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Rock Paper Scissors Collective (RPSC) is a volunteer-run community arts space in downtown Oakland, California that is dedicated to strengthening its local community and encouraging alternative, sustainable practices. It was formed in 2004 by a group...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Organized and exhibited by The Renaissance Society (University of Chicago), the exhibition project Black Is, Black Ain’t dealt with issues of race and identity. It explored a shift in the discourse on race from an earlier emphasis on inclusion to a...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Looking for Love Again is an interactive public art project that collects residents’ stories and ideas about the vacant Polaris Building in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska. The empty high-rise is turned into an emotional beacon pleading for love while...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Edifice Complex and other urban plans is a seven-song collection of music that distills land-use concepts into human-size basics. Melanie Hammet’s experience with musical theatre is evident in the inventive approach to her subject. “CarTune,” for...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Talking Eyes Media (TEM) was founded in 2002 by Julie Winokur and Ed Kashi as a 501(c)(3) public interest organization. Since its founding, Talking Eyes has been at the forefront of multimedia storytelling, generating award-winning work on topics...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
TRANSIT ARTS is a youth arts development program of Central Community House (CCH), the Columbus Federation of Settlements, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. TRANSIT ARTS includes art-related activities in Settlement Houses and other community...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Creative CityMaking is a partnership between Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis that fosters collaborations between local artists and City planners.  In 2013, Creative CityMaking embedded four teams of artists into the Long Range Planning...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our Vision: The Orange County Arts Council envisions a community that supports the arts and appreciates how the arts enrich human experience and illuminate the human condition. Our Mission: To strengthen the arts in Orange County by providing...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Critical Encounters hosts Café Society meetings at campus galleries and exhibits. Café Society meetings are opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members to come together and talk about the larger implications of the images we...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Baltimore Art + Justice Project is dedicated to laying the foundation for advocacy and collaboration, between and among local artists and designers, arts organizations, community-based organizations, advocates, and funders working to promote...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
“Dear President Blank,” is a mail art exhibition and project for every student at Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Here’s how it worked: 1. Each participating student created a message for the next U.S. president. 2. “Dear President Blank”...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Teaching Artist Academy is a new project of the Orchestra Engagement Lab. In the first year of the Lab, we guided ten orchestras to create ambitious new community engagement projects in their home areas, in relation to a co-commission of a new...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In the run-up to the 2008 presidential elections, Provisions Learning Project organized the public art project BrushFire, an arts initiative showcasing contemporary artists whose public projects engage crucial social issues. Taking place in highly...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory Community Opus Project, an El Sistema-inspired program, provides high-quality, free music education for children in one of San Diego County’s low-income communities near the Mexican border. The Opus Project...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
As a descendant of the Settlement House tradition, Pillsbury House + Theatre unleashes creativity in servce to our Powderhorn/Central neighborhood and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, because the best way to build positive change in our...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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