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Artbound

State of Creativity: Southern California's Interconnected Art Ecosystem

In partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, Artbound explores the latest Otis Report on the Creative Economy with online articles and video segments culminating in a broadcast special airing on KCET

Most of the complicated work of galleries happens behind the scenes. The arrival of new nodes in L.A.'s complex and interconnected art ecosystem is spurred by an overheated and competitive marketplace. In fact, it's the fluidity of L.A.'s art scene that continues to attract artists to the city. The city has historically lured artists here with promises of cheap real estate, good light, and open spaces. The stereotype of Los Angeles as a site for creative experimentation still rings true.


The 2014 Otis Report is available for download online at Otis' website. View it here.

Read previous installments of our "State of Creativity" Series:

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.

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.

Artbound Special Episode "State of Creativity"
A special episode on the Otis Report on the Creative Economy.

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