Changing Exhibits Program Endowment Fund
Recipient: (Philadelphia, PA 19106 USA) in affiliation with National Constitution Center
Goal: Endowment for staffing and related costs to support the Changing Exhibits Program at the National Constitution Center.
Description: The National Constitution Center's (NCC) Changing Exhibits Program Endowment Fund will support both original exhibits created by the NCC staff, and also traveling exhibits created by other institutions. The level of humanities scholarship and the intellectual quality of the exhibits is ensured by the Distinguished Scholars Panel, and constitutional themes will be presented that complement the Center's permanent exhibition, The Story of We the People. These themes will be relevant to contemporary life, such as the First Amendment rights. The need for education about the Constitution and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship among teens and adults has been demonstrated in several recent surveys. Changing Exhibits will address this need. Fundraising to raise the $3 million to match the $1 million challenge grant will take place from October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2010. The Changing Exhibits Endowment Fund will benefit the Changing Exhibits Program in perpetuity.
Grant: 181836 / CZ-50153-07, Category: American History, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Special Initiatives
Presentation of "The Lost Treasures of Afghanistan" in the United States
Recipient: (San Francisco, CA 94102 USA) in affiliation with Asian Art Museum (San Francisco, CA 94118 USA)
Goal: Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a web site, and public and educational programs exploring the arts and cultural heritage of ancient Afghanistan.
Description: The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, in partnership with the National Geographic Society, respectfully requests a National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman?s Special Award of $1 million within the category of Implementation Grants for Museums and Historical Organizations. NEH funding would enable the National Geographic Society, in collaboration with the Asian Art Museum and three U.S. art institutions, to organize, design, and present an extraordinary traveling exhibition, The Lost Treasures of Afghanistan. The exhibition will travel to four major museums in a 17-month period: The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and a fourth venue. The exhibition will be enhanced by a variety of talks and public educational and art programs for children and adults, educational films, a multi-faceted web component for broad public access, an audio tour, and a scholarly catalogue.
Grant: 186769 / MI-50070-07, Category: Art History and Criticism, Division: Public Programs, Program: Museums Implementation
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Chicago, IL 60602-4224 USA) in affiliation with Illinois Humanities Council (Chicago, IL 60602-3296 USA)
Grant: 184529 / SO-50190-07, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
The Campaign for Minnesota Public Radio
Recipient: (St. Paul, MN 55101 USA) in affiliation with Minnesota Public Radio
Goal: Construction and renovation of an expanded production and broadcast facility.
Description: Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) respectfully requests a grant of $800,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant Program to stimulate successful completion of MPR's $46 Million Capital Campaign, The Next Standard. The Campaign will provide capital to expand and renovate our production and broadcast facilities in downtown Saint Paul ($41 Million) and support three content-development initiatves that will 1) create a new digital audio archive for MPR's programming, 2) substantially increase our arts and cultural programming, and 3) use new network technology and knowledge management tools to draw the knowledge and expertise in our audience into the creation of our daily journalism. NEH's Challenge Grant and matching support will be dedicated toward construction and renovation costs of the expanded production and broadcast facility. Completion of this facility is crucial to the future of MPR, and will substantially enhance our capacity to produce and disseminate high quality humanities content to our region and the nation.
Grant: 176410 / CH-50244-07, Category: Media-General, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants
Paris: The Luminous Years
Recipient: Halper, Andy (New York, NY 10001 USA) in affiliation with Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Goal: Production of a two-part, two-hour documentary film series about art and culture in Paris between 1905 and 1930.
Description: PARIS: THE LUMINOUS YEARS is a two-part, two-hour series for public-television broadcast in 2008. Its subjects are Modernism and the birth of 20th-century culture. Between 1905 and 1930, Paris was regarded as the artistic center of the Western world, the locus of much that was innovative in the arts as the avant-garde there overthrew centuries of academic tradition in nearly every artistic discipline. Twentieth-century art and culture are thought to have been born -- or at least significantly advanced -- in Paris, but their lineage is international. To the artists who lived and worked there during these luminous years, Paris-as-Place was all-important. The significance of place is therefore the organizing theme of this visually rich documentary that asks, Why Paris?
Grant: 186439 / TI-50071-07, Category: Arts History & Criticism, Division: Public Programs, Program: Media TV Production
1812: The War We Forgot
Recipient: (State College, PA 16801 USA) in affiliation with Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (Buffalo, NY 14240 USA)
Goal: Production of a two-hour television documentary on the War of 1812 that would explore the war from divergent points of view, including Canadian, Native American, and British perspectives, as well as the American perspective.
Description: This is a request for $800,000 in outright funds for the production phase of 1812: The War We Forgot, a two-hour high definition documentary film on the War of 1812, a deeply significant event in our nation's history and culture that is largely forgotten today, even as we approach its 200th anniversary. No comprehensive film history of the War of 1812 has even been shown on Public Television, even though it had far-reaching consequences. 1812: The War We Forgot will provide a window into a period in history that the viewing public has seldom seen. It will explore this vital event from divergent points of view, including Canadian, Native American, and British perspectives, as well as the American perspective. Production will take place over an 18-month period, beginning in the summer/fall of 2008. The documentary is a co-production involving WNED-TV, WETA-TV, and Florentine Hilms/Hott Productions.
Grant: 186444 / TI-50076-07, Category: Media-General, Division: Public Programs, Program: Media TV Production
We the People Bookshelf: Created Equal
Recipient: Castle, Lainie (Chicago, IL 60611 USA) in affiliation with American Library Association
Grant: 187495 / BB-50009-07, Category: American Literature, Division: Public Programs, Program: Bookshelf Cooperative Agreement, We the People
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Savannah, GA 31405 USA) in affiliation with Georgia Humanities Council (Atlanta, GA 30303-2915 USA)
Grant: 184525 / SO-50186-07, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Chapel Hill, NC 27599 USA) in affiliation with North Carolina Humanities Council (Greensboro, NC 27401 USA)
Grant: 184550 / SO-50210-07, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
Endowment of curatorship in the decorative arts at The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library
Recipient: (New York, NY 10021 USA) in affiliation with Frick Collection
Goal: Endowment for a senior curator of decorative arts as well as related humanities programming and library resources.
Description: The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library request $750,000 in Challenge Grant funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities to be matched 4:1 with $3 million in private contributions, to endow the position of Curator in the Decorative Arts at the Frick and support the development of humanities-based interpretive programs for presenting the Frick's outstanding decorative arts collections to the public.
Grant: 182658 / CH-50396-07, Category: Art History and Criticism, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants
Georgia Museum of Art Study Centers in the Humanities
Recipient: (Athens, GA 30602-6719 USA) in affiliation with University of Georgia (Athens, GA 30602 USA)
Goal: Construction and furnishings for Study Centers in the Humanities, an expanded facility for the museum's fine arts library and three research centers.
Description: The University of Georgia, on behalf of the Georgia Museum of Art, seeks a Challenge Grant of $750,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, to be matched with $2,250,000 in private contributions. The Challenge Grant will fund the creation of the Georgia Museum of Art Study Centers in the Humanities. The Centers are a major component of Phase II, a $20 million addition to the museum's current building, and a key factor in the museum's realization of its ambitious goals in the humanities. The core of the Study Centers in the Humanities is an expanded facility for the museum's fine-arts library and three research centers; the study centers also include a classroom and small conference room and a designated Centers Gallery for the display of exhibitions and works of art related to the activities of the research centers, with an adjoining reading area. The Study Centers will amplify the museum's capacity to attract and serve students, faculty, and researchers.
Grant: 182668 / CH-50406-07, Category: Art History and Criticism, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants
Recipient: (St. Paul, MN 55101 USA) in affiliation with Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Goal: Production of a 90-minute television documentary and web site on the life and career of Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth president of the United States, James Madison.
Description: This proposal is for production of DOLLEY MADISON, a 90-minute television film documenting the life and career of Dolley Payne Todd Madison which is intended for broadcast nationally on PBS in 2008. It is produced and directed by the team that created the Emmy Award-winning Benjamin Franklin for PBS. Drawing on recent biographies and scholarship, DOLLEY MADISON will re-introduce Americans to the achievements of this charismatic First Lady. As the wife of the fourth president, Dolley Madison was a significant participant in the shaping of the United States during its early days as a nation, when the country was struggling to define what it meant to be a republic. The film will explore the ways Dolley Madison used her unelected position to legitimize Washington D.C. as the nation?s capital, to create a political and social style for the new country and to give Americans a sense of their own national identity.
Grant: 186573 / TI-50098-07, Category: American History, Division: Public Programs, Program: Media TV Production
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Arlington, VA 22207 USA) in affiliation with Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629 USA)
Grant: 184566 / SO-50226-07, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton
Recipient: (Chevy Chase, MD 20815 USA) in affiliation with Witherspoon Institute (Princeton, NJ 08540 USA)
Goal: Production of a two-hour documentary film on Alexander Hamilton focusing on critical aspects of his character and his vision for America.
Grant: 181331 / TI-50003-07, Category: History, Division: Public Programs, Program: Media TV Production
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]
Recipient: (Madison, WI 53706-1403 USA) in affiliation with University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706 USA)
Goal: The compilation of the fifth and sixth volumes of the "Dictionary of American Regional English" (DARE), which documents geographical differences in the vocabulary, pronunciation, and morphology of American English.
Description: The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a reference work describing regional and folk varieties of American English. Based on a large body of oral data collected in all fifty states from 1965 to 1970, it also draws on thousands of written and electronic sources covering the colonial period to the present time. A unique feature of DARE is its use of computer-generated maps to show distributions of regional terms. Volumes I (A?C), II (D?H), III (I?O), and IV (P?Sk), published by Harvard University Press in 1985, 1991, 1996, and 2002, respectively, have been highly acclaimed by scholars and public alike. Volume V (Sl?Z) is expected to appear in 2009, with a supplementary volume of data thereafter. Preparations for an electronic edition are being made now, with publication to follow the print edition. DARE?s materials will remain available for scholars both in electronic form and through the maintenance of an archive of research and reference materials.
Grant: 184790 / PM-50009-07, Category: English, Division: Preservation and Access, Program: Reference Materials
Endowment for Classics Research and Teaching
Recipient: (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304 USA) in affiliation with American Philological Association
Goal: Endowment for staff positions and other expenses in the American Office of the l'Année philologique, a bibliographic resource for classical studies, and direct expenses for fund raising.
Description: The American Philological Association (APA) requests a Challenge Grant in the amount of $650,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to establish an endowment for classics research and teaching. Initially, the sole purpose of this endowment will be to support both ongoing operations and new initiatives of the American Office (AO) of l'Annee philologique (APh). Since 1927 classics scholars around the world have considered the APh to be the primary and indispensable source of information about research published in all areas of their field. It is now also a rich and accessible "point of entry" for other humanists seeking information about the ancient Greek and Roman world. This powerful bibliographical tool embraces an extremely wide range of modern scholarly materials and lets the student or scholar pursue serious inquiry in a way that is the envy of many other disciplines. The AO is an indispensable part of this international project, assuring that American and other English language materails are included in the international bibliography. The rapid pace of improvements in the use of technology by scholars and teachers makes it impossible to predict how they will do their work or what resources they will need in 10 years (to say nothing of 25 or 50 years). It would therefore be irresponsible to build an endowment that can be used only for an existing tool, however essential it may be now. In addition, the Association hopes to add to the endowment via additional gifts and capital appreciation and must be prepared for the possibility that in time funds will be available to support other important initiatives besides the American Office.
Grant: 181675 / CH-50359-07, Category: Classics, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Long Lake, MN 55356 USA) in affiliation with Minnesota Humanities Center (St. Paul, MN 55106-2046 USA)
Grant: 184539 / SO-50200-07, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Louisville, KY 40205 USA) in affiliation with Kentucky Humanities Council (Lexington, KY 40508 USA)
Grant: 184533 / SO-50194-07, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
From Rediscovery to Relevance
Recipient: (Washington, DC 20005-3920 USA) in affiliation with National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC 20008 USA)
Goal: Endowment for scholarship on women artists and the museum's Library and Research Center.
Description: The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) requests an $800,000 NEH Challenge Grant, to be matched by $2.4 Million in non-federal funds to support a transformative institutional initiative entitled, From Rediscovery to Relevance. This endowment initiatve places a strong focus on humanities-based scholarship as well as new and innovative interpretations of art history. NEH funding for From Rediscovery to Relevance will support two ventures: First, to create a fund for humanities-based scholarship that places women artists in context, including cutting-edge exhibition interpretation and publications, education and outreach programming, and interactive outreach activities through our website, www.nmwa.org; and second, to strengthen the Library and Research Center (LRC) by endowing the position of Librarian to engage and retain the highest level of professional excellence, and by increasing the LRC's visibility through outreach programming and a pro-active plan. As the museum moves forward From Rediscovery to Relevance, we will provide increased depth and content to women's stories. The museum will be able to bring to the foreground the larger relationship between women and art, history, and society; put into public practice important ideas that have already been researched in academic circles; and be posed for wider dissemination and broader outreach. Using an indepth inquiry we call 360° Thinking as our methodology for moving From Redisocovery to Relevance, NMWA will support the museum's primary goal of transforming public perception beyond thinking of talended women as "exceptions," and initiating a greater appreciation of women as equals.
Grant: 181697 / CH-50371-07, Category: Art History and Criticism, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Tucson, AZ 85711 USA) in affiliation with Arizona Humanities Council (Phoenix, AZ 85004-1887 USA)
Grant: 184517 / SO-50178-07, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)