NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA – “A BLADE OF GRASS” nurtures socially engaged art through grants and publications. http://www.abladeofgrass.org/
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.
OUR STAKE IN SOCIAL PRACTICE
We support artists who are working in leadership roles and in partnership with communities, in ways that are relevant in everyday life, at ambitious scale, to enact social change.
GRANTS to ARTISTS: APPLICATIONS due in DECEMBER 2013
A one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, assessment tools, video documentation, access to facilities and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists. We support seven-ten artists or collectives per year, who are selected via an open application process
A series of profiles and interview with socially engaged artists. Excellent resource.
Artist files include interviews with Daniel Bejar, Tracy Candido, Nicky Enright, Sean Fader, Alicia Grullon, Heather Hart, Kendal Henry, Nate Hill, LuLu LoLo, Matthew Morrocco, Leon Reid IV, Shane Aslan Selzer, Sin Kabeza Productions, Bayeté Ross Smith & Will Sylvester, Thomas Allen Harris, Ed Woodham and Risë Wilson.