Economic and Community Development

During the summer, Free Spirit Media partners with Umoja Student Development Corporation’s summer internship program, Community Builders (CB). Through the six-week internship, CB student interns create short documentaries that explore themes of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I'm a long time activist and educator who has criss-crossed the arts, community development and civic engagement spaces since 1990. I was a Shakespearean actor in the early 1980s and then became a theater producer and then, as a result of the attack...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Civic Center is a creative studio based in New Orleans that works to make cities more comfortable for people. Founded by Candy Chang and James A. Reeves in 2010, Civic Center blends art, design, education, research, and urban planning to create...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Arts in Stark is a non-profit organization that gives out grants, manages the county Cultural Center, and runs the Annual Arts Campaign. Arts in Stark is committed to using the arts to create smarter kids, new jobs, and healthier communities.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Heidi Duckler is the Artistic Director and founder of Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre. Since its inception in 1985, she has choreographed more than 60 original dance works at unique sites in Hong Kong, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Portland, Oregon and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Many storefronts on University Avenue are vacant, due in part to Central Corridor Light Rail construction. Increased vacancy rates create a downward spiral as the remaining businesses draw fewer customers. This has a negative impact on the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The mission of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to support and promote community, interactive art and civic participation. For our purposes, interactive art means art that generates social participation. The process whereby this art is created, the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Through the Art & Soul project, Starksboro has begun a process of identifying and protecting the people, places, and traditions that citizens treasure and that connect them to one another and to their town. The arts and storytelling will be used...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Mosque Alert tells the story of two suburban American families living in Naperville, IL -one Christian, the other Muslim- who find their lives torn apart by a proposal to build a new mosque in their community. Silk Road Rising and playwright Jamil...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Creative Capital supports groundbreaking artists in all disciplines whose work seeks to illuminate the world in which we live. Creative Capital considers artists entrepreneurs in the cultural arena, and has adapted venture capital concepts into its...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Center for Rural Strategies is a public-spirited communications organization that seeks to improve rural life by increasing public understanding about the importance and value of rural communities. Our goals are to use media strategically to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our Vision: The Orange County Arts Council envisions a community that supports the arts and appreciates how the arts enrich human experience and illuminate the human condition. Our Mission: To strengthen the arts in Orange County by providing...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and strengthens our region through innovative community initiatives and quality services to donors and constituents.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Sojourn Theatre’s 2010 project On the Table is a participatory performance that bridged two Oregon communities, one urban (Portland), one rural (Mollala) with the aim to shift people’s attitudes about the places where they live. The performance...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
WHAT DO YOU DO? is an interview-theatre project in Baltimore, MD. The title question can be hard to answer for people who are unemployed, underemployed, or pursuing an unpaid passion while working another gig for pay.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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