Contacts of Artist Groups in Los Angeles

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Visual Artist Networks: LA

Key Takeaways

  • The Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) was founded in 1925 to create a network that provides emerging artists with "opportunities, resources, services and exhibition venues."
  • Arts For LA is a member organization that provides resources and shares information among artists in Los Angeles and is supported by "Bloomberg Philanthropies, Louis L. Borick Foundation, Classical 91.5 KUSC, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Rosenthal Family Foundation, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Weingart Foundation."
  • Side Street Projects is a community program that works to connect artists of all ages to opportunities in the community. While the organization works with children, they do have specific programs centered around adult artists.

Introduction

  • Ten Los Angeles visual artists networks include Common Field, Los Angeles Art Association, Arts For LA, LA Artcore, Side Street Projects, Art Share LA, Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles County Arts & Culture, Arts Council For Long Beach, and Pasadena Society of Artists. Details of each network have been provided below.

Common Field

Los Angeles Art Association

Arts For LA

  • Arts For LA is a member organization that provides resources and shares information among artists in Los Angeles and is supported by "Bloomberg Philanthropies, Louis L. Borick Foundation, Classical 91.5 KUSC, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Rosenthal Family Foundation, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Weingart Foundation."
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LA Artcore

  • LA Artcore is a community program that promotes and organizes exhibitions both locally and internationally with a focus on visual arts and cultural landscape.
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Side Street Projects

  • Side Street Projects is a community program that works to connect artists of all ages to opportunities in the community. While the organization works with children, they do have specific programs centered around adult artists.
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Art Share LA

Brewery Artwalk

  • The Brewery Artwalk is an organization that houses and exhibits visual artists for two mass events per year as well as providing connections for artists to the community. The company's mission is to "produce, organize and facilitate the recurring biannual event known as the Brewery Artwalk."
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Los Angeles County Arts & Culture

  • The Los Angeles County Arts & Culture offers "leadership, services, and support in areas including grants and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations, countywide arts education initiatives, commissioning and care for civic art collections, research and evaluation, access to creative pathways, professional development, free community programs, and cross-sector creative strategies that address civic issues."
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Arts Council For Long Beach

Pasadena Society of Artists

Research Strategy

For this research on visual artists' networks in Los Angeles, we leveraged the most reputable sources of information that were available in the public domain, including Council For Art Education, Arts For LA, Culture LA, LAAA, and more.
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