Grants: Year 1999

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1999

Community-Based Arts Organizations

18th And Vine Authority

Business & Marketing Plan Implementation
Kansas City, MO

To implement their marketing plan and to consider a next level of collaborative work which can help stabilize all of the participating organizations. $100,000
2 years
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.

Audience Development Initiatives and Board And Staff Development
New York, NY

To implement aspects of their long range plan designed to increase recognition of, and enhance, their visibility through expanded marketing efforts; and strengthen staff and board to build capacity and insure financial security.  $50,000
1 year
Aljira

Aljira Design
Newark, NJ

To stabilize the organization and manage growth by diversifying income sources and strengthening the board.  $50,000
1 year
American Indian Services

Cultural and Arts Program
Sioux Falls, SD

To expand their services by including more educational, economic and promotional opportunities for Native artists, and by involving the performing arts in expanded program planning. $30,000
1 year
Americans for the Arts

Youth Arts Summit
Washington, DC

To support the National Youth Arts Summit's efforts to identify and foster the development of partnerships, research, projects and policies that make a compelling case for a strong national commitment to arts for youth, and to provide the tools for local implementation of arts-based programs for young people. $30,000
1 year
Art In General, Inc.

Project Reach/CASES
New York, NY

For renewed support for their work with Project Reach, a youth advocacy and counseling center located in Chinatown that serves multiracial constituents, and to expand a recent pilot program in which they are partnering with the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). $30,000
1 year
Artists Collective Incorporated

Artists Collective Performing Ensembles and Dance Master Workshop
Hartford, CT

To support selected advanced students participating in the Artists Collective Performing Ensembles and Dance Master Workshops.  $50,000
1 year
Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.

Kids Dance
New York, NY

To help stabilize their programs so that they may continue their extensive audition practice, provide high quality training for talented young dancers and develop new audiences through affordable performances for families. $50,00
1 year
Bay Area Video Coalition, Inc.

Stabilization Project
San Francisco, CA

To stabilize by planning and restructuring operations and integrating their model economic development and media diversity programs into the fabric of their operations, developing and retaining staff, and leveraging new opportunities in expanded markets. $120,000
2 years
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Center for Arts & Culture
Brooklyn, NY

To develop a plan to manage its growth, sustain existing programs at the current level or higher, develop and document formal curriculum for programs, develop programs and exhibitions addressing communities and families of artists, and attract new funders. $120,000
2 years
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Diversifying Revenue Sources
Birmingham, AL

To decrease dependence on public support by implementing a Diversifying Revenue Sources Project.  $35,000
1 year
California Institute for the Arts

Community Arts Partnership (CAP)
Valencia, CA

For support of the Community Arts Partnership's (CAP) Multimedia Digital Arts Program which will encourage cross-cultural, cross-territory communication among youth from diverse Los Angeles neighborhoods to digitally collaborate on art making and cross-cultural exchange projects. $50,000
1 year
College Art Association of America

Professional Development Fellowship Program for Artists and Art Historians
New York, NY

For renewed support of their Professional Development Fellowship Program for Artists and Art Historians, which focuses on bridging the gap between graduate study and professional careers and strengthening and diversifying the arts profession as a whole by nurturing outstanding scholars and artists at the beginning of their careers. $100,000
2 years
Columbia College

Democratizing The Arts/Building Sustainable Communities
Chicago, IL

For the implementation and ongoing planning/evaluation process of "Democratizing the Arts/Building Sustainable Communities."  $50,000
1 year
Contemporary Arts Center

Neighborhood Artreach
New Orleans, LA

To build new audiences through collaborations with neighborhood organizations that shape and serve a multicultural population.  $50,000
1 year
Esperanza Center

Arte Es Vida
San Antonio, TX

To support Arte Es Vida, a project that encompasses all of Esperanza's goals and arts programs for artists and youth and to generate a consistent source of diversified income to support the goals and objectives of the organization. $50,000
1 year
Hawaii Consortium for the Arts

General Support/Envisioning 2000
Honolulu, HI

For general support and for Envisioning 2000, a community-building project designed to identify, document and empower the arts community of Hawaii through processes of research, convening and dialogue which will lead to the development of a statewide database of arts and cultural resources and a community-driven vision statement for the twenty-first century.  $20,000
1 year
Japanese American National Museum

Media Arts Center
Los Angeles, CA

To create a media center, and develop a comprehensive media arts program integrating documentation and production with training and internships.  $50,000
1 year
Junebug Productions

Organizational Development
New Orleans, LA

To engage in a planning process that will examine the organization's potential for long-term stability and leadership succession.  $50,000
1 year
Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center

Community Heritage Project
San Pablo, CA

For the Community Heritage Project, an integrated program of participatory traditional arts training. 1 year
Madison Square Cultural Center for the Arts

Mississippi Young Person's Cultural Exchange Program
Madison , MS

For the planning and implementation of a collaborative cultural arts exchange program serving four through seven year olds.  $25,000
1 year
National Alliance for Media & Arts Culture

The Peer Leadership Initiative
San Francisco, CA

To support NAMAC's Peer Leadership Program, which will address the challenge of how the media arts field's knowledge is preserved and passed on from a founding generation of directors of media organizations to a new leadership generation. $35,000
1 year
National Association of Artists Organizations

Program Support
Washington, DC

To support the ongoing development and implementation of the Peer Arts Service Organization Partnership Project, NAAO's Leadership Initiative (The Co-Generate Project), and related membership services. $34,300
1 year
Network of Cultural Centers of Color Corporation

Phase II-Strategic Plan Implementation
New York, NY

For general operating support to advance the findings and recommendations of Phase I of their Strategic Plan, which includes a 14-month process of intensive evaluation and assessment of all aspects of NCCC's governance/ operations, its programs/services, organizational and fiscal management, and a newly revised Mission Statement. $50,000
1 year
New Freedom Theater

Performing Arts Training Program
Philadelphia, PA

For their Performing Arts Training Program for urban youths.  $30,000
1 year
New York Foundation for the Arts

Knowledge in Technology
New York, NY

To initiate a pilot program called Knowledge in Technology (KIT), which will offer nonprofit arts administrators a means to improve daily operations, while insuring that information technology evolves as a meaningful part of the sector's infrastructure.  $60,000
1 year
Nueva Esperanza, Inc.

Program Development
Holyoke, MA

For program development, to increase their organizational capacity and effectiveness, to further develop and refine a three year strategic plan and to complete the first year of that plan.  $25,000
1 year
Philadelphia Dance Company

Funding and Marketing Project
Philadelphia, PA

To develop a funding and marketing plan that will lead to a diversified funding base, an assessment of the institution's ability to respond to increased requests, and a plan for the growth and responsible maintenance of successful programs. $100,000
2 years
Research Foundation of CUNY

Medgar Evers College/National Black Writers Conference
New York, NY

To support the fifth National Black Writers Conference, bringing together close to 100 nationally and internationally known and emerging black writers and literary critics to discuss with the public topics of concern related to black literature. $20,000
1 year
San Jose Taiko Group

Artistic Training and Administrative Development
San Jose, CA

For administrative development, training their board, developing new leaders, and refining existing programs.  $30,000
1 year
Self-Help Graphics and Arts

Organizational Assessment and Implementation
Los Angeles, CA

To implement an organizational assessment and planning process.  $25,000
1 year
Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford Stuyvesant History

General Support
Brooklyn, NY

For general support and to conduct an institutional audit and to develop a fundraising plan.  $100,000
2 years
Thalia Spanish Theatre, Inc.

Thalia Beyond 2000
Sunnyside, NY

Renewed support to serve the cultural needs of the Hispanic community in Queens, reconsider their staffing plan, develop a succession plan, and examine the organization's fiscal and administrative flexibility and strength to adapt in the future.  $60,000
2 years
Trustees of Dartmouth College

African Grove Institute for The Arts
Hanover, NH

For the development of a membership program and the establishment of regional councils for the African Grove Institute for the Arts.  $100,000
2 years
Tucson Pima Arts Council

Multimedia Arts Education Program & ArtWORKS
Tucson, AZ

For ArtWORKS, art education programs for youth that include a youth employment program as well as a Multimedia Arts Education Program.  $35,000
1 year
Village of Arts and Humanities

Education Through Arts Program
Philadelphia, PA

To strengthen existing programs and to design and pilot an Education-through-the-Arts Training Program for 40 teachers, artists, parents and other professionals who work with at-risk youth.  $50,000
1 year
Washington Drama Society

Arena Stage/Living Stage Theater Company
Washington, DC

To support Living Stage's efforts to collaborate with community groups in the Columbia Heights-Shaw communities. Groups will engage in community-building efforts and will strive to integrate creative arts into a process of envisioning and planning alternative futures for their community.  $50,000
1 year
Western Folklife Center

Voices of Youth
Elko, NV

To enable teens to document in sound and photographs the culture bearers of their community and create portfolios and audio vignettes that reflect their personal interests and community concerns.  $35,000
1 year
Zeum

Collaborative Residency Program
San Francisco, CA

To commission celebrated artists in the visual, media and performing arts to work in sustained collaborations with diverse teens that culminate in Zeum's signature public programming.  $35,000
1 year


Museum Initiative

Heritage Harbor Corporation

Laying The Foundation
Providence, RI

To create an organizational structure that will make their collaborative model concrete, workable and durable, and funding for training to facilitate this work. $50,000
1 year
Queens Museum of Art

ArtAccess
Flushing, NY

To expand the ArtAcces disabled audiences program to serve an additional 1,000 students.  $10,000
1 year

 

Integrated Program Themes

Auburn University

The Rural Studio
Auburn, AL

To provide preprofessional training for architecture students who, through the use of recycled and inexpensive materials, design homes for America's poorest citizens. $50,000
1 year
California Indian Basketweavers Association

1999 Western Regional Indigenous Basketweavers Gathering
Nevada City, CA

To educate the field about traditional practices through workshops and gatherings, offer participants technical assistance, and develop a culminating report and evaluation of its programs and publish a resource directory. $25,000
1 year
Dance Exchange

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange/Hallelujah
Takoma Park, MD

To support Hallelujah, a series of evening-length performances involving participants from their home community and the host communities in each site where it will be performed. The work explores how we move from a point of crisis to a point of praise.  $100,000
2 years
Earth Ways Foundation

Citywide Celebration
Malibu, CA

A citywide celebration, which includes 70 events in both sacred and public spaces. They are presenting these events in collaboration with a range of civic, community, arts and cultural organizations, but have particular funding needs to underwrite direct Festival expenses such as artist fees and producing costs. $25,000
1 year
East Bay Institute for Urban Arts

Images Creating Unity
Oakland, CA

To support Images Creating Unity, a six-month after-school arts and social change program for high school juniors and seniors from diverse ethnic, class and gender backgrounds across Oakland. $35,000
1 year
Jewish Film Festival

SF Jewish Film Festival/On-Line Library of Independent Jewish Film
San Francisco, CA

To support an On-line Library of Independent Jewish Film, a one-of-a-kind library and archive of Jewish-subject films and filmmakers. $35,000
1 year
New School University

Talking Book Festival
New York, NY
To renew support for programming, producing and managing a literary arts festival which will guide people to the profound recognition that democracy is defined by the value it places on both difference and commonality. $30,000
1 year
Smithsonian Institution

Locating The Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in Aftican American Art
Baltimore, MD
To support the implementation and production of an upcoming exhibition and colloquium, Locating the Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in African American Art. The exhibition focuses on the works of more than 60 artists who visualize and give shape to an experience that is often overlooked in the larger art world— the "spirit." How the spirit is defined in art, and who is looking at this imagery today, are the questions at the core of the exhibition. $15,000
1 year
World Studio Foundation, Inc.

Help Kids Create
New York, NY

To create a community based mentoring program where working professionals engage with at-risk youth to help them develop creative sensitivities to the earth and their communities and to document the program for replication and/or expansion. $35,000
1 year

 

Out of Program

J. Mandle Performance, Inc.

General Support
Brooklyn, NY

Create two important commissioned performances for the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Storefront for Art and Architecture. $5,000
1 year
Art In General, Inc.

Project Reach/CASES
New York, NY

For renewed support for their work with Project Reach, a youth advocacy and counseling center located in Chinatown that serves multiracial constituents, and to expand a recent pilot program in which they are partnering with the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES).  $30,000
1 year