Profiles - Artists, Organizations, and Projects

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Dreams of Hope
Pittsburgh, PA
Through the arts, Dreams of Hope (DOH) develops lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied youth leaders who promote social change by educating audiences. DOH has established itself as Pittsburgh's only arts-focused, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied (LGBTA) youth (13-21) organization. The organization was founded in 2003 by Susan Haugh, current Artistic Director, with a $2,500 grant from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and with assistance from three collaborating artists.
Dry Eyes, Dry Mouth
Brooklyn, NY
Four million Americans live with an autoimmune disease that has so many symptoms it typically takes eight years to diagnose it. In the interactive website Dry Eyes, Dry Mouth, filmmaker Anita Womack turns the camera on herself as she searches for a regimen to cope with Sjogren’s Syndrome. Producer/Directors: Anita Womack, Tanisha Christie
Durfee Foundation
Santa Monica, CA
The Durfee Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to adhere to the values of their founders, Dorothy Durfee Avery and R. Stanton Avery, by rewarding individual initiative and leadership. The majority of their grantmaking focuses on the Los Angeles region where the Foundation builds partnerships with individuals and institutions that share their ideals of creativity, risk-taking, fiscal care, integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and continuous learning.
East Bay Community Foundation
Oakland, CA
The East Bay Community Foundation's mission is to be the organization of choice for philanthropy in the East Bay through leadership in leveraging all assets in our communities to speed the transformation of low-income, disadvantaged, impoverished, underserved and underrepresented people.
EastSide Arts Alliance
Oakland, CA
The EastSide Arts Alliance is an organization of artists, cultural workers, and community organizers of color who live and/or work in the San Antonio district of Oakland. The organization is committed to working in San Antonio and other Oakland neighborhoods to support a creative environment that improves the quality of life for communities and advocates for progressive, systemic, social change.
EcoArt South Florida
West Palm Beach, FL
Catalyzing development of South Florida as a major center for EcoArt practice through establishment of EcoArt Nodes in each of South Florida's five watersheds. We define EcoArt as a practice that fuses aesthetics, science and community engagement. It is inspired by an ecological ethic in content, form and materials. EcoArt's goal is to develop respect for, stimulate dialogue about, and directly participate in the long term flourishing of ecological health.EcoArt commonly manifests as socially engaged, activist, community based, restorative or interventionist art.
Edgar Arceneaux
Los Angeles, CA
Edgar Arceneaux was born in 1972 in Los Angeles, California, where he continues to live and work. He received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and his MFA from the California Institute of Arts in Valencia, California. In addition he has studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and at the Fachhochschule Aachen in Germany.
Edifice Complex (and other urban plans)
Edifice Complex and other urban plans is a seven-song collection of music that distills land-use concepts into human-size basics. Melanie Hammet’s experience with musical theatre is evident in the inventive approach to her subject. “CarTune,” for example, is orchestrated with a band of live automobile sounds.
EDIT
Minneapolis, MN
The mission of EDIT is to empower youth and communities to expand their awareness of diversity issues, embrace a journey toward greater understanding and acceptance, and become committed to social action in order to create a more inclusive society.
EFFECT
Minneapolis, MN
EFFECT is a social enterprise that aligns consumer purchase decisions and socially responsible behavior with marketing a brand. The marketing approach involves focusing on the quantified social impact which grows brands in both the short and long term by authentically building brand attributes and increasing brand loyalty. MusicMatters is a division of EFFECT and was one of the founding ventures that revolutionized social change in the music industry. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
El Puente
Brooklyn, NY
El Puente — Spanish for The Bridge — is a community-based organization that engages youth and adult members in the arts, education, public health, environmental justice and social action programs. Founded in 1982 on the Southside of Williamsburg, El Puente works with more than 2,000 North Brooklyn residents each year through its Center for Arts and Culture, a Community Health & Environment Institute (CHE), four Youth Leadership Centers, and a partnership with the El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice, a New York City public high school it founded almost two decades ago.
Ella Baker Center Campaigns
Oakland, CA
Our campaigns address the full arc of a society that invests more to incarcerate its young people than it does to educate them. Soul of the City is our hands-on, hands-together campaign to create an Oakland that is safe, healthy, and balanced. We're working to transform Oakland into a socially just, spiritually connected, ecologically sustainable city with shared prosperity for all. Books Not Bars addresses the ineffective and inhumane over-incarceration of youth.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Oakland, CA
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a strategy and action center working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America. Based in Oakland, California, we promote positive alternatives to violence and incarceration through our four cutting-edge campaigns. The Problem: Decades of disinvestment in our cities have led to despair and hopelessness. For poor communities and communities of color it's even worse, as excessive, racist policing and over-incarceration have left people even further behind. We now face a cycle of violence that makes everyone less safe.
Emanuel Arts Council, Inc.
Swainsboro, GA
The purpose of the council is to serve as a non-profit institiution in promoting and sponsoring cultural programs in all areas of the arts, for the general community betterment and benefitof the people of Emanuel County and surrounding areas.
Enchanted Circle Theater
Holyoke, MA
Founded in 1976, Enchanted Circle Theater (ECT) is a non-profit, multi-service, educational theater company that engages, enhances, and inspires learning through the arts. We are the regional leader in the field of arts integration, using theater arts as a dynamic teaching tool on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community.   
Enviro Drum- Maryland
Silver Spring, MD
Enviro Drum- Maryland is a 4-piece musical group consisting of three percussionists playing recycle bins, trash cans, and other household items, along with a keyboardist/vocalist. Our high-energy, interactive show is tailored for all ages and emphasizes the # R's of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Enviro Drum- Maryland teaches people good recycling habits through song and through scientific facts as the listeners discover the importance and fun of recycling!
Environmental Media Fund
Mill Valley, CA
Fund promotes public awareness and education on environmental issues through film, video, digital and interactive media, media-based educational teaching tools and special events, and to inspire individuals to participate in solutions.
Eona Craig
Eona Craig is an experienced arts and education professional and Chartered Manager, with an MA in Education (Effective Leadership and Management), a BA in Dramatic Studies and a successful 30-year record of working in the creative industries, with a focus on cultural regeneration, creative enterprise and inclusive educational development.   
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center
San Antonio, TX
The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center works toward a world where everyone has civil rights and economic justice, where the environment is cared for, and where cultures are honored and communities are safe. The people of Esperanza believe that to participate fully in democratic civic life, individuals must be culturally grounded, confident of their own voices, and certain of the value of their contributions, and that art and culture make these qualities possible by connecting us to our histories and planting the seeds for our self-worth.
Essence Pierce
Baltimore, MD
My goal is to advocate for people who have been historically marginalized and to assist in having them tell their own stories using the arts.

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