Grant Category: Visual Arts and Music

Apollo Theater

New York, NY

Amount granted: $50,000

Grant year: 2020

Grant categories: Education, Visual Arts and Music

 

To support the Pathways Program, which includes apprentice and internships programs for underserved youth in the arts, production and arts administration.  

The Apollo Theater is one of the most legendary and influential cultural forces in America.  Its mission is to preserve and develop the Theater through world class live performances and education programs that: 1) honor the influence and advance the contributions of African-American artists; and 2) advance emerging creative voices across cultural and artistic media. Since it opened 86 years ago, the Apollo remains a leading arts organization in NYC, a community anchor and economic driver for Harlem, a global touch point for African American culture, and one of the world’s most well-known, enduring and well-recognized brands.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Cambridge, MA

Amount granted: $100,000

Grant year: 2020

Grant category: Visual Arts and Music

 

To support the 25th Anniversary Memorial Concert dedicated to the memory of The Ellis L. Phillips Foundation’s former President, Ellis L. (Larry) Phillips.

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) is widely recognized as the leading orchestra in the United States dedicated exclusively to performing new music, and its signature record label, BMOP/sound, is the nation’s foremost label launched by an orchestra and solely devoted to new music recordings. Founded in 1996, BMOP’s mission is to illuminate the connections that exist naturally between contemporary music and contemporary society by reuniting composers and audiences in a shared concert experience.  The concert, scheduled for 2021 will feature new organ music and will be held as a fitting tribute to the service of Larry Phillips to the organization.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Boston, MA

Amount granted: $15,000

Grant year: 2019

Grant category: Visual Arts and Music

 

To disseminate and distribute the recording of the opera, Fantastic Mr. Fox.

In collaboration with the Boston Children’s Chorus, Odyssey Opera and Opera San Antonio, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) produced a concert performance of the acclaimed opera Fantastic Mr. Fox by Tobias Picker.

The 2014 concert production was not only an artistic success, but a remarkably effective outreach event for young listeners. Following the performance, BMOP spent three days recording Fantastic Mr. Fox at the WGBH studios in Boston.  Commercial release of this recording on its record label BMOP/sound is scheduled for March of 2019.

The BMOP/sound release will be the only commercially available recording of the full orchestra version of Fantastic Mr. Fox. This CD will make Tobias Picker’s rendering of Roald Dahl’s classic story accessible to a wide, international, all-ages audience. Such accessibility will continue the much-needed work of fostering new, young audiences for opera and contemporary music that began with its 2014 performance.

Time and Space Limited

Hudson, NY

Amount granted: $15,000

Grant year: 2017

Grant categories: Education, Visual Arts and Music

 

To support its Apprentice Program by paying a portion of the salaries of the apprentices.

Time and Space Limited's (TSL) mission is to educate, enliven, and expand the artistic quality of life in the community and to propose alternatives in art and activism through a community based forum.  TSL is committed to using art, advocacy and dialogue to revitalize the community, inspire positive change, and encourage dialogues across the divisions of class, color, gender and ethnicity.  TSL provides a range of programming including year round arts education, youth programs, film series, live performance music literary events, live simulcasts from the world’s most renowned opera, ballet and theater companies, art installations and community forums. 

Resonant Bodies Festival

New York, NY

Amount granted: $20,000

Grant year: 2017

Grant category: Visual Arts and Music

 

To expand to locations outside of New York City

Resonant Bodies Festival was founded in 2013 to support individual artists, to catalyze the creation of new vocal music, to expand the audience for new vocal music, and to challenge and transform the role of the vocal recitalist.  Funds will be used to expand, for the first time ever, to locations outside of New York City: Melbourne, Australia (May 2017), Los Angeles, California (February 2018) and Chicago, Illinois (April 2018). By adding these new geographic regions to the Festival they hope to expand the global network created by RBF for artists to inform, inspire, and enrich one another.

MIT LIST Visual Arts Center

Cambridge, MA

Amount granted: $6,500

Grant year: 2016

Grant category: Visual Arts and Music

 

To develop a new program for college-age students from the MIT community and beyond to become trained Museum Guides.

The LIST Visual Arts Center is a creative laboratory that provides artists with a space to freely experiment and push existing boundaries in their art.  As the contemporary art museum at MIT, the List Center presents a dynamic program of six to nine special exhibitions in its galleries annually, including a program of evolving site-specific work by emerging artists known as List Projects, as well as a broad range of educational programs, events, and scholarly publications.  Funds will b used to develop a new program for college-age students from the MIT community and beyond to become trained Museum Guides.

Apollo Theater

New York, NY

Amount granted: $20,000

Grant year: 2016

Grant categories: Historic Preservation, Visual Arts and Music

 

To support its Teen Takeover program for high school students.

Apollo Theater’s mission is to preserve and develop the Theater through world class live performances and education programs that: 1) honor the influence and advance the contributions of African-American artists; and 2) advance emerging creative voices across cultural and artistic media.  Funds will be used support its annual Teen Takeover program for high school students, which is an evening of performances “for teens, by teens.”

Stringendo

New York, NY

Amount granted: $5,750

Grant year: 2015

Grant category: Visual Arts and Music

 

To support a fiddle festival and educational outreach.

Contemporaneous

New York, NY

Amount granted: $20,000

Grant year: 2015

Grant category: Visual Arts and Music

 

To support the music ensemble’s project The Laws of Nature.