Animating Democracy: REFLECTING FORWARD
3 free Fall events gather trailblazing artists from Animating Democracy’s early years with this generation’s leading-edge practitioners in dialogue about: the practice & progress of arts for change, critical questions of the day, & the future of arts & culture work as a spark, invitation, & space for social & civic change.
Voter Mobilization & the Arts, 9/28
Featuring: Andrea Assaf, Michael Rohd, Frances Valdez
Art, Race & Dialogue, 10/13
Featuring: Katrina Browne, Kim Pevia, James Scruggs
Artistic Imagination as a Force for Change, 11/18
Featuring: adrienne maree brown, Sage Crump, Jawole Zollar
What attributes make Arts for Change excellent? NEW from Animating Democracy, a framework offering 11 attributes defined by artists that enhance the potency of creative expression to motivate change. Plus Companion guides for artists, funders, evaluators and more! Find Out More
Programs Supporting Art in the Public Realm
Snapshots of 28 programs supporting and building capacity for artists to work in the public realm and highlights of overarching themes. Detailed summaries from interviews with seven selected programs provide additional insights. Read more and download
Practical Guide to Partnerships
A digital resource to help artists, city leaders, and local arts agencies establish strong collaborations that benefit their communities. Find principles, best practices, tools, sample documents, and other resources here! Read more!
Diving into Racial Equity: The MAP Fund’s Exploration
Follow the MAP Fund’s layered examination of biases in its grantmaking processes and learn how MAP is incorporating Animating Democracy’s Aesthetic Perspectives framework to help mitigate bias.Download for free!
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Welcome to Landscape!
This body of resources highlights the breadth and depth of work being done at the intersection of the arts and social change. It's an exciting place for you to:
- Explore Profiles and add your own! Find and learn about artists and cultural and community organizations in this growing searchable database. Add your own profile and join the Landscape of arts for social change work.
- Delve deeper into curated collections of exemplary projects, artists, and organizations! These lists of profiles and relevant resources could be based on artistic discipline, geography, issues such as immigration and health, or outcomes such as community building or policy change.
- Connect the dots with Trend Papers! These papers by key players in the field offer descriptive snapshots of segments of arts and social change activity from cultural organizing to environmental arts to community development to youth media and social justice
- See who's funding the work! Get a better sense of current funding support for arts that fosters civic engagement and social change in Animating Democracy’s Trend or Tipping Point: Arts & Social Change Grantmaking Report and Funder Directory of more than 150 funders in the U.S.