Democracy/Civic Participation

Linda Pollack studied economics at Penn State University, and art at the Vrije Akademie in The Hague and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, the Netherlands. She spent a decade in the lowlands, eventually combining her art practice with cultural...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our Mission Gen Why Media is a youth-led production group that collaborates across disciplines to create media, events, workshops, public art and intergenerational dialogues that engage society in new forms of public engagement.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Hunt Alternatives Fund advances innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at the local, national, and global levels.
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
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
NEFA’s mission is to creatively support the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, make vital connections between artists and communities, and build the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region's...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
home land security was a community arts performance project in response to September 11th created and directed by Marty Pottenger and commissioned by the Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland, ME. The goal of home land security was to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The UnConvention was a non-partisan collective of citizens who came together to create a forum in which to promote the democratic and free exchange of ideas on important issues. It existed as a counterpoint to the highly scripted and predetermined...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Center for Arts Policy (CAP) at Columbia College Chicago evolved from a series of forums (“Democratic Vistas”) that began in 1994, emerging from a concern about the ways the arts had become a political football in the country’s “culture wars.”...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
A founding member of Alternate ROOTS, a service organization for community-based artists in the South, deNobriga served as ROOTS' executive director and planning/development director for ten years. A current board member of Alternate ROOTS,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Can't Stop Won't Stop is a site that features the work of Jeff Chang, a writer of politics, culture, and the hip-hop movement. One of Chang's works is The Creativity Stimulus, which highlights the impact of the arts or creativity in promoting social...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Arts of Citizenship develops effective models of collaborative research that simultaneously advance faculty careers in the arts, humanities and design, and advance vital cultural and organizational agendas of community-based organizations.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
We're a bunch of anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks. We have produced posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Barr Foundation is a private foundation committed to enhancing the quality of life for all of Boston’s residents. While our primary areas of emphasis are education and the environment, we also provide support to arts and cultural activities.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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