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
1+1+1=ONE is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization that uses the methodology of Founder Rha Goddess's Arts Based Civic Transformation Model™ to empower individuals, communities, and societies in effecting positive social change. The aim of the...
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
In October 2005, Artmakers Inc. completed its 3,300 square foot mural When Women Pursue Justice. When Women Pursue Justice celebrates 90 women who led or participated in movements for social change in the United States over the past 150 years....
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
Justice Through Music (JTM) works with musicians and bands to organize, educate, and activate young people about the importance of civil rights, human rights, and voting. The goal is help eliminate political and social apathy. The JTM web site...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Kentucky Foundation for Women supports feminists that that are advancing social change.
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
  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
WHY DEMOCRACY? is a documentary project using film to initiate a global conversation about democracy. Democracy is arguably the greatest political buzzword of our time and is invoked by everyone, but what does it mean? Can it be defined, measured,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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
The Boston Women’s Fund supports community-based organizations run by women and girls in the Greater Boston area. We work with low-income women, women of color, lesbians, women with disabilities, older women, and girls who are working to create a...
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
Thousand Kites is an ongoing national storytelling project that uses performance, web, video, and radio to open a public space for incarcerated people, corrections officials, the formerly incarcerated, grassroots activists, and ordinary citizens to...
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

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