Design: FY 2006 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Access to Artistic Excellence | Access to Artistic Excellence II | Panelists
Access to Artistic Excellence
(March 14, 2005 deadline)
Allied Arts Foundation
To support a collaborative redevelopment project for Seattle's Downtown Waterfront neighborhood. More than 100 local design, environmental, business, residential, and civic organizations will participate in the year-long project to create a design plan.
Architectural League of New York
New York, NY
To support the dissemination of materials related to programming for Architecture and . . ., a year-long series of events celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Architecture League. Materials will include an event catalogue and downloadable and CD-ROM versions of lectures and symposia.
Artists Space, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Architecture and Design Project Series. The series of installations and exhibits will introduce current design and architectural issues to visual arts, design, and general audiences.
Chicago Architecture Foundation
To support a series of seminars that will educate business, government, and neighborhood leaders on community design and development issues. The project will promote architectural innovation in community design guidelines, mixed-use development, affordable housing, public housing, and community centers to an audience of more than 500 individuals.
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
To support a design competition aimed at developing ideas on how to connect the existing cultural and educational institutions in Pittsburgh's North Side neighborhood into a family-oriented district. The project also will include community presentations, a publication, and an exhibition.
Confluences (aka Confluence Project) (Consortium)
To support a consortium project for the commission of a landscape installation, Skybowl, by artist/architect Maya Lin. Developed in collaboration with the Nez Perce tribe, Skybowl will feature stories of the tribe and its perspective of the Lewis and Clark journey.
Congress for the New Urbanism
To support workshops, a publication, and a tool kit for use in encouraging local leaders to develop pedestrian-friendly road standards and designs. The materials will be provided free-of-charge and available on the Congress for the New Urbanism web site.
Friends of the Schindler House (on behalf of The MAK Center for Art and Architecutre)
Los Angeles, CA
To support an exhibition, a symposium, and a publication on the contemporary convergence of art, architecture, environmental design, and the life sciences. U.S. and international architects, designers, and artists will contribute installations and essays on issues including liquid space, nanotechnology, and light as a building product.
Harvard University (on behalf of Harvard Design Magazine)
To support the publication of two issues of Harvard Design Magazine. The magazine includes commissioned essays and photography that explore critical issues in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.
Japan Society, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Extreme Living: Contemporary Japanese Residential Architecture, an exhibition and catalogue on contemporary Japanese home design. The project, curated by architectural critic Naomi Pollock with exhibition design by Hitoshi Abe, will significantly add to the amount of English-language information available on contemporary Japanese architecture.
Maine Arts Commission (Consortium)
To support a consortium project for a waterfront landscape design in Portland, Maine. Working with the Maine Department of Transportation, an artist team will transform an environmentally damaged waterfront area into a coastal park that interprets Maine's cultural and environmental history.
Museum of Modern Art (aka MoMA) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support a consortium project for the design and production of a site-specific, noncommercial architectural installation at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. The design competition will provide critical exposure to emerging architects and designers. The final project will be selected based on artistic merit, innovative content, interpretation of the competition theme, and the ability to work within a budget.
National Building Museum
To support The Spotlight on Design, a design lecture series featuring presentations by nationally and internationally known design professionals. The range of speakers includes architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and graphic and environmental designers.
Northwest Architectural League (aka ARCADE)
To support an issue of a quarterly magazine on architecture and design. Targeted to design professionals, artists, community activists, real estate developers, and design enthusiasts, the publication offers critical examination of buildings, products, infrastructure, community, and ideas.
New York, NY
To support an event guide, interpretive handouts, and Web site for a free-of-charge New York City architectural tour including all five boroughs. Outreach activities for the project will include exhibits, performances, talks with design professionals, and materials for children developed in partnership with the New York City Board of Education.
Piedmont Housing Alliance (aka Charlottesville Community Design Center) (Consortium)
To support a consortium project for the redesign of a Charlottesville neighborhood. Working with Greater Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity and community residents, the Charlottesville Community Design Center will create a mixed-use community on the site of an existing trailer park.
Resource Center (Consortium)
To support a consortium project for educational programming on sustainable design. Working with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and several city agencies, the Resource Center will introduce environmentally sensitive design practices to the community through public lectures, technical workshops, a commissioned artist residency, and a temporary greenhouse installation in the school's Sculpture Courtyard.
Sacramento Area Council of Governments
To support the development of form-based land use codes in the Sacramento region as an alternative to conventional statistics-based land use regulations. Form-based codes will promote mixed-use communities in the region's cities and counties, which have agreed to collectively adopt a mixed-use growth policy to reduce traffic and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Young Aspirations/Young Artists, Inc. (aka YA/YA)
New Orleans, LA
To support a twelve-week design apprenticeship program in millinery. Approximately 20 area youth, ages 14-24, will learn the technical skills of design and construction from master milliner Tracy Thomason and other guest artists.
Access to Artistic Excellence II
(August 15, 2005 deadline)
Alaska Design Forum, Inc.
To support a lecture series focused on stimulating discussion of the built environment. Internationally recognized designers and artists will be invited to speak in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
Chicago Horticultural Society (aka Chicago Botanic Garden)
To support an exhibition on historic and contemporary garden design. The exhibition will examine the science and art of garden design through large-scale photographs of private and public gardens from around the world.
City of New York/Parks & Recreation
New York, NY
To support the documentation and conservation of a terrazzo art pavement designed by architect Philip Johnson for the 1964 World's Fair. Public programs and activities will engage the local community and a Web site will disseminate conservation information to a national audience.
Confluences (aka Confluence Project)
To support the publication of a study guide on recent landscapes designed by architect Maya Lin. The study guide will examine new landscape installations located in Washington and Oregon, along the key confluences of the Columbia River Basin.
Cornerstones Community Partnerships
Santa Fe, NM
To support workshops focused on the preservation and conservation of historic adobe structures. The project will train rural community residents in traditional building methods.
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
To support an exhibition about innovative tourist sites in Florida. Using large format photography, murals of the sites will be assembled into an interpretive exhibition.
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids, MI
To support a traveling exhibition about the Eames lounge chair. A scholarly publication, educational programming, and special events will complement the exhibition.
Harlem Textile Works, Ltd. (aka HTW)
New York, NY
To support a youth apprenticeship program for surface design and printmaking. Young designers and artists will be introduced to design practices and marketable job skills.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (aka NHS)
To support the exhibition, Learning from North Lawndale. The exhibition and related programming will launch an initiative to preserve greystone buildings in Chicago.
New York Foundation for Architecture, Inc. (aka Center for Architecture Foundation) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support a consortium project that includes the creation of a multimedia installation and Web site and a conference about architecture and planning projects. The New York City Department of City Planning will participate in the conference and provide content information for the installation and Web site.
Piedmont Environmental Council
To support community forums and design tools for the redesign of Tysons Corner, Virginia. Civic groups, residents, business leaders, and officials will discuss methods to redesign the area around a new light rail system.
Rhode Island School of Design (aka RISD) (Consortium)
To support a consortium project for a conference and guidebook on urban waterfront development. The Rhode Island Economic Policy Council will assist an interdisciplinary team in determining and disseminating best practices.
University of Virginia
To support a traveling exhibition and catalogue documenting where and how African American musicians traveled during segregation. Project plans include 10 artist/architects, each designing a box based on a dresser trunk to tell the story of musicians who traveled along the Southern Crescent Train Line.
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