Democracy/Civic Participation

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. In its first 25 years, the Mural...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Regional Arts Commission was founded in 1985 to promote, encourage, and foster the arts and cultural institutions in St. Louis City and County and to contribute to the economic development of the area through a strong presence of the arts. The...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
A Sojourn Theatre collaboration with Georgetown University led by Sojourn artistic director Michael Rohd, The Race was a series of public events, investigations, performance dialogues, reconstructions, and productions that spanned the fall term 2008...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Durfee Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to adhere to the values of their founders, Dorothy Durfee Avery and R. Stanton Avery, by rewarding individual initiative and leadership. The majority of their grantmaking focuses on the Los...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Arts & Democracy Project builds the momentum of a movement that links arts and culture, participatory democracy, and social justice. The Project works to increase civic engagement among people who have been traditionally disenfranchised and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Theater of Public Policy uses live improvisational theater to bring public policy issues and debates to life. Each show features a leading thinker on a pertinent public policy issue. We’ll interview each guest to find out their approach and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In the run-up to the 2008 presidential elections, Provisions Learning Project organized the public art project BrushFire, an arts initiative showcasing contemporary artists whose public projects engage crucial social issues. Taking place in highly...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Kresge Foundation's mission is to promote human progress.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Street Level Youth Media educates Chicago's urban youth in media arts and emerging technologies for use in self-expression, communication, and social change. Street Level's programs build critical thinking skills for young people who have been...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight of frame, but large in spirit and vision, the 70-year-old artist was born in China, lives in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Negin has been named one of the 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post. She has written, directed, and appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, IFC, Nickelodeon, and PBS among others. Her arts-for-change work has included various satirical video campaigns on...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
TWI supports processes and programs that help people to improve their thinking and decision making. TWI is especially interested in the use of cross-perspective dialogue to promote critical and collaborative thinking. TWI is explicitly process-...
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 work intermodally and interdisciplinary in the arts. I'm focused on participation in social practice; the space that ignites and diverges when people come together in union with the intent to be critically creative in order to resolve some common...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties missions is to grow the arts industry as an industry in and of itself, through operational and project support for audience development, arts education and community development.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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