2006 Grant Awards:
Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 15, 2005 deadline ]
Dance | Design | Folk & Traditional Arts | Literature | Local
Media Arts | Museum | Music | Musical Theater
Theater | Visual Arts
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Alaska Design Forum, Inc.
To support a lecture series focused on stimulating discussion of the built environment. Internationally recognized designers and artists will be invited to speak in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
Chicago Horticultural Society (aka Chicago Botanic Garden)
To support an exhibition on historic and contemporary garden design. The exhibition will examine the science and art of garden design through large-scale photographs of private and public gardens from around the world.
City of New York/Parks & Recreation
New York, NY
To support the documentation and conservation of a terrazzo art pavement designed by architect Philip Johnson for the 1964 World's Fair. Public programs and activities will engage the local community and a Web site will disseminate conservation information to a national audience.
Confluences (aka Confluence Project)
To support the publication of a study guide on recent landscapes designed by architect Maya Lin. The study guide will examine new landscape installations located in Washington and Oregon, along the key confluences of the Columbia River Basin.
Cornerstones Community Partnerships
Santa Fe, NM
To support workshops focused on the preservation and conservation of historic adobe structures. The project will train rural community residents in traditional building methods.
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
To support an exhibition about innovative tourist sites in Florida. Using large format photography, murals of the sites will be assembled into an interpretive exhibition.
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids, MI
To support a traveling exhibition about the Eames lounge chair. A scholarly publication, educational programming, and special events will complement the exhibition.
Harlem Textile Works, Ltd. (aka HTW)
New York, NY
To support a youth apprenticeship program for surface design and printmaking. Young designers and artists will be introduced to design practices and marketable job skills.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (aka NHS)
To support the exhibition, Learning from North Lawndale. The exhibition and related programming will launch an initiative to preserve greystone buildings in Chicago.
New York Foundation for Architecture, Inc. (aka Center for Architecture Foundation) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support a consortium project that includes the creation of a multimedia installation and Web site and a conference about architecture and planning projects. The New York City Department of City Planning will participate in the conference and provide content information for the installation and Web site.
Piedmont Environmental Council
To support community forums and design tools for the redesign of Tysons Corner, Virginia. Civic groups, residents, business leaders, and officials will discuss methods to redesign the area around a new light rail system.
Rhode Island School of Design (aka RISD) (Consortium)
To support a consortium project for a conference and guidebook on urban waterfront development. The Rhode Island Economic Policy Council will assist an interdisciplinary team in determining and disseminating best practices.
University of Virginia
To support a traveling exhibition and catalogue documenting where and how African American musicians traveled during segregation. Project plans include 10 artist/architects, each designing a box based on a dresser trunk to tell the story of musicians who traveled along the Southern Crescent Train Line.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506