Democracy/Civic Participation

What would happen if the making art was as common as the playing of sports or the shopping for things? I create installations of people making art to inspire the making art in any of its forms by everybody, everywhere. This way people will become...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The McKenzie River Gathering Foundation inspires people to work together for justice and mobilizes resources for Oregon communities as they build collective power to change the world.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In April 2002, Holler to the Hood began a collaboration among traditional Appalachian musicians and hip-hop musicians. The purpose is to bring two traditions together for a unique exchange and artistic exploration of two distinctly rooted traditions...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Split This Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity...
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The MFA in Community Arts (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, or to teach at the post-secondary level. The curriculum provides students with a grounding in theory and practice, while...
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The Union Square Awards believes that grassroots activism strengthens local communities. The Awards identify activists, community organizers, advocates and service providers across New York City neighborhoods who were building organizations...
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Tear Up the Front Page: Performance and Public Discussion combined statewide listening sessions in Wisconsin with the performance of a new play by Danielle Dresden focusing on media issues and the challenges faced by reporters in our contemporary...
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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...
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Portland Works employs artmaking as a catalyst to build enduring, authen­tic relationships which are essential to meeting the increasing challenges facing cities. Created in response to civic and social tensions between city employees, elected...
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Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space. Originally created on an abandoned house in Candy's neighborhood in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, the project has...
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The A G Foundation supports the arts, primarily the visual arts, and issues relating to women and children.
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What America Needs uses the video documentary interview method to engage and empower poeple. Asking the question, "What do you think America needs?" people are invited to find the answers within themselves. Director Mark Wojahn believes that this...
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Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Broward County Commission's Cultural Division’s (BCD) mission is to enhance the community's cultural environment through the development of the arts. The Commission’s vision is to create a cutting-edge network of accessible cultural activities...
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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

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