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Anna Scheleit, Artist

Anna Scheleit's public art piece "The State Hospital: In Memoriam" promoted civic dialogue about the mental health system in America through Habeas Corpus, a one time site-specific sound installation of J.S. Bach's Magnificat, making the abandoned building "sing in memory of the thousands of individuals whose lives were affected by the institution." (continue)

Mozambique National Ballet Company

The Mozambique National Ballet Company combines folk and contemporary dance in powerful performances that capture the national imagination and drive public debate. Their performance 'The Sacred Tree' addresses environmental issues in rural communities in Africa by examining the need for local people to manage and protect local forests. Company members learned from local people about the role of dance in the local culture and about the various dances used. They used dances linked to forest and other natural resources. (continue)

CounterPULSE & Shaping San Francisco

CounterPULSE provides support and low cost resources for emerging artists, serving as an incubator space to create socially relevant, diverse, community-based art in San Francisco. CounterPULSE works towards a world that celebrates a diversity of race, class, ability, gender identity & sexual orientation. (continue)

Katrina Brown, Filmmaker

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NYU Tisch School of the Arts

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The Wadsworth Antheneum and the Manhold River Project

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, America's oldest public art museum, recently exhibited artist Bradley McCallum's innovative installation 'The Manhold River Project: A Gun Legacy.' With the goal of engaging diverse audiences in the process of translating a pressing social problem into a meaningful set of cultural metaphors, the exhibit featured 228 custom-designed manhole covers weighing 32,216 pounds - the exact equivalent to the weight of the 11,194 guns confiscated by Connecticut State Police since 1992. (continue)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is a multicultural company committed to performing innovative, collaborative works of dance-theater. The Company has distinguished itself through its teaching and performing in various universities, festivals and under the aegis of government agencies such as the US Information Agency (in Eastern Europe, Asia and South East Asia). Audiences of approximately 50,000 to 100,000 annually see the Company across the country and around the world. (continue)

National Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre is practiced in hundreds of settings in many localities and cultures around the world, as both an art form and a means of generating community power and possibility. This improvisational form of communication was developed in 1975 by Jonathan Fox in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York. The National Playback Theater ensemble, which performed at the 2004 NCDD conference, was founded by Leilani Rashida Henry to integrate the principles of art, spontaneity and authenticity to facilitate dialogue and enhance cohesion and transformation within organizations and communities. (continue)

Sculpture Chicago – The Tele-Vecindario Project

Tele-Vecindario (1992-93) was a project commissioned as part of Sculpture Chicago's Culture in Action public art program. Artist Inigo Manglano-Ovalle aimed to transform and reclaim a neighborhood street that was territorialized by gangs. A Street Level Video Block Party was the major component of S-LV's multiyear work. The project included multiple video dialogues among neighbors, using 75 monitors, involving four rival gangs and S-LV members, with an audience of more than 1,000 people. The artist used video to engage the neighborhood, enlist students, meet additional people, and learn the terrain. (continue)

Kirby Middle School

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