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When governmental and civic entities employ the arts to engage people in public processes, they often find new and effective ways to motivate participation, make decisions, and solve problems.
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
Caron Atlas' essay on MicroFest: Appalachia focuses on the connections between civic capacity, imagination, and moral economy in Appalachia.
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
The Zion Canyon Song Cycle is the result of a lively blend of civic dialogue, creativity, oral history, participatory democracy, and music. The Cycle is comprised of sixteen original songs that celebrate the history, community preoccupations, and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Launched in 2004, this multi-faceted program deals with the grief of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and offers education, development, and hope for life in the future. Working with genocide survivors in the Rugerero District near Gisenyi, Barefoot...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Art & Soul project used the arts as a catalyst for collaborative, creative explorations of the values, hopes, and fears of the Starksboro, Vermont community. The project employed art and storytelling as a means to foster and protect a local...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I Wish This Was is an interactive public art project that invites residents to provide civic input on-site. Fill-in-the-blank stickers are posted on vacant storefronts and beyond as a low-barrier tool for people to have a voice in shaping the future...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
  In late 2011, the Orton Family Foundation awarded a two-year economic planning grant to North Fork Valley in Colorado—three interdependent towns of about 7,000 residents with a very rich arts environment.  The towns wanted to take control of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
WMMT’s mission is to be a 24 hour voice of mountain people’s music, culture, and social issues, to provide broadcast space for creative expression and community involvement in making radio, and to be an active participant in discussion of public...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
OPeX studios is an architectural design company with a child centric focus on environments + products. As part of our practice we initiate public installations that serve as cultural experiments that explore alternate ways of unpacking + shaping "...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
MISSION DEEP SPACE Arts is a peer-operated organization. We aim to present quality contemporary arts and interdisciplinary programming to facilitate and support the creative process as a portal into the collaboration of arts and multimedia. SUMMARY
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Appalshop is a multi-media arts and cultural organization located in Whitesburg, Kentucky that strives to develop effective ways to use media to address the complex issues facing central Appalachia – a declining coal economy, a legacy of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
A project everyone is invited to get involved with! OPeX studios, a child-centric architectural design company in Los Angeles, has initiated an innovative public exhibition project entitled Square Inches of Love, to weave the digital and physical...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Established creative and non-fiction writers, and artists not requiring exceptional facilities are eligible for our month-long residencies that run from mid-June through October 1. Blue Mountain Center periodically hosts special short residencies...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Unique Concerts for Adult Public Musicians in the Schools - for at-risk children Children's Concert for all School Children
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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