Cultural Politics
Behind-the-scenes of galleries and museums, a lot happens to get artwork from an artist studio to the gallery wall. Arts administrators and curators negotiate the complexities of bringing artwork to the public. Whether it is through public awareness campaigns or partnerships with governmental organizations, or battles over ownership, this space explores what happens behind closed doors in the art industry. We explore funding bubbles and cultural deserts, and investigate who gets access to art, and why.
On the Boardwalk: Jeanne van Heeswijk's Public Faculty 8
On the Boardwalk: Jeanne van Heeswijk's Public Faculty 8
Jeanne van Heeswijk's work engages places where market-driven "regeneration" is displacing resident populations, focusing on the gentrification of Hollywood.
Incendiary Traces: Artists, Surveillance and Patrol at the Border
Incendiary Traces: Artists, Surveillance and Patrol at the Border
Incendiary Traces visited the Mexico/U.S. Border to view the border from the perspective of U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Can Creative Practice Gentrify Creative Practice?
Can Creative Practice Gentrify Creative Practice?
Those involved in the growth of the artistic, cycling, and sharing culture of Los Angeles since 2009 reflect on the success of these respective movements.
Meaningful Connection: Education Equity and Arts in L.A.
Meaningful Connection: Education Equity and Arts in L.A.
Speakers working in education shed light on the complex case of providing every child equal access to quality education for a session at MOCA hosted by Arts for LA.
Crossing the Line: A History of Medical Inspection at the Border
Crossing the Line: A History of Medical Inspection at the Border
In the early 1900s, medical inspection and photographic documentation ushered in a new set of surveillance procedures for state oversight at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Danielle Brazell Nominated to Lead Department of Cultural Affairs
Danielle Brazell Nominated to Lead Department of Cultural Affairs
Danielle Brazell was recently nominated to be the next head of L.A.'s Department of Cultural Affairs. In 2013, she spoke with Artbound about her work with Arts for LA and the influential role of arts and culture in Los Angeles.
The Legacy of Zev Yaroslavsky
The Legacy of Zev Yaroslavsky
Twenty-years after taking office, L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavky reflects on the region's booming arts infrastructure and the future of arts education.
Celebrating Visibility: The Los Angeles Poverty Department Walks The Talk
Celebrating Visibility: The Los Angeles Poverty Department Walks The Talk
The Walk the Talk parade is a biennial celebration led by the L.A. Poverty Department (LAPD), a 30 year-old performance collective devoted to giving voice to Skid Row residents.
Bringing Healthy Food Alternatives to Boyle Heights
Bringing Healthy Food Alternatives to Boyle Heights
Poor diet and lack of physical activity in Boyle Heights are made possible by barriers to health in the L.A. neighborhood.
Herb Alpert: Musician and Champion of the Arts
Herb Alpert: Musician and Champion of the Arts
The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, launched by famed trumpet player Herb Alpert and his wife Lani, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To date, it has given over $6 million in grants.
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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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