Economic and Community Development

The Center for Rural Strategies is a public-spirited communications organization that seeks to improve rural life by increasing public understanding about the importance and value of rural communities. Our goals are to use media strategically to...
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
Sojourn Theatre’s 2010 project On the Table is a participatory performance that bridged two Oregon communities, one urban (Portland), one rural (Mollala) with the aim to shift people’s attitudes about the places where they live. The performance...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Thirty-four artists were invited to create innovative and engaging artwork after a stimulating discussion on social and economic inequality, wealth distribution, and what is so taxing about taxation. Some chose to explore how to visualize analytical...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Inspired by unprecedented demographic urban changes, an expansion in the immigrant and refugee communities, and growth in high density urban living juxtaposed with the devastation of rising home foreclosures, in 2006 OverExposure undertook “What’s...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Nicole A. Martinell, Deep Vision Dance Company, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing high quality choreographic works in the Baltimore/DC area while creating a home for dancers, collaborating...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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
The Arts Council of Fairfax County offers grant programs for arts organizations and for individual artists. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has established a community funding pool for arts and cultural organizations serving citizens of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Beth Grossman is a socio-political artist, who sees the visual as a way to create community dialog. Her art is a comfortable point of entry into the ongoing dialog about ‘correct’ history, the life-shaping force of religion and the power of social...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Sarah Doherty is an artist whose work explores the intersections of art, architecture, urban spaces and technology through installation art and urban intervention projects. Installation works have combined sculptural materials, with video, computer...
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
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 Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is dedicated to making Baltimore a creative and vibrant city in which to live, work and play.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Through the Art & Soul project, Starksboro has begun a process of identifying and protecting the people, places, and traditions that citizens treasure and that connect them to one another and to their town. The arts and storytelling will be used...
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

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