Democracy/Civic Participation

The goal of the Department of Cultural Affairs is to enhance the quality of life for Los Angeles' residents and visitors. The Department accomplishes this goal by generating and supporting high quality arts and cultural experiences. The department...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In 2001, the late poet Sekou Sundiata conceived The America Project as a shared contemplation of the United States' national identity, its power in the world, and its guiding mythologies. The project has encompassed a series of public engagement...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Project Cabrini Green is a public art installation addressing the demolition of the last high-rise of the Cabrini-Green housing development. The Project, led by the artist Jan Tichy and developed together with Efrat Appel, was created in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Asian Voices of Organized Youth for Community Empowement (A-VOYCE) is the Asian Community Development Corporation's dynamic youth development program for youth from Greater Boston. A-VOYCE brings high school students together to use their voices in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Jules Rochielle is a socially and politically engaged artist interested in innovative public practices and collaborations. She has held artist residencies at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions),Knowles West Media Center, Bristol UK and with...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Silk Road Rising (formerly known as Silk Road Theatre Project) creates live theatre and online videos that tell stories through primarily Asian American and Middle Eastern American lenses. In representing communities that intersect and overlap, we...
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
MAPP International Productions is dedicated to developing functional, sustainable environments for artists to create, premiere and tour performing arts projects. We provide support and opportunities for challenging artistic voices to be fully heard...
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 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
In December 2006, Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) established our living room art series, an innovative approach designed to bring art directly into residential communities in Houston. The Living Room Art series was created by artist Oskar Sonnen...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Founded in 2001, the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is dedicated to harnessing the cultural relevance of Hip-Hop music to serve as a catalyst for education, advocacy, and other societal concerns fundamental to the well-being of at-risk youth...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
An original 40 minute documentary giant screen (IMAX) film about the founding principles of American Democracy created in collaboration with National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, and Kansas State University. The film is narrated by Morgan...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
North Star Fund is New York's community foundation supporting grassroots groups leading the movement for equality, economic justice and peace.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Arizona Commission on the Arts supports the development and retention of statewide jobs in the arts, culture and education sectors; access to quality, vital arts and arts education opportunities for all Arizona citizens; increased economic...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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