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With the cities of Evanston & Chicago, Illinois, Hartford, Connecticut, and Portland, Oregon as lenses, BUILT explored the changing United States city, and the challenges of housing, infrastructure, neighborhood cohesion, and equity all present...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Wishes for the Sky is a free, experiential, public art event celebrating the arrival of spring, environmental sustainability, and personal and collective wish-making. This one-of-a-kind art project has become a signature Earth Day event for the Twin...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
PFund advances social justice for LGBT communities by funding systems change, developing leaders, inspiring giving, and convening and reporting on issues of importance within our communities. We are working to change attitudes, change systems and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project is a multi-arts initiative, with an original ballet by Stephen Mills of Ballet Austin at its core. The somber and thought-provoking ballet serves as a vehicle for evoking the events of the Holocaust and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Who We Are: The Youth Dreamers, Inc. is a non-profit organization which runs the Dream House, the only youth-run youth center in Baltimore. Founded in a middle-school Community Action class a decade ago, the Youth Dreamers and their community...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Inspired by unprecedented demographic urban changes, an expansion in the immigrant and refugee communities, and growth in high density urban living juxtaposed with the devastation of rising home foreclosures, in 2006 OverExposure undertook “What’s...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The MFA in Community Arts (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, or to teach at the post-secondary level. The curriculum provides students with a grounding in theory and practice, while...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The UnConvention was a non-partisan collective of citizens who came together to create a forum in which to promote the democratic and free exchange of ideas on important issues. It existed as a counterpoint to the highly scripted and predetermined...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
This year’s seventh graders – 12 and 13 years old – are the first Americans to grow up with no memory of time before the searing events of Sept. 11, 2001. As the country approaches the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this fall, a class of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Trash Project is a dance that was created in collaboration with the City of Austin Sanitation Department Named the #1 Arts Event by The Austin American Statesman, the #1 Dance Event by The Austin Chronicle, and winner of Most Outstanding Dance...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
UTOPIA/dystopia project activities engaged both long standing and new area residents of Skid Row--including the homeless and formerly homeless, the working poor, immigrants and their families, and the area's burgeoning loft-living population--in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Marcus Young describes sidewalks as "the blank pages of our city as a book." Inspired by names or initials stamped in concrete, Young capitalized on sidewalks as an underutilized public space to give poets a new place to showcase their writing....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I am working with a variety of social justice activist organizations to apply ethnography - the writing of culture - as storytelling. I both write for them and train them to write for themselves as empowerment and as a means of demonstrating their...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Art at Work, founded by Marty Pottenger in 2007, is a national initiative piloted in Portland, Maine, designed to improve municipal government through strategic art-making projects with city employees and elected officials. Since 2007, the project...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
HoopsHIGH is an after-school program in which students develop skills in sports broadcasting. Throughout the school year and summer, participants travel to a variety of high schools to produce full broadcast coverage of sporting events, including...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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