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NEH just announced CARES grants to cultural organizations. Of special interest:

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. Outright: $72,490 [NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations]

Project Director: Masazumi Chaya Project Title: Alvin Ailey Choreographic Legacy Project Project Description: The retention of three staff positions at the Alvin Ailey Foundation to plan for and begin the process of cataloging and digitizing archival and production materials for the works of American choreographer Alvin Ailey.

The complete list: https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/NEH CARES grants June 2020_0.pdf

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NEH just announced regular grants. Of special interest:

Asian Art Museum Foundation Outright: $250,000 [Exhibitions: Implementation]

Project Director: Forrest McGill

Project Title: Asian Art Museum’s “Dance in the Arts of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan Region” Exhibition

Project Description: Implementation of a traveling exhibition about dance in the arts, culture, and religion of the Indian cultural sphere.

Chicago Film Archives, NFP Outright: $10,000 [Preservation Assistance Grants]

Project Director: Yasmin Desouki

Project Title: Refrigeration for At-Risk Films

Project Description: The purchase of a storage freezer for nitrate films and a refrigerator for films suffering from vinegar syndrome. The Chicago Film Archives holds over 160 collections and more than 30,000 film items documenting the Midwest, including documentaries; avant-garde and experimental films; industrial, corporate and advertising films; educational films; and home movies. This project would support some of the most fragile audiovisual assets, including rare nitrate prints of 1929 news films from the Chicago Daily News Television Service, Mayor Edward J. Kelly, the 1933 World’s Fair, dancer Ruth Page, the original Hiawatha pageant performed by an Ojibwa community in Ontario, Canada, and a 1921 film about damage to a cathedral in Rheims, France, sustained during World War I.

The complete list by state: https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/NEH July 2020 grants state by state.pdf

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