Grantees

$3,275,778

Total Grants
in 1999

$2,340,118

Cultural Grants
in 1999

107

Cultural Grants
in 1999

1999 Cultural Grants

American Association of Museums

Washington, D.C.


$40,000

to support the Eastern and Central European component of AAM’s International Partnership Among Museums in 1999-2001.

American Dance Festival

Durham, North Carolina


$8,640

to support Russian participation in ADF’s 1999 International Choreographers Commissioning Program.

American Museum of Natural History

New York, New York


$25,000

to enable museum professionals from the Kremlin Museum in Moscow and the Russian Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg to participate in the development of the exhibition Pearls scheduled to open at AMNH in fall 2001.

American Russian Young Artists Orchestra

New York, New York


$75,000

to enable the Orchestra to travel to cities in the United States, Russia, and Central Europe in connection with its World Tour 1999.

American Russian Young Artists Orchestra

New York, New York


$25,000

to support the international travel and related expenses associated with a tour of the United States by the Orchestra’s Chamber Players in summer 2000.

apexart

New York, New York


$20,000

to support participation by American visual artists in Construction in Process VII -- This earth is a flower, an exhibition to be held at the International Artists’ Museum in Lodz and elsewhere in Poland in summer 2000.

Art in General

New York, New York


$10,900

to support the international travel expenses of the research and development phase of a residency program at Art in General for artists from Eastern and Central Europe.

Arts International

New York, New York


$50,000

to support participation by performing and visual artists from the United States in a festival entitled American Season organized by the Centre for Contemporary Art -- Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw in 1999-2000.

Arts International

New York, New York


$1,700

to enable an artist from the United States to participate in an exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria, entitled Locally Interested.

Arts Midwest

Minneapolis, Minnesota


$35,000

to support international travel and related expenses in connection with the exhibitions entitled Aspects/Positions: Art in Central Europe, 1949-1999 and Illusions of Eden: Visions of the American Heartland exhibitions in the United States and in East and Central Europe in 2000-2001.

Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation

New York, New York


$30,000

to help defray international travel costs in 1999 of American and Polish cultural preservation experts, architects, and archivists participating in the creation of a Jewish cultural and educational center in Oswiecim, Poland.

Ballet New York

Sea Cliff, New York


$7,560

to enable the artistic director of Ballet New York to direct and choreograph portions of the program Stars of the World Ballet Gala at the Kremlin Palace in April 1999.

Baltimore Theatre Project

Baltimore, Maryland


$1,000

to enable a representative of the International Theater Institute in Hungary to travel to the United States in January 2000 in connection with a conference for theater professionals and trainers.

Bang on a Can

New York, New York


$10,000

to enable the contemporary music ensemble to perform and give workshops at the Prague Spring Festival and at Trafo House in Budapest in June 1999.

Battery Dance Company

New York, New York


$10,000

to enable American dance critics and specialists to participate in the VI Annual International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom and Krakow, Poland, in summer 1999.

Battery Dance Company

New York, New York


$20,000

to enable the Company to perform and give workshops in Poland in summer 2000 in connection with the VII Annual Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom and the Krakow 2000 Festival.

Bond Street Theatre

New York, New York


$2,400

to enable members of Bond Street Theatre to conduct a collaborative performance project with the Bulgarian company Theater Tsvete in Kosovar refugee camps in Macedonia in summer 1999.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston, Massachusetts


$30,000

to enable Eastern and Central European members of the the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester to participate in an exchange

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn, New York


$5,000

to enable artists, scholars, and cultural specialists from Eastern and Central Europe to participate in symposia and workshops in connection with the New Europe 1999 festival in New York fall 1999.

Carnegie Museum of Art

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


$7,590

to enable an artist and a curator from the Czech Republic and an art critic from Slovenia to attend the 1999 Carnegie International exhibition.

CEC International Partners

New York, New York


$75,000

to provide renewed support in 1999-2000 for ArtsLink, an exchange program organized by CEC International Partners for artists and arts administrators from the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe, and the United States.

CEC International Partners

New York, New York


$36,000

to provide renewed support for the exchange of senior staff members of museums and libraries in St. Petersburg and New York in 1999 and 2000 as part of the St. Petersburg 2003/Museum Partnerships project.

CEC International Partners

New York, New York


$30,000

toenable American museum professionals to conduct workshops in St. Petersburg in January 2000 in collaboration with the Institute for Cultural Programs there on issues relating to exhibition labeling and design as part of St. Petersburg 2003.

CEC International Partners

New York, New York


$50,000

to provide continued support for the international travel and related expenses of participants in activities of the Parallel Fund for 2003, a program undertaken in collaboration with the Open Society Institute-St. Petersburg to support cultural exchange projects associated with St. Petersburg’s tercentenary.

CEC International Partners

New York, New York


$50,000

to support performances in the United States by the Moscow Chamber Opera and the Eifman Ballet Company from St. Petersburg in spring 2000.

Corcoran Gallery

Washington, D.C.


$25,000

to support Russian participation in a symposium in fall 1999 in connection with the exhibition Propaganda and Dreams: Photographing the 1930s in the USSR and the US.

Cultural Tourism Partners International

Williamsburg, Virginia


$6,400

to enable Russian museum specialists to participate in a symposium on cultural tourism strategies held at Colonial Williamsburg in fall 1999.

Dance Theater Workshop

New York, New York


$90,000

to enable artists and arts managers from Eastern and Central Europe and the United States to participate in artists’ residencies, performances, collaborative projects, and international festivals in 1999-2000 in connection with DTW’s East/Central Europe Cultural Partnerships program.

District of Columbia Art Center

Washington, D.C.


$23,190

to support the international exchange component of the Tandem Project for visual and performing artists from the former Yugoslavia in spring 2000.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Waterford, Connecticut


$10,000

to enable American theater specialists to attend a playwrights festival in Motovin, Croatia, in summer 1999.

Eyebeam Atelier

New York, New York


$10,500

to support participation by American artists and art critics in an international exhibition in Budapest entitled Perspective, organized by C3: Center for Culture and Communication in Hungary.

Film Arts Foundation

San Francisco, California


$3,700

to enable a throat singer from Tuva, Russia, to come to the United States in January 1999 to participate in a cultural program at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

New York, New York


$30,000

to support the participation of Russian scholars, critics, and directors in a festival entitledRevolution in Revolution: A Showcase of Soviet Cinema from the 1960s in November 2000.

Foundation for a Civil Society

New York, New York


$18,536

to support the Chalupecky Award program in the Czech Republic.

Foundation for a Civil Society

New York, New York


$26,700

to support the TONAL award program in the Slovak Republic.

Foundation for a Civil Society

New York, New York


$20,000

to enable a Czech and a Slovak visual artist to participate in a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to visit galleries, studios, and museums in New York in 1999; to enable museum and installation specialists from Prague to travel to the United States in connection with the exhibition 1,100 Years of Prague Architecture held at the National Academy in New York in fall 1999.

Foundation for a Civil Society

New York, New York


$12,000

to enable an American choreographer to travel to Slovakia in summer and fall 1999 to create an original work for the Bratislava Dance Theatre.

Foundation for a Civil Society

New York, New York


$1,565

to support American participation in the Melos Ethos International Festival of Contemporary Music in Bratislava in November 1999.

Foundation for a Civil Society

New York, New York


$25,000

to support the exchange of ballet specialists from the Czech Republic and the United States in 2000-2001 in connection with the planning and implementation of the Americana II program of American choreography at the Ballet of the National Theatre in Prague in 2001.

Foundation for International Arts and Education

Bethesda, Maryland


$25,000

to enable specialists from the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg to travel to the United States in 1999 and 2000 in connection with a project to document Russian artists active in America in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Friends of Czech Greenways

New York, New York


$2,680

to enable the music director of the New York Concert Singers to participate in planning sessions in the Czech Republic for the Mikulov International Choral Festival in spring 2000.

Fund for Arts and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe

McLean, Virginia


$14,500

to enable American museum specialists to travel to Russia to conduct management seminars for museum administrators in Siberia and the Lower Volga region in fall 1999.

GOH Productions

New York, New York


$10,000

to enable members of Cathy Weis Performance Projects and other performers and composers from the United States to develop a collaborative work with Macedonian artists and to give lectures and workshops in Skopje in fall 1999.

Hand Print Workshop

Alexandria, Virginia


$25,000

to support American participation in the exhibition The View From Here at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow in December 2000.

Human Rights Watch

New York, New York


$25,000

to support international travel and related expenses in 1999-2000 in connection with the curatorial development of the exhibition and documentation project entitled Sarajevo Self-Portrait: the View from Inside.

Independent Journalism Foundation

New York, New York


$50,000

to support American and Eastern and Central European participation in a cultural and environmental journalism project in the Postgraduate Media Studies Program at Academia Istropolitana Nova in Bratislava in 1999-2000.

Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

Charlottesville, Virginia


$7,500

to enable specialists from Eastern and Central Europe to participate in a conference at IATH in June 1999 on the use of computers in the arts and humanities.

InterFoto

Washington, D.C.


$20,000

to support American participation in InterFoto ’99: An International Conference on Photography and Art held in Moscow in fall 1999.

International Association of Art Critics

New York, New York


$6,000

to support American participation in the 1999 IAAC Congressin Poland.

International Association of Art Critics

New York, New York


$3,000

to enable a representative of IAAC and a curator from the United States to travel to Bosnia in June 1999 to participate in a symposium entitled The Role of Art and Criticism in War.

International Studio Program

New York, New York


$25,000

to enable an artist and a curator from the Czech Republic to participate in a residency program at the International Studio Program in New York in 1999, organized in partnership with the Soros Center for Contemporary Art - Prague.

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

New Brunswick, New Jersey


$21,000

to provide support for the international travel expenses of Russian and American participants in the Rutgers-St. Petersburg Art History Faculty Exchange Program in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001.

Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York, New York


$40,000

to enable the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra to travel to St. Petersburg and Moscow in July 1999 to perform and give workshops in connection with the Duke Ellington Centennial.

Jose Limon Dance Foundation

New York, New York


$13,000

to enable the Limon Dance Company to participate in the Krakow 2000 dance festival and in the VII Annual Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom, Poland, in summer 2000.

The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies

Washington, D.C.


$5,000

to enable representatives of the Moscow Art Theater to travel to the United States in fall 1999 in connection with screenings of a film of the Theater’s production of Chekhov stories.

The Kitchen

New York, New York


$15,000

to support participation by Polish artists in the production of the performance work entitled Heartpiece at The Kitchen in fall 1999.

LINES Contemporary Ballet

San Francisco, California


$20,000

to enable the company to perform and participate in workshops and lecture-demonstrations at theVI Annual International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom and Krakow and at the third international festival Biggest Forms of Dance Theatre in Warsaw in summer 1999.

Link Vostok

Minneapolis, Minnesota


$25,000

to enable American choreographers, dancers, and dance educators to participate in the Fourth International Festival of Movement and Dance on the Volga in summer 2000.

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

Takoma Park, Maryland


$10,000

to enable the company to participate in the fourth annual Baltic University of Dance Festival in Gdansk, Poland, in summer 1999.

Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach, California


$3,500

to enable a museum specialist from the United States to participate in seminars on museum management in the Archangelsk and Moscow regions in 1999.

Mabou Mines

New York, New York


$3,000

to enable a representative of Mabou Mines to travel to Ukraine in spring 2000 to participate in the International Theater Festival-Laboratory ’Arts Berezillia’ and to develop plans for a tour to Ukraine and Russia by the company in 2001.

Mabou Mines

New York, New York


$35,000

to enable the company to perform Hajj at the Maly Theater in St. Petersburg in spring 2000.

Macalester College

St. Paul, Minnesota


$17,250

to enable American members of Macalester College’s Black Sea Project to meet with government officials and colleagues in Ukraine in summer 1999 in order to formulate a preservation and development program for the historic site of Chersonesus and to coordinate international efforts for its implementation.

Martha Graham Dance Company

New York, New York


$30,000

to support participation by the Martha Graham Dance Company in Tanec Praha 99, an international dance festival held annually in the Czech Republic.

Massachusetts Institute for Technology, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Cambridge, Massachusetts


$5,520

to enable a specialist in architecture and design from MIT to conduct an assessment of the technological facilities at the University of Sarajevo in spring 2000 in connection with the AKPIA’s Sarajevo Reconstruction Project.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, New York


$8,226

to enable a representative of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow to travel to New York to meet with colleagues and to examine first-hand administrative methods used by the Metropolitan and other American museums.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, New York


$64,421

to support the bilateral exchange in 1999 and 2000 of Russian and American conservation, education, and curatorial experts participating in the Metropolitan Museum/Hermitage Museum Exchange Program.

Mobius

Boston, Massachusetts


$25,000

to support participation in fall 1999 and spring 2000 by American and Croatian artists in an exchange project entitledOsvajanje Slobode/Taking Liberty.

The Moebius Ensemble

New York, New York


$35,000

to enable the Ensemble to give concerts and lectures in Eastern and Central Europe to give concerts and lectures and to develop collaborative projects with colleagues there in summer 2000.

Mongol-American Cultural Association

New York, New York


$60,000

to support participation by artists, curators, and cultural specialists from Mongolia in the Festival of Mongolia in New York in summer 2000.

The Museum of Modern Art

New York, New York


$35,000

to support international travel and related expenses associated with the Central and Eastern European Museum Professionals Workshop at MoMA in October 1999.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Washington, D.C.


$7,500

to support Russian participation in symposia and lectures held in connection with an exhibition of the work of Eva Rosengolz at the Museum in fall 1999.

New York Documentary Center

New York, New York


$5,500

to enable musicians featured in the film Ghengis Blues to travel to New York from Tuva, Russia, to perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in connection with the opening of the New York International Documentary Festival in spring 1999.

New York Foundation for the Arts

New York, New York


$10,000

to enable scientists and conservation experts from the United States to travel to Poland in summer 1999 in connection with a project to preserve the Wieliczska Salt Mine near Krakow.

New York Foundation for the Arts

New York, New York


$25,000

to support participation by artists from the United States in the international symposium Fairy Tales at the Center for Metamedia/Hermit Foundation in Plasy, Czech Republic, in 1999.

New York Foundation for the Arts

New York, New York


$30,000

to enable filmmakers from Russia to attend the Third Annual Film Festival of Recent Cinema from the former Soviet Union at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in December 1999.

New York Foundation for the Arts

New York, New York


$35,000

to provide support for the international travel in 2000 of participants in an exhibition and residency program for Russian and American artists entitled CrossCurrents.

New York International Ballet Competition

New York, New York


$15,000

to enable dancers from Eastern and Central Europe and a dance specialist from Russia to participate in the Competition in summer 2000.

New York Women in Film and Television

New York, New York


$1,500

to enable a Georgian film director to participate in the festival The Feminine Eye: Twenty Years of Women’s Cinema at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January 1999.

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Andover, Massachusetts


$25,000

to support the exchange of conservators from Russia and the United States in a program between NEDCC and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.

Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio


$3,250

to enable a representative of the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg to conduct research in collaboration with a scholar from Oberlin on the Sergeyev Collection in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

Long Island City, New York


$6,000

to enable artists from Slovenia and Slovakia to participate in an exhibition entitled Generation Z at P.S. 1 in spring 1999.

pARTs Photographic Arts

Minneapolis, Minnesota


$8,000

to support Russian participation in an exhibition entitled Neva/Mississippi: An Exhibition of Contemporary Russian Photography shown at pARTs Gallery in spring 1999.

Performing Artservices

New York, New York


$25,000

to enable American musicians and the composer to perform the opera Dust at the Warsaw Autumn Festival and to give lectures at the Centre for Contemporary Art-Ujazdowski Castle in fall 1999.

Portland Art Museum

Portland, Oregon


$50,000

to enable Russian museum specialists to participate in preparations for an exhibition entitled Stroganoff: The Palace and Collections of a Russian Noble Family in February 2000.

Real Art Ways

Hartford, Connecticut


$2,500

to enable American artists to travel to the former Yugoslavia in fall 1999 in connection with the presentation of a multi-media performance piece developed in collaboration with colleagues there.

Russian American Cultural Center

New York, New York


$25,000

to support international travel in connection with a residency program in New York for women artists from Bulgaria in 2000.

Sculpture Space

Utica, New York


$30,000

to enable artists from Eastern and Central Europe, and the United States to participate in a residency exchange program between Sculpture Space and the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Prague in 1999 and 2000.

Seven Stages

Atlanta, Georgia


$2,990

to enable Serbian artists to travel to Atlanta in 1999 in connection with a photography project entitled Crossing Over ($2,990);

Seven Stages

Atlanta, Georgia


$5,000

to enable an Albanian playwright to travel to Atlanta in fall 1999 to work with American colleagues on the development of a play entitled Forget Me (Disremember Me).

Seven Stages

Atlanta, Georgia


$25,000

to enable Dah Teatar from Belgrade to perform Documents of Time in the United States in winter 2000.

Society of Living Traditions

Cazadero, California


$20,000

to enable American scholars and specialists to participate in an international expedition to the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia, in summer 2000 to collaborate with Siberian artists and colleagues on the documentation of local cultural traditions.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

New York, New York


$37,500

to enable representatives of Russian museums to participate in the exhibition entitled 1900: Art at the Crossroads at the Guggenheim in spring 2000.

Sundance Institute Theater Program

Salt Lake City, Utah


$15,000

to enable the director of the Archa Theater in Prague to attend the Theater Lab at Sundance in summer 1999 and to support the international travel of American participants in a collaborative theater production entitled Century of Lust in Prague in 1999.

Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects

New York, New York


$8,000

to enable the director of Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects to travel to the former Soviet Union in summer 1999 to conduct interviews in connection with the development of a documentary film of the Ivye Project.

Theatre Communications Group

New York, New York


$50,000

to support international exchange activities in Eastern and Central Europe in 2000 organized by the International Theatre Institute based at TCG.

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut


$5,000

to enable American actors and theater professionals to collaborate with Russian colleagues on the development and presentation of the play Once, In Russia in Moscow in 2000.

University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio


$30,000

to enable members of the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra to visit the United States to participate in a joint performance with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and in conferences and symposia in held in connection with the Dayton Peace Accords Project in Ohio in fall 1999.

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada


$50,000

to support the international travel and related expenses of Russian artists, scholars, critics, and cultural specialists participating in the International Festival of Russian Art and Culture at UNLV in fall 2000.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


$30,000

to support the exchange of curators, scholars, and specialists in connection with the planning and development by the University Museum and the National Museum of Mongolian History in Ulaanbaatar of an exhibition entitled The Saga of Twentieth-Century Mongolia: Democracy at Last to be shown in the United States and Mongolia, beginning in 2001.

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


$7,500

to enable Russian film directors and critics from Russia to participate in the Pittsburgh Russian Film Symposium at the University in spring 1999.

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas


$12,000

to enable American specialists to travel to Ukraine in 2000 to continue to collaborate with Ukrainian and Russian colleagues on site conservation and the development of an archaeological park at Chersonesus in Crimea.

Williamstown Art Conservation Center

Williamstown, Massachusetts


$14,900

to enable conservators from WACC to travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in summer 2000 to collaborate with colleagues there on the preservation of ancient Roman mosaics.

The Working Theater

New York, New York


$25,000

to enable artists and performers from New York and Belgrade to conduct interviews and give workshops in the former Yugoslavia in connection with the development of a collaborative theater piece entitled Best Friends, to be presented in Belgrade in fall 2000 and in New York in fall 2001.

World Monuments Fund

New York, New York


$5,000

to support American participation in the Mostar 2004 workshop in Bosnia in summer 1999 in connection with efforts to develop plans for the restoration of the architectural heritage of Mostar and environs.

Yale School of Drama

New Haven, Connecticut


$25,000

to enable members of the Yale Repertory Theater to be in residence in St. Petersburg in spring 1999 to continue work on a collaborative production of Vsevolod Meyerhold’s Revizor (The Inspector General) with members of the St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre Arts and to perform the work at the Moscow Art Theater in summer 1999.

Yara Arts Group

New York, New York


$25,000

to enable artists from the Buryat National Theater in Ulan-Ude, Russia, to travel to New York in spring 2000 to collaborate with Yara Arts on a theater piece entitled Circle.