Task A1_01 Glossary of SEA practice

Welcome to the common glossary of concepts and practices related to SEA. This glossary will be created by the users of this platform.

  • Choose one of the concepts/terms/practices in the list underneath and make a new entry in the SEA glossary with that concept. 
  • Write a short definition for your chosen concept/practice (max 1000 characters or 100 words). 
  • Use at least one reference and add it/them in your concept definition in this form: ([last name] [year], [pages]) - an example: (Siljamäki 2021, 15-17).
  • Submit your definition in the SEA glossary under the entry you established at the beginning of this task.

Hint: You can use resources from the SEA library or elsewhere. Add new references to the library. You can compare the concepts by identifying similarities and differences in how they are defined and the contexts in which they are used. 

Concepts/terms/practices related to SEA
  • Activist art
  • Applied art
  • Art activism
  • Art as social practice
  • Art for social change
  • Art in action
  • Artistic interventions in organisations
  • Arts-based community development
  • Arts-based initiatives (ABI)
  • Civic art
  • Civic engagement
  • Collaborative art 
  • Community art
  • Community-based art
  • Community-based art education
  • Community cultural development
  • Dialogic aesthetics
  • Dialogic art
  • Experimental communities
  • Interventionist art
  • Littoral art
  • New genre public art
  • Participatory art
  • Place-based artmaking
  • Public art
  • Site-specific art
  • Social art
  • Socially engaged art
  • Socially engaged practice
  • Social practice 
  • Social practice art
  • Social practice of art 
  • Relational aesthetics
  • Relational art 
  • Workarts

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Socially engaged art (SEA) practice

The term emerged in the 1970s. SEA encapsulates artistic and arts-based participatory approaches in multiple contexts., which can range from emancipation to well-being, organization development, and social innovations. In different contexts, SEA practices serve various functions and have multiple aims. Frasz and Sidford (2017) from the Helicon collaborative have argued, all SEA practices embrace the idea of being a change agent. The central idea is influencing and instigating social change, through art or artistic processes, in a particular community or, more broadly, in society.