About
Artbound: Southern California Cultural Journalism
With over fifty columnists and cultural critics in 11 counties of Southern California, Artbound is scanning the region, providing seeds of engagement through articles, videos, projects and partners, who are narrating the cultural stories of our region.


In our new media saturated environment, the critical issue for the arts is not just one of analysis but also distribution; that is why we've created a platform where you can become a participant in the re-telling or creation of a story. By selecting articles that will be turned into short-format documentaries and TV episodes, Artbound audiences become programmers, curators and critics, helping us determine what is current and viable in the cultural landscape of our time.

The production of culture now involves a web of interconnected variables that come together to articulate a story. We use social spaces to post, share and comment on photos, clips, songs, location-based check-ins and videos, all of which come together to create a multi-linear narrative of who we are as people, as a group and as a society.

The role of Artbound is not just to record, report and broadcast the cultural stories of our time and our region; our aim is to create mechanisms--be it partnerships, projects or online tools--through which audiences can take direct action in the creation of a common narrative.

Awards

Artbound has earned numerous awards for our coverage of Southern California's unique narrative of arts and culture, including several Southern California Journalism Awards, several National Entertainment Journalism Awards and a Golden Mike Award. We were proudly named a Webby Award Official Honoree and voted "Best Arts & Culture Site" by L.A. Weekly. Artbound's hour-long documentary "Invisible Cities: An Opera for Headphones" was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2014.

CREDITS


Executive Producer
JUAN DEVIS

Managing Editor
DREW TEWKSBURY

Producer + Production Supervisor
MATTHEW CROTTY

Video Production
BCURIOUS PRODUCTIONS
JORIS DEBEIJ
MARIELLE NOBLE
NICHE L.A. VIDEO ART
THE DIRECTORS BUREAU
TILAPIA FILM

Creative Director
JUSTIN CRAM

Production Manager
JOE KEANEY
KAREN MANCIA

Web Development
JASON BAZALAR
MELISSA DEMUND

Associate Producers
DANIEL MEDINA

Editorial Assistant
MELODY SOTO

Web Video Editor
DAN LEONARD

Project Development
CORBETT BARKLIE


ARTBOUND is partially funded by The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the
Department of Cultural Affairs
, City of Los Angeles, Boeing, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Cal Humanities, and the California Endowment.

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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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