Grantees

$2,694,350

Total Grants
in 2011

$2,038,350

Cultural Grants
in 2011

106

Cultural Grants
in 2011

2011 Cultural Grants

18th Street Art Center

Santa Monica, CA


$20,000

to support residencies by Romanian artists Iosif Kiraly, Cristina David, and Alexandra Croitoru in Santa Monica as part of 18th Street Arts Center’s New Media Collaborations VII in 2012.

Alarm Will Sound

New York, NY


$30,000

to enable members of Alarm Will Sound to travel to Krakow, Poland, to participate in the Sacrum Profanum Music Festival in September 2011.

Aleut International Association

Anchorage, AK


$15,000

to bring four members of AIA and one Aleut Elder from Nikolskoye, Russia, to the AIA biannual board meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, in summer 2011.

American Dance Festival

New York, NY


$20,000

to enable two Russian choreographers/dancers/teachers and two ADF faculty members to participate in a residency exchange as part of ADF’s 2011 season.

American Dance Festival

Durham, NC


$20,000

to present Russian choreographer Tatiana Baganova’s company in New York as part of a special ADF off-site program in 2012.

American Foundation for the Courtauld Institute of Art

New York, NY


$12,000

to enable researchers to travel to Kutaisi, Georgia, to participate in conservation and training activities at the Gelati Monastery in 2011 and 2012.

American Repertory Theatre

Cambridge, MA


$15,000

to continue A.R.T.’s long-term collaboration with the Moscow ART Theatre and to support the American premiere of Nutcracker Turbo, staged by Hungarian director Janos Szasz during A.R.T.’s 2012-2013 season.

Anthology Film Archives

New York, NY


$10,000

to support the travel costs of four American experimental filmmakers to travel to Prague in 2012 to screen and discuss their works, critique student work, and lead small group discussions at the Film and TV School at the Academy of Performing Arts Prague.

Art in General

New York, NY


$40,000

to support the international travel costs for artists, curators, art professionals, and institutional partners from Eastern and Central Europe to participate in an international symposium celebrating Art in General’s 30th anniversary and the Eastern European Residency Exchanges 10th anniversary in New York in spring 2012.

Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL


$5,000

to provide support for the exhibition Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977 through March 2012.

Arts Council of Mongolia-U.S.

Seattle, WA


$25,000

to bring members of the Mongolian music ensemble Arga Bileg to perform in Denver, New York, and Seattle in fall 2011.

Bang on a Can

Brooklyn, NY


$17,000

to enable members of Bang on a Can to travel to Krakow, Poland, to participate in the Sacrum Profanum Music Festival in September 2011.

Bang on a Can

Brooklyn, NY


$9,000

to support the international travel costs for Kyrgyz jaw harpists, Kambar Kalendarov and Kutman Sultanbekov, to participate in the JAW Project in 2011.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

New York, NY


$40,000

to enable members of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company to perform in Russia in fall 2011 as part of the Art November Festival held annually in Moscow.

Bowerbird

Philadelphia, PA


$20,000

to support the travel costs for the Budapest-based theater troupe BLOOM! to tour its work City and to conduct residencies in New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh in spring 2012.

Brooklyn Academy of Music

New York, NY


$15,000

to bring the Maly Drama Theater to BAM for the company’s spring 2012 North American tour of Chekhov’s Three Sisters.

Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation

New York, NY


$15,000

to enable three emerging artists from Central and Eastern Europe to participate in the International Summer Program at the Watermill Center in 2011.

Carnegie Hall

New York, NY


$15,000

to bring artists Elena Bashkirova, Valery Gergiev, and Anna Netrebko to perform with the Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall’s 120th season celebration of Tchaikovsky in October 2011.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY


$8,000

to support Larry Appelbaum's travel to Russia in June 2011 to research and advise on the creation of a Russian Jazz Archive in connection with the Library of Congress Open World program.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY


$30,000

to bring seven American artists to Russia for two-week residencies from September 2011 to June 2012 in connection with VisArt Celebration: 15 Years of Collaborative Creative Exchange.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY


$20,000

to enable Masha Pyshkina's outreach activities in support of a new program based on the model of Open World Cultural Leaders, an exchange funded by the United States Library of Congress that organized professional visits to the United States for young Russian cultural practitioners.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY


$80,000

to support exchanges in 2012 in connection with ArtsLink Awards Program.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY


$20,000

to support the travel expenses for street art specialists Marc and Sara Schiller to speak to local audiences about public art and assist with local artist design projects and to support workshops with six American artists in Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Petrozavodsk, Kemerovo, and Yekaterinburg as part of The ArtsLink Festival in St. Petersburg in April 2012.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY


$20,000

to support travel costs for eight artists to participate in a three-week collaboration with the new CEC ArtsLink initiative, One Big City.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY


$15,000

to support the travel costs of the Georgian folk ensemble Basiani to tour, attend master classes, and conduct residencies in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, and Texas in October 2012.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, NY


$20,000

to support the participation of four independent artist groups from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia at the New York Queer Festival in June 2012.

Center for International Theatre Development

Baltimore, MD


$70,000

to support 2012 travel costs for the CITD’s programmatic activities in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, with a particular focus on Hungary and Bulgaria.

The Chocolate Factory Theater

New York, NY


$1,000

to bring artistic director Brian Rogers to Bucharest, Romania, to assist in the creation and premiere of Cosmin Monalescu’s Available in November 2011.

City Lore

New York, NY


$10,000

to support the international travel expenses in connection with the tour of Andrei Malaev-Babel’s Babel: How It Was Done in Odessa to Ukraine and Russia in July 2011.

Continuum

New York, NY


$15,000

to bring five members of the ensemble to the Roaring Hooves Festival in Mongolia in June 2011.

Creative Time

New York, NY


$7,000

to enable Katerina Seda and Eda Cufer of Neue Slowenische Kunst to participate in the 2011 Creative Time Summit.

Creative Time

New York, NY


$12,000

to bring three artists from Central and Eastern Europe and Russia to participate in the 2012 Creative Time Summit in New York and to support the travel of one Creative Time staff member to the region to interview socially engaged artists for Artists on the News.

Dance Theater Workshop

New York, NY


$95,000

to provide renewed support for travel expenses in 2011 of artists, arts managers, performing arts presenters, and festival directors from the United States and Central and Eastern Europe participating in the East/Central Europe Cultural Partnership Program as part of DTW's Suitcase Fund.

Dance/UP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


$12,000

to support an exchange involving two Hungarian dancers, chosen by the Workshop Foundation in Budapest, participating in a three-week residency at Dance/UP in Philadelphia in fall 2012.

Dance/USA

Washington, DC


$15,000

to enable seven Central and Eastern European dance professionals to attend the July 2011 Annual Conference in Chicago.

Dancers' Group

San Francisco, CA


$20,000

to enable American dancers, choreographers, and dance teachers from the Bay Area to travel to Russia as part of a project entitled SF-MOSCOW Exchange in 2012.

Double Edge Theatre

Ashfield, MA


$26,500

to support the creation and premier of the performance piece The Grand Parade in the United States and Russia in connection with DET’S 30th anniversary.

The Drama League

New York, NY


$30,000

to support three major exchange trips as part of the organization’s new international initiative, the U.S./Bulgaria Stage Directors Exchange project in 2011.

Electronic Music Foundation

New York, NY


$15,000

to support participation by American musicians and curators in the Unsound Festival Krakow in October 2011.

Electronic Music Foundation

New York, NY


$20,000

to support the airfare for Unsound director Mat Schulz and artists from Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Poland, Romania, and Slovenia to participate in Unsound New York festival in April 2012.

Elevator Repair Service

Brooklyn, NY


$10,000

to enable members of Elevator Repair Service to travel to the Czech Republic to perform Shuffle at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial in June 2011.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Waterford, CT


$10,000

to bring O’Neill staff administrators to Moscow for the 20th anniversary of the theater’s partnership with the Moscow Art Theater School in December 2011; and to bring two members of the Moscow Art Theater School’s staff to attend an anniversary performance and reception at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in January 2012.

FACT/SF

San Francisco, CA


$7,000

to enable members of FACT/SF to travel to Russia to perform Pretonically Oriented v.3 and The Consumption Series and to hold master classes in Chelyabinsk, Kostroma, Moscow, and Yekaterinburg in spring 2012.

The Flaherty International Seminars

New York, NY


$5,000

to bring three Czech filmmakers to participate in the 57th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in June 2011.

FotoFest International

Houston, TX


$15,000

to support the international airfare costs for curators and photographers from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine to travel to Houston to participate in the 14th International FotoFest Biennial in spring 2012.

Foundation for a Civil Society

New York, NY


$153,100

to bring ten award recipients from twenty countries to the United States in 2011 and 2012 as part of the Young Visual Arts Awards program.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

New York, NY


$6,000

to enable emerging American visual and performing artists to present their work in Eastern and Central Europe as part of FCA's 2012 Emergency Grants Program.

Foundation for Jewish Culture

New York, NY


$25,000

to send the LeeSaar The Company members to the Zawirowania Festival in Warsaw, Poland, in summer 2011 for the premiere of their new piece, FAME solos and duets.

Fractured Atlas

New York, NY


$27,000

to enable members of the Nature Theater of Oklahoma to travel to Tallinn, Estonia, to give performances of Life and Times - Episode 1 in June 2011.

Franklin Furnace Archive

New York, NY


$10,000

to enable Central and Eastern European participation in David Michalek’s Portraits in Dramatic Time as part of the 2011 Lincoln Center Festival.

Goodman Theatre

Chicago, IL


$10,000

to support a residency at the Goodman Theatre for the members of the Belarus Free Theatre in January 2011.

Headlands Center for the Arts

Sausalito, CA


$20,000

to bring Lukasz Jastrubczak to Headlands and Carla Kihlstedt to the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw for three-month residencies as part of the 2011 United States-Poland Artist in Residency Exchange Program.

HERE

New York, NY


$2,500

to bring Borut Separovic, director of the Croatian performance group Montazstroj, to New York City in March 2012 for the development of HERE’s 2013 American premiere of Timbuktu.

House Foundation for the Arts

New York, NY


$5,000

to support the continued collaboration between Serbian actress and vocalist Ana Sofrenovic, and American choreographer and vocalist Peter Sciscioli.

International Studio and Curatorial Program

Brooklyn, NY


$30,000

to support residencies for Russian artist Natalia Pershina, Czech artist Robert Salanda, and a Hungarian Gabriella Csoszo, at ISCP from August 2011 to March 2012.

Intersection for the Arts

San Francisco, CA


$10,000

to enable five American theater critics and journalists to travel to Pecs, Hungary, for the POSzT Festival in June 2011.

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund

New York, NY


$20,000

to support a three-month residency for a Russian visual artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2011-2012.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Washington, DC


$15,000

to enable Czech artists Nathalie Frank and Lukas Prudek; Hungarian artist Angela Hont; and Russian artists Daria Kim, Evgeny Stodushny, and Elena Tupyseva to participate in the Kennedy Center Summer International Fellowship in 2011.

Lake Baikal Heritage Foundation

Berkeley, CA


$12,000

to support the travel costs for three Washoe leaders to travel to Russia to exchange best practices for sustainable eco-tourism, cultural preservation, cultural and religious education, and intergovernmental negotiation techniques in spring 2012.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

New York, NY


$10,000

to enable the The Budapest Festival Orchestra’s semi-staged production of Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni, to be performed at the 2011 Mostly Mozart Festival in New York in summer 2011.

Link Vostok

Minneapolis, MN


$20,000

to support The Tenth International Festival of Movement and Dance on the Volga in Yaroslavl and Kostroma, Russia in August 2012.

Location One

New York, NY


$25,000

to support Agnieszka Kurant’s and Jackie Sumell’s participation in an American-Polish residency exchange with the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland, in 2011 and 2012.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, NY


$41,000

to enable curators and other staff from the Met and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to participate in the Met/Hermitage 2011-2012 bilateral exchange program.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, NY


$12,500

to enable Russian and American curators and museum managers to participate in the 2012 Kremlin Museum/Metropolitan Museum Exchange Program.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Baltimore, MD


$25,000

to support participation by artists from the United States in the 2011-2012 American Season at the Centre for Contemporary Arts Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland, and to allow Polish curators to conduct research in New York City.

The Museum of Modern Art

New York, NY


$5,000

to enable Olga Sviblova to travel to Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco to research new technology, interactive art, and exchange best practices in February 2011.

Museum of Modern Art

New York, NY


$20,000

to bring curator Roxana Marcoci to Zagreb, and artist Sanja Ivekovic, and dancer Sonja Pregrad to New York in connection with the exhibition titled Sanja Ivekovic: Sweet Violence in December 2011.

Museum of Modern Art

New York, NY


$75,000

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 Museum of Modern Art to enable curatorial research for exhibitions, provide access to collections at each institution, and enable administrators to share best practices in 2011 and 2012.

New Dance Alliance

New York, NY


$7,000

to enable polish dancers Marta Ziolek and Karol Tyminski to perform at the Performance Mix Festival Spring 2012 and to participate in a ten-day residency in March 2012.

The New Museum

New York, NY


$20,000

to enable artists from Central and Eastern Europe to travel to New York in in July 2011 to develop public programs and to present the exhibition OSTALGIA.

New York Live Arts

New York, NY


$75,000

to support travel expenses in 2012 of artists, arts managers, performing arts presenters, and festival directors from the United States and Central and Eastern Europe participating in NYLA’s Suitcase Fund.

New York Theatre Workshop

New York, NY


$4,000

to support Lithuanian playwright Marius Ivaskevicius's travel to the United States to perform a staged reading of Close City in May 2011.

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Andover, MA


$10,000

to support American participation in a symposium and exhibition entitled 10 Years of Cooperation of AFAD with American Institutions at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, in February 2012.

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Andover, MA


$10,000

to support the 2012 Photograph Conservation Internship program.

Open Space

Red Hook, NY


$10,000

to bring poets Charles Stein and Dorota Czerner, and composer Benjamin Boretz to Daugavpils and Riga, Latvia, to translate, compose, and set music to poetry at the Latvia-America Music Poetry Confluence in September 2011.

Oracle Productions

Chicago, IL


$7,500

to enable four American artists to travel to Minsk, Belarus, to collaborate with Liubou Zhuromskaya to hold workshops, and to develop a performance piece entitled Finding Bialowieza Forest to be staged in Minsk in summer 2012.

Palissimo Dance Theatre

New York, NY


$30,000

to enable curator Pavel Zustiak and his collaborators to tour The Painted Bird (Part I): Bastard in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia in fall 2011.

PEN American Center

New York, NY


$9,000

to support travel costs for Hungarian philosopher Tamás Gáspár Miklos to give the key note speech, and Hungarian theater and film director Kornél Mundruczo to stage Ice Trilogy by Vladimir Sorokin at the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature in May 2011.

PEN American Center

New York, NY


$15,000

to bring three members from the Russian creative firm D3 Media Group; Rinat Timerkaev, the director of the firm’s animated film based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita; and two members of Kiev-based Processional Arts to New York for the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival.

Performance Space 122

New York, NY


$20,000

to bring Croatian artist Petra Zanki and Bosnian artist Tea Tupajic to New York for a four-week residency and to present a live performance and audio installation of The Curator’s Piece in spring 2012.

The Public Theater

New York, NY


$2,600

to support Under the Radar Festival staff Mark Russell and Meiyin Wang to travel to the dunaPart Festival in Budapest, Hungary, in January 2011.

The Public Theater

New York, NY


$10,000

to extend the visit of Belarus Free Theatre members as part of the 2011 Under the Radar Festival's presentation of Being Harold Pinter in January 2011.

Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

New York, NY


$25,000

to support Central and Eastern European participation at the Salzburg Global Seminar in spring 2012.

Russian National Orchestra

Walnut Creek, CA


$6,000

to support the Russian National Orchestra's travel to the United States to perform with the US Army Brass Quintet at the Festival del Sole in Napa Valley, California, in July 2011.

San Francisco International Arts Festival

San Francisco, CA


$30,000

to send members of DEREVO to perform La Divina Commedia and members of Liquid Theatre to perfom Antidot at the 2012 San Francisco International Arts Festival and in the 200th anniversary celebrations at Fort Ross, California.

Sandglass Theater

Putney, VT


$20,000

to support a bilateral exchange between Sandglass Theater and the Bialystok Puppet Theater from Bialystok, Poland, on the creation and premiere of The Blackbirds of Bialystok in 2012.

Single Carrot Theatre

Baltimore, MD


$5,000

to support travel for Single Carrot Theatre artistic director, Nathan Cooper and journalist John Barry Sofia, Bulgaria, to attend The Festival of the Independent Bulgarian Theatre in November 2011.

Skewed Visions Performance

Minneapolis, MN


$15,000

to bring the three founding members of Skewed Visions to Iguan Dance Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, to collaborate on a new project entitled Invisible Architectures in fall 2012.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Washington, D.C.


$10,000

to bring Kalyi Jag, a group of Roma musicians and dancers, from Hungary to Washington D.C. to perform a concert of Roma music and discuss Roma culture at a symposium as part of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Society for the Performing Arts

Houston, TX


$5,000

to support the production expenses related to the presentation of Goran Bregovic & His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra in October 2011.

Soho Repertory

New York, NY


$3,000

to support Annie Baker’s travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg for a playwright/translation exchange with Mikhail Durnenkov and Yekaterina Raikova.

SoundArt Foundation

Stottville, NY


$5,000

to enable the Flexible Orchestra to travel to Wroclaw, Poland, to perform concerts and hold a workshop lecture series in July 2011.

SoundArt Foundation

Stottville, NY


$5,000

to send the Flexible Orchestra to Wroclaw, Poland, to create a concert and workshop lecture series in July 2012.

St. Ann’s Warehouse

New York, NY


$50,000

to support travel costs for Grzegorz Jarzyna and a 25-member cast to present TR Warszawa’s production of Festen at St. Ann’s Warehouse in spring 2012.

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Williamstown, MA


$15,000

to support Unfolding Narratives: Art Histories in East-Central Europe after 1989, three seminars in Brno, Bucharest, and Tallinn; and a week-long residency for 12 East-Central Europeans participating in the 2011 Clark Conference.

The Telluride Institute

Telluride, CO


$6,000

to bring American musician Hugh Livingston to the Czech Republic to collaborate with geologist Václav Cílek to develop a site-specific sound instillation entitled CelloHouse Slavonice.

Textile Society of America

Middletown, DE


$10,000

to bring textile experts from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to attend the Textile Society of America’s biennial symposium in Washington, D.C., in September 2012.

Threewalls

Chicago, IL


$5,000

to support Slovakian artists Magda Stanová and Oto Hudec's travel to Chicago to present their works at Threewalls's Voices From the Center in winter 2011.

Trap Door Theatre

Chicago, IL


$5,000

to support Hungarian director István Szabó's travel to Chicago to participate in a six-week residency and to direct The Word Progress on My Mother's Lips Doesn't Ring True in fall 2011.

Ugly Duckling Presse

Brooklyn, NY


$10,000

to bring Nina Felshin, Andrew Boyd, and Yevgeniy Fiks to travel to the 4th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art to present Media Effect: Art of Action, to hold social art demonstrations, and to conduct workshops about contributed works in summer 2011.

Voice of Roma

Sebastopol, CA


$5,000

to bring Roma musicians Reyhan and Husnu Tuzsuz to the Voice of Roma 16th Annual California Herdeljezi Festival in spring 2012.

White Box

New York, NY


$5,000

to enable Serbian artist Braco Dimitrijevic to travel to New York to present his solo exhibition Louvre is my Studio, Street is my Museum-A Survey in April 2011.

Williamstown Art Conservation Center

Williamstown, MA


$7,000

to enable two members of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center to travel to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to train staff on painting conservation techniques.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington, DC


$15,000

to support Yury Yrnov’s participation in a year-long artistic residency at Woolly Mammoth Theatre during the 2011/2012 production season.

World Studio Foundation

New York, NY


$1,650

to support Janeil Engelstad’s travel costs to Bulgaria and Central Europe to conduct curatorial research for an internet-based project associated with Arcadia Picture’s documentary film Angel Wagenstein: Arts is a Weapon and exhibition Unfree Freedom.

Yale University School of Drama

New Haven, CT


$14,000

to support the travel expenses for four American playwrights and three faculty members of the School of Drama to travel to Moscow in summer 2011 to participate in a Playwriting Residency Exchange at the Playwright and Director Center there.