Community Engagement

Imagining change through connections and creativity

At the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, we’re committed to driving positive change through creativity and social connection.  We use the arts to awaken our imagination and mobilize us to action, together. Through creative forms, such as music, poetry, spoken word, dance and digital arts, we transcend the literal, and venture into our imaginations to explore and create the world we want. 

Different art forms will be used throughout the event series, each planned to inspire us to more thoughtful forms of civic engagement. We are leaning on our community to support each event, and to create an environment where we can:

1. Inspire thoughtful civic engagement
2. Build community and make connections
3. Make an impact.

Upcoming Events

Food insecurity

Date TBD

Through a combination of photography and acting, this event seeks to generate awareness, understanding, and empathy around the experience of hunger. Through this program we will destigmatize the experience of hunger and encourage community members to take... MORE >

Past Events


March 29, 6-8PM, The Haven

With this creative pairing, Pulitzer-Prize winning former U.S. Poet Laureate, Rita Dove, is teaming up with sound artist and professor of computer and compositional technologies, Matthew Burtner and his group, Eco Sono Ensemble to create something new, something... MORE >

Greenway Vision for Charlottesville

In November we partnered with Piedmont Environmental Council and spoken word artists to envision the greenways we want and need in Charlottesville and urban Albemarle. 

Contact & Connect

PO Box 1767 | 114 4th Street SE | Charlottesville, VA | 22902

Phone: 434.296.1024    email: 

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