Grantees

$1,108,755

Total Grants to Date in 2014

$661,755

Cultural Grants
in 2014

39

Cultural Grants
in 2014

2014 Cultural Grants

Baryshnikov Arts Center

Brooklyn, NY


$15,000

to enable BAC senior programming staff to travel to Central and Eastern Europe and Russia to conduct international curatorial trips in fall 2014 and spring 2015.

Buffalo State College Foundation

Buffalo, NY


$10,000

to bring together staff and faculty from the Department of Conservation and Restoration at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Art Conservation Department at SUNY Buffalo State, and the Northeast Document Conservation Center to exchange best practices in art preservation techniques in 2014 and 2015.

Byrd Hoffman Watermill Center

New York, NY


$15,000

To bring three emerging, multidisciplinary artists from Eastern Europe and Russia to The Watermill Center as a part of the 2014–2015 International Summer Program.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY


$10,000

to support a 10-day workshop in social practice art for St. Petersburg artists and environmentalists conducted by the Center for Artistic Activism in New York in June 2014.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY


$20,000

To send seven American artists to Art Prospect Festival, Reclaim: React in St. Petersburg, Russia for a series of installations and performances, artistic collaborations, workshops, and public forums in September 2014.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY


$2,500

To support American artist Emily Newman’s participation in the Manifesta 10 On Board Floating Seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia in October 2014.

Chez Bushwick

Brooklyn, NY


$12,000

to support Jonah Bokaer’s May 2014 Central and Eastern European residency and tour of Other Myths to the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Hungary; Zagreb Dance Week in Croatia; and the Varna Summer Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago, IL


$10,000

To support CSO’s Citizen Musician program activities in Warsaw, including free public concerts, master classes, and discussions by CSO musicians, occurring around a concert celebrating 25 years of free elections in Poland in October 2014.

Chocolate Factory

New York, NY


$27,000

to support a month-long residency in New York, Austin, and San Francisco for Hungarian independent journalist and theater critic Tamas Jaszay in March 2014.

Creative Time

New York, NY


$25,000

To enable seven presenters from Central and Eastern Europe and Russia to participate in the 2014 Creative Time Summit, to support the production of Creative Time Reports (CTR) content from Russia and Central and Eastern European artists, and to enable one Creative Time staff member to travel to the region to expand the network of CTR artist contributors.

Double Edge Theatre

Ashfield, MA


$2,500

To support Michal Kuriata’s residency and related activities as part of Double Edge Theatre’s 2014 Summer Spectacle.

Drama League of New York

New York, NY


$20,000

to support TDL’s 2014–2015 bilateral U.S./Bulgaria Stage Directors Exchange in partnership with Art Office of Bulgaria.

East European Folklife Center

Berkeley, CA


$2,000

to send Slavic Soul Party! to Czech Republic and Serbia for performances and workshops in March 2014.

Experimental Intermedia

New York, NY


$7,500

to bring eight American, multi-genre musicians to Riga, Latvia for performances, workshops, and panels at the Skanu Mezs Adventurous Music and Film Festival in October 2014.

The Field

New York, NY


$5,500

to bring Romanian video designer Cinty Ionescu to New York for the second workshop of Simon Hanukai’s The Fall in May 2014.

Foundation for a Civil Society

New York, NY


$120,000

to bring award recipients from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia to the United States in 2014 and 2015 as part of the Young Visual Artists Awards program.

Foundation for a Civil Society

New York, NY


$20,000

to send YVAA program director Eriola Pira to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia in June 2014 to conduct a comprehensive program assessment.

Fusebox Festival

Austin, TX


$9,000

to support Bulgarian theater artist Venelin Shurelov’s participation in the 2014 Fusebox Festival in Austin, Texas in April 2014.

Headlands Center for the Arts

Sausalito, CA


$20,000

to support a three-month residency for Croatian artist Nadija Mustapic at Headlands Center for the Arts in summer 2014, and to send Headlands staff to the region for ten days to build strategic partnerships in fall 2015.

Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, NY


$30,000

to support the participation of Romanian filmmakers, critics, artists, and journalists in Making Waves 2013, a festival of new Romanian cinema in November and December 2014.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Washington, DC


$15,000

to support Central and Eastern European participation in the Kennedy Center Summer International Fellowship Program in 2014.

Lark Play Development Center

New York, NY


$20,000

to support the participation of playwrights, theater professionals, and Lark staff in bilateral exchanges between Hungary, Romania, and the United States in 2014 and 2015.

Lincoln Center Theater

New York, NY


$10,000

to support Russian director Alexander Savchuck’s participation in the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab in July 2014.

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

New York, NY


$8,000

to support a three-month residency in spring 2014 for Attila Szabo and Noemi Kecskes to create an anthology of four American plays written after the events of September 11, 2001, for distribution in Hungary in partnership with the Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute.

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD


$7,000

to support a 10-day research trip for MICA staff members Lee Davis and Mike Weikert in July 2014 to Budapest, Hungary; Bucharest, Romania; Belgrade, Serbia; Prague, Czech Republic; and Lodz, Poland.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, NY


$50,000

to support a bilateral curatorial exchange program between the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, and the MET to enable curatorial research for exhibitions, provide access to collections at each institution, and enable administrators to share best practices in 2015.

Museum of the Rockies

Bozeman, MT


$7,500

to bring artist Dennis Wilson to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for a three-week workshop to train Mongolian artists on modeling and sculpting techniques and museum display for newly constructed paleontology museums in July 2014.

New York Live Arts

New York, NY


$60,000

to support international travel expenses in 2014 and 2015 in connection with The Suitcase Fund.

New York Theatre Workshop

New York, NY


$6,755

to support theater critic Tamas Jaszay’s and director Ildiko Gaspar’s participation in a three-week residency at Dartmouth College as part of the New York Theatre Workshop’s 23rd annual residency in summer 2014.

Pig Iron Theatre Company

Philadelphia, PA


$15,000

to support performances of Pig Iron’s ZERO COST HOUSE at the Konfrontacje Teatralne Festival in Lublin, Poland in October 2014.

Residency Unlimited

Brooklyn, NY


$10,000

to bring artist Csaba Nemes to New York as part of a residency collaboration with ACAX Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange in Budapest, Hungary in fall and winter 2014.

SITI Company

New York, NY


$3,000

to support Mila Bancheva’s and Margarita Gosheva’s participation in the SITI Company Summer Theater Workshop at Skidmore College in May 2014.

St. Ann's Warehouse

Brooklyn, NY


$20,000

to provide supplemental support for TR Warszawa’s production of 4:48 Psychosis at St. Ann’s Warehouse in fall 2014.

Tricklock Company

Albuquerque, NM


$18,000

to support a three-week tour of Tricklock Company’s newest devised work, Finger Mouth, in Poland in July 2014, followed by the collaborative development of a new work, Cygan Mujer, with Teatr Figur in Krakow and Polish Romani camps south of Krakow.

University of Illinois

Chicago, IL


$5,000

to support travel to Belgrade, Serbia for two artists, an architect, and a designer from Gallery 400 in July 2014 to conduct research on the crisis of cultural institutions in Central and Eastern Europe as part of a larger exhibition in 2015 entitled Exhibition Povera.

WaxFactory

New York, NY


$6,000

to support a two-week residency for Ivan Talijanic in Ljubljana, Slovenia in September 2014 to conduct meetings with project partners on the continued development of the international, cross-media performance project 416 Minutes.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington, DC


$5,000

to support Russian theater director Yury Urnov’s summer residency at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in May and June 2014.

World Music Institute

New York, NY


$2,500

to support composer Alicia Svigals’s travel to Warsaw, Poland to perform a living score of The Yellow Ticket at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and to conduct workshops in Klezmer instrumental style, history, and contemporary performances in June 2014.

Yale School of Drama

New Haven, CT


$10,000

to send American theater critic and editor Tom Sellar to Czech Republic, Latvia, and Poland to attend performances and interview playwrights, critics, directors, designers, and scholars; and to support their travel to Yale University to participate in symposia and master classes in 2014 and 2015.