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In its Justice Cycle Project, Cornerstone Theater Company created a series of six original community-based productions that examined the complex ways laws shape and disrupt communities in Los Angeles. Immediately following each performance, audience...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Four million Americans live with an autoimmune disease that has so many symptoms it typically takes eight years to diagnose it. In the interactive website Dry Eyes, Dry Mouth, filmmaker Anita Womack turns the camera on herself as she searches for a...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Living News is a live, theatrical performance that introduces controversial constitutional issues to students, and encourages them to explore their points of view on timely matters of public concern. Three actors present current issues in a dynamic...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Arts & Social Change is a network of arts administrators, artists, social service professionals, government representatives, and social justice leaders from around the Pacific Northwest. We address the role that diverse arts play in creating...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
One Voice Mixed Chorus unites gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people and straight allies to build community and create social change by raising our voices in song. As the largest GLBT chorus in North America, One Voice is known for its musical...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Appalshop is a multi-media arts and cultural organization located in Whitesburg, Kentucky that strives to develop effective ways to use media to address the complex issues facing central Appalachia – a declining coal economy, a legacy of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
There are lots of examples of digital storytelling being applied to cultural and social challenges: working with communities, documenting projects, gathering stories, and celebrating events. Often, however, these initiatives are one-offs and lacking...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
It Takes a Village is an auxiliary workshop developed for the Village Learning Place’s LINK After School Program. Poetry in Community and the Village Learning Place share the common goal of supporting, educating, and mentoring the youth enrolled in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
home land security was a community arts performance project in response to September 11th created and directed by Marty Pottenger and commissioned by the Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland, ME. The goal of home land security was to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Make Studio’s mission is to provide multimodal visual arts programming, including sales & exhibition opportunities, to adults with disabilities in a supportive and inclusive environment. Make Studio is motivated by a consideration of quality of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Abundance by Marty Pottenger is a community arts performance project gathering stories and exploring ways that people of different classes, races, and ages negotiate economics in their daily lives. The heart of Abundance is nationwide interviews...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange’s 2006 Ferocious Beauty: Genome project, a touring performance created in collaboration with geneticists and educators, explored how knowledge of the genome “will change the way we think about aging, perfection, ancestry...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Community Arts Network (CAN) was an online project of Art in the Public Interest that promoted information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based arts, that is, art made as a voice and a force within a...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Telling Stories creates theatre from the life experiences of youth in the foster care system. Playwright Project developed the program in partnership with the LEAP (Leadership Empowers All Possibilities) Board of the San Diego Foster Youth...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Face Up: Telling Stories of Community Life, a collaborative public art project in Durham, North Carolina, engaged more than 1,500 people in a series of events hosted between 2007 and 2009 that fostered new connections and dialogue, expanded...
Last Updated: September 22, 2014

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