A Blade of Grass is a New York City-based organization that supports socially engaged artists nationally through fellowships, public programs and efforts to expand the discourse around their work. Founded eight years ago as the term “socially engaged art” was coming into common usage, though without a lot of consensus around its exact meaning, A Blade of Grass has worked hard to create a context for the disparate practices that flourish at the intersection of art, community and social justice and to raise the visibility of this work in the art world and beyond.
“It is an honor to be part of The Warhol Foundation’s mission to support the visual arts coupled with its commitment to specifically support the voices of women, POC, Native Americans, and LGBTQ. It is simply thrilling to be part of an organization where we get to see these values writ large and implement real change in real life ways in the visual arts community that still so needs to move forward in terms of social justice, equality, and diversity. We put our money where our mouth is. How many institutions actually do that?”
Deborah Kass, Artist