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Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation
Boston, MA
The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation supports arts and culture, education, health and hospitals, Jewish causes and social welfare programs in Greater Boston and Palm Beach County, Florida.
Carlos Sandoval
New York, NY
Carlos Sandoval is the co-producer/director of the award-winnings documentaries, A Class Apart (American Experience 2009, Imagen Award) and Farmingville (P.O.V. 2004, Sundance Special Jury Prize). Sandoval holds a law degree and served as a member of the US delegation to the United Nations. He is currently working on a documentary about Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB1070.
Caron Atlas
Detroit, MI
Carrie Boucher
St Petersburg, FL
Artist Carrie Boucher believes that creative making is an essential part of human expression and through her current work she explores the fundamental questions around who has access to art programming, and why disparities exist. In her current work, the NOMAD Art Bus Project, she attempts to address that inequity through her own direct action, as well as through inspiring & empowering a network of creative support around those who lack access.
Cathedral Arts Project
Jacksonville, FL
The Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) is the leading provider of comprehensive and ongoing instruction in the visual and performing arts for elementary and middle school students in Duval County. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida through unleashing the creative spirit of young people. By providing access to free, standards-based instruction in the visual and performing arts, we empower underserved, school-aged children to succeed in all areas of their lives.
Catherine Tambini
New York, NY
Catherine Tambini is the co-producer/director of Farmingville, winner of numerous awards including the 2004 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award, and was the season premier of PBS’ highly acclaimed documentary series, P.O.V.  Ms. Tambini co-produced the Academy Award-nominated documentary film Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse, which premiered at the New York Film Festival and was shown on Great Performances/Dance in America.  She was field producer/cinematographer for portions of I’m From Rolling Stone for MTV and Pageant Perfect for TLC.
CEC ArtsLink, Inc.
New York, NY
CEC ArtsLink is an international arts organization whose programs encourage and support exchange among visual and performing artists and cultural managers in the U.S. and in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The organization believes that the arts are a society's most deliberate and complex means of communication, and the work of artists and arts administrators can help nations overcome long histories of reciprocal distrust, insularity and conflict.
Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture
Akron, OH
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Center for Art and Public Life
Oakland, CA
The Center for Art and Public Life creates community partnerships using the arts to address issues of social justice, diversity, community development, and education. Our programming is woven across disciplines at California College of the Arts and serves the diverse populations of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Center's mission is to create community partnerships based on creative practice that serve the college and the diverse population of Oakland, San Francisco, and beyond.
Center for Artistic Activism
New York, NY
  The Center for Artistic Activism is the home for artists, activists and scholars to explore, discuss, reflect upon, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice. The Center for Artistic Activism facilitates projects and strengthen networks. Their goal is to make more creative and more effective citizen activists.
Center for Arts Policy, Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL
The Center for Arts Policy (CAP) at Columbia College Chicago evolved from a series of forums (“Democratic Vistas”) that began in 1994, emerging from a concern about the ways the arts had become a political football in the country’s “culture wars.” An early and ongoing concern of the center was to consider how the arts contribute to the practice of democracy.
Center for Cultural Innovation
Los Angeles, CA
The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) was founded in 2001 to promote knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants and loans, networking opportunities, and incubating innovative projects to create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field.
Center for Hmong Arts & Talent
St. Paul, MN
The Center for Hmong Arts & Talent (CHAT) grew out of Pom Siab Hmoob Theatre (PSHT), the first Hmong theatre company in the world. In 1998, PSHT organizers decided to expand their focus beyond theater arts in order to serve more artists in the Hmong community. PSHT changed its name to CHAT and expanded its reach into multiple disciplines – making it the first Hmong arts organization in the United States.
Center for Performance and Civic Practice
Portland, OR
The Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP) is a field-building resource that aims to make visible the power of the arts to demonstrably increase civic capacity. CPCP collaborates with artists and community/municipal organizations to develop best practice frameworks for innovative engagement and cross-sector partnership activity with a focus on field-to-field translation, collaboration and co-design skills.
Center for Rural Arts Development and Leadership Education
Bakersville, NC
Help in creating sustainable, participatory arts organizations in small and rural communities.
Center for Rural Strategies
Whitesburg, KY
The Center for Rural Strategies is a public-spirited communications organization that seeks to improve rural life by increasing public understanding about the importance and value of rural communities. Our goals are to use media strategically to reframe the broad public discourse that defines rural communities, and to create an environment in which positive changes can occur. The Center for Rural Strategies helps communities and nonprofit organizations incorporate media and communications into their work in support of strategic goals.
Center for the Study of Art and Community
Bainbridge Island, WA
The Center for the Study of Art & Community (CSA&C) works with clients to develop arts-based partnerships that address the following question: How can the arts help build caring, capable, and sustainable communities? We believe the arts can only flourish when the power of the creative process becomes a vital and accepted part of all aspects of community life. At a time when many of our most valued cultural institutions are at risk, CSA&C is working to establish new working relationships between the arts and the broader community.
Center for the Theater Commons
Boston, MA
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 theater is for everyone. KNOWLEDGE PLATFORMS Convenings: Two-day meetings bringing together leaders in the field of new play development to discuss pressing field-wide issues. Previous convening topic areas include: diversity, Black playwrights, devised work, the non-profit-commercial intersection, and the literary office.
Central Florida Composers Forum
Winter Park, FL
Founded in 2011, the Central Florida Composers Forum is an organization of composers and new music practitioners dedicated to engaging the creative and larger community of Central Florida through the promotion of original and innovative music programming. Central Florida Composers Forum strives to be part of a larger cultural conversation where the musical, visual and other performing arts connect with audiences, foster vital collaborations, and produce multidisciplinary performances.
Chenango County Council of the Arts
Norwich, NY
To develop, promote, enhance and increase community arts and cultural programs in Broome County and Chenango County through a regranting of funds allocated to the CCCA from NYSCA; to support a wide range of professional and avocational arts and cultural events that creatively reflect the unique qualities and resources of these communities; to support the work of Broom and Chenango Counties individual artists through sponsoring organizations; to reach as many communities throughout Broome and Chenango Counties as possible.