Grant Amount: $50000, on 10/5/12
Air Traffic Control Education Fund (ATC) helps musicians engage in social and environmental change by mobilizing their fans, other artists, and the public in a variety of specific actions to advance agendas on complex issues like climate change and human rights. The organization provides resources, tools, and access to musicians and managers, helping them create more effective collaborations with one another and with advocacy organizations. ATC’s research and methodologies amplify stories, bring needed resources to social change advocacy in terms of un-tapped creativity, targeted audiences, press, and funding, and ultimately leverage artists’ efforts to maximize the potential of their activities in the limited amount of time they have to engage on social and environmental issues. A 2012 grant will support these efforts and allow ATC to explore expanding its network to include comedians and other cultural leaders.