Square Dance: A Community Project
Square Dance: A Community Project, curated by Leila Grothe and
Cynthia Mulcahy, proposed social
engagement as art in the form of an
outdoor seasonal community dance at the Trinity River Audubon
in Dallas on Saturday, November 12, 2011. This project was a
collaborative initiative that
insisted on fellowship in our community and
is consonant with the belief that art resides in every day
life as social, cultural practice. Square Dance was generously funded in part by an Idea Fund Grant
from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts which supports new, risk-taking forms that
help to define new practices in contemporary art.
Photos by Stephen Masker
The Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts Idea Fund
The Idea Fund provides cash awards to projects by individual artists,
curators, performers, collectives or collaboratives that exemplify the
entrepreneurial, participatory, or guerrilla artistic
practices that occur outside of the traditional frameworks of support.
The grant awarded to
the co-curators in 2011 is one of ten
awarded in Texas by the Andy
Warhol Foundation in partnership with Aurora Picture
Show, DiverseWorks, Artspace, and Project Row Houses.
All images and content copyright Cynthia Mulcahy.