Democracy/Civic Participation

The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States—communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures. For five...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
John Malpede, directs, performs and engineers multi-event arts projects that have theatrical, installation, public art and education components. In 1985 Malpede founded and continues to direct the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), the first...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The mission of Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) is to cross borders, sustain dialogue, and incite cultural change through living art. Voices Breaking Boundaries is a nonprofit arts organization that provides a forum for spoken word, visual arts,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
City Council Meeting is a four-city performance project in partnership with Mallory Catlett, Jim Findlay, and Aaron Landsman. Premiered in 2012 and now in San Francisco summer of 2014, City Council Meeting is described as “performed participatory...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
A project everyone is invited to get involved with! OPeX studios, a child-centric architectural design company in Los Angeles, has initiated an innovative public exhibition project entitled Square Inches of Love, to weave the digital and physical...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The California Arts Council has the mission to advance California through the arts and creativity with an emphasis on children and artistically underserved communities. The agency encourages widespread public participation in the arts; helps build...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Arte Es Vida is an ongoing program of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center that addresses issues of cultural equity and democracy and examines “the role of artistic and cultural expression in a society that inherits the deep wounds, economic and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affair’s mission is to provide leadership and support for arts organizations and individual artists, improving the quality of life for San Antonio citizens and visitors alike. OCA's vision is to be the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Linda Pollack studied economics at Penn State University, and art at the Vrije Akademie in The Hague and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, the Netherlands. She spent a decade in the lowlands, eventually combining her art practice with cultural...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Panta Rhea Foundation (PRF) was established in 2001 as a private foundation devoted to researching issues and analyzing the operations, goals and potential of organizations committed to building a more just and sustainable world. The Foundation...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Horizons Foundation, a philanthropic social justice organization, serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community throughout the Bay Area and beyond by supporting nonprofit organizations and increasing the financial resources available...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In April 2002, Holler to the Hood began a collaboration among traditional Appalachian musicians and hip-hop musicians. The purpose is to bring two traditions together for a unique exchange and artistic exploration of two distinctly rooted traditions...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Split This Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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