|Poets & Writers, Inc.|
|Address:||72 Spring Street, Suite 301|
|New York, NY 10012|
|A primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers, offering a magazine, online directory, publishing seminars by e-mail, redings, workshops, and forums.|
|Address:||6 East 39 Street|
|New York, NY 10016|
Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization based in New York City. Public Agenda's twofold mission is to: help leaders better understand the public's point of view on major policy issues through in-depth analyses and opinion studies; and to help citizens better understand critical policy issues so they can make their own more informed decisions through educational materials that help explain policy issues in a balanced and easy-to-understand way.
Through its Public Engagement Programs, Public Agenda helps communities get people involved in community decisions through an approach that goes beyond traditional forums such as school board meetings, public hearings, or advertising campaigns.
Public Agenda's approach emphasizes: outreach to ensure inclusion of voices are not commonly heard; discussions geared to average citizens instead of just experts; and tolerance for people with different points of view.
Most of Public Agenda's engagement activities have consisted of carefully moderated discussions using customized materials in which community members and leaders work through a problem together. These efforts have sparked new organizations, changes in policy, and greater openness and respect between officials and citizens.
Public Agenda provides technical assistance in planning a first community conversation and building local capacity so people can conduct future forums on their own.
|Public Art Network|
|Address:||c/o Americans for the Arts|
|1000 Vermont Avenue NW, 6th Floor|
|Washington, DC 20036|
|Title:||Public Art Network Manager|
|A program of Americans for the Arts which services public art professionals, visual artists, design professionals, and organizations planning public art projects and programs.|
|Public Conversations Project|
|Address:||46 Kondazian Street|
|Watertown, MA 02472-2832|
|The Public Conversations Project promotes constructive conversations and relationships among those who have differing values, world views, and positions related to divisive public issues. Its work differs from most approaches to mediation and negotiation in that it focuses on shifts in relationships rather than the settlement of a particular dispute. PCP designs and facilitates dialogues on divisive public issues and provides training, consultation, and publications. PCP's web site promotes interchange and networking and includes information about training, case reports, full text articles on concepts and methods, bibliography, dialogue Tool Box, and other valuable information.|
|Romney Associates, Inc.|
|Address:||64 Carriage Lane|
|Amherst, MA 01002|
|Contact:||Patricia Romney, Ph.D.|
|Romney Associates is a personal and organizational development company specializing in enhancing the performance of individuals in organizations, and in increasing groups and teams ability to work together to accomplish their organizational mission. Services focus on dialogue, conflict resolution, diversity, and leadership development. Pat Romney, president of Romney Associates, has served as a consultant to several arts and cultural organizations, including the Animating Democracy Initiative.|
|Address:||8 Common Street|
|Waltham, MA 02451|
|Production company focuses on building "social capital," produces public engagement projects in several media (television, radio, web, print, books), and partners with other production companies to help increase the impact of their work.|
|Search for Common Ground|
|Address:||1601 Connecticut Avenue, NW|
|Washington, DC 20009-1035|
|U.S. non-governmental organziation in partnership with the Eurpean Centre for Common Ground in Brussels. Works to transform conflict into cooperative action. Arts and Culture Depatment undertakes community-based arts projects worldwide.|
|The Taos Institute|
|Address:||63 Maple Hill Drive|
|Chagrin Falls, OH 44022|
Committed to the belief that social constructionist ideas have powerful and positive implications for human life and well-being, a group of scholars and practitioners came together to found the Taos Institute in 1991. With special attention initially directed to organizational development, and to family therapy, the Institute held international conferences in Taos, as well as provided consultation grounded in social constructionist theory to individuals and organizations and access to social constructionist literature.
Since this early period Institute activities have expanded in many directions. In its activities, the Institute's focus is on how social groups create and sustain beliefs in the real, the rational, and the good. It bases its work in the theoretical belief that as people create meaning together, they sow the seeds of action.
|Theatre Communications Group|
|Address:||520 Eighth Avenue, 24th Floor|
|New York, NY 10018-4156|
|National theater organization which seeks "to strengthen, nurture and support the not-for-profit American theatre.|
|The Wallace Foundation: Knowledge Center|
|Address:||Two Park Avenue, 23rd Floor|
|New York, NY 10016|
|The Wallace Foundation: Knowledge Center site promotes "service to people" as integral to the health of arts institutions and the life of their communities. The site provides success stories, research and resources, and "open space" discussion boards.|