Grants: Year 1995

The Nathan Cummings Foundation


Grants: Year 1995

The grants listed here show the total amount of awards made in 1995, whether one year or multiyear, and the 1995 payments of multiyear grants awarded in a previous year. The grants reflect the program priorities in effect in 1995.


Arts Education

TEEN NEWSPAPER created by and about young people, YO! Youth Outlook, Bay Area Institute, San Francisco, CA, $20,000

COMPUTER ARTS training for inner-city high school students, Brandywine Graphic Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, $60,000

PHOTOGRAPHY and writing program for at-risk elementary and middle school students, Center for Documentary Photography, Duke University, Durham, NC, $35,000

ACADEMIC PREPARATION through nurturing the artistic talent of at-risk youth, Children's Art Carnival, New York, NY, $50,000

MULTICULTURAL education resources for teachers developing materials for their students, City Lore: The New York Center for Urban Folk Culture, New York, NY, $50,000

VIDEO ARTS training for minority youth, Community Television Network, Chicago, IL, $30,000

PERFORMING ARTS education curriculum for the center, which offers dance, music, theatre, and video/film, East Bay Music Center, Richmond, CA, $100,000 over 2 years

PUBLICATION of arts and arts education books and materials, The New Press, Fund for Independent Publishing, New York, NY, $75,000 (1995 payment)

YOUTH ORCHESTRA training for minority students, Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Boston, MA, $25,000

EVALUATION of community-based arts programs for educational effectiveness, Project Co-Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, $65,000

MINORITY INTERNSHIPS with community-based arts organizations, INTAR (International Arts Relations, Inc.), New York, NY, $15,000 (1995 payment)

OUTREACH for educational arts exhibits in unexpected, temporary locations, Museum for Contemporary Arts, Baltimore, MD, $50,000

EXHIBITION of the work of children at the Harlem Horizon Art Studio, Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, NY, $10,000

OPERA WORKSHOPS for high school students, using "Dreamkeepers," which is about a young Ute woman's struggle with tradition and contemporary life, Utah Opera Company, Salt Lake City, UT, $20,000

TEENAGE ENTREPRENEUR Project to teach teens photography, silk screening, fabric arts, and wood carving, Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia, PA, $75,000

DRAMA CAMP for talented minority youth, Working Classroom, Albuquerque, NM, $5,000

Community-Based Arts Organizations

PUBLIC STORYTELLING symposia in ten communities around Alaska, Communities of Memory, Alaska Humanities Forum, Anchorage, AK, $30,000 over 2 years

EARNED INCOME workshops for nonprofits of color, Association of American Cultures, San Antonio, TX, $50,000

AFRICAN AMERICAN culture preserved and exhibited at the Weeksville Society, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Brooklyn, NY, $50,000

CONFERENCE on arts and technology, California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, Sacramento, CA, $10,000

PUBLIC ART projects in six Allegheny County communities, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, $50,000

RESEARCH, advocacy, and grassroots organizing on arts policy, Center for Arts and Culture, Washington, DC, $200,000 over 2 years

MARKETING efforts to increase earned income opportunities, Crossroads, New Brunswick, NJ, $75,000

DANCE/THEATRE project focusing on issues of cultural identity through performance, community participation, and workshops, Dance Exchange, Washington, DC, $50,000

PRESERVATION of the culture of West African, Dominican, and Asian Indian immigrant communities, Ethnic Folk Arts Center, New York, NY, $45,000

PERFORMANCE of Deviant Craft, an interactive theatre work developed with community participation, Foundry Theatre, New York, NY, $5,000

ARTS CENTER bridging several ethnic communities, Gowanus Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY, $12,000

INTERNSHIPS for college age youth to work with organizations serving at-risk populations, Inner City Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, $80,000 over 2 years

ARTISTS REGISTRY to nourish the development of Japanese American artists, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, CA, $25,000 (1995 payment)

TASK FORCE to support artists and arts groups, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,
New York, NY, $3,000

MANAGEMENT initiative to stabilize the organization's finances, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose, CA, $40,000 over 2 years

DEVELOPMENT of an earned revenue plan, Muntu Dance Theatre, Chicago, IL, $15,000

MINORITY INTERNSHIPS in the museum profession, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, $25,000

SERVICE organization for culturally specific arts groups and multicultural artists, Network of Cultural Centers of Color, New York, NY, $40,000

ARTS WIRE, the primary online community for the arts nationwide, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY, $60,000

ARTISTS FILES ONLINE, a computerized talent bank of theatre professionals of color, Non-Traditional Casting Project, New York, NY, $33,200

OPEN BOOK program to include more writers and editors of color in publishing, PEN American Center, New York, NY, $30,000

THEATRE training for interns from all parts of Alaska, Perseverance Theatre, Douglas, AK, $20,000 over 2 years

AUDIENCE development, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Long Island City, NY, $25,000

PUBLICATION of the work of women of color, Kitchen Table Press, Union Institute, Washington, DC, $40,000

CULTURAL EQUITY conference, Visual Arts Research and Resource Center Relating to the Caribbean, New York, NY, $75,000

AFROPOP Worldwide, a radio program of music and commentary from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas, World Music Productions, Brooklyn, NY, $50,000

Creative Autonomy / Advocacy

EDUCATION about the information superhighway and the arts, Center for Media Education, Washington DC, $50,000

ADVOCACY for freedom of expression, equity, and access to telecommunications, Media and Democracy in Action, National Alliance of Media Arts Centers, Oakland, CA, $35,000

CULTURAL POLICY and advocacy work for freedom of expression and cultural equity, National Association of Artists Organizations, Washington, DC, $60,000

PUBLIC AWARENESS and education about freedom of expression, National Campaign for Freedom of Expression, Seattle, WA, $50,000 (1995 payment) s Centers, Oakland, CA, $35,000


CULTURAL POLICY and advocacy work for freedom of expression and cultural equity, National Association of Artists Organizations, Washington, DC, $60,000

PUBLIC AWARENESS and education about freedom of expression, National Campaign for Freedom of Expression, Seattle, WA, $50,000 (1995 payment)