Grants: Year 1998

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1998

Community-Based Arts Education

Ballet Tech Foundation

Program Support
New York, NY

To sustain the tuition-free dance training for public school students and enable Kids Dance to continue its free performances .
$50,000

1 year

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.

Arts Program Stabilization
Brooklyn, NY

Support for the stabilization through increased management- and capacity-building for a multidisciplinary community arts center.
$50,000

1 year

Brandywine Graphic Workshop

Visual Technology Center
Philadelphia, PA

To support the Visual Technologies Center in initiating its video training/documentation component, and a program to digitize the fine art collection and produce CD-ROM files as part of an internship program for minority college students.
$120,000

2 years

Brooklyn Children's Museum Corporation

Together!, and Education Resource Center
Brooklyn, NY

To support the implementation and evaluation phase of a new education multimedia project that will link the resources of the Children's Museum and the Brooklyn Museum of Art with 58 Brooklyn branch libraries.
$60,000

1 year

Drawbridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children

Drawbridge
San Rafael, CA

To stabilize its institution and support art programs to homeless youth.
$25,00

1 year

Hawai'i Alliance for Arts Education

'Ohana Arts: Hula Ki'i
Honolulu, HI
To expand 'Ohana Arts: Hula Ki'i, a traditional performance art form that emphasizes extended family relations.
$20,000

1 year

Japantown Art & Media Workshop

Program Support
San Francisco, CA
To diversify its funding base and expand its programmatic offerings.
$30,000

1 year

Mexican Fine Arts Center

Youth Initiatives Program
Chicago, IL

To support Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum's (MFACM) Youth Initiatives Program, a year-round training program for students (between the ages of 14 and 18 years) which provides skills and career development opportunities in radio broadcasting, creative expression and arts management.
$50,000

1 year

Mill Street Loft

Project ABLE
Poughkeepsie, NY

To support Project ABLE, an arts-based job skills training program for economically disadvantaged youth in the city of Poughkeepsie.
$35,000

1 year

Mind Builders Creative Arts Co.

General Operating Support
Bronx, NY

To provide general support for a multidisciplinary community arts center $35,000

1 year

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurs to Disadvantaged & Handicapped Youth

Art-Enterprise
New York, NY
To support NFTE's Art-Enterprise curriculum which teaches young artists the fundamentals of business.
$100,000

2 years

Newark Public Radio, Inc.

Children Program Support
Newark, NJ

To expand its jazz performance program for youths to include a new teen program in collaboration with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as well as a selection of other venues.  $40,000

2 years

Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.

Audience and Program Development Initiative
Chicago, IL

To plan and implement a suite of new programs at its new facility and to reconsider programs at its original site in an effort to sustain current participants while building new audiences. $50,000

1 year

Perseverance Theatre, Inc.

SYSTEMS Theatre Education and Integration
Douglas, AK

To develop a new theatre education and integration program. $30,000

1 year

Point Community Development Corporation

Re-Envisioning Project
Bronx, NY

To support a project which uses public and utilitarian art made by local youth to change the face of the Hunts Point community. $25,000

1 year

San Francisco Mime Troup

Youth Theatre Project
San Francisco, CA

To create plays that validate and reflect the students' own lives and present these works to the students' families, peers, and communities.  $50,000

1 year

Village of Arts and Humanities, Inc.

Education Through The Arts Program
Philadelphia, PA

To support its ongoing arts in education programs for youths and their families. $60,000
1 year
World Music Productions

Afropop Worldwide Education Initiative
Brooklyn, NY

To expand the impact of its radio programming by developing and disseminating educational curriculum and programs. $50,000
1 year
Young Men's Christian Association

Youth Entrepreneurship Programs
Chicago, IL

To develop and implement a Youth Entrepreneurship Program in which participants will develop marketable products and touring performances that will generate revenue for educational programs.  $50,000

1 year

Community-Based & Culturally Specific Organizations

18th & Vine Authority

Programming and Marketing Collaborative Project
Kansas City, MO

To continue the development of a three-year collaborative planning and marketing effort for six African American organizations.
$30,000

1 year

Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, Inc.

Museum Store
Philadelphia, PA

To generate additional earned income by developing its Museum Store.
$35,000

1 year

Atlatl

Moving Native Arts Into The 21st Century
Phoenix, AZ

To support the implementation of Atlatl's long-range plan, which has been developed in collaboration with five other Native cultural centers across the country
$65,000

1 year

Camera News

Strategic Planning
New York, NY

To support Third World Newsreel's 30th Anniversary strategic plan and to implement the second phase of an on-line marketing plan
$35,000

1 year

Caribbean Cultural Center

Workplan
New York, NY

To implement the second stage of their earned income plan, develop a master business plan, and an interactive Web site
$35,00

1 year

Crossroads, Inc.

Marketing Initiative
New Brunswick, NJ

To implement a new board-driven business plan, and build on grassroots initiatives put in place last year.
$120,000

2 years

 

Gowanus Arts Exchange

General Support
Brooklyn, NY

To implement the first phase of its strategic plan.
$50,000

2 years

HandMade in America Foundation

Program Support
Asheville, NC

To continue the investment bank, craft gardens, and documentary photography exhibits, and to expand its programs
$65,000

1 year

Japanese American National Museum

Coming To Terms
Los Angeles, CA

To support the educational mission of America's Concentration Camps which includes cross-cultural dialogues on immigration and race.
$25,000

1 year

Kings Majestic Corporation

General Support
Brooklyn, NY

To implement its recently developed long-range plan and to continue its collaborative technical assistance efforts with neighborhood art centers.
$50,000

1 year

New York Chinese Cultural Center, Inc.

Program Support
New York, NY

To diversify its income and enhance its communications and community outreach efforts.
$30,000

1 year

Rochester Institute of Technology

Program Support
Rochester, NY

To convene a second Deaf Play Creators Festival and to advance the work of Sunshine Too, a performance company that works with Deaf and hearing children.
$50,000

1 year

Smithsonian Institution

Center for Museum Studies
Washington, DC

To foster community linked partnerships with community-based museums.
$40,000

1 year

Urban Bush Women

Summer Dance Institute
New York, NY

To support its Summer Dance Institute for young choreographers to master dance skills and methodologies for community engagement.
$100,000

2 years 

Wing Luke Memorial Foundation, Inc.

General Operating Support
Seattle, WA

 

To provide general support to the Wing Luke Asian Museum, a community-based institution that encourages community participation in exhibition development.

$150,000

2 years


Integrated Program Themes

American Jewish Committee

CommonQuest, The Magazine of Black/Jewish Relations
New York, NY

To support its magazine, CommonQuest, which explores issues of identity, tolerance, civility, and belonging.
$25,000

1 year

Center for Arts and Culture

Support for The Cultural Policy Annual and Calling The Question
Washington, DC

To support its core programmatic efforts.
$75,000

1 year

Civil Rights Project

I'Ll Make Me A World
Boston, MA

To expand the reach of Blackside's I'll Make Me A World: A Century of African-American Arts, Artists, and Communities by collaborating with small and large cultural institutions in key cities.
$50,000

1 year

Fund for Independent Publishing

Program Support
New York, NY
For the New Press to develop curriculum in partnership with organizations that do not have publication capabilities.
$60,000

1 year

Jewish Centers Association

TArt in The Dark
Los Angeles, CA

To support My Jewish Discovery Place Children's Museum's arts education initiative called "Art Can Make a Difference: Art in the Dark."
$50,000

1 year

Junebug Productions

Environmental Justice Festival
New Orleans, LA

To heighten the participants' understanding of environmental racism and issues related to the struggle for justice, as well as to explore their perspectives on the various roles of artists, arts and community organizations and scholars in the larger environmental movement.
$50,000

1 year

National Yiddish Book Center

Pahn Treger Fund for Jewish Arts
Amherst, MA

To increase understanding and insight of Jewish creativity and identity, particularly among young people by offering arts-related features in its publication, Pakn Treger, and through its public programs.
$25,000

1 year

President and Trustee of Bates College

Hallelujah
Lewiston, ME

To support Bates Dance Festival's Dancing at the Crossroads for outreach, in-reach, and training opportunities for dancers, students, and community members associated with the residency of Liz Lerman.
$20,000

1 year