CALLING ACTIVIST ARTISTS IN ALL MEDIA
A Laboratory for Activist Artists
161A Chrystie Place
New York, NY 10002
Dixon Place announces the sponsorship of The Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, a laboratory for activist artists and their projects. The Institute is looking for 12 activist artists who would like to build their projects during the semester-long seminar, beginning August 30, basing their work Tom Block’s manifesto/handbook of art activism: Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution (Centre for Human Ecology, Scotland, 2014). Mr. Block (www.tomblock.com) will be running the seminar.
The eight session seminar will introduce artists to the specific ideas of the model, including co-opting political, business and social energy; partnering with non-profit groups; making liaisons with other artists; utilizing unusual exhibition and outreach methods; “Machiavellian” activism; how to build a project from inception through completion; how to imagine and successfully attain quantifiable activist goals and other specific aspects of a Prophetic Activist Art intervention.
To apply: please send a cover letter outlining the germ of your activist idea, plus any activist art experience you have had; a link to a website or portfolio of images and a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org