Civic engagement

The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) funds and encourages grassroots social change in Central Appalachia. ACF works to build a sustainable base of resources to support community-led organizations seeking to overcome and address issues of race,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
COMPAS strengthens communities in Minnesota by engaging people in creating art.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Funding Exchange is a growing network of 16 public foundations and a national office that together grant nearly $15 million annually to grassroots organizations working for social, racial, economic and environmental justice around the country....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Dream City Vision 2020 is a grassroots, community-owned collaborative project that engages throughout the Pikes Peak region of Colorado in meaningful dialogue to create a brighter future for the region. The project seeks to promote civic engagement...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
To enrich the cultural life of the state through leadership that preserves, supports, strengthens, and makes excellence in the arts accessible to all Nevadans.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In April 2002, Holler to the Hood began a collaboration among traditional Appalachian musicians and hip-hop musicians. The purpose is to bring two traditions together for a unique exchange and artistic exploration of two distinctly rooted traditions...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
El Puente — Spanish for The Bridge — is a community-based organization that engages youth and adult members in the arts, education, public health, environmental justice and social action programs. Founded in 1982 on the Southside of Williamsburg, El...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
home land security was a community arts performance project in response to September 11th created and directed by Marty Pottenger and commissioned by the Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland, ME. The goal of home land security was to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The People’s Press Project (PPP) was created in May 2010 to address media justice issues of access and equity in rural North Dakota and Minnesota. The PPP is located in Moorhead on the border of Minnesota and North Dakota in the region known as the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots...
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
New Muslim Cool is a powerful documentary by filmmaker Jennifer Taylor that tells the story of Hamza Pérez, a young Puerto Rican hip hop artist who converted to Islam at age 21, pulling himself off the streets to become a community activist and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our Mission Forklift Danceworks celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary by creating original performances inspired by the movement of everyday life. By engaging a diverse body of participants and audience through its performances, outreach...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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