Caron Atlas works to support and stimulate arts and culture as an integral part of social justice. She directs the Arts & Democracy Project and codirects the New York Naturally Occurring Cultural District Working Group. Caron consults with foundations and teaches at New York University and Pratt Institute. She directed Place + Displaced, a project of Fractured Atlas; worked at Appalshop, the Appalachian media center; and was the founding director of the American Festival Project, a national coalition of activist artists. She also has worked with National Voice, Urban Institute, and Animating Democracy, and is co-editor of Bridge Conversations, People Who Live and Work in Multiple Worlds and Critical Perspectives: Writings on Art and Civic Dialogue.