Welcome to the ICASC directory of national and international art for social change organizations, networks, educational programs and opportunities.
This is a curated list focusing on art for social change – by no means a comprehensive community arts listing.
If you are looking for more complete Canadian community arts listings, we highly recommend ArtBridges’ directory at http://artbridges.ca/community/community_map.
This is a living resource. We will be updating and revising it as new information becomes available. You can filter this list by selecting from the various options below and clicking ‘Search’.
490 results found.
4Cs Foundation Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
The 4Cs Foundation provides grants, education and other opportunities for community arts projects that inspire, empower, and connect children and their communities in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We believe that creating art together fosters the development of relationships, builds connections and strength……read more
4elements Living Arts Organization, Training and Education / Multidisciplinary / Canada
4elements Living Arts (4e) is a community engaged arts organization based on Mnidoo Mnising | Manitoulin Island in Northeastern Ontario. Formed in 2002, we have a focus on programs that integrate the arts, environmental and land-based issues through a place-based and community-based approach. To im……read more
A Blade of Grass Organization, Training and Education / Multidisciplinary / United States
A Blade of Grass nurtures socially engaged art. We provide resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. We evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, funct……read more
Aanmitaagzi Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
Aanmitaagzi is a multi-disciplinary professional artist-run company serving artists and community members from Nipissing First Nation and the surrounding area, linked to provincial and national networks. We are committed to fostering a vibrant arts community in Nipissing, nurturing historic Indig……read more
Africa Centre Organization / Multidisciplinary / South Africa
The Africa Centre is both a physical entity and ongoing philosophical journey that explores how Pan-African cultural practice can be a catalyst for social change. We believe that creativity and innovation are powerful tools that: manifest what otherwise would only sit in our imaginations; re……read more
Ajoka Theatre Organization / Theatre / Pakistan
Objectives: Ajoka Theatre aims to do socially-meaningful theatre and thus contribute to the struggle for a secular, humane, just and egalitarian society in Pakistan. To promote theatre in Pakistan by blending traditional theatre forms with modern techniques and to provide entertainment which has ……read more
Al-Rowwad Center Organization / Multidisciplinary / Palestinian Territory
Alrowwad (Pioneers for Life) for Culture and arTs (ACTs) is an independent, (and) not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, distinguished by its philosophy of “Beautiful Resistance,” working in the spirit of social entrepreneurship, to deepen ……read more
All Nations Healin Thru Artz Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
Our Mandate is to provide positive community level, performance based artistic programming that allows youth living in the inner city neighbourhoods of Regina, at no cost to them, to access opportunities to collaborate with professional artists to create artistic products and projects; empowering……read more
Alternate ROOTS Organization / Multidisciplinary / United States
Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in community, place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and ar……read more
Ambulante Organization / Digital Media / Mexico
Ambulante is a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting and promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural transformation. Founded in Mexico in 2005 by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes, Ambulante brings documentary films and training programs to……read more
Animating Democracy Organization / Multidisciplinary / United States
Animating Democracy inspires, informs, promotes, and connects arts and culture as potent contributors to community, civic, and social change. As a program of Americans for the Arts, we bring national visibility to arts for change work, build knowledge about quality practice, and create useful res……read more
ArcheDream for Humankind Organization / Theatre / United States
ArcheDream for HUMANKIND has performed shows and taught workshops to thousands of adults and children across the world, seeking to influence its audience to think beyond their means. ArcheDream for Humankind uses Archetypes- which are universal thoughts, ideas or emotions, in their performances t……read more
Arctic Foxy Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) introduces a new way of talking with young women about sexual health, sexuality, and relationships to schools and youth groups throughout the NWT. By enabling self-expression through theatre, storytelling, and other arts, FOXY helps to build ……read more
Arena y Esteras Organization / Multidisciplinary / Peru
Arena y Esteras is an organization of artists, educators and leaders committed to our community. We propose a way of being and doing art that contributes to human development and social transformation. By using theater, circus, music, dance and visual arts we assume the creative capacity of peopl……read more
arepp: Theatre for Life Organization / Theatre / South Africa
arepp:Theatre for Life's mission is to produce travelling applied theatre presentations in schools, providing interactive, social life-skills education to school-going youth, to develop self-efficacy and resilience in relation to sexuality and relationships, and the attendant attitudes, behav……read more
Art Can Heal Montreal (ACHM) Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
As a community hub for people living with cancer, their loved ones, and their health practitioners, ACHM facilitates art-making on a personal, collective and community level. We organize and curate open exhibits, as well as art-based supportive spaces and other wellbeing projects. We are also inv……read more