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|O||7th Generation Image Makers||Canada|| |
7th Gen is a safe space for Aboriginal Youth to make art. Through special projects, weekly drop-in programs, and commissioned works, we create opportunities work for youth to gain arts mentorship, and make work ranging from drawing to video to interdisciplinary media. 7th Generation Image Makers is directed by input from youth, and dedicated to nurturing and celebrating strong young Aboriginal Voices.
|O||Abundance Community Arts||USA|| |
Abundance is a community arts performance project about money as told through the stories of people in the United States. Culminating in an Off-Broadway production in the Spring of 2003, Abundance is written and directed by Marty Pottenger and produced by The Working Theatre.
|O||Act 3 International||Singapore|| |
ACT 3 International is an arts company that believes in promoting the Arts to children. Believing in an all-round learning environment when it comes to children, we cover all aspects of Drama and Theatre.
We work in both the private and public sectors on commissioned projects where we marry the Arts with the Environment, Heritage and Culture. Our unique position allows us to give children a valuable experience of learning through the Arts.
|O||ActALIVE (Arts for Creative Transformation: Activism, Lifeline, Inspiration, Vision, Education)||International|| |
ActALIVE is an arts coalition that was active from 2003 - 2005, composed of groups and individuals who use the arts and media to address HIV/AIDS and other human-development challenges. The coalition has 300 members in 25 countries, and welcomes anyone who has a like-minded approach to prevention, education, and amelioration activities. We hope to collaborate and partner with a wide range of organizations and in a variety of art forms, and look forward to building networks of creativity, inspiration, hope, and healing.
A dialogue about what it means to teach socially engaged arts (both in academia and other community contexts), to encourage cross-feeding amongst those who are doing activist art teaching. These conversations will hopefully cross many boundaries including those of region, class, gender, culture and aesthetic prejudices. We can introduce ourselves to each other by naming the kinds of teaching that we have been doing and how it relates to our individual, collaborative and/or community-based art practices, activism and writing.
|P||Adriana Bertini||Latin America|| |
Bertini is a Brazilian artist who creates socially based art works and volunteers with the Grupo de Apaio a Prevencao a Aids (Aids Prevention organization in Florianopolis, Brazil) using her fashion designs as a way to raise awareness.
|R||Africa Speaks||West Indies|| |
Africa Speaks is a project in Zimbabwe that promotes cultural independence, cultural exchange and a future for the African continent and its young people. Through song, dance, art, crafts and writing, Africa Speaks unites youth and celebrates Africanism for the purpose of developing a positive African identity to counteract past and present injustices.
|O||Aiding Dramatic Change in Development||Canada|| |
Dramatic Change is a non-profit organization working to empower communities in Canada and abroad through participatory arts processes reflecting the culture, desires, and life experiences of the people in the community. Their vision is to facilitate the accessibility of theatre, and art as powerful forces for change, particularly to those in marginalized communities. To work on artistically challenging projects where community and cultural dialogue remain at the core.
|O||Al Laz Theatre||Israel|| |
The mission of Al Laz is to serve as a laboratory, in which original and innovative theatre work by Israeli artists develops; to encourage and nourish the search for new modes of expression, the development of interdisciplinary work and the creative dialogue between Israeli Arabs and Jews, between the City of Acre and the artists that work with the theatre.
|O||Al-Rowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Center||Palestine|| |
Al-Rowwad Center is an Independent Center for artistic, cultural, and theatre training for children in Aida Camp trying to provide a "safe" and healthy environment to help children creativity and discharge of stress in the war conditions they are forced to live in.
|O||Albany Park Theater Project||USA|| |
Albany Park Theater Project is a multiethnic, ensemble-based theater company of teens and young adults. They create original performance works based on the real-life stories of immigrant and working-class Americans.
|O||Alternate ROOTS||USA|| |
Their mission is to support the creation and presentation of original art which is rooted in a particular community of place, tradition or spirit. As cultural workers they strive to be allies in the elimination of all forms of oppression. Alternate ROOTS provides the connective tissue for a distinct segment of the arts and culture field - artists who have a commitment to making work in, with, by, for and about their communities, and those whose cultural work strives for social justice.
|O||Amakhosi Theatre for Social Change||Zimbabwe|| |
Amakhosi (aka the City of Kings) is a leading multi-media institution based in Bulawayo. The city prides itself for having one of Africa’s most unique and leading Production House, Academy and Multi Media Distribution Centre, the Township Square Cultural Center. Drawing its inspiration from the African Renaissance, Amakhosi's vision is to give the world a rare opportunity of experiencing world class taste in multi-media production, learning and distribution from the African eye.
|O||AMAL Human Development Network||Pakistan|| |
AMAL means 'action' in Urdu. Started in 1994 as a youth-focused HIV/AIDS action group, today AMAL is one of the most visible advocates for prevention, treatment and awareness in Pakistan. Part of a network of 400 non-governmental and community-based organizations, AMAL engages with a number of important related issues in the course of tackling the HIV/AIDS problem.
|E||Applied Theatre Concentration, Department of Theatre, University of VictoriaVictoria||Canada|| |
The Applied Theatre specialization provides a theoretical and practical foundation to students interested in applying theatre to teaching; cultural, recreational and community planning; historic and environmental sites; museums; social and correctional services; and healing and health agencies.
|O||Arcane Dance Company||United Kingdom|| |
Arcane was founded in September 2002 by choreographer Jo Rhodes to make relevant, exciting and honest work and to provide opportunities for people to engage with dance. Alongside professional touring work, Arcane strives to promote a younger dance generation and to introduce a new audience to dance.
|O||Arche Dream||USA|| |
ArcheDream is an archetypal mask theatre that uses ritual, movement and myth to present allegorical dramas, drawing inspiration from varied cultures, past and present. It seeks to reflect contemporary issues and reveal and uplift humankind. ArcheDream brings in the young and talented in the field of performing arts with a view to developing their abilities into concrete, well-structured productions, and to launch their careers through grounded experience. The integrity of ArcheDream is founded on the quality of the individual artist participating in a collaborative effort.
|O||arepp: Theatre for Life||South Africa|| |
The arepp:Theatre for Life Trust is an edutainment NGO, which has been operating nationally in South Africa since 1987. Using live, dramatic presentations, arepp:Theatre for Life travels to schools, providing interactive, social life-skills education to school-going youth, enabling informed choice and developing resilience.
|O||argentina autonomista project (aap)||USA|| |
The purpose of the argentina autonomista project (aap) is to bring news about events in Argentina to North America and Europe, through people-to-people exchanges and the internet (web and email) and to facilitate non-hierarchical communication within Argentina, especially among groups with a minimum of resources.
|P||Arlene Goldbard||USA|| |
A provocative independent voice for our times, Arlene Goldbard is a writer, social activist, and consultant who works for justice, compassion and honor in every sphere, from the interpersonal to the transnational. Arlene’s essays have appeared in such journals as Art in America, The Independent, Theatre, High Performance and Tikkun. Her books include Crossroads: Reflections on the Politics of Culture; Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development; Community, Culture and Globalization; and her novel Clarity. Arlene has helped dozens of organizations to make plans and solve problems.
|O||Art City||Canada|| |
Art City is a non-profit community art centre located in Winnipeg's West Broadway neighbourhood. Art City is dedicated to providing high-quality, free-of-charge art programming to participants of all ages.
|O||Art for Humanity||Africa|| |
Art for Humanity is an organisation which engages with cultural production, specifically in the visual arts, to promote human rights awareness regionally and globally. The organisation focuses on the creation of fine art print portfolios, in collaboration with the participating artists, poets, endorsers, exhibitions, publications, billboards and research projects which advocate various human rights issues in South Africa, across Africa and internationally.
|E||Art for Social Change, The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate||Europe|| |
ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE is an international programme which provides training and opportunities for artists to work with children and young people at risk. The programme was established in 1997 by the European Cultural Foundation with two separate components: Play Against Violence for the region of South-Eastern Europe and Art in Action for the Baltic States and Poland. The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate is the Bulgarian Resource Centre of the programme.
|O||Art for the Sky||USA|| |
Art For the Sky is a unique, large group, team-building activity for schools, special events, festivals and corporations that awakens our ability to see that elusive Big Picture. These magnificent group creations, which only make sense when viewed from high above, are a whole-body way of stimulating our imagination and helping us understand our interconnection with one another and all life.
|O||Art Spot Productions||USA|| |
ArtSpot Productions is a New Orleans-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation and production of original multidisciplinary performance works for local, national and international presentation. We believe that all stories and voices need to be expressed, and that performance is an essential element of collective healing for all communities.
|O||Art Spring||USA|| |
ArtSpring, Inc. is a not-for-profit public charity whose mission is to support self-growth and effective life skills through art-making for underserved and institutionalized women and girls. Since 1994, ArtSpring has served the needs of women and girls representing a diverse ethnic, age and racial demographic through its two principal programs: Inside Out and Breaking Free.
ArtCorps' mission is to advance social change initiatives by promoting arts and culture as powerful tools to generate cooperative and sustainable work between development organizations and the communities they serve. We send artists to Central America to work with environmental, health and human rights organizations. During one-year residencies, artists train organizations to integrate art and culture as tools to promote the organizations' environmental and social messages and engage the local communities as agents of change.
|N||Arts for Global Development||International|| |
Arts For Global Development, Inc. is an international volunteer-based initiative with a purpose of furthering interdisciplinary, multisectoral, cross-cultural and creative approaches in social change. It seeks to facilitate the creative sector and stakeholders of development's empowerment of socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and communities worldwide, particularly children, youth, and women.
|R||Arts in the Public Interest||USA|| |
A non-profit organization that supports the Community Arts Network and produces a monthly newsletter. Archives of High Performance magazine (1978-1997) are also available.
This is an experimental site that posts multimedia work using the gifts and talents of friends.
The African Regional Youth Initiative (ARYI) acts as an “organizing network” having over 500 youth and community-based organizations in Africa as members. In its capacity, ARYI brings people and groups together to develop joint projects, distributes relevant resources to members, provides financial grants, develops long-term relationships with local groups, and assists with fundraising and general development.
|O||Atelier-Théâtre Burkinabé||Burkina Faso|| |
A Theatre for Development group based in Burkina Faso. They create and produce theatre plays on awareness of HIVS, AIDS and STDs. Every two years the group organizes an international festival of Theatre for Development in Ouagadougou.
|O||Atlas Moves Watching Dance Projects||Canada|| |
Imagine an old warehouse, abandoned, barren, its window panes broken, its light bulbs burnt out. Then imagine light, colour and beauty injected into this tired space. This is the vision behind presentations which delight audiences with dance in unconventional spaces, like old warehouses, public parks, and factories. Its aim is to build a new relationship between the audience and the art through performances in settings that offer new and exciting dimensions.
|O||Awassa Childrens Project||USA|| |
The Awassa Children's Project promotes sensible, culturally responsible relief work aimed at assisting children primarily orphaned by AIDS, educating people in Africa's Sub-Saharan region about AIDS prevention, and offering a proactive and immediate approach towards the resolution of serious health and social issues facing the region.
|O||Azur Development||Africa|| |
The purpose of AZUR Development is to contribute to the development of Congo. Its goals are: to promote the autonomy of the women and sustainable development; to promote art and culture; to bring a multiform assistance to the infirm and to vulnerable people; to work for the protection of the environment.
|O||Beatz To Da Streets (B2TS)||Canada|| |
Beatz to da Streetz is Toronto's first non-profit arts program that aims to empower homeless and underserved youth ages 16-24 through urban arts to reach their full potential and become agents of positive social change.
|O||Beehive Design Collective||USA|| |
The work of the Beehive Collective has three major facets: the Hive is appreciated internationally for its educational graphics campaigns; at a regional level for its stone mosaic murals and apprentice program; and locally for its dedication to the revitalization of the old Machias Valley Grange Hall, a landmark building.
|P||Beverly Naidus||USA|| |
Over the past two decades Beverly Naidus' art has dealt with personal and social concerns. Her mediums have ranged from interactive, site-specific installations to digitally rendered artist's books. Themes in her work have included the powerlessness caused by nuclear nightmares, the desperation and alienation of unemployment, frustrations with and fears about the current environmental crisis, socially engaged spiritual practice, the healing of body hate, and questions about popular media and the influence it has on contemporary life.
|O||Black Theatre Workshop||Canada|| |
Black Theatre Workshop's mission is to encourage and promote the development of a Black and Canadian Theatre, rooted in a literature that reflects the creative will of Black Canadian writers and artists, and the creative collaborations between Black and other artists. The company strives to create a greater cross-cultural understanding by its presence and the intrinsic value of its work.
|O||Blossom Trust||India|| |
Blossom Trust operates throughout Tamil Nadu, India, with a special focus on the southern district of Virudhunagar. It employs popular theatre for awareness raising on HIV/AIDS, advocacy for women's rights, and empowering women. They run Educlowns, a form of street theatre for community education.
|O||BluePrint Projects||Canada|| |
Engaging youth in areas they are interested in allows BluePrintForLife to reach out to a wide range of young people - including youth at risk, aboriginal youth,and those from other cultures. BluePrintForLife brings together teams of highly respected and talented young adults to engage youth in physical and educational workshops. They challenge youth in a variety of ways and rethink the media’s portrayal of HipHop, focusing on the positive element’s that are often overlooked.
|E||Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University: Department of Dance||USA|| |
The Boyer College of Music and Dance is committed to nurturing talented students through quality programs and to advancing music and dance as art forms, as media for human expression, and as subjects of intellectual inquiry.
|O||Bush Radio||Africa|| |
BUSHWORKS, home of Bush Radio and an ever-expanding list of social service programmes, is building itself a solid future in Cape Town. Having begun as a singular voice in the local media actively participating in the struggle against apartheid, today BUSHWORKS continues to empower communities to take up the challenges of building a new democratic society.
|N||Campus Compact||USA|| |
A US-based coalition of college and university presidents dedicated to promoting community service-learning and civic engagement in higher education.
|E||Canadian Association for Community Service-Learning||Canada|| |
Community Service-Learning (CSL) is an educational approach that integrates service in the community with intentional learning activities. Within effective CSL efforts, members of both educational institutions and community organizations work together toward outcomes that are mutually beneficial.
|N||Canadian Disability Arts and Culture Network|
|O||Carclew Youth Arts Indigenous Arts and Culture Projects||Australia|| |
The Indigenous Arts & Culture Program exists to provide, support and consider the growth of an active youth arts arena that’s designed specifically for the cultural needs of young Indigenous South Australians. Its programs include: Handprints, an e-based newsletter distributed monthly to primarily Indigenous arts organisations, artists, arts workers and general submitters.
|E||Carclew Youth Arts Lowdown Magazine||Australia|| |
Lowdown is Australia’s national youth performing arts magazine. Published every two months, Lowdown covers the astonishingly diverse range of youth arts experiences that are on offer throughout Australia.
|O||Cardboard Citizens||Europe|| |
Cardboard Citizens is the UK's only homeless people's professional theatre company. The company specializes in making Forum Theatre but has broadened into the provision of a range of performance-based cultural actions with, for, and by homeless and ex-homeless people.
|E||cdcArts (University of Winchester)||UK|| |
The Centre for the Arts in Development Education (cdcArts), related to the School for Community and Performing Arts at Winchester, is a specialist organization providing cultural action projects in the field, training trainers, providing graduate training in Theatre for Development (TfD) worldwide, and evaluating existing TfD programmes of theatre groups in developed and developing countries.
|E||Center for Art and Public Life||USA|| |
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.
|O||Center for Art and Public Life||USA|| |
The Center for Art and Public Life creates community partnerships using the arts to address issues of social justice, diversity, community development, and education. Its programming is woven across disciplines at California College of the Arts and serves the diverse populations of the San Francisco Bay Area.
|E||Center for Art and Public Policy, Tisch University||USA|| |
One of the goals of the Center is to raise critical issues of the arts within the Tisch School of the Arts and for the general public. The Center umbrella also includes the Office of Community Connections (OCC).
|E||Center for Arts and Culture||USA|| |
Americans for the Arts established the Institute for Community Development and the Arts to provide a research-based understanding of how the arts are being used to address social, educational, and economic development issues in communities across the country. Areas of research and publication have included at-risk youth, artist training, economic development, arts and civic dialogue, public housing, cultural tourism, and program planning and evaluation.
|E||Center for Community Arts Partnerships: Arts in Youth Community Development Master's program, Columbia College, Chicago||USA|| |
Since its inception, CCAP has been transforming the lives of Chicago's young people by creating communities of learning in and through the arts.
|E||Center for the Study of Art and Community||USA|| |
CSA&C has over twenty-five years' experience building arts partnerships in educational, community and social institutions. We provide expert guidance for developing artistic, educational, funding, community development and political collaborations among artists, arts organizations and school and community based partners.
|E||Centre for Arts-Informed Research||Canada|| |
The Centre's goals are to contribute to the advancement of the genre of arts-informed research; to create a context for emerging and established researchers to explore methodological issues associated with arts-informed research; to work toward the development of a local, national and international community of arts-informed researchers; to promote open dialogue and collaboration among researchers, professional artists, communities, and schools; and to provide opportunities and spaces for public access to alternative forms of research.
|R||Centre for Creative Communities||UK|| |
Though the Centre for Creative Communities is no longer in operation, the content of this website will remain available. They hope that this archive of articles, research, resources and case studies will be of use to the growing community of practitioners working to put creativity at the heart of social change.
|E||Centre for Playback Theatre||USA|| |
The Centre encourages and fosters individual human rights and community dialogue through personal improvisational theatre. It also provides comprehensive training in playback theatre, and advocates for the application of playback theatre for such purposes by coordinating, facilitating, and providing assistance relative to resource development, management and conservation; program development; public advocacy; and administrative support.
|R||Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts (ResCen)||UK|| |
ResCen is a multi-disciplinary, artist–driven research centre. It is designed to be a bridge between academia and the practices of professional performing artists. Established in 1999, its base is at Middlesex University, London.
|E||Centre for the Study of Art and Community||USA|| |
CSA&C is an association of creative leaders from business, government and the arts who have succeeded in building bridges between the arts and a wide range of community, public and private sector interests. It provides expert guidance for developing artistic, educational, funding, community development and political collaborations among artists, arts organizations and school and community based partners. We also help educational institutions strengthen their relationships with the broader community using the arts.
|E||Centre of Expertise on Culture and Communities (Simon Fraser University)||Canada|| |
The Centre of Expertise on Culture and Communities is a cultural research and development centre based at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus. The Centre’s activities involve three interlinked components: knowledge generation, outreach and networking, and awareness/knowledge exchange.
|O||Charnwood Arts||UK|| |
Charnwood Arts is committed to developing participation in the arts and media in Charnwood and the East Midlands, UK. Our aim is to creatively engage with any art form or media approach towards creating collective outcomes which give expression to the unique voices of the individual, the group or community with which we are engaged.
|O||Check Your Head||Canada|| |
Check Your Head is a Vancouver-based, youth-driven organization that educates young people on global issues by looking at the connection between global events and issues and local realities. Check Your Head provides education, resources, training and support for youth, who then facilitate workshops, organize events and coordinate projects promoting education and action around issues of globalization and social justice. The organization also provides a forum where youth can learn about ideas and debate issues like sweatshops, international trade and corporate power and responsibility.
|P||Cherry Kingsley||Canada|| |
Through most of her young life, Cherry Kingsley lived with abuse and exploitation. At the age of 22, Ms. Kingsley overcame 8 years of drug addiction, sexual exploitation and abuse as a child prostitute by reconnecting with her First Nations' roots. Cherry took to action, shortly after, spreading her story and encouraging other young women and youth to tell their stories to the world. Taking these stories, Ms. Kingsley holds conferences, such as Out of the Shadows to increase awareness of the lives of fear child prostitutes live.
|E||Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education||USA|| |
Founded in 1992, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) has become recognized as a leader in the field of school improvement through the arts. CAPE's partnerships serve as a living laboratory for a community of artists and teachers dedicated to infusing arts throughout the curriculum, and for a community of researchers dedicated to understanding how teaching through the arts improves student achievement
|O||Chickenshed Theatre||UK|| |
Chickenshed is a theatre company that uses an inclusive creative process which means everyone is welcome, and everyone is valued. Chickenshed runs Children's and Youth Theatre workshops for 600 people, education courses for over 100 students, community outreach projects and a network of satellite 'Sheds' across the country (and one in Russia) so even more can benefit.
|O||Children's Peace Theatre||Canada|| |
The work of the CPT is part of an international movement working towards the establishment of a worldwide culture of peace for children of the world. CPT programs use the practice of theatre to engage in conflict with courage, compassion and creativity, believing that peace is found in the heart of conflict and that peace is always possible.
|O||Chol Theatre||England|| |
Chol is a pioneering intercultural theatre company based at the Lawrence Batley theatre in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. They make innovative theatre and arts projects with young people, emerging artists and experienced professionals. Chol’s work offers a fresh perspective on contemporary local, national and international issues.
|O||City Contemporary Dance Company||Hong Kong|| |
CCDC is committed to long-term projects of dance education and development. Each year the school of CCDC provides dance courses to over 10,000 students, and organises 5,000 creative workshops. It also reaches out to the youth and the public by bringing 40 free performances to schools, housing estates, parks and shopping arcades each year.
|O||Civic Youth Strategy||Canada|| |
Civic Youth Strategy is the youth branch of the City of Vancouver’s Social Planning Department. The organization enables the youth of Vancouver to share their expertise with City staff in the interest of making Vancouver an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable city that cherishes, nurtures, welcomes and celebrates people of from all backgrounds and of all ages.
|O||Clay and Paper Theatre||Canada|| |
Clay and Paper Theatre is built on the accumulative experience of David Anderson - theatre activist, producer of new Canadian work, and defender of public space since 1969. Since 1994 Clay and Paper Theatre has been bringing together seasoned arts professionals, theatre students, local businesses and community members in the co-creation of public theatrical performances and celebrations.
|O||Collective of Black Artists (COBA)||Canada|| |
COBA, Collective of Black Artists is dedicated to creating and presenting the finest traditions in dance and music that celebrate and reflect an Africanist aesthetic. Our mission is to preserve the cultural traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora through education, research and public performance. The Collective presents Traditional West African dance, music and folklore; Caribbean Indigenous Folk dance, music and rituals in their purest forms possible for a theatrical stage.
|O||Common Weal Community Arts||Canada|| |
Common Weal projects engage artists and communities to create art together and find social empowerment through a collaborative process. From theatre arts to dance to video production to hip hop workshops - Common Weal projects are eclectic and exciting.
|N||Community Arts Network||USA|| |
The Community Arts Network (CAN) is a portal to the field of community arts, providing news, documentation, theoretical writing, communications, research and educational information. Headquartered at its Web site on the Internet, CAN is a program of Art in the Public Interest (API), a nonprofit organization based in North Carolina.
|E||Community Arts Practice Certificate, Faculty of Environmental Studies (York University)||Canada|| |
This certificate allows students to use art as a tool for expressing diverse identities, for developing community awareness about environmental issues and to take action for social change. Students will take courses offered through the Faculties of Environmental Studies and Fine Arts to develop artistic skills while working collaboratively on a community-based cultural production in their final year of study.
|E||Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute||USA|| |
The Regional Arts Commission was founded in 1985 to promote, encourage, and foster the arts and cultural institutions in St. Louis City and County and to contribute to the economic development of the area through a strong presence of the arts.
|E||Community Collaborations: New York City Teens Speak Out||USA|| |
COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS (COCO) is a Photography & Imaging and Art & Public Policy course and after-school workshop program offered every spring semester at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Teaching in teams, NYU students facilitate digital photography workshops with teens from East Side Community High School, the Lower East Side Girls Club, and Norman Thomas High School using the Department of Photography & Imaging's labs.
|O||Concentric Media||USA|| |
Concentric Media is an independent video and digital production company based in Northern California with a focus on films that document issues of social justice. It has produced documentaries on various human rights issues, including the historic struggle for reproductive freedom in the United States, the ongoing efforts in Ethiopia to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the need to add progressive values and courses to our schools and efforts to strengthen women's rights in India.
|R||Conflict Resolution, Arts and iNtercultural Experience (CRANE)||Canada|| |
A research initiative to explore arts-based approaches to cross-cultural conflict.Includes an extensive literature and resource review and annotated bibliography on the intersection of arts, culture and conflict resolution.
|O||CONTACT Inc.||Australia|| |
CONTACT Inc is a dynamic cultural development organisation, beginning in 1989 as a youth theatre and in 1996 shifting to a broader cross-art focus on youth arts and cultural development. CONTACT Inc is driven by artistic processes and practices based on social justice and peace-building principles. Its purpose is to help foster peace with young people and their communities by creating spaces where cultures can safely and meaningfully meet, particularly from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Polynesian and refugee and migrant communities.
|O||Cornerstone Theater Company||USA|| |
Cornerstone Theater Company is a multi-ethnic, ensemble-based theater company. It commissions and produces new plays, both original works and contemporary adaptations of classics, which combine the artistry of professional and community collaborators. By making theater with and for people of many ages, cultures and levels of theatrical experience, Cornerstone builds bridges between and within diverse communities in our home city of Los Angeles and nationwide.
|O||Creative City Network||Canada|| |
The Creative City Network of Canada is an organization of people employed by municipalities across Canada working in arts, culture and heritage policy, planning, development and support. Municipalities are playing an increasing role in the development of arts, culture and heritage in Canada. The Creative City Network of Canada exists to connect the people who share this working environment so we can be more effective in cultural development in our communities.
|Creative Education with Youth at Risk (CRED)||South Africa|| |
The programmes implemented by Creative Education with Youth at risk and youth in conflict with the law are there to help the young people become self sustaining citizens with a positive life style. Cred believes that creative educational programmes will provide an alternative to gangsterism and crime. The organisation provides a constructive outlet for anger and frustration through its life skills programmes and professional counseling. Cred lobbies for the rights of youth at risk as well as those incarcerated.
|R||Creative Exchange||UK|| |
UK-based network for organizations and artists working with arts and culture for socialdevelopment. Offers an e-forum news bulletin that reaches over 1,300 readers. Also includes a list of publications and resources, many available on the website.
|N||Cultural Development Network||Australia|| |
The Cultural Development Network is an independent non-profit group that links communities, artists, local councils and organisations across Victoria. They advocate a stronger role for participatory arts and cultural expression to build a healthier, more engaged and sustainable society.
|O||Curious Works and the Migrant Project||Australia|| |
CuriousWorks is in the business of reclaiming the digital media space for those pushed to the margins of society. Their focus is not reporting on 'the marginalised', but providing them with the tools to express themselves in an innovative fashion, for the long-term. They aim to enable people to not be passive recipients of media about the world but active creators of work that represents it from their own perspective.
|R||CVLP - Women In Action Against Poverty||Europe|| |
The World Movement of Mothers is an apolitical and non-denominational NGO representing mothers; the MMM is in Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations Organisation. Its mission is to promote in national and international organisations the importance of a mother’s role for conflict resolution in the family, in her community and in her nation’s life. The MMM federates more than 64 associations in 40 countries, representing 6 million mothers - with their family, children and dependants, that is around 20 million people.
|O||Dance United||UK|| |
Dance United was founded in 2000 on the conviction and evidence that dance has the power to change lives. Since then, the organisation has delivered projects across the UK and around the world, and has seen hundreds of children, young people, elderly men and women, street and working children, prisoners and many more constituent groups inspired and empowered through dance.
|O||Darpana Academy of Performing Arts||India|| |
From a small dance academy that was founded over five decades ago, today Darpana is a workshop for the arts where tradition meets technology to break down boundaries of art and life and where performers from the world over work together to open mindscapes through the arts.
|O||David Suzuki Foundation||Canada|| |
The David Suzuki Foundation works to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focusing on four program areas – oceans and sustainable fishing, forests and wild lands, climate change and clean energy, and the web of life – the Foundation uses science and education to promote solutions that help conserve nature.
|O||Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre||USA|| |
Dell’Arte International is the work of an extraordinary community of artists located amidst the majestic redwoods and rugged beauty of California’s North Coast. Their work includes actor training programs, the original touring productions of the Dell’Arte Company, a summer festival, youth education programs in local schools, and work in economic/community development.
|E||Department of Theatre, Concordia University: Specialization in Theatre and Development||Canada|| |
The Theatre Department's Specialization in Theatre and Development (TDEV), formerly called Drama for Human Development, focuses on the history, theory and practice of theatre from the perspective of art's capacity to inform and to effect personal and social change. At the level of the individual, applications such as developmental drama, drama in education, and drama therapy are examined for their educational, therapeutic, and rehabilitative efficacy.
|O||Direct Current Media||Canada|| |
Direct Current Media is an emerging leader in global entertainment with production experience in 18 countries. DCM specializes in music management and media production, including TV, film and web content. DCM builds mutually beneficial partnerships with artists and community leaders and works directly with them to creatively share their stories, spread their messages and inspire movement towards a just and sustainable society.
|O||Don't Hit Mama||Netherlands|| |
Multicultural dance group that uses club, American and African dance to tell its equally multicultural stories.
|O||DramAidE||South Africa|| |
DramAidE (Drama AIDS Education) was established in 1992 as a university-based, independent, donor funded, unit at the Universities of Zululand and KwaZulu-Natal. DramAidE has its roots in the concepts of communication for development and the applied arts for social change. Since its inception it has developed into a well-established organisation that has achieved both national and international recognition for its work in the field of HIV/AIDS education, research and social development.
|R||Dramatic Action: Community Engaged Theatre in Canada & Beyond||Canada|| |
A website exploring the connections between theatre, performance, community development and civic engagement. This site offers researchers, academics, students, practitioners and community activists (not to mention the many wild and wonderful varieties of thespians and theatre-lovers) an overview of the community-engaged theatre 'movement' over the past 20 years, along side the most recent reflections and new directions of some of the foremost practitioners in the field.
|O||Dziwa Zako Theatre Group||Zambia|| |
A Theatre for Development group that has trained youths and adults in drama skills and has produced plays performed at open marketplaces, television, radio, and in the streets. The group has worked with the Ndola Catholic Diocese AIDS Department.
|P||Earth Arts||Canada|| |
Dalia Levy (B.A., UBC) uses her theatre and horticultural expertise to facilitate grassroots ecological projects, workshops and performances with diverse youth. Her workshops engage participants in a variety of applied and social theatre techniques to facilitate creative learning and dialogue on wide-ranging ecological issues. Other workshops employ Levy's natural dye practice to facilitate creative ecological textile and horticultural engagement.
|O||East Bay Center for the Performing Arts||USA|| |
In addition to the intensive instructional and performance opportunities offered at the main site, the Center maintains a popular and vibrant outreach program. These programs currently take place at fourteen public school and community sites and involve over twelve hundred students annually.
|E||En'owkin Centre||Canada|| |
The En'owkin Centre is an Indigenous cultural, educational and creative arts institution located in Penticton, BC, which offers university/college transfer diplomas and certificate programs. Our Centre is comprised of highly qualified educators who are also professional artists and writers, facilitators and Indigenous advocates. The En'owkin Centre provides a culturally sensitive, nurturing and challenging learning environment.
|O||Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA)||Canada|| |
Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) is an environmental and social development organization, which focuses on the stewardship of our physical and social environment. The concept of stewardship refers to long-term responsibility and care for our communities, the earth we live with and ultimately ourselves. EYA is a youth-driven, non-profit agency based in Vancouver and has young people involved in every level of the organization.
|N||European Network of Art Organisations for Children and Young People||Netherlands|| |
EUnetART stimulates exchange, connection and collaboration among art professionals - bringing the arts alive for children and young people in Europe.
EUnetART is a place to meet, exchange and learn, a framework for developing co-operation projects, a platform to raise issues and a voice for arts for children and young people in Europe. Founded in 1991 in Bologna, the European Network of Art Organisations for Children and Young People is a multi-disciplinary cultural network of over 100 organisations in approximately 28 countries.
|E||Expressive Arts and Social Change Program (European Graduate School)||Canada|| |
The European Graduate School offers a program in Expressive Arts and Social Change, leading to a Master of Advanced Professional Studies diploma (MAPS) in the summer of 2008. This program trains participants to help people use the expressive arts to respond to and bring about social change. The program emphasizes the sustainability of projects and the resilience of individuals, groups and communities. The program provides a theoretical framework for expressive arts change processes while also emphasizing practical skills through field-work projects.
|O||FAHPA Enter-Educate Troupe (FEET)||Africa|| |
FAHPAC Enter-Educate Troupe (FEET) is a 20-member youth entertainment project of the Family Health and Population Action Committee (FAHPAC), Nigeria. The project involves in and out of school youth ranging from ages 12-27. It aims to empower youth and women with information and skills for success in education, business ventures, democracy and governance, maternal and child health and reproductive health through entertainment. The youth adapt theatrical, musical, and dance techniques to address reproductive health and community development-related issues.
|O||Fringe Benefits||USA|| |
Every year, Fringe Benefits collaborates with hundreds of children, youth and other community members to create plays that reach thousands of people, replacing hate with understanding. Fringe Benefits' Theatre for Social Justice programs build and strengthen communities and relationships between communities, by bringing together diverse individuals and organizations, helping them discover common ground, and giving them tools and guidance to work together to develop creative solutions to social justice issues.
|O||Gallery Gachet||Canada|| |
Gallery Gachet is a unique artistic institution founded in Vancouver in 1992. Named after Vincent Van Gogh's homeopathic doctor, Paul Gachet. Gallery Gachet strives to provide a focal point for dialogue amongst outsider/dissident artists. They aim to use the canvas of the outside work to educate and demystify the public on issues related to mental health and to advance the artistic discourse around these issues. They provide the artists informed by mental health issues with opportunities to exhibit, curate, perform, read, teach and to develop their leadership skills.
|O||Gary Friedman Productions||Australia|| |
Gary Friedman has used puppetry to provoke change and address issues such as apartheid, AIDS, abuse, democracy and elections and eventually 'Puppets in Prison' in the mid-90's.
|O||Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS||USA|| |
GYCA is a youth-led, UNAIDS and UNFPA supported global network of 4,000 young leaders and adult allies working on youth and HIV/AIDS in 150 countries world-wide. GYCA's mission is to empower young leaders with the skills, knowledge, resources and opportunities they need to scale up HIV/AIDS interventions amongst their peers.
|O||Governess Films, Inc.||USA|| |
Governess Films, Inc. is a film production company, founded in 2000 and was incorporated in 2003 by Lisa Russell and Lovisa Inserra. It is the production arm for the Governess Films Network, a community of independent female film artists.
|O||Grasshoppa Dance Exchange||Canada|| |
The Grasshoppa Dance Exchange is dedicated to the fine and not-so-fine art of Hopping. Essentially, Hops are unannounced performances that take place outdoors in public places. Unsuspecting observers are not solicited for financial contributions. Hops are inspired by the environment in which they hoppen (natural, human, etc.). A Hop may carry a theme, address a reality or propose something altogether different. The act of bringing dance into unusual spaces is empowering for performers and observers alike. Observers participate in the performance by simply being 'in the way'.
|R||Green Museum||USA|| |
This online museum emerged from the contributors' experiences making environmental art and from seeing firsthand some the challenges facing artists, community groups, nonprofit organizations and arts institutions when it came to presenting and discussing environmental art.
|O||Harbourfront Centre||Canada|| |
Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, is an innovative non-profit cultural organization which creates events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain a diverse public.
|O||Headlines Theatre||Canada|| |
The company was founded in 1981 by a group of politically active artists. Since then it has produced many hundreds of projects and has become a world leader in community-specific, issue-oriented theatre, winning numerous awards. While we call our community work 'Theatre for Living', it is based on Brazilian Director Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed.
|R||Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics||USA|| |
The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics is a collaborative, multi-lingual, and interdisciplinary consortium of institutions, artists, scholars and activists throughout the Americas. The organization's mission is to map new areas of knowledge based on understanding embodied practice - performance - as a way of creating new meaning and transmitting cultural values, memory, and identity.
|O||Het Waterhuis||Europe|| |
Het Waterhuis (literally: The Waterhouse) is a professional youth theatre company based in Rotterdam that has performed for children and teenagers since 1995. Under the management of artistic director Roel Twijnstra, and with young professional actors from different quarters of the compass, Het Waterhuis presents performances that can be touching and confronting, but often are also thrilling and humorous. Talent, technical skills, video, music and dance are combined in innovative theatre productions.
|O||Hot Sun Films||Africa|| |
Hot Sun Films is a film/video production and training company based in Nairobi and in Kibera, Kenya. We tell stories from people seldom seen on screen. We use media and art to cause social transformation. Through our non-profit arm, Hot Sun Foundation, we work to tell the stories of the marginalized people in the society. We are working to show a new picture of Urban Africa, revealing new talents to the world, and creating role models.
|O||iKapa Dance Theatre||South Africa|| |
iKapa Dance Theatre is an African, neo-classical contemporary dance company that develops talent and provides real opportunities for employment and skills development to impoverished youths.
Based in the bustling creative district of Woodstock, Cape Town, iKapa operates a full professional company:
|E||Image and Identity Research Collective (Concordia University; McGill University)||Canada|| |
The collaborators of IIRC share an interest in developing interdisciplinary, image-based research methodologies and artistic forms of representation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. In our individual and collective projects, we variously use video, film, art installations, photography, performance, and fictional practice to research questions relating to gender, age, body, popular culture, and/or identity. Many of our projects involve critical self-study and collective inquiry.
infed.org is an independent and not-for-profit site created by a small group of educators. Our aim is to provide a space for people to explore the theory and practice of informal education and social action learning. We want to encourage educators and animateurs to develop ways of working and being that foster association, conversation and relationship.
|E||Institute of the Arts and Civic Dialogue, Harvard University||USA|| |
The Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue grew out of a perceived need for imaginative ways to convene conversations on social issues. It is a 'think and do tank' where artists make work about social change. They are now redesigning the Institute with the intention to ignite a new generation of artists who will be able to combine skill, artistic virtuosity and the intellectual passion to pose powerful questions about the state of our world and the ever evolving human condition.
|R||Interactive Asian Community Theatre (InterACT)||USA|| |
Through contemporary and traditional performing arts of the Asian Pacific Rim, Asian Culture Exchange focuses on cross-cultural interaction with the community to educate and increase the awareness of Asian culture, to present positive role models and promote pride in one's heritage, to tell the stories of the Asian American community.
|E||Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program (University of Washington Tacoma)||USA|| |
The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences curriculum is a program of advanced study in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The focus of the curriculum is the comparative study of peoples, groups, societies, cultures and environments within the United States and selected regions of the world.
|O||Intermedia Arts / Institute for Community Cultural Development||USA|| |
Intermedia Arts began in 1973 as a group of student media activists, University Community Video. Over the last three decades they have grown, become multidisciplinary, and become internationally recognized for their innovative cultural programs. One thing remains: their unwavering mission to use art as a tool to build understanding among people.
|O||Intersect HIV & Violence Against Women & Girls Project (with Gram Bharati Samiti)||India|| |
Intersect's mission is to employ a new concept and organizing principle to create powerful, multi-disciplinary Intersect coalitions for social mobilization across countries worldwide to end the co-epidemic of HIV and violence against women and girls.
|O||Iqui Balam||Guatemala|| |
Iqui Balam is a theater and performance group in Guatemala that demonstrates the power of young leaders to influence their own communities. This group consists of youth, some of whom are ex-gang members themselves, who have created an arts organization with the purpose of providing an outlet for creative expression for marginalized youth as an alternative to violent gang life.
|E||Island Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies||Canada|| |
The Island Institute is a non-profit society for education and dialogue on art, ecology and community. Through an innovative, interdisciplinary online education program now under development, Islands Institute courses will help participants use art to address real-world issues in ecology, equity and economy, while they explore creative solutions for the survival of the planet. The Islands Institute offers professional and personal development to artists who want to extend their practice, educators, planners, environmentalists, citizens, community service providers, elders and activists.
|Jagran Theatre||India|| |
Jagran was founded by Aloke Roy, a painter who was challenged to find a medium that could break through the language barrier to communicate the need for family planning in villages all over India. Today, it is actively running a training programme where it teaches its form of Pantomime theatre to young people coming from the slums and the re-settlement colonies of Delhi. It performs, develops and designs new plays for its target audience in these areas.
|O||Judith Marcuse Projects||Canada|| |
Created in 1980, Judith Marcuse Projects is a not-for-profit arts company that works in the disciplines of dance, theatre, music, film and new media. They aim to create excellent art, to nurture the voices of youth and adults on issues of relevance to our society, and to create dialogue that leads to progressive action. This three-fold mission is driven by the simple but profound idea that art is a powerful force for positively transforming lives, catalyzing social change and contributing to the development of civil society.
|O||Jumblies Theatre||Canada|| |
Jumblies makes art in everyday and unexpected places with, for and about the people and stories found there, thus creating transient utopias and far-reaching ripples.
|O||Just Seeds Visual Resistance Arts Collective||USA|| |
Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists' Cooperative is a decentralized community of artists who have banded together to both sell their work online in a central location and to collaborate with and support each other and social movements. Their website is not just a place to shop, but also a destination to find out about current events in radical art and culture. Their blog covers political printmaking, socially engaged street art, and culture related to social movements. They believe in the power of personal expression in concert with collective action to transform society.
|O||Kehewin Native Dance Theatre||Canada|| |
Kehewin brings first class Native performances to Native and non-Native communities. Kehewin provides youth with a positive alternative in the arts through workshops in Pow Wow Dance, Hoop Dance, Storytelling and Traditional Native Crafts.
|O||Kenya AIDS Intervention/Prevention Project Group (KAIPPG)||USA, Kenya|| |
KAIPPG is a community-based volunteer organization which operates in western Kenya, addressing issues related to HIV/AIDS, poverty and malnutrition. In their HIV/AIDS education and prevention work they made use of the arts such as theatre. They are trying to form a broad-based arts coalition of groups and individuals utilizing the arts to address HIV/AIDS.
|O||Kibera Community Youth Programme||Kenya|| |
KCYP is a unique, community-based organization formed and run by young people in the Kibera slum, Nairobi. KYCP have given young people a sense of social responsibility through community service and the creation of a theatre group and soccer team.
|O||KickstArt (formerly the Society for Disability Arts and Culture, S4DAC)||Canada|| |
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Kickstart’s (formerly the Society for Disability Arts and Culture) mission is to produce and present works by artists with disabilities and to promote artistic excellence among artists with disabilities working in a variety of disciplines.
|O||Kijana Project||Nigeria, International|| |
Kijana project was designed by youth from around the world and is involved in several activities: 1) helping youth whose parents have died of AIDS; 2) educating youth world wide about HIV/AIDS through its web site, newspapers, youth publications, broadcasts, speaking engagements, and internet publications; 3) providing counseling to youth affected by HIV/AIDS; 4) helping other youth who want to start community service projects; and 5) promoting international understanding, humanitarianism, and cultural exchange among project members.
|O||Kurruru Youth Performing Arts||Australia|| |
Kurruru Youth Performing Arts Inc is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth performing arts companies. It is committed to supporting the ongoing maintenance of culture, community and identity through the provision of quality performing arts opportunities for children, young people and their communities.
|O||Les Coups de Théâtre||Canada|| |
Since 1990, this international festival of the arts has offered diverse experiences with artists from around the world, to facilitate the full development of the arts in young audiences. Les Coups also has outreach programs with schools and teachers to encourage an artistic implication and active participation by young audiences.
|O||Live Art Development Agency||England|| |
The Live Art Development Agency offers resources, professional development initiatives, and projects for the support and development of Live Art practices and critical discourses in the UK and internationally. The Agency works strategically, in partnership, and in consultation with artists and organisations in the cultural sector.
|O||Liz Lerman Dance Exchange||USA|| |
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange conducts residencies throughout the United States and abroad. These residencies bring community groups together to experience the expressive power of dance and explore important issues through movement and story. Residencies are custom-designed in collaboration with local presenters.
|O||Los Angeles Poverty Department||USA|| |
Los Angeles Poverty Department was founded in 1985 by director, actor, activist, and writer John Malpede. At its inception, LAPD was the first performance group in the nation made up principally of homeless people. LAPD is dedicated to building community on Skid Row, Los Angeles.
|O||Ludus Dance||UK|| |
The Ludus Touring Company creates and tours contemporary dance-based performances and workshops specifically designed to explore themes and issues relevant to young people. The Ludus Dance Development Department offers a comprehensive range of community dance activities for people of all ages, abilities, cultures and backgrounds, both locally and across the County of Lancashire.
|O||MADaboutART||South Africa|| |
MADaboutART provides innovative, interactive educational programmes that equip children with practical skills and knowledge about HIV and AIDS and begin to dismantle fundamental misunderstandings, taboos and stigma. They deliver clear, accurate and accessible HIV education in a way that is engaging to children and young people, within the context of building life skills and self-confidence so they may grow up with the skills and knowledge they need to protect their future.
|O||Manchester Craftsmans Guild||USA|| |
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild is a multi-discipline, minority directed center for arts and learning that employs the visual and performing arts to foster a sense of accomplishment and hope in the urban community.
|P||MAPP International Productions||USA|| |
MAPP International Productions is a unique performing arts organization that produces the work of artists who take risks with content, form and creative process. We connect artists with presenters and public communities to bring their works both to the stage and into peoples' lives, provoking dialogue and inspiring engagement with contemporary culture. In advocating for vital exchange across borders, we embrace a global network and foster multidirectional infiltration and invigoration.
|E||Master of Arts in Community Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art||USA|| |
Students are encouraged to develop their own voice as they simultaneously investigate the relationship of the citizen artist and art to community building. Extensive field experience is supported by classroom study of community arts theory and practice and work in the studio. These investigations prepare students to develop proposals for and implement their own community arts projects.
|O||Media Matters||India|| |
Media Matters is a registered non-profit trust working in the area of community development and development communication for the past seven years. Its mission is facilitating equity, equality and empowerment through participation at all levels in the development process. It uses various artistic forms to communicate its information, including theatre, puppetry, video documentation, and playscripts.
|R||Minciu Sodas Laboratories||Europe, Africa|| |
This is a wiki organized by the MinciuSodas laboratory for serving and organizing independent thinkers around the world. This is to work on projects here, openly and in the public domain. See also their work this year to HelpKenyans.
|O||MISCELLANEOUS Productions||Canada|| |
The focus of Miscellaneous' work is creating, directing and producing professional, original, issue-based performances written with and performed by non-professional participants. Most of their work has integrated “mainstream” and at-risk/high risk youth.
|O||Mosaic Voices||USA|| |
Mosaic seeks to create cross-cultural alliances, mentoring relationships and social connections built upon personal trust and commitment to bridging unhealthy divisions in contemporary communities.
|O||Moving into Dance Mophatong||South Africa|| |
The trail-blazing Moving into Dance Mophatong (MIDM) Performance Company was founded in 1978 by Sylvia 'Magogo' Glasser as a non-racial dance company and training organisation, during the height of apartheid. Dance was used as a form of cultural resistance to apartheid. At the basis of all the work was the concept of integration - integration of people as well as the integration of African and Western cultures. MIDM offers programs in schools called Edudance, a creative teaching methodology developed at MIDM by Sylvia Glasser.
Movitep-SF (Movimiento de Teatro Popular Sin Fronteras, or ‘popular theatre movement without borders’) was founded in the late 1990s but has clear roots in Nicaragua’s popular theatre movement of the 1980s. It seeks to promote theatre and other arts activities based on Nicaragua’s historical and cultural roots and with an aim to better understand the reality in which people live. It actively stimulates cooperation between Nicarguan arts organizations and foreign groups for mutual nourishment and professional and artistic development.
|O||MS-Nepal and Aarohan Theatre Group||Nepal|| |
MS (Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke) Nepal is a Danish NGO which cooperates with Aarohan, a Nepali theatre group, to create a village theatre about conflicts as they are seen from the point of view of the oppressed.
MTI Arts International provides programs for people of all ages by bringing music and other art forms to schools, healthcare facilities, and other institutions both nationally and internationally. The organization offers an array of programs including art in education and arts in wellness programs, training, research and theratainment while focusing on the arts as a healing tool. The word "theratainment" refers to an activity that is capable of diverting and holding the attention while at the same time providing care for remedial attributes.
|O||Myths and Mirrors Community Arts||Canada|| |
Myths and Mirrors is a multi-disciplinary arts organization; our mediums include theatre, performance art, murals, mosaics, music and drumming, gardens, celebrations, rituals, stilting, face painting, costuming, visual arts, installations, video, film, games and popular education. Myths and Mirrors takes on projects that challenge assumptions, build community and inspire hope.
Nalamdana is a non-profit organization that uses creative, innovative
|O||Natasha Community Theatre||Africa|| |
The objectives of Natasha Community Theatre Arts are: to educate about and reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, and also entertain and bring about awareness of issues that concern society and community; to promote the image of Zambia as a society rich in culture, and to keep the traditional norms, customs, and instruments from becoming extinct; to keep alive the traditions of live music, theatre and dance; and to draw some continuity between the new forms of art and traditional forms and concepts of art.
|R||National Service-Learning Clearinghouse||USA|| |
Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC) supports the service-learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade twelve, community-based initiatives and tribal programs, as well as all others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service-learning techniques and methodologies.
|O||Native Women in the Arts||Canada|| |
Established in 1993, Native Women in the Arts is a not-for-profit organization for First Nations, Inuit and Metis women from diverse artistic disciplines who share a common interest in culture, art, community and the advancement of Indigenous peoples.
|O||New Urban Arts||USA|| |
A nationally recognized interdisciplinary arts studio for high school students and emerging artists in Providence, Rhode Island. Their mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives.
NextAid's mission is to promote community-driven environmentally, economically and socially empowering responses to the AIDS orphan pandemic. NextAid collaborates with individuals, businesses and nonprofits to produce culturally-rich, awareness-raising projects and music events involving technology, the arts, public education projects, and volunteer opportunities.
|O||Nigerian Painting Tour||Africa|| |
The Nigerian Painting Tour is a Biodiversity Conservation Project geared at celebrating and promoting amazingly diverse Nigerian landscapes in paintings. NPT is motivated towards creating awareness of the environment and redirecting the attention of policy makers to these areas.
|O||Nyata-Nyata - Cercle D'Expression Artistique||Canada|| |
Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata is an enterprise of contemporary artistic expression, which defines its activities in the field of African dance, with the specific objective to explore and develop the particular aesthetics of this art form as it relates to music, poetry, mythology, ritual and the related arts, bringing forth essential aspects which link the ancestral with the contemporary. This process includes choreographic creation, dance performance, musical composition, writings, conferences, the teaching and promotion thereof in a local, national and international context.
|E||On the Edge (Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University)||UK|| |
On the Edge is a practice-led research programme developing critical thinking about the role of the artist in the public sphere,with an understanding of art as an action between individuals in the everyday. In partnership with PAR+RS, it also coordinates the Working in Public seminar series, which draws together artists, theorists, curators and arts administrators whose work engages with issues relevant to social and cultural life, including policy.
|O||One World Beat||Switzerland|| |
One World Beat is a non-profit organization that unites musicians of all genres to unite and convey a message of hope through their music. Bands from around the world perform gigs under the One World Beat banner and use their place in the spotlight to do more than just sing about changing the world - they actually do it. By raising funds and awareness for the One World Beat help projects they inspire people and music fans to step out of the shade and take action.
|O||oneVillage Foundation||USA|| |
Excellent resource for news on international sustainability and social change events. They identify innovative technologies and best practices for deployment in emerging markets with a particular focus on underserved communities that can benefit from them most. This includes the promotion of ecologically and socially responsible development in emerging markets through a comprehensive and synergistic approach called the oneVillage Foundation Initiatives.
|E||Pacific Cinematheque||Canada|| |
Pacific Cinematheque's Education Department offers film and media education programs and resources for youth, teachers and other community members. From intensive and engaging digital filmmaking programs to film literacy workshops and youth screenings at our theatre, we aim to foster an appreciation and passion for the art of film as well as an understanding of the impact of visual media in the world around us. We are especially committed to supporting a vibrant and active youth-in-film community in the Lower Mainland and throughout the province.
|O||Pakasha Arts||Ireland|| |
Pakasha Arts uses theatre and participatory approaches to work with community groups to explore issues. We base our work on participatory research, primarily with community or marginalised groups. We explore issues around gender, health, income generation and social justice. We work nationally and internationally in community development with youth, adults and non-profit organizations. We also work in schools to provide participatory programmes with students of all ages.
|P||Pam Hall||Canada|| |
Pam Hall is an interdisciplinary artist working across, and sometimes in between, the boundaries of medium and discipline. She makes visual art, constructs installations, works with language, and is engaged in film, video, and most recently, performance. She works alone (inside and outside of her studios), and collaborates with others (sometimes individuals, sometimes communities). Based in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, she travels extensively to pursue the creation and presentation of her work, and to teach graduate students in the U.S.
|R||Paulo Freire||Latin America|| |
Perhaps the most influential thinker about education in the late twentieth century, Paulo Freire has been particularly popular with informal educators with his emphasis on dialogue and his concern for the oppressed.
|O||People's Palace Projects||UK|| |
People's Palace Projects creates performances, workshop programmes, debates and publications that push the boundaries of where, how and why art matters. Based at Queen Mary, University of London in East London, where PPP's founder and Director Paul Heritage is also Professor of Drama, People's Palace Projects has for 10 years produced theatre that acts for individual and social change in Britain, Burkina Faso, Brazil and Azerbaijan.
|O||Performing Life||Bolivia|| |
Performing Life is a nonprofit organization that helps youth who are working and/or living on the streets of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Our mission is to empower street youth by teaching them performing and visual arts as productive skills for avoiding drugs and delinquency while improving their economic well-being. Performing Life helps youth establish savings accounts and develop small businesses for self-sufficiency.
|O||Performing the World||USA|| |
Sponsored by All Stars Projects, Inc., this is a regular (usually annual) three-day 'happening' of performances, workshops, panel discussions, lectures, community tours and improvisation. Performing the World 2008 (PTW '08) brings together activists, artists, educators, young people, practitioners and scholars from dozens of countries, all of whom are involved in the emergence of performance as a new way of relating to, understanding and changing the world. It also provides networking resources for performing artists.
|O||Philadelphia Folklore Project||USA|| |
The Philadelphia Folklore Project is committed to paying attention to the experiences and traditions of 'ordinary' people. Their focus is to build critical folk cultural knowledge, sustain vital and diverse living cultural heritage in communities in the region, and create equitable processes and practices for nurturing local grassroots arts and humanities.
|O||Philippine Educational Theater Association||Phillipines|| |
PETA is an educational theatre organization composed of artist-teachers who are dedicated to the pursuit of artistically excellent theatre, aesthetics and pedagogy toward the empowerment of people and society. Their goal is to promote and guide the growth and development of theatre arts in the Philippines and serve as a coordinating agency for a national association of drama groups.
|O||Phoenix Players||Kenya|| |
Phoenix Players is a semi-professional community theatre, which since 1992 began to include HIV/AIDS themes in their musicals. They also have conducted training for actors and staged in diverse locations.
|O||Photovoice: Social Change Through Photography||USA|| |
Photovoice blends a grassroots approach to photography and social action. It provides cameras not to health specialists, policy makers, or professionals, but to people with least access to those who make decisions affecting their lives. From the villages of rural China to the homeless shelter of Ann Arbor, Michigan, people have used photovoice to amplify their visions and experience.
|O||Porte Parole||Canada|| |
Porte Parole (PP) is a bilingual theatre company based in Montreal, dedicated to the creation and production of original documentary plays about contemporary social and political issues in Canada and Quebec. Co-founded in 1998 by Annabel Soutar and Alex lvanovici, PP is an incorporated registered charity.
|O||Prison Creative Arts Project||USA|| |
Founded in 1990, The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) is committed to original work in the arts in Michigan correctional facilities, juvenile facilities, urban high schools, and communities across the state. Their process is guided by respect and a spirit of collaboration in which vulnerability, risk and improvisation lead to discovery. PCAP makes possible the spaces in which the voices and visions of the incarcerated can be expressed.
|O||Public Dreams||Canada|| |
Founded in 1985, Public Dreams Society brings art and celebration to the community by creating participatory events, traditions and rituals that promote healthy neighbourhoods. Public Dreams is the producer of long-running signature events, Illuminares Lantern Procession and Parade of the Lost Souls. To help support and develop these community programs and other emerging initiatives, the Society offers full service event management through its mission-based social enterprise, Imaginate by Public Dreams.
|O||Puente Theatre Society||Canada|| |
Puente' means 'Bridge' in Spanish. Puente's mandate is to use theatrical experience to bridge between cultures. Ms. De Guevara's vision for PUENTE is to express the immigrant experience while striving for the highest artistic standards. PUENTE endeavours to gain respect for the cultural heritage that immigrants bring to our new homeland, and to facilitate the integration of newcomer artists with the local theatre environment.
|O||Punjab Lok Rahs||Pakistan|| |
Our objectives are to: institutionalize theatre production and performance and organize training in different disciplines of theatre both for Rehas members and by Rehas for other groups; establish a tradition of meaningful theatrical activity in colleges whereby youth could be exposed and sensitized to human rights issues and are offered a forum to express them in an organized and culturally rich and relevant manner; offer theatre as a development tool to community organizations and provide the youth a platform to express their creative selves; develop a group of local individuals and organiza
|O||Punjab Lok Rahs||Pakistan|| |
Punjab Lok Rahs is a youth-lead arts and cultural organization working since 1986. The volunteer members of organization are committed to creating people’s art; deep rooted in indigenous culture and socio-political context, for the peoples of Punjab.
|O||Puntos de Encuentro||Nicaragua|| |
The non-profit organization Puntos de Encuentro (Spanish for “Meeting Places” or “Common Ground”) works to promote women's and young people's human rights and daily life well-being. It uses education and communication for social change to encourage a reframing of social issues in both public and private discourse, inspiring young people and women to make and carry out decisions about the things that affect them and to create new avenues for personal and collective action against discrimination and violence.
|O||Rang Bahar||India|| |
Rang Bahar was established to provide a new platform to the talented young generation in the fields of music, dance & drama and promote artists, poets, dancers, musicians, singers and dramatists. Since then Rang Bahar has been organising events in India and abroad. It has been training people for a brilliant career in the field of Performing Arts. Folk dance-workshops are regularly organised in tribal areas, and general diploma courses in acting, music and dance are organised by Rang Bahar in collaboration with various schools in Ahmedabad.
|O||Raw Art Works||USA|| |
A nonprofit youth arts organization, RAW was founded in 1988. For the past 16 years, their staff of arts therapists has taken art into the streets, public housing, youth incarceration facilities, clinics, soup kitchens, schools and homes, as well as offering programming in their studio in downtown Lynn. RAW provides innovative ways for young people to engage in art-making that can and does transform their lives.
|O||Reel Youth||Canada|| |
Reel Youth (RY) is a not-for-profit, media empowerment program supporting young people to create and distribute films about their visions for a better world, and the issues that concern them most.
|O||Regent Park Focus||Canada|| |
Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Center is a youth driven, not-for-profit organization located in the heart of Regent Park, Toronto. Regent Park Focus is motivated by the belief that community-based media can play a vital role in building and sustaining healthy communities and seeks to increase civic engagement and effect positive change through youth-led media productions.
|O||Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre||Canada|| |
Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre is a youth driven, not-for-profit organization located in the heart of Regent Park, Toronto. Regent Park Focus is motivated by the belief that community-based media can play a vital role in building and sustaining healthy communities and seeks to increase civic engagement and effect positive change through youth-led media productions. The program is aimed at marginalized and culturally diverse youth living in and around the community.
|O||Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM)|| |
Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) continues to flourish beyond our 15th Anniversary Season as we have emerged as the international hip-hop dance ambassador and surviving senior member in the world of organized hip-hop dance theater. Our goal is to provide audiences with a sincere view of the essence and spirit of hip-hop, rather than the commercially exploited stereotypes most often presented by the media.
|O||Roadside Theatre||USA|| |
Roadside Theater is creating a body of drama based on the history and lives of Appalachian people and collaborating with others nationally who are dramatizing their local life.
|R||Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)||Netherlands|| |
The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam is an independent centre of knowledge and expertise in the areas of international and intercultural cooperation, operating at the interface between theory and practice and between policy and implementation. The Institute contributes to sustainable development, poverty alleviation and cultural preservation and exchange.
S.A.F.E. is a charity that uses theatre, combined with community activities and education, to deliver life-saving information about HIV/AIDS in the most under-served areas in Kenya. S.A.F.E. is a mobile organisation, taking performance, education and vital HIV information to communities in neglected areas that do not have access to services or conventional means of information dissemination (i.e. public health television or poster campaigns).
Saathi, a non-governmental organization in Mumbai (Bombay), India, seeks to give citizenship rights to street youth, and to offer young people the opportunity to grow in an environment which is supportive, caring, protective, encouraging and participatory in nature. Saathi operates on the principle that with the proper support, every youth has the capacity and potential to bring about change within him or herself and within his or herimmediate surroundings.
|O||SANAA Art Promotions||Africa|| |
Sanaa Art Promotions (SAP) is an organisation of artists, researchers, social scientists and communication specialists active in the use of arts to promote socio-economic development within East African communities. Founded in 1985 under Kenya’s Non Governmental Organisation Act, SAP visual and theatre arts for communication uses the Participatory Interactive Media Model (PIMM) to advocate for behaviour change primarily among youth and, secondarily, through the ripple effect, the community.
|O||Sang Fan Wan Mai Group||Thailand|| |
Formally launched in 1996, this group of young rural volunteers uses media and arts to educate and inform their peers about HIV/AIDS. Through peer education activities such as traveling puppet shows and radio broadcasts, the group promotes AIDS prevention measures and tries to effect changes in young people's thinking and behaviour, passing on clear information about safer sex. Community participation is key to the efforts of this small organisation, as is the idea that young people deserve opportunities to make well-informed reproductive decisions.
|O||Setagya Public Theatre||Japan|| |
The Setagaya Public Theatre is now well known as a successful theatre, and plays a leading role as a model for other public theatres in Japan. It aims to produce and present high quality performing arts productions, especially contemporary drama and dance by both national and international artists. It also holds creative workshops for theatre practitioners or dancers with a view to developing future productions, researching the contemporary performing arts, producing outstanding productions, and providing outreach programs to schools in the Setagaya area.
|O||Shopfront Theatre for Young People||Australia|| |
Shopfront is an exciting and innovative arts centre - focused on contemporary performance, hybrid arts and cross- disciplinary forms. It’s a one stop creative haven where under 25s make engaging new work and meaningful connections.
|P||Shylene Schlackl||Canada|| |
Shylene is a community focused artist living on Vancouver Island. "I am very interested in my community, both local and global. I strive to provide the message of 'use what you have', and 'just because it's broken doesn't mean it has to be thrown out', within most my work."
|O||Sibikwa Community Theatre||South Africa|| |
The Sibikwa Community Theatre Project uses the arts to reach historically disadvantaged communities. Sibikwa explores these disciplines through education and training, concentrating on cultural heritage and youth at risk. Sibikwa is recognised as one of the leading arts and cultural organisations in Southern Africa.
|O||Sierra Youth Coalition||Canada|| |
Sierra Youth Coalition is a national, youth-driven, and diversenon-profit organization working in Canada. Through grassroots
|O||Small World Theatre||UK|| |
This UK-based company started as an environmental theatre movement and over the years the focus widened to include development issues. They have worked with various groups in developing countries using participatory theatre and puppetry methods to facilitate the communication of ideas important to a particular community.
|O||Social and Public Art Resource Centre (SPARC)||USA|| |
SPARC espouses public art as an organizing tool for addressing contemporary issues, fostering cross-cultural understanding and promoting civic dialogue. Working within this philosophical framework, over the last 31 years SPARC has created murals and other forms of public art in communities throughout Los Angeles and increasingly in national and international venues.
|O||Sojourn Theatre||USA|| |
In residencies with communities, universities, school districts and conferences around the nation, Sojourn Theatre uses a unique methodology for developing and generating material to build performances, teach master classes and share methods for community engagement. Its work is guided by the primary principles of art, civic engagement, and collaboration.
|P||Sonja Kuftinec||USA|| |
Sonja Kuftinec is a teacher, writer, and artistic collaborator focusing on community-based theater who works in the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance at the University of Minnesota.
|O||Soul City Institute for Health & Development Communication||Africa|| |
Soul City Institute is a dynamic and innovative multi-media health promotion and social change project. Through drama and entertainment Soul City reaches more than 16 million South Africans. This is done through 2 main brands, Soul City targeted at adults and Soul Buddyz targeted at 8 - 12 year olds and adults in their lives. The second big programme that Soul City Institute is involved in is the Regional Programme which is a partnership with local organisations in 8 Southern African countries.
|O||Southern Edge Arts||Australia|| |
Southern Edge Arts is a youth performing arts company based on the southern edge of Western Australia. Southern Edge Arts is a full time regional youth company catering for 5 to 25 year olds by providing workshops in circus, drama, dance and music. These workshops culminate in public performances and presentations in Albany and the Great Southern.
|O||Stichting Formaat||Netherlands|| |
This organization performs Forum Theatre and Legislative Theatre based on Boal's "Theatre of the Oppressed". Although their geographical focus is on the Netherlands, they have undertaken activities in developing countries. Internationally they are perhaps known as co-founders of ITO (International Theatre of the Oppressed Organization) and the website www.theatreoftheoppressed.org. Since 2004, they have set up training programs in other countries.
|P||Suzanne Lacy||USA|| |
Suzanne Lacy is an internationally known artist whose work includes installations, video, and large-scale performances on social themes and urban issues.
|R||Take Part Network|| |
TakePart.com is a social action network™ where you connect actions to entertainment to make change. It provides resources and networks so as to find media, connect with others, take action, keep current, share ideas, and educate groups.
|O||Teesri Duniya Theatre||Canada|| |
Teesri Duniya Theatre is dedicated to producing socially and politically relevant theatre that supports a multicultural vision of society, promoting interculturalism through works of theatre, and creating theatrical styles based on the cultural experiences of visible minorities living in Canada. The company believes that culturally diverse theatre and artists are an integral part of the theatre landscape of the country. The company is committed to multiethnic casting and stories.
|O||The Animating Democracy Initiative||USA|| |
Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts Institute for Community Development and the Arts, fosters arts and cultural activity that encourages and enhances civic engagement and dialogue. It is based on the premise that democracy is animated when an informed public is engaged in the issues affecting people’s daily lives. The arts and humanities can contribute unique programs, settings, and creative approaches that reach new and diverse participants, stimulate public dialogue about civic issues, and inspire action to make change.
|O||The Catalyst Centre||Canada|| |
The Catalyst Centre is a non-profit worker co-op that celebrates and promotes innovative learning, popular education, research and community development to advance positive social change.
|R||The Communication Initiative Network & The Drum Beat (arts for social change section)||Canada|| |
The Communication Initiative (The CI) network is an online space for sharing the experiences of, and building bridges between, the people and organisations engaged in or supporting communication as a fundamental strategy for economic and social development and change. The Communication Initiative is a partnership of development organizations seeking to support advances in the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development.
|O||The Confluence Project||USA|| |
In 2000, a group of Pacific Northwest Native American tribes and civic groups from Washington and Oregon asked Maya Lin to participate in a project commemorating the bicentennial of the journey of the Corps of Discovery—the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06. These disparate groups were brought together by the hope that Maya Lin would rethink what the commemoration of the bicentennial could be.
|E||The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics||US|| |
The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics is a collaborative, multilingual and interdisciplinary consortium of institutions, artists, scholars, and activists throughout the Americas. The organization's mission is to map new areas of knowledge based on understanding embodied practice - performance - as a way of creating new meaning and transmitting cultural values, memory, and identity.
|N||The IDEA Network||Brazil|| |
IDEA members from more than 90 countries are working in hundreds of thousands of different cultural communities, shaping drama/theatre education today.
|O||The Israeli Forum for Ecological Art and Shai Zackai's Eco-Art||Middle East|| |
The Forum is an active body that voices its views regarding environmental issues and acts toward promoting individual and group projects of artists and scientists provided they give expression to self-investigation and draw attention to any issue pertaining to ecology and the environment.
|E||The Merasi School||USA|| |
The Merasi School believes that education is the most constructive response to poverty. Their mission is shaped by the voices of the Merasi, a community of lower caste musicians living in Rajasthan, India. For 37 generations, the Merasi have composed, performed, and maintained a rich folk music legacy. Yet despite their cultural significance, the Merasi are considered 'Untouchable'. Moreover, with modernization blazing across India, traditional music, the Merasi's one recognized form of social worth, is on the brink of total extinction.
|O||The Power of Hope||USA|| |
The Power of Hope unleashes the positive potential of youth through arts-centered intergenerational and multicultural learning programs that value self-awareness, leadership, community and social change. The Power of Hope programs are for youth and young adults who want to take an active role in creating a positive future, develop their leadership skills, build stronger communities and have a great time in the process.
|E||The Social Impact of the Arts Project||USA|| |
The Social Impact of the Arts Project is a research center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice. SIAP conducts research on the role of arts and culture in American cities with a particular interest in strategies for arts-based revitalization. Since 1994, SIAP has focused on developing empirical methods to study the links between cultural engagement and community well-being.
|O||The Village of Arts and Humanities||USA|| |
The Village fosters a new multiculturalism that embraces the gifts and the challenges expressed by all cultures and people. Their programs seek to tap into the common threads of all communities that have been labeled at risk, underprivileged, impoverished, undereducated, and stressed to create anomalies in the same undeniable way that the blues, gospel, jazz and even hip hop have done, with cross-cultural success. They know that the arts transcend race, culture, religion, education, socioeconomic background, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ableism.
|O||Theatre Beyond Words||Canada|| |
Theatre Beyond Words is an internationally renowned physical theatre company that has played to over 2 million people since its inception in 1977, delighting audiences from New York to Madrid and Toronto to Tokyo with its unique style of visual theatre. The ensemble develops original works for both young and general audiences, garnering international acclaim for its artistic and entertaining performances that transcend language barriers with the innovative uses of mask, puppetry, mime and music.
|O||Theatre Day Productions||Middle East|| |
The Arabic name "Ayyam Al Masrah" comes from the notion that some day each Palestinian child will have at least one ‘theatre day’ during his or her school year. TDP makes plays with adults or children and perform for children. TDP has set in motion both a youth theatre company and an actors training program. The program is carried out on a regional basis: at present in Gaza and in the West Bank city of Hebron.
|O||Theatre Direct Canada||Canada|| |
Theatre Direct Canada's mandate is: to create and present sophisticated and uncompromising theatre for, with and by young people that provokes, challenges and inspires; to present theatre that is socially conscious and reflects and interprets the diversity of the Canadian experience; and to nurture our audience’s appreciation of the arts and each other through community and education based programs.
|O||Theatre Embassy||Netherlands|| |
This theatre organization, based in the Netherlands, aims to develop and implement drama and theatre projects with people around the world. Projects have been undertaken in South and Central America, Southern Africa and India.
|O||Theatre for Research Education and Empowerment (TREE) Foundation||India|| |
TREE, or Theatre for Research Education and Empowerment, intends to explore and exploit the potential of theatre as an effective means of social mobilization. Our corporate philosophy focuses on “Shaktimoy Manoosh”—a strong-spirited, self-confident people, aware of and active in various health and socio-cultural issues to better their lives.
|O||Theatre Parminou||Canada|| |
A pioneer of intervention theatre in Quebec, Théâtre Parminou has been at the heart of contemporary society’s questioning, debates and most important movements for 35 years. More than an itinerant theatre, it is a theatre of the times which impacts on the lives of people by touching all reaches and environments of human activity: schools, offices, factories, public places, prisons, town halls, auditoriums, and anywhere the spoken word can be of use during campaigns, special events, conventions, conferences or cultural activities.
|O||Theatre Terrific||Canada|| |
Theatre Terrific is a theatre company with a mission to provide opportunities to transform lives through the power of theatre; it strives through its productions and practices to contribute to creating a world where the artistic voices of disabled artists are seen, heard, challenged and respected.
|P||Todd Drake||USA|| |
I create paintings, prints, and photographs that are shaped significantly by others. In that way I hope to get at a greater truth. I have worked with undocumented immigrants, refugees, Alzheimer patients, long distance truck drivers, exotic dancers, and most recently Muslim-Americans. I am currently working with the Muslim community across North Carolina to create a realistic, human, picture of that community to the non-Muslim world.
La TOHU is a non-profit organization founded by En Piste (the national association of circus arts), the National Circus School and Cirque du Soleil. Up and running since June 2004, La TOHU is now one of the world's largest gathering places for circus arts training, creation, production and performance. It is remarkable not only for its facilities but also for the extraordinary influence its citizens exercise on the international stage. In addition to managing the site, La TOHU puts on programming designed to bring life to the public spaces it occupies and administers.
|O||Touchstone Center for Children||USA|| |
The Touchstone Center for Children, a nonprofit educational organization founded in New York City in 1969 by its present director, Richard Lewis, was established in the belief that all persons have natural creative, imaginative and artistic capacities, which when encouraged and allowed to develop, find unique expression in each individual.
Through its Arts and Education Projects, the Center creates interdisciplinary arts programs in classrooms which explore the role of the imagination and poetic thought as pivotal to all learning.
|O||Touchstone Theatre||USA|| |
Touchstone is a not-for-profit producing and presenting organization, which fosters inter-cultural, international and community collaborations. The focus of their presenting season is original work by other innovative theatre ensembles and solo artists.
|O||Upgrade Vancouver||Canada|| |
Upgrade Vancouver is interested in facilitating discourse and exchange at the intersection of art, technology and culture. The goal is to create a stream of events including conversations, screenings, interventions, field trips, and panels, and to embrace an ever-changing experimental model of engagement.
|O||Urban Bush Women||USA|| |
Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. They do this from a woman-centered perspective, as members of the African Diaspora community, in order to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond.
|E||Vancouver Art Therapy Institute||Canada|| |
The Institute is a non-profit society and charitable organisation and is accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia. The training programs follow the guidelines for training as established by the Canadian, British Columbia and American Art Therapy Associations.
|O||Vancouver Moving Theatre||Canada|| |
Based in the Downtown Eastside since its founding in 1983, award winning Vancouver Moving Theatre (VMT) has presented thousands of performances, workshops and lectures to over half a million audience members in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Over these 25 years VMT has collaborated with performing and visual artists of many genres, techniques and traditions to create original repertoire, and to produce numerous education programs, community residencies and festivals.
|O||Vancouver Playback Theatre||Canada|| |
Vancouver Playback Theatre helps individuals, communities and organizations develop and thrive by bringing people together to share stories, deepen dialogue, discover connections, and build positive relationships. Using improvisation, movement and music, our troupe spontaneously re-enacts real stories from the lives of audience members in dramatic, humourous, imaginative and deeply moving ways. The universality of our human experience is illuminated, building bridges of empathy and understanding.
|E||Victorian College of the Arts: Community Cultural Development Program||Australia|| |
In July 2005, the Victorian College of the Arts launched the inaugural Post-Graduate Diploma Course and Masters Program in Community Cultural Development practice. Community Cultural Development (CCD) is a community-based cultural practice, which engages artists/animateurs and communities in a process of participation, transformation and self-determination.
For 24 years Vidya has been educating and empowering underprivileged women & children in Delhi, Mumbai and Goa through integrated methods and to bring about progressive social change.
|O||Walker Art Center||USA|| |
The Walker Art Center, a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences, examines the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities. The Center includes indoor and outdoor facilities, allowing us to share more of our resources--from objects in the permanent collection to books in our library to an inside view of the artist's own creative process--with our growing audience. Increasingly, this ability to link ideas from different disciplines and art forms is seen as a model for cultural institutions of the future.
|O||Western Edge Youth Arts (WEYA)||Australia|| |
Western Edge Youth Arts (WEYA) is a fully incorporated, not-for-profit, organisation that creates original performing arts work with young people from socially and economically disadvantaged and culturally diverse communities in Melbourne’s west, in a variety of school and community contexts. The in-school program provides an innovative model of research-based arts education practice, in partnership with a cluster of five disadvantaged government schools.
|O||Westside Circus||Australia|| |
Westside Circus is a vibrant and growing community arts organisation creating circus, performance, physical theatre, music and leadership opportunities for young people. Our core aim is to make a difference for young people between the ages of 3 and 25 from diverse social, and cultural backgrounds to access exciting and challenging programs which build confidence, promote personal well-being and create positive relationships both with peers and the community.
|O||Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO)||Africa|| |
YONECO is a non-governmental organization, which is committed to combating the spread of HIV infection, mitigating the impact of AIDS, promoting democracy and human rights, and protecting the environment and natural resource management for sustainable development.
|O||Youth Onstage!||USA|| |
Youth Onstage is the newest program and youth theatre of the All Stars Project, Inc., which staged its first production ever in January 2004. It offers young people, ages 14 to 21, the opportunity to perform in and create plays that have something to say about the world and its future. It also offers, through its Community Performance School, free theatre training for young people of all experience levels and economic backgrounds.