CCT: FY2014 Arts Leadership Grantees

Arts Catalyze Placemaking ~ FY2014 Arts Leadership Grantees
 
The Connecticut Office of the Arts awarded forty-three (43) Arts Catalyze Placemaking - Arts Leadership grants in the amount of $589,907.

The ACP ~ Arts Leadership category awards 6-month grants ranging from $1,500 -$25,000 for the planning and/or implementation of arts-based creative placemaking projects. This category requires partnerships, develops community engagement and positions the arts in a leadership role.

List of FY2014 Arts Leadership Grantees:
 

ACP - Arts Leadership

Bethel

Carruthers, Thomas

10,000.00

Bridgeport

Creative Youth Productions, Inc.

10,000.00

Bridgeport

Kim, Jin Hi

8,000.00

Bridgeport

Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation

25,000.00

Brookfield

Hunter, Bruce & Joanne

10,000.00

Danbury

Danbury Music Centre, Inc.

23,000.00

East Lyme

Flanders Elementary School

3,233.00

Greenwich

Bruce Museum, The

25,000.00

Groton

Riverfront Children's Center, Inc.

8,930.00

Hampton

EastConn

9,000.00

Hartford

Burr Elementary School

10,000.00

Hartford

Community Partners in Action

10,000.00

Hartford

iQuilt Partnership, Inc.

10,000.00

Hartford

Kinsella Arts, Incorporated

10,000.00

Hartford

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

25,000.00

Middletown

Ingersoll Center for Children, Phelps

10,000.00

Middletown

Wesleyan University/Center for the Arts

10,000.00

Mystic

Mystic Ballet Inc.

21,000.00

Naugatuck

Shakesperience Productions, Inc.

15,000.00

New Britain

Consolidated School District New Britain

7,500.00

New Britain

New Britain Museum of American Art

25,000.00

New Canaan

Silvermine Guild of Artists, Inc.

25,000.00

New Haven

A Broken Umbrella Theatre

25,000.00

New Haven

New Haven Ballet

25,000.00

New Haven

New Haven Free Public Library

10,000.00

New Haven

Pequenas Ligas Hispanas

10,000.00

New Haven

Yale New Haven Hospital

10,000.00

New London

Hygienic Art, Inc.

24,950.00

New Milford

Village Center for the Arts

25,000.00

North Stonington

North Stonington Elementary School

2,667.00

Northford

Totoket Valley Elementary School

10,000.00

Norwalk

Norwalk 2.0

25,000.00

Norwich

Artreach Incorporated - Second Step Players

10,000.00

Pomfret

Opera New England of NE CT, Inc.

23,375.00

Ridgefield

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Inc.

12,000.00

Stamford

Loft Artists Association

5,625.00

Sterling

Aldo, Debora

8,000.00

Thomaston

Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston, CT

25,000.00

Waterford

Oswegatchie Elementary School

3,667.00

West Hartford

Fishman, Susan Hoffman

10,000.00

West Hartford

Padberg, Carol

4,000.00

West Hartford

Sansone, Nild

4,950.00

Windsor

Clover Street School PTA

5,010.00

 

 

 

REVIEW PROCESS
A total of 12 panelists and 4 review panels where conducted.  Panelists were selected based on their professional credentials. The panelists are as follows:

 

Tammy Ackerman is the executive director of Engine, a community arts organization located in Biddeford, Maine.  Ackerman has always loved vibrant, interesting downtowns and has been a fervent Main Street advocate since relocating to Biddeford, a former textile mill town, in 2005. A past board member and Board President of the Heart of Biddeford, a Main Street Maine program, Ackerman has volunteered countless hours helping to shape Biddeford’s future. In 2009, she co-founded Engine with the mission to make arts-driven programming, cultural development, and sustainable creative entrepreneurialism an explicit community value and civic priority. Having grown up on the plains of South Dakota instilled an industrious work ethic and pioneering spirit in Ackerman. A self-employed creative director/designer by trade, with a BFA in Art, she naturally looks to the arts as a vehicle for economic development.

 

Amy Goldbas is the Associate Director for Programming -Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools.  Goldbas is a consultant for museums, schools and arts organizations in arts in education program design, author and visual artist, Amy formerly managed COA's Arts in Education program and co-directed the HOT Schools program for eleven years. She holds a BA in Child Development and a Masters in Arts Education. Prior to her work with HOT Schools, she worked in museum education at the Boston Children's Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art designing programs for individuals with challenges and families with severely disabled children. She also served as an exhibition assistant and museum liaison for Jim Henson and The Muppets. Amy's work in arts education focuses on integrated program design and implementation as well as professional development for teachers, teaching artists, parents and administrators.

 

Nicole Chevalier is currently serving as the Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, a national family foundation focused on supporting non-profit programs in the areas of contemporary visual art, environment and learning disabilities.  In her current role, she is responsible for managing the daily operations of the foundation as well as overseeing the development and implementation of strategies in the three program areas. She has served at the Foundation since 2000 in various positions, most recently as Program Director for the Art and Environment programs.  Ms. Chevalier received her graduate degree from Yale University and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.  She has served on several non-profit Boards and Advisory Committees in a variety of fields as well as serving on the National Endowment for the Arts grants review panel.  She resides in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters.

 

Charlotte Cohen is an art administrator with many years of experience in the fields of public and contemporary art.  She is a Fine Arts Officer with the U.S. General Services Administration where she manages GSA’s new art commissions and art collection in the New York and Caribbean region, as well as the Urban Development program.  Prior to joining GSA in 2005, Charlotte directed the New York City Percent for Art Program for nine years; worked for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in Washington, DC; and was Program Director at Maryland Art Place, a contemporary arts center in Baltimore.  She has managed dozens of public art commissions. Charlotte has lectured about public art nationally and internationally.  She curated a team of artists and public art experts to travel to cities in Russia to lecture and establish projects, and she co-initiated the Public Art in Public Spaces program at the University of Belgrade in Serbia.  Charlotte has served on juries and panels across the United States, and is an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Masters Program in Visual Arts Administration.  Additionally, she a member of the Public Art Network Council; serves on the Boards of Trustees of CEC ArtsLink and Hester Street Collaborative; is on the editorial board of Public Art Dialogue; and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Urban Art Program at New York City’s Department of Transportation.

 

Cheryl Hulteen is the founder of YES YES GOOD, LLC and is a Master Teaching Artist, Actor, Improviser, Motivator and Writer, and Author of YES YES GOOD: The HeART of Teaching. For the past 25 years, Hulteen has partnered with teachers, students, parents, artists and administrators incorporating the Multiple Intelligences Practices, Improvisation and the Arts to create interactive, hands-on, curriculum driven Artist Residencies and Embedded Professional Developments: Creative Classroom Cultures, The Teaching Tribe, YES YES GOOD, Teaching as Artists, Arts AS Education. As Associate Director of Artsgenesis she trained artists of all backgrounds to decode instruction for arts/MI based residencies in schools and created and implemented Professional Development Models for in service as well as pre service teachers. Most recently she presented for New Jersey Charter Schools Annual Conference and serves as faculty for Connecticut HOT (Higher Order Thinking) SCHOOLS Summer Institute.

 

Susan R. Delvalle is the Executive Director of Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in NYC. Delvalle joined Broadway Housing Communities in January 2013 to lead the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, a new initiative scheduled to open to the public in 2014. Previously, Suzy served as Director of External Affairs at El Museo del Barrio in New York where she secured the museum’s first major city, state and federal funding including over $37 million in capital support and a three-year $2 million capacity-building grant. Before joining El Museo, Suzy worked for American Composers Orchestra following a career in consumer banking and advertising. Suzy also serves as Adjunct Faculty at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and as a Guest Lecturer in the Arts Management program at The New School University. Susan serves on the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ Advisory Board of the Multicultural Audience Development Initiative as well as on other boards. She holds an undergraduate degree from Bentley University and a master’s degree from New School University’s Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy.

 

Michael L. Campbell has served as Executive Director of SS&C SummerWind Performing Arts Center in Windsor, CT for the last two and a half years.  Prior to this, he was Chief of Staff for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut serving as a senior staff member of Connecticut’s premier organization for girls.  In the development area, he served as National Development Director for the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps responsible for all advancement efforts nationwide for this youth development organization.   Previously, Michael was the Executive Director of the Hartford Children’s Theatre.  His duties included development, finance, operations and the management of all programs and led the organization to receive the New England Theatre Conference’s award for best youth theatre production in New England.  Michael was a fixture at the Producing Guild, a premier non-equity theatre for over 15 years as Business Manager, Production Manager, and Production Assistant.  He has served on many local, national, and international Boards with experience in all areas of non-profit governance and management but his first love is the arts.  He specializes in development, Executive Director support, finance, advocacy and how to survive the day to day challenges that face all organizations that give so much to the community. He has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years.

John O'Donnell lives and works in Connecticut.  He is a multidisciplinary artist and has created performance pieces for the Museum of New Art in Detroit, MI, Proof Gallery in Boston, MA, Flux Space in Philadelphia, PA and SOHO20 Gallery in New York, NY.  His videos have been exhibited at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York and at film festivals in Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia. John has exhibited his prints at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT, the Print Center in Philadelphia, the International Print Center in New York and Seoul Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea. His prints are a part of many collections including The Kohler Library Collection, The Polish Fulbright Foundation and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.  His work was recently featured in Kolaj Magazine, a publication based in Montreal. He is an adjunct professor of studio and digital arts at University of Connecticut, Gateway Community College and Eastern Connecticut State University.

Clare Cain is the Trail Stewardship Director at the Connecticut Forest & Park Association. Clare loves being in the woods! After graduating from the University of North Carolina-Asheville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature & Creative Writing, Clare pursued her dream of being paid to live in a tent and work in the woods. She traveled to Montana where she worked as a trail crew leader with the Montana Conservation Corps and the Bob Marshall Foundation. Clare also spent a season working as a trail crew leader for the Maine Conservation Corps. Most recently Clare worked for the North Country Trail Association (NCTA), the national not-for-profit partner responsible for stewardship, protection, and promotion of the North Country National Scenic Trail. As the NCTA's Director of Trail Management, Clare was responsible for building partnerships, organizing trail trainings, pursuing trail extensions, and advocating trail preservation. Clare's passion for trails has taken her backpacking across the country and she has thru-hiked both the Appalachian & Long Trails. When not working or hiking, Clare enjoys playing soccer, running, and doing art projects near her home in Niantic.

Ricardo Barreto is currently the Director of the Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art, an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and administration of public art projects. Barreto is also a lecturer for the Department of Arts Administration at Boston University. Prior to that he served as Program Officer for Organizations for the Massachusetts Cultural Council (1994-2000) and worked as Program Coordinator for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project Public Art Program (1992-94).   M.A., B.A. in Art History, Oberlin College

 

Lisa Donovan, Ph.D., is currently an associate professor in Arts Management for the Fine and Performing Arts Department at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.   Prior to, she was an Associate Professor at Lesley University where she served for six years as the Director of the Creative Arts in Learning Division. She was co-principal investigator of the Integrated Teaching through the Arts Assessment project funded by the Ford Foundation looking at teacher perspectives on the relevancy of arts integration in the classroom.  A theater artist and arts-based researcher, Lisa teaches arts integration, arts-based action research, and arts-based literacy courses.  As of January, 2012 Lisa will be on the faculty of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts overseeing the Arts Management program in the Fine and Performing Arts Department.

Jackie Coleman is Senior Executive Advisor for the Arts for Hartford Public Schools. As such she works toward bringing dance, music, theatre and visual art to the students of Hartford in as many ways as possible. Prior to Hartford Schools, Jackie left Hartford Stage as Director of Education. During her 6 years there she expanded the reach of Connections – a theatre literacy program, created Innovations –a science/theatre residency, formed the Hartford Stage Young Company, designed a multitude of interdistrict and after school programs, increased professional development opportunities and started their adult acting series. Jackie is a Master Teaching Artist on the roster for the Connecticut Office of the Arts. She has 15 years of acting credits in and around New York City and Connecticut. She holds an MFA from the University of South Carolina and a BFA from the University of Connecticut.

 



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