Dew More Baltimore, a community organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement among youth and adults to create sustainable change in Baltimore, and Community Art Collaborative, an AmeriCorps program based out of MICA, are partnering to host a series of events centered on the theme of being heard. All of the events that are part of the series Speak Out, Speak Up: A Celebration of Youth Voice are FREE and open to the public!
Created by local artist, Ada Pinkston, Socially Engaged Arts Journal (SEAJ) is an online quarterly publication that explores the intersection of art + people. The seeds for SEAJ began to sprout in 2011 when Ada was in graduate school for Community Art. Over those years, most of the material she read focused on the justification of social practice rather than highlighting the actual art itself. Ada found that while there are other publications that explore contemporary socially engaged art practices, the words and work of emerging, mid-career, and underrepresented artists are hard to come by. SEAJ seeks to fill a void in the world of art journals and publications.
SEAJ is a place for intersections. When was the last time a community artist, a curator, an elementary school teacher, a social designer, a muralist, a youth yoga instructor, a social worker, a performance artist and an urban architect sat down for coffee? How do we all define our own practices? Where do these definitions come from? SEAJ will also create a platform for dialog on contemporary socially pratice across the broad spectrum of the field. Over the next two years, SEAJ will highlight the perspectives and projects of cultural workers in cities throughout the United States.
If you can’t submit anything please like SEAJ on Facebook and PLEASE Spread the Word!
In our next Action video, we focus on the work of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. Hannah Brancato describes how FORCE has used large media campaigns to draw in large audiences and get them engaged on the topic of rape culture. By using very public and internet based media they have been able to motivate many more people to participate in fighting rape culture then using other methods may have allowed.
To view the rest of the Continuum of Impact videos please visit the Baltimore Art + Justice Project YouTube channel
Don’t miss our last video next week……. Policies!
The Continuum of Impact Video Series is based on the Continuum of Impact created by Animating Democracy, the videos each highlight specific ways that social justice and art collaboration create an impact.
The Baltimore Art + Justice Project was featured on Baltimore’s NPR station, WYPR, Tuesday, January 14th at 9:40 am. Culture Editor, Tom Hall interviewed Project Coordinator, Kalima Young about the Baltimore Art + Justice Project and our work to map Baltimore’s arts based social justice assets.
Have a listen! http://programs.wypr.org/podcast/where-justice-and-art-meet
And if you have not done so, get on the map at www.artplusjustice.org!