2001 Grant Awards: Organizational Capacity
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change,
contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Arts Education | Dance | Design | Folk & Traditional Arts | Literature
Local Arts Agencies | Media Arts | Multidisciplinary | Museums
Music | Opera | Presenting | Theater | Visual Arts
Association of Institutes for Aesthetic Education, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Arts Leadership Mentoring Project, designed to help new institutes develop aesthetic education programs, facilitate and improve sharing of expertise between member institutes, and explore promising programmatic innovation through a series of mentorships that will take place in the following states: Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Delaware, Oklahoma, California, Pennsylvania, Texas and New York. (Multi-state)
Dance Theater Workshop, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support a consortium with New York State Council on the Arts to increase organizational capacity for three dance satellite networks in key areas of New York State. New York Dance Satellite will support collaborative marketing and audience development efforts, and pilot a model touring project in one region.
To support a regional professional development project. The project involves spring and winter council meetings, a series of forums around specific projects in cities throughout the country, and a scholarship program for young administrators to attend council meetings and forums. (Multi-state)
New York, NY
To support cycles three and four of Help Desk. The project provides technical assistance for emerging and mid-career choreographers.
Performance Zone, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a 2001 series of workshops and residencies. Fieldwork and Field Forward Network workshops and the Artward Bound residency will be offered in cities across the United States. (Multi-state)
Philadanco (Philadelphia Dance Company, Inc.)
(on behalf of the International Association of Blacks in Dance)
To support a two-part leadership enhancement project that will take place in New York and San Diego. The project will develop a program to prepare future leaders for the black dance arts community and conduct planning for the 2002 conference. (Multi-state)
Arizona State University
To support a symposium to explore and promote the relationship between culture, design, planning, art and ecology within urban environments. The project will be jointly sponsored by the School of Planning and Landscape Architecture and the International Association of Landscape Ecology.
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States
To support scholarships and educational materials for a national leadership training program that develops community nonprofit preservation organizations. The Preservation Leadership Training Institute workshops will be interactive and include practical applications and follow-up assessments of the participants' sponsoring organizations. (Multi-state)
FOLK & TRADITIONAL ARTS
North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance
To support the Folk Alliance Non-Profit Institute Workshops. At the February 2001 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, workshops will cover basic skills for nonprofit management, meeting legal requirements, and accomplishing organizational missions.
Associated Writing Programs
To support the production, printing and distribution of The Writer's Chronicle, the AWP Job List, continued development of its Web site, and the 2002 AWP Conference in New Orleans, LA. Associated Writing Programs will promote the publications and its annual conference through a 100,000-piece direct mail campaign. (Multi-state)
Poets & Writers, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication of Poets & Writers Magazine; the continued development and promotion of its Web site; and Literary Horizons, a series of seminars, panels, lectures and pamphlets providing writers with practical information on the business of writing. (Multi-state)
LOCAL ARTS AGENCIES
Alliance of New York State Arts Councils, Inc.
To support the E-Institute for Leadership. This Web-based distance learning program provides leadership training to senior and emerging administrators and boards of community arts organizations throughout New York State.
Americans for the Arts
To support the Public Art Network (PAN) and national publication activities. This project provides for ongoing public information about the local arts agency field, as well as helps launch PAN, a relatively new association whose membership is open to all professionals interested in the growing field of public art. (Multi-state)
Arts Council in Buffalo and Erie County
To support a cultural tourism workshop. Participants will include arts administrators and tour providers as they collaborate on a plan for developing cultural tourism within western New York.
Association of Community Arts Agencies of Kansas (Consortium)
To support a consortium project to implement a statewide conference. This conference, entitled Arts Link Leaders and implemented with five consortium members, is intended to provide leadership skills for emerging and senior leaders of Kansas arts organizations.
Bronx Council on the Arts
To support a new technology development services program. Arts organizations located in the Bronx will be selected to participate in a technology initiative that will provide technology upgrades, related technical assistance and consultant services.
Broward County Board of County Commissioners (Consortium)
(on behalf of Cultural Affairs Division)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
To support a consortium project to implement the expansion of the Cooperative Marketing Program. This program, to be implemented with ArtsServe, an arts service provider located in Fort Lauderdale, will focus on the use of electronic media advertising and provide assistance in the development of marketing plans, as well as technical assistance to Broward County nonprofit cultural arts organizations.
Colorado Arts Consortium
To support a professional development and technical assistance program. Consortium members, composed of arts councils and community arts organizations in Colorado, will have access to regional workshops, publications, peer assistance and statewide conferences.
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
(on behalf of Cultural Council of Greater Tacoma)
To support the Building Cultural Capacity Initiative. The initiative is designed to train arts leaders and improve organizational systems in the arts and cultural industry of Tacoma and Pierce County.
Hiddenite Center, Inc. (Consortium)
(on behalf of Underserved Presenters Technical Assistance)
To support professional development for the Underserved Presenters Technical Assistance Consortium (UPTAC). Through this project, member organizations of UPTAC will be provided with professional development for staff; contracted personnel to augment staff; assessment of technology needs; and funds for development of marketing block-booking activities. (Multi-state)
Iowa Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, Inc.
To support a technical assistance services program. The project will focus on leadership building, training and development of artists and arts organizations throughout Iowa.
Kentucky Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (Consortium)
To support a consortium project to implement the operation of the Kentucky Peer Advisory Network (KPAN). KPAN is a technical assistance program developed to assist arts organizations throughout Kentucky and will be implemented with the Kentucky Arts Council.
Lincoln Arts Council
To support the Lincoln Arts Combined Enterprise (LACE). LACE will enable senior arts administrators and emerging arts leaders in the Lincoln area to participate in leadership development and skill building activities aimed at integrating technology into the operation of arts organizations.
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Arts Leadership Initiative. The project is a training and education program that provides management and leadership development for executive directors of Los Angeles County arts organizations.
Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies
Ann Arbor, MI
To support training and technical assistance services. This statewide assembly serves the arts and cultural organizations located in Michigan's 83 counties.
United Statewide Community Arts Association
To support a training program for statewide assembly executive directors. Training for staff leadership of 37 statewide assemblies will entail a three-day professional development session in Louisville, KY; a mentoring program; and partial scholarships for the few all-volunteer directors to join Assembly activities during the 2001 Americans for the Arts conference. (Multi-state)
Westchester Arts Council (Consortium)
White Plains, NY
To support a consortium project to implement a Leadership Training Institute. This Institute, created in partnership with the Emelin Theatre, the Hudson Valley Writer's Center, Inc., the Pelham Art Center, and the Rye Arts Center, Inc., was established to improve the skills of executive directors of mid-size cultural organizations in Westchester County.
Wisconsin Assembly for Local Arts
To support the 2001 Arts Leadership Program. The program will expand the management and leadership skills of paid and volunteer leaders of Wisconsin's community-based cultural organizations.
Association of Independents in Radio
To support the Mentor Program. Veteran radio producers will be paired with less experienced colleagues to provide individual and small group training and guidance in every aspect of independent audio/radio production. (Multi-state)
Foundation for Independent Video and Film (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support a consortium project for the continuation of The Media Arts Environmental Scanning Tour of Regional Organizations. The Foundation and the National Alliance of Media Arts Centers have implemented a series of regionally-based forums bringing together media artists and administrators for focus groups, informal dialogues, screenings and workshops to address professional issues. (Multi-state)
Media Alliance, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support a consortium project to implement three media arts trade fairs in New York State. Media Alliance, in conjunction with Camera News/Third World Newsreel and Film/Video Arts, will work with organizations throughout New York State to host the New York Media Arts InfoFairs.
National Alliance of Media Arts Centers, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support technical assistance and leadership development programs. The project is designed to help media arts managers stabilize and strengthen their organizations, and provide leadership skills toward the advancement of their own organizations and the field at large. (Multi-state)
Alliance of Artists' Communities
To support a national symposium examining the artist's role in society. The event is scheduled for November 1-4, 2001 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (Multi-state)
To support the expansion of information services. These services provide professional development information and resources to the artists of Washington State.
Arts & Business Council, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Arts Leadership Institute. The first Institute, beginning in fall of 2001, will be held in New York City with the cooperation of the Research Center for Arts and Culture at Columbia University.
Artspace Projects, Inc.
To support a three-day national conference on artist live/work space. The conference is tentatively scheduled for Chicago during mid-May 2001.
Asian American Arts Alliance, Inc.
New York, NY
To support leadership in Asian American arts across ethnicities and arts disciplines. Activities will include a survey of the field, interviews of a targeted group of leaders from across the country, and training for the group.
Association of Hispanic Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support arts management training and focus groups for Latino arts organizations. Activities will include two 20-week Latino Management Training Series programs and five focus group sessions. (Multi-state)
To support The Native American Arts Leadership Institute. The project consists of a summer leadership institute and follow-up site visits for organizational assessments and technical assistance. (Multi-state)
Business Volunteers for the Arts
To support leadership training for individuals serving on boards of arts organizations in Washington State. The Board Leadership Initiative will be expanded to include communities outside the Puget Sound area.
East Bay Institute for Urban Arts
To support a National Community Arts Training Center. This two-year initiative will provide arts training residencies in communities across the country. (Multi-state)
Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation
To support a statewide conference for arts leaders to address issues related to management, networking and marketing. Arts managers from throughout Illinois will gain skills to strengthen their organizations and explore new ideas for arts activities for their audiences.
National Association of Artists' Organizations
To support the Leadership Development Initiative: the Co-Generate Project and the Peer Arts Service Organization program. These efforts build the organizational capacity of the National Association of Artists' Organizations membership and the capacity of artist-centered service organizations to better serve their communities.
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
San Antonio, TX
To support an arts and cultural leadership institute. The institute is designed for current and future leaders in the nonprofit Latino arts and cultural field.
National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts
To support a two-year program, Pathways, providing management training and technical assistance for community arts education organizations. An evaluation will assess the efficacy and impact of Pathways' components.
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Capacity Building for the 21st Century. This initiative will include a series of workshops, technical assistance mentorships, networking opportunities and Internet initiatives. (Multi-state)
Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (Consortium)
To support a consortium with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads, the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge and the Piedmont Council of the Arts to open a Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts chapter in Virginia. The project will extend professional business counseling, legal advice and representation, and education to Virginia's burgeoning cultural community. (Multi-state)
Northeast Document Conservation Center (Consortium)
To support planning activities among the nation's 12 regional conservation centers to increase their use of Web technology in their education and training programs. Planning will enhance each center's individual communication with its audience, as well as develop collaborative education initiatives.
American Symphony Orchestra League
New York, NY
To support the American Symphony Orchestra League's initiatives that enhance the skills of orchestra leaders and institutions. During 2001-02, these initiatives will help nearly 900 orchestras of every size and type in all 50 states develop artistic and management talent, identify and promote new tools and new models, and provide technical assistance and consultancies in critical areas, including Web-based technologies. (Multi-state)
Chamber Music America, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the National Leadership Development Initiative. Designed to build leadership skills for the chamber music field and to develop a next generation of leaders, this project will provide professional services in several areas, including consultancies, on-site technical assistance, special publications and a national conference. (Multi-state)
To support services and technical assistance to the choral field through an annual conference, choral festival, summer management institutes and leadership development seminars. During 2001, Chorus America will provide these services and programs to 550 choruses, 550 individuals and 30 music-related business firms. (Multi-state)
Early Music America, Inc.
To support a two-day national conference for performers, presenters, educators and those interested in the field of early music. This first-ever event for Early Music America members will be held in Atlanta in March 2002 (tentative) and will include panel discussions, master classes and consultations. (Multi-state)
Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras
To support a leadership development conference for orchestras and other arts organizations. Planned for the spring of 2001, the conference will provide symphony orchestras and other nonprofit arts organizations in Montana and four adjoining states the opportunity to develop leadership skills and enhance their organizational capacities.
OPERA America, Inc.
To support the Field Services Program for small and mid-sized opera companies. During 2001-02, national resources, technical assistance and peer networks will be provided for artistic initiatives, as well as for development, marketing, public relations, education, new technologies, strategic planning and goverance. (Multi-state)
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Inc.
To support the Leadership Development Initiative. Through conference sessions, Web-based and printed publications, and a five-day series of seminars, the Institute will develop future leadership for the presenting and touring field. (Multi-state)
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Nancy Quinn Fund and the Theatre Leadership Institute. The two initiatives provide technical assistance to young and mid-sized companies nationally. (Multi-state)
League of Chicago Theatres Foundation
To support the planning and implementation of the CommUNITY Conference of 2001. The project is an expansion of the annual conference and will bring together members of the Chicago theatre community for a weekend of presentations, panel discussions and unity-building events.
Theatre Communications Group, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Theatre Communications Group National Conference. The biennial conference, titled The Virtual Truth: The Value of Live Theatre in a Digital Age, will examine current technology in terms of its opportunities and impact for the theater field. (Multi-state)
City Art Works at Pratt Fine Arts Center
To support a project to strengthen the organizational capacity of Pratt Fine Arts Center. Building upon a strategic planning process, the staff and board will work with outside consultants to plan for stability, growth and a new facility.
Glass Art Society, Inc.
To support the annual conference of the national service organization for artists working in glass. The conference, to be held in Corning, NY, will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Corning Museum of Glass and completion of a major expansion. (Multi-state)
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