I’m looking forward to giving the keynote talk, Art, Activism & Organizational Form for the Engaging Artists initiative of the Artist Volunteer Center on Thursday night, June 19th. Engaging Artists encourages local artists to deepen their understanding of socially engaged art through volunteer opportunities and interactive workshops with professionals in the fields of fine art and activism. During this six-week program, participants are required to volunteer at least a half a day per week at a local charitable organization. The theme of the 2014 Engaging Artists program is Homelessness. This summer, the Engaging Artists residency will encourage 15 artists to deepen their understanding of socially engaged art through volunteer opportunities with one of the city’s most vulnerable populations, the homeless.