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Mourned and Unmourned
Orlando, FL
Mourned and Unmourned is a socially-engaged, interactive art project that was presented at the 3rd Annual Canine Memorial Ceremony at Baldwin Park in Orlando, FL, on April 25, 2015 from 6-9 PM.  During the ceremony, community members of all ages decorate paper lanterns in honor of a special dog or dogs that have passed away.  At sunset, volunteers in canoes paddle to the middle of Lake Baldwin and gently float the lighted lanterns on the water, creating a dramatic glow against the night sky.
Moving in the Spirit
Atlanta, GA
Moving in the Spirit is a nationally-recognized youth development program that uses the art of dance to transform the lives of children and teens in Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission is to educate, inspire and unite young people through the art of dance, propelling them to become compassionate leaders.
MPR Sound Point
Minneapolis, MN
In collaboration with Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), the City of Minneapolis presents the MPR Sound Point project, an audio cell phone tour featuring recently completed public artworks and interviews with the artists who created them. The tour highlights a range of artworks, including an artist-designed baseball backstop, a blooming bus shelter and a memorial to the 35W bridge collapse.
Municipal Art Society of New York
New York, NY
The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), founded in 1893, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that fights for a more livable New York and advocates for intelligent urban planning, design and preservation.
Music for Democracy
New York, NY
Music for Democracy (MFD) is a grassroots organization of musicians, industry professionals, politicians, and music fans united by the conviction that America needs a new kind of politics to move forward toward a more peaceful, economically robust, and environmentally sustainable future. MFD actively supports political candidates who are committed to an agenda of progressive social change. MFD connects both well-known politicians, musicians and young upstart bands with a nationwide network of peers and fans who are passionately engaged in the electoral process.
Music for People
Goshen, CT
Music for People is dedicated to re-vitalizing your music-making and promoting music as a means of self-expression. Music for People offers music improvisation workshops throughout the year, as well as a four-year program called the Musicianship and Leadership Program (MLP) of which there are over 100 graduates (Certified Facilitators).
Music to Life
Wilder, VT
Founded in 2000 by Noel “Paul” Stookey (of the 1960’s folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary) and his daughter, Elizabeth Stookey Sunde, Music to Life builds on the strong historical legacy of social movements’ intentional use of music to educate, recruit, and mobilize. We revitalize music to meet the challenges of the modern world and revolutionize the role activist artists can play in accelerating social change.
Music2Life Song Source
A new music discovery tool that allows you to search a rich database of songs that speak to hundreds of causes and concerns—from tolerance and equality to peace and freedom to economic and social justice. The Music2Life Song Source lets you sort by artist, genre or cause to learn more about today's music of meaning.
Musical Missions of Peace
Boulder, CO
Musical Missions of Peace seeks to promote peace worldwide through the power of music and focuses on connecting western and middle eastern cultures. This mission is accomplished through concerts and workshops. The workshops topics include spirituality, dance, microtonal Arabic music, and middle eastern history and current affairs. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
MusiCares
Santa Monica, CA
The Recording Academy established MusiCares to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies including organizing nationwide educational workshops and programs to address the unique needs of music professionals. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
Muslim Voices of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Muslim Voices of Philadelphia is a collaborative oral history media project that calls on all interested members of Islamic educational and cultural organizations to work with filmmakers and scholars to document the histories, practices, and contributions of the many Muslims who have come to call the Philadelphia region home. Muslim Voices of Philadelphia connects archival research, ethnography, oral history, and digital media to encourage community organizations to record their rich and diverse histories.
Mutli-Tiered Cultural Arts Program
Austin, TX
For over a decade allgo has successfully developed cutting-edge programming that engages community members on a number of issues through the arts. ALLGO's Cultural Arts Program is committed to nurturing and exploring queer people of color aesthetics by providing resources and audiences for diverse artists while allowing communities to experience art which reflects our experience and illuminates our struggles.
My Daily Constitution
Venice, CA
My Daily Constitution started as a public art project by Linda Pollack, as her contribution in the exhibition “Democracy When?” at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Hollywood in May, 2002. It was a response to the political and cultural climate in the United States after the initial shock of 9/11 and the passage of the USA Patriot Act. The project is based on the premise that our laws affect our daily lives and culture; what is needed at this moment is a collective dialogue to interpret them. My Daily Constitution brings together innovators, the People, and the U.S.
My Father's War
Nashville, TN
Our Mission: Through performances of the highest artistic quality, post-show discussions, and creative workshops, to honor and serve our veterans and to help our communities process the social and cultural effects of war with integrity, in an honest and responsible manner.  
My Yard Our Message
Minneapolis, MN
Yard signs are as ubiquitous and familiar to the American political landscape as baby-kissing and stump speeches, combining catchy images and pithy campaign slogans to increase visibility for vying candidates and their parties’ messages. In honor of the 2008 election season, My Yard Our Message turned the tradition of political ephemera on its ear with a unique national competition that placed the message and the creative design for political yard signs into the hands of artists.
NAASAP
Baltimore, MD
The Native American After School Art Program (NAASAP) unites Native American youth and assists them in developing skills and perspectives that will result in an increased knowledge and sense of pride in their cultural identity. Through community arts programming, youth become self-empowered to effect positive change in their own lives and in the Native American community of Baltimore. The Native American After School Art Program (NAASAP) exists to provide a safe, structured, environment for Baltimore's Native youth to assemble themselves together.
NAMES Project Foundation
Atlanta, GA
The NAMES Project Foundation is the custodian of The AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. As such, it seeks to preserve, care for, and use The AIDS Memorial Quilt in order to foster healing, heighten awareness, and inspire action in the struggle against HIV and AIDS. Virtually every one of the more than 40,000 panels that make up The Quilt memorializes the life of a person lost to AIDS, and there is absolutely no cost for a panel maker to add a panel.
Naomi Natale
Albuquerque, NM
Naomi Natale is an installation artist and photographer. She was the founder and director of The Cradle Project, a large scale installation calling attention and raising funds for the 48 million children orphaned in sub-Saharan Africa. Over 550 cradles were created and donated by artists from around the world who were drawn to Natale’s vision. All 550 cradles were shown in one exhibit which had over 6,000 viewers. A catalogue, The Cradle Project, highlights over 75 of the cradles which were a part of the exhibition.
Nathan Cummings Foundation
New York, NY
The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community. It seek to build a socially and economically just society that values nature and protects the ecological balance for future generations; promotes humane health care; and fosters arts and culture that enriches communities. The Foundation's approach to grantmaking embodies some basic themes in all of its programs:

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