Arts & Culture
Action Greensboro supports business development and community-revitalization projects and serves as the fiscal agent for the Elsewhere Living Museum, which fosters artistic and educational programs to enliven Greensboro. This grant is being used to complete repairs and renovations to the museum building, formerly a downtown thrift store, and to sustain its arts programming.
The planetarium attracts 400,000 annual visitors through its exhibitions, sky shows, and collection of historical astronomical instruments, books, maps, and manuscripts. This challenge grant is being used to renovate the 280-seat Sky Theater, as part of a $35 million modernization campaign.
The nonprofit organization offers artists professional work facilities and opportunities to develop and exhibit their artwork. The grant provides technical assistance to develop a systems-replacement plan for the society’s Kala Art Institute, an artists’ residency and arts center.
The industry-leading service organization provides professional artists’ communities, colonies, and creative-residency programs with services ranging from best-practices forums and national symposia to a Leadership Institute and an Emerging Program Institute. This grant supports the first phase of a three-part initiative, centered on researching and assessing business/financial trends and capitalization models for artists’ communities.
The organization is providing capacity-building services to Chattanooga’s arts and cultural community, including in-depth analysis and technical assistance for up to 14 organizations.
With a 33-year history and 250 member institutions and individuals, the service organization supports the creation and presentation of original art rooted in a community of place, tradition, and spirit and focuses on artists working in and with communities in 14 Southern states. This two-year grant for general operations strengthens programs focused on supporting and enhancing artists’ community-based practices.
The national service and advocacy organization works with arts agencies and arts educators to foster a thriving arts environment, generate more resources for arts education, and build greater arts appreciation. This two-year grant funds the first two phases of a new Vision, Venture and Vitality in the Arts initiative.
The center strives to build a strong arts-based economic sector through education, business development, and artists’ services while preserving the region’s cultural traditions. This technical-assistance grant supports the development of a strategic business plan rooted in capitalization principles as the center expands.
Artists for Humanity combines work force development in the creative industries and academic achievement for teens. This two-year grant for general operations supports the arts micro-enterprise activity.
Our Community Arts effort is a national pilot designed to test the use of arts and culture as a civic-engagement tool to help residents in five urban cities address pressing community issues. The Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis is serving as the intermediary for this effort in St. Louis, where it is using a two-year grant to support local arts and culture projects.