socially engaged Tag

Carolina Caycedo
Grants for Visual Artists

Carolina Caycedo’s art practice moves beyond the bounds of the studio, gallery and institution and extends into the realm of the social, where she explores systems of movement and exchange, and processes of assimilation and resistance. With her work, the artist seeks to “engage with issues and contexts that...

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Liz Glynn
Grants for Visual Artists

Liz Glynn creates sculptures, large-scale installations, and participatory performances using epic historical narratives to explore the potential for change in the present. Her practice seeks to embody the dynamics of growth, decay, and renewal by evidencing process, encouraging participation, and inciting future action. (Excerpt and images below selected from grant...

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Wandering Mill & Retextil Foundation
New Work Project Grant

Wandering Mill is a Hungarian art collective that creates experimental works directly with community members using artistic methods that improve communication, change attitudes, and help solve social problems. Harpo will support a new performance and direct community action by Wandering Mill that will happen in collaboration with Retextil Foundation, an...

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Swoon and The Transformazium
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to support The Transformazium, an art installation and participatory community space in a once-abandoned church building in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Its purpose is to value and activate local relationships, ideas and resources in a post-industrial town whose residents are in the process of discovering innovative solutions to...

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Nick Tobier and Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
New Work Project Grant

Nick Tobier in conjunction with Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is applying Harpo funding to develop New News Detroit , a mobile kiosk that provides a local beacon with a global reach through workshops that provoke and disseminate local observations of the physical city through networked and on site publishing. New News Detroit combines...

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Cindy Bernard and Foundation for Artists Resources
New Work Project Grant

Harpo was pleased to support Cindy Bernard's project, The Inquisitive Musician, an adaptation of a 17th century satire attributed to Johann Kuhnau, Bach's predecessor as cantor of Leipzig, Germany. The satire pits itinerant "beer fiddlers" against the official city sanctioned "Kunstpfeifer" (or "art piper") in an argument over who is...

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Spectres of Liberty and Franklin Furnace
New Work Project Grant

Spectres of Liberty is an artist collaborative made up of Dara Greenwald, Josh MacPhee and Olivia Robinson. Their hybrid work combines moving images, situated and community practices, and historical research as well as digital animation, video, sculpture, web, text, and print. Harpo Foundation is pleased to have supported The Great Central Depot...

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J.J. McCracken and Arlington Arts Center
New Work Project Grant

J.J. McCracken Hunger, Philadelphia installation, with live activity Calling attention to need as an under-discussed issue in society, the HUNGER project juxtaposes plenty with quality, immediate gratification with sustainability. Hunger, Philadelphia occurred as a site-specific, three-phase project. It examines hunger from a global perspective while responding and contributing to the local community hosting...

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Max Goldfarb and free103point9
New Work Project Grant

Deep Cycle Presented by free103point9 Events occurred on June 12 and 13, 2010 in Hudson Valley, NY. Harpo Foundation funding was used to further customize the artist's retrofitted emergency vehicle called Mobile 49 with solar and video surveillance equipment. Mobile 49 was then used as a mobile device for radio transmission...

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