Economic and Community Development

I work intermodally and interdisciplinary in the arts. I'm focused on participation in social practice; the space that ignites and diverges when people come together in union with the intent to be critically creative in order to resolve some common...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I Wish This Was is an interactive public art project that invites residents to provide civic input on-site. Fill-in-the-blank stickers are posted on vacant storefronts and beyond as a low-barrier tool for people to have a voice in shaping the future...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
MAP seeks to support experimentation and innovation in the live performing arts. Within that, MAP seeks especially to support work that brings insight to the issue of cultural difference or "the other," be that in class, gender, generation,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Architecture for Humanity seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crises and brings design services to communities in need. It brings together individuals and firms involved in all facets of building design to provide design services to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Allison Orr is the founder and artistic director of Forklift Danceworks, a dance company based in Austin, Texas.  Defying easy description, Orr’s work challenges audiences to expand notions of dance and performer while posing the question: who and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
 
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Durfee Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to adhere to the values of their founders, Dorothy Durfee Avery and R. Stanton Avery, by rewarding individual initiative and leadership. The majority of their grantmaking focuses on the Los...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our foundation's name refers to the narrow source of a river— the headwaters. The organizations we fund are small, but, very quickly, the work they do becomes a powerful, rushing current, working to wipe social injustice from the community. Unlike...
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The Kresge Foundation's mission is to promote human progress.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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
To invite The Forum Project's Performance Troupe to your community, group or classroom, please email info@theforumproject.org. Our Peformance Troupe has been working hard and is ready to take the stage! This performance will showcase several of the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Ten Days for Oppositional Architecture was a 10-day public event consisting of lectures, discussions, presentations, film screenings, and a range of participatory events, bringing together architects, activists, geographers, planners, economists,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Since 1975, writer, performer, director and activist Marty Pottenger has created performances, plays, arts-based civic dialogues, and community arts projects throughout the United States and Europe. A former union activist, Board Chair of the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
My goal is to advocate for people who have been historically marginalized and to assist in having them tell their own stories using the arts.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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