Most of the funds were distributed through the Access to Artistic Exellence program, which supports the creation and presentation of dance, music, visual arts, literature, and other arts. Approximately $1 million of the grants were through the Literature Fellowship program, which supports writers directly.
The grants include:
—$100,000 to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a 15-week tour.
—$20,000 to Ballet Hispanico for a collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.
—$30,000 to Boston Ballet for a new work by Mark Morris set to music by Alexander Glazunov.
—$100,000 to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for a revival of Cunningham's 1959 Rune and a new evening-length work by the choreographer.
—$20,000 to Houston Ballet for a new work by associate choreographer Christopher Bruce.
—$10,000 to the American Symphony Orchestra for the U.S. premieres of Alexander Dargomyzhsky's The Stone Guest and other rare works.
—$75,000 to the Boston Symphony for its series of works by Beethoven and Schoenberg.
—$20,000 to the Houston Symphony for a new work by Pierre Jalbert.
—$50,000 to the Seattle Symphony for a festival of music from Central and Eastern Europe.
—$22,500 to Glimmerglass Opera for its new production of Janšcek's Jenufa.
—$20,000 to Los Angeles Opera for a new production of Humperdinck's H‹nsel und Gretel.
—$100,000 to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a new production of Gluck's Iphig_nie en Tauride.
—$100,000 to the Metropolitan Opera for its new production of Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa.
—$20,000 to Minnesota Opera for a new production of Mercadante's Orazi e Curiazi.
—$50,000 to Opera Theatre of St. Louis for the premiere of David Carlson's Anna Karenina.