Democracy/Civic Participation

The Foundation supports the arts for their inherent value in deepening and enriching the quality of our lives, and in their capacity to enhance our awareness and understanding of one another, advance important social, humanistic, and educational...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I work intermodally and interdisciplinary in the arts. I'm focused on participation in social practice; the space that ignites and diverges when people come together in union with the intent to be critically creative in order to resolve some common...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) is an after-school program, modeled on a traditional apprenticeship, in which teens create public art for community-based organizations, working in Groundswell's studio with a particular emphasis on...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Sundance Institute supports original storytelling worldwide, focusing on independent film and theatre. The Documentary Film Program is a financial and creative resource for independent documentary film artists working with human rights and social...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Appalshop is a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia. It seeks to enlist the power of education, media, theater, music, and other arts to tell stories the commercial cultural industries don’t tell,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Part studio and part gallery, part lounge and part caucus, Freedom of Assembly evolves from bare walls as students explore their political identity as individuals and as a community through creative collaboration. Organized by MCAD’s Student...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
John Malpede, directs, performs and engineers multi-event arts projects that have theatrical, installation, public art and education components. In 1985 Malpede founded and continues to direct the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), the first...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Northern Lights is a roving, collaborative, interactive media-oriented, art agency from the Twin Cities for the world. It presents innovative art in the public sphere, both physical and virtual, focusing on artists creatively using technology, both...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The California Arts Council has the mission to advance California through the arts and creativity with an emphasis on children and artistically underserved communities. The agency encourages widespread public participation in the arts; helps build...
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
Horizons Foundation, a philanthropic social justice organization, serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community throughout the Bay Area and beyond by supporting nonprofit organizations and increasing the financial resources available...
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 Tenure Team Initiative (TTI) is one of the consortium's most important initiatives to date, and seeks to articulate and support the adventurous work of publicly engaged scholars and artists. Led by National Co-chairs, Nancy Cantor (Chancellor...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The National Performance Network (NPN) is a group of diverse cultural organizers, including artists, working to create meaningful partnerships and to provide leadership that enables the practice and public experience of the performing arts in the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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