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Tenure Team Initiative (TTI)
Syracuse, NY
The Tenure Team Initiative (TTI) is one of the consortium's most important initiatives to date, and seeks to articulate and support the adventurous work of publicly engaged scholars and artists. Led by National Co-chairs, Nancy Cantor (Chancellor and President of Syracuse University) and Steven D. Lavine (President of the California Institute of the Arts), team members seek to develop a broad understanding of the university’s public mission and its impact on changing scholarly and creative practices in the cultural disciplines.
Terra Moto Inc.
Portland, ME
Founded in 1989, Terra Moto Inc. is a multi-disciplinary nonprofit arts organization (501(c)(3)) that brings the imaginative reach and transformative power of creativity into civic life. Since 2000, under Executive Director Marty Pottenger's leadership, Terra Moto Inc. has focused on performance, community arts projects and arts-based civic dialogues. Since 2007, Terra Moto's core project has been Art At Work, a national initiative to improve municipal government through strategic arts projects with city employees, unions, elected officials and community.
Terraced Cascade
Scottsdale, AZ
The Terraced Cascade, which was commissioned by the Scottsdale Public Art Program and the City of Scottsdale Municipal Services Department, is an environmental artwork and theater garden that draws inspiration from water and manmade inscriptions on the desert. Expressed as both miniature watershed and abstraction of the human body, it provides a means for communtiy members to imagine their place within the larger Indian Bend Wash - a waterhshed with alternating conditions of drought and flooding.
TerraLuna Collaborative
Minneapolis, MN
TerraLuna Collaborative views the arts as humanity’s developmental evaluation. Arts-Based Evaluation (ABE) collects, analyzes, and reports data through artistic methods. Examples of ABE methods include photovoice, the visual matrix, verbatim theatre, and gesture harvesting. Coupled with applied neuroaesthetics, Arts-Based Evaluation creates ongoing and dynamic emotional connections to data, inspiring positive change.
tess sarbutt
San Francisco, CA
I want to facilitate art-making that changes lives and builds community. I believe that quality of life is enhanced by making things, not consuming them. I want to prioritize /privilege women’s stories to examine and strengthen matrifocal aspects of cultural bonds. I want to share the outcomes with my own cultural world to encourage the possibility of enhancing matrifocal aspects of our world communities.
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Texas Commission on the Arts
Austin, TX
The Texas Commission on the Arts’ mission is to develop a receptive climate for the arts in Texas. To accomplish its mission, TCA awards grants, promotes the arts, and raises funds to enhance support of the arts in Texas.
That Uppity Theater Company
St. Louis, MO
That Uppity Theatre Company's name reflects its character -- bold, brave, and willing to step outside the status quo in order to instigate social change, promote civic dialogue, and produce transformative theatrical art of the highest quality for people of all ages.
The Absence of Children
San Francisco, CA
Tess Anne Sarbutt uses sculptural installation and video art to examine the loss of children through exceptional circumstances. Losses can manifest differently depending on the circumstances e.g. war, or cultural expectations e.g. gendercide. Her work is informed by and asks pertinent questions: How do our individual decisions inform our culture? What defines us as societies? How does this make our world? She offers a non-judgmental mode of presentation, inviting the participant to personal consideration and investigation.
The African Presence in México: From Yanga to the Present
Chicago, IL
In February 2006, the National Museum of Mexican Art opened the groundbreaking exhibition The African Presence in México: From Yanga to the Present. The exhibition was accompanied by two sister exhibitions – Who Are We Now? Roots, Resistance, and Recognition, and Common Goals, Common Struggles, Common Ground – as well as an eight-unit curriculum for middle and high school students and a bilingual catalogue. The exhibitions enjoyed a five-year international tour of the United States and Mexico with related civic dialogue and other public programs.
The America Project
New York, NY
In 2001, the late poet Sekou Sundiata conceived The America Project as a shared contemplation of the United States' national identity, its power in the world, and its guiding mythologies. The project has encompassed a series of public engagement activities designed to build bridges between campuses and communities, artists and scholars, and educators and activists to engage the public in thinking critically about issues of citizenship.
The American Society for Personally Questioning Political Questions
OR
In response to the polarizing political divide in our country, artist Ariana Jacob is touring the United States, inviting conservative and libertarian people to talk with her about their own political perspectives. She seeks to gather a better understanding of both their beliefs and her own, as an idealist with socialist leanings and a penchant for questioning herself.
The Articulate Hub
Articulate is a dynamic, national creative learning programme that prioritises awareness of, access to, engagement with and participation in the arts by children and young people.  Articulate has equality, diversity and inclusion at its core and designs services that benefit Scotland’s most marginalised and vulnerable young people, especially those who are care experienced, carers, disabled, at risk, ethnically diverse or living in poverty in our most challenged communities. 
The Arts Center
Jamestown, ND
The Jamestown Fine Arts Association (or The Arts Center) sole purpose is to enrich the Jamestown area community through the arts. The Arts Center is Jamestown, North Dakota's community center for all things artistic - whether you are a visual artist, actor, writer, student, musician, audience member or supporter. In addition to The Arts Center (main building), there is also the Hansen Arts Studio, the Arts Park and the Kirkpatrick Gallery which allow us to deliver, indoor, outdoor and offsite multigenerational and multidisciplinary arts experiences throughout the year.
The Arts Partnership
Fargo, ND
The Arts Partnership (TAP) is a collective of artists, arts-related businesses, and arts non-profit organizations in Cass and Clay counties, primarily Fargo, West Fargo (ND), and Moorhead (MN). The Arts Partnership works to ensure that the arts and culture in the surrounding community are being communicated about, advocated for and spread across many sectors, including the business community, educational centers, government, and the general public. Founded in 1970, TAP was formerly the Lake Agassiz Arts Council.
The Arts Partnership
Fargo, ND
The Arts Partnership (TAP) is a collective of artists, arts-related businesses, and arts non-profit organizations in Cass and Clay counties, primarily Fargo, West Fargo (ND), and Moorhead (MN). The Arts Partnership works to ensure that the arts and culture in the surrounding community are being communicated about, advocated for and spread across many sectors, including the business community, educational centers, government, and the general public. Founded in 1970, TAP was formerly the Lake Agassiz Arts Council.    
The Baltimore Art + Justice Project, Maryland Institute College of Art, Office of Community Engagement
Baltimore, MD
The Baltimore Art + Justice Project is dedicated to laying the foundation for advocacy and collaboration, between and among local artists and designers, arts organizations, community-based organizations, advocates, and funders working to promote social justice in Baltimore. By facilitating dialogue and data collection, that Baltimore Art + Justice Project is enabling the city of Baltimore to identify and better understand its art and design based social justice assets.
The Barefoot Artist documentary
Philadelphia, PA
Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight of frame, but large in spirit and vision, the 70-year-old artist was born in China, lives in Philadelphia, and now, as constant traveler, the world is her canvas. After seven years in the making, filming is now complete. We have raised significant funds from foundations including CHG Charitable Trust, The Philadelphia Foundation, New Path Foundation and Compton Foundation. These funds have allowed us to complete a rough edit.
The Business of Art Center
Manitou Springs, CO
Our mission statement: To create an environment in which artists can flourish creatively and professionally in a mutually enriching relationship with their community. Services: Low-cost studio rental and exhibit opportunities for diverse communities of artists. Programs: Critique sessions, court-appointed community service opportunities, and education.
The Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO)
Alexandria, VA
CAMMO fosters and nurtures the musical talent of veterans and active duty service members by providing them with opportunities to train with professionals, to record, and to perform. CAMMO brings veterans together with industry experts and helps them work toward career opportunities they might otherwise never connect with.

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