Special Workshop for Craft Artists and Design Artists
led by Joe Smoke, Grants Administration Division Director Los Angeles DCA
Hosted by the Craft in America Center at Freehand Gallery
Sunday, September 24
*Limited Parking behind Freehand Gallery
This event is free, RSVP to [email protected]
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) offers prestigious City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship program annually to honor a spectrum of 10-15 creative design/visual, literary, and/or performing artists.
These grants of $10,000 each allow the selected artists (architects, graphic/product designers, poets, fiction writers, video/filmmakers, choreographer-dancers, composer-musicians, theatrical performance artists, sculptures, painters and/or photographers) to create their next body of work. In providing these stipends, the City purchases the ability to premiere these innovative new artworks in a group exhibition and catalog.
Eligible artists are those who primarily work as a solo creator of new ideas, forms, and expressions and should be able to clearly demonstrate all three of following criteria:
1) EITHER a primary residence in the City of LA, OR a history of having presented works in public displays within the City of LA at least three times in the last ten years
2) an active exhibition/presentation record of at least 15 years (which may include shows when the applicant was a post-secondary student and was making mature artwork), and
3) write a narrative explaining the genesis and intentions of their work and provide a forecast of the work they are likely to be create with $10,000 between September 2018 and April 2019.
Applications are available each September on-line at http://culturela.org/grants-and-calls/cola-master-artist-fellowship/
The deadline to apply is Friday, October 27, 2017.
Joe Smoke has been the Director of DCA Grant Programs for 20 years. At this special workshop Mr. Smoke will provide: an introduction to this opportunity, an overview of the process, and strategic advice on how to make the most competitive proposal.