Democracy/Civic Participation

Occupy the Stage is an interactive theatrical experience employing forum theater scenes to spark lively conversations and insightful critical analysis of complex issues of debt, the racial wealth gap, immigration and oppression of domestic workers...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In Seats of Power, artist and activist Beth Grossman invited ten public officials in Brisbane, California to immortalize their derrieres in the name of art and civic engagement. Asked to create an art exhibit to honor the opening of a new civic...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation is dedicated to promote the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures in all sectors of society through philanthropy and partnership, ensuring a path that benefits present...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Combat Paper Project uses artistic innovation to acknowledge the weight military uniforms carry. Instead of leaving uniforms—canvases of a different kind already covered in symbolism—to hang and gather dust at the back of a storage room, the project...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Bees have spent 10 years developing an innovative and story-based education strategy that we share through a variety of interactive, image-based picture-lectures and graphic workshops. We believe that art is a tool for popular analysis,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The St. Louis Regional Arts Commission's mission is to support, foster and encourage art and culture/artists in the STL region.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Littleglobe is a New Mexico-based organization consisting of a diverse team of seasoned artists, facilitators, and cultural workers devoted to building individual and community capacity through collaboration and creative engagement. Littleglobe...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Play Ball on Historic Downs Field was performed May 9th-11th, 2014 to an audience of over 1,500 people. Presented through a partnership between Forklift Danceworks and Austin's African American Cultural Heritage District, Play Ball premiered as part...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Increasingly, my creative work resides in the collaboration between artists (working in different mediums) and members of diverse communities. This work combines my belief and practice in a rigorous creative process that challenges traditional...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
HABEAS LOUNGE series are developed to be timely and relevant to the communities where they are based. The idea is to break away from the typical dynamics of the panel discussion and instead create a more fluid and inclusive atmosphere where candid...
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
From 1986 – 2004, Lily Yeh served as the co-founder, executive director, and lead artist of The Village of Arts and Humanities, a non-profit organization with the mission to build community through art, learning, land transformation and economic...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) funds and encourages grassroots social change in Central Appalachia. ACF works to build a sustainable base of resources to support community-led organizations seeking to overcome and address issues of race,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.
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

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