Economic and Community Development

Mosque Alert tells the story of two suburban American families living in Naperville, IL -one Christian, the other Muslim- who find their lives torn apart by a proposal to build a new mosque in their community. Silk Road Rising and playwright Jamil...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Asian Women Giving Circle is a group of women pooling and raising resources to support Asian American serving, Asian American women-led social change organizations in New York City's underserved communities.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Feral Arts is a cultural development company working in digital media. We work with communities and other partners to make better use of their cultural assets--stories, histories, networks--enhancing their creativity and sustainability. Feral Arts...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our Vision: The Orange County Arts Council envisions a community that supports the arts and appreciates how the arts enrich human experience and illuminate the human condition. Our Mission: To strengthen the arts in Orange County by providing...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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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
The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts incubates projects that sustain artists at every point in their creative development through strategic partnerships that capitalize on visionary thinking in the arts.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) is an after-school program, modeled on a traditional apprenticeship, in which teens create public art for community-based organizations, working in Groundswell's studio with a particular emphasis on...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I work intermodally and interdisciplinary in the arts. I'm focused on participation in social practice; the space that ignites and diverges when people come together in union with the intent to be critically creative in order to resolve some common...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I Wish This Was is an interactive public art project that invites residents to provide civic input on-site. Fill-in-the-blank stickers are posted on vacant storefronts and beyond as a low-barrier tool for people to have a voice in shaping the future...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) funds and encourages grassroots social change in Central Appalachia. ACF works to build a sustainable base of resources to support community-led organizations seeking to overcome and address issues of race,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) creates performance work that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty. LAPD is committed to creating high-quality, challenging performances...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Allison Orr is the founder and artistic director of Forklift Danceworks, a dance company based in Austin, Texas.  Defying easy description, Orr’s work challenges audiences to expand notions of dance and performer while posing the question: who and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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