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Rebuild Foundation
Rebuild Foundation helps neighborhoods thrive through culture-driven redevelopment by activating abandoned spaces with arts and cultural programming. It transforms under-resourced communities by leveraging economic and cultural resources to (1) Strengthen neighborhoods through community-driven programming (2) Create spatial equity for underserved artists and creative people (3) Educate and provide opportunity through work force enhancement (4) Invest in creative entrepreneurs and local artists to spark economies. 
Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes
Dearborn, MI
The goals of this online exhibit are to convey that: 1) Arab Americans have been an integral part of U.S. society since its inception; 2) there is a discrepancy between who Arab Americans are and how they are generally perceived by the U.S. public; 3) this discrepancy is the result of Orientalism: over generalized and distorted images and ideas produced by U.S.
Reconnecting
Delaware, OH
Reconnecting, a new musical composition for full orchestra and drum circle, was conceived and developed by composer Ben Goldberg and Central Ohio Symphony Executive Director Warren Hyer to create a musical dialogue about a unique local rehabilitation program for juvenile offenders with mental illness or substance abuse issues.  The piece will be a single movement work of approximately 10 to 15 minutes, to be premiered during the Symphony’s 2014-15 concert season.
Red Poppy Art House
San Francisco, CA
  The Red Poppy Art House is an artist-driven organization that offers an integral performance experience that empowers and transforms society through engaging communities in cultural and artistic initiatives. The Poppy seeks to develop and implement an innovative and sustainable model for small-scale arts presenting and artist-centered initiatives.
Red Raven Espresso Parlor
Fargo, ND
As a worker owned and operated space, The Red Raven Espresso Parlor is committed to being a unique, open, and accepting establishment that features quality product, offers the community healthy alternatives, and fosters emerging artists of all media.
Red Rock Rondo
Springdale, UT
In 1997 Bimstein was awarded Meet The Composer's largest grant, the three-year New Residencies, during which he composed music that celebrates and explores the intimate relationship between the landscapes of the desert southwest and the many cultures that have inhabited the area. Bimstein received a second Continental Harmony grant in 2005 to compose Red Rock Rondo, a song cycle based on the historical and contemporary stories of the communities near Zion National Park.The chamber folk ensemble also offer keynote speeches and workshops.
Reel Actions
Chicago, IL
Reel Actions serves to provide a platform for education, advocacy, discussion and social action through provocative story-telling by way of film screenings, art events and a variety of other artistic collaborations. Film, art and other forms of shared human experiences serve as catalysts for conversation and public participation. By aligning themed events with relevant philanthropic organizations, we create unique opportunities for dialogue and collaboration.
ReEntry; American Records Theater Company
ReEntry, a play by Emily Ackerman and K. J. Sanchez, is composed entirely from the words of Marines and their families. The play is considered “documentary theater” in its re-telling of actual events and personal perspective. In addition to addressing the issues and experiences of service members and their families, ReEntry also explores the relationships between Marines and the civilians they fight for overseas and must contend with when they return home.
Referendum on the American Dream
Brooklyn, NY
“Referendum on the American Dream” (working title) is a temporary public artwork to be sited in prominent public locations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the first days of the Republican and Democratic conventions in July 2016. These installations incorporate video, photography and public interaction.
Renaissance Society
Chicago, IL
Focusing on the forefront of the visual arts, The Renaissance Society maintains an international reputation as one of the finest resources for contemporary art: a place to experience the art history of generations to come. Founded in 1915 at The University of Chicago to encourage a greater understanding of culture - in the broad sense of the term "renaissance" - The Renaissance Society set out to include Chicago in the cultural liberty and controversy of Europe.
Render Creative Inc. (Main IDEA)
Worcester, MA
Render Creative Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on empowering youth by encouraging self-expression through quality accessible arts programs. Each year we run a summer program called “Main IDEA,” working with multi-ethnic youth ages 8–12 in the Main South neighborhood of Worcester, MA, offering exposure to the arts at no cost to their families on campus at Clark University. We partner with local artists, businesses and organizations to offer a variety of art disciplines: Music, Creative Drama, Creative Writing, Dance, and Visual Art.
Reverb
Portland, ME
Founded by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her musician husband, Adam Gardner of the band Guster, Reverb provides greening programs for artists' tours along with grassroots outreach and education for music fans. The education and outreach initiatives include Eco-Village, a festival-like display of environmental information and activities. National and local environmental organizations are hosted at each Eco-Village. Reverb also provides consulting services to businesses in the music industry about greening their activities and operations..
RFK in EKY: The Robert F. Kennedy Performance Project
Whitesburg, KY
RFK in EKY, The Robert F. Kennedy Performance Project, was a series of public conversations and activities centered around the real-time, site-specific intermedia performance that recreated, on September 9 and 10, 2004, Robert Kennedy’s two-day 200-mile “poverty tour” of southeastern Kentucky in 1968. The project is partnering with Head Start to organize dialogues about the impact of drugs in Eastern Kentucky as well as developing in-depth documentation of the 2004 RFK Performance Project. Ultimately RFK in EKY hopes to generate a complete documentary film on the project and a book.
Rha Goddess
Brooklyn, NY
Linguistic brilliance, hip-hop rhythms and unflappable honesty characterize the work of Rha Goddess –artist, writer, poet and social activist. Her work has been internationally featured in several compilations, anthologies, forums and festivals. Rha’s debut project, Soulah Vibe, received rave industry reviews from Ms. Magazine, The Source, XXL, and Interview magazines.
Rhodessa Jones
San Francisco, CA
Rhodessa Jones is Co-Artistic Director of the San Francisco acclaimed performance company Cultural Odyssey. Jones is also the Founder and Director of the award winning Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, which is a performance workshop designed to achieve personal and social transformation with incarcerated women.
Ricardo Morales
Minneapolis, MN
I am an artist/activist...or is it activist/artist? It's impossible to put one before the other or separate them. The work on this website represents artwork which I have created, sometimes on my own and sometimes in relationship with organizations, communities and organizers. I believe that art can contribute to changing people's perceptions, hearts and understandings of what has been, what is and what's possible. I'm enough of an organizer to understand that art can't do it alone; people getting together and acting together is the real source of social change.
Rick Lowe
Houston, TX
Rick Lowe is the founder of Project Row Houses, an arts and cultural community located in a historically significant and culturally charged neighborhood in Houston, Texas. Rick has participated in exhibitions and programs nationally and internationally. From 1992 to the present, he has exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum, Contemporary arts Museum, Houston, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, Kwangji Bienale, Kwangji, Korea, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Glassell School, and the Kumamoto State Museum, Kumamoto, Japan.
RISERS: America's Undocumented Immigrant Youth
Washington DC, DC
Risers is a film and photography series focused on America's undocumented immigrant youth. The short film centers around Brenda Perez and Gerson Quinteros as they deliver a presentation on how to navigate challenges facing young undocumented immigrants. Their lives and stories are emblematic of the mission for immigration reform.  As of 2012, they are in the United States as DACA recipients. This allows them to live without fear of deportation.
Rivers Run Through Us
Santa Fe, NM
From May 17-20, 2012, a small group of artist/activists will walk the length (46 miles) of the Santa Fe River. This four-day journey will serve as a deep exploration of our river and the Santa Fe Watershed and is designed to create art, promote awareness, engage community, and illuminate our relationship with river systems, earth and water.
RJ standing in front of his City of You deisgn
RJ Thompson
Pittsburgh, PA
RJ Thompson is a practicing graphic designer, graphic design educator, and entrepreneur currently teaching graphic, web, and interactive design in the Department of Art at Youngstown State University. His current research interests primarily focus on economic and community development through investment in design entrepreneurship, and creating brand identities for cities, neighborhoods, and more.

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