Jennifer Calkins

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CAF awarded author, attorney, and biologist Jennifer Calkins a grant for her collaborative project engaging with the extinction crisis: “Delisted 2023.” Forty-eight artists (see below) have engaged with the more than thirty species—such as the Mariana mallard, the Guam broadbill, the Santa Barbara song sparrow, and the Eastern puma—that the U.S. government removed, or proposed to remove, from coverage under the Endangered Species Act because they are extinct. These artists have created (or are in the process of creating) art to help the public connect to these species through visual, performance, and media art and workshops. The work will be compiled in a book to be published in 2025 by The 3rd Thing Press. The artists are: