Democracy/Civic Participation

The Crossroads Charlotte project began in 2001 when the town of Charlotte, North Carolina participated in a national survey on social capital. The survey found that the community had high levels of faith-based involvement and philanthropy, but...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Silk Road Rising’s Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness (24 min., 8 sec.), directed by Jamil Khoury and Stephen Combs, is a documentary film dedicated to a vision of whiteness that is anti-racist and rooted in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Mission is to ignite and support youth voice, infusing the community with the unique perspectives of young people. Has been a primary supporter of the Finding Voice project, also supported by the Tucson Pima Arts Council, as well as VOICES, Arts in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Institute for Art and Civic Engagement, a program of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) in Boston in partnership with Tisch College and the Museum of Fine Arts, serves as a catalyst for the development of creative ideas, programs,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is the nation's only museum devoted to the Asian Pacific American experience. It is dedicated to immersing people in uniquely American stories. Located in Seattle's Chinatown-...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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 McCormick Foundation support youth media groups that help teach teenagers skills in media production and journalism, support and encourage youth voice, and help broader society by making us more aware of the issues and concerns of young people.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
For its founders, Tamejavi symbolizes the remembrance of a public space in which a community gathers together to exchange goods, produce, crafts, important news, and to celebrate seasonal events. It brings to mind the place where community members...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Hip Hop Caucus Education Fund's mission is to foster civic engagement among young people of color on issues of social and economic justice, human rights, the environment, and international peace, so they can attain increased opportunities for...
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
The Washington State Arts Commission cultivates a thriving environment for creative expression and appreciation for the arts for the benefit of all.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The State of Things was first performed in the spring of 2006 on the 3rd anniversary of the Iraq war. On September 1st, 2008 in collaboration with Northern Lights as part of the UnConvention, Ligorano/Reese recreated The State of Thing’s Democracy...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
My Daily Constitution started as a public art project by Linda Pollack, as her contribution in the exhibition “Democracy When?” at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Hollywood in May, 2002. It was a response to the political and cultural...
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
Civic Center is a creative studio based in New Orleans that works to make cities more comfortable for people. Founded by Candy Chang and James A. Reeves in 2010, Civic Center blends art, design, education, research, and urban planning to create...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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