The Artist as Activist Two-Year• Rauschenberg Fellowship 2017

BIO

The Art and Tolerance executive team have the leadership, organizational, artistic and interpersonal relationship skills to produce and manage this project. Our project understanding allows us to acquire the other experts and services we will need to succeed. With our skill collaboration, we have created a Renaissance Man or polymath; such a person is known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge from the intellectual, social, artistic and physical to solve specific problems. To this, we add a burning desire and unwavering faith that we can accomplish our task.

 

Joyce Steinfeld, Education BFA,  born and raised in the USA. A successful entrepreneur. Past accomplishments; designing and building 3 custom homes and two successful businesses selling advertising specialties and art to wear jewelry. Current enterprise Bronze and Fabricated Steel Sculpture Workshop. She is an international sculptor with Exhibitions and Public art in Israel and the United States.

 

Sonia Dhami, Education M.B.A, born and raised in India. Extensive experience in art & cultural project management. Currently is the Executive Director of the Sikh non-profit Foundation. She is an international designer with projects in India, Canada, and the United States

 

Simcha Moyal, 30 years of Fine Arts experience, born and raised Israel. She is a Curator, Artist Production, Exhibition, and Public Art, expert. She works with different Ethnic and Religious Groups in the Middle East and the United States creating art and cultural exhibitions and events.

 

For detailed resume information, see Staff of Art and Tolerance, uploaded document.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Art and Tolerance were granted its 5013c status in February 2016. It is an outgrowth of my life and artistic career. The 2015 exhibition and book “The Garden of Hebrew and Arabic Letters”, using in sculpture inspirational words like peace, love, wisdom, one. My poem book, “ Sign Posts among the Living Shapes” which is set to my bronze sculpture collection talks about how we travel through life looking for some great secret to give life meaning, only to realize the simplicity of the idea that to be Happy is all that is really needed for fulfillment. I have been involved in the arts from a very young age, but it was not until I merged my spiritual interests and my artistic career that I could make sense of what my life path was. When I look back and connect the dots, creating the nonprofit Art and Tolerance makes perfect sense. Looking forward I want to use my artistic skills to make a difference in this world. We can change, reflecting a more just and tolerant society. Our thoughts create the world that we have now, and when we change the way we think, the world will automatically change.

Joyce Steinfeld

SHORT PROJECT SUMMARY

Albert Einstein said “ We can’t solve problems by using the same thinking we used when we created them. 1% of a group can impact the 99%. Our programs, “Peace and Tolerance Olympics for the Arts”, asks the public to make Art, producing deeper thinking, to explore their core beliefs.

LONG PROJECT SUMMARY

Albert Einstein said “ We can’t solve problems by using the same thinking we used when we created them. Our thoughts and core beliefs created the world we have now, and when these change, the world around us will automatically change. 1% of a group of people can impact the 99%.  The Arts, are powerful communication tools,  they can change humanities thinking. Our programs are “Peace and Tolerance Olympics for the Arts”, asks the general population to make Art on specific themes, producing deeper thinking and understanding, and engaging people to explore their core beliefs. New and fresh ideas that originate from the general population instead of from people of power and prestige. The Olympics program can be run in Schools, Centers, Prisons, and with any group. We connect the separate Olympics with an online community through MOOC programs and other platforms that allow these participants and their audience to communicate with each other, beginning a dialog that addresses problems and promotes discussions. 

 

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc! 

 

Art and Tolerance is a United States based 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our Mission is “Art expressed in a way that promotes Tolerance and Peace”

PROJECT BUDGET

2017 Two Year Budget for Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Two - Year Fellowship

Depending on the Funding we receive in the next two years, we will be able to accelerate the implementation of our projects or keep them at a moderate pace. We are in the process of applying for funding from other sources as well. At the present time we cannot speak to any other resources, so what we are describing below is a description of how we would spend the $100,000.00 that the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation for two years. 

 

Our first task will be to implement the building of our infrastructure. The main part will be a web site that will support a database to list and organize all the art projects made in each “Olympics for the Arts Program”. There will be a crowdfunding portion, where some art projects will go to raise money to produce the work on a larger scale. The third part of this site will be the “MOOC” Massive Open Online Course”, which will be used to facilitate dialog and discussions between the individuals an groups that participate in the “Olympics for the Arts Project”.

 

The following are two youtube video that explains what a MOOC is.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYwTA5RA9eU

 

Two Year Budget

 

We are estimating the cost for the above building of the web site to be approximately $56,0000.00

 

Computer Equipment and web management $30,000.00

 

Monitoring, Learning, Evaluation of our projects $14,000.00

 

At this time, the labor and overhead are being donated by volunteers believing in our mission and are working to make it a reality.

 

As further funding is made available we will have funds to hire personnel, rent office space and provide for other overhead expenses to maintain and run the “Olympics for the Arts Program”. 

WORK SAMPLE 1

A “1% World Peace Project • USA” through our program Peace and Tolerance Olympics for the Arts. We believe that 1% of a group can impact the 99%, and are asking the public to make Art about Peace and Tolerance, allowing for deeper thinking and exploration of core beliefs, of the art makers and their audiences. This movement inspires the general public to make art about peace and tolerance and providing ways for viewing and distribution of these works. This is an example of an art project for this program.

 

“Until the mid-1970s, rehabilitation was a key part of U.S. prison policy. Prisoners were encouraged to develop occupational skills and to resolve psychological problems-

 

Since then, however, rehabilitation has taken a back seat to a "get tough on crime" approach that sees punishment as prison's main function,”

American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug03/rehab.aspxJ 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qaMKsQM8ug

WORK SAMPLE 2

This is a “1% World Peace Project • USA” through our program Peace and Tolerance Olympics for the Arts. We believe that 1% of a group can impact the 99%, and are asking the public to make Art about Peace and Tolerance, allowing for deeper thinking and exploration of core beliefs, of the art makers and their audiences. This movement is about inspiring the general public to make art about peace and tolerance and providing ways for viewing and distribution of these works. This is an example of an art project for this program.

 

The Condition of Female Imprisonment is an artwork by Harriet Wolf. The work deals with female imprisonment based on role models and misogyny. The female figures finished in the white glaze are bent in a defeated, suppliant manner.  Because they have no arms they are unable to care for themselves or build a life.  

 

https://youtu.be/N5VZMDQkmMo

WORK SAMPLE 3

The Garden of Hebrew and Arabic Letters was a sculpture exhibition at the Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem, Israel. The sculptures are made of fabricated steel and have inspirational words like love, peace, love, wisdom and one, represented in Hebrew and Arabic

 

Included in the exhibition was a book with a poem that uses the sculptures as illustrations for the words. The book was written in English and translated into Hebrew and Arabic. A QR code and web site address were provided on a poster that took you to the site where the pdf book could be downloaded for free in each of the languages. The sample of the book is provided in the English version.

 

by Joyce Steinfeld • Sculptor, Artist, and Poet 

PDF of Book - English Version - 

WORK SAMPLE 4

In the book “Art from the Holy Land” I photographed a collection of women’s embroidery on the clothing of the Bedouins. The embroidery became the skin for the sculpture shapes and words in Hebrew, Arabic and English, and my modern interpretation of the textures and beauty of these embroidery artifacts. Some of the artifacts are bodices of wedding dresses that have long since disappeared. From close inspection of the bodices, it appears to be an artwork passed down from one generation to the next, with each one adding parts to enrich it. There seems to be layered aging of the work, where one can tell it was not completed all at one time. The full wedding dresses appear to have the original bodices, but the sleeves and bottom of the dress are modern reproductions of what they must have been like when they were complete in a dress.

 

by Joyce Steinfeld • Sculptor, Artist, and Poet 

PDF BooK

WORK SAMPLE 5

This is a “1% World Peace Project • USA” through our program Peace and Tolerance Olympics for the Arts. We believe that 1% of a group can impact the 99%, and are asking the public to make Art about Peace and Tolerance, allowing for deeper thinking and exploration of core beliefs, of the art makers and their audiences. This movement is about inspiring the general public to make art about peace and tolerance and providing ways for viewing and distribution of these works. This is an example of an art project for this program.

 

Babies are not born racist. Racism is learned. The sculpture “A New Way for a New Generation”, presents the trapped babies inside of the ball which is symbolic for the stifling effect of racist thinking on the new generation, nevertheless, there is a path for a better future and finding ways to educate humanity.

 

Artist • Simcha Moyal

 

https://youtu.be/K74O0fk9c70

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