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Abundance by Marty Pottenger is a community arts performance project gathering stories and exploring ways that people of different classes, races, and ages negotiate economics in their daily lives. The heart of Abundance is nationwide interviews...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange’s 2006 Ferocious Beauty: Genome project, a touring performance created in collaboration with geneticists and educators, explored how knowledge of the genome “will change the way we think about aging, perfection, ancestry...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Community Arts Network (CAN) was an online project of Art in the Public Interest that promoted information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based arts, that is, art made as a voice and a force within a...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Telling Stories creates theatre from the life experiences of youth in the foster care system. Playwright Project developed the program in partnership with the LEAP (Leadership Empowers All Possibilities) Board of the San Diego Foster Youth...
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
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...
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
Project Onward is a studio and gallery dedicated to the creative growth of artists with mental and developmental disabilities. Project Onward provides workspace, art materials, professional guidance, and opportunities for exhibition and sales to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
There are lots of examples of digital storytelling being applied to cultural and social challenges: working with communities, documenting projects, gathering stories, and celebrating events. Often, however, these initiatives are one-offs and lacking...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
"Life Sentence" is a collection of songs based on the wrongful conviction of Clarence Harrison. Written by Melanie Hammet and Ben Holst, this music is currently available as a performance by Melanie, Ben, and Clarence Harrison, en route to becoming...
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
home land security was a community arts performance project in response to September 11th created and directed by Marty Pottenger and commissioned by the Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland, ME. The goal of home land security was to...
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
Named one of the best shows of 2007 by the Chicago Sun-Times, Aquí Estoy (Spanish for "I am here") was based on months of interviews conducted by Albany Park Theater Project youth ensemble members about the lives of undocumented immigrants in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC) Judith Marcuse Projects (JMP) and Simon Fraser University have partnered to establish the International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC), the first of its kind in North America. ICASC...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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