A Blade of Grass Nurtures Socially Engaged Art

Our Mission

We provide resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. We evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue.

Fellowship Program

ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art

We partner with individual artists and collectives 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.

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Public Programs

Discussions and Collaborative Events

Our public programs examine the meaning, value, and challenges of socially engaged art.

Aesthetics of Doing

Tough questions on topics like utopia and community organizing.

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Parallel Fields

Artists and non-artists tackling similar issues in different ways.

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Reports from the Field

Learn from community participants and collaborators.

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 Documentary Films

FIELDWORKS is a short documentary series that explores the beauty, rigor, and impact of socially engaged art. Produced by RAVA Films.

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Support Us

Your donation to A Blade of Grass allows us to provide resources for artists who are reaching beyond boundaries and into communities to make creative contributions to social change. You will also help us share their stories.

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Discuss Forums

Conversations Exploring Socially Engaged Art

Our discuss forums enrich and expand an understanding of how socially engaged art is practiced.

Growing Dialogue

Explore lively online debates

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Fertile Ground

Read in-depth essays

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Reports from the Field

Discover participants’ stories

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Lay of the Land

Learn about our organizational process

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Our Organization

Shelley Frost Rubin

Shelley Frost Rubin


Annette Blum

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Kim Brizzolara

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Brett Cook

Eva Haller

Eva Haller


Carin Kuoni

John E. Osborn

John E. Osborn


Michael Premo


Basha Frost Rubin

Sagaponack House  Architect: Lee Skolnick  Interior Design: Robert Stilin

Lee H. Skolnick

Deborah Fisher

Deborah Fisher


Jan Cohen-Cruz


Nicholas Cohn

Emma Colón

Emma Colón

Karina Muranaga

Karina Muranaga


Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland