Democracy/Civic Participation

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
Split This Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
PSU’s Art and Social Practice MFA is composed of a unique combination of individual research, group work, and experiential learning. The program’s blend of critical and professional practice, collaborative social engagement, and transdisciplinary...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Joyce Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in the Great Lakes region.
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
Justice Through Music (JTM) works with musicians and bands to organize, educate, and activate young people about the importance of civil rights, human rights, and voting. The goal is help eliminate political and social apathy. The JTM web site...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
New Mexico Arts is the state arts agency and a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs whose primary function is to provide financial support for arts services and programs to non-profit organizations statewide and to administer the 1% public...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ (ACTA’s) mission is to “ensure that California’s future holds California’s past.” ACTA is a statewide nonprofit organization that promotes and supports ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
WHY DEMOCRACY? is a documentary project using film to initiate a global conversation about democracy. Democracy is arguably the greatest political buzzword of our time and is invoked by everyone, but what does it mean? Can it be defined, measured,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Partners in Action is a program that gives Alternate ROOTS the opportunity to manifest more deeply its mission to support progressive artists working in grassroots communities throughout the fourteen states of the South. It offers artists and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Gan Golan is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Artist & Agitator. His most recent works include the bestselling children's book parody Goodnight Bush, and the critically-acclaimed graphic novel about the economic crisis, The Adventures of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The mission of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to support and promote community, interactive art and civic participation. For our purposes, interactive art means art that generates social participation. The process whereby this art is created, the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Portrait of America series initiates monumental, interactive public art exhibitions to engage communities in a constructive dialogue that triggers positive change. The exhibitions hold a mirror up to a community to reveal what is already there...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In 2004, the Neighborhood Story Project (NSP) was founded by Rachel Breunlin and Abram Himelstein as a book-making project based in the neighborhoods where they live and work.  Following its mission, “Our stories told by us,” the NSP work with...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in Seattle.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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