Archive | March 2014

New Socially Engaged Arts Journal (SEAJ) Launches! Submission Deadline: March 30, 2014

SEAJ logoCreated 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.

Please check out the call for submissions at the SEAJ website. Please send your submissions by midnight EST on March 30, 2014 to

If you can’t submit anything please like SEAJ on Facebook  and PLEASE Spread the Word!

Continuum of Impact: Policy

Our final video addresses the way that art can be used to impact Policy. Jennifer Pelton from the Public Justice Center describes some of the ways that the PJC has incorporated art into advocating policy changes. Through the use of photography, music, youth created art, and other mediums, the PJC knows that art is an effective tool for providing a face to an issue and making the policy changes personal.

To view the complete interview with Jennifer Pelton of the Public Justice Center: Click Here 

To view the rest of the Continuum of Impact videos please visit the Baltimore Art + Justice Project YouTube channel

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.

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