Air Traffic Control (ATC) supports musicians and managers who want to be engaged in social change by providing resources needed to develop capacity and coordinate partnerships. Air Traffic Control provides Tools & Research on its web site and produces a monthly newsletter for subscribing musicians, publicists, and managers. ATC also manages an education fund that helps musicians use their talents to effect social change by connecting them to activists, organizations, and issue campaigns.
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All Ages Movement Project
All Ages Movement Project (AMP) is a network of 200 community-based organizations across the U.S. that connect young people through independent music and art. AMP is committed to making sure young people can access and participate in music scenes in their communities.
Architecture for Humanity
Architecture for Humanity seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crises and brings design services to communities in need. It brings together individuals and firms involved in all facets of building design to provide design services to community groups, non-governmental organizations, funding agents, social entrepreneurs and other non-profit organizations.
Arts & Democracy Project
The Arts & Democracy Project builds the momentum of a movement that links arts and culture, participatory democracy, and social justice. The Project works to increase civic engagement among people who have been traditionally disenfranchised and to build closer ties between arts and culture and sustained and strategic activism.
Arts and Healing Network
The Arts and Healing Network is an online resource for people interested in the healing potential of art. The site includes an extensive Projects database of creative social change projects and organizations categorized by the themes of Building Community, Education, Environment, and Health Care. Projects profiled range from creative projects in hospitals to artists raising awareness about environmental issues to projects that strengthen and revitalize a sense of connectedness between people. Inspiration provides resources to learn more about the field of art and healing.
Arts Engine, Inc. supports, produces, and distributes independent media of consequence and promotes the use of independent media by advocates, educators, and the general public. Advocates, educators and the public have limited access to media that illustrates a variety of points of view. In order to support the presence of diverse perspectives in our society, Arts Engine is dedicated to forging vital links between media makers and the public, and to realizing independent media’s potential for broad social impact.
Axis of Justice
Axis of Justice links musicians and music fans with local political organizations to effectively organize around issues of peace, human rights, and economic justice. Axis of Justice's web site includes a database of local activist organizations organized by state and nine national organizations. The Organizing Story Project is a series of essays and interviews describing successful organizing efforts to inspire and guide people interested in activism.
Battery Dance Company
Battery Dance Company connects the world through dance. We pursue artistic excellence and social relevance by creating vibrant new works, performing on the world’s stages, presenting dance in public spaces, serving the field of dance and teaching people of all ages with special attention to disadvantaged and conflict areas. Battery Dance Company is committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of its home community in New York City, extending programming throughout the U.S., and building bridges worldwide through international cultural exchange.
Breakthrough is an innovative international human rights organization that uses the power of popular culture, media, and community mobilization to transform public attitudes and advance equality, justice, and dignity in India and the United States. We empower individuals and communities to stand for universal human rights by using multimedia tools that transform hearts and minds. Based in India and the United States, Breakthrough addresses critical global issues including violence against women, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, and immigrant rights and racial justice.
Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Caldera, which each year mentors over 430 youth from Central Oregon and Portland. Focusing on youth from both urban and rural communities with limited access to educational, economic, and physical resource opportunities, Caldera nurtures individual creativity to ignite self-expression and transform the way young people engage in their lives, families, and communities.
Chicago Artists Resource
Chicago Artists Resource (CAR) is a program of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs that provides resources for Chicago artists working in dance, literary, music, theatre and visual arts. CAR hosts a searchable database on its web site where Chicago artists can post their artwork and experiences through Artist Story or Arts Professional Story. Resources are organized by artistic discipline and also include links to local and national organizations, educational and career opportunities, and business resources for operating an arts organization. .
Creative Counsel partners with the arts and entertainment industry, visual artists and curators, musicians, writers, and other creative professionals to connect audiences to causes that matter. As an organization showcasing innovative work at the intersection of the creative arts and advocacy, one of Creative Counsel’s key resources is the 1000 Voices National Archive, a curated collection of dynamically linked video stories told by social change leaders across the country.
DESIGN 21: Social Design Network
DESIGN 21: Social Design Network’s mission is to inspire social consciousness through design by connecting people and organizations who want to explore ways that design can positively impact our communities. The Design 21 Network features a database with links to member designers and design organizations and to design projects organized by social theme and design type. The network also highlights design competitions that allow members to create solutions to social challenges along with a forum for non-profits to request design assistance.
Games for Change
Games for Change provides support, visibility, and shared resources to individuals and organizations using and designing digital games for social change. The web site features Game Channels, a database of exemplary games that engage contemporary social issues in meaningful ways to foster a more just, equitable and/or tolerant society. These games have been created by cross-disciplinary teams from around the world. Profiles include age appropriateness, description, and a link to play. Games in development are showcased in the annual Games for Change Festival.
Good Film is a project of Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, a London-based foundation that supports documentary filmmakers worldwide. The web site, goodfilm.org, is an online tool that links filmmakers to nonprofit and funding organizations to develop partnerships for each stage of the filmmaking process. Films are searchable by topic areas of: Arts, Culture and Sport, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Participation, and Poverty.
Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media
Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media (GFEM) serves as a resource for grantmakers who fund media content, infrastructure, and policy as well as those who employ media to further their program goals. GFEM believes that media play a vital role in shaping, framing, and catalyzing public discourse and culture. Our goal is to advance the field of media arts and public interest media funding.
greenmuseum.org is a web based organization that helps people create, present and appreciate art that heals our relationship with the natural world. The greenmuseum.org web site features a registry of more than 100 environmental artists that is searchable by name, country, and category. Each artist's listing includes images, artist statement, bio information, project descriptions, and related article(s) and web site(s). greenmuseum.org also features online exhibitions of environmental art developed in partnership with other museums, organizations, and curators.
Look to the Stars
The Look to the Stars web site publicizes the work that celebrities are doing to make a positive difference in the world. The site features a searchable database of more than 2,000 celebrities and has a listing of more than 1,500 charities with descriptions and their celebrity supporters. Also on the site is a listing of top charities and top celebrity supporters for each of a range of causes.
The mission of Meaningful Media (MM) is to increase the quality, visibility, and impact of social issue media. MM maintains a network of creators, distributors, and advocates of socially relevant media through membership programs, professional networks, and student chapters. The Meaningful Mediapedia (under development) will be a dynamic web resource that aggregates, curates, and celebrates pro-social media across issue types and media forms.
Founded by Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary), Music2Life (M2L) harnesses the power of music to make change through education & live events, new media and creative collaboration. A hybrid organization, M2L is both a traditional nonprofit and also a provider of direct, fee-based services to a wide range of organizations, reinvesting its revenue to fulfill its core mission.