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ConjunctionArts

ConjunctionArts supports compelling, socially progressive art within the public sphere. We are committed to developing new forms of artistic agency, critical discourse and public outreach by acting as a venue for fiscal sponsorship and international, cross-cultural exchange.

Established in 1989 by founding artist Bradley McCallum and joined in 1996 by collaborating artist Jacqueline Tarry, the Brooklyn-based non-profit, Conjunction Arts was founded with the intent of providing autonomous support for McCallum and Tarry´s site-specific public projects.

The organization has broadened its scope to assist innovative, civic-based emerging and mid-career artists through a fiscal sponsorship program and a cultural exchange program to Beijing, China.

Conjunction Arts is a platform to invigorate political art through challenging topics, beyond the limits of language and history.

Sample Project: Endurance

Created by Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, Endurance featured a series of life-size color photographs and a film that gave voice to homeless youth. McCallum and Tarry used footage of youth standing motionless for an hour as a metaphor for the significant act of endurance that these young people face with drug addiction, attention deficit, and health-related issues. Their act was a memorial to friends who died as a result of life on the streets.

Not only was dialogue incorporated into the development of the project, the performance and photographs inspired dialogues organized for policymakers, social service providers, funders, local business owners, and homeless youth.

Resource Link: conjunctionarts.org

Brad Mcullen

brad@conjunctionarts.org

62 Washington Ave.

Brooklyn

NY

11205

In partnership with the Animating Democracy Initiative of Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org/animatingdemocracy/), NCDD's Leah Lamb researched arts-based civic dialogue programs in order to help dialogue & deliberation practitioners strengthen their work by linking it to the arts. NCDD hopes these resources will inspire you, and encourages you to connect with the artists, many of whom are interested in working with D&D practitioners.

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