Democracy/Civic Participation

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
Jeff Chang has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. He was a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and a winner of the North Star News Prize. He was named by The Utne Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World”....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Open Engagement is a free annual conference on socially engaged art. Directed and founded by Jen Delos Reyes and planned in conjunction with the Art and Social Practice MFA program at Portland State University.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Kansas Arts Commission provides opportunities for the people of Kansas to experience, celebrate and value the arts throughout their lives. The Commission serves artists, nonprofit organizations, schools and government agencies through grants to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
RFK in EKY, The Robert F. Kennedy Performance Project, was a series of public conversations and activities centered around the real-time, site-specific intermedia performance that recreated, on September 9 and 10, 2004, Robert Kennedy’s two-day 200-...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Culture Project is a nonprofit theatre company that views itself as an arts and human rights organization. The company is dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
An original 40 minute documentary giant screen (IMAX) film about the founding principles of American Democracy created in collaboration with National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, and Kansas State University. The film is narrated by Morgan...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Promethean Community uses a variety of theater techniques to co-create an environment that allows the community stakeholders to create new ways of relating to each other. This consciousness raising allows the community to create an on-going...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In December 2006, Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) established our living room art series, an innovative approach designed to bring art directly into residential communities in Houston. The Living Room Art series was created by artist Oskar Sonnen...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Founded in 2001, the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is dedicated to harnessing the cultural relevance of Hip-Hop music to serve as a catalyst for education, advocacy, and other societal concerns fundamental to the well-being of at-risk youth...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
City Council Meeting is a four-city performance project in partnership with Mallory Catlett, Jim Findlay, and Aaron Landsman. Premiered in 2012 and now in San Francisco summer of 2014, City Council Meeting is described as “performed participatory...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Animating Democracy is a program of Americans for the Arts that works to inspire, inform, promote and connect arts as a contributor to community, civic, and social change.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Arizona Commission on the Arts supports the development and retention of statewide jobs in the arts, culture and education sectors; access to quality, vital arts and arts education opportunities for all Arizona citizens; increased economic...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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