Artbound Wins Best Documentary Feature at the L.A. Press Club Awards


Artbound's episode on the creative economy, "The State of Creativity," received the first place prize in the category "Documentary or Special Program, Feature" at the 8th Annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.

Artbound also took second place in the "Personality Profile" category for our video on "Zorthian Ranch," the "Documentary or Special Program, Short" category for our video "Gallery Tally," the "Personality Profile" category for article "Dwight Yoakam on His Early Cowpunk Years in Los Angeles" by Drew Tewksbury, and the "Entertainment Website" category.

The awards were presented during a gala ceremony at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Dec. 6, 2015. Hosted by The Los Angeles Press Club, the awards recognize journalistic excellence in print, radio, television, and the Internet. See the full list of winners here.


Judge's comments, "The Creative Economy":

"The KCET team exhibited every aspect of a winning documentary: from writing to visuals and editing to a revealing take on its subject. An undeniable accomplishment."



Check out our six-part series that led to the TV debut of our winning documentary:


What Is the Creative Economy?


The creative economy is a vibrant and vital force in Los Angeles. Artbound provides deeper engagement with the Otis Report on the Creative Economy through an editorial series exploring the roots and effects of creativity.



How Arts Education Fuels the Creative Economy


Education, particularly in the arts, will play a pivotal role in preparing students' creative capacities and sustaining a creative economy.




Apparel Design and the Fabric of the Creative Economy


There are more eyes on the L.A. fashion industry than ever before. The industry creates billions of dollars in labor income in L.A. and Orange County.



How Creative Placemaking Plays a Role in the Creative Economy


The concept of "creative placemaking," the integration of a community's artistic and cultural assets in community planning and revitalization, is gaining momentum in places like Boyle Heights.



Southern California's Interconnected Art Ecosystem


With an economic output of $93 million in 2013, L.A. and Orange County's galleries are punching far above their weight when it comes to their economic impact.



How Art, Science, and Technology Interact in Southern California


Over the past few decades, artists and scientists have helped bring focus to the art-science-technology track of Southern California's present creative economy.


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