Social justice

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.


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.


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.


Dance Iquail

Philadelphia, PA

MISSION

Dance Iquail creates dance that addresses and confronts injustices in society.

ABOUT

Dance Iquail consists of a professional company that performs work inspired from deep research and social engagement. Programs INDULGE, RE-GENERATE, and UPLIFT supports emerging choreographers, brings dance to new audiences in often underserved communities, and hosts a street festival to unite residents and business owners of West Philadelphia through live performance.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

Does not accept volunteers.


Urban Bush Women

Brooklyn, NY

MISSION

Urban Bush Women aspires to tell bold and often untold stories through dance, rooted in the experiences of women part of the African Diaspora.

ABOUT

Urban Bush Women conducts significant outreach programs like the Summer Leadership Institute; Builders, Organizers & Leaders through Dance, and the Choreographic Center through which performance brings together a community of people interested in seeking social change.

ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS

Does not accept volunteers.