Economic and Community Development

On the Commons (OTC) is a commons movement strategy center founded in 2001. Our purpose is to activate the emergence of a commons-based society by:
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The goal of the Global Corporate Citizenship function is to enable the development of vibrant communities with citizens who are educated, creative, civic minded, environmentally conscious, healthy and economically self-sustained.
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The Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP) is a research center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. SIAP conducts research on the role of arts and culture in American cities focusing on strategies of arts-based...
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Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight of frame, but large in spirit and vision, the 70-year-old artist was born in China, lives in...
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The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency that nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and...
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The mission of the Longhouse is to promote indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation and economic development.
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One Day was part of a year-long collaboration between Sojourn Theatre Company and visionPDX, a public engagement initiative sponsored by the Office of the Mayor of Portland that invited community members to develop a shared vision for the future of...
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The CivicLab is a space for educators, activists and practitioners of grassroots democracy to meet, do research, teach and build tools for accelerating civic engagement and community improvement projects. One of its major projects in 2013 was the...
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The mission of the Arts Council is: • To develop and promote artists and the arts through educational opportunities; • To foster a spirit of community and goodwill through art marketing relationships with local businesses; and • To build an...
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The McKenzie River Gathering Foundation inspires people to work together for justice and mobilizes resources for Oregon communities as they build collective power to change the world.
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Established creative and non-fiction writers, and artists not requiring exceptional facilities are eligible for our month-long residencies that run from mid-June through October 1. Blue Mountain Center periodically hosts special short residencies...
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Community Progress exists to help meet the growing need in America's cities and towns for effective, sustainable solutions to turn vacant, abandoned and problem properties into vibrant places. Community Progress works with public officials, agencies...
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Public Arts and educational initiatives
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Chris Jonas is a composer, intermedia/video artist, conductor and instrumentalist working on the intersection of the visual and acoustic, creating pieces that engage and challenge context. Along with partner Molly Sturges, Jonas founded Littleglobe...
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Ronit Bezalel has been producing and directing films since 1990. Her films cover a wide range of topics, from the dismantling of Public Housing to Professional Women’s Tackle Football (co-directed with Laurie Little and Sree Nallamothu). Her...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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