Economic and Community Development

After graduating from the Swain School of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design, Matthew established his own graphic design and illustration studio. In 1989, Matthew created his own cartoon strip, "Cyrus and Ida", which appears weekly in the Vermont...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
AKIMBO is an annual festival that showcases Baltimore's professional dance companies and movement artists, from more traditional dance to more experimental works. AKIMBO events are designed to build community between artists, audiences, and venues...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The San Francisco Arts Commission is the city agency that champions the arts in San Francisco. The Commission believes that a creative cultural environment is essential to the City’s well-being. Their programs integrate the arts into all aspects of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Chinook Fund is a movement-building organization. The Foundation supports organizations working to create a just, equitable and free society by transforming oppressive and discriminatory political, social and economic systems and institutions...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Forecast Public Art seeks to strengthen and advance the field of public art locally, nationally, and internationally by expanding participation, supporting artists, informing audiences, and assisting communities. The organization accomplishes this...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Axis Alley seeks through creative engagement to utilize the backyards of vacant properties and vacant lots as a canvas for creative works that transform, activate and revitalize the overlooked, under-attended areas of Baltimore’s back alleys....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), founded in 1893, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that fights for a more livable New York and advocates for intelligent urban planning, design and preservation.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on issues of social and economic justice in the Chicago area.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Axis of Justice links musicians and music fans with local political organizations to effectively organize around issues of peace, human rights, and economic justice. Axis of Justice's web site includes a database of local activist organizations...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Chicago Public Art Group mission is to unite artists and communities in partnership to produce quality public art and to extend and transform the tradition of collaborative, community involved, public artwork. Chicago Public Art Group goals...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The East Bay Community Foundation's mission is to be the organization of choice for philanthropy in the East Bay through leadership in leveraging all assets in our communities to speed the transformation of low-income, disadvantaged, impoverished,...
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The Institute for Cultural Partnerships (ICP) facilitates opportunities for understanding among diverse cultures and communities. Through their ongoing work with newcomer artists and communities, they utilize the powerful relationship between arts...
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PPCS is an ecumenical human services agency serving those who are homeless, especially those living with mental lillness, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. Tthe community collabARTive is an integrated component of the Allen Ave Transitional Housing...
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The Kresge Foundation's mission is to promote human progress.
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Appalshop is a multi-media arts and cultural organization located in Whitesburg, Kentucky that strives to develop effective ways to use media to address the complex issues facing central Appalachia – a declining coal economy, a legacy of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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