A Blade of Grass nurtures
socially engaged art


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A Blade of Grass relies on generous people like you investing in the revolutionary potential of art. Members receive access to special programming, free tickets to our public events, and other perks. Learn more below.

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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.


Deborah Fisher

Deborah Fisher

Suzy Delvalle

Ixtzel Reynoso

Brett Cook

Michael Premo

Michael Quattrone

Michael Quattrone

Gregory Sale

ashley sparks

Diya Vij

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Partnering With Artists

We are currently in the final year of our Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art. This program pairs $20,000 in project support with research, programming, content, and other resources that make socially engaged projects visible to secondary audiences. In 2021, we will be transitioning to a commissioning model for supporting and amplifying social practice.

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Our public programs bring together boundary breaking artists, academics, writers, and socially conscious practitioners of diverse fields on a range of important pressing issues.

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A Blade of Grass Magazine

Published biannually, A Blade of Grass Magazine investigates artists, writers, and activists working at the intersection of art and global social justice. Read, share, and download your free digital copy.

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Municipal-Artist Partnerships Guide

A “relationship guide” to forging strong and sustainable creative partnerships between local governments and artists. Created by A Blade of Grass and Animating Democracy, a program of American's for the Arts.

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Short Documentary Films

Our short documentary films explore our Fellows working in the field and the beauty, rigor, and impact of socially engaged art. Produced by the award-winning Rava Films.

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Featured Film

Listening for the Future of Appalachia

Musician and A Blade of Grass Fellow Brian Harnetty brings together Appalachian Ohioans across the political spectrum to build community in resistance to the environmental extraction that has historically harmed the region.