Thriving Cultures

Total: $3,849,450

Alliance for California Traditional Arts

  • Fresno, CA
  • $150,000 (2 years)

Support for a teen artistic development initiative aligned with ACTA's core programs. The goal is to forge a new generation of culture bearers.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Artists Collective

  • Hartford, CT
  • $150,000 (2 years)

To provide jazz music instruction to youth ages 12-21 that includes master workshops and performing opportunities, including participating in the youth jazz orchestra for advanced students.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Alonzo King's LINES Ballet

  • San Francisco, CA
  • $75,000

To support LINES Ballet School's Summer Pre-Professional Program through scholarships and program support.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Bayview Citizens for Social Justice

  • Cheriton, VA
  • $30,000

To support a comprehensive multi-disciplinary post-development assessment of Bayview Rural Village. Community/consultant workshops will propose new alternatives, while analyzing the successes and challenges of sustaining this low-wealth community.
Category: Community Driven Design

Andy Warhol Museum

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • $180,000 (3 years)

To help support Teaching the Creative Process: Artists Working with Youth, a collaborative project designed to engage public high school teens in sustained art-making experiences under the guidance of accomplished artists, using contemporary media and themes.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Boston Arts Academy Foundation

  • Boston, MA
  • $50,000

To continue support of the pilot expansion of the Teachers as Artists program, an expansion of the Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship (SATF) program, to be led and managed by the Boston Arts Academy Center for Arts in Education.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Armory Center for the Arts

  • Pasadena, CA
  • $150,000 (2 years)

To support Art High, a mentoring and skill-development visual art program for teens who do not have access to sequential studio art programs offering adequate preparation for advanced training.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • $150,000 (2 years)

To support BYCA's artistic growth by expanding individualized assessment and follow-up; building the Young Men's Ensemble; facilitating long-range artistic planning; and revitalizing the Artistic Advisory Board.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Dance Institute of Washington

  • Washington, DC
  • $100,000 (2 years)

To support DIW's pre-professional school, which provides DC young children and teens with opportunities to develop artistic talent and life skills, and perform at professional venues.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Downtown Community Television Center

  • New York, NY
  • $100,000 (2 years)

To support the media arts training of inner-city youth through Downtown Community Television Center's PRO-TV program.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Dance Institute of Washington

  • Washington, DC
  • $100,000 (2 years)

To support DIW's pre-professional school, which provides DC young children and teens with opportunities to develop artistic talent and life skills, and perform at professional venues.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Downtown Community Television Center

  • New York, NY
  • $100,000 (2 years)

To support the media arts training of inner-city youth through Downtown Community Television Center's PRO-TV program.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

  • Detroit, MI
  • $225,000 (3 years)

To support the DSO's Civic Youth Ensembles, which provide high quality music training throughout the metro Detroit area, and to support the DSO's partnership with Detroit School of Arts.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Isidore Newman School

  • New Orleans, LA
  • $25,000

To engage full-time professional musicians to work with the students in the New Jazz School, a summer program held at the Isidore Newman School in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Sweet Home New Orleans and Tipitina's Foundation.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Jazz at Lincoln Center

  • New York, NY
  • $300,000 (3 years)

To support Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Program, which introduces students to the music of Ellington and other jazz composers and fosters mentoring relationships with professional musicians. Funding also will help support the Band Directors' Academy.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Leveraging Investments in Creativity

  • New York, NY
  • $35,000

To research "natural cultural districts," examining the impact of artscentered development on artistic production, community benefit, and civic engagement.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Mattress Factory

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • $70,000 (2 years)

To support "The Factory 14s/Installation Art Intensive for Teens." The program provides teen artists with the opportunity and resources to work with professional artists to create installations and develop their conceptual thinking.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement

Mill Street Loft

  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • $120,000 (3 years)

To support Mill Street Loft's Art Institute, helping economically disadvantaged teens of diverse backgrounds to express their ideas and build skills in the visual arts through intensive long-term experiences with professional teaching artists.
Category: Teens' Artistic Advancement