History/Memorialization

In October 2005, Artmakers Inc. completed its 3,300 square foot mural When Women Pursue Justice. When Women Pursue Justice celebrates 90 women who led or participated in movements for social change in the United States over the past 150 years....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
From 1986 – 2004, Lily Yeh served as the co-founder, executive director, and lead artist of The Village of Arts and Humanities, a non-profit organization with the mission to build community through art, learning, land transformation and economic...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I'm a long time activist and educator who has criss-crossed the arts, community development and civic engagement spaces since 1990. I was a Shakespearean actor in the early 1980s and then became a theater producer and then, as a result of the attack...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. UBW does this from a woman-centered perspective and as...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The musical voice of Arab America in the Bay Area is ASWAT, the Arabic Music Ensemble sponsored by Zawaya. True to Zawaya’s commitment to pluralism and inclusion, Aswat is a multi-ethnic and multi-racial music ensemble that reaches out to the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Recognizing that creativity and beauty are powerful agents for healing and change, Barefoot Artists works with poor communities around the globe practicing the arts to bring healing, self-empowerment and social change. Barefoot Artists brings the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Gwylene GALLIMARD & Jean-Marie MAUCLET have worked for forty years independently and collaboratively in the field of visual arts in France, Canada and the States, receiving support from the Ministères De La Culture (Canada and France), the SC...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The NAMES Project Foundation is the custodian of The AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. As such, it seeks to preserve, care for, and use The AIDS Memorial Quilt in order to foster healing, heighten...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Over the course of three Sundays in Fall 2011, the Asian American Arts Alliance (a4) will host Call & Response, a series of three events commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and announcing a4’s Locating the Sacred festival slated for fall...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I want to facilitate art-making that changes lives and builds community. I believe that quality of life is enhanced by making things, not consuming them. I want to prioritize /privilege women’s stories to examine and strengthen matrifocal aspects of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Confluence Project was initiated in 2000 out of the course of community discussions about how to grant recognition to the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The project was envisioned as a means to evoke the history of the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Communities across the country use PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, as a springboard to find ways to prevent hate crimes and anti-immigrant violence. The film tells the story of residents of a Long Island village taking...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Battery Dance Company connects the world through dance. We pursue artistic excellence and social relevance by creating vibrant new works, performing on the world’s stages, presenting dance in public spaces, serving the field of dance and teaching...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Funeral for a Home commemorates the slow decline and gradual rebirth of Philadelphia’s housing stock and the lives these homes contain. Arranged by Temple Contemporary at Temple University's Tyler School of Art, Funeral for a Home aims to bring the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
As distinctive and dynamic as the city it calls home, Ballet Austin welcomes people near and far to participate in its "classically innovative" vision for the democratization of dance. From their bustling, urban headquarters at the Butler Dance...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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