Community Arts
Arts weaves the fabric of a community. Through workshops, education initiatives, and community projects, art creates the connective tissue of a neighborhood. It inspires dialogue and builds bridges of understanding between cultures. Arts education sows the seeds of knowledge in the youth, later gestating into a worldview that leads to an enriched, enlightened lives. Community projects make art of, and for, the people.
Thank You for Coming: Building Community with Art and Food
Thank You for Coming: Building Community with Art and Food
Thank You for Coming is a restaurant that is also an artist residency space that encompasses the worlds of sustainable farming, cooperative living, community-based activism, fine art, and design.
Fallen Fruit and the 'Thin End of the Wedge'
Fallen Fruit and the 'Thin End of the Wedge'
Janet Owen Driggs reports on "The Del Aire Fruit Park," the first public fruit park in the state.
Getting sm(ART) in San Luis Obispo
Getting sm(ART) in San Luis Obispo
Operating in its own little niche, the sm(ART) Studio was founded to blend art, crafting, and sustainability to support the therapeutic programs of a San Luis Obispo County nonprofit.
Uncovering the Hidden Treasures of the LAUSD Archives
Uncovering the Hidden Treasures of the LAUSD Archives
The Los Angeles Unified School District Art and Archive Collection houses precious works of art and artifacts that were gifted over the span of 150 years.
Reports on the Ventura Art Scene Spark Discussion of Regional Arts Advocacy Strategy
Reports on the Ventura Art Scene Spark Discussion of Regional Arts Advocacy Strategy
Tracy Hudak analyzes reports from the Ventura County Community Foundation and the "Local Arts Index" by national organization, Americans for the Arts. The research offers data measuring the health and vitality of the arts in Ventura County.
Las Cafeteras: Crossing Genres to Become Agents of Change
Las Cafeteras: Crossing Genres to Become Agents of Change
The group Las Cafeteras was born from the Mexican folk music tradition of Son Jarocho. They explore the power of music to build and tell stories from their community.
reFRAME: Watts Village Theater Company
reFRAME: Watts Village Theater Company
The Watts Village Theater Company, the only arts organization that regularly produces live theater in Watts, speaks to the greater L.A. and U.S. community through themes shaped by the Watts experience.
Drawing Lines and Planting Gardens at the Border
Drawing Lines and Planting Gardens at the Border
On Saturday, Nov. 17, a few events will take place at Border Field State Park in San Diego that will call attention to the militarization of the US/Mexico border.
How Can Artists and the Eastside Generate Change Together?
How Can Artists and the Eastside Generate Change Together?
Elizabeth Blaney and Dont Rhine of the collective Ultra-red engage with activist organizations in L.A. to see how artists can work with communities to create change.
Do We Need Artists in Art Museums?
Do We Need Artists in Art Museums?
Asuka Hisa and Olga Koumoundouras discuss their collaboration on the Wall Works project entitled CART -- What Do We Need to Get By and How Do We Get There.
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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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