Animating Democracy is an official partner of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture in an upcoming national action called #DareToImagine. Together, we invite you to imagine the world we wish to inhabit and help others do the same, signing up to be an “Emissary from the Future.”
Check out a new Funder Portrait on A Blade of Grass, a service organization that supports socially engaged artists working in partnership with communities to create social change.Read the report and listen to a podcast with Executive Director Deborah Fisher!
LGBTQ artists have harnessed their creative practice to fight misconceptions, promote progressive dialogue, and most importantly: empower identity, self-expression, and the ability to tell one's own true story. Check out orgs & projects who work to support LGBTQ rights. Read on!
Featured Activities and Resources
The contours, possibilities and limitations of adaptive change for arts and social justice organizations. more >>
#DareToImagine with the US Dept. of Arts & Culture, Creative CityMaking in Minneapolis & Boston, Iceland's community-based artist residency, and more >>
Nationally representative analysis of arts-participation patterns among people with disabilities More >>
Diverse voices weigh in on using arts/culture as a tool to advance their CSR goals—as well as for community and social good. More >>
Hear from Jules Rochielle and De Andrea Nichols on their impactful work and this important public art trend. More >>
A new interactive map pinpoints all artist, organization, and project profiles in the Animating Democracy database! More >>