Local Arts Agencies: FY 2005 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 Organizations (Alliance of New York State Arts Councils, Inc.)
To support Community Action Teams of cultural and economic development professionals. The teams will work within rural, suburban, and urban communities in New York state to develop strategies to improve resources for the arts and cultural industry.
Americans for the Arts, Inc.
To support the Strategic Alliances and Partnerships Initiative. Developed in response to a 2003 Americans for the Arts (AFTA) strategic planning process, this initiative will better focus the organization's longstanding efforts to strengthen the work of its core constituency -- nearly 4,000 local arts agencies located throughout the country.
ArtPRIDE New Jersey Foundation
To support a series of statewide cultural tourism meetings and the publication of a cultural tourism handbook and cultural guide. Project activity will provide opportunities for New Jersey arts groups to interact with tourism service providers to strengthen and expand cultural tourism partnerships.
Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City (Metropolitan Arts Council of Greater Kansas City)
Kansas City, MO
To support the Collaborative Cultural Audience Development Initiative. Selected arts organizations within the Council's Missouri and Kansas service area will incorporate a coordinated audience development strategy into their marketing plans.
Arts Extension Institute, Inc.
To support Peripheral Vision: A New Look at Community. The project will focus on bringing a range of local arts agencies in Massachusetts together with local government and community-based organizations to collaborate on enhancing quality of life issues.
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc.
To support the Cultural Enterprise Network. The program is designed to facilitate the earned-income capabilities of select nonprofit arts organizations in the Bronx.
Broward County Board of County Commissioners/ Cultural Affairs Division
Fort Lauderdale, FL
To support the Design Arts Program (DAP) and a series of facilitated workshops on best practices and new strategies to enhance local leadership in managing civic design projects. The program will facilitate partnerships between municipalities and nonprofit organizations to implement projects throughout Broward County that improve the aesthetics of the region's built environment.
CDA (Cultural Development Authority of King County)
To support Arts Card, an entrepreneurial arts marketing tool using new technology to introduce audiences to the arts. Similar to a retail gift card, an arts card will be redeemable at participating arts organizations throughout King County.
City of Austin, Texas
To support a community cultural planning process, including an initial assessment and the development of a culminating action plan. The inclusive, community-wide planning process will include both nonprofit and commercial arts organizations in the development of a plan to more effectively support local nonprofit art resources.
Community Arts Council of Lincoln (Lincoln Arts Council)
To support Growing the Arts in Lincoln. The series of workshops and meetings will enhance the capacity of local arts organizations and individual artists.
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Community Anchor Program (CAP). Selected Los Angeles County arts organizations will compete for grant awards to further develop and enhance artistic resources and to receive technical assistance through individualized coaching in human resource and board management issues.
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. Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies (MACAA) provides direct services to nearly 3,000 arts and cultural organizations located in Michigan's 83 counties.
South Dakotans for the Arts (consortium)
To support the consortium project, Prairie Arts Management Institute (PAMI). In partnership with the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies, PAMI provides intensive training for executive directors and staff of small and mid-sized organizations located primarily within the prairie states of Middle America.
United Arts of Central Florida, Inc.
To support the Central Florida Cultural Audience Development Initiative. The project will include market branding, promotion, and further development of strategies that will allow collaborating nonprofit organizations in Central Florida to continue to expand their audiences.
Westchester Arts Council (consortium)
White Plains, NY
To support a consortium project of marketing initiatives designed to assist building audiences for the arts through cultural tourism partnerships. In association with the Westchester County Office of Tourism, the Council will expand its multi-faceted marketing initiatives using improved resources for print, Web, e-mail, and visitor centers.
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Art Commission of the City of New York
New York, NY
To support the first phase of the preservation of the commission's 18th- and 19th-century American portrait collection. Portraits of James Kent by Rembrandt Peale, Jacob Brown by John Wesley Jarvis, and Andrew Jackson by John Vanderlyn will be conserved.
Arts Center of the Capital Region
To support Media Direct, a residency program for contemporary visual artists. The project will place artists in residencies at media and communications-oriented businesses, and will include the production of a Web-based catalogue and exhibitions of the newly created work at the Art Center's main gallery.
Arts Council Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
To support the Community Arts Fund (CAF). Now in its 15th year, the CAF will provide grants to support community-based artistic programs throughout Santa Clara County.
Bloomington Area Arts Council, Inc.
To support the Carved in Stone exhibition and accompanying artist residency program, Indiana Limestone Sculpture Symposium. The concurrent programs, which highlight southern Indiana's rich limestone heritage, will take place in Monroe County, Indiana, and attract limestone sculptors from throughout the United States.
Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (consortium)
To support the consortium project featuring a printmaking exhibition of American and French artists. In partnership with the Long University, Brooklyn, the exhibition will take place at venues in both New York and Paris.
Churchill Arts Council
To support a series of musical performances in recognition of the Council's 20th anniversary. Performances will feature jazz, folk, rock, classical, and world music at the Council's recently refurbished Oats Park Art Center.
City of Charleston, South Carolina
To support Songs of the Earth: Picccolo Spoleto 2006 presents a Harmonic Convergence of Music in Nature. Piccolo Spoleto, the outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA, will present a series of masterworks for orchestra and ballet in Charleston's natural settings, as a centerpiece of the 2006 Festival program.
City of San Diego, California (on behalf of Commission for Arts and Culture)
San Diego, CA
To support the commission of visual installations for the city's new main library. Artists Donald Lipski, Gary Hill, Roy McMakin, and Einar and Jamex de la Torre have been selected to create site-specific artworks.
City of Tampa, Florida (on behalf of Department of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Public Art Program) (consortium)
To support Lights On Tampa, a consortium project. In partnership with Friends of Public Art, Inc., the City of Tampa will host the work of major and emerging contemporary artists working in light-based art and technology.
City of Ventura, California (on behalf of Office of Cultural Affairs)
To support the development of an assessment and conservation plan for the city's public art collection The collection is made up of 47 site-specific art works ranging from a small bronze to a monumental, award-winning bus transit center designed by Dennis Oppenheim.
Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz, CA
To support an artist residency program, Connecting Arts and Community. The David Dorfman Dance Company and About Productions, a theater company focusing on Latino heritage, will conduct outreach activities and perform for Santa Cruz County residents.
Kaw Valley Arts & Humanities, Inc.
Kansas City, KS
To support the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival. Kaw Valley Arts & Humanities works with other city entities to present the festival that highlights the contributions of regional artists, and Kansas City's history in the development of the blues genre.
Lincoln Arts Council (consortium)
To support the Stories of Home Project, a consortium project lead by visual artist Pepón Osaria. Working in partnership with the Medici Foundation, the multidisciplinary public art project will use local families' stories to create sculptural reflections of home.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Workspace: 120 Broadway, an artist residency program. Workspace provides emerging to mid-career artists the opportunity to create new site-inspired work and to share that work with critics, curators, and new audiences through studio visits and an Open Studio weekend.
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (on behalf of Oneida Nation Arts Program)
To support Planting Seeds, an artist residency and training program. The project will include performances, residency activities, creation of joint marketing tools, and artist booking services.
Quad City Arts, Inc.
Rock Island, IL
To support the Visiting Artist Series. Focused on arts education and community outreach, the Series will present nationally acclaimed artists in residencies at schools and non-traditional sites throughout a six-county, rural, and urban region.
Schuylkill County Council for the Arts
To support Tribute to the Dorseys, a program inducting Big Band's Dorsey Brothers into the Council's Arts Hall of Fame. As part of the program, the New York Pops with Skitch Henderson and the Buddy Morrow Orchestra will honor native sons Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey with performances and musical workshops.
Westchester Arts Council
White Plains, NY
To support the creation of new work by Chris Burns and Stomu Miyazaki. The two Westchester artists have been selected to create two large-scale works for installation in the Council's gallery, the Grand Banking Room of the Arts Exchange.
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