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Whitney Frazier
Baltimore, MD
Why Democracy?
Cape Town, AK
WHY DEMOCRACY? is a documentary project using film to initiate a global conversation about democracy. Democracy is arguably the greatest political buzzword of our time and is invoked by everyone, but what does it mean? Can it be defined, measured, safeguarded? Can it be sold, bought, transplanted? Can it grow? Can it die? What does it mean to people who can't even talk about it? What does it mean to people who don't believe in it? What does it mean to you? This profile courtesy of Arts & Democracy.
Wide Angle Youth Media
Baltimore, MD
Wide Angle Youth Media is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides Baltimore youth with media education to tell their own stories and become engaged with their communities. Through quality after-school programming, in-school opportunities, summer workshops, community events, and an annual Youth Media Festival, Wide Angle supports young people making a difference through media.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Menlo Park, CA
The Foundation's programs have ambitious goals that include: helping to reduce global poverty, limiting the risk of climate change, improving education for students in California and elsewhere, improving reproductive health and rights worldwide, supporting vibrant performing arts in our community, advancing the field of philanthropy, and supporting disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
William James Association
Santa Cruz, CA
Focused on a transformative art experience in non-traditional settings, the William James Association has been a platform for change for incarcerated populations, troubled youth, and parolees. The association's website is a valuable tool with in-depth resources that show what the art community is doing for corrections awareness and reform. The association has been a huge contributor for funding assistance and creating and maintaining new projects to help spread awareness for criminal justice issues. It has been an intregal part of criminal justice reform and rehabilitation.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Seattle, WA
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is the nation's only museum devoted to the Asian Pacific American experience. It is dedicated to immersing people in uniquely American stories. Located in Seattle's Chinatown-International District, the museum has become a national model for community-based exhibition practices and oral history gathering projects.
Wing Young Huie
Minneapolis, MN
Wing Young Huie’s many photographic projects document the dizzying socioeconomic and cultural realities of American society, much of it centered on the urban cores of his home state of Minnesota. Whether in epic public installations or international museum exhibitions, he creates up-to-the-minute societal mirrors of who we are, seeking to reveal not only what is hidden, but also what is plainly visible and seldom noticed.
Wisconsin Arts Board
Madison, WI
The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency that nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and heritage.
Wisconsin Women's Network
Madison, WI
The Wisconsin Women’s Network is a coalition of organizations and individuals that advances the status of women and girls in Wisconsin through communication, education, and advocacy.  
Wishes for the Sky
Saint Paul , MN
Wishes for the Sky is a free, experiential, public art event celebrating the arrival of spring, environmental sustainability, and personal and collective wish-making. This one-of-a-kind art project has become a signature Earth Day event for the Twin Cities. Inspired by the ancient Asian traditions of flying wishes on kites, it is a contemporary art event integrating music, temporary sculpture, poetry, interactive sound collage, visual art, and public kite-flying.
Woman Made Gallery
Chicago, IL
Woman Made Gallery is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its goal is to support women in the arts by providing opportunities, awareness and advocacy. It specifically accomplishes this through exhibitions which raise public awareness and recognition of women's cultural contributions. From 1992 through 2011 WMG has hosted 312 exhibitions, made up of 165 group shows, 103 invitational/solo shows, 36 Artisan Gallery exhibitions, and nine off-site shows. Close to 7,000 women artists have exhibited their work since WMG was established.
Women's Foundation of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
The Women's Foundation invests in social change to achieve equality for all women and girls in Minnesota.
Women's Fund of Miami Dade
Miami, FL
Women's Fund of Miami Dade is a catalyst for social change and economic justice with the goal of creating a community where all women and girls reach their full potential. Our grantmaking, along with advocacy, training and community building are the key elements used to achieve this goal.
Women's Voices Now
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
WomenArts is a worldwide community of artists and allies that works for empowerment, opportunity, and visibility for women artists. It provides a variety of free networking, fundraising, and advocacy services. WomenArts Network, an online directory of more than 1,400 women artists and artist organizations, is searchable by issues, art form, or type of artist. Listings include brief personal statements, bios, link to the artist's web site, image, and contact information. Women's Employment in the Arts provides educational sources on gender bias in the arts.
Words & Music
Nashville, TN
Words & Music is a curriculum-based lyric-writing program that: 1) Creates in-school educational opportunities that address Common Core standards in language arts and music and contribute to positive mental health outcomes for 9,000 Nashville and Middle Tennessee students, 63% of whom live in low-income households; 2) Provides out-of-school programs to at-risk Nashville youth through partnerships with community social service organizations; 3) Trains more than 100 classroom teachers to effectively deploy Words & Music;
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Working Films
Wilmington, NC
Working Films links nonfiction film to cutting edge activism. The goal is to leverage the storytelling power of documentary film to advance the efforts of social, economic, human and civil rights, and environmental justice. Working Films offers consultation, strategic planning for alternative distribution, website and social media development, and complete campaign management services to filmmakers to ensure the content of nonfiction media truly meets the intention for change.
Working Theater
New York, NY
Great theater strives to tell stories that illuminate, challenge, and alter our perceptions, that show us who we are and transform us in the process. The Working Theater believes this transformative experience should not be a privilege or a luxury, but a stapel. We recognize that we live in a society that is often polarized by economic, cultural, and class differences and that these differences can be divisive. However, what makes us different is sometimes the most interesting thing about us.