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.
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