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Vermont Arts Council
Montpelier, VT
The Vermont Arts Council was founded in 1964 on a simple and powerful premise: that the arts enrich lives, expand minds, and form a vital thread in the fabric of Vermont community life. The Council fosters classical, traditional, and emerging forms of artistic expression. It finds enduring ways to make the arts a part of all Vermont communities, bringing inspiration to Vermont citizens and visitors in every corner of the state. It advocates for and supports the arts as a central part of education for all people.
Vermont International Film Foundation & Festival
Burlington, VT
yearly festival of independent films with a special focus on human rights, social issues and the environment and including a Vermont Filmmakers showcase
VH1 Save the Music
New York, NY
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America's public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of a child's complete education. The Foundation partners with school districts until instrumental music programs are in place in every public elementary and middle school within the district. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
Victory Gardens
San Francisco, CA
Victory Gardens is a gardening project initiated by artist and designer Amy Franceschini in the Fall of 2006. The project took its inspiration from the historic “war gardens,” but reinvented its concept to a contemporary context. Victory Gardens initially began as a proposal and has now become a project that supports the transition of backyard, front yard, window boxes, rooftops and unused land into food production areas.
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Art classes, ceramics painting music digital media and dance Expressive art workshops Cultural community development projects
Voices Breaking Boundaries
Houston, TX
The mission of Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) is to cross borders, sustain dialogue, and incite cultural change through living art. Voices Breaking Boundaries is a nonprofit arts organization that provides a forum for spoken word, visual arts, film, dance, music and multi-media for artists and individuals from a variety of perspectives, backgrounds and countries. The performance series is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston and the Texas Commission on the Arts through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County.
Walk With Me - The Movie
Washington, DC
Against the backdrop of historical moments of social change, Walk With Me is a feature-length documentary that follows three women who use theater to inspire, stir and animate our democracy. While at work in prisons, schools, and community centers, the film reveals that one person – one artist – can make a difference. Producer/Director: Tanisha Christie & Ellie Walton Featuring: Lisa Biggs, Rebecca Rice, Anu Yadav and the work of the former Living Stage Theatre Company (a venture of Arena Stage)
Walk With Me - The Movie
Washington, DC
Against the backdrop of historical moments of social change, Walk With Me is a feature-length documentary that follows three women who use theater to inspire, stir and animate our democracy. While at work in prisons, schools, and community centers, the film reveals that one person – one artist – can make a difference.
Walton Arts Center Student Volunteer Corps
Fayetteville, AR
The Student Volunteer Corps is a Walton Arts Center Learning program and a volunteer opportunity for high school students, ages 13-18, who have a strong interest in arts and arts presenting. Participants are selected through a competitive application process.  In this semester long program, participants get a behind the scene look at Walton Arts Center and increase their awareness of the arts and arts presenting business through real-life experience.   Camp War Eagle is a Walton Arts Center Student Volunteer Corps project partner. Student Volunteers: 
Washington Improv Theater
Washington, DC
To unleash the creative power of improv in DC. To engage audiences with performances that exhilarate and inspire. To ignite the spirit of play in Washington with a revolutionary training program. To create a home for improv, connected to the life of the city.  
Washington State Arts Commission
Olympia, WA
The Washington State Arts Commission cultivates a thriving environment for creative expression and appreciation for the arts for the benefit of all.
WaterFire
Providence, RI
WaterFire Providence® is an independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.
Waterworks Gardens
Renton, WA
Lorna Jordan’s Waterworks Gardens is the first environmental artwork of its kind to combine classical garden design, wastewater treatment infrastructure, and habitat restoration. The project functions to naturally treat storm water, enhance the onsite wetland, provide five garden rooms, and create eight acres of open space for public use. With the garden as a conceptual framework, the project communicates a story about the purification of water.
Watts House Project
Los Angeles, CA
Watts House Project (WHP) is an ongoing, artist-driven neighborhood redevelopment effort centered in East 107th Street in South Los Angeles, across from the historic Watts Towers. Inspired by the iconic Towers and the history of the neighborhood in which they exist, WHP recognizes the fundamental role that art and architecture can play in economic and community development. The effort engages local residents, artists, and architects, who work in collaboration to re-imagine the neighborhood through art-based housing renovations and community activism.
We Got Issues!
Ridgewood, NY
We Got Issues! is dedicated to cultivating a new brand of feminine centered leadership and social political activism. WGI! empowers young women who seek to use their creative talents and expression to better themselves, their communities, and society as a whole through leadership training, the performing arts, authentic dialogue, and civic engagement. The We Got Issues!
We the People: A Giant Screen Film & a Nation of Ideas Social Learning Environment Project
Kansas City, MS
An original 40 minute documentary giant screen (IMAX) film about the founding principles of American Democracy created in collaboration with National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, and Kansas State University. The film is narrated by Morgan Freeman and Kenny Rogers.
Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay
Brooklyn, NY
Welcome to Camp America is a conceptual documentary photo book and touring exhibition combining vivid, unexpected imagery, original government documents and first-person texts to convey the absurdity and disorientation of Guantánamo Bay, America's extrajudicial offshore prison paradise. Drawing on her 12 years practicing as a civil rights lawyer, artist Debi Cornwall employs empathy and dark humor to engage audiences and provoke new questions about choices made in the name of our satefy since September 11.
Welcome to the NeighborHOOD
San Francisco, CA
The collaboration with 16 youth from Literacy for Environmental Justice and seven, environmental and socially conscious artists, has culminated in the creation of an interactive installation in the newly opened EcoCenter, San Francisco’s first off the grid public building and environmental education center. The Multidisciplinary Artwork was created between 2008-2010 and explores environmental and social justice issues facing the community of Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP), as seen through the youth’s eyes.
What America Needs
Minneapolis, MN
What America Needs uses the video documentary interview method to engage and empower poeple. Asking the question, "What do you think America needs?" people are invited to find the answers within themselves. Director Mark Wojahn believes that this can start a chain reaction of awareness. Discussion that follows can lead to further activism. He has been crossing the USA for the last 12 years asking this question. He invites organizations to use his movie and model to develop awareness and to empower voters.
What Do You Do?
Baltimore, MD
WHAT DO YOU DO? is an interview-theatre project in Baltimore, MD. The title question can be hard to answer for people who are unemployed, underemployed, or pursuing an unpaid passion while working another gig for pay.

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