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Awards List March 2013

April 9, 2013 | By Public Programs Staff

AWARDS LIST
MARCH COUNCIL 2013

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations

Planning

U.S. Citizenship in the 21st Century
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education
Washington, DC
Award: Outright; $40,000 
Planning of four public program modules to promote community discussion of major topics relating to citizenship in the 21st century.

Points of Contact: Cultures in Collusion
Friends of Iolani Palace
Honolulu, HI
Award: Outright; $40,000 
Planning of a series of permanent exhibits at Iolani Palace exploring the complex story of Hawaii and its contact with Europe, Asia, and the United States in the late 19th century.

African Americans in Early Rural New England
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
Deerfield, MA
Award: Outright; $40,000 
Planning for multiformat prototypes (website, maps, iPad tablet tour, exhibits, archaeological field school, and other public programs) that uncover some of the forgotten history of African Americans in early rural New England.

Asia in Amsterdam Exhibition Planning Grant
Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
Award: Outright; $40,000 
Planning of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, an online publication, and programs exploring the global reach of the Dutch Republic in the 17th and 18th centuries and the role that Asian art and culture played in Dutch life.

Islamic Africa: Art and Architecture
Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts
Minneapolis, MN
Award: Outright; $40,000 
Planning of a traveling exhibition examining the social and historical significance of the diverse forms of Islamic art and architecture that have developed in Africa over the last 1,500 years.

The House on Henry Street: Settlements, Public Health, and Social Reform
Henry Street Settlement
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $40,000 
Planning for an interactive web-based and in-person interpretation of the Henry Street Settlement, plus associated walking tours, school programs, and lectures.

Columbia Currents: Confluence Project Interactive Website
Confluences
Vancouver, WA
Award: Outright; $40,000 
Planning of a website that examines Native American history and culture at six sites along the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon.

Implementation

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008
Wadsworth Atheneum
Hartford, CT
Award: Outright; $300,000 
Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs about the history of Coney Island and its depiction in art and popular culture over the last 150 years.

Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry: A Traveling Exhibit and Public Programs for Libraries about the Dust Bowl
American Library Association
Chicago, IL
Award: Outright; $263,000 
Implementation of a traveling exhibition and public programs for 40 libraries examining the history and impact of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the National Museum of Mexican Art's Permanent Collection
National Museum of Mexican Art
Chicago, IL
Award: Outright; $125,000 
Implementation of the reinstallation of the permanent exhibition, a catalog, and educational programs exploring Mexican art and culture on both sides of the American border.

Pearls on a String: Artist and Patron in the Islamic World
Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, MD
Award: Outright; $300,000 
Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and programs that present the arts of Islamic cultures from the point of view of patrons and artists from various historical periods across the Islamic world.

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion: Exhibition and Educational Initiative
New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $300,000 
Implementation of an exhibition and educational initiative exploring the Chinese American experience.

City at Sea: USS Intrepid
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $260,000  Match; $40,000
Implementation of a long-term, multimedia interpretation of nine restored spaces aboard the Intrepid Museum's historic aircraft carrier.

Muslim Voices
New York Council for the Humanities
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $195,000 
Implementation of a multisession facilitated reading and discussion series at 40 venues involving twelve books on Muslim culture and the distribution of these books to an additional 200 venues.

National Dialogues on Immigration
International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $275,000 
Implementation of guided dialogue programs on immigration and American citizenship to be held at 20 immigration, civil rights, and ethnic identity museums across the country.

YouStories: Classics, Conversation, Connection
Aquila Theatre Company Inc.
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $300,000 
Implementation of scholar-led reading/performance and discussion programs in 20 locations, a website, and a mobile app focused on the ways classical Greek and Roman drama continue to resonate today for veteran and public audiences.

America’s Media Makers

Development

Free For All: Inside the Public Library
Video Veracity, Inc
New Orleans, LA
Award: Outright; $40,000 
Development of a 90-minute documentary and related Web programs on the history and current state of public libraries.

A Long Way From Home: The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation
Center for Independent Documentary
Sharon, MA
Award: Outright; $40,000 
Development of a two-hour documentary film on the history of pioneering African American baseball players who followed Jackie Robinson and integrated both minor and major league baseball.

Birth of a Movement
Center for Independent Documentary
Sharon, MA
Award: Outright; $40,000 
Development of a 60-minute documentary film on Boston civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter's effort to launch a national boycott of the 1915 film, “Birth of a Nation.”

Les Voyageurs Sans Trace: A Frontier River Adventure in the Pre-War West
Northwest Documentary Arts & Media
Portland, OR
Award: Outright; $40,000 
Development of a film about three French explorers who kayaked 900 miles from Green River, Wyoming, to Lee's Ferry, Arizona, documenting the American West in 1938.

Production

American Reds: The Failed Revolution
Catticus Corporation
Berkeley, CA
Award: Outright; $500,000 
Production of a two-hour documentary film about the rise and fall of the Communist Party in America.

Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race
OUR L.A.
Los Angeles, CA
Award: Outright; $500,000 
Production of a 90-minute documentary film exploring the life and career of Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley (1917–1998), first African American mayor of Los Angeles who was elected in 1973 and served until 1993.

The Medieval Spain Project
Catticus Corporation
Berkeley, CA
Award: Outright; $225,000 
Finishing funds for the production of a two-hour film exploring the complicated history of medieval Spain.

American Routes: Routes to a Creative Future-Cultural Sustainability and the Usable Past
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Award: Outright; $146,000 
Production of six two-hour radio documentaries and four one-hour programs exploring American musical culture to be featured on the “American Routes” radio series.

The Sound of Silk
Silk Road Project, Inc.
Boston, MA
Award: Outright; $400,000  Match; $100,000
Production of a documentary about the Silk Road Ensemble, a collective of virtuoso musicians from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Shakespeare Uncovered
WNET.ORG
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $500,000 
Production of six one-hour documentaries and a website on the plays of William Shakespeare.

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
City Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk Culture
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $125,000 
Post-production of “Great Power, Great Responsibility (1955–1987),” the second of three, one-hour episodes of “Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle,” a documentary series that examines comic books as a shifting reflection of American culture and society.

The Power to Heal
Fractured Atlas Productions, Inc.
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $350,000 
Production of a 90-minute documentary film exploring the civil rights movement from the perspective of health care professionals, grassroots organizers, and policy makers who worked to integrate healthcare in the United States.

Popular Romance Project Website
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Award: Outright; $250,000 
Production of an interactive, multifaceted website that would serve as an anchor for the “Popular Romance Project,” a multimedia project on the writing, production, and consumption of popular romance literature.

NEH on the Road

The following organizations received $1,000 grants for ancillary public humanities programs to accompany NEH on the Road traveling exhibitions.

Bison
Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.
Strong City, KS

Carnaval
Port Huron Museum
Port Huron, MI

Wild Land
Ravalli County Museum
Hamilton, MT

Our Lives, Our Stories
Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Education Foundation
Red Cloud, NE

Wild Land
Arnot Art Museum Association, Inc.
Elmira, NY

For All the World to See
Oregon Historical Society
Portland, OR

Bison
Dallam-Hartley Counties XIT Museum
Dalhart, TX

Grass Roots
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Bryan, TX

For All the World To See
Chippewa Valley Museum
Eau Claire, WI