2017 Engaging Artists Fellowship | Due April 10th
The 2017 Engaging Artists Fellowship is an artist-in-residence program for emerging NYC artists interested in addressing the intersecting issues of labor, immigration, globalization, and economic justice in their creative practice.
The goal of the 4 month fellowship is to prepare artists for long-term activist and socially-engaged work in partnership with advocacy and social service organizations, coalitions, unions, and groups of neighbors throughout the five boroughs. Ideal candidates must live in New York City and have an interest in or dedication to the interrogation of topics such as: value, wage, debt, livelihood and family life, workers rights, labor, and alternative economies as they relate to the fellow’s respective communities and the larger landscapes of migration, neoliberalism, and/or the economies of the contemporary art market(s).
Fellows will attend 3-4 roundtables tailored to artists working with issues related to workers rights, alternative economies, and labor movements within the arts and at large. Additionally, the program provides 2-3 hands-on professional development workshops with leaders in both the arts, political economy, and labor sectors on how to apply one’s skills as artists to the collective pursuit of labor rights and economic justice. Engaging Artists is provided free-of-cost to fellows.
Download the Engaging Artists Fellowship Guidelines
More Art is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that fosters collaborations between professional artists and communities to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice.
our core principles.
In commissioning and producing art projects in the community, More Art adheres to the principles of socially-engaged art:
Quality – While presenting and supporting a multitude of perspectives, all our projects meet the highest standards of quality.
Social Engagement – We design our projects as partnerships, maximizing engagement between artists and community participants; likewise, we design our exhibitions to maximize engagement with the broader community and the general public.
Collaboration – We collaborate with organizations that are deeply rooted in their communities to help us shape projects that are culturally sensitive to those communities.
Accessibility – All our projects are free and accessible to the general public.
Relevance – Our projects address ideas and issues that are relevant to the artists and the communities involved. All projects are designed specifically for the public spaces in which they are presented.