2015 A BLADE OF GRASS Fellowships for Socially Engaged Art!

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Date: September 02, 2014 — November 24, 2014
Categories: Opportunities
Location: The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, New York, NY, USA
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Online application form opens: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Application Deadline: Monday, November 24, 2014

The ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art is an active, year-long funding relationship for socially engaged artists and artist collectives working nationwide. Eight fellows will be selected in 2015 to receive project support of $20,000 with strategic support, assessment tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources. Click here to learn about our eligibility requirements, review selection criteria and access the online application!

Commitment to Local Artists
Beginning this year, ABOG will earmark four of the available eight fellowships for artists living in New York City. We recognize that there is a growing and vibrant community of socially engaged artists in our own backyard and we have a particular investment in strengthening our local artists and neighborhoods. The remaining four fellowships will be open to all applicants, regardless of geographic location.

How We Decide
This is a two-step application process. A panel of readers made up of an artist, a community organizer or participant in a community-based art project, a curator or arts administrator, an educator or scholar, and an ABOG representative will review initial letters of interest and recommend up to 50 semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will be invited to submit a full application with an extended narrative, budget, and a timeline for realizing each stage of their project.

Fellowship Workshops

17 West 17th Street, New York, NY
(646) 839-5908
RSVP required—space is limited!
Prior to the November 24 deadline, ABOG hosts two Fellowship Workshops in NYC which are free and open to the public with RSVP. They are a great opportunity to meet staff, ask questions, learn more about our mission and how we consider applications, see great examples of the type of work we fund, and get practical information about the methods socially engaged artists use.

Not in New York? Videos of the workshops will be available on our website.

Questions? Send us an email at: info@abladeofgrass.org

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.