Groups and organizations creatively facilitating connection and change in communities:




  • Africa Centre—”…an international centre for creativity, artistic excellence and intellectual engagement. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, the Africa Centre’s social innovations extend across the continent.”
  • Feed Me a Story—”…a transmedia project that encourages people to share secret family recipes in a documentary style video cookbook.”
  • Free Portrait Project—”…it documents our community and quietly breaks the tradition of portraiture reserved only for a wealthy few by giving these portraits… for FREE.”
  • Joel Artista  (aka JoelBergner)—community mural projects
  • Playing for Change—”…a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.”
  • Pimp my Carroça—visibility and voice for waste pickers
  • The Street Store—homelessness



  • Institute for Public Art—”The notion of art, and the concept of public, vary widely from one region or country to another, making public art difficult to define. This presents a set of challenges for researchers and professionals in the field. Institute of Public Art (IPA) was established in response to an urgent need to increase the visibility and dialogue of public art practices internationally.”
  • National Guild for Community Arts  Education—”We foster the creation and development of community arts education organizations by providing research and information resources, professional development, networking opportunities, funding, and advocacy on behalf of the field.”
  • Project for Public Spaces—”It takes a place to create a community, and a community to create a place.”
  • SPAN (Social Practice Art Network)