During the week of November 17–21 on the ARTSblog, Animating Democracy hosted a blog salon on the topic of aesthetics in creative social change work. Read entries from a diverse line-up of artists, arts organizers, funders, and cultural commentators!Tune in to the salon now!
Artefacting is a nonprofit urban regeneration initiative that creates and curates public art projects as a vehicle to vitalize culture and stimulate social cohesion & capital. Projects occur in cities such as Oaxaca, Mexico; Detroit; Lillestrom Norway, and Kohima India, among many others! Check out Artefacting's profile to learn more!
Read the story of how a nonprofit theater and a social service agency rediscovered their shared history and unified operations to become a center for creativity and community. Veteran arts funder and journalist Nancy Fushan traces the journey through stories, interviews, and evaluation data. Read the report.
Featured Activities and Resources
Check out video, notes, and survey questions from the NEA's day-long convening on how performance-based orgs/artists transform places through their artistic practices. more >>
Read up on public art emerging in Ferguson, apply to Youth Speaks' new fellowship, and much more! more >>
Define your culture with evaluation tactics to better your community. more >>
Diverse voices weigh in on why and how aesthetics are important in understanding, valuing, & advancing arts and social change work. more >>
Find out how corporations support and view arts and culture as strategies to help achieve corporate social responsibility goals. more >>
A new interactive map pinpoints all artist, organization, and project profiles in the Animating Democracy database! more >>