2003 Grant Awards: Leadership Initiative Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change,
contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Adaptive Environments Center, Inc.
To support the third phase of Access to Design Professions, a
leadership effort to increase the number of, and support for,
people with disabilities in design professions.
George Washington University
(on behalf of Center on Aging, Humanities and
To support the third year of a three-year study on the Impact of
the Arts on Older Americans, to measure and evaluate the effects
that professional arts programming have on the quality of life of
older adults. Additional funding will be provided through
interagency agreements with other federal agencies and gift
To support the second round of the National College Choreography
Initiative, a project that will bring classic American dances of
the past century and newly commissioned works to students and
audiences in communities across the nation. The project will
involve two parts: the reconstruction or restaging of masterworks
of the 20th Century by historically significant choreographers, and
the creation or restaging of dances by contemporary
Octagon, the Museum of The American Architectural
To support the conservation of the only extant original
architectural model (1969-71) of the World Trade Center. Made by
the offices of Minoru Yamasaki Associates for the Port Authority of
New York and New Jersey, the presentation model is all that remains
to document that site in its original form.
Mid-America Arts Alliance
Kansas City, MO
To support a tour and development of educational and programming
materials for the exhibition El Ojo Fino, The Exquisite Eye,
a show of works of nine prominent women photographers of
New England Foundation for the Arts
To support development of educational materials and community
outreach programs for the dance touring project, Dance Across
Borders, that will present two Mexican dance companies in
communities across the United States.
Minnesota Public Radio
St. PAUL, MN
To support the first phase of a multi-year leadership initiative
aimed at developing the next generation of classical music
programming for public radio. The project will include an
assessment of current programming, the establishment of a fund for
the development of programming using new digital technologies and
other related activities.
Window to the World Communications, Inc. (on behalf of
98.7 WFMT Radio)
To support the production and national distribution of the radio
series Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. The series
will consist of daily, one-hour programs focusing on classical
music in an informed, educational and entertaining manner.
Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
To support the Arts and Rural Community Assistance Initiative. The
initiative will provide grants for arts projects that celebrate
rural America's diverse cultural heritage, strengthen the arts in
rural communities by supporting works of artistic excellence, and
advance learning in the arts.
SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES
To support the preservation of Appalshop's film, video, audio and
photographic archives. The Appalshop Archive, an extensive
repository of the history and culture of the Appalachian region,
also offers a unique look into the work of one of the country's
oldest independent media centers.
To support the preservation of the museum's vast Hawaiian Cultural
Collection. Environmental stabilization and climate control
improvements of Hawaiian Hall are critical to saving the
collection, which reflects the diverse legacy of Native Hawaiian
culture and 19th- and 20th-century Hawaiian immigration.
City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department
To support the conservation of the cast-concrete outdoor statuary,
fountain pylons and bas-relief sculpture on the Esplanade of State
in Fair Park, a National Historic Landmark. Fair Park was built in
1936 as the Texas Centennial Exposition, a regional World's Fair,
and contains the largest collection of intact grouping of
Exposition buildings in the United States.
ETV Endowment of South Carolina, Inc.
To support the preservation of over 20 years of Marian McPartland's
Piano Jazz. Over 500 programs, featuring McPartland's
conversations with an impressive list of American jazz legends,
will be stabilized and catalogued for future access by scholars,
educators and the general public.
18th & Vine Authority
Kansas City, MO
To support the conservation of the John Baker Film Collection,
which spans five decades of American jazz history and expression.
Films in the Baker Collection feature such artists as Lena Horne,
Eubie Blake and Duke Ellington.
Flint Institute of Arts
To support the preservation of the museum's extensive American
paintings collection. FIA's holdings represent significant aspects
of American history and culture, and include works from artists
such as John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Wayne Thiebaud,
Alexander Calder, Willem deKooning and Romare Bearden.
Marblehead Historical Society
To conserve a collection of three sets of rare, original
18th-century English wallpapers in and from the 1768 Jeremiah Lee
Mansion. The proposed conservation work will address the immediate
threat of disengagement from the walls, as well as the long-term
stability of the entire collection, its supports and its printed
Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY
To support the preservation of the LOOK Magazine photographic
collection. Ranging in date from 1937 to 1965, the images in the
LOOK collection capture all aspects of American life: culture,
politics, social issues, sports, medicine and fashion.
New York City Ballet, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the conservation and preservation of the New York City
Ballet's archival collections. The collection includes photographs,
films, sets, costumes, personal papers of the founders and other
historically relevant materials.
Ohio State University
To support the stabilization and treatment of The James Thurber
Collection. The collection of manuscripts, published works, letters
and other materials are threatened by the acidic nature of the
papers used by Thurber, a notable 20th-century humorist.
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center (Stony Brook
East Hampton, NY
To support the stabilization of the home and studio of 20th-century
abstract painters Jackson Pollock (1912-56) and Lee Krasner
(1908-84). The home and studio, left intact, house the artists'
personal library of books, exhibition catalogues, and a large
collection of jazz and classical records.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
To support the conservation and stabilization of the Weisman Art
Museum's Mimbres pottery collection, which is one of the largest in
the world. The collection, which numbers nearly 800 pieces, is all
that remains of the Mimbres people, who lived in present-day
southwestern New Mexico over 850 years ago.
Vermont Museum & Gallery Alliance
To support the conservation and stabilization of 100 painted
theater curtains across the state. Painted between 1880 and 1940,
these curtains illustrate the impact of the arts, popular culture
and commerce on small-town communities.
GRANTS AWARDED: 22
TOTAL DOLLARS AWARDED: $3,524,000
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