Local Arts Agencies: FY2004 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
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Alliance of New York State Arts Councils,
To support the development of Online Live! A New Model for
Professional Development. In Partnership with Cornell University,
this interactive online conferencing, meeting and training program
will serve more than 2,000 local and statewide service and
discipline specific organizations within all 62 counties of the
Arts Council of Rock Hill & York County
Rock Hill, SC
To support the Revival Design Camp Meeting and ripple-effect. The
Revival Design Camp is a national model for the cross-training of
professional craft artists and environmentalists working with
recycled materials; ripple-effect is the artist-directed,
non-profit component that manufactures and markets the resulting
Arts Council Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
To support the Community Arts Fund (CAF) grant program. Now in its
14th year, CAF promotes multicultural diversity of Santa Clara
County's arts community and extends these resources to audiences
throughout the region.
Cambridge Arts Council
To support Cambridge Public Arts ACTS. In partnership with the
Underground Railway Theater, theatrical performances inspired by
public artworks in Cambridge will be created to better acquaint the
host communities with the artworks' significance.
City of Charleston, South Carolina (on behalf
of Office of Cultural Affairs)
To support Piccolo Art Beat. This outreach project for the 2005
Piccolo Spoleto Festival will include an artist residency through
which Charleston students will learn drumming techniques, make
percussion instruments from found objects, and perform an original
composition created during the residency.
Colquitt Miller Arts Council (consortium)
To support the consortium Art with Heart project. Working in
partnership with the Miller County Hospital/Nursing Home, students
will be trained by local art instructors in various art forms such
as weaving, basketry, quilting, painting and drawing, and will then
work with nursing home residents and hospital patients to create
community art projects.
Greater Columbus Arts Council, Inc.
To support Arts CLASSified. This new searchable Web directory
highlights providers of community arts education programs within
Franklin County, Ohio.
Madera County Arts Council
To support a cultural needs assessment to identify the needs and
interests of the Latino population. The goal of this project,
undertaken in partnership with Latinas Unidas, is to expand and
diversify the audience for Madera County Arts Council programs,
particularly among the local Latino population.
Missouri Association of Community Arts
To support the expansion and marketing of macaa.net. The Web site
offers multiple types of information for arts organizations,
individual artists, and rural audiences throughout Missouri.
Pinellas County Arts Council
To support the consortium project, Youth Arts Corps. In
partnership with the City of St. Petersburg, this arts-based youth
development program provides after-school and summer programs for
youth eight to 17 and places professional artists in juvenile
justice and community-based settings within Pinellas County.
Quad City Arts, Inc.
Rock Island, IL
To support the Visiting Artists Series. The project is a
performing arts residency program that brings artists of national
acclaim to a six-county region within Illinois and Iowa, with
performances held in traditional and non-traditional venues,
including factories, small businesses.
Rockford Area Arts Council
To support artists' fees for the ArtsPlace Open House. The project
will feature visual arts exhibits and performances as part of an
outreach effort by ArtsPlace, an arts job-training program for
Southeast Texas Arts Council, Inc.
To support a Native American festival. The festival will
demonstrate elements of indigenous southeast Texas Native American
culture through dance, music, lectures, storytelling, and museum
Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina, Inc.
To support the integration of art into the Blue Ridge Heritage
Area Management Plan (BRHA). In partnership with Advantage West,
the consortium project will include an arts and tourism partnership
retreat to educate arts councils on shared opportunities for
cultural tourism; arts and heritage tourism workshops; and
individual consultations with arts organizations to further develop
Churchill Arts Council
To support a performing arts series at the Oak Park Art Center
Theatre. The series will offer audiences of northern Nevada
presentations featuring artists representing international cultural
traditions and aesthetics.
City of El Paso, Texas Arts and Culture (on behalf of Arts
El Paso, TX
To support the Discovery Series Performances, lecture
demonstrations, and master classes will be conducted by Ballet
Hispanico, the Martha Graham Dance Ensemble, and the Turtle Island
String Quartet in El Paso, Las Cruces, NM, and Chihuahua City,
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Workspace artist residency program. Workspace is a
competitive residency program that will provide studio space to
emerging and mid-career artists for the creation and exhibition of
Northampton Arts Council
To support Sisters of the South. Blues artists Beverly Guitar
Watkins, Mother Pauline Goins, Cora Mae Bryant, Algia Mae Hinton,
and Essie Mae Brooks will perform and present workshops as part of
the council's performing arts series.
Heritage & Preservation
Americans for the Arts
To support a series of activities related to public art
preservation. Project activities will include the archiving of
visual documentation of national public art works for historical
purposes as well as to serve as models for new projects,
documenting best practices and policies including information about
conservation of outdoor art, and disseminating this information to
various interested parties.
Services to Arts Organizations and Artists
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc.
To support the Cultural Venture Fund. Selected Bronx arts
organizations will be provided consultants and grants to facilitate
the development of arts-related entrepreneurial ventures.
Cultural Development Authority
To support the Touring Artists Program. TAP links King County
performing artists with local and regional presenters by providing
marketing assistance for artists and booking resources for
Fulton County Arts Council
To support ACCESS, an electronic marketing initiative designed to
benefit Fulton County's arts community. Small and mid-sized arts
organizations in metropolitan Atlanta will receive technology
support to allow them to benefit from a newly developed Web portal
that provides unified marketing for the arts.
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
To support the continued development of an electronic marketing
initiative PhillyFunGuide.com, an online regional entertainment
calendar, and PhillyFunSavers, an e-mail program offering last
minute, half-priced tickets provides unified marketing for
southeastern Pennsylvania's nonprofit cultural organizations.
Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation
To support the Local Arts Network. The LAN provides training,
technical assistance, and professional development opportunities
for nonprofit arts organizations across Illinois.
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Initiative of International Arts Collaborations. The
initiative will provide opportunities for Los Angeles-based artists
and arts organizations to interact with visiting international
Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies
Ann Arbor, MI
To support a series of statewide and regional conferences focusing
on arts management, community development, and leadership
initiatives. MACAA provides direct services to its constituents
that represent more than 3,000 arts and cultural organizations in
Michigan's 83 counties.
National Community Arts Network
(United Statewide Community Arts Association)
Rock Hill, SC
To support a mentorship program, professional development training
opportunities, and travel subsidy for attendance at a national
conference. The National Community Arts Network is the national
association of statewide assemblies of local arts
South Dakotans for the Arts
To support the Prairie Arts Management Institute. Now in its third
year, PAMI is a one-week residential training program for staff of
small and mid-sized organizations from the prairie states of middle
Wisconsin Assembly for Local Arts
To support a series of training programs and resources for
community-based cultural organizations. The comprehensive statewide
program is designed to continue to strengthen Wisconsin's arts
infrastructure while providing visibility for the arts.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
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