FY 2005 Grant Awards:
Access to Artistic Excellence
Dance | Design | Folk & Traditional Arts | Literature | Local Arts Agencies
Media Arts | Multidisciplinary | Museums | Music | Musical Theater
Opera | Presenting | Theater
| Visual Arts
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
New York, NY
To support commissioning and programmatic activities for the development
of works by artists of color. The second phase of a three-year initiative
titled Waterworks will involve performing and multidisciplinary artists.
Arizona State University (on behalf of ASU Public
To support the Beyond Broadway Series. Participating artists will include
jazz violinist Regina Carter, choreographers Trisha Brown and Bill T.
Jones performing world premieres, and composers/musicians Daniel Bernard
Romain and Philip Glass.
New York, NY
To support a consortium project to commission a multimedia work titled
Five Streams. In a collaboration with MassMOCA, director/filmmaker
Ibrahim Quraishi, sound artist DJ Spooky, choreographer Paul Shah, and
visual artist Shahzia Sikander will create a work that weaves interlocking
narratives drawn from three canonical works of Hindu and Indo-Islamic
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Inc.
To support the annual Next Wave Festival. Now in its 21st year, the festival
will feature U.S. artists who have been nurtured by the Brooklyn Academy
of Music and will present new works by international artists.
Center for Cultural Exchange
To support a commissioning, production, and touring initiative titled
Unintended Consequences. Director Marty Pottenger will create and direct
a multimedia performance based on the repercussions of September 11, 2001,
on refugee and immigrant communities in Maine.
City Parks Foundation
New York, NY
To support New Works, New Voices 2005 for the 20th anniversary of the
Central Park Summerstage program. The project will be a continuation of
annual presentations of new cross-disciplinary work or debut presentations
by emerging, regional, and international artists.
Flynn Theatre for the Performing Arts, Ltd.
To support the commissioning and presentation of new and existing works.
Projects will include a collaboration between choreographer Ron Brown
and singer/composer Nnenna Freelon, Big Dance Theatre, choreographer Cathy
Weis, and theater companies Mabou Mines and Penumbra Theatre.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support performances and related activities of Lincoln Center Festival
2005. The summer festival will feature traditional and contemporary multidisciplinary
works as well as symposia and lectures that inform the presentations.
Miami-Dade Community College
To support the Cultura del Lobo performance series and residency activities
focusing on contemporary work. The Cultural Affairs Department at Miami-Dade
Community College will produce and present new and culturally specific
works with an emphasis on Latin American and Caribbean cultures.
Museum of Contemporary Art
To support the development and presentation of new performing arts projects.
Projects will include performances, residencies, conferences, an exhibit,
discussions, a civics institute, and a Chautauqua Assembly.
On the Boards
To support the New Performance Series. Ancillary activities such as master
classes, post-performance question-and-answer sessions, panels, and workshops
also are planned.
Performing Arts Chicago
To support the PAC/edge Performance Festival, a six-week series that includes
performances, exhibitions, and educational activities. The festival is
designed to explore and celebrate the intersections between theater, dance,
creative writing, performance, and the humanities.
Regents of the University of California at Davis
To support New Works Rooted in Old World Traditions. The project will
present the reinterpretations of classic and traditional art forms through
new contemporary performing arts productions at the Mondavi Center.
Regents of the University of California at Los Angeles
(on behalf of UCLA Live)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the International Theatre Festival. Performances will feature
artists and ensembles that extend the boundaries of theater by using unique
combinations of media and pioneering new approaches to historic literary
and dramatic texts.
San Francisco Performances, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the presentation of chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals,
jazz, and contemporary dance. Related workshops and lectures will help
audiences to increase their understanding and enjoyment of the live performances.
Scottsdale Cultural Council (on behalf of Scottsdale
Center for the Arts)
To support the presentation of performing artists whose works reflect
or are inspired by compelling social and global issues. The project is
designed to connect audiences with the performers and to foster dialogue
among the participants on important issues of our time.
Spoleto Festival USA
To support a series of performances during the 2005 festival season. Spoleto
Festival USA will produce and present a range of multidisciplinary work,
juxtaposing traditional repertoire with the new, performed by both established
and emerging artists.
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
To support Conflict and Creativity. The series of performances and community
conversations will explore the impact of political and social turmoil
on young foreign artists from China, Israel, Ireland, and Cuba.
University of Maryland at College Park (on behalf of
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)
College Park, MD
To support American Sensibilities. Presentations in dance, music, and
theater will explore American heroes and mavericks and examine the concepts
of conflict and courage.
Walker Art Center, Inc.
To support New Home for New Work: Connecting Contemporary Performance
with Community. Large-scale, commissioned residency projects will support
artists in the on-site creation and presentation of new work.
Washington Performing Arts Society (consortium)
To support a consortium project titled the ArteAmericA series. In partnership
with GALA Hispanic Theatre, the project will include performances and
residencies celebrating Latino cultures throughout the Americas.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506