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ArtWorks for Freedom
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
vision. artworxLA, formerly The HeArt Project envisions a world where all alternative high school students graduate from high school, thrive into adulthood, and propel all society with their unique creativity. mission. artworxLA combats the epidemic high school dropout crisis by engaging students in a long-term, sequential arts program offering a pursuable life path that inspires them to stay in school, evolve as unique individuals and flourish as creative adults. We achieve this by
Ashley Minner
Baltimore, MD
In my artwork and in my life’s work, I am most inspired by the beauty of everyday people. I try to represent us in ways that are honest, in ways that we want to be seen, with honor and respect. I’m interested in stories, songs, families, histories, travels, traditions, dreams, resourcefulness during hard times and everyone’s expertise in their own life. I’m interested in making obvious both our humanity and our divinity, as well as the fact that we are all related. My artist books, prints, mixed-media drawings and fiber pieces are often made in collaboration with the people they depict.
Asian American Arts Alliance
Brooklyn, NY
In 1983, more than a dozen visionary arts leaders came together to address the pressing need for a strong, collective body of Asian American arts groups to represent the interests of its talented, yet under-recognized members. The Alliance remains the only service organization for the rapidly diversifying and growing Asian American population in the New York metropolitan area.
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthrophy
Minneapolis, MN
Founded in 1990, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is a national membership and philanthropic advocacy organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
Asian Arts Community Development Corporation
Boston, MA
As an active Community Development Corporation, we serve the Greater Boston Asian American community through a variety of programs. Through our Physical Development activities and our Community Programs, we seek to preserve, revitalize, and build up the physical, cultural, and economic capital in Chinatown, specifically, as well as Greater Boston's Asian Community as a whole. This profile courtesy of Arts & Democracy.
Asian Arts Initiative
Philadelphia, PA
At the Asian Arts Initiative, we are artists and performers, youth and parents, poets and writers, directors and actors, and musicians and dancers. We all believe in the following mission: We are grounded in the belief that the arts can provide an important political and cultural voice for the Asian American community in Philadelphia. We serve as a community arts center where artists and everyday people are developing means to express our diverse experiences as Asian Americans. This profile courtesy of Arts & Democracy.
Asian Arts Initiative Artists in Communities Training (ACT) Program
Philadelphia, PA
Our Artists in Communities Training (ACT) Program is a professional development course designed to give artists facilitation and teaching skills needed in school and community settings. By providing a course that builds essential skills in communication, lesson planning, classroom, and group management, the Asian Arts Initiative aims to expand the pool of artists of color of all disciplines who can actively convey the power of art-making into the hands of everyday people.
Asian Arts Initiative Youth Workshops
Philadelphia, PA
The Asian Arts Initiative hosts a series of ongoing yearly youth workshops. By providing art-making opportunities and a safe space for Asian American teens, we hope that teens will have a chance to explore and express their experiences and connect with others in their community. Projects over the years have included theater, spoken word, poetry, writing, documentary video, narrative film, short video, drawing/painting, mural making, hip-hop dance, DJ techniques, and many more.
Asian Women's Giving Circle
New York, NY
The Asian Women Giving Circle is a group of women pooling and raising resources to support Asian American serving, Asian American women-led social change organizations in New York City's underserved communities.
Assessing the Practices of Public Scholarship (APPS)
Syracuse, NY
Assessing the full impact of public scholarship necessitates involving non-higher education partners along with students, faculty, and the college or university itself. Imagining America calls this integrated assessment, recognizing that too often assessment rests solely in the hands of the academic partners: students evaluating courses and tenure and promotion committees evaluating participating faculty. Integrated assessment considers the civic, social, and academic goals involved in public scholarship projects and all the stakeholders who make such work possible.
Association of Performing Arts of India
Pembroke Pines, FL
Presenting Indian Classical Music and Dance in the community, providing education, classes on Indian classical music and dance.
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Washington, DC
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is a national service and advocacy organization with more than 1,600 members worldwide dedicated to bringing artists and audiences together. Arts Presenters is committed to increasing community participation, promoting global cultural exchange and fostering an environment for the performing arts to thrive. A leader in the field, Arts Presenters works to effect change through professional development, resource sharing and civic engagement. This profile courtesy of Arts & Democracy.
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
New York, NY
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works for social, racial and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally. The Foundation grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and claim their human rights. The Foundation prioritizes funding for lesbian- and trans-led communities of color and organizations doing multi-racial, anti-racist work.
ASWAT Arabic Music Ensemble
San Francisco, CA
The musical voice of Arab America in the Bay Area is ASWAT, the Arabic Music Ensemble sponsored by Zawaya. True to Zawaya’s commitment to pluralism and inclusion, Aswat is a multi-ethnic and multi-racial music ensemble that reaches out to the diverse Bay Area community with folkloric, classical, and contemporary Middle Eastern music. Now on its 11th year anniversary, Aswat has grown from an informal community choir to a professional performing group with sold-out concerts.
Axis Alley Baltimore
Baltimore , MD
Axis Alley seeks through creative engagement to utilize the backyards of vacant properties and vacant lots as a canvas for creative works that transform, activate and revitalize the overlooked, under-attended areas of Baltimore’s back alleys. Doherty explores the intersections of art, architecture, urban spaces and technology through installation art and urban intervention projects. Installation works have combined sculptural materials, with video, computer controlled media and light to explore experiential and participatory art.
Axis of Justice
Unknown, AK
Axis of Justice links musicians and music fans with local political organizations to effectively organize around issues of peace, human rights, and economic justice. Axis of Justice's web site includes a database of local activist organizations organized by state and nine national organizations. The Organizing Story Project is a series of essays and interviews describing successful organizing efforts to inspire and guide people interested in activism.
Bader Philanthropies
Milwaukee, WI
Bader Philanthropies, priorly named the Helen Bader Foundation, strives to be a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works. The Foundation makes grants, convenes partners, and shares knowledge to affect emerging issues in the areas of Alzheimer's and aging, workforce development, community partnerships for youth, Jewish education, community programs and initiatives, and program related investments.
Ballet Austin
Austin, TX
As distinctive and dynamic as the city it calls home, Ballet Austin welcomes people near and far to participate in its "classically innovative" vision for the democratization of dance. From their bustling, urban headquarters at the Butler Dance Education Center and Community School in downtown Austin, Ballet Austin and artistic director Stephen Mills actively engage the community, dancers, and audiences alike.
Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is dedicated to making Baltimore a creative and vibrant city in which to live, work and play.