Past Grants Awarded

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    Project Grant

    Ka Ding Dong!

    Production grant for a 90-minute documentary about the G-Clefs, one of the few remaining rhythm and blues groups from the 1950s that is still performing with its original members.

    Center For Independent Documentary
    Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

    project director: Abby Freedman
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $15,000
    Project Grant

    Cultivating Self/Cultivating Nature: Emerson, Thoreau & the Challenges of Today

    A free lecture series for adult audiences exploring selected major themes from the writings of Emerson and Thoreau: individualism, environmental vision, land use, and the relationship between science and nature.

    Concord Museum
    Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Judith H. Stern
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $1,565
    Project Grant

    Epiphany in Progress

    A documentary that focuses on the first year of the Epiphany School, a private, tuition free, full-service, faith based middle school for low-income children in Boston.

    Filmmakers Collaborative
    Melrose, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

    project director: Michal Goldman
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $25,000
    Project Grant

    Bankside Humanities Series

    A series of free public lectures/demonstrations on cultural aspects of the Renaissance that helped to shape the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

    Shakespeare & Company
    Lenox, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

    project director: Mary Guzzy
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion: Reading Grant

    In Search of Many Americas

    A reading and discussion series that challenges participants to consider the interplay of the ideal and reality in America's self-image.

    Sturgis Library
    Barnstable, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Lucy Loomis
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $1,000
    Project Grant

    The Interventionists Lecture Series

    A lecture series investigating the political and artistic issues raised by "The Interventionists" exhibition at MASS MoCA that explores a genre in contemporary art and activism.

    Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
    North Adams, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

    project director: Nato Thompson
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $4,265
    Project Grant

    The Flute Player: Educational and Community Events Plan

    Community events using the film, "The Flute Player," a documentary about Arn Chorn-Pond. Events will be targeted to three groups in Lowell: youth, Cambodians and Cambodian Americans, and the general public.

    Cambodian Master Performers Program
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Charley Todd
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,819
    Project Grant

    The Art of City Building: Architecture & Landscape Design

    Two forums focusing on how the design of architecture, public art, boulevards, parks, and gardens influence the creation of a Cultural District.

    Fenway Alliance
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Minona Heaviland
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $4,980
    Project Grant

    Brochure and Reading List for Nine Notable Women of Boston

    A print brochure and reading list to describe the "Nine Notable Women of Boston" mural painted in 1980 by Ellen Lanyon and recently installed in the lobby of the Boylston Street entrance of the Boston Public Library.

    Boston Public Library
    West Roxbury, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Michelle Jenney
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $3,000
    Project Grant

    Coffee House Exhibit

    Exhibition Production Grant to mount an exhibition, present related programming, and create website pages on the 100-year history of the Skinner Coffee House, a community center that began as a settlement house with programs for women factory workers, and is now the home of Nueva Esperanza, an organization serving a largely Latino population. The focus of the exhibit and related public programs is the facility's continuing role in the community.

    Wistariahurst Museum Association, Inc
    Holyoke, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

    project director: Carol Constant
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,272
    Project Grant

    Lost Theatres of Somerville

    Support for events and publicity for the exhibition "Lost Theatres of Somerville" opening in March 2003, including an interactive catalogue and support for a lecture series along with other scholarly and creative programming.

    Somerville Historical Society and Museum
    Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: David M. Guss
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $5,000
    Project: Media Grant

    "Vineyard Voices, American Stories" Pre-Production Project

    Media pre-production project consisting of oral history interviews with eight elderly Vineyard residents as resource material for the documentary film, Vineyard Voices, American Stories.

    Martha's Vineyard Historical Society
    Edgartown, MA, Dukes County (Cape & Islands)

    project director: Linsey Lee
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $2,500
    Project: Media Grant

    The Banjo Project

    Pre-production grant of $5000 to complete a treatment and promotional videotape for a national public television documentary about the social history of America's quintessential musical instrument - the banjo.

    Center For Independent Documentary
    Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

    project director: Marc Fields
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $5,000
    Discussion: Reading Grant

    Encounter in Norumbega: The Hidden Story of Early New England Maps

    Reading & Discussion program at the Westwood Library

    Westwood Public Library
    Westwood, MA, Norfolk County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Thomas P. Viti
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $800
    Project Grant

    Young Adult Literature Reading and Discussion Group

    Reading & Discussion group exploring young adult literature.

    Gaylord Memorial Library
    South Hadley, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

    project director: Megan Lambert
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $949
    Resource Center Grant

    Desperate Journeys

    Reading & Discussion Series

    Wilbraham Public Library
    Wilbraham, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

    project director: Karen Demers
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $200
    Project Grant

    American Jewish Music

    Lecture on American Jewish music, including presentations by three scholars of Jewish music and history. The Zamir Chorale will sing works to illustrate the speakers' points.

    Zamir Chorale of Boston
    Newton, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Joshua Jacobson
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $1,150
    Project Grant

    The Indians Who Met the Pilgrims Kit Revitalization Project

    A prototype museum kit/curriculum unit about the Wampanoag people of Massachusetts.

    Boston Children's Museum
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Juli Brownrigg
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $24,420
    Project Grant

    Monkey Dance

    Pre-production for "Monkey Dance", a one hour documentary video following three Cambodian-American teenagers in the Angkor Dance Troupe of Lowell, Massachusetts. All three are leaders in their community who find positive solutions to challenges they face with poverty, gang violence, and ethnic identity. Their life stories will serve as a lens through which to examine issues of cultural identity, ethnic relations, and family bonds-and the role that traditional arts play in these arenas.

    Center For Independent Documentary
    Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

    project director: Julie Mallozzi
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $10,000
    Project Grant

    The North Adams Project: A Case Study for Industrial Transformation

    Completion of the production and post-productiion stages of a documentary "The North Adams Project: A Case Study for Industrial Transformation". This film is an hour long independent documentary that will examine the case of North Adams, former mill town in rural western Massachusetts, which is using a visionary arts initiative to break out of a long period of economic decline.

    Center For Independent Documentary
    Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

    project director: Nancy Kelly
    awarded on: 1999-11-16
    amount: $25,000
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