Systems, policies, places (legislation, issue/problem resolution)

This piece suggests that the accountability movement is “setting a floor for minimum standards” (p. 84) and has consequences for effective social change work. Foundations, in particular, measure impact in terms of attentiveness to accountability...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Developmental Evaluation: An Overview (J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Powerpoint) presented at the Animating Democracy/Americans for the Arts' Funder Exchange on Evaluating Arts & Social Impact at the Nathan Cummings Foundation on May 22, 2013...
Last Updated: August 23, 2013
Caron Atlas' essay on MicroFest: Appalachia focuses on the connections between civic capacity, imagination, and moral economy in Appalachia.
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
Largely led by community artists and arts organizations with long-standing commitments to applied arts practice with diverse marginalized populations, arts in corrections assume varied forms and intentions. Arts programs provide expressive and...
Last Updated: September 11, 2013
This piece sheds light on the philanthropic sector’s efforts to improve measurement and evaluation (M&E), specifically within the context of foundations involved in social change work. The broad observations of the six contributing authors are...
Last Updated: September 25, 2013
Recognizing that creativity and beauty are powerful agents for healing and change, Barefoot Artists works with poor communities around the globe practicing the arts to bring healing, self-empowerment and social change. Barefoot Artists brings the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Cape Farewell project pioneers the cultural response to climate change by bringing artists, scientists, and communicators together to stimulate the production of art founded in scientific research. The project engages artists for their ability...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Democracy is founded on robust dialogue, but somewhere along the line, politics replaced sex as the one thing in America we don’t discuss in mixed company – even amongst friends and family. Bring it to the Table is a participatory online platform,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Crossroads Charlotte project began in 2001 when the town of Charlotte, North Carolina participated in a national survey on social capital. The survey found that the community had high levels of faith-based involvement and philanthropy, but...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Talking Eyes Media (TEM) was founded in 2002 by Julie Winokur and Ed Kashi as a 501(c)(3) public interest organization. Since its founding, Talking Eyes has been at the forefront of multimedia storytelling, generating award-winning work on topics...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The urban American landscape is rapidly changing, as high-rise public housing is being demolished and its residents dispersed. Once heralded as a revolutionary design solution to address a pressing housing shortage, Chicago’s public housing...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Tess Anne Sarbutt uses sculptural installation and video art to examine the loss of children through exceptional circumstances. Losses can manifest differently depending on the circumstances e.g. war, or cultural expectations e.g. gendercide. Her...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Art & Soul project used the arts as a catalyst for collaborative, creative explorations of the values, hopes, and fears of the Starksboro, Vermont community. The project employed art and storytelling as a means to foster and protect a local...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
A Day at Stateville is a play detailing newcomer’s first day at Stateville Correctional Facility in Joliet, Illinois. The play was conceived and written by inmates who took the prison’s “Life Transformation Through Communication” course, all of whom...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco that provides retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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