Capacity (social capital, skills, practice, resources)

For its founders, Tamejavi symbolizes the remembrance of a public space in which a community gathers together to exchange goods, produce, crafts, important news, and to celebrate seasonal events. It brings to mind the place where community members...
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
The MFA in Community Arts (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, or to teach at the post-secondary level. The curriculum provides students with a grounding in theory and practice, while...
Last Updated: August 14, 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
The TIF Illumination Project (http://www.tifreports.com), which uses data mining, graphic visualization and community organizing to investigate and explain TIFs on a ward-by-ward basis in a wholly new and user friendly way. We helped organize and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) is Imagining America’s network of, and fellowship program for, early career publicly engaged scholars in the arts, humanities, and design. PAGE broadens notions of scholarship and professionalization within...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Creative Time's work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression.Creative Time commissions, produces, and presents art that engages...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Penelope Project uses the story of Penelope from Homer’s Odyssey to engage an entire long term care community in the creative process. Its goal was to improve the quality of life of people who live, work, and visit in a long term care setting...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Regional Arts Commission was founded in 1985 to promote, encourage, and foster the arts and cultural institutions in St. Louis City and County and to contribute to the economic development of the area through a strong presence of the arts. The...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
New Muslim Cool is a powerful documentary by filmmaker Jennifer Taylor that tells the story of Hamza Pérez, a young Puerto Rican hip hop artist who converted to Islam at age 21, pulling himself off the streets to become a community activist and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: September 22, 2014
Creative Forces uses the transformative power of the arts to stimulate positive energy, ideas, and information among children, youth, and families in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Area and beyond. The model program of the Crossroads Institute...
Last Updated: February 13, 2015
The Asian Arts Initiative hosts a series of ongoing yearly youth workshops. By providing art-making opportunities and a safe space for Asian American teens, we hope that teens will have a chance to explore and express their experiences and connect...
Last Updated: February 13, 2015
The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) is a 41-year old artist service organization dedicated to building a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives. Across its history, CAC has an impressive legacy of working directly with and...
Last Updated: March 3, 2015

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