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Aids underserved youth in recovery from psychological trauma through art therapy and healing public art installations. Mental illness carries a stigma, especially in minority communities, many suffer in silent shame internalizing their emotions...
Last Updated: July 17, 2015
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Last Updated: October 28, 2015
What is American culture? While many countries long ago defined their culture and heritage, our culture is less easily described. A recent New York Times essay on identity raised thought-provoking questions about the diversity and fluidity of the...
Last Updated: December 2, 2015
Animating Democracy held its second Evaluators Circle (E-Circle) at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, inviting Los Angeles-based cultural leaders, researchers, and evaluators to share evaluation projects, findings and learning...
Last Updated: January 22, 2016
In 2016, Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, will develop EQUITY 360: Grantmaking, a suite of resources to inform and support grantmakers seeking to improve programs and evolve practices to create and sustain more equitable...
Last Updated: May 10, 2016
In it's 50th year, Imagination Theater's participatory learning experiences educate learners of all ages about social issues. In our performances spectators become "spect-actors," maximizing participation throughout the performance to affect the...
Last Updated: August 8, 2016
Saving Our Sons & Sisters International (SOSSI) is a 501c3 non-profit organization made up of “no excuse” lead- ers of integrity committed to making a difference in the lives of youth and adults, by transforming and improving their educational...
Last Updated: August 12, 2016
The Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities and the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education have joined together to establish a collaborative dedicated to arts education at Weber State University.  Through advocacy, research,...
Last Updated: October 19, 2016
The largest touring children’s theatre in Upstate New York and one of the largest in the country, The Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre reaches more than 100,000 students across the state through its curriculum based multi-discipline Sequential Dramatics...
Last Updated: October 26, 2016
Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Caldera, which each year mentors over 430 youth from Central Oregon and Portland....
Last Updated: November 15, 2016
Through words, all youth claim the power and hope to determine their future. Through the literary and performing arts, Southern Word offers creative solutions for youth to build literacy and presentation skills, reconnect to their education and to...
Last Updated: January 4, 2017
The Student Voices Campaign is a creative way for young people to make their voices heard in their school district, and learn about and impact school policymaking. Launched by the California Alliance for Arts Education, the Campaign invites students...
Last Updated: January 4, 2017
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the Museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring...
Last Updated: January 4, 2017
Words & Music is a curriculum-based lyric-writing program that: 1) Creates in-school educational opportunities that address Common Core standards in language arts and music and contribute to positive mental health outcomes for 9,000 Nashville...
Last Updated: January 4, 2017
Believing that art is for everyone, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art enriches individual lives and enhances the entire community by empowering diverse audiences to engage with works of art from many cultures and time period Founded in 1919, the Mabee-...
Last Updated: January 10, 2017

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