Systems, policies, places (legislation, issue/problem resolution)

This piece suggests that the accountability movement is “setting a floor for minimum standards” (p. 84) and has consequences for effective social change work. Foundations, in particular, measure impact in terms of attentiveness to accountability...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Developmental Evaluation: An Overview (J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Powerpoint) presented at the Animating Democracy/Americans for the Arts' Funder Exchange on Evaluating Arts & Social Impact at the Nathan Cummings Foundation on May 22, 2013...
Last Updated: August 23, 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
Largely led by community artists and arts organizations with long-standing commitments to applied arts practice with diverse marginalized populations, arts in corrections assume varied forms and intentions. Arts programs provide expressive and...
Last Updated: September 11, 2013
This piece sheds light on the philanthropic sector’s efforts to improve measurement and evaluation (M&E), specifically within the context of foundations involved in social change work. The broad observations of the six contributing authors are...
Last Updated: September 25, 2013
An investigation into the advent of the U.S. crack epidemic, Agents & Assets was originally developed and performed in Los Angeles in 2001. In 2002, it was remounted in Detroit, recast for the audience with a combination of LAPD members and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The feature film, 800 Mile Wall, highlights the construction of the new border walls along the US-Mexico border as well as the effect on the migrants trying to cross into the US. The film documents in great detail the ineffective and deadly results...
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 Longfellow Creek Habitat Improvement Project is an urban creek restoration in West Seattle and is part of a larger effort to restore and protect Seattle's creeks as backyard natural resources. The art project consists of earthworks, waterwise...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Arte Es Vida is an ongoing program of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center that addresses issues of cultural equity and democracy and examines “the role of artistic and cultural expression in a society that inherits the deep wounds, economic and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Common Ground: TOC is a partnership between Littleglobe and three rural New Mexico communities: the Eastern Agency Navajo (Diné) communities of Torreon and Ojo Encino, and the village of Cuba (TOC). The project has brought contemporary and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Human Right to Housing (support tenants facing eviction due to variety of reasons including foreclosure in Maryland) Education Stability (access to public (k-12) education for homeless students in Maryland) Access to Health Care and Public Benefits...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Lorna Jordan’s Waterworks Gardens is the first environmental artwork of its kind to combine classical garden design, wastewater treatment infrastructure, and habitat restoration. The project functions to naturally treat storm water, enhance the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Thousand Kites is an ongoing national storytelling project that uses performance, web, video, and radio to open a public space for incarcerated people, corrections officials, the formerly incarcerated, grassroots activists, and ordinary citizens to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
El Puente — Spanish for The Bridge — is a community-based organization that engages youth and adult members in the arts, education, public health, environmental justice and social action programs. Founded in 1982 on the Southside of Williamsburg, El...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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