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         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

            Center 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 unconventional, interventionist, conceptual,

                             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.                                                                   




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