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Portland Works employs artmaking as a catalyst to build enduring, authen­tic relationships which are essential to meeting the increasing challenges facing cities. Created in response to civic and social tensions between city employees, elected...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Clay Pots is a neighorhood center with an emerging artist gallery, a free coffeehouse, a GED and literacy program and more! Clay Pots is a neighborhood center in West Baltimore that provides safe space where people experience growth through...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
home land security was a community arts performance project in response to September 11th created and directed by Marty Pottenger and commissioned by the Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland, ME. The goal of home land security was to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Municipal Art Society is New York’s leading organization dedicated to creating a more livable city. For 120 years, MAS—a nonprofit membership organization—has been committed to promoting New York City’s economic vitality, cultural vibrancy,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Living Well is an urban sanctuary designed to provide a living space for community consumption. Our menu of offerings represent entrees from a variety of living arts services such as dance, music, djembe drumming, self defense, financial...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Over the course of three Sundays in Fall 2011, the Asian American Arts Alliance (a4) will host Call & Response, a series of three events commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and announcing a4’s Locating the Sacred festival slated for fall...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
UTOPIA/dystopia project activities engaged both long standing and new area residents of Skid Row--including the homeless and formerly homeless, the working poor, immigrants and their families, and the area's burgeoning loft-living population--in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I am working with a variety of social justice activist organizations to apply ethnography - the writing of culture - as storytelling. I both write for them and train them to write for themselves as empowerment and as a means of demonstrating their...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Art at Work, founded by Marty Pottenger in 2007, is a national initiative piloted in Portland, Maine, designed to improve municipal government through strategic art-making projects with city employees and elected officials. Since 2007, the project...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Who We Are: The Youth Dreamers, Inc. is a non-profit organization which runs the Dream House, the only youth-run youth center in Baltimore. Founded in a middle-school Community Action class a decade ago, the Youth Dreamers and their community...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Inspired by unprecedented demographic urban changes, an expansion in the immigrant and refugee communities, and growth in high density urban living juxtaposed with the devastation of rising home foreclosures, in 2006 OverExposure undertook “What’s...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Axis Alley seeks through creative engagement to utilize the backyards of vacant properties and vacant lots as a canvas for creative works that transform, activate and revitalize the overlooked, under-attended areas of Baltimore’s back alleys....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The MFA in Community Arts (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, or to teach at the post-secondary level. The curriculum provides students with a grounding in theory and practice, while...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The UnConvention was a non-partisan collective of citizens who came together to create a forum in which to promote the democratic and free exchange of ideas on important issues. It existed as a counterpoint to the highly scripted and predetermined...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In December 2004, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the County's first Civic Art Policy which allocates one percent of design and construction costs on new County capital projects to a Civic Art Special Fund.  Civic art dollars are...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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