Democracy/Civic Participation

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 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
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
A founding member of Alternate ROOTS, a service organization for community-based artists in the South, deNobriga served as ROOTS' executive director and planning/development director for ten years. A current board member of Alternate ROOTS,...
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
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
  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
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
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
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
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
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
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
CPHA trains citizens to be leaders and advocates for change. Our mission is to bring about a healthy, inclusive Baltimore by bringing together people and neighborhoods to create innovative solutions to challenging, community-wide problems;...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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