Democracy/Civic Participation

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
The Saint Paul Foundation awards grants in six areas: economic opportunity and security, education and training, civic participation, housing, affordable health care, and family support. Our unique role as a community foundation allows us to play...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Panta Rhea Foundation (PRF) was established in 2001 as a private foundation devoted to researching issues and analyzing the operations, goals and potential of organizations committed to building a more just and sustainable world. The Foundation...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Horizons Foundation, a philanthropic social justice organization, serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community throughout the Bay Area and beyond by supporting nonprofit organizations and increasing the financial resources available...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
During the summer, Free Spirit Media partners with Umoja Student Development Corporation’s summer internship program, Community Builders (CB). Through the six-week internship, CB student interns create short documentaries that explore themes of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is an arts center that produces, preserves, and conducts educational programs about community-based public art works. SPARC espouses public art as an organizing tool for addressing contemporary...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
On October12 and 13th, 2012, Creative Time coordinated their fourth annual summit: Confronting Inequity. The conference serves to advance the organization's mission of positioning the voices of artists at the center of  public discourse.  ...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The National Performance Network (NPN) is a group of diverse cultural organizers, including artists, working to create meaningful partnerships and to provide leadership that enables the practice and public experience of the performing arts in the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Street-Level's annual Summer Arts Apprenticeship Program (SAAP) is an intensive media arts internship program for youth ages 14 to 19. In SAAP youth: work with artist mentors to strengthen their skills in audio production, video production, graphic...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Presenting Indian Classical Music and Dance in the community, providing education, classes on Indian classical music and dance.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Sundance Institute supports original storytelling worldwide, focusing on independent film and theatre. The Documentary Film Program is a financial and creative resource for independent documentary film artists working with human rights and social...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Branding Democracy was a year-long multidisciplinary thematic exploration that gathered thinkers, artists, and the general audience around “democracy.” The project looked at the design and packaging of the concept of democracy and the multiple ways...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Pan Valley Institute (PVI) was established in 1998 as a project of the American Friends Service Committee to support immigrants' participation in the civic life of California Central Valley. By providing opportunities for immigrants to come...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In December 2004, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the County's first Civic Art Policy which allocates one percent of design and construction costs on new County capital projects to a Civic Art Special Fund.  Civic art dollars are...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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