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The Active Partnership: Artists, Communities, Funders & Institutions

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Published on Oct 12, 2013

The Active Partnership: Artists, Communities, Funders & Institutions
October 1, 2013
The 8th Floor, 17 W 17th Street

Antonio Sergio Bessa, Director of Curatorial & Education Programs, The Bronx Museum of the Arts
Maria Canela, Community Organizer, participant in Immigrant Movement International
Bill Adair, Director of Exhibitions & Public Interpretation, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia
Mary Mattingly, Artist

Artists who create socially engaged art projects often partner with institutions as a way of gaining support and funding. But these projects have specific needs that go beyond the traditional artist-institution relationship, oftentimes changing the notion of the art project as well as the institution. What does this relationship look like and how can active and effective partnerships be better envisioned for socially engaged art projects? How can the participating communities be better empowered to truly impact the practice of socially engaged art making? This panel will ask questions of different stakeholders, considering the perspectives of artists, communities, funders and institutions to form a dialogue around optimum ways of addressing and responding to each of their needs.

Presented in partnership with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and A Blade of Grass as part of FIAF's 2013 Crossing the Line festival.

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