Democracy/Civic Participation

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 Union Square Awards believes that grassroots activism strengthens local communities. The Awards identify activists, community organizers, advocates and service providers across New York City neighborhoods who were building organizations...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In the run-up to the 2008 presidential elections, Provisions Learning Project organized the public art project BrushFire, an arts initiative showcasing contemporary artists whose public projects engage crucial social issues. Taking place in highly...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Street Level Youth Media educates Chicago's urban youth in media arts and emerging technologies for use in self-expression, communication, and social change. Street Level's programs build critical thinking skills for young people who have been...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Portland Works employs artmaking as a catalyst to build enduring, authen­tic relationships which are essential to meeting the increasing challenges facing cities. Created in response to civic and social tensions between city employees, elected...
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
Negin has been named one of the 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post. She has written, directed, and appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, IFC, Nickelodeon, and PBS among others. Her arts-for-change work has included various satirical video campaigns on...
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
  The Red Poppy Art House is an artist-driven organization that offers an integral performance experience that empowers and transforms society through engaging communities in cultural and artistic initiatives. The Poppy seeks to develop and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties missions is to grow the arts industry as an industry in and of itself, through operational and project support for audience development, arts education and community development.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Dream City Vision 2020 is a grassroots, community-owned collaborative project that engages throughout the Pikes Peak region of Colorado in meaningful dialogue to create a brighter future for the region. The project seeks to promote civic engagement...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Battery Dance Company connects the world through dance. We pursue artistic excellence and social relevance by creating vibrant new works, performing on the world’s stages, presenting dance in public spaces, serving the field of dance and teaching...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Fire This Time Fund (FTT) is a five year old, all volunteer organized, independent giving circle. The group supports small-scale, creative social change projects initiated by local artists, educators and organizers who weave an analysis of racial,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
During the summer, Free Spirit Media partners with Umoja Student Development Corporation’s summer internship program, Community Builders (CB). Through the six-week internship, CB student interns create short documentaries that explore themes of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is an arts center that produces, preserves, and conducts educational programs about community-based public art works. SPARC espouses public art as an organizing tool for addressing contemporary...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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