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A Blade of Grass Invites Letters of Interest for Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art
A Blade of Grass

      
    
A Blade of Grass provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. To that end, ABOG is inviting Letters of Interest for its Fellowship for Engaged Art.

The $20,000 ABOG fellowship supports socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change; that feature artists in leadership roles; that emphasize active and sustainable partnerships with communities; and/or 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 are encouraged.

Fellows become active participants in a program that features a range of services, including a two-day orientation that explores ABOG's documentation and assessment models and includes workshops on strategies for community engagement; quarterly co-assessment meetings with other fellows to share progress and offer feedback to one another; support and feedback for ongoing self-assessment in the form of collaborative action research; and assessment by an outside evaluator.

Eligible applicants include individual artists or artist collectives with projects that directly engage a specific community or communities. Artists may not currently be enrolled as students, must be legal residents or citizens of the U.S., and be at least 25 years of age. Applicants must not have received a full ABOG Socially Engaged Art Fellowship as an individual or as part of an artist collective in the last three years. In addition, applicants must have a website with contextualized examples of past work that a selection panel can review.

Applicants are strongly recommended to attend an informational workshop on either September 29 or November 2 before submitting application materials.

Letters of Interest must be received no later than November 20, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications by January 15, 2016.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellows, and application procedures, visit the ABOG website.


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Grant link: http://www.abladeofgrass.org/application/guidelines/
Deadline: 11-20-2015

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