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New York, NY
Abundance by Marty Pottenger is a community arts performance project gathering stories and exploring ways that people of different classes, races, and ages negotiate economics in their daily lives. The heart of Abundance is nationwide interviews with billionaires and minimum wage workers coupled with a year-long New York-based civic dialogue group that includes undocumented workers and millionaires.
Barrington, RI
ActALIVE is an acronym for Arts for Creative Transformation: Activism, Lifeline, Inspiration, Vision, Education. It is an international coalition of organizations and individuals who use the arts and media to address HIV/AIDS and other human development challenges. ActALIVE seeks to create a forum for information sharing, collaborations, and advocacy.
Active Voice
San Francisco, CA
Active Voice uses film, television and multimedia to spark social change from grassroots to grass tops. A team of strategic communications specialists works with mediamakers, funders, advocates and thought leaders to put a human face on the issues of our times. Active Voice frames and beta-tests key messages, develops national and local partnerships, plans and executes high profile, outcome-oriented events, repurposes digital content for web and viral distribution, produces ancillary and educational resources, and consults with industry and sector leaders.
Activist Songbook
Activist Songbook is a collection of 53 songs and raps to counteract hate and energize movements. The material is based on interviews of Asian American, immigrant and refugee organizers. The project began in Lenapehoking (Philadelphia) and continues in different cities with interviews, workshops and performances through the next United States.
Adelina Anthony
San Antonio, TX
ADELINA ANTHONY is a Xicana-Indígena lesbian multi-disciplinary artist, hailing originally from San Antonio, Tejas. The themes in her works address colonization, feminism, trauma, memory, gender, race/ ethnicity, sexuality, in/migration, health, land/environment, and issues generally affecting the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/two-spirited communities.
New York, NY
Adopted reveals the grit rather than the glamor of transracial adoption. First-time director Barb Lee goes deep into the intimate lives of two well-meaning families and shows the subtle challenges they face. One family is just beginning the process of adopting a baby from China and is filled with hope and possibility. The other family’s adopted Korean daughter is now 32 years old. Prompted by her adoptive mother’s terminal illness, she tries to create the bond they never had. The results are riveting, unpredictable and telling.
Aepoch Fund
Berkeley, CA
Started in 2006, Aepoch Fund is a non-profit organization providing funding, fiscal sponsorship and other resources to people, organizations and movements around the world engaged in transformational work to create the conditions for all people and the planet to thrive.  The Fund sees and supports the powerful role that artists, healers, and activists play in linking ecological, cultural, economic, and social issues to create viable solutions to our most complex and pressing challenges.
Agents & Assets
Los Angeles, CA
An investigation into the advent of the U.S. crack epidemic, Agents & Assets was originally developed and performed in Los Angeles in 2001. In 2002, it was remounted in Detroit, recast for the audience with a combination of LAPD members and Detroit residents from communities that had been heavily impacted by drugs and drug policy.
AKIMBO Dance Festival
Baltimore, MD
AKIMBO is an annual festival that showcases Baltimore's professional dance companies and movement artists, from more traditional dance to more experimental works. AKIMBO events are designed to build community between artists, audiences, and venues and to encourage ongoing relationships for future projects and collaborations. AKIMBO is as much about the journey between sites as it is about the experiences within. Audience members are encouraged to explore Station North and experience the neighborhood's rich architecture, culture, and community.
Akonadi Foundation
Oakland, CA
Since 2000, the Akonadi Foundation has been working to support and nurture a racial justice movement that can finally put an end to the structural racism that lies at the heart of social inequity in the United States.
Akonadi Foundation
Oakland, CA
The Akonadi Foundation has adopted a mission to support the development of a powerful social change movement to eliminate structural racism and create a racially-just society.
Albany Park Theater Project
Chicago, IL
Albany Park Theater Project is a multiethnic, youth theater ensemble that inspires people to envision a more just and beautiful world. APTP creates original theater that shares the real-life stories of urban teens, immigrants, and working-class Americans and enriches the cultural vitality and quality of life in the Albany Park neighborhood and Chicago. It does so by engaging youth as thoughtful and imaginative artists, launching teens on purposeful lives as adventurous dreamers and accomplished achievers.
Alive Inside Foundation
New York, NY
The Alive Inside Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding human connection. We use the power of music and story to create meaningful, shared connections aimed at healing a widening generation gap and inspiring a vibrant vision of aging for all.  OUR GOALS Create and facilitate educational programs and technologies that-  Cultivate empathy and connection between youth and elders, Support the use of Music as a vehicle of connection, Help reduce the overuse of antipsychotic drugs in elder care.  
ALL - Artist Led Learning in Higher Education
Funded by Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership K2(2018-2021)
All Ages Movement Project
Seattle, WA
All Ages Movement Project (AMP) is a network of 200 community-based organizations across the U.S. that connect young people through independent music and art. AMP is committed to making sure young people can access and participate in music scenes in their communities.
Allen County Common Threads Theater Project
Allen County, OH
The Allen County Common Threads Theater Project addressed issues of race, leadership, and water resources that divided public officials and residents of Ohio’s Allen County. The goal was to engage a large cross-section of both city and county residents and leaders in dialogue about issues of “trust among leaders” and “respecting differences.” The project revolved around an extended residency by Sojourn Theatre and its artistic director, Michael Rohd.
ALLGO (Austin Latina/Latino Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization)
Austin, TX
The Austin Latina/Latino Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization (ALLGO) envisions a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures. ALLGO works towards its vision through cultural arts, health and advocacy programming by: supporting artists and artistic expression within our diverse communities; promoting health within a wellness model; mobilizing and building coalitions among groups marginalized by race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation/sexual identity to enact change.
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Fresno, CA
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 into the future by providing advocacy, resources, and connections for folk and traditional artists and their communities.
Allied Media Conference
Detroit, MI
The Allied Media Conference (AMC) is an annual gathering of the grassroots media movement. The AMC brings together those working at the cutting edge of social justice-based independent film, radio, print, web, Hip Hop, and youth-based organizing. The Allied Media Conference features multimedia, hands-on workshops, panel discussions, caucus meetings, an expo area where organizations share their work, and some of the dopest spoken word and music performances that you will ever experience.
Allied Media Conference
Detroit, MI
The Allied Media Conference cultivates strategies for a more just and creative world. The conference brings people together to share tools and tactics for transforming our communities through media-based organizing. The AMC supports learning of all different kinds and at all different levels. The workshops are hands-on and participatory. Knowledge is passed horizontally rather than from the top down. We create media that exposes, investigates, resists, heals, builds confidence and radical hope, incites dialogue and debate.