Founded in 1994 and incorporated as a California public benefit corporation in 2005, Open Eye Pictures is an award-winning, nonprofit production company specializing in creative, educational media. Taking a unique, humanistic approach, they open the eyes of viewers to see the extraordinary in the ordinary and the bigness in the littlest of things. They turn the lens on places where worlds and assumptions collide, illuminating the new life that springs forth. Telling stories through rich and poetic imagery, Open Eye Pictures moves its audience in unexpected ways.
The National Institute for Play brings the unrealized knowledge, practices and benefits of play into public life through the advancement, advocacy and application of play science. The NIFP draws on research from across disciplines to help define the field of play science and advocates for a better understanding of the breadth and depth of play science. The NIFP also translates play science research findings into play-based techniques for maintaining health and wellness, building relationships and community, enriching education and stimulating corporate innovation.
The US Play Coalition is a partnership to promote the value of play throughout life. As an international collective of individuals and organizations, the Coalition recognize play as a valuable and necessary part of a healthy and productive life. Membership is free, and simply requires a declaration of shared commitment to the value of play. The organization hosts an annual Conference on the Value of Play to share new research exploring the value of play and community sport, and develop new actions and strategies for increasing engagement in play. If you recognize the value of play and want to get involved go to http://usplaycoalition.clemson.edu and click on “Get Involved”. You can also register online now for the 2012 Conference on the Value of Play!
The One World Futbol Project is the creator of the world’s first multi-use sports ball that plays on any surface and never goes flat. Designed to be used in war zones, refugee camps, and other environments where balls are scarce and rarely last long, the One World Futbol makes play possible where it’s needed most. To date, One World Futbol has reached communities in more than 130 countries through almost 150 organizations.
InterPlay is an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of your body. The ideas and practices of InterPlay integrate body, mind, heart and spirit through easy-to-learn, incremental forms of movement, storytelling, sound-making and stillness. InterPlay grows out of the 30+ year collaboration of Cynthia Winton-Henry and Phil Porter who are performers, visual artists, writers and teachers. It has become a global social movement that has spread to over 60 locations in the United States and around the world. It is based in Oakland, California.
- Stuart Brown, MD – Founder National Institute for Play
- Scott Eberle – Editor, The American Journal of Play
- Bernie De Koven – Fun theorist, Author of The Well-Played Game
- Marc Bekoff, Ph.D – Evolutionary biologist
- Vivienne Verdon-Roe – Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker
- The Flow Fund
- The Pacific Pioneer Fund
- Play Matters
- The Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation