we support socially engaged artists
Our top priority is to support artists who are working in leadership roles and in partnership with communities, in ways that are relevant in everyday life, at ambitious scale, to enact social change.
A one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, field research tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists working nationwide. We support seven to ten artists or collectives per year, who are selected via an open application process.
past ABOG programs
ABOG Distinguished Artist Fellowships were awarded to artists who were realizing socially engaged art projects of ambitious scale. Fellowships paired project support of $50,000 per year for up to three years, with a wide range of services tailored to the project, including strategic support, field research tools, documentation and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists. Distinguished Fellows were selected by nomination only.
From 2012-2014, Project Grants for Organizations were awarded to arts organizations enabling ambitious socially engaged art projects by placing artists in leaderships roles and building active and sustainable community partnerships.
Artist Files was an experimental, curated grant cycle that selected twenty artists in 2012 to participate in an open, online discourse about their individual projects and the unique traits of socially engaged art. This process helped to shape the criteria for the ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art. We thank our first Fellows for their insights!