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This year’s seventh graders – 12 and 13 years old – are the first Americans to grow up with no memory of time before the searing events of Sept. 11, 2001. As the country approaches the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this fall, a class of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Axis Alley seeks through creative engagement to utilize the backyards of vacant properties and vacant lots as a canvas for creative works that transform, activate and revitalize the overlooked, under-attended areas of Baltimore’s back alleys....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
dog & pony dc is an ensemble of artists who devise innovative performances that incorporate new ways for audiences to experience theater. We create productions that are visceral and unexpected with a lingering impact.
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
In December 2004, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the County's first Civic Art Policy which allocates one percent of design and construction costs on new County capital projects to a Civic Art Special Fund.  Civic art dollars are...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Silk Road Rising’s Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness (24 min., 8 sec.), directed by Jamil Khoury and Stephen Combs, is a documentary film dedicated to a vision of whiteness that is anti-racist and rooted in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Art at Work, founded by Marty Pottenger in 2007, is a national initiative piloted in Portland, Maine, designed to improve municipal government through strategic art-making projects with city employees and elected officials. Since 2007, the project...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
ARTblocks helps Baltimore communities grow an organized plan for transforming the spaces around them into safer, more artful, and livable places that connect people to the environments in which they live. Beautiful solutions grow out of a plan...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Inspired by unprecedented demographic urban changes, an expansion in the immigrant and refugee communities, and growth in high density urban living juxtaposed with the devastation of rising home foreclosures, in 2006 OverExposure undertook “What’s...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Cycles is an arts and social justice project addressing women’s health issues in neighborhoods in East Baltimore. Community artist, Whitney Frazier, collaborates with women and girls to produce an illustrated resource book about women’s health...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The UnConvention was a non-partisan collective of citizens who came together to create a forum in which to promote the democratic and free exchange of ideas on important issues. It existed as a counterpoint to the highly scripted and predetermined...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
As a vital member of the Detroit community, 4TheatrSake seeks to promote social change, particularly in the criminal justice system. Their production Cells/$hips was a viral sensation as it created discussion for the lifestyles of the incarcerated. 
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Reel Actions serves to provide a platform for education, advocacy, discussion and social action through provocative story-telling by way of film screenings, art events and a variety of other artistic collaborations. Film, art and other forms of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
D center Baltimore is a a non-profit agency that is a broad cross-section of disciplines and individuals invested in improving and encouraging design-in all its iterations-in the Baltimore region. D center's members believe design thinking has the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
What objects serve as a town's "artifacts"—carrying the collective memories of citizens forward over time and telling their story? dog & pony dc's theatrical production—Beertown—places audience and performers on an even playing-field to actively...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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