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The Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI) cultivates a sustainable and diverse cultural community for the people of Staten Island. COAHSI creates opportunities for dialogue among and works hand-in-hand with individual artists...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Portrait of America’s™ Dream initiative is a Celebration of the American Way of Life. It is a reflection on America today as illuminated through interviews and images of America’s newest citizens. It invites these immigrants of note to share their...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Sojourn Theatre’s 2010 project On the Table is a participatory performance that bridged two Oregon communities, one urban (Portland), one rural (Mollala) with the aim to shift people’s attitudes about the places where they live. The performance...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In December 2004, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the County's first Civic Art Policy which allocates one percent of design and construction costs on new County capital projects to a Civic Art Special Fund.  Civic art dollars are...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
A Day at Stateville is a play detailing newcomer’s first day at Stateville Correctional Facility in Joliet, Illinois. The play was conceived and written by inmates who took the prison’s “Life Transformation Through Communication” course, all of whom...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Each April, during National Poetry Month, the Baltimore-based organization Poetry in Community—along with local literary organizations, publishers, and poets—sponsors a free community-centric festival with readings, performances, free poetry...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Created through a series of community Weaving Bees, this abandoned playground is being woven with reclaimed materials into a neighborhood gathering space. This project is aimed at inter-generational collaboration, building friendships and community...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
As a vital member of the Detroit community, 4TheatrSake seeks to promote social change, particularly in the criminal justice system. Their production Cells/$hips was a viral sensation as it created discussion for the lifestyles of the incarcerated. 
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Catalyzing development of South Florida as a major center for EcoArt practice through establishment of EcoArt Nodes in each of South Florida's five watersheds. We define EcoArt as a practice that fuses aesthetics, science and community engagement....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
D center Baltimore is a a non-profit agency that is a broad cross-section of disciplines and individuals invested in improving and encouraging design-in all its iterations-in the Baltimore region. D center's members believe design thinking has the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
New Lens is a youth driven social justice organization working to make art and media about often-underrepresented perspectives. The work is used to facilitate dialogue, shift perspectives and stimulate action. The process of making art and media...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In its Justice Cycle Project, Cornerstone Theater Company created a series of six original community-based productions that examined the complex ways laws shape and disrupt communities in Los Angeles. Immediately following each performance, audience...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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