As the lead for developing Animating Democracy’s new website, I can tell you that it’s filled to the brim with incredible resources from our Arts and Social Change Mapping Initiative and Arts & Civic Engagement Impact Initiative as well as earlier publications, tools, and resources from the program’s first decade of contributions to the field.
In fact, I’d wager that if you’ve gone to the site, one of the problems is that there’s too much there! Have 10 minutes?
Let me walk you through my shortlist of the top-5 things to do on our new website:
- Become part of a growing database of arts for change practitioners and supporters. Create a profile for yourself as an artist, project, and/or organization.
- Learn about how evaluation has helped two artists learn the social outcomes of their work with Pam Korza’s and Barbara Schaffer Bacon’s paper, Evaluating Impact/Appreciating Evaluation.
- Find artists and groups doing work in specific disciplines or issue areas through our searchable profiles and through links to specialized databases.
- Delve deeper with our trend papers which focus in on particular segments of the arts and social justice fields that are emerging, have been sustained over time, and/or have had observable impact.
- See who’s funding art and social change work and understand how they’re thinking about funding challenges and opportunities in this arena through the Trend & Tipping Point: Arts & Social Change Grantmaking study and funders directory.
Take 10 minutes to check out our new site and let us know what we can do to help improve your experience.
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