Democracy/Civic Participation

What objects serve as a town's "artifacts"—carrying the collective memories of citizens forward over time and telling their story? dog & pony dc's theatrical production—Beertown—places audience and performers on an even playing-field to actively...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Art at Work, founded by Marty Pottenger in 2007, is a national initiative piloted in Portland, Maine, designed to improve municipal government through strategic art-making projects with city employees and elected officials. Since 2007, the project...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The collaboration with 16 youth from Literacy for Environmental Justice and seven, environmental and socially conscious artists, has culminated in the creation of an interactive installation in the newly opened EcoCenter, San Francisco’s first off...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The County Judge documentary is a joint endeavor of Eastern Kentucky University and Appalshop. It is a campus-community partnership based in Letcher County, Kentucky that explores the influence that enduring local traditions, attitudes, and growing...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Sojourn Theatre is a multi-ethnic, ensemble-based company making new performance in Portland, Oregon and around the nation. With commitments to both adventurous theatricality and community engagement, Sojourn creates unique, often site-specific...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
“Around the Corner” puts the contributions of immigrants and refugees on display for people to learn about new Americans. In 2003 nine Metropolitan State University photography students partnered with Urban Coalition 2003 to document the lives and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
To serve as an independent staging ground for residents, individually and in concert, to build social, economic and environmental prosperity on California's North Coast. The Humboldt Area Foundation works to connect donors that invest in our...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
As a consortium of more than 80 member colleges and universities, Imagining America’s mission is to strengthen the public and civic purposes of humanities, arts and design through mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships. Imagining America...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Occupy the Stage is an interactive theatrical experience employing forum theater scenes to spark lively conversations and insightful critical analysis of complex issues of debt, the racial wealth gap, immigration and oppression of domestic workers...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Yard signs are as ubiquitous and familiar to the American political landscape as baby-kissing and stump speeches, combining catchy images and pithy campaign slogans to increase visibility for vying candidates and their parties’ messages. In honor of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation is dedicated to promote the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures in all sectors of society through philanthropy and partnership, ensuring a path that benefits present...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Located in the rural south Texas town of Elsa and approximately 15 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, the Llano Grande Center is an education nonprofit organization that prepares youth for college by addressing three areas: (1) youth leadership...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Combat Paper Project uses artistic innovation to acknowledge the weight military uniforms carry. Instead of leaving uniforms—canvases of a different kind already covered in symbolism—to hang and gather dust at the back of a storage room, the project...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Alternate ROOTS is an organization based in the Southern USA whose mission is to support the creation and presentation of original art, in all its forms, which is rooted in a particular community of place, tradition or spirit. As a coalition of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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