National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2013 Art Works Grantees in Arizona

The National Endowment for the Arts and Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the NEA will award 832 grants totaling $23.3 million through its Art Works funding category. Eight of those grants totaling $168,000 are to be awarded in Arizona. The staff and Commissioners of the Arizona Commission on the Arts offer congratulations to all the Arizona grantees.

“Through a rigorous peer-review panel process, the NEA ensures that projects recommended for funding are among the most creative, the most effective, and will make a real impact,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “I am proud to announce these 832 Art Works grants and 40 Creative Writing Fellowships and I look forward to seeing the projects come to fruition for the benefit of both the grantees and their communities across the country.”

For a complete list of grantees and more information about the NEA Art Works grant category, click here. See the list of Arizona grantees, below.

ARIZONA

Arizona State University (on behalf of Bilingual Review Press)
Tempe, AZ $10,000
CATEGORY: Art Works
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Literature
To support the publication of new titles by Latina/o writers Naomi Ayala and Edmundo Desnoes, as well as the conversion of backlist fiction titles to e-book formats. The press will convert books by such writers as Rolando Hinojosa, Ron Arias, Stella Pope Duarte, Rick Rivera, and Elva Trevino Hart.

Arizona State University (on behalf of Arizona State University Art Museum)
Tempe, AZ $45,000
CATEGORY: Art Works
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Museum
To support an international residency program. As many as eight artists will be commissioned to develop new collaborative art projects while “embedded” in the Roosevelt Row Arts District in downtown Phoenix, working alongside scientists, technologists, social agencies, and other community members.

Borderlands Theater Teatro Fronterizo, Inc.
Tucson, AZ $10,000
CATEGORY: Art Works
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater and Musical Theater
To support the commission, development, and production of two plays: Two Frontiers by Arizona playwright Kara Hartzler and Dos Fronteras by Mexican playwright Medardo Travino. The plays represent the second and final phase of a bi-national project to commission and produce a trilogy of plays exploring the socioeconomic, political, cultural forces endemic to migration across the Mexico-Arizona border.

Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival
Grand Canyon, AZ $35,000
CATEGORY: Art Works
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education
To support the Native American Composer Apprentice Project. Students from eight Navajo and Hopi Reservation schools and Salt River High School will study one-on-one with a composer-in-residence for up to four weeks and create original work that will be performed by the ETHEL and Catalyst string quartets.

Rosie’s House:  A Music Academy for Children
Phoenix, AZ $18,000
CATEGORY: Art Works
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education
To support the Afterschool Music Program. Professional music educators  provide students with weekly, tuition-free music lessons in strings, winds, piano, and choir.

Scottsdale Cultural Council (on behalf of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts)
Scottsdale, AZ $10,000
CATEGORY: Art Works
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting
To support Discovery, a festival and performing arts initiative at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. This program will focus on the arts and culture of India as well as local Arizona Native American tribes.

Tucson Symphony Society (aka Tucson Symphony Orchestra )
Tucson, AZ $10,000
CATEGORY: Art Works
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education
To support the Young Composers Project. Students will learn to compose original works for orchestra and their training will culminate in a reading and recording of their pieces by the Tucson Symphony Chamber Orchestra or the Tucson String Quintet.

Tucson-Pima Arts Council, Inc.
Tucson, AZ $30,000
CATEGORY: Art Works
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Local Arts Agencies
To support Field Services, a series of professional development opportunities for Southern Arizona arts organizations and artists. Field Services will address art leadership development within the region, including strategic planning for organizations and artist training in public art.

Number of Grants: 8          Total Amount: $168,000

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