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City of San Diego, Commission for Arts and Culture
San Diego, CA
The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture vitalizes the city by supporting the region's cultural assets, integrating arts and culture into community life and showcasing San Diego as an international tourist destination.
City of Savannah Cultural Affairs
Savannah, GA
The mission of the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs is to nurture excellence and diversity to improve the social fabric and quality of life for Savannah’s citizens, regardless of income, education, disabilities, or ethnicity; to provide leadership in fostering programs that educate and expose citizens to a rich and diverse range of cultural expressions; to support artistic programs that celebrate creativity, create educational opportunities, encourage economic growth and enhance Savannah’s reputation as a cultural destination.
City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Seattle, WA
The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in Seattle.
City of Wichita, Division of Arts and Cultural Services
Wichita, KS
The City of Wichita strives to encourage and provide financial support to arts and cultural organizations that demonstrate and document excellence in quality artistic programs, professional artistic and administrative staffing, financial stability and their contribution to the community at large.
Civic Art Program - Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles , CA
In December 2004, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the County's first Civic Art Policy which allocates one percent of design and construction costs on new County capital projects to a Civic Art Special Fund.  Civic art dollars are flexible and, in most cases, may be pooled.  The policy is structured to allow for integrated permanent public art enhancements, temporary art commissions, restoration of historic artworks, and the creation of cultural spaces or activities.
Clay Pots... A Place to Grow
Baltimore, MD
Clay Pots is a neighorhood center with an emerging artist gallery, a free coffeehouse, a GED and literacy program and more! Clay Pots is a neighborhood center in West Baltimore that provides safe space where people experience growth through education, art, health and wellness, and community connection. Clay Pots runs a GED program, operates a free coffeehouse with an emerging artist gallery, and provides other educational opportunities such as computer classes and basic Spanish.
Clemmons Family Farm, Inc.
Charlotte, VT
The Clemmons Family Farm uses creative placemaking and mobilizes the power of African-American and African diaspora people, arts, culture and history to foster loving and supportive multicultural communities in Vermont. Through our network of more than 150 collaborating artists of African descent throughout Vermont, we offer curated opportunities for visitors to celebrate the history, culture, arts and sciences of the African-American and African diaspora.
Cleveland Foundation
Cleveland, OH
To enhance the quality of life for all residents of Greater Cleveland, now, and for generations to come, by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking and providing leadership on key community issues.
Code Pink 4 Peace
Venice, CA
Colburn Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
The Colburn Foundation's mission is to help create and maintain a healthy and thriving classical music community in southern California and beyond.
Collage Dance Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Redefining the relationship between audience and art by presenting bold choreography in extraordinary places, the Collage Dance Theatre initiates collaborations with artists and cultivates community engagement to create meaningful, multidisciplinary public art experiences with exceptional artistic standards.
Color Line Project
New Orleans, LA
The Color Line Project (CLP) convened artists, educators and activists, and helped them strengthen their understanding of each other and their heritage and community through the established storytelling methodology called the story circle. In particular, The Color Line Project encourages people who participated in or were deeply affected by the civil rights movement to tell their stories. The Color Line Project visited numerous communities over eight years. In each community, the CLP team conducted story-collecting and performance.
Colorado Council on the Arts
Denver, CO
The Colorado Council on the Arts aims to promote the cultural, education, and economic growth of Colorado through development of its arts and cultural heritage.
Combat Paper Project
San Francisco, CA
Combat Paper Project uses artistic innovation to acknowledge the weight military uniforms carry. Instead of leaving uniforms—canvases of a different kind already covered in symbolism—to hang and gather dust at the back of a storage room, the project facilitates tearing, processing, and transforming uniforms into actual paper for artists to project their emotions. Former U.S.
Common Ground: Torreon, Ojo Encino, Cuba (TOC)
Torreon/Ojo/Cuba, NM
Common Ground: TOC is a partnership between Littleglobe and three rural New Mexico communities: the Eastern Agency Navajo (Diné) communities of Torreon and Ojo Encino, and the village of Cuba (TOC). The project has brought contemporary and traditional artists, community organizers, students, elders, and community members together for a multi-year creative arts project that encourages participants to explore issues of primary concern in their communities.
Community Arts Network
Saxapahaw, NC
The Community Arts Network (CAN) was an online project of Art in the Public Interest that promoted information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based arts, that is, art made as a voice and a force within a specific community of place, spirit or tradition. The CAN project was active from July 1999 through April of 2010. The CAN website is now archived on Archive-It courtesy of Indiana University. CAN maintains an active Facebook page.
Community Builders with Umoja
Chicago, IL
During the summer, Free Spirit Media partners with Umoja Student Development Corporation’s summer internship program, Community Builders (CB). Through the six-week internship, CB student interns create short documentaries that explore themes of action, advocacy, civic engagement, and social justice. Together, FSM and Umoja have worked with students to create documentaries on a variety of topics, including the history of North Lawndale, the value of urban green space, equity in public transportation, youth voice in education, and school and neighborhood violence.
Community Built Association
Oakland, CA
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 the general public.
Community MusicWorks
Founded in 1997 by Sebastian Ruth with the conviction that musicians can have meaningful careers that unite artistry and public service, Community MusicWorks (CMW) builds long-term learning and mentoring relationships between professional musicians, children, and families in the most diverse and underserved neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island. Today, CMW is a thriving organization with eight resident musicians, four Fellows who participate in a rotating Fellowship program, and more than 130 students.
Community of Music Makers
San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Symphony’s Community of Music Makers program encourages music engagement by providing opportunities for amateur musicians, singers, and chamber ensembles to make music on the stage of Davies Symphony Hall. Over 1,000 community members take part in workshops each year under the guidance of the Symphony’s musicians and artistic staff.  The program aims to rekindle the joy of music-making and deepen people’s experiences as listeners and performers as part a lifelong engagement with music.