A Step Beyond is a nonprofit organization that provides economically disadvantaged youth with the skills and habits to reach their fullest potential. We do this through a unique approach that combines rigorous, professional dance training complimented by academic and family counseling services. Our program is modeled after other successful creative youth development organizations with histories of assisting 100% of their students through high school graduation and into higher education.
Services to the Field
Find information on a vast array of organizations that are supporting the work of arts for community, social, and civic change through services to the field—information, tools and resources, networking, advisory support, membership opportunities and more!
ActALIVE is an acronym for Arts for Creative Transformation: Activism, Lifeline, Inspiration, Vision, Education. It is an international coalition of organizations and individuals who use the arts and media to address HIV/AIDS and other human development challenges. ActALIVE seeks to create a forum for information sharing, collaborations, and advocacy.
The Alive Inside Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding human connection. We use the power of music and story to create meaningful, shared connections aimed at healing a widening generation gap and inspiring a vibrant vision of aging for all. OUR GOALS Create and facilitate educational programs and technologies that- Cultivate empathy and connection between youth and elders, Support the use of Music as a vehicle of connection, Help reduce the overuse of antipsychotic drugs in elder care.
All Ages Movement Project (AMP) is a network of 200 community-based organizations across the U.S. that connect young people through independent music and art. AMP is committed to making sure young people can access and participate in music scenes in their communities.
Our mission is to engage the soul through art & creative forms of expression that inspire and empower confident, creative, bold leaders who Stand 4 Change. Our program is designed to services local schools, public/private organizations, and recreational parks. Through our partnership we deliver an innovative experience to our members that engage creativity, build confidence, educate, and develop leadership skills through our holistic approach to maximize their innate potential and support girls in exceeding the changes of our society
Alternate ROOTS is a southern based organization whose mission is to support the creation and presentation of original art, in all its forms. Alternate ROOTS is committed to social and economic justice and the protection of the natural world and addresses these concerns through programs and services. Resources for Social Change (RSC) trains participants on techniques for using art to create social change. RSC components include workshops, mentorships, and peer education.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. American Friends Service Committee, through its various branches, helps immigrants become more active in democracy.
Animating Democracy is a program of Americans for the Arts that works to inspire, inform, promote and connect arts as a contributor to community, civic, and social change.
Art for Amnesty brings together international artists of all disciplines, their patrons, management, and friends in a collaborative effort to support Amnesty International’s work for human rights. Art for Amnesty achieves this mission by coordinating major fundraising initiatives that benefit both the artist and Amnesty International.
Art for Change (AfC) is a 501(c)3 organization that encourages the advancement of progressive social change by using art as a catalyst for disseminating information to people. AfC provides space to discuss and explore that information, stimulating individual and collective reflection, which leads to action and change.
Art in the Public Interest (API) is a nonprofit organization that supports the belief that the arts are an integral part of a healthy culture, and that community-based arts provide significant value both to communities and artists.
Artists Project Earth (APE) aims to create a better world by bringing the power of music and the arts to the 21st century. It supports effective projects and awareness raising initiatives to combat climate change and raise funds for natural disaster relief. APE has funded over 200 projects worldwide and provides research resources for organizations through its web site. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
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 to build closer ties between arts and culture and sustained and strategic activism.
The Arts and Healing Network is an online resource for people interested in the healing potential of art. The site includes an extensive Projects database of creative social change projects and organizations categorized by the themes of Building Community, Education, Environment, and Health Care. Projects profiled range from creative projects in hospitals to artists raising awareness about environmental issues to projects that strengthen and revitalize a sense of connectedness between people. Inspiration provides resources to learn more about the field of art and healing.
Arts for Global Development, Inc.. is an international, educational, volunteer-based initiative with a purpose of furthering interdisciplinary, multisectoral, cross-cultural, and creative approaches to social change. It facilitates the creative sector and stakeholders in development to empower socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and communities worldwide, particularly children, youth, and women.
Axis of Justice links musicians and music fans with local political organizations to effectively organize around issues of peace, human rights, and economic justice. Axis of Justice's web site includes a database of local activist organizations organized by state and nine national organizations. The Organizing Story Project is a series of essays and interviews describing successful organizing efforts to inspire and guide people interested in activism.
Bands for Lands (BFL) is dedicated to communicating the message and practice of sustainability, conservation, and social awareness issues through music, the creative arts, inspirational speakers and educators. BFL is committed to developing a social networking map to connect organizations, businesses, and artists who are working towards creating a healthy and harmonious planet. Bands for Lands also fulfills its mission through the rental of the Mobile Edutainment Collaboratory, a biodiesel/Straight Vegetable Oil fueled truck converted into a mobile stage.
Brave New Films uses new media and internet video campaigns to motivate people to take action on social issues nationwide. Brave New Theaters (http://bravenewtheaters.com/) is a web site with trailers for films that address social issues and a toolkit for organizing a screening.
Breakthrough is an innovative international human rights organization that uses the power of popular culture, media, and community mobilization to transform public attitudes and advance equality, justice, and dignity in India and the United States. We empower individuals and communities to stand for universal human rights by using multimedia tools that transform hearts and minds. Based in India and the United States, Breakthrough addresses critical global issues including violence against women, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, and immigrant rights and racial justice.
The Center for Art and Public Life creates community partnerships using the arts to address issues of social justice, diversity, community development, and education. Our programming is woven across disciplines at California College of the Arts and serves the diverse populations of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Center's mission is to create community partnerships based on creative practice that serve the college and the diverse population of Oakland, San Francisco, and beyond.