Democracy/Civic Participation

The mission of the Tennessee Arts Commission is that the citizens of Tennessee have access to and participate in the arts.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
There are lots of examples of digital storytelling being applied to cultural and social challenges: working with communities, documenting projects, gathering stories, and celebrating events. Often, however, these initiatives are one-offs and lacking...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Living News at the National Constitution Center is a live, theatrical performance that introduces controversial constitutional issues to students and encourages them to explore their points of view on timely issues. Three actors present current...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
City Council Meeting is a four-city performance project in partnership with Mallory Catlett, Jim Findlay, and Aaron Landsman. Premiered in 2012 and now in San Francisco summer of 2014, City Council Meeting is described as “performed participatory...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
OPeX studios is an architectural design company with a child centric focus on environments + products. As part of our practice we initiate public installations that serve as cultural experiments that explore alternate ways of unpacking + shaping "...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
home land security was a community arts performance project in response to September 11th created and directed by Marty Pottenger and commissioned by the Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland, ME. The goal of home land security was to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Center for Arts Policy (CAP) at Columbia College Chicago evolved from a series of forums (“Democratic Vistas”) that began in 1994, emerging from a concern about the ways the arts had become a political football in the country’s “culture wars.”...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Center for Hmong Arts & Talent (CHAT) grew out of Pom Siab Hmoob Theatre (PSHT), the first Hmong theatre company in the world. In 1998, PSHT organizers decided to expand their focus beyond theater arts in order to serve more artists in the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ (ACTA’s) mission is to “ensure that California’s future holds California’s past.” ACTA is a statewide nonprofit organization that promotes and supports ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our foundation's name refers to the narrow source of a river— the headwaters. The organizations we fund are small, but, very quickly, the work they do becomes a powerful, rushing current, working to wipe social injustice from the community. Unlike...
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The mission of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to support and promote community, interactive art and civic participation. For our purposes, interactive art means art that generates social participation. The process whereby this art is created, the...
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The Funding Exchange is a growing network of 16 public foundations and a national office that together grant nearly $15 million annually to grassroots organizations working for social, racial, economic and environmental justice around the country....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Portrait of America series initiates monumental, interactive public art exhibitions to engage communities in a constructive dialogue that triggers positive change. The exhibitions hold a mirror up to a community to reveal what is already there...
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On October12 and 13th, 2012, Creative Time coordinated their fourth annual summit: Confronting Inequity. The conference serves to advance the organization's mission of positioning the voices of artists at the center of  public discourse.  ...
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The Foundation supports the arts for their inherent value in deepening and enriching the quality of our lives, and in their capacity to enhance our awareness and understanding of one another, advance important social, humanistic, and educational...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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