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Urbano Project brings together urban teens and professional artists to ignite social change through participatory works of contemporary art and performance. Together we are developing future generations of artists and leaders committed to an...
Last Updated: October 5, 2015
What is American culture? While many countries long ago defined their culture and heritage, our culture is less easily described. A recent New York Times essay on identity raised thought-provoking questions about the diversity and fluidity of the...
Last Updated: December 2, 2015
United Arts of Central Florida funds arts and cultural projects through multiple grant programs. Projects for social change would best apply through the mini-grant. The program offers up to $2,500, and requires a $1:$1 match. Projects must occur in...
Last Updated: July 1, 2016
In 2013 the City of Minneapolis and Intermedia Arts collaborated on Creative CityMaking, a program aimed at integrating creative thinking, strategies, and processes into the ongoing operations of City Departments. Functioning within the Department...
Last Updated: July 8, 2016
Hausam Arts is a new iteration of an arts consulting company founded in 1999 now focused on arts and social change.  We support artists in this important work, facilitate specific programs and consult for communities interested in arts and social...
Last Updated: July 18, 2016
Saving Our Sons & Sisters International (SOSSI) is a 501c3 non-profit organization made up of “no excuse” lead- ers of integrity committed to making a difference in the lives of youth and adults, by transforming and improving their educational...
Last Updated: August 12, 2016
Founded in 2009, Urbano Project is a non-profit community art studio that fosters participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change. We bring together artist-mentors, local youth, and community members...
Last Updated: August 12, 2016
The Urbano Fellows are an exemplary group of program alumni who have participated in Urbano’s programs for at least two semesters. Ten to fifteen Fellows meet year-round, serving as peer leaders. These youth artists work with a lead artist and...
Last Updated: August 12, 2016
Our mission is to strengthen the value of youth art and culture by providing equal access to communal, artistic, and cultural resources that allow youth to become creative and engaged community members. We provide programs for youth ages 13 to 24...
Last Updated: September 30, 2016
The Hylton Center is a multi-use facility with a concert hall (Merchant Hall) seating 1,123 and a black box space (Gregory Family Theater) seating 242 in theater mode or 300 for a sit down dinner.  The two spaces have seperate dressing rooms and can...
Last Updated: October 5, 2016
Artful Life projects transform communities through the beauty and power of collaborative art.  Professional artists and residents of underserved communities work together over months and years to envision and co-create significant works of art. ...
Last Updated: October 5, 2016
Urbano Project  (Urbano) brings together youth and professional artists to learn and experiment through place-based participatory art projects that address the social justice issues of our times. Urbano's program objectives are to offer youth age 14...
Last Updated: October 17, 2016
The mission of Creative Action is to spark and support the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school arts residencies and community-based programs, Creative Action’s team of...
Last Updated: October 19, 2016
The MARZ Project is a safe space for youth engaging in healthy self-expression, confidence and leadership skills building, and building a creative and just community.
Last Updated: October 19, 2016
Community-created mural at a homeless shelter, designed and painted by shelter guests.  I solicited ideas from them over the course of about eight months, provided materials, and they created the mural themselves.  The purpose of the mural was to...
Last Updated: October 24, 2016

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