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City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Philadelphia, PA
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. In its first 25 years, the Mural Arts Program has created more than 3,000 murals that have become an integral part of Philadelphia’s landscape. The Mural Arts Program works with more than 100 communities each year to create murals that reflect the culture of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.
City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission
Reno, NV
The mission of the Commission is to secure, advocate and fund excellence in the arts.
City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs
San Antonio, TX
The City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affair’s mission is to provide leadership and support for arts organizations and individual artists, improving the quality of life for San Antonio citizens and visitors alike. OCA's vision is to be the recognized public agency leading the San Antonio creative environment.
City of San Diego, Commission for Arts and Culture
San Diego, CA
The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture vitalizes the city by supporting the region's cultural assets, integrating arts and culture into community life and showcasing San Diego as an international tourist destination.
City of Savannah Cultural Affairs
Savannah, GA
The mission of the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs is to nurture excellence and diversity to improve the social fabric and quality of life for Savannah’s citizens, regardless of income, education, disabilities, or ethnicity; to provide leadership in fostering programs that educate and expose citizens to a rich and diverse range of cultural expressions; to support artistic programs that celebrate creativity, create educational opportunities, encourage economic growth and enhance Savannah’s reputation as a cultural destination.
City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Seattle, WA
The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in Seattle.
City of Wichita, Division of Arts and Cultural Services
Wichita, KS
The City of Wichita strives to encourage and provide financial support to arts and cultural organizations that demonstrate and document excellence in quality artistic programs, professional artistic and administrative staffing, financial stability and their contribution to the community at large.
Civic Art Program - Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles , CA
In December 2004, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the County's first Civic Art Policy which allocates one percent of design and construction costs on new County capital projects to a Civic Art Special Fund.  Civic art dollars are flexible and, in most cases, may be pooled.  The policy is structured to allow for integrated permanent public art enhancements, temporary art commissions, restoration of historic artworks, and the creation of cultural spaces or activities.
Civic Center
New Orleans, LA
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 spaces and tools that help people navigate their cities and improve their communities. We believe that public spaces should inspire conversation, make the machinery of the city more accessible, and restore a sense of dignity to the public realm.
Clay Pots... A Place to Grow
Baltimore, MD
Clay Pots is a neighorhood center with an emerging artist gallery, a free coffeehouse, a GED and literacy program and more! Clay Pots is a neighborhood center in West Baltimore that provides safe space where people experience growth through education, art, health and wellness, and community connection. Clay Pots runs a GED program, operates a free coffeehouse with an emerging artist gallery, and provides other educational opportunities such as computer classes and basic Spanish.
Cleveland Foundation
Cleveland, OH
To enhance the quality of life for all residents of Greater Cleveland, now, and for generations to come, by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking and providing leadership on key community issues.
Code Pink 4 Peace
Venice, CA
Colburn Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
The Colburn Foundation's mission is to help create and maintain a healthy and thriving classical music community in southern California and beyond.
Collage Dance Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Redefining the relationship between audience and art by presenting bold choreography in extraordinary places, the Collage Dance Theatre initiates collaborations with artists and cultivates community engagement to create meaningful, multidisciplinary public art experiences with exceptional artistic standards.
Color Line Project
New Orleans, LA
The Color Line Project (CLP) convened artists, educators and activists, and helped them strengthen their understanding of each other and their heritage and community through the established storytelling methodology called the story circle. In particular, The Color Line Project encourages people who participated in or were deeply affected by the civil rights movement to tell their stories. The Color Line Project visited numerous communities over eight years. In each community, the CLP team conducted story-collecting and performance.
Colorado Council on the Arts
Denver, CO
The Colorado Council on the Arts aims to promote the cultural, education, and economic growth of Colorado through development of its arts and cultural heritage.
Columbus Federation of Settlements
Columbus, OH
The Columbus Federation of Settlements is a coalition of seven neighborhood-based organizations working together under one nonprofit to strengthen the ability of each member to serve its unique community. With a common philosophy of social reform utilizing the strengths of neighborhoods at the grassroots level, the members of the Federation offer programs—including the Transit Arts program—to strengthen family, neighborhood, and community life and to respond to changes such as increases in immigrant populations and the number of elderly residents raising young children.
Combat Paper Project
San Francisco, CA
Combat Paper Project uses artistic innovation to acknowledge the weight military uniforms carry. Instead of leaving uniforms—canvases of a different kind already covered in symbolism—to hang and gather dust at the back of a storage room, the project facilitates tearing, processing, and transforming uniforms into actual paper for artists to project their emotions. Former U.S.
Common Ground: Torreon, Ojo Encino, Cuba (TOC)
Torreon/Ojo/Cuba, NM
Common Ground: TOC is a partnership between Littleglobe and three rural New Mexico communities: the Eastern Agency Navajo (Diné) communities of Torreon and Ojo Encino, and the village of Cuba (TOC). The project has brought contemporary and traditional artists, community organizers, students, elders, and community members together for a multi-year creative arts project that encourages participants to explore issues of primary concern in their communities.
Community Arts Network
Saxapahaw, NC
The Community Arts Network (CAN) was an online project of Art in the Public Interest that promoted information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based arts, that is, art made as a voice and a force within a specific community of place, spirit or tradition. The CAN project was active from July 1999 through April of 2010. The CAN website is now archived on Archive-It courtesy of Indiana University. CAN maintains an active Facebook page.