Services to the Field

Find information on a vast array of organizations that are supporting the work of arts for community, social, and civic change through services to the field—information, tools and resources, networking, advisory support, membership opportunities and more!

Washington, DC
Future of Music Coalition (FMC) works to ensure that musicians have a voice in the issues that affect their livelihood. One of these issues is artist engagement as it relates to creating sustainable local cultural communities and training musician advocates. Additional issues include radio, internet and telecommunications policy, copyright, and artist compensation. The annual Policy Summit provides forums for discussion about issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy, and law. Musicians are informed of policies and technology developments through the monthly newsletter.
New York, NY
Games for Change provides support, visibility, and shared resources to individuals and organizations using and designing digital games for social change. The web site features Game Channels, a database of exemplary games that engage contemporary social issues in meaningful ways to foster a more just, equitable and/or tolerant society. These games have been created by cross-disciplinary teams from around the world. Profiles include age appropriateness, description, and a link to play. Games in development are showcased in the annual Games for Change Festival.
Austin, TX
Creating spaces that transform and delight, GO collaborative provides feasibility, master planning, architectural design and project management services for renovations and new construction. Their xpertise centers on non-profit and community-centered projects, including public art, education, affordable housing, and parks.
London, AK
Good Film is a project of Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, a London-based foundation that supports documentary filmmakers worldwide. The web site,, is an online tool that links filmmakers to nonprofit and funding organizations to develop partnerships for each stage of the filmmaking process. Films are searchable by topic areas of: Arts, Culture and Sport, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Participation, and Poverty.
Santa Monica, CA
The GRAMMY Foundation was established to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The GRAMMY Foundation fulfills this mission through GRAMMY in the Schools programs that engage both high school and college students and through Preservation and Advancement Initiatives that raise public awareness of the urgent need to preserve our nation's recorded sound legacy. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
Baltimore, MD
Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media (GFEM) serves as a resource for grantmakers who fund media content, infrastructure, and policy as well as those who employ media to further their program goals. GFEM believes that media play a vital role in shaping, framing, and catalyzing public discourse and culture. Our goal is to advance the field of media arts and public interest media funding.
Seattle, WA
Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) serves grantmakers by creating a forum for discourse about topics relevant to the arts. Programs and activities of GIA include: an annual conference which includes an Arts & Social Justice pre-conference; GIA Reader, which features articles on topics of interest to arts grantmakers; Phone Forums which are one-hour presentations on topics of interest to arts and culture funders; and research and publications.
Pittsburgh, PA
The Green Arts Web is an online resource for those who want to be more informed about the theories and practices of environmental art. The Reference section is a survey of resources covering the history of environmental art to the present. Sections for Artists & Projects, Community, Education, and Media resources point to current eco-activist and sustainable creative efforts.
Corte Maera, CA is a web based organization that helps people create, present and appreciate art that heals our relationship with the natural world. The web site features a registry of more than 100 environmental artists that is searchable by name, country, and category. Each artist's listing includes images, artist statement, bio information, project descriptions, and related article(s) and web site(s). also features online exhibitions of environmental art developed in partnership with other museums, organizations, and curators.
New York, NY
HeadCount is a nonpartisan organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy by registering voters at concerts and making civic participation part of the live music experience. HeadCount also presents advocacy campaigns on its web site providing voters with information about issues while presenting opportunities to take action. Issues range from food and farm policy and climate change to personal liberty and human rights. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
Syracuse, NY
As a consortium of more than 80 member colleges and universities, Imagining America’s mission is to strengthen the public and civic purposes of humanities, arts and design through mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships. Imagining America supports public scholarship through the Tenure Team Initiative, Assessing the Practices of Public Scholarship, and other programs.
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 is a global centre for networking, training, professional development, research and community outreach in the burgeoning field of art for social change.
Washington, DC
Justice Through Music (JTM) works with musicians and bands to organize, educate, and activate young people about the importance of civil rights, human rights, and voting. The goal is help eliminate political and social apathy. The JTM web site includes information about social issues and a link to an online voter registration form. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control
New York, NY
LIFEbeat is dedicated to reaching America's youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention. LIFEbeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and to provide support to the AIDS community. Outreach programs include providing club and concert goers with safe sex materials and HIV/AIDS prevention information. The Hearts & Voices program organizes live music concerts for thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS at numerous facilities throughout New York City. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
Oroville, CA
The Look to the Stars web site publicizes the work that celebrities are doing to make a positive difference in the world. The site features a searchable database of more than 2,000 celebrities and has a listing of more than 1,500 charities with descriptions and their celebrity supporters. Also on the site is a listing of top charities and top celebrity supporters for each of a range of causes.
Culver City, CA
The mission of Meaningful Media (MM) is to increase the quality, visibility, and impact of social issue media. MM maintains a network of creators, distributors, and advocates of socially relevant media through membership programs, professional networks, and student chapters. The Meaningful Mediapedia (under development) will be a dynamic web resource that aggregates, curates, and celebrates pro-social media across issue types and media forms.
Minneapolis, MN is an online database of Minnesota artists and arts organizations in all disciplines that seeks to improve the lives of Minnesota artists and provide access to and engagement with Minnesota's arts culture. It offers Minnesota-based artists a central gathering place on the Web as a marketplace and community hub, and offers the public a new way to explore art and get to know Minnesota artists. Although the database is not specifically oriented to arts for change, artists' self-defined categories include social/political performance art, environmental art, and engagement.
New York, NY
Music for Democracy (MFD) is a grassroots organization of musicians, industry professionals, politicians, and music fans united by the conviction that America needs a new kind of politics to move forward toward a more peaceful, economically robust, and environmentally sustainable future. MFD actively supports political candidates who are committed to an agenda of progressive social change. MFD connects both well-known politicians, musicians and young upstart bands with a nationwide network of peers and fans who are passionately engaged in the electoral process.
Wilder, VT
Founded in 2000 by Noel “Paul” Stookey (of the 1960’s folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary) and his daughter, Elizabeth Stookey Sunde, Music to Life builds on the strong historical legacy of social movements’ intentional use of music to educate, recruit, and mobilize. We revitalize music to meet the challenges of the modern world and revolutionize the role activist artists can play in accelerating social change.
Boulder, CO
Musical Missions of Peace seeks to promote peace worldwide through the power of music and focuses on connecting western and middle eastern cultures. This mission is accomplished through concerts and workshops. The workshops topics include spirituality, dance, microtonal Arabic music, and middle eastern history and current affairs. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.