Grants: Year 1997

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1997

Arts Education

Armory Center for the Arts
Pasadena, CA
For one-on-one instruction from professional artists to at-risk youth in videography, photography, letterpress, music, drawing, painting, and sculpture.
$25,000

(1997 payment)

Art in General
New York, NY
Renewal support for a collaborative art program that engages adolescents in art projects that explore personal and social issues, including AIDS, sexuality, and racism.
  $70,000

over 2 years

Bay Area Institute
San Francisco, CA
For Yo! Youth Outreach, a literary and multimedia program for incarcerated and homeless youth. Participant products include a newspaper, syndicated columns, radio programs, journals, and a web site.
 $37,000

(1997 payment)

Community Television Network
Chicago, IL
For a media arts and video production training program for inner-city youth.
 $30,000

(1997 payment)

Dance Theater Foundation
New York, NY
For replication of AileyCamp, a summer dance program for at-risk youth.
 $50,000

(1997 payment)

Drawbridge: an Arts Program for Homeless Children
San Rafael, CA
For an art program that serves homeless children and trains homeless and formerly homeless teenagers to serve as assistants.
 $25,000
Harlem Textile Works
New York, NY
For the Design as Enterprise Project, which provides Black and Latino students with a combination of arts and entrepreneurial training.
 $20,000
Mexican Fine Arts Center
Chicago, IL
For a museum program offering young adults the opportunity to develop cultural programming and learn about careers at museums, galleries, and radio stations.
$35,000
Molly Olga Neighborhood Art Classes
Buffalo, NY
 For an artists-run organization to offer free arts instruction to high-risk youth in Buffalo.
 $20,000
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneur to Disadvantaged and Handicapped Youth
New York, NY
To develop a curriculum and model program for entrepreneurial training for young artists.
$35,000
Portland Performing Arts
Portland, ME
For a youth performance project presenting the arts of Maine's diverse ethnic populations and addressing issues of cultural identity.
$25,000
Regional Arts & Culture Council
Portland, OR
For a consortium of local arts agencies from San Antonio, Atlanta, , and Portland to develop programs for training artists and social services personnel and evaluating arts programs for at-risk youth.
$75,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
(Annenberg Center)

Philadelphia, PA
For a project to celebrate the music and thoughts of John Coltrane, encompassing artist residencies, formal concerts, radio programs, and the collaborative development and public presentation of new works.
$35,000
Village of Arts and Humanities
Philadelphia, PA
For an entrepreneur project for young artists focusing on photography, silk screening, fabric arts, and wood carving.
 $50,000

(1997 payment)

Western Folklife Center
Elko, NV
To bring together children from Native American, ranching, and mining communities to learn to photograph and record their cultural heritage.
$35,000

Community-Based Arts Organizations

18th and Vine Authority
Kansas City, MO
For a collaborative, three-year programming effort by six African American cultural organizations to help revitalize the historical center of the Black community in Kansas City.
$50,000

1 year

Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
New York, NY
For marketing and audience development for Davis Hall, which serves Harlem and City College and is home to companies such as the Dance Theater of Harlem and the Boys Choir of Harlem.
  $35,000
Appalshop
Whitesburg, KY
Multidisciplinary Arts Center Stabilization. Appalshop creates unique dramatic arts from the mountain traditions of storytelling and music, and has raised awareness of Appalachia's culture and pressing concerns Appalshop's documentaries and touring theatre company serve as a model for other communities.
  $240,000

over 3 years

Armory Center for the Arts
New York, NY
Multidisciplinary Arts Center Stabilization. The Armory Center integrates the arts into the life of the community by presenting the visual and performing arts in schools, parks, family centers, the post office, shelters, libraries, and at community festivals. The Armory Center emphasizes connections between the arts and other disciplines.
  $210,000

over 3 years

Asian American Arts Alliance
New York, NY
For stabilization efforts, including board and staff development and administrative evaluation, for this organization providing managerial assistance to Asian American artists and groups.
  $30,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated
Washington, DC
Support to include Turbulent Landscapes in Making Sense of Information, an online library of environmental exhibitions.
  $50,000
Atlatl
Phoenix, AZ
To assist in the implementation of a long-range stabilization plan for this service organization offering information, promotion, and leadership development for Native American arts institutions.
$50,000
Bay Area Video Coalition Inc
San Francisco, CA
For a minority internship that provides technical assistance and media training for representatives of community-based institutions.
$50,000
Charlotte Mecklenburg Afro-American Cultural and Service Center
Charlotte, NC
Multidisciplinary Arts Center Stabilization. The Mecklenburg Afro-American Center attempts to reduce cultural barriers and isolation by emphasizing values in its African American programming that are shared by diverse groups.
 $150,000

over 3 years

Charter Oak Temple Restoration Association
Hartford, CT
Multidisciplinary Arts Center Stabilization. Charter Oaks offers multicultural arts programs that explore tolerance and cultural diversity. Its mission includes the restoration and promotion of its landmark building with interpretive materials, programs, and exhibitions on Hartford's first Jewish community.
 $150,000

over 3 years

Community Arts Project
Columbus, OH
Multidisciplinary Arts Center Stabilization. The Martin Luther King Jr. Performing and Cultural Arts Project seeks to enhance understanding and harmony by fostering the contributions of African Americans through performances and educational programs.
$225,000

over 3 years

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
San Antonio, TX
Multidisciplinary Arts Center Stabilization.  The East Bay Center provides it culturally diverse community with access to high quality arts education from African music to classical ballet, Southeast Asian dance to contemporary jazz. It collaborates with a range of government agencies and community groups to use the arts for nonviolent self-expression and social reconciliation.
 $210,000

over 3 years

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
San Antonio, TX
For dialogues, gatherings, and cultural programs to bring diverse communities together to address problems arising from differences of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
 $15,000
Ethnic Folk Arts Center
New York, NY
For the preservation of Dominican, South Asian, and West African music and dance traditions.
 $30,000

(1997 payment)

Frederick Douglass Creative Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
For audience and earned income development for this program that nurtures writing talent in the African American community.
  $14,700
Gowanus Arts Exchange
Brooklyn, NY
Renewed support for this performance and educational center that stimulates dialogue among diverse constituencies.
 $20,000
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
San Antonio, TX
Multidisciplinary Arts Center Stabilization.  The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center preserves, develops, presents, and promotes the arts and culture of the Chicano/Latino/Native American peoples.
$240,000

over 3 years

 

HandMade in America Foundation
Asheville, NC
For projects that nurture and preserve traditions in handmade crafts in Western North Carolina, including crafts training, gardens to supply materials for natural dyes and papermaking, and a craft heritage guidebook for tourists.
$50,000
Harlem School of the Arts
New York, NY
Multidisciplinary Arts Center Stabilization.  The Harlem School of the Arts believes that arts education stimulates children emotionally and intellectually, fosters a positive self-image, and increases community pride.
 $225,000

over 3 years

Jamaica Center for the Performing and Visual Arts
Jamaica, NY
Multidisciplinary Arts Center Stabilization.  The center serves individuals and civic and business communities in Southeastern Queens, providing accessible, diverse programs that foster creative expression and personal growth.
 $210,000

over 3 years

Japantown Art & Media Workshop
San Francisco, CA
For a community arts organization dedicated to preserving and producing Asian American art and literature.
 $20,000
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
Pittsburgh, PA
Multidisciplinary Arts Center Stabilization.  The guild offers cultural and educational programming, including performances, workshops, master classes, lectures, and radio broadcasts. It is expanding the use of computer technology in its arts education programs for inner-city youth.
 $240,000

over 3 years

Meet The Composer
New York, NY
For a national residency program that places composers of diverse backgrounds in communities to work with host organizations on new works reflecting the community's heritage and concerns.
$50,000
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
New York, NY
To restructure the administrative and fundraising operations of this museum, archive, and research center.
 $30,000
Network of Cultural Centers of Color Corp
New York, NY
For general support of this service organization for culturally specific arts organizations and multicultural artists around the country.
$100,000

over 2 years

New Federal Theatre
New York, NY
For general support and audience development for this company providing training to minority playwrights, actors and directors.
 $25,000
Perseverance Theatre
Douglas, AK
For a flexible internship program providing hands-on training to Alaskan artists working in all facets of theatre--acting, directing, design, production, writing, and administration.
 $30,000
Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, NY
Support for a marketing plan and residencies to artists and internships to museum professionals.
 $100,000

over 2 years

Taller Puertorriqueno
Philadelphia, PA
Multidisciplinary Arts Center Stabilization.  Taller Puertoriqueno promotes Puerto Rican and other Latin American arts and culture, and, in close collaboration with other groups, utilizes the arts for the social and economic betterment of the community.
 $180,000

over 3 years

University of Massachusetts Foundation
Amherst, MA
For New Works for a New World Theater, a collaborative theatre initiative for the development and production of new works by playwrights of color.
$70,000

over 2 years

Urban Bush Women
New York, NY
For the Summer Institute: A New Dancer for a New Society, an intensive training program in dance and community engagement for young artists with leadership potential.
$30,000
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation
Seattle, WA
For a collaborative exhibition that highlights the immigration experiences of Asians and seek to dispel common misperceptions about immigrants
$50,000

 

 

Integrated Program Themes

Association of Science-Technology Centers
Washington, DC
To re-create the exhibition Turbulent Landscapes online as part of Making Sense of Information: An Electronic Library of Environmental Exhibitions.
$50,000
Camera News
New York, NY
For The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords, a documentary examining the history and contributions of African American newspapers and the use of the press to encourage social change.
$10,000
Chicago New Art Association
Chicago, IL
For a special issue of New Art Examiner devoted to exploring issues of Jewish identity and culture.
  $18,000
Children's Museum
Boston, MA
For a three-year campaign to reach 500,000 Massachusetts children ages 2-10, their parents, and educators, with exhibits and programs that adhere to the theme "Get Healthy, Get Smart."
$100,000

over 2 years

Creative Time
New York, NY
For a public art project that examines Chinese, Latino, and Jewish identity and assimilation in New York City's Lower East Side by German-based artist Shimon Attie.
 $30,000
Exploratorium
San Francisco, CA
For the traveling version of Turbulent Landscapes: The Natural Forces That Shape Our World, a multidisciplinary exhibition integrating artistic and scientific perspectives on natural phenomena.
$50,000
Junebug Productions
New Orleans, LA
To construct a network of artists and community organizations to focus on issues of environmental justice.
$50,000
Somerville Corporation
Somerville, MA
To support the production of an opera about Moses that will bring together African American and Jewish citizens of Boston.
$35,000
($17,500 from the Jewish life program)
Washington Drama Society
Washington, DC
For a collaborative work with Anna Deavere Smith exploring the image of the American Presidency and its effect on American character.
$50,000

Out of Program

Theatre Communications Group
New York, NY
For "On Cultural Power," a public exploration of the politics of diversity and multiculturalism by Wilson and Robert Brustein, moderated by Anna Deavere Smith.
$10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
To disseminate a survey of individual artists in four cities.
$5,000