT
To support cornerstone projects at the 2012 festival. The projects will include performances by Asphalt Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, Taiwan’s Contemporary Legend Theater, and poet Robert Pinsky and musician Ben Allison, and associated outreach activities.
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
Staten Island, NY
To support commissioned artwork for the Turbulence.org website. The project will provide for the creation, presentation, and distribution of new Internet-based works by nationally recognized artists.
New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations (on behalf of Dorothy and Lewis Cullman Center )
New York, NY
To support the recording and preservation of live dance and theater performances and oral histories in the field of dance. The program will add recordings to the collections of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Jerome Robbins Dance Division and Theater on Film and Tape Archive.
New York Shakespeare Festival (aka The Public Theater) (on behalf of Joe's Pub)
New York, NY
To support the Commissioning and New Work Development Initiative. The series of commissions and performances will prepare potential artists, such as Rhythm and Blues singer Bettye LaVette, singer/banjo player Abigail Washburn, and vocalist/composer Everett Bradley, for future touring of new works through creation and production support.
On the Boards (Consortium)
To support the commissioning and touring of a new work created by the recipient of the 2012 Spalding Gray Award. A partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum, the work will be created by an artist or arts group that exemplifies the writing and performance aspects of the late solo performer Spalding Gray. It will tour to Seattle (On the Boards), Minneapolis (Walker Art Center), Pittsburgh (Andy Warhol Museum), and New York (PS 122).
Open Channels New York, Inc. (aka Dixon Place)
New York, NY
To support Mondo Cane!, a program of commissions and performances. The program will include residencies, mentorships, free rehearsal and performance space, workshops, technical assistance, and marketing and publicity support for performing artists including choreographers Rachel Klein and Ephrat Asherie, playwright Tina Satter, and performer Daniel Alexander Jones.
New York, NY
To support the PERFORMA Institute. PERFORMA, a group of New York City-based presenting partners and arts organizations dedicated to contemporary art, has created the PERFORMA Institute for educational activities such as a conference with the theme "NYC," online and print publications, a curatorial network program, and an online repository of emerging innovators and scholars.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival (aka Philadelphia Live Arts Festival )
To support the commissioning and presentation of selected works at the 2012 Live Arts Festival. A U.S. premiere of Food Court will be commissioned and performed by Back to Back Theatre (Australia), and the world premiere of Headlong Dance Theater's This Town is a Mystery will be presented.
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (aka PICA)
To support the Time Based Art Festival and related educational activities. The festival will feature local, national, and international artists working in dance, theater, music, visual arts, film, and multidisciplinary forms.
Public Art Saint Paul
Saint Paul, MN
To support Public Art Lab. This professional development and education/engagement program brings artists and scientists/engineers together for public collaboration.
Regents of the University of California at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
To support the Movers & Shakers: Innovators in the Arts series at UCSB Arts & Lectures. The series will feature artists including multidisciplinary ensemble Hotel Modern (Netherlands), choreographer Akram Khan (UK), string quartet Brooklyn Rider, actor John Malkovich, theater/dance ensemble DV8 Physical Theatre (United Kingdom), and glass artist Dale Chihuly.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
To support artist residencies at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. Artists will use the center's facilities to create works investigating the intersection of art, media, technology, and science.
New York, NY
To support NuDance 2012. The NuDance series will present new works by emerging and mid-career dance artists and allow them time and space to prepare for presentation.
San Francisco Performances, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the presentation of commissioned works, as well as world and regional premieres of music and dance works. Related workshops, master classes, and lectures will help audiences increase their understanding and enjoyment of the live performances; artists include pianist Jonathan Biss, Elias String Quartet, tenor Mark Padmore, clarinetist Carey Bell, violist Scott St. John, The Bad Plus jazz trio, Philip Glass Ensemble, and Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Shunpike Arts Collective
To support the Partner Artists program. This project provides fiscal sponsorship and back-office services to art groups across Washington State.
Society for the Arts in Healthcare
To support a series of eight regional arts in health care training sessions. This program will support artists and healthcare providers in identifying partners and resources, as well as sharing best practices and strategies for developing the arts in healthcare environments.
Stanford University (aka Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford University) (on behalf of Stanford Lively Arts)
To support Traditional Voices, New Visions at Stanford Lively Arts. The series will inaugurate the new Bing Concert Hall and feature works by artists including composer John Luther Adams, percussionist Glenn Kotche, Fisk Jubilee Singers, and musical theater ensemble Making Books Sing.
Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.
To support Claiming Places: Unity, Ownership and Hogar (Home). The series will include exhibitions, performances, and panel discussions involving artists such as choreographer Merian Soto and visual artists Cesar Viveros Herrera, Esperanza Cortes, and Dino Vazquez.
theater et al, inc. (aka The Chocolate Factory Theater)
Long Island City, NY
To support Art Creation Residencies at the Chocolate Factory. Residencies ranging in duration from one to eight weeks will provide artists the opportunity to create new multidisciplinary work.
Theatre Communications Group, Inc. (aka TCG) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support National Performing Arts Conference online. In partnership with the American Music Center and nine other arts organizations, TCG will create a comprehensive web resource to provide communication and information.
University Musical Society (aka UMS)
Ann Arbor, MI
To support Landmarks: A Series of Return Engagements by Three Ensembles. The project will consist of residencies and performances in dance, music, and theater with ensembles including the Martha Graham Dance Company, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Propeller (United Kingdom).
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (on behalf of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts)
To support the Sustainable Creativity Project. The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will present a series of performances and ancillary activities in music, dance, and theater, including such artists as NEA Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal, Australia's Circus Oz, National Circus of the People's Republic of China, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and Builders Association.
University of Iowa (on behalf of Hancher Auditorium)
Iowa City, IA
To support the Iowa Experience Project at Hancher Auditorium. The project will consist of residencies and performances in dance, theater, and music, including artists such as singer Lila Downs, AXIS Dance Company, writer Oren Jacoby, and producer/director Christopher McElroen.
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (on behalf of Lied Center of Kansas)
To support Play It Forward: An Exploration of a Female Aesthetic that Sustains Cultural Traditions and Personal Histories. The project will consist of residencies and performances in dance and music, including artists such as Ragamala Dance, jazz singer Nneena Freelon, singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, and jazz violinist Regina Carter.
University of Maryland at College Park (on behalf of Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)
College Park, MD
To support collaborative commissioning projects at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The project will consist of residencies and performances in dance, theater, and music, including such artists as dance/theater ensemble Lucky Plush Productions, performer Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet, choreographer Bill T. Jones, and theater artist Anne Bogart.
University of New Mexico Main Campus
To support the creation of Dome Poems: Memory and Emergence. Commemorating New Mexico's Centennial (2012), poet Levi Romero, photographer/filmmaker Miguel Gandert, and media artist Hue Walker will create a short film to be projected at digital dome theaters including planetariums, festivals, and community events.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (on behalf of Carolina Performing Arts)
Chapel Hill, NC
To support the creation and presentation of Rite of Spring at 100. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, two new collaborative works will be created and presented by puppeteer Basil Twist with the Orchestra of St. Luke's and choreographer Bill T. Jones with theater director Anne Bogart.
University of Washington (on behalf of UW World Series)
To support the presentation of Giving Voice: Initiating Social Change through the Live Performing Arts at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. Artists including singer/songwriter Vusi Mahlasela (South Africa), Mexican-American ensemble La Catrina String Quartet, physically-integrated troupe AXIS Dance Company, and musician Kathy Mattea will perform and participate in community events, residencies, master classes, and workshops.
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support legal classes for artists. Three separate discipline programs taught by attorneys will focus on legal issues for visual artists, filmmakers, and fashion designers.
Walker Art Center, Inc.
To support Creation in the Community, a series of commissions, residencies, and presentations of large-scale performance works. Artists including composer Zeena Parkins, performer Cynthia Hopkins, music ensemble Sō Percussion, and theater troupe Elevator Repair Service will take part in public programs such as performances, open rehearsals, question-and-answer sessions, readings, panel discussions, and school performances.
Wesleyan University (Consortium)
To support the university's new Institute for Curatorial Practice. In partnership with Danspace Project, Wesleyan is launching the nation's first post-graduate professional certificate program in curatorial practice.
Western Alliance of Arts Administrators Foundation (aka Western Arts Alliance)
To support professional development content for the Western Arts Alliance Conference. The program will help artists via scholarships, technical assistance, pitch sessions, and an online program utilizing social media.
To support the 40th anniversary residency project. Yard, an artist and performance center on Martha's Vineyard, will host multi-disciplinary group artist residencies focused on creation, community participation, and presentation, as well as performances and special events such as film installations.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
To support Big Ideas, a series of multidisciplinary performances, film screenings, and exhibitions. The program of film, visual, and performance works will include the Kronos Quartet, visual artists Nayland Blake and Shih Chieh Huang, and choreographer Maria Helena Pinto (Mozambique).
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506