Systems, policies, places (legislation, issue/problem resolution)

This piece suggests that the accountability movement is “setting a floor for minimum standards” (p. 84) and has consequences for effective social change work. Foundations, in particular, measure impact in terms of attentiveness to accountability...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Developmental Evaluation: An Overview (J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Powerpoint) presented at the Animating Democracy/Americans for the Arts' Funder Exchange on Evaluating Arts & Social Impact at the Nathan Cummings Foundation on May 22, 2013...
Last Updated: August 23, 2013
Caron Atlas' essay on MicroFest: Appalachia focuses on the connections between civic capacity, imagination, and moral economy in Appalachia.
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
Largely led by community artists and arts organizations with long-standing commitments to applied arts practice with diverse marginalized populations, arts in corrections assume varied forms and intentions. Arts programs provide expressive and...
Last Updated: September 11, 2013
This piece sheds light on the philanthropic sector’s efforts to improve measurement and evaluation (M&E), specifically within the context of foundations involved in social change work. The broad observations of the six contributing authors are...
Last Updated: September 25, 2013
Thousand Kites is an ongoing national storytelling project that uses performance, web, video, and radio to open a public space for incarcerated people, corrections officials, the formerly incarcerated, grassroots activists, and ordinary citizens to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
El Puente — Spanish for The Bridge — is a community-based organization that engages youth and adult members in the arts, education, public health, environmental justice and social action programs. Founded in 1982 on the Southside of Williamsburg, El...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The MFA in Community Arts (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, or to teach at the post-secondary level. The curriculum provides students with a grounding in theory and practice, while...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Partners in Action is a program that gives Alternate ROOTS the opportunity to manifest more deeply its mission to support progressive artists working in grassroots communities throughout the fourteen states of the South. It offers artists and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Finding Voice is an innovative literacy and visual arts program in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to helping refugee and immigrant youth in LEARN Center English Language Learner (ELL) classes at Catalina Magnet High School develop their literacy and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Catalyzing development of South Florida as a major center for EcoArt practice through establishment of EcoArt Nodes in each of South Florida's five watersheds. We define EcoArt as a practice that fuses aesthetics, science and community engagement....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Art with a Heart's mission is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art. Art with a Heart brings its 7,100 visual art programs to abused, neglected and abandoned children; homeless people; battered women and their children; pregnant...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
It’s Not Just Black and White gave voice to the multiple constituents who are involved with the corrections, incarceration, and the criminal justice system. Artist Gregory Sale used the iconic black and white striped prison uniforms in Maricopa...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
We Got Issues! is dedicated to cultivating a new brand of feminine centered leadership and social political activism. WGI! empowers young women who seek to use their creative talents and expression to better themselves, their communities, and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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