Dialogue & Deliberation

A new take on bringing activism to life, Public, Imagining America's new online journal, empasizes dialogue between communities and humanitarians.
Last Updated: November 12, 2013
As a long-time activist and co-founder of the Boston-based Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), Lori Lobenstine discusses making meaning and creating change in the public sphere through the integration of social justice strategies with art...
Last Updated: January 13, 2014
This groundbreaking report from the Tucson Pima Arts Council, People, Land, Arts, Culture, and Engagement: Taking Stock of the PLACE Initiative,  deepens and elevates the meaning of creative placemaking through a thoughtful analysis of its authentic...
Last Updated: February 18, 2014
Housing is a Human Right is a creative storytelling project that aims to help connect diverse communities around housing, land, and the dignity of a place to call home. We are building a collection of intimate, viscerally honest narratives exploring...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Alternate ROOTS is an organization based in the Southern USA whose mission is to support the creation and presentation of original art, in all its forms, which is rooted in a particular community of place, tradition or spirit. As a coalition of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Mayor’s Community Arts Grants Program has been designed to support the community by providing financial, marketing and technical assistance for arts and cultural related programs, projects and events which occur in New Haven neighborhoods.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Split This Rock Poetry Festival explores and celebrates the many ways that poetry can act as an agent for change: reaching across differences, considering personal and social responsibility, asserting the centrality of the right to free speech,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Hunt Alternatives Fund advances innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at the local, national, and global levels.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Habeas Lounge is a space for civic dialogue where project staff, and volunteers work together to curate a series of public discussions and exchanges on critical civic and democracy-related topics. The Lounge uses the built environment to provide...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Texas Commission on the Arts’ mission is to develop a receptive climate for the arts in Texas. To accomplish its mission, TCA awards grants, promotes the arts, and raises funds to enhance support of the arts in Texas.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
During the summer, Free Spirit Media partners with Umoja Student Development Corporation’s summer internship program, Community Builders (CB). Through the six-week internship, CB student interns create short documentaries that explore themes of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In 2004, the Neighborhood Story Project (NSP) was founded by Rachel Breunlin and Abram Himelstein as a book-making project based in the neighborhoods where they live and work.  Following its mission, “Our stories told by us,” the NSP work with...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The UnConvention was a non-partisan collective of citizens who came together to create a forum in which to promote the democratic and free exchange of ideas on important issues. It existed as a counterpoint to the highly scripted and predetermined...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
MISSION To build knowledge platforms and align resources for theater artists and organizations. We want our contribution to widen the gates of opportunity for more accessible and relevant models for theater making in the 21st Century. We think...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
"100 Faces of War Experience: Portraits and Words of Americans Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan" creates a large survey of the American personal experience of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, using tools of sociology, participant generated content,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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