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Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses and Abandoned Lots
Cincinnati, OH
Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses, and Abandoned Lots explored artist’s creative use of farming practices to inspire self-reliance, improve food quality, demonstrate sustainable farming techniques, engender community actions, and foster local identities. Curated by Sue Spaid and featuring works by over 24 American artists, the exhibit was followed by a book that discusses related projects by nearly 240 international artists and architects.
Green Arts Web
Pittsburgh, PA
The Green Arts Web is an online resource for those who want to be more informed about the theories and practices of environmental art. The Reference section is a survey of resources covering the history of environmental art to the present. Sections for Artists & Projects, Community, Education, and Media resources point to current eco-activist and sustainable creative efforts.
Corte Maera, CA is a web based organization that helps people create, present and appreciate art that heals our relationship with the natural world. The web site features a registry of more than 100 environmental artists that is searchable by name, country, and category. Each artist's listing includes images, artist statement, bio information, project descriptions, and related article(s) and web site(s). also features online exhibitions of environmental art developed in partnership with other museums, organizations, and curators.
Gregory Sale
Phoenix, AZ
Groundswell Community Mural Project
Brooklyn, NY
Groundswell Community Mural Project is a Brooklyn-based, 501(c)(3) founded in 1996. Groundswell brings together professional artists, grassroots organizations and communities in partnership to create high quality murals in under-represented neighborhoods. Our work inspires youth, communities and artists to take active ownership of their future and equips them with the tools necessary for social change. We work city wide with a special focus on Brooklyn.
Guerrilla Girls
New York, NY
We're a bunch of anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks. We have produced posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film and the culture at large. We use humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny. We wear gorilla masks to focus on the issues rather than our personalities.
Habeas Lounge
New York, NY
HABEAS LOUNGE series are developed to be timely and relevant to the communities where they are based. The idea is to break away from the typical dynamics of the panel discussion and instead create a more fluid and inclusive atmosphere where candid exchange can occur. The HABEAS LOUNGE is a space for civic dialogue, where we curate a series of public discussions and other exchanges. These exchanges... take place in a built environment, the HABEAS LOUNGE, a vibrant red communal seating arrangement.
Habeas Lounge
New York, NY
The Habeas Lounge is a space for civic dialogue where project staff, and volunteers work together to curate a series of public discussions and exchanges on critical civic and democracy-related topics. The Lounge uses the built environment to provide a publicly available space that promotes dialogue. Artists design a space aimed at breaking away from the typical dynamics of the panel discussion. The space is laid out using special materials, backdrops, and arrangements so as to create a more fluid and inclusive atmosphere where candid civic exchange is encouraged and promoted.
Hair Parties
Brooklyn, NY
Urban Bush Women led a series of performance-based dialogues called “Hair Parties” in racially and economically diverse neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York.
Halcyon Arts lab
Washington, DC
At the intersection of art and social impact, Halcyon Arts Lab is a nine-month fellowship which supports emerging artists with bold ideas of how art and creativity can be forces for social change. Socially-engaged artists across many disciplines can apply for the Washington DC-based residency program. During the nine months, artist fellows receive
Hans G. & Thordis W. Burkhardt Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
To contribute to art schools; furnish financial assistance to artists who are needy and worthy of such assistance, to contribute to museums where appropriate as well as to other organized charities and to educate the public about the art of Hans Burkhardt.
Harford County Cultural Arts Board
Bel Air, MD
The Harford County Cultrual Arts Board, in cooperation with Maryland State Arts Council and Harford County government, serves to enhance the cultural arts in the County through the granting of State and County funds to local non profit cultural organizations. The Board encourages the growth and attainment of the highest artistic excellence in the arts.
Hausam Arts
Bronx, NY
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 change.  Principal, Wiley Hausam is a lifelong member of the American performing arts community.  He has worked as an artist's representative, as a theater and concert producer, and has led several successful arts presenting programs in higher education (New York University, Purchase College and Stanford University).  
Havana Film Festival New York
New York City, NY
The Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) collaborates with Havana's International Festival of New Latin American Cinema to introduce its audience to prominent and emerging filmmakers by showcasing the latest award-winning films and classics from and about Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. Latino community. HFFNY seeks to cultivate audience-artist dialogue through panel discussions designed to give a behind-the-scenes look at an industry that continues to gain global recognition.
Hawaii Community Foundation
Honolulu, HI
Our mission Hawaii Community Foundation helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit of giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every island community.   About Us Every funding decision made at the Hawaii Community Foundation benefits from the collective wisdom of people and organizations wanting to help Hawaii. At HCF, we keep our heads and our hearts on the pulse of the community—applying solid analytics to philanthropic passion to help our island home in meaningful and measurable ways.
New York, NY
HeadCount is a nonpartisan organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy by registering voters at concerts and making civic participation part of the live music experience. HeadCount also presents advocacy campaigns on its web site providing voters with information about issues while presenting opportunities to take action. Issues range from food and farm policy and climate change to personal liberty and human rights. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
Headlands Center for the Arts
Sausalito, CA
Headlands Center for the Arts provides an environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. In creating Headlands, the founders sought to re-configure the role of the artist from a marginalized position to that of a central participant in our society. Since 1987, Headlands has developed this idea into an array of dynamic programs for artists and the public, including residencies, lectures and performances, Open Houses, community-based projects, publications and commissions. Over 1,000 artists have worked with Headlands in its various programs.
Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Minneapolis, MN
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 large, bureaucratic operations, the small, grass-roots organizations we fund make a real difference with limited resources.
Heidi Duckler
Los Angeles, CA
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 throughout Southern California including the Lincoln Heights Jail, the Los Angeles River, the Subway Terminal Building, the Herald Examiner Building, the former Ambassador Hotel and the L.A. Police Academy. Called “the reigning queen of site-specific performance” by the L.A.