The three organizations to be awarded the greatest portion of funds includes the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, which was allotted $107,500 for its Working Artist Project (2010/2011 winners include Katherine Mitchell, Micah Stansell and Alan Caomin Xie); Georgia State University's Rialto Center for the Arts, which was awarded $100,000 for its Dance Initiative; and the Museum of Design Atlanta, which got $50,000 to help with its Midtown relocation.
Six theater companies — Actors Express, Georgia Shakespeare, Horizon Theatre, Seven Stages, Shakespeare Tavern and Theatrical Outfit — and several music groups, including Atlanta Opera and Il Brasso Magnifico, were also awarded funds. The current grants come on the heels of $147,130 awarded to local arts organizations earlier this year.
More follows on Idea Capital's latest grants and Nexus Award nominations — now open to the public!Idea Capital has announced it 2010 recipients and they make a particularly strong bunch:
Michi Meko: $1500 for a crane vending machine filled with cotton and a political message
Blake Butler: $1000 for a novel written in one room in 50 days
Klimchak: $1000 for New instruments and compositions for guerilla percussion performances
Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier: $1000 for a photo sculptural installation documenting slavery in Oxford, Georgia
George King: $800 for writing for a film biography of Alabama artist Lonnie Holley
Amy McDaniel and Natalie Lyalin: $600 for a podcast highlighting Atlanta writers from Solar Anus and GlitterPony
Gyun Hur: $500 for a series of letters, studio visits and meals with young artists encouraging them to remain in Atlanta
Over the past three years, Idea Capital has given 16 grants totaling over $13,000 to local artists practicing a variety of disciplines.
Full Disclosure: CL columnist and critic Cinque Hicks is one of the founding members of Idea Capital.
Also recently announced, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center opened its Call for Nominations for recipients of their annual Nexus Award, which goes to individuals who've made significant contributions to contemporary visual art in Atlanta and beyond. Last year's winners were Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, and Jerry Cullum, editor at large of Art Papers magazine.
This year's award nominations are open to the public and will be accepted through midnight, Fri., Dec. 31.
More information on the Nexus Award 2011, nominee criteria (don't enter yourself, fool!), and to nominate a candidate, visit http://www.thecontemporary.org/nexusaward/.
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