THE HUMANS THAT WE ARE

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VOICES UNBROKEN Caits Meissner has written with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. These experiences create pathways so that we can witness the inherent worth and dignity in all people, inspiring lives of greater contribution. Prison is a system that thrives on punitive measures and the dehumanization of those under state control. Where can freedom be found in an unfree space? … Read More

PEACEMAKERS: CHANGING WORLDS

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This is a multidisciplinary experience by Changing Worlds  integrating artists and writing into schools in three Chicago Elementary neighborhood schools.  The project uses positive art activism for non-violent community and peacemaking within these schools.  There will be nine art making sessions and ten writing sessions.  The project is led by well l known community activists that have over 20 years … Read More

THROWAWAY CULTURE

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  Climate change is the result of extractive mass production leading to a throwaway culture.  Standing in a seemingly endless flow of garbage, how can we envision and make a better future?  The Catalyst Network of Communities  in California opened their first FREE STORE in 2015 and began work on creating a market space for artist to access tools and … Read More

GREATEST SHOW ON DIRT

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The Delaware Youth Center in CALLICOON, NY is used for a host of events and activities by 5 different townships in New York and nearby Pennsylvania. This is a very rural area. Many households work two jobs and still have very limited incomes. We try to provide social, recreational and educational opportunities to a community that includes many isolated individuals. … Read More

REACH OUT TO ALL

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  The (Washington) DC BEAUTY OF BEIJING OPERA’s project is designed to enhance the public awareness of the endangered Beijing Opera, a typical form of Chinese Theater and a unique window to ancient China, including culture and value, through educational oriented performances and workshops. This is year 4713 on the Chinese calendar.   Beijing Opera is deeply rooted in this almost … Read More

HEAR MY VOICE

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The Colorado Hebrew Chorale’s annual concert for 2017 is called HEAR MY VOICE: Concerts Supporting Women and Children in Need. Their  educational focus is is directed to the   issued faced by  battered women and children. Kol Nashim will be presenting three concerts for this cause. The two aims of the concerts are first, performing music as a means of … Read More

(EXYOMKE) EXPRESS YOURSELF MILWAUKEE

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    This multi-disciplinary Therapeutic Arts organization is supportive of youth transitioning from the correction system-detention, shelter care, intensive day treatment, or full corrections back into the community. This is an open studio group program specifically designed for high-risk youth. The program allows youth to engage in an art area of their choice be it dance, drumming, painting, poetry, spoken … Read More

ART OF SURVIVAL

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Art of Survival through the Center for Hope and Safety offers art classes for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. These classes will give those who are isolated a way of connecting and communicating with other survivors. Through the process of art making, survivors are able to express emotions, which are often times difficult to put into words. As … Read More

Y-HAVEN AND THE CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE

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  For 19 years the partnership between the Cleveland Public Theatre, whose Executive Director will be recognized this year at the Ohio Arts Council’s Governor’s Awards for his work and service to the community and Y-Haven, a treatment facility in Cleveland have performed HEAVENLY miracles. Y-Haven is a center for formerly homeless men recovering from addition. Their goal is to … Read More

BEFORE THE BULLYING

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BEFORE THE BULLYING This on stage interactive performance by GROWING SOUND promotes Acceptance, Friendship, Teamwork, Empathy, and Responsibility. Two originally scripted prosocial plays focus on universal prevention methods than reactive targeted intervention. Just as children are inoculated in their early years against illness, so too can the developmental skills be introduced to stave off behavior such as bullying. Growing Sound’s … Read More