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
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
The Christensen Fund believes in the power of biological and cultural diversity to sustain and enrich a world faced with great change and uncertainty. The foundation’s mission is to buttress the efforts of people and institutions who believe in a...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Homeboy Industries is a jobs program that offers alternatives to gang violence in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Among a number of the organization's programs is Homeboy Press. Homeboy Press and its literary magazine, The Homeboy...
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
Arts for Global Development, Inc.. is an international, educational, volunteer-based initiative with a purpose of furthering interdisciplinary, multisectoral, cross-cultural, and creative approaches to social change. It facilitates the creative...
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
The Durfee Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to adhere to the values of their founders, Dorothy Durfee Avery and R. Stanton Avery, by rewarding individual initiative and leadership. The majority of their grantmaking focuses on the Los...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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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 Knight Foundation seeks opportunities that can transform both communities and journalism in order to help them reach their highest potential. The Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
WMMT’s mission is to be a 24 hour voice of mountain people’s music, culture, and social issues, to provide broadcast space for creative expression and community involvement in making radio, and to be an active participant in discussion of public...
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
Animating Democracy is a program of Americans for the Arts that works to inspire, inform, promote and connect arts as a contributor to community, civic, and social change.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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