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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art

Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art
A Blade of Grass

Deadline: Initial Letters of Interest DUE November 24, 2014


Our Mission – A Blade of Grass nurtures socially engaged art. We provide resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. We evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue.

What We Fund
- Socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change
- Projects that feature artists in leadership roles
- Dialogue-based projects that emphasize active and sustainable partnerships with communities
- Projects in which artists engage community members as equal partners on locally relevant issues, or globally relevant issues as they apply to the local context
- Projects in which co-creation with non-artists is part of the process
- We value process over product: relationship building and problem solving are key goals
- We provide funding with minimal restriction, and budget line items may include things like living expenses that are not direct project expenses

A Blade of Grass Overview PDF

Deadline: 11-24-2014
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