Grants: Year 1996

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1996

The grants listed here show the total amount of awards made in 1996, whether one year or multiyear, and the 1996 payments of multiyear grants awarded in a previous year.


Arts Education

Radio spots on community-based arts organizations for the program "Osgood File," American Communications Foundation, Mill Valley, CA, $85,000

One-on-one instruction from professional artists for at-risk youth, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA $50,000 over two years

Collaboration with Project Reach to provide an art-making and exhibition program for "high risk" youth, Art in General, Inc., New York, NY $30,000

Yo! Youth Outreach, a multimedia program for incarcerated and homeless youth, Bay Area Institute, San Francisco, CA, $70,000 over two years

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

Collaboration with community-based arts institutions to provide programs in multidigital arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, $150,000 over two years

Folklore and cultural studies program for at-risk youth, City Lore: The New York Center for Urban Folk Culture, New York, NY $65,000

Media arts and video production training for inner-city youth, Community Television Network, Chicago, IL, $60,000 over two years

Replication of AileyCamp, a summer dance program for at-risk youth, currently in Missouri, Maryland, and New York City, Dance Theater Foundation, New York, NY, $100,000 over two years

Musical training program for gifted students from low-income communities, Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Boston, MA, $25,000

Long-range planning and support for community-based multidisciplinary art programs for adolescents, Jamaica Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, Jamaica, NY, $30,000

Community outreach through jam sessions with drummers of different ethnicities who will contribute to a collaborative work; the development of autobiographical performances and videos by gay youth, Miami Light Project, Miami, FL $50,000

General support for a community-based multidisciplinary art center serving children and families, Mind Builders Creative Arts, Bronx, NY, $25,000

Making Coming up Taller, the report on arts and humanities programs for at-risk youth, more accessible by putting it on-line, National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, Washington, DC $36,000

Alt.youth.media, an innovative exhibition showcasing young media producers, New Museum, New York, NY, $35,000

Dance instruction and training for minority youth, Philadelphia Dance Company, Philadelphia, PA, $50,000

Portfolio preparation program for adolescents, and art-making and cultural heritage based arts education for youths of all ages, Taller Puertorriqueno, Inc., $50,000

Harlem Horizon Art Studio program focusing on painting for children and adolescents who are coping with physical or psychological trauma, Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, NY, $35,000

Teenage entrepreneur project for young artists, Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia, PA, $100,000 over two years

Community-based Arts Organizations

Conference on survival strategies for culturally specific dance companies, Alpha Omega 1-7 Theatrical Dance Company, New York, NY $1,250

Strategic planning, staff restructuring, and board development, Alternate Roots, Atlanta, GA, $35,000

Institutional stabilization and administrative development, Alternative Center for International Arts, New York, NY, $23,750

Development of educational materials and products related to the Arawak Taino for dissemination on the Internet, Amigos del Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, $35,000

Job development and training program for handlers of fine arts, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY, $50,000

Development of a strategic financial plan for Third World Newsreel, an alternative media arts organization serving people of color, Camera News, New York, NY, $30,000

Community planning to provide institutional stabilization for a multicultural art center, Charter Oak Temple Restoration Association, Hartford, CT, $55,000

Earned income strategies for a coalition of community cultural centers in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago, IL, $50,000

Support for the National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College and its accessibility online, City University of New York,, Brooklyn, NY, $5,000

Fellowship program for people of color pursuing graduate degrees in art history, College Art Association, New York, NY, $50,000

Partnership program to strengthen community-based theaters in Watts and other Los Angeles communities, Cornerstone Theater Company, Santa Monica, CA, $50,000

Audience development, marketing, and fundraising initiatives, Crossroads, Inc., New Brunswick, NJ, $60,000

Preservation of Dominican, Asian Indian, and West African music and dance traditions, Ethnic Folk Arts Center, New York, NY, $75,000 over two years

Summer internship at a U.S. conservation laboratory for minority students, Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Washington, DC, $50,000

Expansion of earned income initiatives at this arts organization serving the Chicano/Latino community, Galeria Studio 24, San Francisco, CA, $40,000

Encounters at the Border, workshops for diverse groups, and performances about immigration, High Tide Dance, New York, NY, $25,000

Internships for college age youth to work with organizations serving at-risk populations, Inner City Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, $40,000 (1996 payment)

Neighborhood Arts Network, a collaboration offering technical assistance and professional support to neighborhood art centers, Kings Majestic Corporation, Brooklyn, NY, $100,000 over two years

Management initiative to stabilize the organization's finances, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose, CA, $20,000 (1996 payment)

Training for students in the ethnically diverse music and dance traditions of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, CT, $20,000

General support for an organization that provides diverse arts groups with new venues, Network of Cultural Centers of Color, New York, NY, $50,000

Talking Book Festival, performances, workshops, and readings addressing the state of the union, New School for Social Research, New York, NY, $25,000

Free jazz concerts and community outreach designed for children between 7 and 12, Newark Public Radio, Newark, NY, $10,000

Renovation of row houses into arts centers, performance spaces, and housing for teen mothers and their children, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX, $50,000

Deaf Community Playwrights Festival featuring works created in American sign language by deaf playwrights, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, $25,000

Development of first Taiko conservatory in the United States, San Jose Taiko Group, San Jose, CA, $30,000

Earned income and audience development, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Sunnyside, NY, $30,000

Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, institutional stabilization, Union Institute, Washington, DC, $40,000

Regional Multicultural Theatre Initiative, to foster collaborative partnerships and nurture playwrights of color, University of Massachusetts Foundation, Boston, MA, $50,000

Living Stage Theatre's collaborations with social service providers to serve at-risk teens, Washington Drama Society, Washington, DC, $50,000

Out of Focus: Media Stereotypes of Asian Pacific Americans, multicultural community programs complementing the exhibition, Wing Luke Memorial Foundation, Seattle, WA, $50,000

 

Integrated Program Themes

Estate planning service for artists with AIDS, Alliance for the Arts, New York, NY, $31,200

Traveling art installation intended for reflection and healing for people coming to terms with HIV/AIDS, The Art Exchange, Union Dale, PA, $25,000 (including $10,000 from the Jewish life program)

Educational activities around a documentary series on how the struggles for racial justice and democracy have shaped artistic creation, Civil Rights Project, Boston, MA, $30,000

Using Up America?, an exhibition on changing American attitudes toward the environment, Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum, Rochester, NY, $50,000

Unpacking on the Prairie: Jewish Women's Experiences in the Upper Midwest, exhibition and book, Minnesota Historical Society, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000

Watershed: Writers, Nature, and Community, a series of readings and discussions on the environment convened by the U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, Myrin Institute, New York, NY, $35,000 (including $15,000 from the environment program)

Publication of multicultural arts education materials, and books against censorship, New Press, Fund for Independent Publishing, New York, NY, $30,000 (including $15,000 from Interprogram)

Life After Life/The Healthcare Project II, which offers healthcare workers a creative outlet through dance, Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theatre, Columbus, OH, $31,000

Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry, education and community outreach for touring exhibition, Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, $25,000

  aining for students in the ethnically diverse music and dance traditions of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, CT, $20,000

General support for an organization that provides diverse arts groups with new venues, Network of Cultural Centers of Color, New York, NY, $50,000

Talking Book Festival, performances, workshops, and readings addressing the state of the union, New School for Social Research, New York, NY, $25,000

Free jazz concerts and community outreach designed for children between 7 and 12, Newark Public Radio, Newark, NY, $10,000

Renovation of row houses into arts centers, performance spaces, and housing for teen mothers and their children, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX, $50,000

Deaf Community Playwrights Festival featuring works created in American sign language by deaf playwrights, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, $25,000

Development of first Taiko conservatory in the United States, San Jose Taiko Group, San Jose, CA, $30,000

Earned income and audience development, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Sunnyside, NY, $30,000

Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, institutional stabilization, Union Institute, Washington, DC, $40,000

Regional Multicultural Theatre Initiative, to foster collaborative partnerships and nurture playwrights of color, University of Massachusetts Foundation, Boston, MA, $50,000

Living Stage Theatre's collaborations with social service providers to serve at-risk teens, Washington Drama Society, Washington, DC, $50,000

Out of Focus: Media Stereotypes of Asian Pacific Americans, multicultural community programs complementing the exhibition, Wing Luke Memorial Foundation, Seattle, WA, $50,000

 

Integrated Program Themes

Estate planning service for artists with AIDS, Alliance for the Arts, New York, NY, $31,200

Traveling art installation intended for reflection and healing for people coming to terms with HIV/AIDS, The Art Exchange, Union Dale, PA, $25,000 (including $10,000 from the Jewish life program)

Educational activities around a documentary series on how the struggles for racial justice and democracy have shaped artistic creation, Civil Rights Project, Boston, MA, $30,000

Using Up America?, an exhibition on changing American attitudes toward the environment, Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum, Rochester, NY, $50,000

Unpacking on the Prairie: Jewish Women's Experiences in the Upper Midwest, exhibition and book, Minnesota Historical Society, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000

Watershed: Writers, Nature, and Community, a series of readings and discussions on the environment convened by the U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, Myrin Institute, New York, NY, $35,000 (including $15,000 from the environment program)

Publication of multicultural arts education materials, and books against censorship, New Press, Fund for Independent Publishing, New York, NY, $30,000 (including $15,000 from interprogram)

Life After Life/The Healthcare Project II, which offers healthcare workers a creative outlet through dance, Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theatre, Columbus, OH, $31,000

Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry, education and community outreach for touring exhibition, Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, $25,000