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Cross-Sector Resources

INTRODUCTION

This is an annotated directory of organizations that are based outside the arts, but have developed resources and strategies that can be useful or instructive in community-based arts practice. Many of them have already devised working methods that address problems that confront — and sometimes confound — community arts practitioners.

"Increasingly, the wisdom, inspiration and regional support in my work come from nonarts sources — from aspects of the world where the lines between cultural activity and community development are much more blurred than they are here. And so when you talk about evaluation, training, models of practice, etc., it's key to understand that there are other roads through other forests that are well worn and where great practice is happening. We need to include them in our conversations to shift our brains around in different ways, and also to beg, borrow and steal from all the best practice in the world, rather than just thinking that this is the only brain trust we have."

—Bill Cleveland, comment at the CAN Gathering

If you would like to recommend a resource for this list, scroll to the bottom of this page for instructions and a form.

LISTINGS

Action for Neighbourhood Change
Learning initiative of United Way of Canada to develop creative, locally based solutions for sustainable community development and neighborhood revitalization. Has partnered with National Film Board and Headlines Theatre. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility
National association of design practitioners working for peace, environmental protection, ecological building, social justice and development of healthy communities. Established in 1981. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
Membership organization founded 1988 to raise public awareness about artists and scientists using science and technology to explore new forms of creative expression, and to increase communication and collaborations between these fields. Public events (incl. bi-annual international ArtSci Symposium), exhibitions, panel discussions, referrals to institutions, organizations, artists, and funders about creating art-sci programming and developing their projects. ASCI ebulletin. Based in New York, N.Y. Founded, directed by Cynthia Pannucci.

Art Threat
Volunteer-driven blog about politics and the arts. Covers political art of all genres, discusses policy as it pertains to culture, and showcases artists whose work inspires social change. Based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Edited by Rob Maguire. A cross-sector resource.

Arts & Democracy Project
National project of Center for Civic Participation working to "integrate arts and culture further and deeper into the democracy-building movement. " Information hub between arts, culture, activist and organizing groups. Documentation of exemplary work in the field, cross-sector resources, panels, conference presentations, briefings, gatherings. Directed by cultural organizer Caron Atlas.

Arts Catalyst
"The science art agency," a U.K. arts organization that actively makes connections between art and science through commissions and strategic projects. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Arts Computation Engineering (ACE)
Transdisciplinary graduate program in Arts, Computation and Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Addresses emerging practices and career paths that combine skills and sensibilities of technical and scientific disciplines with arts and humanities. Program is "oriented towards informed production. ACE students make things that work, and they understand the technical, historical and socio-cultural locations of their work." A Cross-Sector Resource.

Artspace Projects Inc.
Nonprofit real-estate developer for the arts, with more than a dozen completed projects across U.S. Asset management, property management, resource development, consulting. Based in Minneapolis, Minn. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Asian Community Development Corporation
20-year old nonprofit that serves the Asian-American community of Greater Boston by developing affordable housing, promoting economic development, fostering new leadership and building capacity within the community through education, advocacy and action. Numerous arts and cultural projects. Directed by artist Jeremy Liu. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD)
Resources and tools for community builders to identify, nurture, and mobilize neighborhood assets. Co-directed by John L. McKnight and John P. Kretzmann at Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Association for Community Design
Network of individuals, organizations, and institutions committed to increasing the capacity of planning and design professions to better serve communities. ACD serves and supports practitioners, educators, and organizations engaged in community-based design and planning. Established in 1977. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Center for Civic Participation
Works to increase civic engagement by individuals and organizations in communities historically underrepresented in U.S. democratic process. Based in Minneapolis, Minn. Interested in art-and-democracy projects. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Center for Community Innovation
Coalition of faculty, staff, and students in the U.C. Berkeley Institute of Urban and Regional development working in the San Francisco Bay Area’s low-income commercial corridors. Focuses on housing, community and economic development in four topic areas: revitalizing neighborhoods, developing economic resilience, designing and programming for the public realm, and producing and preserving affordable housing. Collaborates with local officials and national experts to develop scenarios for mixed-income communities. Launched 2006. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Center for Rural Strategies
Communications organization that helps rural communities and nonprofit organizations incorporate media and communications into their work in support of strategic goals. Media campaigns. A Cross-Sector Resource.

CharretteCenter
Town design and information services for community-based urban design. Develops site plans and 3-D visualizations for new towns, suburban/urban redevelopments and infill districts. Free online compendium of information on "new urbanism" design process. Based in Mineapolis, Minn. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Communication Initiative
Extensive Web site related to international "communication for development." Methodologies, change theories, publications, forums, newsletters, calendar, jobs, more. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Communication for Social Change Consortium
International nonprofit building local capacity of people living in poor and marginalized communities to use communication to improve their own lives. Huge library, publications, resources, dialogues, consulting. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Communities in Schools
"Largest stay-in-school network in America." Brings resources, services, parents, and volunteers into schoolsPartnership programs (with Verizon, Clear Channel, Morgan Stanley), publications, After-School Program Toolkit, online training course. Founded 1977 by Bill Milliken. Based in Alexandria, Va. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Community Building Initiative
Nonprofit organization established in 1997 by government and civic leaders that works to achieve racial and ethnic inclusion and equity in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community of North Carolina. Includes arts partnerships. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Community Built Association
National association promoting community-building through involving volunteers in the design, organization and creation of community projects reshaping public space, like murals, playgrounds, parks and public gardens. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Community Tool Box
Supports work that promotes community health and development; 6,000+ pages of practical skill-building information on 250+ topics. Step-by-step instruction, examples, check-lists and related resources. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Community Weaving
Social-change methodology that incorporates the use of Web-based technology to "weave the human and tangible resources of the grassroots with the knowledge and skills of formal systems." Nonprofit organization is Family Support Network, founded by parents and neighbors in Washington pooling resources. Trainings, certification. Web site has extensive applications, theories, publications, memberships. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Community-engaged Scholarship for Health
Free, online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating products of health-related community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles. A component of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s Faculty for the Engaged Campus project, which aims to strengthen community-engaged career paths in the academy and is supported by a grant from the US Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Congress for New Urbanism
Urban-design movement that aims to reform all aspects of real-estate development. Neighborhood planning, design, policy; regional planning for open space, appropriate architecture, balanced development of jobs and housing. Site has CNU member search. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Crossing Sector Boundaries
Annotated list of books, speeches, essays, interviews, case studies and reports on how "traditional sectors are changing to facilitate an interdependent world." Part of the Creative Communities Web site. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Dana Foundation
Private philanthropic organization with interests in brain science, immunology and arts education. Grants program, publications, newsletter (Arts Education in the News). A Cross-Sector Resource.

Development Training Institute
Real-estate and neighborhood economic-development training and leadership development; consulting, grants, Knowledgeplex. Based in Maryland. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Discovering Your Community through Oral History
"E-Seminar 1, How to Create a Community Oral-History Project." An online seminar from Columbia Interactive. Taught by Mary Marshall Clark, director of Columbia University Oral History Office, "the world's first official oral-history archive." How to do an oral-history interview and organize/operate a project. Includes audio and text examples. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Ecotopia
Annual gathering of activists from all over Europe involved or interested in environmental and social-justice issues. Every summer since 1989, each year in a different country. Organized by EYFA (European Youth For Action) and by a local grassroots environmental organisation as host organisation. Meetings are "horizontally and self-organized." A Cross-Sector Resource.

Gateless Gate Zen Center
Gainesville, Florida, organization with volunteer programs in 11 state and federal prisons throughout North Central Florida, ranging from local jails to Death Row, where they share their Zen practice. Programs: retreats, book distribution, Spanish/English translations, inmate writings posted on Web (including writing by an executed prisoner), Mind Body Stress Reduction, links to prison activism and the Prison Dharma Network. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Global Media Research Center
Research and creative exchange around global media and its links to global economy: foreign news reporting, television programs, recorded music, advertising and public relations industries, world cinema, business telecommunications, applications of the internet. Podcasts, international conferences. Projects: The Nollywood Project , Young People's Videogame Uses in East Asia, The Billboard and Skin Shade Project, The Alternative Media and Social Movements Encyclopedia Project, The OurMedia/NuestrosMedios Project, The TeleVisions Project: TV Entertainment and "Race." Based at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. A Cross-Sector Resource.

HASTAC
Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory ("Haystack"), a consortium of humanists, artists, scientists, social scientists and engineers from universities and other civic institutions (U.S. and international) committed to new forms of collaboration across communities and disciplines fostered by creative uses of technology. Develops tools for multimedia archiving and social interaction, gaming environments for teaching, innovative educational programs in information science and information studies, virtual museums. Links to dozens of member universities and centers. A Cross Sector Resource.

Here and Now: Recommendations to Social Service Agencies in the Lower Mainland
Community Action Report on Headline's Theatre's "Here and Now" performance project about gang violence. Headlines' Community Scribe, Kashmir Besla, attended every performance, gathered audiences' interventions and mapped them out different general themes. Offer recommendations as a grassroots point of reference to any social-service agencies or community organizations that want to advance programs tackling issues attached to gang violence. downloadable as a .pdf from healines Web site. Produced November 16 – December 11, 2005, and published January 3, 2006, by Headlines Theatre. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Highlander Research and Education Center
Educational programs and research into community problems; residential Workshop Center for grassroots social-change organizations. Based in New Market, Tenn., with a strong history in Southern labor movements, Civil Rights Movement and Appalachian people's movements. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Hip-Hop Caucus Institute
Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that "strengthens social movements with independent research, visionary thinking, and links to the grassroots, the hip-hop community, scholars and elected officials." Programs promote social and political equality in the areas of economics, education, healthcare, housing, and justice: Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign, Hip Hop Helping the Homeless, Southern Progressive Leadership Conference, Shirley Chisolm/Ossie Davis Leadership Institute, Cities For Progress. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Hybrid Vigor Institute
Dedicated to stimulating more and better collaboration between experts on a shared topic or problem, as a way to catalyze unconventional thinking, unexpective discoveries and innovative solutions. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Importance of Partnerships
Essay by Cristina Losita arguing for improved cross-sectoral action to achieve a long lasting social impact. From Interchanges no. 21, Centre for Creative Communities, 2000. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Institute for Community Research
Conducts community-based research partnerships to reverse inequities, promote positive changes in public health and education, and foster cultural conservation and development. Public events, conferences, publications, training, research into participatory action and intervention. Arts and culture programs: Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts, Urban Artists Initiative, ICR Community Gallery. Based in Hartford, Conn.

Institute for Sustainable Communities
Independent, nonprofit "sustainable development" organization that provides training, technical assistance and financial support to communities. Mission: "to help communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all." Works in partnerships. Assumed management of Leadership for a CHanging world program in 2006. Founded 1991 by former Vermont Governor Madeleine M. Kunin. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Journal for Learning through the Arts
"A Research Journal on Arts Integration in Schools and Communities." Online publication available through the UC Library System's eScholarship Repository. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Land Arts of the American West
Interdisciplinary field program expanding the definition of land art through direct experience with the full range of human interventions in the landscape, from the inscriptions of pictographs and petrogylphs to the construction of roads, dwellings and monuments, as well as traces of those actions. Based at Texas Tech; founded by Bill Gilbert in 2000; a collaboration between Gilbert and Chris Taylor since 2002. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Leonardo On-Line: Art, Science and Technology
International nonprofit organization that promotes and documents work at the intersection of the arts, sciences and technology, and by encouraging and stimulating collaboration between artists, scientists, and technologists. Part of the Leonardo Network. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Living Newspaper Project
Program to reinvigorate civic education in Austin, Texas-area high schools through the dramatization of current human rights issues. Combines research on current events, critical and creative writing, and public performance. Provides high-school teachers with tools to guide students through a Living Newspaper unit in an English, social studies or theater arts classroom. Modeled on WPA Federal Theatre Project documentary theater. Summer teacher workshops, Living Newspaper Resource Guide. Created by UT Austin Humanities Institute with the Law School's Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, UT Performance as Pubic Practice Program and local high-school teachers.

Mayor's Institute for City Design
Symposia on integrated design policy for economic revitalization, with city mayors and a resource team of urban-design and development professionals. Initiative administered by American Architectural Foundation, NEA and U.S. Conference of Mayors. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Specialized conference and dialogue-study center at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Undergraduate courses, graduate internships, professional development, Dialogue Institute, forums and research programs. Annual dialogue showcase. Includes art gallery and arts-and-community dialogue specialists. A Cross-Sector Resource.

National Association of Poetry Therapy
International membership organization of poets, writers, journalkeepers, helping professionals, health care professionals, and educators who work in mental health, medical, geriatric, therapeutic, educational and community settings. Encompasses bibliotherapy (interactive use of literature) and journal therapy (the use of life-based reflective writing) as well as therapeutic storytelling, the use of film in therapy, and other language-based healing modalities. Publications, annual conference, newsletter, events, info on training and certification. A Cross-Sector Resource.

National Business Incubation Association
Provides training for, information clearinghouse on incubator management and development issues and tools for assisting start-up and fledgling organizations. A Cross-Sector Resource.

National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation
Network of dialogue practitioners exchanging values, goals, terminology, techniques and resources. Conferences, projects, glossary, d&d; resources. A Cross-Sector Resource.

National Resource Center for Youth Services
Provides technical assistance, training, research and publications to the youth-services community. Good resource on youth and child development, learning, education, legislation and services in the U.S. Extensive publications, links, online library. Based at U. of Oklahoma, College of Continuing Education. A Cross-Sector Resource.

National Trust Main Street Center
Resources to revitalize traditional commercial areas through historic preservation and grassroots-based economic development. Network of more than 1,200 active Main Street programs in U.S. Information clearinghouse, technical assistance, research, advocacy; consulting services, conferences, publications, membership, newsletter, trainings. Program of National Trust for Historic Preservation. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Natural Capital Institute
Founded 2002 by Paul Hawken. Team of researchers, teachers, students, activists, scholars, writers, social entrepreneurs, artists, and volunteers committed to "the restoration of the earth and the healing of human culture." Books, research reports, tools for people and organizations working towards ecological sustainability, economic justice, human rights and political accountability. Includes WISER (World Index for Social and Environmental Responsibility) -- dynamic, open-source, community-based platforms for working collaboratively: WiserEarth, WiserBusiness, WiserCommons, Wiser Government. A Cross-Sector Resource.

NeighborWorks America
National nonprofit organization created by Congress to provide financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based revitalization efforts. National programs, community strategies, training & certification, publications, best practices. Locator for community bases nationwide. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Nuestras Raíces
Grassroots organization that promotes economic, human and community development in Holyoke, Mass., through projects relating to food, agriculture and the environment. A Cross-Sector Resource.

OpenEducation.net
Site dedicated to tracking changes occurring in education. Categories of informaiton include: Books & Library, Copyright Law & IP, Distance Learning, Equal Opportunity, Multimedia Content, Open Source Software, Public Policy, Search & Information Access, Teaching and Learning, Technology. Editor is Thomas J. Hanson, former school superintendent. A service of GoCollege.com. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Partners for Livable Communities
Project and publications based in theory that creativity is essential to livable communities. Culture Builds Communities, Creative City, America's Most Livable Communities. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Peace Media Clearinghouse
Collection of audio and visual resources and best practices related to conflict management. Multimedia materials that support conflict analysis and prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation. Online videos, feature-length radio programs and films, computer games, poster campaigns, theater, teaching guides. Searchable by media type, subject area and country. Joint project of U.S. Institute of Peace and Georgetown University's Conflict Resolution Program. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Planners Network
Association of professionals, activists, academics and students involved in physical, social, economic and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in political and economic systems. Established in 1975.

PolicyLink
National nonprofit research, communications, capacity-building, advocacy organization. Collaborates on equitable development, equitable public investment, fair distribution of affordable housing, community strategies to improve health. Based in Oakland, Calif. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Positive Futures Network
Supports "people's active engagement in creating a just, sustainable, and compassionate world." Includes YES! magazine with archive of political, social, cultural and environmental articles. Education section with curricular material. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Pratt Institute Center for Community Environmental Development
Leverages professional skills - planning, architecture, public policy - to support New York community-based organizations in improving neighborhood quality of life, attacking causes of poverty and inequality, and advancing sustainable development. First university-based advocacy planning and design center in U.S. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Project for Public Spaces
Nonprofit focused on "Placemaking." Has helped over 1,000 communities in 44 states and 12 countries improve parks, markets, streets, transit stations, libraries, public spaces. Based in work of writer-sociologist William H. Whyte. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Public Conversations Project
Massachusetts dialogue organization promoting constructive conversations and relationships among people who have differing values, world views and perspectives about divisive public issues. Includes arts projects.

Restorative Justice Online
Service of the Centre for Justice & Reconciliation at Prison Fellowship International, a prison ministry founded 1976 by Charles Colson. Nonpartisan source of information on restorative justice, "a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by criminal behavior." Resources section devoted to program creation, operation and evaluation, public policy, theory. Searchable database of 5,000 articles. Calendar on RJ conferences worldwide. Newsletter, links. In English, Spanish. French. A Cross-Sector Resource.

River Network
Supports grassroots river and watershed conservation groups. Programs: Partnerships, National Watershed Health Project, River Watch, Clean Water Act Online Course, Health and Environmental Justice. Includes "River Voices" newsletter issue: "Rivers and the Arts" online. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Rural School and Community Trust
National nonprofit promoting place-based education in rural schools. Training, networking, technical assistance, coaching, mentoring, research, publications. See practices for "Promoting Arts & Cultural Heritage." A Cross-Sector Resource.

Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
Fosters multidisciplinary study of the relations among literature, language, the arts, science, medicine and technology. Meets annually in the U.S. (autumn) and biannually in Europe (late spring). A Cross-Sector Resource.

Study Circles Resource Center
Helps communities develop their own ability to solve problems through dialogue across divides of race, income, age, and political viewpoints. Web site has how-tos, searchable nationwide program directory, stories of change, interactive features. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Sustainable South Bronx
Organization in South Bronx, N.Y., dedicated to "environmental Justice through innovative, economically sustainable projects that are informed by the needs of the community." Founded 2001 by artist and Hunts Point resident Majora Carter. Addresses land-use, energy, transportation, water and waste policy and education "in order to advance the environmental and economic rebirth of the South Bronx to inspire solutions in areas like it across the nation and the globe." A Cross-Sector Resource.

TED
Small nonprofit devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading." Started 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Now: the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford, U.K.; TEDTalks video site; Open Translation Program; TEDx community program; annual TED Prize. A Cross-Sector Resource.

The After-School Corporation
TASC, first nonprofit organization in U.S. to set about building a citywide K-12 after-school system. Funds monitors, evaluates and supports after-school programs in New York City public schools. Dedicated to building after-school field nationally. Model programs, advocacy, document library, yough funders database, newsletter. Includes arts programs. a Cross-Sector Resource.

The Partnering Initiative
Promotes cross-sector partnering for sustainable development. Learning programs, professional skills development, action research and development of complex partnership projects. Collaboration between International Business Leaders Forum and University of Cambridge Programme for Industry. Established 2004. A Cross-Sector Resource.

The Schumacher Circle
A collective "family" of organizations in the U.K. inspired by E.F. Schumacher ("Small Is Beautiful") and his vision of the connections among things. Their mutual support represents the "joined up thinking" (hybridity) that promotes sustainable development in the ecology movement. Includes the Schumacher Society, Resurgence Magazine, Green Books, Intermediate Technology Development Group, New Ecnomics Foundation, the Soil Association, Centre for Alternative Technology and E.F. Schumacher Society (USA). A Cross-Sector Resource.

The Service-Learning Initiative
Initiative at The Ohio State University that assists in developing and maintaining collaborative university/community partnerships. Supports development, implementation and evaluation of service-learning courses. Encourages community-based scholarship. Web site has tools and training modules for working with community agencies/institutions. Affiliated with the Office of University Outreach and Engagement. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Transformative Learning Centre
Based at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of University of Toronto (OISE/UT). Supports open, supportive collaboration in transformative learning with all OISE/UT departments and centers. Includes arts/cultural strategies. Five main programs of research, teaching and action: Peace and Human Rights Education, Environmental Education, Popular Education and Community Development, Spirituality and Education, Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy. Conferences, newsletter, summer institute, online photo galleries. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Urban Institute
Economic and social-policy research organization exploring issues affecting health and vitality of American communities. Measures effects, compares options, shows which stakeholders get the most and least, tests conventional wisdom, reveals trends and makes costs, benefits and risks explicit. Archives of research, policy papers, articles, news reports and links on education, health, economics, criminal justice, labor, housing, tax policy and culture. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Visions and Voices
Arts & Humanities Initiative at University of Southern California. Cross-sector presentations designed to place students in a global context. Theatrical productions, music and dance performances, conferences, lectures, film screenings, other special events on and off campus

We, The World
Global network of collaboration among those working for peace, sustainability and transformation. Programs: Public International Events, Interdependence Day, Art for Children's Sake, The International Truth and Reconciliation Hearings, World Communities Interchange, Ethical Impact Reports. A Cross-Sector Resource.

William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences
Research/study center at University of Massachusetts, Boston, that provides educational and other services to veterans, conducts research and makes policy recommendations, and encourages teaching and scholarship on the Vietnam War and social consequences. Writing training program, cultural exchange with Vietnam, exhibitions, lectures, readings, performances, annual Summer Institute on War and Social Consequences. Founded 1982 in response to initiative of the university's large student veteran population; named after William Joiner, African-American veteran and the university's first director of veterans' affairs. Directed by poet and Vietnam veteran Kevin Bowen. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Witness
International human-rights organization that provides training and support to local groups to use video in human-rights advocacy campaigns. Provides video cameras and editing equipment, exposure partners' issues on a global scale. Brokers relationships with international media outlets, government officials, policymakers, activists and general public. Partnerships, memberships. Founded 1992 by musician/activist Peter Gabriel and Reebok Human Rights Foundation. A Cross-Sector Resource.

Women and Prison: A Site for Resistance
Volunteer organization making visible women's experiences in the criminal justice system. Art gallery, glossary, resources, reports, essays and links to information on women and prison. Women and the Prison Industrial Complex; Motherhood and Mothers in Prison; State Violence/Private Violence; Sexuality: Stigma and Punishment; Activism and Social Justice: Inside and Outside. A Cross-Sector Resource.

 

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TED
Small nonprofit devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading." Started 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Now: the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford, U.K.; TEDTalks video site; Open Translation Program; TEDx community program; annual TED Prize. A Cross-Sector Resource.
Community-engaged Scholarship for Health
Free, online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating products of health-related community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles. A component of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s Faculty for the Engaged Campus project, which aims to strengthen community-engaged career paths in the academy and is supported by a grant from the US Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. A Cross-Sector Resource.
Peace Media Clearinghouse
Collection of audio and visual resources and best practices related to conflict management. Multimedia materials that support conflict analysis and prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation. Online videos, feature-length radio programs and films, computer games, poster campaigns, theater, teaching guides. Searchable by media type, subject area and country. Joint project of U.S. Institute of Peace and Georgetown University's Conflict Resolution Program. A Cross-Sector Resource.
Land Arts of the American West
Interdisciplinary field program expanding the definition of land art through direct experience with the full range of human interventions in the landscape, from the inscriptions of pictographs and petrogylphs to the construction of roads, dwellings and monuments, as well as traces of those actions. Based at Texas Tech; founded by Bill Gilbert in 2000; a collaboration between Gilbert and Chris Taylor since 2002. A Cross-Sector Resource.
Art Threat
Volunteer-driven blog about politics and the arts. Covers political art of all genres, discusses policy as it pertains to culture, and showcases artists whose work inspires social change. Based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Edited by Rob Maguire. A cross-sector resource.

 


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