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Tony Khawam
Coconut Creek, FL
Art is a form of expression and an exchange of cultures and ideas conveyed via an aesthetic experience. [Art makes people aware of their stream of consciousness. One very important aspect of art is that it makes people aware of what they know and what they don’t know that they know.]
Eureka, CA
Trajectory is a career development program that supports visual, literary and performing artists with developmental disabilities to become economically self-sufficient through their creativity and passion.
Transforming Violence
Cornwall, England, AK
Transforming Violence offers opportunities for people to participate in innovative strategies for preventing, stopping, and healing violence. Online Exhibits include traveling and temporary exhibitions highlighting healing projects.
Transit Arts
Columbus, OH
Transit Arts is a youth arts development program working in partnership with the Columbus Federation of Settlements and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Transit Arts transports young people to a place of discovery -- where creative abilities expand & doors open to a world of possibilities. Our team of inspiring professional artists guide and learn from young people as we travel together to reveal and nurture our talents and entrepreneurial abilities.
Transit Arts
Columbus, OH
TRANSIT ARTS is a youth arts development program of Central Community House (CCH), the Columbus Federation of Settlements, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. TRANSIT ARTS includes art-related activities in Settlement Houses and other community sites in Columbus, along with summer job and internship opportunities, touring performance productions and entrepreneurial opportunities in the arts. Professional artists guide and learn from young people, ages 12 to 21, through a variety of interactive, multi-disciplinary arts workshops in hip hop and other creative forms.
Tucson Pima Arts Council
Tucson, AZ
The Tucson Pima Arts Council fosters artistic expression, educational development and the economic growth of their diverse community by supporting, promoting, and advocating for arts and culture.
Tupac Enrique Acosta
Phoenix, AZ
The Rebellion of Abya Yala: Nican Tlacah March for Human Rights - From Civil Rights to Human Rights, Indigenous Rights and the Rights of Mother Earth! THE RIGHT OF MEMORY!
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
U.S. Bancorp contributes to the strength and vitality of our communities through the Foundation charitable contributions program. We seek to build strong partnerships and lasting value in our communities by supporting organizations that: improve the educational and economic opportunities of low- and moderate-income individuals and families and enhance the cultural and artistic life of the communities in which we live and work.
UChicago Arts Incubator
Chicago , IL
The 1920s building located at Garfield Boulevard and Prairie Avenue has been renovated for the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative. Envisioned by artist Theaster Gates, the Arts Incubator is a space for artist residencies, arts education, community-based arts projects, as well as exhibitions, performances, and talks. Arts + Public Life builds creative connections on Chicago’s South Side through artist residencies, arts education, and artist-led projects and events.
Unified Theater
West Hartford, CT
Unified Theater dissolves typical barriers between youth through transformative, school based performing arts programming. At Unified Theater, young people with and without disabilities, of all backgrounds, come together as equals to put on a production. The production is entirely organized, written, and directed by the students themselves. In over sixty schools across the country over 6,000 students with and without disabilities have performed to almost 10,000 audience members. The concept is simple: let teens lead, let creativity rule, and put the Spotlight on Ability.
Union Square Awards
New York, NY
The Union Square Awards believes that grassroots activism strengthens local communities. The Awards identify activists, community organizers, advocates and service providers across New York City neighborhoods who were building organizations addressing homelessness and hunger; HIV/AIDS prevention, education and treatment; youth leadership and organizing; familiy and community development; and conflict resolution, among other concerns.
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Raleigh, NC
Our mission is to build communities through support for the arts and arts advocacy. The majority of our grant decisions are about supporting arts programming and access to arts programming throughout our large county, which has 11 municipalities in addition to Raleigh. We consider artistic quality, value to the community and administrative strength in making grants to other presenting or producing arts organizations.
United Arts of Central Florida
Maitland, FL
United Arts of Central Florida funds arts and cultural projects through multiple grant programs. Projects for social change would best apply through the mini-grant. The program offers up to $2,500, and requires a $1:$1 match. Projects must occur in Lake, Orange, Osceola or Seminole counties in Florida. See our website at for eligibility and the application.
United Kids "Exposure"
Baltimore , MD
United Kids was started in 2009 in Upstate NY by Eeinna Akers. In the beginning United Kids was United Girls, with 4 little girls. Within two weeks from the first meeting which met weekly at The Harriman United Methodist Church the program grew to 20 girls, and branched out by the end of the month to include United Boys, and United Teens.
University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life: Education Programs
Chicago, IL
Arts + Public Life's Education Department offers in-depth programs that cultivate local teens’ creative identity, social development, and leadership growth, while motivating them to make a positive difference in their community through the arts. Participants are paid to work alongside professionals to learn arts skills and collaborate to apply that arts learning through teen-driven projects that address real-world problems and create opportunities for peers and neighbors.
University of Missouri Extension (Community Arts Program)
St. Louis, MO
The St. Louis Storytelling Festival is a University of Missouri Extension Community Arts Program. We help foster arts-based community and economic development. We have an annual multi-day, multi-site Festival, and also year-round events like a monthly Story Lounge, and other special projects. 
Urban Bush Women
Brooklyn, NY
Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. UBW does this from a woman-centered perspective and as members of the African Diaspora community in order to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond. It facilitates the use of art as a means of addressing issues of social justice and encouraging civic engagement.
Urbano Fellows Program
Jamaica Plain, MA
The Urbano Fellows are an exemplary group of program alumni who have participated in Urbano’s programs for at least two semesters. Ten to fifteen Fellows meet year-round, serving as peer leaders. These youth artists work with a lead artist and McGregor to host events, research and conceptualize new ideas, and produce artwork, often in partnership with area organizations.
Urbano Project
Jamaica Plain, MA
Founded in 2009, Urbano Project is a non-profit community art studio that fosters participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change. We bring together artist-mentors, local youth, and community members to learn and experiment through place-based projects.  We promote the model of the artist as citizen, actively engaged in conversations with our surrounding community through the lens of contemporary art.
Urbano Project
Jamaica Plain, MA
Urbano Project  (Urbano) brings together youth and professional artists to learn and experiment through place-based participatory art projects that address the social justice issues of our times. Urbano's program objectives are to offer youth age 14-19 high-quality contemporary arts education experiences, facilitate creative youth development, develop a corps of positively engaged youth who serve as leaders in their communities, and promote civic engagement through public, participatory art that addresses the social justice affecting youth and their communities.