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National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Oakland, CA
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. As part of a global movement for social and economic justice, NNIRR is committed to human rights as essential to securing healthy, safe, and peaceful lives for all.
National Performance Network
New Orleans, LA
The National Performance Network (NPN) is a group of diverse cultural organizers, including artists, working to create meaningful partnerships and to provide leadership that enables the practice and public experience of the performing arts in the United States. NPN serves artists, arts organizers, and a broad and diverse range of audiences and communities across the country through commissions, residencies, community cultural projects, the NPN Annual Meeting, and other artistic activities.
Native Arts and Culture Foundation
Vancouver, WA
The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation is dedicated to promote the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures in all sectors of society through philanthropy and partnership, ensuring a path that benefits present and future generations of indigenous peoples in America.
Native Public Media
Flagstaff, AZ
Native Public Media is dedicated to building and advancing Native access to, ownership of, and participation in media. Native media is used as a tool to advance economic development, preserve language and culture, promote health and education, and facilitate Native American engagement in issues that affect Native nations and communities. Native radio is supported through the New Horizons project, which is an effort to measure radio's impact on building healthier communities and develop best practices for community service.
Negin Farsad
New York, NY
Negin has been named one of the 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post. She has written, directed, and appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, IFC, Nickelodeon, and PBS among others. Her arts-for-change work has included various satirical video campaigns on healthcare and banking for SEIU, on financial reporting for PCCC, and on collective bargaining for AFL-CIO. She was also commissioned to create a satirical video for Queen Rania of Jordan to dispel stereotypes about Middle Easterners, a series that won the YouTube Visionary Award.
Neighborhood Art Project
Iowa City, IA
In 2003, the City Council of Iowa City endorsed the concept of providing funding for expansion of the Iowa City Public Art program into the neighborhoods of the city. The program, directed to the city's geographically defined neighborhoods, provides funding to the residents of the neighborhood to initiate development of their art programs in their neighborhood. Some of the purposes for developing art in the neighborhoods are:
Nelle Owens Dunlap
I am rooted in community art, both academically and in the field. I have extensive teaching experience in communities diverse in age, race, wealth, and education – in the U.S. and, most recently, in India. Outside of my teaching practice, I have designed youth-focused digital tools and processes which generate opportunities for conversation and socio-political action. As an artist, I use performance and digital technology to explore the formation of identity in a culture that has blurred boundaries between virtual and real.
Nelson Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation
San Francisco, CA
The mission of the Nelson Fund, a committee-advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, is to improve and enrich the lives of individuals and families in the Bay Area by supporting agencies that serve seniors and youth in our communities.
Nevada Arts Council
Carson City, NV
To enrich the cultural life of the state through leadership that preserves, supports, strengthens, and makes excellence in the arts accessible to all Nevadans.
New 42nd Street/New Victory Theater
New York City, NY
The New Vic/New 42 Youth Corps is a job training program that provides high school and college-age youth with paid employment and professional training. New Vic Ushers and New 42 Apprentices take on a wide variety of responsibilities bringing them into regular contact with audiences, artists and arts administrators. Their work also provides them with a first-hand look at a variety of shows from around the world, strengthening their appreciation of and connection to the performing arts.
New Dialogues Initiative
Seattle, WA
The New Dialogue Initiative is a multi-strategy program, including multi-sensory exhibits, that address community concerns and urgent needs about contemporary social issues and current news events, giving voice to underrepresented ideas and opinions from the Asian Pacific American community.
New England Foundation for the Arts
Boston, MA
NEFA’s mission is to creatively support the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, make vital connections between artists and communities, and build the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region's creative sector.
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Trenton, NJ
To enhance the quality of life of New Jersey by helping the arts to flourish.
New Lens
Baltimore, MD
New Lens is a youth driven social justice organization working to make art and media about often-underrepresented perspectives. The work is used to facilitate dialogue, shift perspectives and stimulate action. The process of making art and media work helps young people develop confidence in their vision, supports them in developing leadership skills and in making change in their community. New Lens also offers instruction and production work, where youth leaders teach other youth and produce art and media on commission for organizations that have a social justice mission.
New Mexico Arts
Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico Arts is the state arts agency and a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs whose primary function is to provide financial support for arts services and programs to non-profit organizations statewide and to administer the 1% public art program for the state of New Mexico.
New Mexico Arts: A Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs
Santa Fe, NM
Arts in Social Service funding supports arts organizations or social service organizations for arts-based projects that focus on addressing social issues with a primary purpose of reaching specific populations (people who are incarcerated, homeless, abused, ill, etc.) or fosters artistic activity that formally encourages civic dialogues on important social issues (the environment, crime, etc.).
New Muslim Cool Campaign
San Francisco, CA
New Muslim Cool is a powerful documentary by filmmaker Jennifer Taylor that tells the story of Hamza Pérez, a young Puerto Rican hip hop artist who converted to Islam at age 21, pulling himself off the streets to become a community activist and rising star. The film follows Hamza as he reaches for a deeper understanding of his faith, discovering new connections with people from Christian and Jewish communities.
New Victory Usher Corps
New York, NY
The New Victory Usher Corps is a model creative youth development program that focuses on each teen’s individual education and professional goals while providing paid employment in a prominent Times Square theater.
New World Foundation
New York, NY
The New World Foundation believes global and national social change begins at the local level. We seek to help progressive community activists in the United States and around the world build stronger alliances for social justice, civil rights, economic and electoral issues since 1954.