Democracy/Civic Participation

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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The CivicLab is a space for educators, activists and practitioners of grassroots democracy to meet, do research, teach and build tools for accelerating civic engagement and community improvement projects. One of its major projects in 2013 was the...
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
Communities across the country use PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, as a springboard to find ways to prevent hate crimes and anti-immigrant violence. The film tells the story of residents of a Long Island village taking...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
WHY DEMOCRACY? is a documentary project using film to initiate a global conversation about democracy. Democracy is arguably the greatest political buzzword of our time and is invoked by everyone, but what does it mean? Can it be defined, measured,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Wisconsin Women’s Network is a coalition of organizations and individuals that advances the status of women and girls in Wisconsin through communication, education, and advocacy.  
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Boston Women’s Fund supports community-based organizations run by women and girls in the Greater Boston area. We work with low-income women, women of color, lesbians, women with disabilities, older women, and girls who are working to create a...
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
Irrigate is an artist-led creative placemaking initiative spanning the six miles of the Central Corridor Light Rail line in Saint Paul during the years of its construction. This is a unique opportunity that brings together huge infrastructure...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Daniel Heyman is a painter and printmaker in Philadelphia. He is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow in fine arts and a 2009 Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient. Recent solo exhibitions include “Bearing Witness” at the Laband Gallery at Loyola Marymount...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films/videos that address the vital social justice issues that concern queer women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Beth Grossman is a socio-political artist, who sees the visual as a way to create community dialog. Her art is a comfortable point of entry into the ongoing dialog about ‘correct’ history, the life-shaping force of religion and the power of social...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
On the Commons (OTC) is a commons movement strategy center founded in 2001. Our purpose is to activate the emergence of a commons-based society by:
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
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

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