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Art Matters Inc.
New York, NY
Art Matters is a foundation created to assist artists who make work intended to break ground aesthetically and socially. Support is provided to encourage exploration of issues and ideas; experimentation in visual arts, media, and performance; and presentation of new art.
Art of Action
Montpelier, VT
Produced and delivered by the Vermont Arts Council in collaboration with philanthropists Lyman Orton and Janice Izzi, the Art of Action project commissioned visual artists to create suites of artwork that addressed issues identified by Vermonters as essential to their state’s future. Informed by research conducted by the Council on the Future of Vermont (CFV), the artwork created for Art of Action was designed to inspire Vermonters to attain their vision for the state’s social, cultural, and political landscapes.
Art of the Vote
Minneapolis, MN
“Art of the Vote” is a series of photographs which used civic engagement as its theme to record voter registration initiatives in the 2004 national election. Partnering with National Voice, a national voter registration initiative, over the summer, students created a series of photographs which National Voice used as promotion on its website. Exhibitions of the work were held at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Art with a Heart
Baltimore, MD
Art with a Heart's mission is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art. Art with a Heart brings its 7,100 visual art programs to abused, neglected and abandoned children; homeless people; battered women and their children; pregnant adolescents; mentally and physically disabled adults; low-income senior citizens; elementary, middle, and high school students; youth in after-school programs; and children receiving long-term health care.
Art Works for Change
Oakland, CA
Art Works for Change was established in 2008 to expand upon the efforts of a team of  of dedicated artists and social change leaders that, since 2005, had produced a series of acclaimed traveling museum exhibitions focused on social and environmental themes. Art Works for Change was founded by Randy Jayne Rosenberg, who brings more than 30 years of experience both as an artist as well as a curator for a wide range of corporate, health care, government, and institutional art collections and exhibitions.
Art, Drugs, and Community Intervention
Los Angeles, CA
Working with the The Robert F. Kennedy Performance Project and continuing its powerful alliance with the LKLP Head Start Program, The Los Angeles Poverty Department works to address substance abuse in Skid Row by re-creating Robert Kennedy’s 1968 “war on poverty” tour in the course of a four-day, 200-mile series of events focused on historic and current issues and social policy.
Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere
Los Angeles, CA
The Master of Public Art Studies Program: Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere at University of Southern California's Roski School of Fine Arts is a unique platform to research art, architecture and other modes of cultural production, as well as models of curatorial practice/exhibition making, in relation to the material/social conditions of public space.
Baltimore, MD
ARTblocks helps Baltimore communities grow an organized plan for transforming the spaces around them into safer, more artful, and livable places that connect people to the environments in which they live. Beautiful solutions grow out of a plan created in workshops with ARTblocks, artists, and citizens. ARTblock presents solutions to the Department of Transportation, City leaders, and investors, who work with the organization to implement the vision.
Arte es Vida
San Antonio, TX
Arte Es Vida is an ongoing program of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center that addresses issues of cultural equity and democracy and examines “the role of artistic and cultural expression in a society that inherits the deep wounds, economic and political disparities, and continuing practices of injustice that are the legacy of cultural domination in the United States.” It explores cultural grounding–the concept that a strong sense of selfhood and identity, rooted in creative expression and cultural practice, is necessary to empower marginalized communities and individuals to participate
Arte Sana
Dripping Springs, TX
By providing services to improve the quality of life of survivors of gender violence and racism, Arte Sana strives to prevent violence in our communities. Arte Sana believes in the intrinsic healing power of art and culture and that violence risk reduction programs and services must be culturally competent and linguistically appropriate.
ARTEFACTING is a 501 (c)3 non-profit urban regeneration initiative that creates and curates public art projects as a vehicle to vitalize culture and stimulate social cohesion & capital. We facilitate and create inclusive cultural productions in communities worldwide. Participants and collaborators are brought together to construct a dialogue of progress and identify commonalities through a creative process that aims to build social capital and social cohesion; conditions that revitalize and regenerate. 
Artful Life
Albuquerque, NM
Artful Life projects transform communities through the beauty and power of collaborative art.  Professional artists and residents of underserved communities work together over months and years to envision and co-create significant works of art.  Depending on the will of the community, the art can be visual, written, photographic, performance, film (etc.) and often includes the transformation of neighborhood places .
Artist Boat
Galveston, TX
Artist Boat's mission is to promote awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts.
Artist Trust
Seattle, WA
Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. To accomplish its mission, Artist Trust raises funds from an array of sources in order to give individual financial grants to artists, serve as a professional information resource for artists, and provide recognition and support for the contributions artists make to the lives of people of Washington State.
Artists First
Saint Louis, MO
Artists First fosters growth in individuals through creative self-expression. Artists First’s programs promote arts, inclusion, education and wellbeing for adults with disabilities, youth with and without disabilities, and Veterans. Individuals are offered a platform to grow through creative self-expression socially, intellectually and emotionally. The Adult Open Studio provides individuals with and without disabilities with a studio stocked with professional supplies and technical facilitation by professional artists.
Artists Project Earth
Banbury, AK
Artists Project Earth (APE) aims to create a better world by bringing the power of music and the arts to the 21st century. It supports effective projects and awareness raising initiatives to combat climate change and raise funds for natural disaster relief. APE has funded over 200 projects worldwide and provides research resources for organizations through its web site. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
Silver Spring, MD
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Youth of Nations: ArtMOVES is a program designed to bring Youth of Nations’ Arts' Projects to you! Whether you are an individual seeking private instruction or a group, such as a private institution (child or adult daycare or residential facility), a public or private school (grades K-12), a club or recreational group, or an organization serving exceptional needs or at-risk groups, we can present a tailored program of cultural enrichment through any and all art mediums.
ArtPlace America
ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) advances creative placemaking across the country, the practice of making arts and cultural projects central in place-based strategies to transform communities. To date, ArtPlace America has awarded 134 grants to 124 organizations in more than 79 communities across the U.S. for a total of $42.1 million. ArtPlace is a collaboration of thirteen national and regional foundations and six of the nation’s largest banks.
ArtRage Gallery
Syracuse, NY
ArtRage features five exhibitions each season (September-July) on social justice issues. We exhibit local, national and international artists and always include local artists and artists of color in each season. We exhibit women artists as often as or more often than we exhibit men. Exhibition-related community programs such as artist talks, educational presentations, film screenings, poetry readings and theatrical performances accompany each exhibition.