Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Provisions Learning Project

  • Washington, DC
  • www.provisionslibrary.org

Mission Statement

Provisions Learning Project is a research, education and production center investigating the intersection of art and social change.Provisions is a leading voice in advancing knowledge and promoting understanding on a wide-range of social topics, producing innovative models to critically investigate these issues. With its extensive library, public programming, and research opportunities, it supports artistic, intellectual, and activist endeavors that explore the social dimensions of contemporary culture.
 
Provisions features on-site programs such as exhibitions, screenings, workshops, lectures, as well as on- and offline publications, for which it collaborates with various artistic, educational, and philanthropic organizations and partners.
 
Provisions is grounded in the values of peace, justice, sustainability, social responsibility and respect for the diversity of life.

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Service Areas

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International

In addition to programs in Greater Washington DC and select cities in the US, Provisions is establishing relationships in the Balkans and South America for future arts exchanges.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2005

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Mr. Donald Russell

Keywords

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arts, exhibition, social change, activism, media, cultural institution, library

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Also Known As

Provisions Library

EIN

20-2030054

 Number

7303602907

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

International Exchanges (Q23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

- Library and Information Resources: The library collection is cross-disciplinary, multi-cultural and international in scope, with over 3500 volumes and 350 periodical subscriptions. Provisions singular collection of alternative information and resources for the study of social change that is enhanced by its content-rich website. Features include research tools such as the Meridians, facilitating greater access to over 30 topic areas based on the movements, nations, communities and perspectives represented in the library's collection; research guides bibliographies, discographies, filmographies, Internet resources; and basic introductory texts and an image-based section on social activist arts. -We collaborate with institutions, such as museums and universities, to create traveling exhibitions that focus on topics around the intersection between social change and the arts. Through collaborating with other institutions, we seek to match artists' work with appropriate venues that allow the work to reach a broad audience.

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Service Areas

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International

In addition to programs in Greater Washington DC and select cities in the US, Provisions is establishing relationships in the Balkans and South America for future arts exchanges.

Funding Needs

General operating

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Provisions Learning Project

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Principal Officer

Mr. Donald Russell

BIO

Former Executive Director of Washington Project for the Arts and Art Resources International, and Exhibitions Director at Visual Studies Workshop. Resume available upon request.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

E. Ethelbert Miller

Howard University

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