Democracy/Civic Participation

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In December 2006, Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) established our living room art series, an innovative approach designed to bring art directly into residential communities in Houston. The Living Room Art series was created by artist Oskar Sonnen...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement. Serving every student at Tufts University,...
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
Animating Democracy is a program of Americans for the Arts that works to inspire, inform, promote and connect arts as a contributor to community, civic, and social change.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Arizona Commission on the Arts supports the development and retention of statewide jobs in the arts, culture and education sectors; access to quality, vital arts and arts education opportunities for all Arizona citizens; increased economic...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Critical Encounters is a college-wide civic engagement initiative intended to synchronize conversations between the school and the community in an ongoing dialogue around a socially and culturally relevant central issue each academic year. Critical...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
We're a bunch of anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks. We have produced posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The goal of the Department of Cultural Affairs is to enhance the quality of life for Los Angeles' residents and visitors. The Department accomplishes this goal by generating and supporting high quality arts and cultural experiences. The department...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In 2001, the late poet Sekou Sundiata conceived The America Project as a shared contemplation of the United States' national identity, its power in the world, and its guiding mythologies. The project has encompassed a series of public engagement...
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 Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission's mission is to encourage participation and access to Dane County's arts, culture and local history resources and activities.
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
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
Our Mission Gen Why Media is a youth-led production group that collaborates across disciplines to create media, events, workshops, public art and intergenerational dialogues that engage society in new forms of public engagement.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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