Democracy/Civic Participation

Open Engagement is a free annual conference on socially engaged art. Directed and founded by Jen Delos Reyes and planned in conjunction with the Art and Social Practice MFA program at Portland State University.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Leeway Foundation is Philadelphia-based independent foundation that supports individual women and transgender artists working toward individual and community transformation. The Foundation envisions a world where art is recognized as an...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Creative Capital supports groundbreaking artists in all disciplines whose work seeks to illuminate the world in which we live. Creative Capital considers artists entrepreneurs in the cultural arena, and has adapted venture capital concepts into its...
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
Wide Angle Youth Media is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides Baltimore youth with media education to tell their own stories and become engaged with their communities. Through quality after-school programming, in-school opportunities,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Linda Pollack studied economics at Penn State University, and art at the Vrije Akademie in The Hague and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, the Netherlands. She spent a decade in the lowlands, eventually combining her art practice with cultural...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
TWI supports processes and programs that help people to improve their thinking and decision making. TWI is especially interested in the use of cross-perspective dialogue to promote critical and collaborative thinking. TWI is explicitly process-...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In April 2002, Holler to the Hood began a collaboration among traditional Appalachian musicians and hip-hop musicians. The purpose is to bring two traditions together for a unique exchange and artistic exploration of two distinctly rooted traditions...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our Mission Forklift Danceworks celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary by creating original performances inspired by the movement of everyday life. By engaging a diverse body of participants and audience through its performances, outreach...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Split This Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
yearly festival of independent films with a special focus on human rights, social issues and the environment and including a Vermont Filmmakers showcase
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Tear Up the Front Page: Performance and Public Discussion combined statewide listening sessions in Wisconsin with the performance of a new play by Danielle Dresden focusing on media issues and the challenges faced by reporters in our contemporary...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
HeadCount is a nonpartisan organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy by registering voters at concerts and making civic participation part of the live music experience. HeadCount also presents advocacy campaigns on...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Project Cabrini Green is a public art installation addressing the demolition of the last high-rise of the Cabrini-Green housing development. The Project, led by the artist Jan Tichy and developed together with Efrat Appel, was created in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Communities across the country use PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, as a springboard to find ways to prevent hate crimes and anti-immigrant violence. The film tells the story of residents of a Long Island village taking...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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