Policy, system change

Open space documentary is an emerging framework for community-based media. Intentional participatory media experiments are proliferating across rapidly developing and evolving distribution platforms.
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
Caron Atlas' essay on MicroFest: Appalachia focuses on the connections between civic capacity, imagination, and moral economy in Appalachia.
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
Largely led by community artists and arts organizations with long-standing commitments to applied arts practice with diverse marginalized populations, arts in corrections assume varied forms and intentions. Arts programs provide expressive and...
Last Updated: September 11, 2013
Filled with resources, blogs, current events and much more on arts in the prison community; the Prison Art Coalition is a valuable tool to create awareness and promote the arts for the incarcerated.
Last Updated: October 21, 2013
This groundbreaking report from the Tucson Pima Arts Council, People, Land, Arts, Culture, and Engagement: Taking Stock of the PLACE Initiative,  deepens and elevates the meaning of creative placemaking through a thoughtful analysis of its authentic...
Last Updated: February 18, 2014
The McKenzie River Gathering Foundation inspires people to work together for justice and mobilizes resources for Oregon communities as they build collective power to change the world.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Texas Commission on the Arts’ mission is to develop a receptive climate for the arts in Texas. To accomplish its mission, TCA awards grants, promotes the arts, and raises funds to enhance support of the arts in Texas.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The MFA in Community Arts (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, or to teach at the post-secondary level. The curriculum provides students with a grounding in theory and practice, while...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The documentary Food, Inc. lifts the veil on America’s highly mechanized, corporate-controlled food industry, revealing a system that is an increasing threat to the health of consumers, the safety of workers, and the future of the environment....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP) is a field-building resource that aims to make visible the power of the arts to demonstrably increase civic capacity. CPCP collaborates with artists and community/municipal organizations to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works for social, racial and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally. The Foundation grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Fund promotes public awareness and education on environmental issues through film, video, digital and interactive media, media-based educational teaching tools and special events, and to inspire individuals to participate in solutions.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Mertz Gilmore Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution that supports and promotes human rights, healthy communities, the performing arts, and a sustainable environment. The New York City Dance program sustains the high...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States—communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures. For five...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
An investigation into the advent of the U.S. crack epidemic, Agents & Assets was originally developed and performed in Los Angeles in 2001. In 2002, it was remounted in Detroit, recast for the audience with a combination of LAPD members and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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