Attitudes, motivation (values, aspirations)

Battery Dance employed a pre and post program participant survey to assess its program, Dancing to Connect - Iraq. In doing so, the dance company and the program participants explored areas of self-expression, attitude and perception changes, and...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Beertown is a live-performance, guided in part by audience participation and feedback.  The attached evaluation tools and results give insight into dog & pony dc’s evaluative approach, guided by Beertown director, Rachel Grossman.  Survey...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Porch Light (an initiative of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services) Powerpoint presented at the Animating Democracy/Americans...
Last Updated: August 23, 2013
Folk arts include a constellation of artistic activities and cultural expressions in community life that are informal, often popular in orientation, amateur, voluntary, and occurring in myriad social contexts. As expressions of deep cultural...
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
Open space documentary is an emerging framework for community-based media. Intentional participatory media experiments are proliferating across rapidly developing and evolving distribution platforms.
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
A May 22 Funder Exchange on Evaluating Arts & Social Impact, presented by Americans for the Arts’ Animating Democracy program and hosted by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, brought together funders, evaluation professionals, and arts...
Last Updated: September 20, 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
The CivicLab is a space for educators, activists and practitioners of grassroots democracy to meet, do research, teach and build tools for accelerating civic engagement and community improvement projects. One of its major projects in 2013 was the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
For over a decade allgo has successfully developed cutting-edge programming that engages community members on a number of issues through the arts. ALLGO's Cultural Arts Program is committed to nurturing and exploring queer people of color aesthetics...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Reel Actions serves to provide a platform for education, advocacy, discussion and social action through provocative story-telling by way of film screenings, art events and a variety of other artistic collaborations. Film, art and other forms of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Democracy is founded on robust dialogue, but somewhere along the line, politics replaced sex as the one thing in America we don’t discuss in mixed company – even amongst friends and family. Bring it to the Table is a participatory online platform,...
Last Updated: August 14, 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
"Life Sentence" is a collection of songs based on the wrongful conviction of Clarence Harrison. Written by Melanie Hammet and Ben Holst, this music is currently available as a performance by Melanie, Ben, and Clarence Harrison, en route to becoming...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange’s Shipyard Project explored memories and issues – historic and contemporary – of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and their significance to the lives of people in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Music Hall of Portsmouth,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Not a Cornfield project transformed an industrial brownfield site in Los Angeles into a living sculpture in the form of a field of corn for one agricultural cycle. The art piece redeemed a lost but fertile ground, transforming what was left from...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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