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Fellowship Workshop with Shaun Leonardo


Mirror/Echo/Tilt production still. Photo by Melanie Crean.

Mirror/Echo/Tilt production still. Photo by Melanie Crean.

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited! Please RSVP by emailing rsvp@abladeofgrass.org

Thinking about applying to be an A Blade of Grass Fellow for Socially Engaged Art? Join us at A Blade of Grass headquarters where we’ll host a workshop for applicants that will include hands-on, interactive approaches to helping artists with their proposals. This workshop will begin with a presentation by Director of Programs Prerana Reddy about the application process and format, followed by a Q&A. 2019 Fellow Shaun Leonardo will then present his project and experience as a Fellowship applicant, followed by small group sessions where participants will receive feedback on their projects or proposal ideas. Group sessions will focus on key questions that help determine fit with the Fellowship and move towards a successful written proposal.

Click here to review eligibility requirements and learn more about the Fellowship.

Click here to download two sample fellowship applications and helpful questions to determine your project’s fit with the Fellowship.

Do you live in LA? We’ll be holding another Fellowship Workshop in Los Angeles on September 13!

Miss the workshop? Watch it below.

About Shaun Leonardo
Shaun Leonardo’s multidisciplinary work negotiates societal expectations of manhood, namely definitions surrounding black and brown masculinities, along with its notions of achievement, collective identity, and experience of failure. His performance practice, anchored by his work in Assembly—a diversion program for court-involved youth—is participatory in nature and invested in a process of embodiment, promoting the political potential of attention and discomfort as a means to disrupt meaning and shift perspective.

Leonardo is a Brooklyn-based artist from Queens, New York. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, is a recipient of support from Creative Capital and Guggenheim Social Practice, and was recently profiled in The New York Times. His work has been presented in galleries and institutions nationally and internationally, and featured at The Guggenheim Museum, The High Line, Recess, and VOLTA NY. Leonardo joined Pratt Institute as the School of Art Visiting Fellow in fall 2018 and will remain on campus as the 2019 Project Third artist in residence.

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