Our Mission

a blade of grass nurtures socially engaged art

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.

2013 A Blade of Grass Artist Grantee Housing is a Human Right. Photo by Michael Premo.

2013 A Blade of Grass Artist Grantee Housing is a Human Right. Photo by Michael Premo.




our stake in
social practice

We 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.