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Artbound: Cultural Journalism

Artbound explores and illuminates the cultural issues of our times, providing critical in-depth analysis of how the arts and culture affects our society. Through one-hour documentaries and an expanded digital footprint, Artbound investigates the role that creative industries have in shaping the future of our region and the nation.

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:

68th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards: Feature Segment: "The Star Apartments"

68th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards: Arts category: "Borderlands"

Golden Mike Awards® 2016: Best News Videography of a Feature Story, Series or Special: "Noah Purifoy's Desert Art Museum"

66th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards: Entertainment Programming for "Invisible Cities: An Opera For Headphones"

LA Press Club, 7th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards 2014: 1st Place Award for "Best Use of Social Media"

LA Press Club, 7th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards 2014: 1st Place Award for "Documentary or Special Program, Short" for Mexicali Rose.

LA Press Club, 6th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards 2013: 1st Place Award for "Documentary or Special Program, Feature" for Season 2, Episode 2.

LA Press Club, 5th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards 2012: 1st Place Award for "Documentary or Special Program, Short" for Date Farmers: Desert Detritus Becomes Chicano Pop Art.

63rd Annual Golden Mike Awards 2013: "Best Entertainment Reporting" for Artbound Episode 1; "Best Internet News Reporting" for Date Farmers: Desert Detritus Becomes Chicano Pop Art.

LA Weekly Web Awards 2012: "Best Arts and Culture Website"

 

Credits:

Executive Producer
JUAN DEVIS

Producer + Director of Production
MATTHEW CROTTY

Video Production
BCURIOUS PRODUCTIONS

CHRISTINE YUAN
DIGNICRAFT FILM & ART
HALF CUT TEA
JORIS DEBEIJ
JOSH LIPTON
LANCE DRAKE
MARIELLE NOBLE
NICHE L.A. VIDEO ART
STEPHEN PAGANO
TILAPIA FILM

Editor/Associate Producer
MELODY SOTO

Associate Producer
ZOE MONTANO

Web Video Editor
DAN LEONARD

Production Manager
KATHY KASABA

Web Development
JASON BAZALAR

Project Development
CORBETT BARKLIE
LAILA BRENNER


ARTBOUND is partially funded by the James Irvine Foundation, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the ArtsBoeing, the California Arts Council, the Department of Cultural AffairsCal Humanities, the California Endowment, and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.