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Christensen Fund
San Francisco, CA
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 biodiverse world infused with artistic expression and work to secure ways of life and landscapes that are beautiful, bountiful and resilient. The Fund pursues this mission through place-based work in regions chosen for their potential to withstand and recover from the global erosion of diversity.
Cindy Rosenberg
Marriottsville, MD
Playing the cello/classical music can be perceived as elitist. My goal, as an individual artist, as a member of Mosaic, and as a member of the greater community of Baltimore, is to break down those barriers, whether through concerts for populations who do not as a rule experience live music, teaching children who may not otherwise be exposed to playing an instrument, or our school shows that combine music and academics.
Citizens Planning & Housing Association, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
CPHA trains citizens to be leaders and advocates for change. Our mission is to bring about a healthy, inclusive Baltimore by bringing together people and neighborhoods to create innovative solutions to challenging, community-wide problems; empowering citizens with information and skills for advocacy and organizing; and championing solutions through legislative and policy reforms. CPHA is the catalyst for civic action to bring about a healthy, inclusive Baltimore, with economically vibrant communities and opportunities for all people.
City Council Meeting
City Council Meeting is a four-city performance project in partnership with Mallory Catlett, Jim Findlay, and Aaron Landsman. Premiered in 2012 and now in San Francisco summer of 2014, City Council Meeting is described as “performed participatory democracy.” The piece incorporates audience participation into the performance for a collaborative exploration of the poetry in bureaucracy, and the power and comedy of government procedure. Drama and role playing create a stage for dialogue about community issues.
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
Atlanta, GA
The Office of Cultural Affairs aims to enhance Atlanta's reputation as a cultural destination. The OCA supports programs that educate and expose the public to a rich and diverse range of cultural expressions through a variety of initiatives.
City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
Dallas, TX
The Office of Cultural Affairs works to enhance the vitality of the City and the quality of life for all Dallas citizens by creating an environment wherein arts and cultural organizations thrive and people of all ages enjoy opportunities for creative expression and the celebration of our community's multicultural heritage. The office’s mission is to establish a cultural system that ensures ALL Dallas citizens and visitors have an opportunity to experience the finest in arts and culture.
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Los Angeles, CA
The goal of the Department of Cultural Affairs is to enhance the quality of life for Los Angeles' residents and visitors. The Department accomplishes this goal by generating and supporting high quality arts and cultural experiences. The department ensures access to those experiences through grant making, marketing, development, communication, and building relationships with our community partners. The department’s challenge is to be a catalyst for the delivery of art, culture, and heritage to every neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles.
City of Minneapolis, Division of Cultural Affairs
Minneapolis, MN
The Division's mission is to strengthen the arts and enrich cultural life in Minneapolis. Its goals are to foster development of the arts; stimulate participation in and appreciation of the arts by all city residents; encourage cooperation and coordination between artists and the various arts; seek financial support for the arts; act as an advocate for the arts before private and public agencies; advise the city council with respect to arts related matters; strive for high standards of quality in the arts; and represent the arts whenever possible.
City of New Haven Department of Cultural Affairs
New Haven, CT
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.
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Philadelphia, PA
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. In its first 25 years, the Mural Arts Program has created more than 3,000 murals that have become an integral part of Philadelphia’s landscape. The Mural Arts Program works with more than 100 communities each year to create murals that reflect the culture of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.
City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission
Reno, NV
The mission of the Commission is to secure, advocate and fund excellence in the arts.
City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs
San Antonio, TX
The City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affair’s mission is to provide leadership and support for arts organizations and individual artists, improving the quality of life for San Antonio citizens and visitors alike. OCA's vision is to be the recognized public agency leading the San Antonio creative environment.
City of San Diego, Commission for Arts and Culture
San Diego, CA
The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture vitalizes the city by supporting the region's cultural assets, integrating arts and culture into community life and showcasing San Diego as an international tourist destination.
City of Savannah Cultural Affairs
Savannah, GA
The mission of the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs is to nurture excellence and diversity to improve the social fabric and quality of life for Savannah’s citizens, regardless of income, education, disabilities, or ethnicity; to provide leadership in fostering programs that educate and expose citizens to a rich and diverse range of cultural expressions; to support artistic programs that celebrate creativity, create educational opportunities, encourage economic growth and enhance Savannah’s reputation as a cultural destination.
City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Seattle, WA
The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in Seattle.
City of Wichita, Division of Arts and Cultural Services
Wichita, KS
The City of Wichita strives to encourage and provide financial support to arts and cultural organizations that demonstrate and document excellence in quality artistic programs, professional artistic and administrative staffing, financial stability and their contribution to the community at large.
Civic Art Program - Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles , CA
In December 2004, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the County's first Civic Art Policy which allocates one percent of design and construction costs on new County capital projects to a Civic Art Special Fund.  Civic art dollars are flexible and, in most cases, may be pooled.  The policy is structured to allow for integrated permanent public art enhancements, temporary art commissions, restoration of historic artworks, and the creation of cultural spaces or activities.
Civic Center
New Orleans, LA
Civic Center is a creative studio based in New Orleans that works to make cities more comfortable for people. Founded by Candy Chang and James A. Reeves in 2010, Civic Center blends art, design, education, research, and urban planning to create spaces and tools that help people navigate their cities and improve their communities. We believe that public spaces should inspire conversation, make the machinery of the city more accessible, and restore a sense of dignity to the public realm.
Clay Pots... A Place to Grow
Baltimore, MD
Clay Pots is a neighorhood center with an emerging artist gallery, a free coffeehouse, a GED and literacy program and more! Clay Pots is a neighborhood center in West Baltimore that provides safe space where people experience growth through education, art, health and wellness, and community connection. Clay Pots runs a GED program, operates a free coffeehouse with an emerging artist gallery, and provides other educational opportunities such as computer classes and basic Spanish.