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Actual Size Los Angeles is an artist-run gallery located in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Through collaboration with established and emerging artists, Actual Size encourages situations that activate the exhibition and engage the public. Opened in April 2010, Actual Size has organized over 40 exhibitions/curatorial interventions and has worked with over 100 artists. Projects curated by Actual Size have been […]

Altadena Arts is dedicated to celebrating artists of color, women, and artists with disabilities through the creation, production, and presentation of public artworks and arts education programs that are accessible and inclusive at Charles White Park in Altadena.

Ammunition Theatre Company is an ensemble whose mission is to embolden underrepresented voices through original work and re-imagine classics while reflecting and inspiring the world around us.

Based in Pasadena since 2016, And/Or Gallery specializes in the exhibition of new media, computational, and internet art. The gallery originally operated in Dallas, Texas from 2006 to 2009 and is regarded as one of the first galleries in U.S. to possess the vision and the expertise to exhibit work created with the internet and […]

Aperture Duo curates fearless programs that explore new sounds, voices, and techniques through the lens of violin and viola chamber music. Lauded for their “precision and interpretation” along with their “distinct sense of unity and independence” (icareifyoulisten.com), Los Angeles-based Aperture Duo was founded in 2015 by violinist Adrianne Pope and violist Linnea Powell. Equally at […]

ARKHIPOV is a 75-minute chamber opera to be composed by Peter Knell with a libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann.  The opera centers on Vasili Arkhipov, whose unsung heroism is all that stood between humanity’s existence and annihilation. The proposed opera tells the story of the events leading up to the fulcrum of the Cuban Missile Crisis—a […]

Art Time Presents creates original endeavors written and produced by female and non-binary artists. Art Time Presents produces new musical theater, plays, sketch, improv, comics, music, visual art, and other mediums that promote marginalized voices. We are an incubator of new work produced by the company and also a home for female and non-binary artists […]

The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BADWest) is a professional organization providing people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media the opportunity to network professionally, share resources, exchange ideas and meet socially in order to enhance the development, production, promotion and exhibition of documentaries. BADWest also advocates the recognition and […]

Founded in 2012, Bed & Breakfast is a curatorial platform and alternative exhibition space that exists within a personal residence, specifically the bedroom. Through hosting exhibitions, installations, performances, happenings and meals, Bed & Breakfast seeks to blur the line between public and private through a commitment to social interaction as a means to nurture community […]

The Betye Saar Catalogue Raisonné Project is an ongoing commitment to documenting the artistic practice of Los Angeles artist Betye Saar. The result of this extensive project will be a scholarly publication documenting the artist’s archives and oeuvre of assemblage, collage, installations, prints and drawings, and will include a comprehensive overview of Saar’s artwork, exhibition […]

Big City Forum, founded in 2008, is an interdisciplinary, conversation based, curatorial research project that explores the intersection between design-based creative disciplines within the context of public space, the built environment, and social change. BCF produces events in partnership with institutions such as the Skirball Cultural Center, Armory Center for the Arts, Otis Art Institute, […]

BIRDS IN THE MOON is a traveling chamber opera staged in a mobile state of the art, self-contained, shipping container – a theatrical magic moving box. The storyline for BIRDS is loosely based on the eccentric theory by 17th Century scientist Charles Morton, who hypothesized that birds migrate to the moon. According to Morton, birds […]

BLKPAPER.com is a site harnessing the voices, expressions and depictions of rage and hope by black artists, photographers and graphic designers. It is a DIY arts x racial justice campaign with work designed for activists, organizers and protesters seeking justice in the streets and in their communities to fight systemic white supremacy, and demand criminal […]

The Bombshelltoe Arts x Policy Collective gathers policy experts, scientists, community members, and artists together to produce creative projects illuminating the ways nuclear policy impact everyday lives. Conceived in 2013, Bombshelltoe challenges the assumption that foreign policy – particularly those dealing with nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament – are irrelevant and inaccessible to the […]

Bone Woman – The Play is a meditation on our vulnerabilities and on our mortality, but also on the life-affirming power of the human heart. The stories in Bone Woman come from folk tales from around the world, but with the universal truth that when stripped of our specific cultural stories, we are all but […]

Border Ecologies is a transmedia project that reconsiders the US-Mexico border. The project centers around the “100-mile zone” that rings the United States, allowing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to operate within it, suspending constitutional rights. Focusing on key sites in California that represent this zone, the project will highlight that the border is not […]

BoxoPROJECTS is a multi-program arts initiative based in Joshua Tree, California, dedicated to exploring contemporary art at the new frontier. BoxoPROJECTS is interested in the role of art and artists in creating community and in the power of art to shape the destiny of communities. We offer facilitated artist residencies and related programming at BoxoHOUSE […]

CALLED UP: The Emmett Ashford Story, is a one-hour documentary being produced by the filmmaking team of Raymond Bell and Doug Harris (Five Bellz Entertainment and Doug Harris Media). Bell is an Emmy Award winning producer for CBS Los Angeles with over 30 years of experience in the television industry. Doug Harris is an acclaimed […]

Community Art Machine improves communities with art and hard work through two programs: Machine Community Art Studio and the C.U.T.S Crew. Machine Community Art Studio invites the public to create and view art at the studio in San Pedro seven days a week. The studio also hosts various free events including movie screenings, art contests and […]

An Exhibition Organized by Jay Belloli Dr. Randii R. Wessen, JPL, Science Advisor Since the dawn of the space age in 1958, there has been a revolution in our understanding of our planet because of what we have learned from space. Beginning with early weather satellites and NASA’s human space program, we have come to […]

ECHO runs a music enrichment program in South Los Angeles, Pico Union and Pasadena. We seek to close music opportunity gaps for low-income communities and underrepresented groups.  ECHO started as an after-school pop chorus that was featured on NBC news. We provide vocal and piano lessons to youth and prepare them for performances. Our students […]

Founded in 2014, Epicenter Projects has served as a nomadic residency and exhibition platform for artists working in experimental, time-based and site-responsive modes of production. Working with a roster of regional and international artists, Epicenter Projects has generated an output of innovative works alongside the San Andreas fault, using the existential framework of the shifting […]

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Fallen Fruit began in Los Angeles with creating maps of public fruit: the fruit trees growing on or over public property.   Fallen Fruit uses cartography and geography as an indexical platform to generate serialized […]

Music & Arts ReSound (M.A.R.S.) is an interdisciplinary festival that highlights new music, applied arts and independent film, with the target of creating platforms for internationally established musicians and artists to promote their work and open new perspectives on seeing music through cross-artistic pairings. These platforms welcome voices from outside the arts, featuring esteemed voices […]

Friends of the Rialto is committed to the preservation, restoration and potential operation of the Rialto Theatre as a multi-use venue serving South Pasadena and the surrounding area. The group is made up of architectural historians, theater and music industry professionals, and local community members, all sharing the goal of reopening the Rialto Theatre as an […]

Good Trouble Makers are artist-agitators based in Los Angeles and working internationally. Inspired by the words of John Lewis, we are committed to making; making art, making room, making change, making good trouble. Good Trouble Makers do serious work, without taking ourselves too seriously. We are a genre expanding, practice-driven collaborative that is perpetually investigating […]

HOCKET is one of today’s most exciting chamber music groups. Brought together by their love of chamber music and simple joy of playing together, members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff are committed to bringing contemporary, two piano and piano four hands music to a wider audience. Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff are both pianist-composers dedicated […]

HomeFront Rising improves the lives of veterans through the arts, and fosters business, social and creative relationships between veterans and non-veterans. As such, we not only help veterans, but harness their skills for the greater good. Our Veterans Community Theater workshop trains veterans to work as stage managers in Los Angeles theaters. Our Mentors program […]

homeLA brings dance process to interior space. homeLA provides a platform for independent dance makers and body-based artists to develop new works in conversation with residents, co-artists, and guests in various neighborhoods throughout the city. homeLA artists work in a collective mode during a dedicated rehearsal period to form one-of-a-kind performances in response to the architecture and ethos of a […]

The purpose of The Industry Youth Dance Theatre is to inspire, educate, and support young dancers by performing in an annual, full length contemporary ballet production. We aspire to build and maintain an organization focused on raising funds to produce this pre-professional ballet. Our mission is to provide young dancers ages 5-18 the opportunity and […]

John Williams is a living legend in the field of music today. His influence can be felt throughout chamber, film and concert music. 20 years ago John composed his concerto for trumpet which was originally written for Michael Sachs and the Cleveland orchestra. Unfortunately, this recording was never released and it is the goal through this […]

JT Lab is a creative partner of the National Park Service. We employ the skills of artists and designers to work closely with NPS in our shared mission of protecting and facilitating access to the national parks and national park resources. JT Lab does this by means of providing creative assistance to park sites, generating and […]

Karma Compass is a pluralist Content Development Specialist organization designed to create and provide meaningful paid work for our community members through our entity and through various collaborative projects. Karma Compass mentors, supports and pays emerging artists, filmmakers, writers and youth 10-18 to create new and relevant content for the society we envision; supports artist […]

Kewa Civic Concerts presents free and low-cost admission concerts for the community and for those who cannot get out to hear concerts. The group is currently presenting subsidized professional music performances in pediatric hospitals and has curated the Free Admission Glendale Noon concerts, which presents twenty-four subsidized concerts a year to the public.

KNOWLEDGES is an artist-organized curatorial initiative into the expanded field. KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory features site-oriented art installations and performances at the historic astronomical observatory June 3 & 4, 2017. The 2017 exhibition is curated by KNOWLEDGES founding director Christina Ondrus, with additional programming curated by John Hogan, Ian James, Gabie Strong, and Brica […]

The L.A. Zine Fest (LAZF) is, at its core, an opportunity for So-Cal zinesters—makers of self-published magazines— to come together en masse and meet and exchange ideas with people from all over the country. The Fest itself is an annual event organized by a collective of zine-enthusiasts dedicated to promoting zine culture as a means to connect communities in Los Angeles […]

The purpose of the L.A. Art Workers Relief Fund is to raise $500,000 in donations to be distributed equally to 500 workers in arts and cultural industries who are unable to meet their financial obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LAND AND SEA is a small press based in Oakland California run by Maria Otero and Chris Duncan. LAND AND SEA began during the final days of 2009 and have consistently been publishing small editions of books and records by artists from the bay area and beyond. Under the same moniker, Chris and Maria organize […]

Landmarks of Art Initiative is dedicated to the creation of place-based site-specific works, exhibitions, and education. Specifically, the initial funds will go towards creating a large scale art project called “The Compass” in the deserts east of San Diego County. Land will be secured for this project and 8 full scale boats will be placed […]

Light on Shadow is developing “Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile”, a cinematic and musical portrait of one of the twentieth century’s iconic musicians and composers. Through Schnabel’s music (performed at a major commemorative concert in Berlin by pianist Markus Pawlik, singer Dietrich Henschel, and the Szymanowski String Quartet) and letters (read by the eminent actor Udo Samel), […]

New plays aren’t scary.  Little Candle creates new, intelligent, story-centered theatre for both the hesitant and enthusiastic audience member.

Lollieworks under the direction of Lindsey Lollie is a platform for the development of contemporary dance works, collaboration and teaching.  The main project for 2020 includes the Los Angeles premier of Wind Down, an evening length dance piece in its second year in process.  Wind Down is a piece that integrates wind, bodies and live sound, […]

The Long Beach Youth Chorus was founded with the goal of becoming the premiere children/youth chorus in Long Beach, with performing opportunities with other L.B. organizations such as the Long Beach Symphony, Long Beach Chorale and Long Beach Camerata. For the 2018-19 season, the chorus is open to singers in grades 6-12. Tuition for the […]

Los Angeles Artist Census addresses the lack of knowledge of the life of working artists in Los Angeles. Part research project, part public art—this project involves collecting basic financial data on LA-based artists to gain a better understanding of need versus resources-available to artists in the city. Modeled after the US Census Bureau’s American Community […]

Lot 2001 is a short-term artist retreat located in an industrial neighborhood on the Eastside of Los Angeles. Inspired by artist friends who can no longer afford to live in LA, Lot 2001 provides cost–free temporary accommodations for visual artists, writers and performers who have an urgent need. Curated by multi-disciplinary artist Margie Schnibbe, Lot 2001 […]

The Love House originated from artist Alexandra Grant’s collaborative proposal to transform the Johnson family home on E. 107th Street in Watts, California, into a living artwork that blends public and private spaces across the street from the Watts Towers monument. Originally created under the invitation of Watts House Project in 2008, the Love House […]

MAIDEN LA is a radically inclusive and expansive county-wide survey of art happenings that considers Los Angeles as a platform for generative discourse and creative exchange. An egalitarian program aimed at dissolving hierarchies, MAIDEN LA accepts all projects submitted and gives participating artists total autonomy in the presentation of their work. By being 100% inclusive, […]

MILLER || PHELPS is the guitar and percussion duo of Alexander Elliott Miller and Benjamin Phelps.  Their mission is to promote the creation of new music for this ensemble through commissioning composers, sound artists and other music creators, and the performance and recording of these works.

The Mojave Project is an experimental transmedia documentary by Kim Stringfellow exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert. The Mojave Project reconsiders and establishes multiple ways in which to interpret this unique and complex landscape, through association and connection of seemingly unrelated sites, themes, and subjects thus creating a speculative and immersive experience for […]

Monte Vista Projects is an artist-run space based in Highland Park. Through exhibitions, lectures, events and performances, MVP has served as a space to share ideas and cultivate exhibitions articulated in experiments and play. We also encourage forms which break entirely from these existent threads.

The Moveable Theatre Company presents quality theatrical performances in locations that are not necessarily theaters and uses the perfrmances to raise funds for worthy charitable causes.

Mount Lowe Chamber Players connects professional musicians residing in Altadena and surrounding areas with the community of Altadena by presenting free public chamber music concerts at the Altadena Public Library and other local venues, and by including students from the local public schools as performers on selected programs.

My Golem is a multi-faceted art project created by Los Angeles-based visual artist Julie Weitz. The project centers on her embodiment and portrayal of a futuristic folkloric humanoid, named My Golem. The character was created in 2017 for a series of Instagram videos that responded to rising antisemitism; since that time, the project evolved through […]

The Ngoma Sema (drum talk) project, is committed to providing quality training in African music and an in depth knowledge in cultural affairs; a perfect opportunity for participants to have a hands on experience into the foundational principles and structures of African folk rhythm,song and traditional cultural symbolism. Participants will experience that; African drumming,song and […]

The Nonsemble is a collective of creatives that curate live events, promote and present established and emerging talent from across the country and around the globe. Our vision is an international community, brought together by America’s native musical tongue – Jazz Music and all her relatives – as found, filtered and reflected by the new and […]

Now Be Here amplifies, connects and establishes a support network of artists and allies of artists. While there is a wealth of resources available for artists in the LA region, the decentralized nature of the metropolis creates isolated creative communities in independent, separate social/industry spaces. In efforts to address this problem, the Initiative seeks to […]

Science is a creative—even artistic—process. The Palomar Observatory Book is about the pioneering men and women who almost single-handedly laid the foundations of modern astrophysics and jump-started the rise of world-class science and technology in southern California.  Yet, the bulk of those exquisite discoveries are buried in technical journals.  The Project’s intent is multifold: to […]

Pasadena Opera is committed to revolutionizing the presentation and perception of opera. They provide theatre experiences that are contemporary and relevant to all members of the community while maintaining standards of the highest artistic excellence. Pasadena Opera strives to entertain and delight their audiences in a comfortable, accessible environment.  

PasadenaPhotographyArts is dedicated to the promotion of photographic arts in the Pasadena environs; encouraging and supporting established and emerging fine art, documentary and conceptual photographers through promotion, exhibitions, publications and educational programs.

People’s Pottery Project (PPP) is an artist-driven initiative whose mission is to empower formerly-incarcerated women, trans, and nonbinary individuals and their communities through the arts. As artists, we believe that access to the arts is empowering not only creatively, but also politically, socially, and economically. PPP is organized as a collectively-owned ceramics business that trains, […]

Pieces of Eight was formed by singers who love both chamber music and opera. When people think of singers, they often think of someone singing by themselves, or perhaps by themselves with “backup singers”, or in a large chorus. But for those with a taste for works such as string quartets and piano trios, there […]

The Portraits of the Fallen Memorial has a mission to tell the story of those who serve our country, with the painting of the California Fallen from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Each soldier is matched with a professional artist, who creates a portrait in the medium of his or her choice. The long-range […]

Public Matters is a Los Angeles-based, award-winning social enterprise. We design and implement long-term, place-based, socially engaged art, media, education, and civic engagement projects that advance social change. Our team—made up of artists, educators, media professionals, cultural planners, and Fellows—works on projects across disciplinary boundaries to build social, creative, economic, and civic capital in communities. […]

QiPO is a team of international curators, artists and cultural producers, who have joined forces to realize exhibitions, events and various arts related projects around the world with the purpose of promoting dialogue and social engagement.

Queer Artist Dinner (QAD) was created in 2017 to bring together Los Angeles-based LGBTQ artists for a meal and conversation. The evening’s objective was simple, to create a space for queer artists to meet as peers outside of an exhibition opening and without the presence of curators, gallerists, and collectors. Situated within an intergenerational and […]

Queerfest is a rich map of published addresses of active LGBTQ bars, nightclubs, organizations, etc.in Los Angeles from 1871 – today.

RARARA is the umbrella project for Edgar Arceneaux’s live performance works. Until, Until, Until… investigates the infamous 1981 performance of Broadway legend Ben Vereen, televised nationally as part of Ronal Reagan’s inaugural celebration. Boney Manilli, where Disco meets Rasputin meets Milli Vanilli, in a drug induced historical mash-up, inspired by pop stars and mystical icons whose rise […]

Real93543 is a creative placemaking project for the Southeast Antelope Valley, designed to engage residents and artists in a collaborative, arts-based process of strengthening local ownership and social connection. An homage to the 93543-zip code, the project focuses on highlighting community specific narratives through documentary media, art education programs and public art.

Scholarship Audition Performance Preparatory Academy (SAPPA) is a music and arts preparatory program for youngsters in under-served communities. SAPPA delivers a musical experience through workshops, clinics and mentoring and instructional programs.  SAPPA works to increase community awareness and student participation in existing programs, provide support systems for families, and assist students in personal development. Their […]

Selah Gospel Choir (SGC) was founded as a haven for people who want to sing high-quality gospel music but are either unable to find it in their own church/spiritual center or do not identify with being in a church at all. We are not directly connected to any religious organization yet the religious/spiritual makeup of our […]

The Shed Research Institute is a multidisciplinary art and design studio committed to researching and intervening in the forces that define place, landscape, and site, through independent and collaborative research, community-based projects, and site-specific projects.

SIPAUSR is the Society of Interesting People for the Advancement of Unique Social Recreation, a collective for the experimental practice of recreational arts. SIPAUSR is prototyping SAUSR, the Space for the Advancement of Unique Social Recreation. This future art space is for the formation and experimentation of unique social recreation concepts.

Small businesses are the backbone of our American economy. For generations they have created vitality in diverse neighborhoods while offering individuals opportunities for financial independence. However, today small businesses face an existential threat due to the catastrophic impact of COVID 19. In order for local businesses to recover, effective responses must not only address recent […]

Soap Ear is a Los Angeles-based publication that serves the city’s musical extremities — the critics, outsiders, experimenters, dreamers, academics, sound artists, and concrete poets who will also be regular contributors to this platform. Published four times a year, Soap Ear features and critiques musical objects (pieces, shows, or installations) that touch or disrupt our […]

The Southland Institute is an unaccredited two-year postgraduate workshop and evolving public online repository of educational resources, built around a central curricular helix consisting of the tools, processes, histories, and discourses of typography and critical art-making. It is also intended to be a forum for inquiry into the processes, potentials, and complications of education and […]

Using multimedia and the written word, Stage Raw is a digital journal dedicated to discovering, discussing and honoring L.A.-based arts and culture. Using and expanding on a core of current and former L.A. Weekly contributors, Stage Raw initially is focusing on theater, but soon will broaden its coverage to include dance, music and the visual arts. […]

Tea & Verse Poetry Salon exists to increase the appreciation, understanding, accessibility, and support of poetry within communities. We believe that poetry can serve as a source of personal inspiration, be a viewfinder to gain an empathetic perspective into common human experiences, and act as a listening room resonating truths, concerns and hopes for humanity […]

TeenTix LA is a youth development initiative that focuses on arts engagement. TeenTix’s mission is to empower young people to take an active role in shaping their arts community as audience members, critics, influencers, advocates, patrons, and leaders. TeenTix exists to break down barriers that prevent teens from accessing art in our community. TeenTix LA […]

Unconfirmed Makeshift Museum [UMM] is a flexible project space with a playful utopian sensibility, conceived as a cultural intervention in suburban Irvine, CA. UMM’s mission is to provide a shifting, creative platform for contemporary art through exhibitions and free public events for the community. Inspired by the generative history of artist collectives and alternative spaces, […]

Vicente Chamber Orchestra is a quality chamber orchestra, largely comprised of volunteer musicians who are passionate about music, excited about performing, interested in playing in a chamber orchestra, and committed to making great music that will excite local audiences.

VOLUME is a collective of creative individuals dedicated to presenting time-based work by emerging and established artists engaged in sound based practices, including performance, experimental music, field recording, voice, radio, movement, and technology. Through performances, concerts, exhibitions, screenings, and workshops, VOLUME aims at fostering a critical understanding of politics and aesthetics in relation to sound […]

WasteLAnd presents music which explores the extremities of instrumental and vocal performance techniques and both reconsiders and expands conventional modes of musical expression while searching for something new. The project name is a hat-tip to outsider misconceptions that Los Angeles’s contemporary/experimental music scene lacks artistic invention, quality, and community. WasteLAnd’s concerts will shine a spotlight on chamber […]

Wild Art Group is a project based art and performance company dedicated to supporting the development and creation of new art works by Allison M Keating. Wild Art Group creates artistic projects that are relevant to NOW, charging people to examine and question our current contemporary moment, to provoke community engaged discussion and instigate change […]

Established in 2017, X Artists’ Books is a small publisher of thoughtful, high-quality, artist-centered books that fit within and between genres. Our books are works of art; portals to imagined worlds; treasured companions; the fabric of a community. We are based in Los Angeles with a global reach and deep commitment to diversity and collaboration.