Democracy/Civic Participation

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a strategy and action center working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America. Based in Oakland, California, we promote positive alternatives to violence and incarceration through our four cutting...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Rhodessa Jones is Co-Artistic Director of the San Francisco acclaimed performance company Cultural Odyssey. Jones is also the Founder and Director of the award winning Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, which is a performance workshop...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Can't Stop Won't Stop is a site that features the work of Jeff Chang, a writer of politics, culture, and the hip-hop movement. One of Chang's works is The Creativity Stimulus, which highlights the impact of the arts or creativity in promoting social...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Arts of Citizenship develops effective models of collaborative research that simultaneously advance faculty careers in the arts, humanities and design, and advance vital cultural and organizational agendas of community-based organizations.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Founded in 1992 and named in honor of the late philanthropist, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School is dedicated to serving as a catalyst for the discourse on the role of the arts in society and their relationship to the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization in St. Paul MN that cultivates vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to impact positive and sustained growth....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Public Arts and educational initiatives
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Barr Foundation is a private foundation committed to enhancing the quality of life for all of Boston’s residents. While our primary areas of emphasis are education and the environment, we also provide support to arts and cultural activities.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Finding Voice is an innovative literacy and visual arts program in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to helping refugee and immigrant youth in LEARN Center English Language Learner (ELL) classes at Catalina Magnet High School develop their literacy and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In response to the polarizing political divide in our country, artist Ariana Jacob is touring the United States, inviting conservative and libertarian people to talk with her about their own political perspectives. She seeks to gather a better...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in Seattle.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our Artists in Communities Training (ACT) Program is a professional development course designed to give artists facilitation and teaching skills needed in school and community settings. By providing a course that builds essential skills in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Jules Rochielle is a socially and politically engaged artist interested in innovative public practices and collaborations. She has held artist residencies at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions),Knowles West Media Center, Bristol UK and with...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Joyce Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in the Great Lakes region.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Muslim Voices of Philadelphia is a collaborative oral history media project that calls on all interested members of Islamic educational and cultural organizations to work with filmmakers and scholars to document the histories, practices, and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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