Economic and Community Development

Allison Orr is the founder and artistic director of Forklift Danceworks, a dance company based in Austin, Texas.  Defying easy description, Orr’s work challenges audiences to expand notions of dance and performer while posing the question: who and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our Artists in Communities Training (ACT) Program is a professional development course designed to give artists facilitation and teaching skills needed in school and community settings. By providing a course that builds essential skills in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Portrait of America’s™ Dream initiative is a Celebration of the American Way of Life. It is a reflection on America today as illuminated through interviews and images of America’s newest citizens. It invites these immigrants of note to share their...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In December 2006, Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) established our living room art series, an innovative approach designed to bring art directly into residential communities in Houston. The Living Room Art series was created by artist Oskar Sonnen...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Some of us can say we are professional artists. Some of us got caught up in a new process that was interesting, overwhelming, challenging, and, ultimately, rewarding.You, the audience, are collaborators in ways that none of us fully understand. You...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Rick Lowe is the founder of Project Row Houses, an arts and cultural community located in a historically significant and culturally charged neighborhood in Houston, Texas. Rick has participated in exhibitions and programs nationally and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Chinook Fund is a movement-building organization. The Foundation supports organizations working to create a just, equitable and free society by transforming oppressive and discriminatory political, social and economic systems and institutions...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our Mission Gen Why Media is a youth-led production group that collaborates across disciplines to create media, events, workshops, public art and intergenerational dialogues that engage society in new forms of public engagement.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural is a not-for-profit learning and cultural arts center. The Centro supports and promotes the continued growth, development, and holistic learning of its community through the arts. It provides a positive space for people...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
MAP seeks to support experimentation and innovation in the live performing arts. Within that, MAP seeks especially to support work that brings insight to the issue of cultural difference or "the other," be that in class, gender, generation,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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Native Public Media is dedicated to building and advancing Native access to, ownership of, and participation in media. Native media is used as a tool to advance economic development, preserve language and culture, promote health and education, and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The East Bay Community Foundation's mission is to be the organization of choice for philanthropy in the East Bay through leadership in leveraging all assets in our communities to speed the transformation of low-income, disadvantaged, impoverished,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I work intermodally and interdisciplinary in the arts. I'm focused on participation in social practice; the space that ignites and diverges when people come together in union with the intent to be critically creative in order to resolve some common...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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