Amy Balkin's work involves land and the geopolitical relationships that frame it. Her solo and collaborative projects consider legal borders and systems, environmental justice, and the allocation of common-pool resources.
Sue Bell Yank organizes, educates, enacts, reads and writes about social practice in contemporary art. She works on the Watts House Project and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, among various other independent endeavors.
Jesikah Maria Ross is a media artist who facilitates collaborative projects that help residents identify issues and advocate solutions for the places they live. For the past 20 she has worked with schools, non-governmental organizations, and public media stations to create storytelling projects that generate civic participation, public dialogue, and community change. She is the founding director of the UC Davis Art of Regional Change (ARC) a university-community engagement initiative that brings students, scholars, and artists together with community-based organizations to produce place-based storytelling projects that catalyze social change.
Grant Kester is a Professor of Art History in the Visual Arts department at the University of California at San Diego. His publications include Art, Activism and Oppositionality: Essays from Afterimage (Duke University Press, 1998), Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art (University of California Press, 2004) and The One and the Many: Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context (Duke University Press, 2011). He is currently completing work on the book Collective Situations: Readings in Contemporary Latin American Art 1995-2010, co-edited with Bill Kelley.
Janeil Engelstad is an artist, curator, educator and producer. In 2010 Engelstad founded Make Art With Purpose (MAP) an organization and virtual resource center for creative projects that are shaping and transforming our world in positive ways. She is a member of SPARC's Working Group on the Ethics of Social Practice.
Harrell Fletcher is an associated professor of art at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches about Social Practice in the Arts. He has exhibited at SF MoMA, the Whitney, the Yerba Buena Museum, the Hammer Museum, the New Museum among many other venues internationally.
Daniel works with video, installation, audio, and web-based media to explore issues of social justice, especially relating to imprisionment in America. She is professor in Film and Digital Media at UCSC, a member of SPARC's Faculty Board, and a member of SPARC's Working Group on the Ethics of Social Practice.
Lee Montgomery is an Assistant Professor of Electronic Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico where he has serves as the Director of the International Collaborative Arts Program (formerly International Social Practice Program).
Jahn is a media artist, author, and editor. She is a member of SPARC's Working Group on the Ethics of Social Practice.
Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, a founding member of two artists’ collectives Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988), and REPOhistory (1989-2000).
John D. Spiak, Director/Chief Curator of the Grand Central Art Center and Artist in Residency Initiative, has a curatorial emphasis on contemporary art and society, with focus on artists working in social practice and video.