Grant Watch: A New Fellowship for Social Practice Artists

by Whitney Kimball on September 5, 2013 · 0 comments Grant Watch

Laurie Jo Reynolds at the Tamms Year Ten picnic which she organized in 2009. Image courtesy of the Illinois Times

If you want to shut down a continuous solitary confinement prison like Laurie Jo Reynolds, or transform a neighborhood like Theaster Gates, or generate international outrage like Pussy Riot, AND you need $20,000 in unrestricted funds, then you’re in luck (for once). A Blade of Grass will select seven artists in a program tailored toward art-making and clear social change.

Throughout this fellowship, A Blade of Grass will be facilitating community evaluations and grantee interviews, as it has in the past. Ideally these will build up to broader conversations and public programming.

You need:

  • A website
  • A CV
  • A 500-word letter of interest outlining your proposal for a socially-engaged project, with art “as a catalyst for social change”
  • Projects must collaborate with non-artists
  • Projects must have local relevance
  • Projects must feature artists in leadership roles


  • Proposals for creating objects for display
  • Exhibition proposals
  • Proposals for personal studio development, unless social practice-related (although you may alot for living expenses if necessary)


December 2, 2013

Apply and read the full guidelines here:

A Blade of Grass

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