National Endowment for the Arts Anounces $1.56M in Grants to LA County Orgs

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:39pm

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today it would invest $1.56M in grant funding Los Angeles County arts and culture organizations.  Grantees include organizations staging theatrical productions, providing arts journalism coverage, and museums, among many other types of programs and events.  

"We are proud of the many California arts organizations who receive support from the National Endowment for the Arts," said Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council. "NEA support reaches many diverse communities across our state, from Venice to Arcata, Fresno to San Diego. Federal support for the arts plays a critical role in maintaining California's vibrant arts ecosystem, and contributing to the economic growth and success of our communities."

The California Arts Council received $1,081,400 to support partnership agreement activities as California's state arts agency. This annual grant award makes up one fifth of the Arts Council's average $5 million annual operating budget and is disseminated statewide via competitive grant programs administered by the Arts Council.

NEA Acting Chairman Shigekawa said, "Working in partnership with the state and regional arts organizations is a key element of the NEA's work in ensuring the arts are available to all. These organizations help to extend the NEA's reach to thousands of communities across the country, while also carrying out innovative programming in such areas as education, creative placemaking, and cultural tourism."

A list of Los Angeles County grantees follows.  Arts for LA Member Organizations have been acknowledged with an asterisk.

*Levitt Pavilions 
$15,000  Beverly Hills, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Music 

To support the world music ensemble Playing for Change's inaugural Levitt National Tour. Concert performances in Levitt venues in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas, will be augmented with pre‐concert activities such as drum circles, on‐stage interviews, and discussions suited for audiences of diverse backgrounds. 

 

Engage Inc. (aka EngAGE: The Art of Active Aging) 
$20,000  Burbank, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works 

To support a community‐based multidisciplinary arts program. Professional artists will provide free, college‐level classes and events to low‐incom seniors at senior apartment communities. Classes will include acting, painting, writing, sculpting, and assemblage art.  Culminating events will consist of art shows, performances, staged readings and radio pieces.  An estimated 5,200 will benefit. 

 

KCETlink (aka KCET)  
$75,000  Burbank, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Media Arts 

To support "Artbound," a transmedia arts journalism initiative exploring Southern California's cultural landscape. Journalists covering Southern California counties will contribute blogs to the KCET website, where the most‐read and shared will become the subject of short documentary films and then will be packaged into one‐hour television episodes. "Artbound" can be seen on KCET and KCET HD and is distributed nationally via Link TV. 

 

Regional Organization of Oaxaca (aka ORO) 
$20,000  Covina, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Folk & Traditional Arts 

To support Festival Guelaguetza ORO 2014, a presentation of traditional Oaxacan music and dance with craft demonstrations and workshops. In addition to the presentations of music and dance, master artists will demonstrate traditional Oaxacan crafts, including Zapotec palm weaving, Triqui backstrap weaving, and Zapotec clay‐craft.  

 

Center for Land Use Interpretation 
$30,000  Culver City, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Visual Arts 

To support an artist residency program. Artists will receive travel support, a materials stipend, housing, and an honorarium to create new work. The residency program will be located at a former military installation in the high desert town of Wendover, Utah. Participating artists will be inspired by the area's unique landscape which includes the Great Salt Lake, the desert, and salt‐flat environs. 

 

Ford Theatre Foundation (aka John Anson Ford Theatres) 
$25,000  Hollywood, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works 

To support the Community Bridges Public Engagement Program. Activities designed to give local residents the opportunity to engage with artists will include family‐friendly performances, participatory arts programs, and workshops. The Ford also will work closely with local artists and arts organizations in underserved communities through programs which offer opportunities to perform at the Ford, such as its Partnership program and Find Yourself at the Ford program.

 

Khmer Arts Academy (aka Khmer Arts) 
$20,000  Long Beach, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Folk & Traditional Arts 

To support a program of training in and performances of traditional Cambodian dance. Students will be taught in weekly workshops by experienced master artists, including NEA National Heritage Fellow Sophiline Cheam Shapiro. Additionally, the students will demonstrate traditional dance in as many as 24 public performances. 

 

Academy Foundation 
$50,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Media Arts 

To support design, digitalization, and implementation costs for the "Academy Motion Picture Oral History Digital Archive" partnership project. The archive will preserve interviews with individuals who have contributed to the art of motion pictures. Interviews from artists such as writer/director Billy Wilder, "Magnificent Seven" composer Elmer Bernstein, silent film actor Blanche Sweet, and editor Margaret Booth will be featured. Once it has been completed, the archive will be available for free online and exhibited at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. 

 

Arts for LA 
$10,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works 

To support the Cultural Policy Institute. Through a series of technical assistance workshops for cultural and public leaders, stronger relationships between the two sectors will be built. 

 

*Autry National Center of the American West (aka The Autry) 
$20,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater & Musical Theater 

To support the Native Voices at the Autry program. The program will comprise the development of new work by Native American writers through staged readings, workshops, and a playwright's retreat, as well as an equity production of Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure," adapted by Artistic Director Randy Reinholz.

 

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Fundacion Bilingue de las Artes (aka BFA) 
$15,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater & Musical Theater 

To support the production of "La Salamandra"(The Salamander) by Rafael Mendiola. Directed by Artistic Director Margarita Galban, the musical theater work portrays the Gitanos (Gypsies) in Spain and is set during General Franco's authoritarian regime that came to power in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. The work is full of the colors and sounds of Andalucia with music by the fabled Gitano musician Enrique Soto "el Sordera" with guitars and cajon drum accompaniment.  

 

Center for Architecture and Urban Design (aka CALA) 
$10,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Design 

To support Architecture + City Streets, a series of walking tours in Los Angeles. The year‐long project will draw Angelenos into the streets to observe and learn about the effects of architecture and design on neighborhoods and the interconnecting streets. The tours will raise community awareness of density, transit, walkability issues, and emphasize the important role of architecture and design in transforming Los Angeles' urban growth. A companion website will offer tour information, a resource gallery, additional historic background, and insight into current projects that will benefit these communities. 

 

*Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles (aka Center Theatre Group) 
$50,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater & Musical Theater 

To support a community‐based participatory production of "Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven." The outdoor spectacle of music, puppetry, and pageantry will explore the Mayan creation story. Center Theatre Group and El Teatro Campesino will work in conjunction with the community of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles to engage neighborhood residents in making music, masks, and puppets, and as performers in the final production. 

 

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (aka DCA/LA) 
$75,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Local Arts Agencies 

To support the LA/Islam Arts Initiative, a community engagement program. The project will feature a traveling exhibition and a commissioned exhibition of contemporary Islamic art and other related activities. The program will be designed to foster a greater understanding of classic and contemporary Islamic art, identity, and history, and their relevance to current global cultural issues. Iraqi‐born Rijin Sahakian has been selected as guest curator and the work of local, national, and international artists will be presented. Los Angeles has a significant population from regions with strong Islamic roots, such as the Middle East, Indonesia, India, and Africa. 

 

*Dance Camera West 
$15,000  LOS ANGELES, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Dance 

To support the presentation of the Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival. Programs will include a documentary series, a short film series, site‐specific and outdoor screenings, and the presentation of live dance performances. Audiences will participate in Dance‐A‐Long, a "confessional" dance booth where audience members can create their own one‐minute dance videos to upload to the Dance Camera website, and several panels with production professionals, producers, and distributors will be held. 

 

*Diavolo Dance Theatre (aka Diavolo) 
$20,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Dance  

To support educational and outreach programs during the company's national tour. The project will include a Young People's Concert, community workshops, master classes, and residencies. The Young People's Concert is an interactive student matinee show that includes choreography excerpts, discussions of teamwork, interactive exercises about movement and fitness, and active audience participation. Diavolo will work with presenters to tailor an educational and outreach program for each community on its tour. 

 

Ebony Repertory Theatre (aka ERT) 
$10,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Dance 

To support the presentation of Dance@theHolden, a dance presenting series. The project will include the presentation of Los Angeles dance companies such as JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble, Viver Brasil, Contra‐tiempo, The Underground, Verastyle Dance Company, as well as a residency with Complexions Contemporary Ballet. In addition, Dance@theHolden will assist participating companies with space for rehearsals, marketing and publicity, community outreach, production costs, front of house costs, and box office services. 

 

*Grand Performances 
$30,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works 

To support L.A. (Up) Rising: Artists Explore Pre‐Riot Los Angeles, an examination of the history and impact of racism in Los Angeles leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riot. Activities will include free music and theater arts events, film screenings, and the commission and presentation of new hip‐hop, theater, and visual arts works. Community engagement activities will include open rehearsals, workshops, lectures, discussions, and work‐in‐progress performances. 

 

Greenway Arts Alliance (aka Greenway and GAA) 
$15,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education 

To support the Institute for the Arts at Greenway. The arts education program will provide in‐class and after‐school, project‐based, sequential arts instruction led by professional artists for public school students at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. Teaching artists will work closely with classroom teachers to lead students in theater, dance, literature, and media arts classes that are aligned with state standards and support the academic instruction. Greenway Arts Alliance was founded in 1992 by professional artists interested in forging a deep connection with the public school community through programming that creates a vibrant artistic community for students, faculty, and the greater Los Angeles community. 

 

*HeArt Project (aka artworxLA) 
$40,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education 

To support visual, media, and performing arts workshops led by artists in alternative high schools in Los Angeles County. Each school site will participate in a series of arts workshops in the classroom during the school day, that will be coordinated with themes adapted from programming at Los Angeles museums, theaters, and cultural centers. Throughout the project, students from the schools will gather as peers at cultural sites to share their artwork. Students who are successful will have the opportunity to progress to advanced after‐school programs in theater and product and fashion design at partnering institutions Otis College, Art Center College of Design, or University of California, Los Angeles. 

 

*LA Stage Alliance 
$20,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater & Musical Theater 

To support LA Stage Engage. In partnership with regional theater companies, the organization will leverage its expertise and relationships with the business community and stakeholder groups in order to shape a diverse network of board members that will serve nonprofit theaters in Greater Los Angeles. Boards with more diversity in skill sets and in resource networks will boost the capabilities of artists and arts organizations and also will bring new and diverse audiences. 

 

Library Foundation of Los Angeles 
$45,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Literature 

To support ALOUD at Central Library. A series of in‐house panel discussions, conversations, and readings, ALOUD will be podcast and videocast for a wider audience. Proposed writers include Eula Biss, David Bellos, Jericho Brown, Clare Cavanagh, Lauren Groff, Uzodinma Iweala, Gish Jen, Zachary Mason, Colum McCann, Lucia Perillo, Claudia Rankine, Michelle Tea, and Kevin Young.

 

Los Angeles County Arts Commission 
$70,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education 

To support the Inquiry‐Based Arts Research Project. The project will expand in‐classroom arts residencies to include elements of action research. Teaching artists, classroom teachers, and district arts specialists will design and deliver a semester‐long arts curricula for elementary schools across three Los Angeles County school districts. Action research refers to the cyclical process of formulating an inquiry, planning classroom instruction to address the inquiry, delivering instruction, collecting evidence of student learning, analyzing student learning data, appropriately revising instruction, and using those findings to formulate the next inquiry. Each school district will identify two schools to serve as laboratory schools for investigating and refining arts education practices. Strategies developed at these schools will inform and support future districtwide implementation efforts. The project produces written arts curriculum, tools for assessing student learning in and through the arts, reflections on teaching practice, and key findings for dissemination. 

 

Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Space (aka LADADSpace) 
$30,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Design 

To support architect and graphic designer fees as well as a community planning meeting for the Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Center for the Arts. A coalition of community organizations will serve as advisors on the development of the arts center. The architect and other designers will present 3D renderings and a learning model of the center in a community charrette to seek additional input from artists, residents, and other stakeholders within the arts district. 

 

Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design (aka LA Forum) 
$10,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Design 

To support "The L.A. Forum Reader." A collection of archival and new writings on architecture and urbanism in Los Angeles, newly commissioned essays will update and provide context for previously presented works. Images drawn from newsletters and exhibition posters will illustrate the publication. 

 

Los Angeles Nomadic Division (aka LAND) 
$50,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Visual Arts 

To support the Manifest Destiny Billboard Project. Artists will be invited to create a series of billboards and artistic interventions along the Interstate 10 freeway from Florida to California. Artists will address themes of democracy, progress, discovery, and individualism as they relate to the American legacy of westward expansion. The project will include community engagement and art‐making activities. A publication and website also will be created. 

 

*Los Angeles Philharmonic Association 
$65,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Media Arts 

To support research, development, and distribution costs for the Classical Music Discovery Engine. An online tool designed to deepen appreciation for and broaden classical music audiences, the Classical Music Discovery Engine will be modeled after the preference‐driven engines used for Pandora, Amazon, and Facebook. The engine will feature a component that will recommend classical music to patrons visiting the site based on a questionnaire that will ask about their musical tastes. Once it has been developed and tested, the Classic Music Discovery Engine will be branded and made available to other orchestras, music educators, and cultural institutions. 

 

*Los Angeles Poverty Department (aka LAPD) 
$15,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater & Musical Theater 

To support the creation and production of "Phoenix in the Sky With Diamonds." The project will explore the mental health issues facing residents of the Skid Row area in Los Angeles. The new work will highlight the creativity and resilience that residents have found in their acceptance of mental illness and in their innovative solutions to lead multifaceted creative lives. 

 

*Museum Associates (aka Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)) 
$80,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Museum 

To support the exhibition "Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky." The exhibition will trace the history of the term "Expressionism" in the decade prior to World War I. It is scheduled to be presented at the Kunsthaus Zurich in Switzerland, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Canada. 

 

*Network of Ensemble Theaters 
$40,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater & Musical Theater 

To support the PlaceFest Project. The project is a multi‐year initiative exploring theater taking place at the intersection of art, civics, and community. Additionally, PlaceFest will look at community resiliency in Tucson and Detroit, and will examine instances in which artists and ensembles work across sectors to address challenges facing communities. 

 

*Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County (aka The Music Center) 
$50,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education 

To support the Arts Integration Partnership program in elementary schools in Bassett Unified School District in California. The Music Center will provide professional development workshops for teachers that will focus on integrating the arts into the curriculum. Teaching artist visits to classrooms will assist classroom teachers in designing arts‐integrated lesson plans. The program also will provide professional development and support for principals and district administrators. Additionally, families will be engaged through family arts workshops. 

 

*Plaza de Cultura y Arte Foundation (aka LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes) 
$25,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works 

To support Corazon de la Comunidad: The Story of Mariachi in Los Angeles. The evolution of mariachi music will be explored through a bilingual exhibition, performances, and workshops. In collaboration with artists and musicians, La Plaza also will develop a multidisciplinary hands‐on curriculum about mariachi for K‐12 students, as well as provide teacher training sessions and school tours.

 

*Plaza de la Raza Inc. 
$20,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Folk & Traditional Arts 

To support the Mariachi Mentorship Program, providing lessons in the art form as well performance opportunities for students. Students will receive group instruction as well as individual attention from a team of well‐trained and highly‐qualified mariachi instructors. Students also will study the historical and cultural context of mariachi music. 

 

Regents of the University of California at Los Angeles 
$40,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Media Arts 

To support post‐production costs for phase two of a multimedia project. Co‐produced by UCLA Professor David Gere and photographer Gideon Mendel, "Through Positive Eyes" is a collaborative photography workshop wherein HIV‐positive and people living with AIDS document their lives. Photography workshops have been held in Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, D.C., and Mexico City. During the project period, twelve, three‐minute documentaries and a 30‐minute film about the participants will be produced. The three‐minute documentaries will be uploaded to the "Through Positive Eyes" website, while the longer version will be offered to public television. 

 

Regents of the University of California at Los Angeles 
$40,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Media Arts 

To support production and distribution costs for a DVD set of select works from the retrospective film series "The L.A. Rebellion." The original film series showcased work produced by African‐American and African filmmakers based in Los Angeles from the late 1960s through the early 1980s. The DVD set, "The L.A. Rebellion Access Project" will include as many as 8 feature and 15 short films. Potential titles include "Bless Their Little Hearts" by Billy Woodbury and "Bush Mama" by Haile Gerima. 

 

*Renaissance Arts Academy (aka "RenArts") 
$50,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education 

To support RenArts Conservatory. The project is an after‐school and summer program that will provide resident artists the opportunity to teach music and dance choreography to middle and high school students in Los Angeles. Experienced teaching artists will guide students in developing individual technique and collaborative skills. The curricula will build on Renaissance Arts Academy's in‐school arts coursework. Training will center around daily lessons in music theory and analysis, sight singing, percussion, and the principles of music and choreographic composition. Technical instruction will be given in small groups and ensembles that will focus on student understanding and mastery of artistic perception, creative expression, and historical and cultural context. Students will have opportunities to perform in venues throughout the community in addition to annual winter and year‐end performances. 

 

*Santa Cecilia Opera and Orchestra Association (aka Santa Cecilia Orchestra) 
$15,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Music 

To support Discovering Music, an educational and performance outreach project. Directed by Artistic Director Sonia Marie De Leon, the project will involve orchestral performances and educational programs at venues ranging from elementary schools to community centers. Discovering Music will introduce children to classical music through concerts and string instruction. The neighborhood concerts will enable families to join their children in a shared musical experience. Founded in 1993, the organization brings orchestral music to new audiences in inner‐city, underserved communities in Los Angeles. 

 

*Skirball Cultural Center (aka Skirball Cultural Center) 
$25,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works 

To support the Viva! presentation series. Film, dance, music, and visual arts will be featured as well as lectures focusing on historic and contemporary Jewish immigration to Latin America. 

 

Southern California Institute of Architecture  
$30,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Design 

To support SCI‐Arc Design Immersion Days, a summer program for high school students. Students will be taught design techniques from hand drawing to computer 3‐D modeling. College readiness workshops and interaction with practicing architects and designers in their professional environments will supplement in‐studio lessons. 

 

Street Poets, Inc. (aka Street Poets) 
$25,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education 

To support Street Poets Poetry Project. The project will comprise poetry writing classes for high‐risk youth in juvenile detention centers, continuation schools, public high schools, and community centers. Through writing workshops, field trips to live poetry performances, discussion groups, and publication of their own work, professional artists will introduce youth to a wide range of poetry and teach creative writing. Workshop participants will develop their artistic voices and use the creative process for personal transformation. 

 

The Gabriella Foundation 
$25,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education 

To support everybody dance! a year‐round program. The foundation will provide free or low‐cost dance classes to students in the Gabriella Charter School, a dance‐themed public elementary and middle
charter school located in downtown Los Angeles. Students will receive daily dance lessons from professional dance instructors, attend performances, and will have the opportunity to perform in a year‐end student recital. 

 

*Young Musicians Foundation (aka YMF) 
$10,000  Los Angeles, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education 

To support the Music Mentors Program, providing free instrumental and vocal music instruction to students across Los Angeles. Members of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra work side‐by‐side with elementary students as mentors, helping the younger students learn musicianship and performance skills. Mentors receive training in the summer and in‐service training sessions throughout the year, learning to serve not only as music teachers but as stable and positive role models. 

 

University Corporation (aka formerly CSU Northridge Foundation) 
$10,000  Northridge, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater & Musical Theater 

To support the Mummenschanz Engagement Project. Valley Performing Arts Center will provide students and teachers with free matinee performances by the Swiss mask and mime troupe Mummenschanz and discussions with professional performing artists from the company. In addition, project participants will be able to take part in curriculum‐based classroom workshops in drama, movement, and thematic explorations. 

 

University Corporation (aka formerly CSU Northridge Foundation) 
$25,000  Northridge, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Research 

To support a quasi‐experimental, longitudinal study at California State University at Northridge, examining whether participation in a theater‐based therapeutic intervention for autistic adolescents is associated with a variety of positive outcomes. The study will include families, caregivers, and non‐autistic youth. It will utilize a comparison group study design and a pre‐ and post‐assessment strategy. Results from the study are expected to enhance public understanding of the role that the arts may play for adolescents with autism, as well as for others who may be socially connected to autistic adolescents, such as parents and educators. 

 

Pacific Asia Museum 
$20,000  Pasadena, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Museum 

To support renovation of the South Asian gallery. The gallery will feature new climate control systems, upgraded display cases, lighting, didactics, and protections from seismic activity via special object mounts and case reinforcements. The improvements will help preserve the quality and longevity of the objects, allowing for more frequent rotations of the works on view, and making more of the South Asian collection accessible to the community. 

 

*L.A. Theatre Works 
$100,000  Venice, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Media Arts 

To support production and distribution activities. L.A. Theatre Works records contemporary and classic stage plays for radio broadcasts, podcasts, and audio CD distribution. During the grant period, L.A. Theatre Works will produce and broadcast its weekly radio series, produce and distribute new and existing works via its audio publishing division, and distribute two titles from its collection to 2,000 underserved libraries in the United States. Recent plays recorded include "Glengarry Glenn Ross," "Pride and Prejudice," and "The Seagull." 

 

*L.A. Theatre Works 
$55,000  Venice, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater & Musical Theater 

To support The Play's the Thing. The live audio theater performance series will feature renowned actors performing classic and contemporary plays with scripts‐in‐hand at microphones before live audiences. Performances are recorded and post‐produced into master recordings for preservation and dissemination. 

 

*Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (aka GMCLA) 
$10,000  West Hollywood, CA 
FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Music 

To support the Alive Music Project, an outreach program for high school students. In‐school master classes, recitals, discussions, open rehearsals, and performances will be provided free‐of‐charge in area schools.