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Tear Up the Front Page: Performance and Public Discussion
Madison, WI
Tear Up the Front Page: Performance and Public Discussion combined statewide listening sessions in Wisconsin with the performance of a new play by Danielle Dresden focusing on media issues and the challenges faced by reporters in our contemporary socio-political climate. There were five statewide media listening sessions with follow-up visits to three of the sites.
Tectonic Theater Project
New York, NY
Tectonic Theater Project is an award-winning company dedicated to developing innovative works that explore theatrical language and form, fostering an artistic dialogue with its audiences on the social, political, and human issues that affect us all. In service to this goal, Tectonic supports readings, workshops, and full theatrical productions, as well as training for students around the country in its play-making techniques. Tectonic has focused on creating groundbreaking productions constructed from detailed review of interviews, letters, journals, and historical documents.
Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA)
Brooklyn, NY
The Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) is an after-school program, modeled on a traditional apprenticeship, in which teens create public art for community-based organizations, working in Groundswell's studio with a particular emphasis on skills development. Youth in Groundswell programs develop and hone their skills in four key areas – creativity; collaboration; critical thinking; and compassion.
Telling Stories
San Diego, CA
Telling Stories creates theatre from the life experiences of youth in the foster care system. Playwright Project developed the program in partnership with the LEAP (Leadership Empowers All Possibilities) Board of the San Diego Foster Youth Initiative, a group of young adults involved in advocating for changes to the system. The LEAP Board named the program after a sentiment frequently expressed by foster youth: “We go through many trials and tribulations and when we talk about what has happened to us, the response is ‘You’re lying. That didn’t happen.
Temple University Music Preparatory Division
Philadelphia, PA
~~Temple Music Prep’s Community Music Scholars Program (CMSP), which provides comprehensive and high-quality music instruction for low income school children from Philadelphia. For 30 weeks during the academic year, students engage with instructors and peers in music education and development.
Ten Days for Oppositional Architecture
New York, NY
Ten Days for Oppositional Architecture was a 10-day public event consisting of lectures, discussions, presentations, film screenings, and a range of participatory events, bringing together architects, activists, geographers, planners, economists, and the general public. The project was conceptualized by the biannual journal on architecture and politics An Architectur and was commissioned and hosted by Performa and Storefront for Art and Architecture.
Tennessee Arts Commission
Nashville, TN
The mission of the Tennessee Arts Commission is that the citizens of Tennessee have access to and participate in the arts.
Tenure Team Initiative (TTI)
Syracuse, NY
The Tenure Team Initiative (TTI) is one of the consortium's most important initiatives to date, and seeks to articulate and support the adventurous work of publicly engaged scholars and artists. Led by National Co-chairs, Nancy Cantor (Chancellor and President of Syracuse University) and Steven D. Lavine (President of the California Institute of the Arts), team members seek to develop a broad understanding of the university’s public mission and its impact on changing scholarly and creative practices in the cultural disciplines.
Terra Moto Inc.
Portland, ME
Founded in 1989, Terra Moto Inc. is a multi-disciplinary nonprofit arts organization (501(c)(3)) that brings the imaginative reach and transformative power of creativity into civic life. Since 2000, under Executive Director Marty Pottenger's leadership, Terra Moto Inc. has focused on performance, community arts projects and arts-based civic dialogues. Since 2007, Terra Moto's core project has been Art At Work, a national initiative to improve municipal government through strategic arts projects with city employees, unions, elected officials and community.
Terraced Cascade
Scottsdale, AZ
The Terraced Cascade, which was commissioned by the Scottsdale Public Art Program and the City of Scottsdale Municipal Services Department, is an environmental artwork and theater garden that draws inspiration from water and manmade inscriptions on the desert. Expressed as both miniature watershed and abstraction of the human body, it provides a means for communtiy members to imagine their place within the larger Indian Bend Wash - a waterhshed with alternating conditions of drought and flooding.
TerraLuna Collaborative
Minneapolis, MN
TerraLuna Collaborative views the arts as humanity’s developmental evaluation. Arts-Based Evaluation (ABE) collects, analyzes, and reports data through artistic methods. Examples of ABE methods include photovoice, the visual matrix, verbatim theatre, and gesture harvesting. Coupled with applied neuroaesthetics, Arts-Based Evaluation creates ongoing and dynamic emotional connections to data, inspiring positive change.
tess sarbutt
San Francisco, CA
I want to facilitate art-making that changes lives and builds community. I believe that quality of life is enhanced by making things, not consuming them. I want to prioritize /privilege women’s stories to examine and strengthen matrifocal aspects of cultural bonds. I want to share the outcomes with my own cultural world to encourage the possibility of enhancing matrifocal aspects of our world communities.
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Texas Commission on the Arts
Austin, TX
The Texas Commission on the Arts’ mission is to develop a receptive climate for the arts in Texas. To accomplish its mission, TCA awards grants, promotes the arts, and raises funds to enhance support of the arts in Texas.
That Uppity Theater Company
St. Louis, MO
That Uppity Theatre Company's name reflects its character -- bold, brave, and willing to step outside the status quo in order to instigate social change, promote civic dialogue, and produce transformative theatrical art of the highest quality for people of all ages.
The Absence of Children
San Francisco, CA
Tess Anne Sarbutt uses sculptural installation and video art to examine the loss of children through exceptional circumstances. Losses can manifest differently depending on the circumstances e.g. war, or cultural expectations e.g. gendercide. Her work is informed by and asks pertinent questions: How do our individual decisions inform our culture? What defines us as societies? How does this make our world? She offers a non-judgmental mode of presentation, inviting the participant to personal consideration and investigation.
The African Presence in México: From Yanga to the Present
Chicago, IL
In February 2006, the National Museum of Mexican Art opened the groundbreaking exhibition The African Presence in México: From Yanga to the Present. The exhibition was accompanied by two sister exhibitions – Who Are We Now? Roots, Resistance, and Recognition, and Common Goals, Common Struggles, Common Ground – as well as an eight-unit curriculum for middle and high school students and a bilingual catalogue. The exhibitions enjoyed a five-year international tour of the United States and Mexico with related civic dialogue and other public programs.
The America Project
New York, NY
In 2001, the late poet Sekou Sundiata conceived The America Project as a shared contemplation of the United States' national identity, its power in the world, and its guiding mythologies. The project has encompassed a series of public engagement activities designed to build bridges between campuses and communities, artists and scholars, and educators and activists to engage the public in thinking critically about issues of citizenship.
The American Society for Personally Questioning Political Questions
In response to the polarizing political divide in our country, artist Ariana Jacob is touring the United States, inviting conservative and libertarian people to talk with her about their own political perspectives. She seeks to gather a better understanding of both their beliefs and her own, as an idealist with socialist leanings and a penchant for questioning herself.
The Articulate Hub
Articulate is a dynamic, national creative learning programme that prioritises awareness of, access to, engagement with and participation in the arts by children and young people.  Articulate has equality, diversity and inclusion at its core and designs services that benefit Scotland’s most marginalised and vulnerable young people, especially those who are care experienced, carers, disabled, at risk, ethnically diverse or living in poverty in our most challenged communities.