Resources on Justice – Amber Ginsburg

Open Engagement has invited a group of contributors to make this year’s blog into a timely resource for organizing, moving forward and thinking creatively during particularly unjust times. In light of our current reality and to align with this year’s conference theme of JUSTICE these blog posts will feature strategies, testimonies, literature, art and instructions […]


Resources on Justice – Marisa Jahn

Open Engagement has invited a group of contributors to make this year’s blog into a timely resource for organizing, moving forward and thinking creatively during particularly unjust times. In light of our current reality and to align with this year’s conference theme of JUSTICE these blog posts will feature strategies, testimonies, literature, art and instructions […]


Resources on Justice

Open Engagement has invited a group of contributors to make this year’s blog into a timely resource for organizing, moving forward and thinking creatively during particularly unjust times. In light of our current reality and to align with this year’s conference theme of JUSTICE these blog posts will feature strategies, testimonies, literature, art and instructions […]


Let’s continue to make magic together – Registration for OE 2017 is open!

Dearest friend of Open Engagement, While the conference might look polished, well funded, and fully staffed, the reality is that the conference does not even have one dedicated full-time staff member, and our operating budget is 1/3 that of convenings a fraction of our size. The primary team of OE is only four people. With […]


WE ARE OPEN – 2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

CALLING ALL local, national, and international artists, activists, academics, cultural producers, administrators, curators, educators, writers, thinkers, doers, and makers of all ages with a vested interest in art and social practice. We are currently accepting proposals for Open Engagement 2017 –– Justice through our FREE call.Open Engagement (OE) is the largest artist-led conference dedicated to […]


OE Perspectives: J. Soto & Anthony Romero

In an effort to further the conversations that occurred during the conference and share with a wider audience, we are initiating the platform OE Perspectives—first person reflections on OE 2016 provided from a select number of entrusted colleagues and friends of OE. LATINX Dialogue: Open Engagement 2016 Anthony Romero: Perhaps we can begin by outlining some […]


OE Perspectives: Pedro Lasch

In an effort to further the conversations that occurred during the conference and share with a wider audience, we are initiating the platform OE Perspectives—first person reflections on OE 2016 provided from a select number of entrusted colleagues and friends of OE. Collective Art Research and its Sharing Across Platforms A Report by Pedro Lasch for 2016 […]


OE Perspectives: Dana Bassett

In an effort to further the conversations that occurred during the conference and share with a wider audience, we are initiating the platform OE Perspectives—first person reflections on OE 2016 provided from a select number of entrusted colleagues and friends of OE. It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of […]


OE 2016 Media Roundup

Below is a list of media coverage and responses to Open Engagement – Oakland, 2016.   East Bay Express – Art Off the Walls: A Guide to Open Engagement Temporary Art Review – The Aguilar Family on Open Engagement 2014 Berkeley Center for New Media – Shannon Jackson in Open Engagement Temporary Art Review – […]


An Open Letter on Open Engagement 2016 from Jen Delos Reyes

Chicago, IL May 14, 2016 Distant friends, I woke up at 3:00 am this morning with the dream that we could write each other beautiful, thoughtful letters in which we share our thoughts, open up dialogue, and support one another. There is a way we can talk to each other here that is different than […]