Democracy/Civic Participation

In 2003, the City Council of Iowa City endorsed the concept of providing funding for expansion of the Iowa City Public Art program into the neighborhoods of the city. The program, directed to the city's geographically defined neighborhoods, provides...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Heidi Duckler is the Artistic Director and founder of Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre. Since its inception in 1985, she has choreographed more than 60 original dance works at unique sites in Hong Kong, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Portland, Oregon and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Lee Lee attained her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has spent time in over 40 countries. These experiences have led her to develop a wide range of painting styles in response to the diverse conditions of our world. Her work is...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
There are lots of examples of digital storytelling being applied to cultural and social challenges: working with communities, documenting projects, gathering stories, and celebrating events. Often, however, these initiatives are one-offs and lacking...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
On the Commons (OTC) is a commons movement strategy center founded in 2001. Our purpose is to activate the emergence of a commons-based society by:
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Living News at the National Constitution Center is a live, theatrical performance that introduces controversial constitutional issues to students and encourages them to explore their points of view on timely issues. Three actors present current...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Kentucky Foundation for Women supports feminists that that are advancing social change.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
home land security was a community arts performance project in response to September 11th created and directed by Marty Pottenger and commissioned by the Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland, ME. The goal of home land security was to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
  Occupy the Stage is a branch of Occupy NOLA that is dedicated to artists and artisans. We are committed to the belief that the arts and skilled trades are sacred. They belong to the people and are immune to censorship, gentrification, taxation or...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Center for Arts Policy (CAP) at Columbia College Chicago evolved from a series of forums (“Democratic Vistas”) that began in 1994, emerging from a concern about the ways the arts had become a political football in the country’s “culture wars.”...
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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...
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The Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ (ACTA’s) mission is to “ensure that California’s future holds California’s past.” ACTA is a statewide nonprofit organization that promotes and supports ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and...
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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...
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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.
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The mission of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to support and promote community, interactive art and civic participation. For our purposes, interactive art means art that generates social participation. The process whereby this art is created, the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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