We are looking at the process and relationships of socially engaged art projects.
We see the aesthetic qualities of socially engaged art here—in how alliances are formed and maintained, the way disparate stakeholder groups are coordinated, how power dynamics are navigated, and how bridges are built between many different types of people in a socially engaged art project.
We create content that illuminates and deepens understanding of these relationships. A primary goal of ABOG is to make the “invisible” parts of socially engaged art visible. We do this through documentary films and field research that are artist-led, and are grounded in the perspective of project participants, as well as publications, web content, and public programming.
We also use this focus on process and relationships to advocate for a more expanded sense of what art is, how artists can work in communities, and how art might be integrated into everyday life. Our field research, documentary films, and other content serve as the basis for curriculum, toolkits, and consulting that enable more artists to work in partnership with non-artist stakeholders.
The deadline to apply is September 18, 2017, 11:59 PM (EST)
Fellowship projects become the focus of:
To realize this partnership, artists receive $20,000 in minimally restricted support.
Click here to meet our current and past Fellows, watch our Fieldworks series of short documentary films, and get a sense of the public programs we present.
Art and artists are vitally important, so we encourage you to take a moment to consider fit and eligibility before committing your valuable time and energy to the application process.