FY12 Arts in Media


Announced April 25, 2012

Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, $30,000
To support production and post-production costs for LA Phil Live. There will be three, two-hour programs produced. Each LA Phil Live broadcast also features behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, a post-concert question-and-answer session with music director Gustavo Dudamel, and interviews with LA Philharmonic musicians and guest artists.

New York Philharmonic, $20,000
To support the production of national radio broadcasts of performances by the New York Philharmonic during its 2012-13 season. WFMT Radio Network distributes The New York Philharmonic This Week to 336 radio stations throughout the country. Visitors to the Philharmonic's website can listen to programs via audio streaming and can access material on the featured music and artists.


From the Top, $30,000
To support the production of the public radio series From the Top. The weekly, hour-long radio program features performances by young classical musicians ages eight to 18. From the Top is distributed by National Public Radio to 226 stations nationwide and reaches a weekly audience of 600,000.

Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media, $20,000
To support the production, acquisition, and national radio broadcast of classical music programming. In 2012-13, the programs such as Performance Today, SymphonyCast, and Pipedreams will reach a cumulative audience of as many as two million listeners each week. Other programs include live radio specials featuring a partnership between American Public Media, WQXR (New York) and Carnegie Hall.

National Public Radio, $70,000
To support the website NPR Music. The website offers all genres of music and provides content to NPR and public radio member stations, including live performances, studio sessions, first listens to new albums, interviews, reviews, and blogs. The website receives 1.5 million page views per week and the NPR Music iPhone app gets more than 750,000 page views per week.

Public Radio International, $50,000
To support the production and distribution of Studio 360. The series of weekly arts and culture radio programs are designed to illuminate the role of the arts in society. Studio 360's host is journalist and novelist Kurt Andersen, who is joined through interviews and commentaries by on-air guests.