Economic and Community Development

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Broward County Commission's Cultural Division’s (BCD) mission is to enhance the community's cultural environment through the development of the arts. The Commission’s vision is to create a cutting-edge network of accessible cultural activities...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Jamestown Fine Arts Association (or The Arts Center) sole purpose is to enrich the Jamestown area community through the arts. The Arts Center is Jamestown, North Dakota's community center for all things artistic - whether you are a visual artist...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Vermont Arts Council was founded in 1964 on a simple and powerful premise: that the arts enrich lives, expand minds, and form a vital thread in the fabric of Vermont community life. The Council fosters classical, traditional, and emerging forms...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Animating Democracy is a program of Americans for the Arts that works to inspire, inform, promote and connect arts as a contributor to community, civic, and social change.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Bush Foundation wants to help shape vibrant communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and in the 23 sovereign tribal nations that share the same geography. They invest in courageous and effective leadership that significantly...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The 1920s building located at Garfield Boulevard and Prairie Avenue has been renovated for the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative. Envisioned by artist Theaster Gates, the Arts Incubator is a space for artist residencies, arts...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Sweet Home New Orleans (SHNO) supports individuals and organizations that perpetuate New Orleans' unique musical and cultural traditions. It provides services to artists that foster economic development and community revitalization. SHNO has helped...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The CBA is a not-for-profit association of professionals who are involved in all aspects of the community built field. The organization was formed in 1989 to provide network for such professionals and to offer information, education and training to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Face Up: Telling Stories of Community Life, a collaborative public art project in Durham, North Carolina, engaged more than 1,500 people in a series of events hosted between 2007 and 2009 that fostered new connections and dialogue, expanded...
Last Updated: September 22, 2014
ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) advances creative placemaking across the country, the practice of making arts and cultural projects central in place-based strategies to transform communities. To date, ArtPlace America has awarded 134 grants to 124...
Last Updated: September 22, 2014
The Youth Community Action Program (YCAP) develops youth leadership by providing popular political education to young people in Atlanta, creates alternative youth-run media programs, and organizes for local community power. The program addresses...
Last Updated: February 13, 2015
The Documentary History Project for Youth is an after-school, weekend, and summertime production workshop for middle and high school students. Up to 12 young people explore an aspect of the political, social, or cultural history of Philadelphia by...
Last Updated: February 13, 2015
Short video documentary about the impact of the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program on a family living in poverty in Baltimore.
Last Updated: February 13, 2015
The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) is a 41-year old artist service organization dedicated to building a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives. Across its history, CAC has an impressive legacy of working directly with and...
Last Updated: March 3, 2015

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