Democracy/Civic Participation

Open Engagement is a free annual conference on socially engaged art. Directed and founded by Jen Delos Reyes and planned in conjunction with the Art and Social Practice MFA program at Portland State University.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The McCormick Foundation support youth media groups that help teach teenagers skills in media production and journalism, support and encourage youth voice, and help broader society by making us more aware of the issues and concerns of young people.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
For its founders, Tamejavi symbolizes the remembrance of a public space in which a community gathers together to exchange goods, produce, crafts, important news, and to celebrate seasonal events. It brings to mind the place where community members...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Hip Hop Caucus Education Fund's mission is to foster civic engagement among young people of color on issues of social and economic justice, human rights, the environment, and international peace, so they can attain increased opportunities for...
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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...
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The Union Square Awards believes that grassroots activism strengthens local communities. The Awards identify activists, community organizers, advocates and service providers across New York City neighborhoods who were building organizations...
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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...
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Street Level Youth Media educates Chicago's urban youth in media arts and emerging technologies for use in self-expression, communication, and social change. Street Level's programs build critical thinking skills for young people who have been...
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Portland Works employs artmaking as a catalyst to build enduring, authen­tic relationships which are essential to meeting the increasing challenges facing cities. Created in response to civic and social tensions between city employees, elected...
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Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space. Originally created on an abandoned house in Candy's neighborhood in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, the project has...
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Negin has been named one of the 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post. She has written, directed, and appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, IFC, Nickelodeon, and PBS among others. Her arts-for-change work has included various satirical video campaigns on...
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With the cities of Evanston & Chicago, Illinois, Hartford, Connecticut, and Portland, Oregon as lenses, BUILT explored the changing United States city, and the challenges of housing, infrastructure, neighborhood cohesion, and equity all present...
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Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on issues of social and economic justice in the Chicago area.
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The Habeas Lounge is a space for civic dialogue where project staff, and volunteers work together to curate a series of public discussions and exchanges on critical civic and democracy-related topics. The Lounge uses the built environment to provide...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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