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Theater of War is a project of Outside the Wire, a company that uses theater and other media to analyze and confront the social issues of various communities. Combat-related physical and psychological issues are not easy topics to approach with the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The musical voice of Arab America in the Bay Area is ASWAT, the Arabic Music Ensemble sponsored by Zawaya. True to Zawaya’s commitment to pluralism and inclusion, Aswat is a multi-ethnic and multi-racial music ensemble that reaches out to the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Split This Rock Poetry Festival explores and celebrates the many ways that poetry can act as an agent for change: reaching across differences, considering personal and social responsibility, asserting the centrality of the right to free speech,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space. Originally created on an abandoned house in Candy's neighborhood in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, the project has...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Zion Canyon Song Cycle is the result of a lively blend of civic dialogue, creativity, oral history, participatory democracy, and music. The Cycle is comprised of sixteen original songs that celebrate the history, community preoccupations, and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Pacific Symphony’s Frieda Belinfante Class Act program, initiated in 1993, is a comprehensive symphony education partnership between the Symphony and 30 elementary schools throughout Orange County.  The program introduces over 16,000 students and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Tess Anne Sarbutt uses sculptural installation and video art to examine the loss of children through exceptional circumstances. Losses can manifest differently depending on the circumstances e.g. war, or cultural expectations e.g. gendercide. Her...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Center for Rural Strategies produced, as part of the Rural Desk News Initiative, video news pieces about issues that face today's rural Americans. The videos were distributed for free to local television stations across the country, so that they...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Wide Angle Youth Media is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides Baltimore youth with media education to tell their own stories and become engaged with their communities. Through quality after-school programming, in-school opportunities,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Community Visions teaches documentary videomaking skills to members of community organizations in Philadelphia, Chester, and Camden. Community Visions is a part of Scribe's mission to explore, develop and advance the use of video, film, audio and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
WHAT DO YOU DO? is an interview-theatre project in Baltimore, MD. The title question can be hard to answer for people who are unemployed, underemployed, or pursuing an unpaid passion while working another gig for pay.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Democratic Vistas Profiles: Essays in the Arts and Democracy is a series of literary profiles featuring artists and arts leaders who live and work at the intersection of the arts and democratic life. Democratic Vistas set out to find great writers...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
With the cities of Evanston & Chicago, Illinois, Hartford, Connecticut, and Portland, Oregon as lenses, BUILT explored the changing United States city, and the challenges of housing, infrastructure, neighborhood cohesion, and equity all present...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Exit 12 Dance Company focuses on nonverbal communication to bridge communities and healing through creative expression and has choreographed several productions about the issues faced by service members and their families. Roman Baca, a professional...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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