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July 2016 Awards List

August 12, 2016 | By Public Programs Staff

Division of Public Programs Awards List

July Council 2016

 

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations

Planning Grants

At Sea and On Shore: Work and Community in New Bedford’s Fishing Industry

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.

New Bedford, MA

Award: Outright; $30,000.00 

Match; $10,000.00

Planning for a permanent exhibition on labor history in New Bedford’s fishing industry from the 1930s to the present.

Sick: Four Centuries of Illness and Health in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY

Award: Outright; $60,000.00 

Planning for a permanent exhibition about the history of public health in Brooklyn.

The New Face of Arab America: Immigrant and Refugee Communities

ACCESS (On Behalf of the Arab American National Museum)

Dearborn, MI

Award: Outright; $45,000.00 

Research and planning to inform the Museum’s exhibitions, collections, and programming about Arab Americans’ experiences, culture, and history.

Jamestown 1619: Democracy, Diversity, and Race

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities

Richmond, VA

Award: Outright; $40,000.00 

Planning for permanent exhibitions and programs to recognize the 400th anniversary of the first Jamestown assembly and the arrival of enslaved African peoples in mainland English America.

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Trans-Saharan Exchange

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Award: Outright; $60,000.00 

Planning for a traveling exhibition and a catalog exploring the history and artifacts of the gold trade in West Africa and Africa’s global economy from the 8th through the 16th centuries.

Marcando Historia/Making History in the Americas, 1840-1893

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $60,000.00 

Planning for a traveling exhibition and a catalog that explores how national identity

was expressed through 19th-century history paintings in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil.

Detroit 1967: Looking Back to Move Forward

Detroit Historical Society

Detroit, MI

Award: Outright; $40,000.00 

Planning for an exhibition and public programming that examines the 50th anniversary of Detroit’s 1967 riot.

Implementation Grants

Reading, Writing, and Race: One Children's Book and the Power of Stories

Levine Museum of the New South

Charlotte, NC

Award: Outright; $400,000.00 

Implementation of an artifact-based traveling exhibition and a smaller panel exhibition about the creation and meaning of the 1939 children’s book, Tobe: A Six-Year-Old Farmer.

WW1 America National Traveling Exhibition

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN

Award: Outright; $600,000.00 

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a website, and public programs examining the history of World War I and its impact on America.

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL

Award: Outright; $325,000.00 

Implementation of a traveling museum exhibition about the arts of the Swahili Coast.

Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

President and Fellows of Harvard College

Cambridge, MA

Award: Outright; $325,000.00 

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and associated programs about the 3,000-year tradition of animal-shaped vessels in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean.

1917: Gateway to the 20th Century

National Museum of American Jewish History

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $325,000.00 

Implementation of a traveling exhibition and a virtual tour exploring how geopolitical events of 1917 fundamentally changed American Jewish identity.

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families Exhibit Tour

Boston Children's Museum

Boston, MA

Award: Outright; $200,000.00 

Implementation of educational enhancements and a three-year expanded tour of an NEH-funded exhibition for children about Native American communities in New England.

The Art of Resilience: A Continuum of Tlingit Arts

Portland Art Museum

Portland, OR

Award: Outright; $325,000.00 

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and associated programs about Tlingit art and culture.

City of Water, City of Fire: Art and Cosmos at Teotihuacan

Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums

San Francisco, CA

Award: Outright; $400,000.00 

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs about the ancient

city of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico.

Media Projects

Development Grants

Modernism Inc.

Catticus Corporation

Berkeley, CA

Award: Outright; $60,000.00 

Development of a one-hour documentary film that examines the life and work of architect and industrial designer Eliot Noyes.

The Price of Survival: A Documentary Film About Pauli Murray

Documentary Educational Resources, Inc.

Watertown, MA

Award: Outright; $60,000.00 

Development of a one-hour documentary film script on the life, work, and historical impact of civil rights activist Pauli Murray.

Black Diplomacy

Women in Film & Video, Inc.

Washington, DC

Award: Outright; $60,000.00 

Development of a one-hour documentary about the contributions of African American diplomats during the Cold War.

Soldiers for Peace

Minnesota Public Radio

St. Paul, MN

Award: Outright; $32,000.00 

Match; $43,000.00

Development of a one-hour radio documentary, a website, and public programs exploring the antiwar movement among Vietnam War soldiers and veterans during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Production Grants

Afropop Worldwide's Hip Deep

World Music Productions

Brooklyn, NY

Award: Outright; $175,000.00 

Production of radio programming exploring contemporary music cultures of Africa and the African diaspora, including nine new episodes focusing on Nigeria and the Caribbean, substantive updates of six existing programs, and twelve podcasts.

The 38th Parallel

GWETA, Inc.

Arlington, VA

Award: Outright; $550,000.00 

Production of a two-part, four-hour television series about the Korean War that places the international conflict in historical context and considers its geopolitical and military legacies.

The 9 to 5 Project

Community Media Productions

Yellow Springs, OH

Award: Outright; $300,000.00 

Match; $50,000.00

Production of a 60-minute documentary that examines the history of the 9 to 5 movement, an organization of women office workers that began in 1973.

Tribal Justice

Morris and Ruth B. Cowan Foundation

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $100,000.00 

Production of a one-hour television documentary that examines the use of restorative justice in Native American communities as an alternative to incarceration.

Flannery O'Connor: Mystery & Manners

Media Process Educational Films

Chicago, IL

Award: Outright; $50,000.00 

Match; $100,000.00

Completion of a 90-minute documentary and digital archive on the life and work of writer Flannery O’Connor.

LBJ's War: An Oral History

Public Radio International, Inc. (PRI)

Minneapolis, MN

Award: Outright; $150,000.00 

Production of six podcasts and scripting of a one-hour radio program exploring presidential decision-making during the Vietnam War.

Free For All: Inside the Public Library, Documentary Film and New Media Project

Video Veracity, Inc

New Orleans, LA

Award: Outright; $500,000.00 

Production of a 90-minute television documentary and digital engagement project on the history of the public library in the United States.

Cooperative Agreement

Games for Change Student Game Design Challenge

Games for Change, Inc.

New York City, NY

Award: Outright; $100,000.00 

The implementation of a student game design challenge in New York City, Dallas, and San Francisco incorporating the humanities theme “Local Stories/Immigrant Voices.”

NEH on the Road

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

For All the World to See

West Baton Rouge Museum

Port Allen, LA

For All the World to See

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

Power of Children

Cheshire Childrens Museum

Keene, NH

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Fullerton Museum Center

Fullerton, CA

Bandits and Heroes

Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum

Bonner Springs, KS

House and Home

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Inc

Townsend, TN

Power of Children

West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc.

Pensacola, FL