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Baltimore Performance Kitchen
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Performance Kitchen creates and presents free performances that explore big questions in order to incite meaningful exchanges with and between our artists and audiences.
Baltimore United Viewfinders
Baltimore, MD
VISION: The Baltimore United Viewfinders is an East Baltimore youth leadership initiative using multimedia arts to explore their own definition of self and place, encourage community action and exchange visual and verbal dialogue. MISSION: To foster growth and leadership potential by telling the collective story of the East Baltimore community though multiple learning strategies as defined by and supporting the interests of the young people who live there.
Brooklyn, NY
Bands for Lands
Denver, CO
Bands for Lands (BFL) is dedicated to communicating the message and practice of sustainability, conservation, and social awareness issues through music, the creative arts, inspirational speakers and educators. BFL is committed to developing a social networking map to connect organizations, businesses, and artists who are working towards creating a healthy and harmonious planet. Bands for Lands also fulfills its mission through the rental of the Mobile Edutainment Collaboratory, a biodiesel/Straight Vegetable Oil fueled truck converted into a mobile stage.
barak adé soleil
As a creative practitioner, curator and consultant, i develop projects focused on the intersections of civic, social and live art. i've been working within the live arts scene nationally and internationally  for the past two decades and founded D  UNDERBELLY in 1997 as a network to support artists of color and facilitate creative projects centered on cratfing consciousness surrounding people of color.  Since founding D UNDERBELLY, i've expanded the creative work to included disability culture, queerness, the body as archive and trangressive art that defies categorization.
Barb Lee
New York, NY
"I love telling and hearing stories, especially when I learn something that makes me re-evaluate my own life’s choices and better understand who I am and who I’m becoming. That’s why Point Made tells stories that explore identity in American society, because while I think we all love to be entertained by movies, we’re still drawn to stories that help us determine who we truly are."
Barefoot Artists
Philadelphia, PA
Recognizing that creativity and beauty are powerful agents for healing and change, Barefoot Artists works with poor communities around the globe practicing the arts to bring healing, self-empowerment and social change. Barefoot Artists brings the transformative power of art to the most impoverished communities in the world through participatory and multifaceted projects that foster community empowerment, improve the physical environment, promote economic development, and preserve and support indigenous art and culture.
Barnaby Evans
Barnaby Evans is an artist who works in many media including site-specific sculpture installations, photography, film, garden design, architectural projects, writing and conceptual works. His original training was in the sciences, but he has been working exclusively as an artist for more than twenty-five years. Evans was the 2003/2004 Artist in Residence at MIT and also taught courses at the Urban Studies Department at MIT on the impact of ephemera on the urban environment.
Barr Foundation
Boston, MA
The Barr Foundation is a private foundation committed to enhancing the quality of life for all of Boston’s residents. While our primary areas of emphasis are education and the environment, we also provide support to arts and cultural activities.
Battery Dance Company
New York, NY
Battery Dance Company connects the world through dance. We pursue artistic excellence and social relevance by creating vibrant new works, performing on the world’s stages, presenting dance in public spaces, serving the field of dance and teaching people of all ages with special attention to disadvantaged and conflict areas. Battery Dance Company is committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of its home community in New York City, extending programming throughout the U.S., and building bridges worldwide through international cultural exchange.
Bearing Witness: Work by Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry
Baltimore, MD
Bearing Witness: Work by Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry was a multi-venue survey of more than 10 years of work by the husband-and-wife collaborative team Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry. Organized by the Contemporary Museum and the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) 2009/2010 Exhibition Development Seminar, Bearing Witness had a dual mission. First, curators sought to present an exhibition that connected McCallum's and Tarry’s community and advocacy-based projects with their studio and gallery-based video, painting, and installation works.
Beehive Design Collective Graphic Workshops and Picture Lectures
Machias, ME
The Bees have spent 10 years developing an innovative and story-based education strategy that we share through a variety of interactive, image-based picture-lectures and graphic workshops. We believe that art is a tool for popular analysis, education and organizing and that the complex and overwhelming issues that face our world can be broken down and understood in simple pictures. In our workshops and presentations, we use giant, portable murals to deconstruct issues as far-reaching as globalization, climate change, colonization, and resource extraction.
Washington, DC
What objects serve as a town's "artifacts"—carrying the collective memories of citizens forward over time and telling their story? dog & pony dc's theatrical production—Beertown—places audience and performers on an even playing-field to actively explore the dynamic and tenuous relationship between individuals and their community. Beertown is an interactive exploration of American history, civic ritual, personal identity, community and memory, that incorporates live music, dance, group storytelling, and map making... and every performance begins with a dessert potluck.
Before I Die
New Orleans, LA
Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space. Originally created on an abandoned house in Candy's neighborhood in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, the project has since spread worldwide with walls created by communities around the world. The project is about remembering what is important to you and understanding your neighbors in a new and enlightening way.
BELONGING Year 1 - Belonging
Nevada City, CA
Belonging was about how people find a sense of belonging in relation to the land. Ruth interviewed 13 featured participants and created the Belonging film with Radu Sava, and used social media to engage the community in a dialog about their sense of belonging.
Ben and Jerry's Foundation
South Burlington, VT
The Mission of the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is to engage Ben & Jerry’s employees in philanthropy and social change work; to give back to our Vermont communities; and to support grassroots progressive social change organizations around the country. Our interests are in furthering social justice, protecting the environment and supporting sustainable food systems. We are committed to supporting non-violent, thoughtful and strategic approaches. Our philanthropy is led by Ben & Jerry’s employees who serve on committees that review grants.
Beth Grossman
Brisbane, CA
Beth Grossman is a socio-political artist, who sees the visual as a way to create community dialog. Her art is a comfortable point of entry into the ongoing dialog about ‘correct’ history, the life-shaping force of religion and the power of social beliefs. The artist takes creative liberty with these charged topics and makes them accessible with beauty and humor. By shifting the context of familiar objects, words and images, she opens them up for fresh examinations that are by turn playful, stimulating and thought provoking.
Bharti Chokshi
Pembroke Pines, FL
Black Is, Black Ain't
Chicago, IL
Organized and exhibited by The Renaissance Society (University of Chicago), the exhibition project Black Is, Black Ain’t dealt with issues of race and identity. It explored a shift in the discourse on race from an earlier emphasis on inclusion to a present moment where racial identity is being simultaneously rejected and preserved.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Philadelphia, PA
Based in Philadelphia, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra was established as a model for the 21st-century American orchestra. Described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “first-class on every level,” Black Pearl's musicians have been trained at leading music conservatories around the globe including the Curtis Institute, the Juilliard School, and the Peabody Institute among others.