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Project Row Houses
Houston, TX
Project Row Houses is an artist organization founded by artist Rick Lowe and six other African-American artists in 1993 in the Northern Third Ward of Houston, Texas, one of the city’s oldest African-American communities. PRH transformed an abandoned one and a half blocks of 22 shotgun-style houses into a “social sculpture” that has become a community celebrating art, African-American history, and culture.
Project South
Atlanta, GA
Project South is a leadership development organization based in the U.S. South creating spaces for movement building. We work with communities pushed forward by the struggle to strengthen leadership and provide popular political & economic education for personal and social transformation. We build relationships with organizations and networks across the U.S. and global South to inform our local work and to engage in bottom-up movement building for social and economic justice.
Project Willowbrook: Cultivating Community Health Through Culture
Los Angeles, CA
Project Willowbrook proposes a new and dynamic model for asset mapping and public engagement in civic planning. Willowbrook, an unincorporated neighborhood of Los Angeles County south of downtown Los Angeles, northwest of Compton and just south of Watts, is undergoing a major urban transformation spurred by the landmark reopening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital.
Promethean Community LLC
Alexandria, VA
Promethean Community uses a variety of theater techniques to co-create an environment that allows the community stakeholders to create new ways of relating to each other. This consciousness raising allows the community to create an on-going supportive and developmental environment that directly challenges many of the negative consequences of our society: Isolation, alienation, intolerance, prejudice, etc.
Prometheus Radio Project
Philadelphia, PA
Prometheus Radio builds, supports , and advocates for community radio stations which empower participatory community voices and movements for social change. A primary focus is on building a large community of LPFM stations and listeners and to grow this community into a powerful force working toward a democratic media future .
Prospect New Orleans
New York, NY
Prospect New Orleans is the largest biennial of international contemporary art in the United States. Conceived in the tradition of great international biennials that merged city and art, such as the Venice Biennale and the Bienal de São Paulo, the Prospect New Orleans project showcases new artistic practices from around the world and contributes to the revitalization of New Orleans by spurring tourism and bringing international attention to the city's vibrant visual arts community. The first biennial, Prospect , took place from 2008 to 2009; Prospect 2 is slated to launch in October 2011.
Prospect New Orleans
New York, NY
Prospect New Orleans is the premiere biennial of international contemporary art in the U.S. By showcasing new art from around the world in a setting that is both historic and culturally unique, Prospect New Orleans contributes to the revitalization of New Orleans by bringing international attention to the city's visual arts community.
Provisions Library
Washington, DC
Provisions Learning Project is a social change learning resource that amplifies compelling voices that challenge and redefine the mainstream. Meridians is an online resource that links to other resources including: books, art projects, organizations, websites, films, and academic programs covering 30 arts and social change topic areas. Provisions Library is a physical space featuring books, periodicals, and DVDs. The resources provide alternative perspectives on social change topics, exhibitions, and public projects that engage the arts as a means of exploring social issues.
Public Justice Center, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
Human Right to Housing (support tenants facing eviction due to variety of reasons including foreclosure in Maryland) Education Stability (access to public (k-12) education for homeless students in Maryland) Access to Health Care and Public Benefits Just Kids Partnership National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel Immigrants Rights Project Workers' Rights Project Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellowship
Public Square
Chicago, IL
A project of the Illinois Humanities Council, the Public Square fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. By building bridges between theory and practice, The Public Square encourages the use of ideas as tools to improve people's lives. These programs promote participatory democracy and create space for public conversations. Knowledge is power, yet much crucial knowledge still circulates only in small, isolated communities.
Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE)
Syracuse, NY
PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) is Imagining America’s network of, and fellowship program for, early career publicly engaged scholars in the arts, humanities, and design. PAGE broadens notions of scholarship and professionalization within the academy through activities which enhance the theory and the tools for students and scholars to articulate their own public scholarship; foster a national, interdisciplinary community of peers and veteran scholars; and create opportunities for collaborative knowledge production.
Puffin Foundation
Teaneck, NJ
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.
PUMA.Creative
Our puma.creative initiatives aim to bring together individual artists and organizations, and provide them with a platform for creative exchange and international exposure.
Puppet Underground DC
Washington, DC
Puppet Underground is a puppeteer's collective in DC committed to using art and performance to support movements and grassroots organizing for social and economic justice. The group offers support for local social justice and grassroots organizing groups by offering workshops, shows, puppets, stilters, creative organizing strategy or anything else they can think up for us to do. 
Queer Cultural Center
San Francisco, CA
Founded in 1993, Queer Cultural Center (QCC) is a multiracial community-building organization that fosters the artistic, economic, and cultural development of San Francisco’s LGBT community. QCC implements its mission by operating programs that commission and present Queer artists and by promoting the development of culturally diverse Queer arts organizations and events in San Francisco.
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
San Francisco, CA
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films/videos that address the vital social justice issues that concern queer women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our life stories, and build community through art and activism. We actively invest in, develop and nurture the creativity of emerging media artists who are Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Chicana/Latina, Native American and Mixed-Race lesbians, bisexual, queer and questioning women in the Bay Area.
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP)
San Francisco, CA
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films/videos that address the vital social justice issues that concern queer women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our life stories, and build community through art and activism. We actively invest in, develop and nurture the creativity of emerging media artists who are Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Chicana/Latina, Native American and Mixed-Race lesbians, bisexual, queer and questioning women in the Bay Area.
Question Bridge
CA
Question Bridge: Black Malesis a project that critically explores challenging issues within the Black male community by instigating a transmedia conversation among black men across the geographic, economic, generational, educational and social strata of American society. Question Bridge provides a safe setting for necessary, honest expression and healing dialogue on themes that divide, unite and puzzle black males in the United States.       
Rachel Grossman
Washington, DC
Rachel Grossman is a performing artist, administrator, and producer with thirteen years of non-profit arts, education, and community program management in the Washington, DC area. She is a co-founder of dog & pony dc (an ensemble-based devised theatre company in DC) and serves as the company's Ring Leader for Organizational Advancement. With dog & pony dc, Rachel produced PUNCH!--that's the way we do it, directed COURAGE and Beertown, and performed in Cymbeline, Bare Breasted Women Sword Fighting, Separated at Birth, and Beertown.
Racial Justice Poster Project
Oakland, CA
The Racial Justice Poster Project of the Akonadi Foundation encourages a creative outpouring of poster art that reflects the lives of people in communities of color, their movements for social change, and their vision for a world without racism.

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