The Art of Change / Ford Foundation

New York, NY

MISSION

To guide all humans beings to the path of social justice by supporting emergent and progressive leaders of change in art and culture.

ABOUT

The Ford Foundation awards 25 Art of Change Fellowships a year to leaders in art and culture who use their voices to demand freedom, democracy, and justice.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

Does not accept volunteers.


Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp

Massachusetts

MISSION

Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp is dancer, choreographer, professor, and somatic practitioner who focuses on creating a positive social impact through movement and consciousness.

ABOUT

Beauchamp engages with dance as a critical ingredient in social change, thus her creative work and community engagement greatly infuses the need for movement in the act of starting a Movement.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

Does not accept volunteers.


Global Dance Initiative

Anaheim, CA

MISSION

Global Dance Initiative aspires to use dance as a tool to manifest change in the world by highlighting heroes and ambassadors who share the same mission.

ABOUT

Ambassadors and heroes of dance activism can be nominated to join the Global Dance Initiative team. The site also promotes membership and a blog which details and promotes the positive actions of dancers in society.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

For information on volunteering, visit here.


Sarah Elgart

Los Angeles, CA

MISSION

Sarah Elgart is a dancer and choreographer who has directed numerous site specific performances and dance films with her company, Arrogant Elbow. She has brought her unique interdisciplinary approach to communities in need, particularly female inmates, children in hospitals, and at risk youth.

ABOUT

MADRE (Mothers and Daughters Reaching Empowered States) was a project Elgart conducted in collaboration with homeless women to seek empowerment through performance.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

Does not accept volunteers.


Ballet After Dark

Baltimore, MD

MISSION

Ballet After Dark is a fitness and ballet studio that teaches principles of ballet and self care through workshops to support and heal the community of sexual assault survivors.

ABOUT

Ballet After Dark provides a workshop tour throughout the United States. The studio also offers group classes.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

Does not accept volunteers.


National Water Dances

United States

MISSION

National Water Dance addresses the issues surrounding water in the United States by using the body to fight for this precious resource through nationwide site specific dance performances.

ABOUT

National Water Dance is an annual event in the United States presenting opportunity for dancers, teachers, and choreographers to engage in social action for the environment.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

Does not accept volunteers.


Danza Orgánica

Boston, MA

MISSION

Danza Orgánica is a performing dance company dedicated to instilling love and justice, supporting women’s rights, and recognizing people of the past and present who have been marginalized.

ABOUT

Programs include Dance for Social Justice workshop, We Create Festival: Celebrating Women in the Arts, Boston Air, and numerous community initiatives.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

For information on volunteering, visit here.

B*Tru Arts

Austin, TX

MISSION

B*Tru Arts is a non-profit talent agency and production company that serves to assist and promote artists in the local community whose art speaks to relevant issues.

ABOUT

Programs include an after-school performing arts program for local schools in Austin, a pre-professional program, talent management, and a variety of affordable production services.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

Does not accept volunteers.


Natalia Duong

Berkeley, CA / New York

MISSION

Natalia Duong is a performance artist, dance maker, and writer focused on researching kinesthetic empathy--how movement creates the capacity for connection and empathy between two bodies.

ABOUT

Duong directs her research on kinesthetic empathy in Vietnam, where the herbicide Agent Orange combined with warfare has manifested a history of conflict and trauma in the body. She founded Project Agent Orange as a movement and research project to resolve damage caused to environments and communities in Vietnam and the United States.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

Does not accept volunteers.


Philadelphia Folklore Project

Philadelphia, PA

MISSION

Philadelphia Folklore Project is committed to preserving traditional folk arts, strengthening local art culture, and creating opportunities for people to learn and participate.

ABOUT

PFP provides folk arts education to local schools, conducts community research, hosts events and gallery showings.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

For information on volunteering, visit.


Movemeant Foundation

San Francisco, CA

MISSION

Movemeant is a body-positive organization for young women to explore confidence and self love through fitness and movement, striving to put health in the forefront of social change.

ABOUT

Movemeant’s curriculum aims to work with middle school girls at public schools, incorporating sport, dance, and discussion to educate and nurture body-positivity. The foundation also hosts numerous ‘We Dare to Bare’ events for women of all ages in cities across the United States.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

For information on volunteering, visit.


Margie Gillis Foundation

Montreal, Canada / New York

MISSION

Margie Gillis creates dance about the human condition through transcendent physical expression.

ABOUT

Gillis is an outspoken, socially conscious, and driven artist. She advocates for dance and art in society, in addition to being a committed activist for AIDs victims, women, and the environment.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

Does not accept volunteers.