Grants: Year 2000

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 2000

Arts Education

Artists Collective Inc.

Performing Ensembles & Dance Master Workshops
Hartford, CT

To expand its dance department by providing resources and increased performing opportunities for the advanced students in The Choreographer's Workshop and The Performing Ensemble. $50,000
1 Year
Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.

Kids Dance
New York, NY

To continue its tradition of excellence in dance training and performance by offering students an integrated arts program that combines professional dance training, performance opportunities, and academics. $100,000
2 Years
Columbia College

Project REAL (previously Named Democritizing The Arts and Urban Missions)
Chicago, IL

To increase student and faculty participation, increase community access to programs, and develop additional community collaborations, evaluation, participation, growth and impact to achieve the ongoing missions of this community arts partnership. $100,000
2 Years
East Bay Institute for Urban Arts

Images Creating Unity 2000-2002
Oakland, CA

To sustain and expand this community arts program and to focus on family issues, and in addition develop new curriculum web-page art and work with local groups. $100,000
2 Years
Humboldt Arts Council

Arts As A Primary Resource for Youth and Families
Bayside, CA

To more fully implement a community plan to engage artists and service providers who will bring the arts into the lives of every child growing up in this rural community. $50,000
1 Year
Madison County Cultural Center

Mississippi Young Persons Cultural Exchange Program
Madison , MS

To continue to provide free quality arts instruction to at-risk youth in diverse Mississippi communities, and to develop traveling exhibition, replication and collaborative programs. $25,000
1 Year
New York Foundation for the Arts

Knowledge in Technology (KIT)
New York, NY

To provide training, technical assistance and peer-learning opportunities in technology planning and implementation for small and mid-sized arts organizations. $120,000
2 Years
Tucson-Pima Arts Council

Multimedia Arts Education & ArtWORKS
Tucson, AZ

To sustain and expand a multimedia arts technology training program for middle school youth. $100,000
2 Years
Urban Institute

Research Study on The Support System for American Artists
Washington, DC

To implement comprehensive study that will document current financial mechanisms that support artists and suggest ways to significantly enhance the overall system of support. $35,000
1 year
Zeum

Collaborative Residency Program
San Francisco, CA

To expand its audience and offer more teens the opportunity to use new technology to explore their own creativity in collaboration with professional artists.
$100,000
2 Years

Community-Based Arts Organizations

Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.

General Support
New York, NY

To implement its four-step plan to develop its organizational capacity for financial stabilization. $100,000
2 Years
Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Outreach Program - Julia Tutwiler Prison
Montogomery, AL

To support theater programs at two correctional facilities and to train new faculty who will sustain the program.
$20,000
1 year
Alaska Native Heritage Center

Stabilization
Anchorage, AK

To support the development of earned income strategies, and the implementation of an audience development plan for this new cultural center.
$35,000
1 year
Aljira

Stabilization
Newark, NJ

To diversify its income base, establish a formal development department and add a business development component to Aljira Design—its earned-income graphic design project. $120,000
2 Years
Alternative Center for International Arts, Inc.

General Support
New York, NY

To develop more efficient and productive methods of presenting highly interactive online arts programming, cultural forums, and the promotion of new works by emerging artists. $20,000
1 year

Ref. #22114

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation

Ailey Camp
New York, NY

To develop curriculum and stabilize this summer dance program that informs several replication programs around the country.
$150,000
3 years
Appalshop

MACS Renewal
Whitesburg, KY

To continue the implementation of organizational strategies addressing effective leadership development through the implantation of a revised governance and management structure. $80,000
1 Year
Armory Center for the Arts

MACS Renewal
Pasadena, CA

To develop long-term collaborative partnerships with community organizations to expand the role of arts in the community, and to enhance working conditions for artists/teachers. $70,000
1 Year
BCA Development Corporation

Fine Arts and Arthandling Services Initiative
Bronx, NY

To support the creation of jobs for the underemployed in the Bronx as skilled art handlers, and to provide services for the non-profit and for-profit fine arts industry of the Greater New York Metropolitan area.
$100,000
2 years
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Diversifying Revenue Sources
Birmingham, AL

To establish a self supporting financial base by pursuing diverse sources of revenue, and implementing a media campaign that will lead to increased attendance and earned income. $35,000
1 Year
Boys Harbor, Inc.

Harbor Conservatory for The Performing Arts
New York, NY

To support pre-professional training and classes in music, dance and theater arts for low-income, inner city students, who receive high-quality training in a professional environment.
$50,000
1 year
Brandywine Graphic Workshop, Inc.

General Support
Philadelphia, PA

To support the revision of the strategic plan and the implementation of a modified plan that includes the diversification of income.
$150,000
2 years
Brooklyn Children's Museum Corporation

Brooklyn Expedition/Explainer Corps
Brooklyn, NY

To support the Brooklyn Expedition website project and for the development of an Explainer Corps which will test, revise and orient other youths to the Brooklyn Expedition.
$150,000
2 years
Center for Contemporary Arts

Pre-Professional Dance Program-3 Year Grant
University City, MO

To strengthen COCA's pre-professional dance program and to offer expanded opportunities for low-income dance students who participate in year-round community education programs.
$50,000
1 year
Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.

General Operating Support
New York, NY

To hire a full-time artist in residence to vision, craft and implement Reach's Cultural Work/Cultural Activism program component, which would be developed in conjunction with the anti-discrimination and youth organizing training components. $8,000
1 year
Community Arts Project

MACS Renewal
Columbus, OH

To further implement its marketing and development strategies. $80,000
1 Year
Crow's Shadow Institute

General Support
Pendleton, OR

To support arts programming which includes Arts Education for at-risk tribal youth and traditional arts workshops led by artists from a variety of tribes.
$20,000
1 year
Drawbridge: an Arts Program for Homeless Children

Art Program
San Rafael, CA

To provide art programs to homeless children in an environment that fosters their sense of childhood joy, creativity and exuberance and that promotes the well being and stability of the family by creating a supporting community.
$25,000
1 year
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

MACS Renewal
Richmond, CA

To complete development of a five-year business plan and to increase programming and replication opportunities. $70,000
1 Year
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

MACS Renewal
San Antonio, TX

To enable new leadership to complete a strategic assessment and develop an organizational financial and programmatic plan. $80,000
1 Year
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition

The Big Picture
Philadelphia, PA

To support a 3-year initiative that brings ongoing sequential mural instruction to youth, ages 10-18, in Philadelphia.
$25,000
1 year
Hawaii Consortium for the Arts

Envisioning 2000
Honolulu, HI

To publish and disseminate its findings from their initiative to map Hawaii's cultural community, to build a Web site, and complete an economic impact study on the arts to further the development of its strategic plan. $25,000
1 Year
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Inc.

MACS Renewal
Jamaica, NY

To implement marketing initiatives that will generate increased visibility and earned income. $70,000
1 Year
Jobs for the Future, Inc.

General Support
Boston, MA

To support a program that focuses on the importance of youth development and community revitalization using arts education, service learning and school-to-career fields of practice.
$25,000
1 year
Kings Majestic Corporation

Udu
Brooklyn, NY

To complete the final production phase of the full evening music theater piece, Udu, that includes community dialogue. $7,500
1 year

Ref. #21986

Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center

Community Heritage Project
San Pablo, CA

To increase the depth and breath of the Heritage Project's impact in the community, specifically through increased training and mentoring activities, evaluation, and expanded programming. $60,000
2 Years
Manchester Craftmen's Guild

MACS Renewal
Pittsburgh, PA

To clarify its strategic position and take advantage of its leadership position as a major presenter of Jazz. $80,000
1 Year
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Upcoming Grant Projects
Chicago, IL

To support the museum's efforts to market and expand its audiences; to generate additional earned income through their Young Entrepreneurs Program and Gift Shop Business; and for the Yollocalli Youth Museum to develop a small pilot project that would include product design.
$120,000
2 years
Mind Builders Creative Arts Co.

Youth and Family Programs
Bronx, NY

To support planning and sustain programs during this leadership transition that include: dance, music, theater, a Community Folklife Program and other community outreach programs.
$40,000
1 year
Museum of Chinese in the Americas

General Support
New York, NY

To develop a business plan to help raise funds needed to accomplish its major programming objectives. $100,000
2 Years
New Federal Theatre

General Support
New York, NY

To further implement its marketing campaign, reach boarder audiences and increase earned income. $60,000
2 Years
New Freedom Theater

General Support
Philadelphia, PA
To support the stabilization and measured growth of it fundraising and marketing functions. $120,000
2 Years
Penumbra Theatre Company, Inc.

Educational Department Planning and Development
Saint Paul, MN

To support research and planning for the creation of curriculum for an expanded educational program.
$50,000
1 year
People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

General Operating Support
New Orleans, LA

To expand the base of cultural workers trained in "Undoing Racism" by providing scholarships and general support to The Institute. $10,000
1 year
Pregones Touring Puerto Rican Theatre Collection, Inc.

Stabilization Drive
Bronx, NY

To support board training, program development, and cash reserve fund development for this theater rooted in Puerto Rican traditions and popular artistic expressions.
$60,000
2 years
Regents of the University of Colorado

Arts Street
Denver, CO

To support an arts-to-career project program where adolescents are mentored by working artists who hone their skills and teach them the business of art.
$50,000
1 year
San Francisco Mime Troup, Inc.

Youth Theater Project
San Francisco, CA

To support a two-phased program promoting inter-group understanding and the positive creativity of youth where young participants create and produce their own plays.
$100,000
2 years
Self-Help Graphics and Arts

Organizational Stabilization
Los Angeles, CA

To focus on board development, and fortify and diversify the financial base of the organization so the financial and leadership resources are intact to maintain the integrity and creativity of its programming. $50,000
1 Year
Social and Public Art Resource Center

General Operating Support/Stabilization
Venice, CA

To support the next phase of implementation of their strategic plan which would include stabilizing staff and strengthening their infrastructure.
$50,000
1 year
Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.

MACS Renewal
Philadelphia, PA

To strengthen its management under new leadership, and to sustain resource development, marketing and programming efforts and planning for a new facility. $70,000
1 Year
UBW, Inc.

General Support/Institute Evaluation
New York, NY

To support the on-going work of the company while they complete the evaluation of the first three years of the Summe Dance Institute and reevaluate their capacity for the next three years..
$65,000
1 year
World Studio Foundation

Help Kids Create Mentoring Program
New York, NY

To support a nationwide mentoring initiative that links "at-risk" teenagers from school-and community-based arts programs with practicing professionals of art, architecture, and design for a program of creative expression, learned skills and shared experiences.
$50,000
2 years

Integrated Program Themes

California Indian Basketweavers Association

General Support
Nevada City, CA

To support the stabilization and the year-round efforts of this organization serving weavers and the basketweaving tradition of California Indians.
$50,000
2 years
Center for Arts and Culture

Art, Culture and The National Agenda
Washington, DC
To research, commission, edit and publish background documents, briefing papers, and a collected volume on cultural policy issues, and to disseminate this work to the next Presidential administration, Congress, opinion makers and policy leaders. $50,000
1 Year
Kinnara

Documentary of Buddhist and Navajo Ritual Music
Los Angeles, CA

To document via film, the cultural and spiritual exchange of Buddist and Navajo Ritual Music. $10,000
1 year
Museum of Science

Secrets of Aging
Boston, MA

To plan, develop and implement a major new interdisciplinary traveling exhibition entitled Secrets of Aging, which examines the processes and effects of human aging from scientific, social, humanistic, and cultural perspectives.
$50,000
1 year

Museum Initiative

18th & Vine Authority

Re-Envisioning The Role of Museum in Communities
Kansas City, MO

To engage in a planning process that will result in restructuring the board of the American Jazz Museum, developing a leadership transition plan, and clarifying structural issues around the museum's relationship with its funding authority. $50,000
6 months
American Association of Museums

Community Initiative
Washington, DC

To support a field-wide dialogue to determine how museums can respond to serving communities' changing needs. $100,000
2 years
Amigos del Museo del Barrio

Re-Envisioning The Roles of Museums in Communities
New York, NY
To do an updated audience assessment that would provide more accurate information about newly engaged constituents and to plan for a sustained marketing and public relations campaign for targeted audiences. $50,000
6 months
Heard Museum

Re-Envisioning The Role of Museums in Communities
Phoenix, AZ

To convene representatives of regional Native American tribes to help plan and implement the reinstallation of Native Peoples of the Southwest, the museum's signature exhibition, and its most important tool for dispelling stereotypes about native peoples. $50,000
6 months
Japanese American National Museum

Re-Envisioning The Role of Museums in Communities
Los Angeles, CA

To work with the International Institute of Los Angeles, the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California, Self-Help Graphics and the Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School to develop an exhibition and programs that underscore multicultural and multigenerational interaction and exchange. $50,000
6 months
Please Touch Museum

Re-Envisioning The Role of Museums in Communities
Philadelphia, PA
To engage in a strategic planning process that will allow it to assess the impact of its current community programs and allow it to target audiences that the museum has not yet served. $50,000
6 months
Studio Museum in Harlem

Re-Envisioning The Role of Museums in Communities
New York, NY

To plan and implement a program called "Expanding the Walls," a multi-layered, multigenerational program that uses James VanDerZee's collection as a point of entry for citizens of all ages. $50,000
6 months
Washington Area Lawyers For the Arts, Inc.

National Coalition of Volunteer Lawyers for The Arts
Washington, DC

To support WALA's Establishment of a National Coalition of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Organizations that will support, coordinate, and promote the activities of the 44 existing VLAs across the country. $25,000
1 year
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation

Re-Envisioning The Role of Museums in Community
Seattle, WA

To implement a project, "Strengthening Community Response", that will lead to a more efficient service delivery and program and exhibition development models. $50,000
6 months

Out of Program

Washington Area Lawyers For the Arts, Inc.

National Coalition of Volunteer Lawyers for The Arts
Washington, DC

To support WALA's Establishment of a National Coalition of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Organizations that will support, coordinate, and promote the activities of the 44 existing VLAs across the country. $25,000
1 year