In this section we present selected international projects about socially engaged art
Concomitentes – Spain
Concomitentes (Citizen-Commissioners) is a non-profit association founded in June 2018 to promote the creation of artworks that engage with their social context. Concomitentes invites civil society groups to become the citizen-commissioners or “Comitentes” of an artwork, and then accompanies them through the ensuing process of negotiation. Concomitentes helps groups of citizens to envisage and realize the work of art that they consider essential for their context.
Visit their website: https://concomitentes.org/en
m-cult – Finland
m-cult is a Helsinki-based non-profit organisation founded in 2000 to develop and promote new forms of media art and digital culture, with a focus on cultural and social aspects of media and technology.
Visit their website: https://www.m-cult.org/index.php/
The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) – Ireland
CAPP is an ambitious transnational cultural programme focusing on the dynamic area of collaborative arts. The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe.
Visit their website: https://www.cappnetwork.com/
Jeanneworks, Typologies & Capacities – Netherlands
This is the project website of the artist Jeanne van Heeswijk. She is an artist who facilitates the creation of dynamic and diversified public spaces in order to “radicalize the local”. Her long-scale community-embedded projects question art’s autonomy by combining performative actions, discussions, and other forms of organizing and pedagogy in order to assist communities to take control of their own futures.
Visit her website: http://www.jeanneworks.net/
Institute for Radical Imagination – USA
The Institute for the Radical Imagination is a 501© 3 charitable nonprofit organization whose fundamental purpose is educational in nature. The overall purpose of the Institute is to develop and coordinate programmatic content by hosting symposia, colloquia, forums, reading groups. Classes are offered for at least twenty weeks of the calendar year, are interactive and participatory in nature, and are open to the general public interested in exploring alternative intellectual and cultural perspectives.
Visit their website: https://radicalimagination.institute/
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library inspires engagement with the past, in the present, for the future. One of the world’s largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, it is Yale University’s principal repository of literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books.
Visit their website: https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/