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Eve Ensler
New York, NY
Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning Playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues, translated into over 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway's Westside Theater and on London's West End (2002 Olivier Award nomination, Best Entertainment) and has been running for 11 years in Mexico City and Paris. In 2004, Ms. Ensler performed her play The Good Body on Broadway in NYC. This was followed by a 20 city national tour in 2005.
Everett: Company, Stage, School
Providence, RI
Everett is a cross-disciplinary, cross-generational, and cross-cultural ensemble of dance and theater artists creating, performing, teaching and engaging a diverse community through the arts. Guiding Everett’s mission is a deep belief in collaboration, experimentation and the artist’s role in creating a just, equitable and joyous future. Our Company, Stage and School work in concert to build and support this vision. The Company
Evergreen State College Longhouse
Olympia, WA
The mission of the Longhouse is to promote indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation and economic development.
Every Voice in Action Fund
Tucson, AZ
Mission is to ignite and support youth voice, infusing the community with the unique perspectives of young people. Has been a primary supporter of the Finding Voice project, also supported by the Tucson Pima Arts Council, as well as VOICES, Arts in Reality, and other youth arts activism and civic engagement initiatives in Greater Tucson.
everybody dance!
Los Angeles, CA
The Gabriella Foundation, a nonprofit organization, was established in 1999 in memory of Gabriella Axelrad, a thirteen-year-old who loved to dance. The organization’s mission is to transform the lives of underserved youth in Los Angeles through high-quality dance instruction.
Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk
Saint Paul , MN
Marcus Young describes sidewalks as "the blank pages of our city as a book." Inspired by names or initials stamped in concrete, Young capitalized on sidewalks as an underutilized public space to give poets a new place to showcase their writing. Through a contest open to all residents of Saint Paul, a panel of judges chose twenty winning pieces and fourteen honorable mentions. Young constructed large stamps of the winning poems and teamed up with the city’s sidewalk maintenance program to create 100 prints across the city.
Exit 12 Dance Company
New York, NY
Exit 12 Dance Company focuses on nonverbal communication to bridge communities and healing through creative expression and has choreographed several productions about the issues faced by service members and their families. Roman Baca, a professional ballet dancer, put his dance career aside and enlisted in the Marines in 2000. He was deployed to Fallujah in 2005 and by the time his tour was over, he thought he would not dance again. In a February 2013 Village Voice feature story, Baca described the anxiety, anger, and depression he experienced upon his return home.
Expulsion
Los Angeles, CA
Based on themes of migration and displacement, Expulsion explored the temporary and often fragile nature of the concept of “home.” Conceived by Heidi Duckler and Merridawn Duckler, the cross-disciplinary performance incorporated a set designed by architect Alex Ward and original music composed and performed by Daniel Rosenboom and Alex Noice. The production, a contemporary retelling of the ancient story of Cain and Abel, drew from the stories of local community members.
Face Up: Telling Stories of Community Life
Durham , NC
Face Up: Telling Stories of Community Life, a collaborative public art project in Durham, North Carolina, engaged more than 1,500 people in a series of events hosted between 2007 and 2009 that fostered new connections and dialogue, expanded awareness of local history, and resulted in the creation of fourteen permanent public murals.
Fairbanks Arts Association
Fairbanks, AK
The Fairbanks Arts Association's mission is to romote contemporary and traditional arts in Alaska's Interior.
Faith-Based Theater Cycle
Los Angeles, CA
In its four-and-a-half year Faith-Based Theater Cycle, Cornerstone Theater Company created original community-based plays in collaboration with faith-based institutions and inter-faith communities. The project explored how faith both unites and divides American society through experimentation with a variety of dialogue approaches that gave congregation members and others who attended the plays a chance to reflect on the issues and questions that rose from them.
Favianna Rodriguez
Oakland, CA
Favianna Rodriguez is a celebrated printmaker and digital artist based in Oakland, California. Using high-contrast colors and vivid figures, her composites reflect literal and imaginative migration, global community, and interdependence. Whether her subjects are immigrant day laborers in the U.S., mothers of disappeared women in Juárez, Mexico, or her own abstract self portraits, Rodriguez brings new audiences into the art world by refocusing the cultural lens. Through her work we witness the changing U.S. metropolis and a new diaspora in the arts.
Featured Artists Coalition
London, AK
Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) is based in the United Kingdom, but exists to ensure that all musicians gain more control of their music and a fairer share of the profits generated in the digital age. FAC's goals are for Fairness, artists receiving a fair deal, Transparency, artists knowing what happens with their work, and Equality, artists treated as equal partners in the business deals that involve them. FAC accomplishes these goals by guiding artists, negotiating with companies and organizing events. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
Feminine Transitions: A Photographic Celebration of Natural Beauty
Baltimore, MD
Feminine Transitions: A Photographic Celebration of Natural Beauty is a refreshing and inspiring, full-color book of photography. Its pages present a series of portraits that reveal the elegance and subtly honest beauty of female faces between the ages of 7 weeks and 103 years. For women, aging brings with it an inner grace and beauty that is more than skin deep. From birth to old age, women transition through many physical, psychological, and emotional phases that are recorded on their faces.
Feral Arts
Brisbane, AK
Feral Arts is a cultural development company working in digital media. We work with communities and other partners to make better use of their cultural assets--stories, histories, networks--enhancing their creativity and sustainability. Feral Arts has developed a unique approach, combining long-term partnerships with a focus on research and innovation in new technologies. In our program, Story Telling in the Public Interest, stories are valuable, often untapped community assets, and the building blocks of culture, identity and knowledge.
Ferocious Beauty: Genome
Takoma Park, MD
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange’s 2006 Ferocious Beauty: Genome project, a touring performance created in collaboration with geneticists and educators, explored how knowledge of the genome “will change the way we think about aging, perfection, ancestry and evolution.” The performance integrates elements of dance and theater with state-of-the-art recorded and live-feed video and multichannel soundscape, including dialogue with scientists.
Finding Phoenix at ASU
Tempe, AZ
Everyone has a story. Every city has a history. In the spirit of community building, the Herberger College of Fine Arts Community Partnerships Office will launch its Finding Phoenix project this summer. Community members are invited to come to the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix on June 26 to share stories about the former George Washington Carver High School and its place in the history of the Phoenix community.
Finding Voice
Tucson, AZ
Finding Voice is an innovative literacy and visual arts program in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to helping refugee and immigrant youth in LEARN Center English Language Learner (ELL) classes at Catalina Magnet High School develop their literacy and second language skills by researching, photographing, writing, and speaking out about critical social issues in their lives and communities.
Fire This Time Fund
Chicago, IL
Fire This Time Fund (FTT) is a five year old, all volunteer organized, independent giving circle. The group supports small-scale, creative social change projects initiated by local artists, educators and organizers who weave an analysis of racial, economic, social, environmental, or gender justice into their work.
Flower City Arts Center
Rochester, NY
Flower City Arts Center is a community-based not-for-profit that educates, encourages and inspires all people to create and enjoy the arts. Established in 1970, we are the only community visual arts center conveniently located within the City of Rochester, NY. In 1973, the Arts Center incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational institution.

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