2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ August 11, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Los Angeles, CA
To support the development of an interactive online archive and documentation and dissemination of the fifth annual book War is Only Half the Story. Featuring work by award-winning artists, the archive and book will document photographic work that reveals the consequences of war through the examination of post-conflict stories.
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.
To support ArtStreet, a community-based art education program. Designed to give homeless artists access to art-making opportunities and mentorship, the project, a partnership with the National Hispanic Heritage Cultural Center and the Harwood Art Center, will include community engagement workshops, open studio sessions, technical assistance in writing, drawing, composition, and color theory, and an accompanying exhibition and publication to document the writing and visual art making process.
Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the ART.WRITE.NOW. exhibition and public program series. An exhibition of more than 600 works of art and writing by teens in grades 7 through 12 will be displayed at the World Financial Center's Courtyard Gallery in Lower Manhattan for three weeks and will be accompanied by group tours, artist talks, literary readings, and creative workshops.
American Craft Council (Consortium)
To support Expanding Marketplace. In partnership with the California College of the Arts, activities will include expansion of School to Market and Making Meaning in the Marketplace, professional development programs for emerging and established craft artists focusing on marketplace trends and opportunities.
Art 21, Inc. (aka Art21)
New York, NY
To support the planning and development of public programs and educational resources to accompany season seven of Art:21. Activities will include the development and distribution of series-related curricular resources, preview screenings, workshops for educators across the United States, and a year-long professional development program for K-12 teachers.
Art Center (aka Anton Art Center)
Mount Clemens, MI
To support a series of thematic contemporary art exhibitions, public events, and educational programming. Possible themes include Cut and Paste, the art of collage; Consumed, exhibiting work that uses food as image, subject, and material; and POP, showing work that explores the intersection of pop culture and contemporary art.
Art Institute of Chicago (on behalf of School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
To support the Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art at the School of the Art Institute. Experienced high school art teachers from around the country will be invited to Chicago to enrich their artistic creativity through studio access, sessions with contemporary artists, tours of Chicago-area institutions, and lectures in museum studies, visual arts, and new media arts.
Art Mobile of Montana
To support a traveling youth art education program for rural Montana schools and their communities. Exhibition of works by approximately 30 Montana visual artists will include presentations, art lessons, and resources for teachers using the theme of "conservation."
Art Resources Transfer, Inc. (aka A.R.T. Press)
New York, NY
To support the Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program. The program will collect and distribute books on contemporary art and culture free-of-charge to rural and inner-city public libraries, schools, and alternative reading centers nationwide.
Arte Americas: The Mexican Arts Center (aka ARTE AMERICAS)
To support new staff positions and community programming. As part of The Regeneración Project, a strategic planning process the center conducted to identify ways of including a younger generation in programming and outreach activities, newly-hired staff will develop programs that use digital technology and social media to advance the quality and relevancy of Arte Americas' music series, as well as public exhibitions Día de los Muerto and Graffiti Art Show in the Plaza.
Artists for Humanity, Inc.
To support a youth painting and photography apprenticeship program. Studio courses in painting and photography will be offered to under-resourced high school students providing them with access to arts education, cultural enrichment, and an entrepreneurship program to develop creative skills under the tutelage of professional artist mentors.
Auburn University Main Campus
To support the Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project. The project will provide visual arts workshops taught by emerging and established artists for those currently incarcerated.
Bad Dog Rediscovers America (aka Bad Dog Arts)
Salt Lake City, UT
To support the Bad Dog Teen Art Apprenticeship Program. Small groups of at-risk underserved teens will partner with a professional artist to design and complete a multi-week art project that culminates in a public art exhibit.
Bronx River Art Center, Inc. (aka BRAC)
To support advanced technology upgrades for artist- and student-led community development tours, an exhibition, and a residency program. The three-part initiative will develop an interactive gallery experience using iPads and augmented reality software applications to create an interactive guide to programming; the exhibition and residency programs will include tours of current urban development projects underway in the BRAC community and provide residencies in vacant West Farms Square neighborhood commercial spaces.
Santa Fe, NM
To support Review Santa Fe, a juried photography portfolio review and exhibition. Selected documentary and fine art photographers will receive one-on-one meetings with curators, magazine editors, book publishers, and art dealers. More than 100 photographers will attend panel discussions by jury reviewers who will provide insights on professional development practices and have their work shown in a public exhibition and online gallery.
Cincinnati Association for the Performing Arts
To support an exhibition by Cincinnati-based multimedia artist Anthony Luensman (b. 1966) at the Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Luensman will create new work for the exhibition using sculpture, photography, video, and sound pieces based on themes of childhood, loss, and the evanescence of life. The exhibition -- along with a gallery talk, educational workshop and performance -- will be featured as part of FotoFocus, the first biennial month-long celebration of photography, film, and video organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum.
City of Mobridge, South Dakota
To support the conservation and restoration of a mural by Native American artist Oscar Howe (1915-83), who was employed by the Works Progress Administration in 1942. The mural in the Scherr Howe Auditorium depicts scenes of Native American life and life on the Missouri River.
College Art Association of America, Inc. (aka CAA)
New York, NY
To support the presentation ARTspace, artist-focused public programming during CAA's annual conference. The program is an open forum for artists to exchange ideas through panel discussions, interviews, video and multimedia screenings, live performances, and mentoring workshops.
Cool Culture, Inc.
To support The Strengthening Neighborhoods' Art Access Project for Brooklyn residents and pre-school programs. The program's focus will be to strengthen relationships between residents of disadvantaged communities in Chinatown, Harlem, and Bedford Stuyvesant/Crown Heights with local cultural institutions to increase participation of low-income parents and children in culturally significant educational programming.
Corvallis Arts Center (aka The Arts Center)
To support the Art in Rural Storefronts, a series of contemporary art installations. Newly commissioned work from regional artists will be selected by a jury and installed in unused, commercial sites in five rural communities. Installations will be accompanied by a custom telephone messaging system providing pre-recorded messages from each artist describing the work and giving audiences an opportunity to provide immediate feedback.
Creative Time, Inc.
New York, NY
To support The Last Pictures with related public programs and publication. In collaboration with philosophers, scientists, writers, historians, mathematicians, and archeologists, New York-based artist Trevor Paglen (b.1974) will select images that highlight man's relationship to nature and the relationship of the body to viruses and technology. The images will then be etched onto an archival disc made of silicon carbide, encased in gold, and attached to a satellite and launched into orbit to circle the earth in virtual perpetuity.
Festival of the Photograph, Inc. (aka LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph)
To support exhibitions and public programs for the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. The festival will present a series of exhibitions curated by Melissa Harris, editor-in-chief of Aperture magazine, and designer Yolanda Cuomo, as well as a series of in-depth artist interviews, lectures, photography workshops, and outdoor multimedia installations by established and emerging artists.
Flux Factory, Inc.
Long Island City, NY
To support a series of exhibitions, workshops, and other educational programming.
FotoWeek DC, Inc.
To support educational programs related to the annual FotoWeek DC festival. Programming for the week-long festival will include photographic exhibitions, lectures, seminars, workshops, symposiums and portfolio reviews. Workshops and lectures will be filmed and made available online.
Kennesaw State University Research & Service Foundation (on behalf of KSU Art Museum and Galleries)
To support a multi-media installation by artist Matt Haffner (b. 1967) on the Kennesaw State University campus. The work, to be displayed in the foyer of the visual arts building, will use video portraits of working-class individuals projected over vinyl cutouts that detail aspects of the urban environment in which they live.
Los Angeles, CA
To support Made in L.A. 2012. The first art biennial in the City of Los Angeles will include exhibitions, outdoor sculptural installations, free public programs, performances, film screenings, artist talks, and panel discussions showcasing the work of emerging and under-recognized artists experimenting in a wide range of media.
Midway Contemporary Art
To support a contemporary art lecture and conversation series. The series of free public lectures will bring national and international artists, writers, and critics working in contemporary art to Minneapolis. Previous lecturers include Peruvian artist David Zink, who is based in Berlin; Mark Allen, executive director of Machine Project in Los Angeles; and curator Anthony Huberman, who is director of Artist's Institute in New York City.
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, IA
To support conservation of the William Lightner's (1885-1968) Our Mother of Sorrows Grotto with related documentation and educational programs. The contemplative outdoor environment was built between 1929-41 using cement, semi precious stone, and Italian glass mosaics. It consists of two mosaic arches, an elaborate bridge over a lagoon, a 10-column structure representing the Ten Commandments, and a central shrine.
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (aka NCECA)
To support exhibitions related to the national conference for the ceramic arts to be held in Houston. NCECA will mount more than 100 exhibitions of ceramic art in the greater Houston area as part of the 2013 conference; additionally an exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will be planned to coincide with the 45th General Assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics.
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. (aka NYFA)
To support the expansion of NYFA Source database. The expansion will include enhancement of international opportunity listings, broadened outreach of services to regional arts agencies and organizations, and a technology upgrade to include the introduction of open source software.
Northern Lights.mn (Consortium)
To support the creation of a web application based on Polish born artist Piotr Szyhalski's (b. 1967) interactive artwork Ding an sich (The Canon Series, 1997). Comprised of more than 10 animations that represent a response to The Thing In Itself and borrowing from Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Szyhalski uses the model of a musical score for the work's animation, which is then performed by the viewer.
Pratt Fine Arts Center
To support the Master Artist and Artist-in-Residence programs. The program for established and emerging international and Northwest-based artists will include workshops, lectures, and exhibitions offered to the public free-of-charge. Previous artists-in-residence include Kevin O'Dwyer (Ireland), Davide Salvadore (Italy), Deborah Horrell (Portland, OR), and Scott Fife (Seattle, WA).
Printed Matter, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the ongoing expansion of The Research Room, an online archive of artists' publications. The Research Room is a bibliographic and educational resource containing a comprehensive history of publications by visual artists and independent publishers. It provides access to 20,000 titles by more than 6,000 artists.
Pros Arts Studio
To support the Muertos de la Risa Community Celebration in the Pilsen neighborhood. The Day of the Dead celebration will include performances by the Calavera Circus ensemble and Nahui Ollin (traditional Aztec ritual dancers) as well as a community procession organized as a cultural ceremony and street spectacle. This will use youth-created props, banners, decorated carts, and noisemakers to visit street-level altars in an effort to celebrate the neighborhood's Mexican heritage and raise awareness about public health and environmental challenges.
Public Art Fund, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the creation and presentation of contemporary art installations by emerging artists in public spaces throughout New York City. Artists will create large-scale temporary works for non-traditional exhibition spaces.
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Inc.
To support the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series -- a free, onsite exhibition series -- and related public programs. Exhibitions will include work by emerging artists selected through a competitive jury process. Public programs will include gallery discussions, school visits, curriculum guides for children and youth audiences, and online access to the exhibition series.
San Jose Downtown Foundation
San Jose, CA
To support Downtown Doors, featuring the work of Santa Clara County high school students. Selected artists will have their work digitized, enlarged, and transferred onto vinyl adhesive decals and installed on utility doors at sidewalk level throughout downtown San Jose.
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Inc.
Santa Barbara, CA
To support Forum Lounge. The year-long performance art series will present artists working with music, dance, video, and other multimedia formats in galleries and at specific sites around Santa Barbara. An artist-in-residence will present workshops and performances to area schools.
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (aka The Schuylkill Center)
To support the design and installation of a large-scale art piece by environmental artist Stacy Levy (b. 1960). Titled Water Garden, the piece is designed to interact with storm water and improve the local ecology. It will be installed in the Discovery Courtyard outside the main building at the Schuylkill Center.
South Chicago Art Center NFP
To support SmARTS, a youth art instruction program. Targeted to inner-city, low-income youth, the program will offer free-of-charge art instruction after school and on weekends at the art center, area community centers, libraries, and elementary and high schools.
Space One Eleven, Inc. (aka SOE)
To support continued planning for a web-based documentation project. The archive project will include both a printed and print on-demand book with a web-based artist directory that will document 25 years of work by regional, national, and international artists who have exhibited work at Space One Eleven.
University Settlement Society of New York (aka Creative Center for Women with Cancer)
New York City, NY
To support the National Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Creative Aging and a residency program. The week-long training institute taught by professionals in the fields of arts and aging will be targeted to artists and healthcare professionals who work with older adults in various institutional settings and will offer practical applications for the development of meaningful creative activities
Waco Cultural Arts Fest (aka Cultural Arts of Waco)
To support the commissioning and installation of a public art sculpture in Bledsoe-Miller Park. The sculpture will honor Waco resident and World War II serviceman Doris Miller (1919-43), the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross for heroism. The figurative bronze sculpture and historical reliefs will be created by sculptor Eddie Dixon (b. 1950) and the site design will be developed by architect Stan Carroll.
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
To support INVITE + IGNITE: 25 Years of Innovative Residencies. INVITE + IGNITE will include exhibitions, interactive site-specific installations, artist demonstrations, lectures, and panels involving nationally and internationally recognized ceramic artists, speakers, and presenters.
Wave Hill, Inc.
To support the Family Art Project. The series of weekend workshops will provide a forum for children, parents, grandparents, or other adult caregivers to create art inspired by Wave Hill's gardens, landscapes, visual arts exhibitions, and various cultural traditions.
White Columns, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the maintenance and expansion of Archive in Progress, a publicly accessible online archive. The archive will eventually contain a comprehensive history of the organization's more than 40-year history, showcasing exhibition materials, exhibition reviews, out-of-print publications, un-published images, and other forms of documentation and printed ephemera acquired throughout years.
ZeroOne - The Art and Technology Network (aka ZER01)
San Jose, CA
To support the biennial exhibition Seeking Silicon Valley. The biennial will present an anchor exhibition in downtown San Jose, exhibitions of newly commissioned site-specific public artworks sited on the campuses of Silicon Valley technology companies, as well as a festival, outdoor projections, performances, public lectures, and workshops.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
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Washington, DC 20506