The Oakland-based Center for Cultural Power, a program of CEL Education Fund, builds infrastructure and cultural assets to support artists and storytellers for social change. The Center incubates artistic projects, encourages artists and storytellers to engage in social movements, and amplifies their work and ideas. Formerly known as CultureStrike, the Center for Cultural Power launched in 2011 to foster a cultural ecosystem that supports a thriving democratic culture and society.
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
The Center for Cultural Power supports artists who seek to engage in social movements as powerful agents for cultural change. The organization’s strategies include Artistic Leadership, Intersectional Storytelling, and Field Building. These strategic pathways center the artists’ role in society, their creative experience and their work, while positioning them to shift narratives including on climate change. The Center for Cultural Power is a shared grantee of Hewlett’s Environment and Performing Arts programs. (Substrategy: U.S. Climate Policy)
for support of the Rootstrikers project
This grant would support mobilization of citizens in New Hampshire around the issue of campaign finance reform. New Hampshire remains the location of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, and as such offers a high-profile, highly leveraged venue to help inform the agenda for the presidential race. The goal of this work would be to elevate campaign finance reform as a key issue in the next presidential election by getting each presidential candidate stumping in New Hampshire to answer one key question: "How are you going to end the corruption in Washington?". Through organization of an annual "political reform" walk in each of the three years leading up to the primaries, coordination of citizen engagement and introduction of relevant resolutions in Town Meeting Meetings, and cultivation of an online community, this grant is intended to help educate the public and motivate demand for campaign finance reform.
for support of Presente's Environmental Justice Program
Presente.org, the largest online Latino advocacy organization in the nation, will use cutting-edge online, social media, and new media tools and techniques to activate Latino support for clean energy and climate action in California and other southwestern states. Presente's work mobilizing grassroots Latinos to communicate with decision makers in support of renewable energy and climate policies is essential to maintaining and strengthening these programs.