Grantees

$3,484,800

Total Grants
in 2008

$2,577,300

Cultural Grants
in 2008

103

Cultural Grants
in 2008

2008 Cultural Grants

18th Street Arts Center

Santa Monica, California


$20,000

to enable American artists to participate in residencies at the WYSPA Institute of Art in Gdansk, Poland, in 2008 and 2009.

3-Legged Dog

New York, New York


$8,000

to enable a Tuvan throat singer from Russia to travel to New York to perform in a collaborative production of Fire Island at 3-Legged Dog in spring 2008.

59E59 Theaters

New York, New York


$15,000

to enable Polish theater directors, playwrights, and actors to travel to New York in fall 2008 to participate in a festival highlighting contemporary Polish theater entitled Made in Poland.

Accinosco

Brooklyn, New York


$20,000

to enable company members to perform Must Don't Whip 'Um at the Eurokaz Festival of New Theatre in Zagreb and at Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana in summer 2008.

Alexandra Beller Dances

Brooklyn, New York


$25,000

to enable company members to participate in the International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom, Poland, and the Open Look Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, in summer 2009.

American Dance Festival

New York, New York


$50,000

to support the international travel expenses of ADF executive staff in connection with prepatory research for ADF Russia in 2010 and identifying Russian participants for ADF 2009.

American Repertory Theatre

Cambridge, Massachusetts


$30,000

to support international travel and related expenses in 2009 related to ART's Eastern European Theatre Artists Initiative and the training program with the Moscow Art Theatre.

American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation

Washington, D.C.


$10,000

to enable Russian curators and museum professionals to travel to Kansas, New Jersey, and Wisconsin in 2008 and 2009 to participate in programs held in connection with the exhibition The Tsar and the President: Alexander II and Abraham Lincoln.

apexart

New York, New York


$9,000

to support Polish and Macedonian participation in apexart's 2009 International Residency Program in New York.

Arden2 Society

Costa Mesa, California


$15,000

to enable American theater directors to participate in the Grotowski Institute's The World as a Place of Truth international theater festival in Wroclaw, Poland, commemorating UNESCO's declaration of 2009 as the Year of Grotowski.

Arena Dances

Minneapolis, Minnesota


$12,000

to enable company members to perform Plastic Language and to give master classes in modern dance and contact improvisation at the L1 Dance Festival in Budapest in February 2008.

Art in General

New York, New York


$50,000

to enable three American and three Eastern and Central European artists to participate in Art in General's bilateral Eastern European Residency Exchange program in 2009, and to support international travel expenses involved in the selection of a third partner institution in the region.

Artists' Television Access

San Francisco, California


$8,500

to enable American film specialists to travel to Moscow in summer 2008 to present the ATA Experimental Film & Video Festival as part of an ongoing collaboration with their colleagues at CINE FANTOM.

Blessed Unrest Theatre

New York, New York


$9,500

to enable artists from Teatri Odi in Prishtina to travel to New York in fall 2008 to present a bilingual production in collaboration with artists from Blessed Unrest Theatre as part of the Kosova Project.

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts


$30,000

to enable scholars, artists, and musicians from Russia to travel to Boston in spring 2009 to participate in public programs and performances commemorating the 100th anniversary of Serge Diaghilev's company Ballet Russes. 

CEC ArtsLink

New York, New York


$6,000

to enable the executive director and a program manager to travel to Central and Eastern Europe in spring 2008 to meet with colleagues in connection with the ArtsLink Awards program.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, New York


$6,300

to enable American artists and arts specialists to participate in the symposium On Fidelity: Art, Politics, Passion, and Event at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw in connection with an exhibition of work by Mary Kelly in spring 2008.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, New York


$35,000

to enable artists from Central and Eastern Europe who have participated in ArtsLink projects to travel to New York in fall 2008 to participate in CEC's performing arts festival FlipFest.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, New York


$7,000

to enable artists from the United States to travel to Budapest in fall 2008 in connection with the opening and related activities of Try Again, Fail Again, Fail Better, an exhibition curated by Hajnalka Somogyi.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, New York


$20,000

to support programs of the School of Missing Studies to bring architects and curators from the United States to Novi Sad in 2008 to work with Serbian colleagues on development of a cultural center there and to bring Serbian cultural theorists to New York in 2009 to participate in a roundtable discussion in connection with the exhibition TV Gallery.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, New York


$25,000

to enable American musicians to travel to Russia in fall 2008 to participate in the Long Arms Festival in Moscow and the Apositsia Music Forum in St. Petersburg and to give performances in Nizhny Novgorod and Krasnoyarsk.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, New York


$40,000

to support international travel expenses in 2008 and 2009 of American artists and arts administrators working with local artists in Russia on the development of public art projects and festivals in Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg, and Vladikavkaz as part of CEC's VisArt program.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, New York


$40,000

to enable Russian arts managers in the fields of visual art and theater to travel to the United States to participate in CEC Artslink's 2009 Arts Leadership Fellows Program.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, New York


$40,000

to enable the artistic director and actors of the Maly Drama Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, to travel to the United States in early 2010 for the American premiere of their production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.

CEC ArtsLink

New York, New York


$30,000

to enable five artists and curators from the United States to travel to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2009 to conduct seminars, give lectures, and make studio visits as part of CEC's VisArt program.

Center for International Theatre Development

Baltimore, Maryland


$80,000

to enable American performing arts presenters to attend theater festivals in Russia in 2008 as part of an exchange entitled New Directions--New Voices: Russian/U.S. Theater Initiative.

Center for International Theatre Development

Baltimore, Maryland


$40,000

to enable American performing arts presenters to attend the 2009 Varna International Theatre Festival and to bring Bulgarian directors to the United States in a series of follow-up exchanges.

Columbia University

New York, New York


$6,000

to enable American scholars to participate in a symposium entitled Georgian Culture: Past and Present, Part II in Tbilisi in summer 2008.

Cuban Research Institute

Miami, Florida


$15,000

to support international travel expenses of scholars, artists, and cultural practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe participating in a conference entitled The Future of the Arts in Cuba at the Pocantico Conference Center in New York in fall 2008.

Cultura Hungarica Foundation

New York, New York


$20,000

to enable artists from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia to participate in a week-long series in New York in 2009 entitled Undergound Music Behind the Iron Curtain, as part of a larger festival entitled Performing Arts and Revolutionary Change in Central and Eastern Europe.  

Dance Films Association

New York, New York


$25,000

to enable a curator and members of the Alloy Orchestra and Open Ended Group from the United States to participate in the Dance Film Festival KINODANCE in fall 2008 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Dance New Amsterdam

New York, New York


$25,000

to enable American dance specialists to participate in Silesian Dance Theatre's International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom, Poland, in summer 2009.

Dance Theater Workshop

New York, New York


$95,000

to support travel expenses in 2008 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 Theater Workshop

New York, New York


$40,000

to support international travel expenses in 2008 of dancers and choreographers participating in a bilateral Hungarian-American residency program entitled Meeting Points at DTW in New York and Trafo in Budapest.

Eiko & Koma

New York, New York


$10,000

to enable Eiko and Koma to conduct workshops and perform Morning with Margaret Leng Tan at the Open Look Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, and at the XV International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom, Poland, in summer 2008.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Waterford, Connecticut


$8,500

to enable the artistic director and actors of the Maly Theatre in St. Petersburg to be in residence at the Monte Cristo Cottage in New London, Connecticut, to conduct research for an upcoming production in Russia of Long Day's Journey Into Night.

Film Arts Foundation

San Francisco, California


$8,500

to enable an American documentary film project team to travel to Russia in fall 2008 to screen the film Beyond the Call as part of the Pacific Meridian Film Festival in Vladivostok.

The Flaherty International Film Seminars

New York, New York


$2,400

to enable the director of The Flaherty International Film Seminars to participate in the Flahertiana International Documentary Film Festival in Perm, Russia, in fall 2008.

FotoFest International

Houston, Texas


$27,000

to enable critics, curators, photo editors, and photographers from the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, and the Slovak Republic to participate in The Meeting Place Portfolio Review as part of FotoFest in Houston in spring 2008.

Foundation for a Civil Society

New York, New York


$150,000

to support international travel and related expenses in 2008 associated with the Young Visual Artists Awards programs in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Foundation for Independent Artists

New York, New York


$3,200

to enable Nora Chipaumire to participate in the XV International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom, Poland, in summer 2008.

Foundation for International Arts and Education

Bethesda, Maryland


$30,000

to support international travel expenses of Russian and American curators and museum professionals in 2008, 2009, and 2010 in connection with the exhibition American Artists from Russia.

Foundation for Jewish Culture

New York, New York


$30,000

to enable members of LeeSaar The Company to hold workshops and give performances of Geisha in Krakow and Bytom as part of the XV Annual International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival and in Lublin at the Summer Contemporary Dance Forum in 2009.

Friends of the Bass Museum

Miami Beach, Florida


$5,000

to enable artists from Russia to participate in the Russian Dreams exhibition at the Bass Museum in December 2008.

Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra

New York, New York


$10,000

to support international travel expenses of members of the Budapest Festival Orchestra in connection with a United States performance tour in 2009.

Friends of the Jewish Culture Festival Society

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


$10,000

to enable musicians from the United States to participate in the 18th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow in summer 2008.

The Fund for Arts and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe

Arlington, Virginia


$35,000

to support international travel expenses in 2008 and 2009 in connection with arts management seminars in Russia and Ukraine.

Headlands Center for the Arts

Sausalito, California


$20,000

to support a bilateral exchange between Headlands Center for the Arts and the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland, in 2009.

Heritage & Tradition

Los Angeles, California


$15,000

to enable an American dance specialist to travel to Zagreb in 2008 to work with LADO, the State Folk Dance and Song Ensemble of Croatia, on a research and documentation project.

International Arts and Artists

Washington, D.C.


$9,600

to support curatorial research in spring 2009 in Prague and Brno for the Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens exhibition, to be held in Washington, D.C.

International Studio and Curatorial Program

Brooklyn, New York


$25,000

to support Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, and Romanian participation in ISCP's residency program in 2008 and 2009.

Ivy Baldwin Dance

Brooklyn, New York


$2,000

to enable company members to participate in an ArtistNe(s)t Residency at the George Apostu Cultural Center in Romania to develop a new work entitled Bear Crown.

The Jewish Museum

New York, New York


$8,000

to enable a curator from the United States to travel to Russia in spring 2008 in preparation for the exhibition Marc Chagall and Jewish Theater in the Soviet Union and to enable a violinist from St. Petersburg to travel to New York in fall 2008 for performances of the Green Violin staged in connection with the exhibition's opening.

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund

New York, New York


$25,000

to support the international travel expenses of a Russian artist participating in a three-month residency at the American Academy in Rome in 2008.

Jump-Start Performance Company

San Antonio, Texas


$35,000

to enable members of Divadlo z Pasaze to participate in a three-week, three-city residency tour in the United States in spring 2009.

Kitka

Oakland, California


$38,000

to support international travel expenses in connection with performances of The Rusalka Cycle in Poland and Ukraine in spring 2009.

La MaMa E.T.C.

New York, New York


$5,000

to enable a member of the National Ballet Company of Kosovo to travel to New York in summer 2008 to participate in a production of The Raven at La MaMa. 

La MaMa E.T.C.

New York, New York


$3,500

to enable Bosnian performing artists to travel to New York in spring 2008 to rehearse and present a collaborative production entitled Brothers at La MaMa.

Lark Play Development Center

New York, New York


$30,000

to support international travel expenses in 2008 and 2009 of American and Romanian theater specialists participating in the Lark's bilateral American-Romanian Theater Exchange.

Links Hall

Chicago, Illinois


$35,000

to support international travel expenses in 2008 and 2009 in connection with a bilateral project entitled Chicago-Zagreb Exchange: abandoned practices involving the Chicago-based theater Every House has a Door and Teatar &TD in Zagreb.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, New York


$42,000

to support international travel and related expenses of Russian and American participants in the Hermitage Museum/Metropolitan Museum Exchange Program in 2008.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, New York


$23,000

to enable staff members from the Met to conduct workshops on gallery design and conservation of ceramics, wood, and textiles at the University of Suceava in Romania in 2008.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, New York


$45,000

to support international travel and related expenses of Russian and American participants in the Kremlin Museum/Metropolitan Museum Exchange Program in 2009.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Baltimore, Maryland


$50,000

to support international travel expenses in 2008 and 2009 of American musicians, dancers, and theaters artists participating in international festivals in Central and Eastern Europe as part of USArtists International.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Baltimore, Maryland


$45,000

to enable American artists and arts specialists to participate in exhibitions, residencies, and symposia as part of the American Season at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw in 2008.

Millennium Film Workshop

New York, New York


$12,000

to enable five American filmmakers to travel to Prague throughout 2009 to give screenings of their work as part of the project American Experimental Film in Prague 4, which is being organized by the Academy of Performing Arts, Film, and TV School (FAMU).

The Museum of Modern Art

New York, New York


$35,000

to support international travel expenses in 2008 of American and Russian museum professionals participating in an exchange between the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and The Museum of Modern Art.

The Museum of Modern Art

New York, New York


$35,000

to support international travel expenses in 2009 of American and Russian museum professionals participating in an exchange between the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and The Museum of Modern Art.

Museum of the History of Polish Jews, North American Council

New York, New York


$40,000

to enable American consultants and members of the museum's exhibition planning team to travel to Poland in connection with development of the museum's primary exhibition and design concept.

Nature Theater of Oklahoma

New York, New York


$16,000

to enable company members to perform No Dice as part of a showcase of American theater at the Eurokaz Festival in Zagreb in summer 2008.

New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas

New Haven, Connecticut


$30,000

to enable choreographer Sasha Pepelyaev and members of Apparatus Dance Group from Russia to present their new work Doors and to enable playwrights from Hungary, Poland, and Romania to participate in Global Scenes as part of the 2008 New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas.

New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas

New Haven, Connecticut


$40,000

to enable members of the Katona Joszef Theater from Budapest, Hungary, to present their production of Chekhov's Ivanov as part of the 2009 New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas.

New Radio & Performing Arts

Staten Island, New York


$25,000

to support participation by American new media artists in Upgrade! International: Chain Reactions New Media Festival in Skopje, Macedonia, in fall 2008.

The New York Public Library

New York, New York


$10,000

to support international travel expenses in 2008 in connection with curatorial research in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland for the Library for Performing Art's exhibition Performing Revolution: Performing Arts & Revolutionary Change in Central and Eastern Europe.

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

New York, New York


$20,000

to support the international travel expenses of Polish theater artists participating in Tracing Grotowski's Path--The Year of Grotowski in New York, a series of public panel discussions, small-group meetings, exhibitions, work demonstrations, workshops, and film screenings held at various venues throughout New York in 2009.

Other Minds

San Francisco, California


$5,000

to enable two Polish composers to participate in the Other Minds Festival of New Music in California in March 2009.

Pilobolus Dance Theater

Washington Depot, Connecticut


$15,000

to enable company members to perform at the Opera and Ballet State Academic Theater in Yerevan, Armenia, in fall 2008.

The Pond

San Francisco, California


$8,000

to enable new music artists from the United States to participate in Dis-patch 08 in Belgrade in fall 2008.

San Francisco International Arts Festival

San Francisco, California


$20,000

to enable members of the theater ensemble Akhe Group from St. Petersburg, Russia, to present Catalogue of the Hero at the 2009 San Francisco International Arts Festival.

Seagull Films International

New York, New York


$20,000

to enable Russian filmmakers and scholars to participate in a symposium as part of a series entitled Treasures from the Russian Film Archive, to be held at the Walter Reade Theater in New York in winter 2010.

Seattle Chamber Players

Seattle, Washington


$25,000

to enable members of Opus Posth and the Pokrovsky Ensemble from Russia to participate in SCP's program From Moscow to the Silk Road in January 2009.

Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Washington, D.C.


$5,300

to enable an exhibition design specialist to travel to the Kremlin Museums to work with staff members there developing customized mounts for the Kremlin's upcoming exhibition The Sublime Gifts of the Porte. 

Sushi Performance & Visual Art

San Diego, California


$12,000

to support international travel expenses of artists and a curator from Serbia participating in the group exhibition Beyond Theory in San Diego in fall 2008.

The Tank

New York, New York


$9,000

to enable Eastern and Central European electronic music artists to participate in the Bent Festival in New York in spring 2009.

Theatre Communications Group

New York, New York


$10,000

to enable theater specialists from the Czech Republic, Poland, and Serbia to participate in TCG's International Working Group Meeting in New York in spring 2008.

Theatre Communications Group

New York, New York


$60,000

to support international travel expenses in 2008 associated with American and Eastern and Central European theater specialists participating in the TCG/ITI Travel Grants program.

Theatre of Yugen

San Francisco, California


$30,000

to enable members of Dah Teatar from Belgrade, Serbia, to travel to San Francisco in 2009 to develop, rehearse, and premiere their collaborative work, Dogsbody, with Theatre of Yugen and to enable Theatre of Yugen to perform and give workshops as part of Dah's International School for Actors and Directors in Belgrade and to conduct research for Dogsbody in Serbia and Bosnia.

Tickle the Sleeping Giant

New York, New York


$25,000

to enable members of Trajal Harrell Dance Style to participate in the XV International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom, Poland, in summer 2008.

U.S. Biennial

New York, New York


$6,000

to enable Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov to participate in the opening and related activities of the exhibition Prospect1.New Orleans in fall 2008.

U.S.-Ukraine Foundation

Washington, D.C.


$18,000

to support international travel expenses in 2008 of American conservators and Ukrainian heritage specialists participating in a bilateral exchange entitled Monitoring Cultural Heritage in the Historic Center of Lviv.

UCLA Live

Los Angeles, California


$35,000

to enable members of the theater company TR Warszawa from Warsaw, Poland, to present the United States premiere of Grzegorz Jarzyna's Giovanni at UCLA Live's Eighth Annual International Theatre Festival in fall 2009. 

Umbau School of Architecture

Staunton, Virginia


$6,000

to enable a team of architects, designers, and urban planners from the United States to travel to Travnik and Pocitelj in spring 2008 as part of Shared Identity: An Inland Workshop for Bosnia-Herzegovina.

University of California, School of Theater, Film, and Television

Los Angeles, California


$35,000

to enable theater professionals from the United States to participate in the Rhodopi International Theatre Collective in summer 2008.

VisionIntoArt

New York, New York


$20,000

to enable ensemble members to travel to Serbia in summer 2008 for performances of VioLens and Traveling Songs in Belgrade and Novi Sad.

Voice of Roma

Sebastopol, California


$5,000

to enable Macedonian musician Severdjan Amzoski to participate in the Herdeljezi Festival and related activities in connection with International Roma Day in California in spring 2009.

WaxFactory

New York, New York


$40,000

to support international travel expenses of Slovenian and American artists in connection with performances of a collaborative production entitled Blindness in New York at PS 122 and in Ljubljana at Cankarjev Dom in 2008.

Williamstown Art Conservation Center

Williamstown, Massachusetts


$35,000

to support bilateral conservation exchanges with colleagues in Bulgaria and Serbia in 2008 in connection with historic preservation efforts in those countries.

Williamstown Art Conservation Center

Williamstown, Massachusetts


$40,000

to support international travel expenses in 2009 of American and Mongolian conservation professionals participating in a bilateral exchange between the Williamstown Art Conservation Center and the Cultural Heritage Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Witness Relocation

New York, New York


$25,000

to enable company members to perform Dancing vs. the Rat Experiment at the Man.In.Fest International Festival of Experimental Theatre in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Witness Relocation

New York, New York


$35,000

to enable company members to perform Vicious Dogs on Premises and teach workshops at the International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom, Poland, and at the Open Look Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, in summer 2009.

The Wooster Group

New York, New York


$25,000

to enable company members to present POOR THEATER at the Eurokaz International Festival of New Theatre in Zagreb in summer 2008.

World Music Institute

New York, New York


$30,000

to support international travel expenses in 2009 of American and Mongolian musicians and curators participating in a bilateral collaborative music exchange organized by the Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble.

Yara Arts Group

New York, New York


$22,000

to enable Ukrainian artists and a Buryat photographer to travel to New York for the collaborative production of Still the River Flows at La MaMa in fall 2008, and to enable Yara's director to travel to Ukraine to work with participating artists there.