Democracy/Civic Participation

Democratic Vistas Profiles: Essays in the Arts and Democracy is a series of literary profiles featuring artists and arts leaders who live and work at the intersection of the arts and democratic life. Democratic Vistas set out to find great writers...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Catalyzing development of South Florida as a major center for EcoArt practice through establishment of EcoArt Nodes in each of South Florida's five watersheds. We define EcoArt as a practice that fuses aesthetics, science and community engagement....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) funds and encourages grassroots social change in Central Appalachia. ACF works to build a sustainable base of resources to support community-led organizations seeking to overcome and address issues of race,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In 2004, the Neighborhood Story Project (NSP) was founded by Rachel Breunlin and Abram Himelstein as a book-making project based in the neighborhoods where they live and work.  Following its mission, “Our stories told by us,” the NSP work with...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
New Muslim Cool is a powerful documentary by filmmaker Jennifer Taylor that tells the story of Hamza Pérez, a young Puerto Rican hip hop artist who converted to Islam at age 21, pulling himself off the streets to become a community activist and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture vitalizes the city by supporting the region's cultural assets, integrating arts and culture into community life and showcasing San Diego as an international tourist destination.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Regional Arts Commission was founded in 1985 to promote, encourage, and foster the arts and cultural institutions in St. Louis City and County and to contribute to the economic development of the area through a strong presence of the arts. The...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In Seats of Power, artist and activist Beth Grossman invited ten public officials in Brisbane, California to immortalize their derrieres in the name of art and civic engagement. Asked to create an art exhibit to honor the opening of a new civic...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Durfee Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to adhere to the values of their founders, Dorothy Durfee Avery and R. Stanton Avery, by rewarding individual initiative and leadership. The majority of their grantmaking focuses on the Los...
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 County Judge documentary is a joint endeavor of Eastern Kentucky University and Appalshop. It is a campus-community partnership based in Letcher County, Kentucky that explores the influence that enduring local traditions, attitudes, and growing...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Leeway Foundation is Philadelphia-based independent foundation that supports individual women and transgender artists working toward individual and community transformation. The Foundation envisions a world where art is recognized as an...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Albany Park Theater Project is a multiethnic, youth theater ensemble that inspires people to envision a more just and beautiful world. APTP creates original theater that shares the real-life stories of urban teens, immigrants, and working-class...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Wide Angle Youth Media is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides Baltimore youth with media education to tell their own stories and become engaged with their communities. Through quality after-school programming, in-school opportunities,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Community Visions teaches documentary videomaking skills to members of community organizations in Philadelphia, Chester, and Camden. Community Visions is a part of Scribe's mission to explore, develop and advance the use of video, film, audio and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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