Open Engagement 2015: Call for Submissions

A Blade of Grass nurtures socially engaged art.
A Blade of Grass is pleased to announce


Open Engagement 2015
From April 1719, 2015, Open Engagement will coalesce in Pittsburgh. Established in 2007 by artist Jen Delos Reyes, Open Engagement is an international conference and platform that explores various perspectives on art and social practice and aims to expand the dialogue around socially engaged art making.
In 2014 OE established a partnership with A Blade of Grass, based upon our aligned missions to nurture the practice. The 2015 conference will also be presented in collaboration with 
Carnegie Mellon UniversityCarnegie Museum of ArtThe Sprout Fund, and the Office of Public Art

Call for Submissions

You are invited to contribute to Open Engagement by submitting your proposals for projects, performances, tours, interventions, presentations, or panel ideas within one of the conference’s submission categories. These include proposals related to the theme of Place and Revolution, Open Platform 10-minute presentations, and Continuing OE workshops and skill building sessions.Click here to learn more.

Place and Revolution

What is the role of artists in defining place and creating change in the world? Open Engagement 2015 features keynote presenters Rick Lowe and Emily Jacir and focuses on the theme of Place and Revolution. Click here to learn more about OE 2015 in Pittsburgh.

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.