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EXAMPLES OF PRACTICE

The LAPD was founded in 1985 by John Malpede and was the first performance group comprised primarily of homeless people on Skid Row. The program aims to change negative stigmas associated with homeless people and decriminalize poverty through allowing

Art as Spiritual Practice at the Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery is a collection of the monastic community's art pieces, selected not because of their monetary worth but because they accent the Divine gesture of creativity. The Gallery

Tender

New York

Tender is a project by Jill Magid where 120,000 2020 pennies were engraved with the phrase THE BODY WAS ALREADY SO FRAGILE connecting the human body and body politic amidst COVID-19. The coins will disperse throughout the nation creating an ongoing

Part road movie, part inspirational art documentary, Called to Walls celebrates the potential of community-based art in Middle America.

Sky Stage

Frederick

After a fire in 2010 damaged a pre-Revolutionary War building the space was turned into a performance space for free public arts events. The space also houses drought resistant plants that weave through the wooden sculptural structure and are

ORGANIZATIONS

Creative Forces: National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network

The Network serves active military personnel and veterans by bringing arts therapists into the core of patient-centered care. Service members use visual arts therapy, music therapy, and therapeutic writing to help address emotional, physical, and neurological challenges.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust works to save historic places in the United States. It believes that historic places help define and distinguish communities by building a strong sense of identity.

The Arts & Social Impact Explorer was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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