Artist Bailout reposting

12/5/11

December 10, 2011 Artist Bailout Participants

Slanguage Studio www.slanguagestudio.com

Slanguage Studio is an artist-run space and art collective founded in 2002, operating from a storefront in the industrial/harbor neighborhood of Los Angeles in Wilmington, California. Originally intended to be a studio for poet/artists, Karla Diaz and artist Mario Ybarra Jr., Slanguage Studio became an art project and public space in response to a need for art by the community. Slanguage Studio is dedicated to art, education, art workshops, performances, music, residencies, and curating of events and exhibitions all over the world. The work of Slanguage artists operates as examinations of conflated and excluded social norms, often examining complete environments, identity, neighborhoods, invisible histories and marginalized cultural, street narratives. Slanguage’s most recent projects include “Police and Thieves” at Chicago Hyde Park Art Center (2011), “Landscapes” for MDE 2011 in Medellin, Colombia (2011) “Defiant Chronicles: Women and Graff” at MOLAA (2011) CA, “Possible Worlds” at LACMA (2010-11), “Slanguage” (2009) at ICA Boston; and Engagement Party MOCA Los Angeles (2009).

In accordance to Slanguage’s mission of arts education and mentorship, for the Bailout Project, we’d like to propose that you fund a project for SLANGAIR (Artist in Residency). This is part of Slanguage’s art residency program which annually invites local artists from Los Angeles, from California, including one from Los Angeles, a national artist, and an international artist to make a new piece of work. As part of this residency we have a literacy component that invites poets/organizers/activists to do events that will promote literacy at the studio/community. We have a green residency program that invites artists to also work with the community but also with our Teen Art Council. During their time at Slanguage, each artist builds a body of work to show at the studio’s gallery space and may include teaching a workshop, leading a lecture or panel discussion.

Please visit one of our latest project “Slanguage TV” working with El Paso Texas and Ciudad Juarez to make the first bi-national project since the most recent violent attacks in Mexico.

http://vimeo.com/asltt

__________Mobile Museum of Riverside ChinatownPart activist architecture, part education station, with a hint of playfulness, the Mobile Museum of Riverside Chinatown is a transportable kiosk that will engage the public about the history of Riverside’s Chinatown and the current political struggle to preserve the historic site. The project aims to share untold stories and document an important piece of Asian American history, and larger US history.

In Riverside, one of the most well preserved archaeology sites containing invaluable artifacts documenting one of the oldest Chinatowns in the country is under attack. Private development is attempting to purchase the site, and the community is organizing.
Partnering with Save Our Chinatown Committee, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we plan to construct a mobile museum that will serve multiple functions. The Mobile Museum will display photographs of artifacts that are in storage at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, hidden from public view. Additionally, it will be a roving information booth that will provide important information about the political campaign to save the site to the community and serve as a mobile volunteer station. It will also be an interactive art workshop station for the community to create their own vision for a public park on the site, NOT a medical building.
The Mobile Museum will be deployed in Los Angeles, Riverside and other locations, to support interactive learning, political awareness, and cultural exchange. It’s portable nature is a comment on the ability to reclaim space for our history, not confined to a brick and mortar structure. We CAN build our own cultural institutions!
Think silkscreened canopy, collapsable modular architecture, community art, and political message—that is the Mobile Museum of Riverside Chinatown.
This will be a collaboration between DreamLA (Melissa Guerrero) and FrameShiftDesign (Theresa Hwang), both LA based art and design studios.

About Save our Chinatown Committee: www.saveourchinatown.org

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Actual Size Los Angeles
www.actualsizela.com

Guy de Cointet
ACR CIT, 1973
Offset on newspaper
22 x 17 inches
001-75-GC

Actual Size Los Angeles is collaboratively run by Lee Foley, Justin John Greene, Samia Mirza and Corrie Siegel. The current Actual Size location at 741 New High Street in Chinatown, Los Angeles opened in April 2010. Actual Size has hosted over 20 exhibitions/ curatorial interventions and worked with over 90 artists. Actual Size collaborates with established and emerging artists to encourage situations that activate the exhibition and engage the public. Projects curated by Actual Size have been profiled in the L.A Times, Mousse Magazine, and Flash Art International.



PRINT IMPRINT
Take a book, and you will find it offering, opening itself. It is the openness of this book that I find so moving. A book is not shut in by its contours, is not walled up as in a fortress. It asks for nothing better than to exist outside itself, or to let you exist in it.
                                                                    – Georges Poulet, Interiority and Criticism,1970
Print Imprint is a satellite exhibition in partnership with Once Emerging Now Emerging, Cirrus Gallery’s year-long exhibition project in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time. Print Imprintseeks to develop an intimate relationship and conversation between artworks from the 1970’s and 80’s, and current artworks works produced by emerging and mid-career Los Angeles artists. Participating Artists include Ali Bailey, Scott Benzel, Gui de Cointet and Larry Bell, Cayetano Ferrer, Katie Herzog, Laura Owens, Ed Ruscha, and Barbara T. Smith. The artists’ responses to the concept and form of the book will take many physical forms, including prints, paintings, slide projections, musical composition, and custom vitrines and pedestals. Actual Size will produce a limited edition book in conjunction with the exhibition.__________Outpost for Contemporary Art

Outpost for Contemporary art has a six-year history of promoting community-based projects with international influence. Through Outpost’s residency program, artists from Mexico, Canada, Eastern Europe and South America have operated for extended residency periods from Outpost’s Highland Park headquarters and embarked on projects that have engaged the community in a part of the city historically underserved by the region’s major cultural institutions. Outpost also serves as an important satellite for members of Los Angeles’ vibrant artist community whose practices manifest largely outside the realms of galleries and institutions.

Outpost for Contemporary Art seeks to engage and enrich diverse Los Angeles communities through cross-cultural exchanges and interdisciplinary projects that blur the boundaries between art, social practice, and public life. Programs support the work of innovative, socially-engaged artists who utilize public spaces, temporary venues, and collaborative methods of production to foster intimate contact and genuine connection with their audiences.
Outpost has been connecting people to art and artists through a wide variety of events, exchange programs and residencies since 2004. Alive to the specificity of its location in heterogeneous Northeast Los Angeles, Outpost’s programming actively creates community and intellectual exchange on local and global levels.
__________Knowledges

Knowledges is an emerging, artist run curatorial organization that seeks to broaden the context of contemporary art production and reception. Our mission is to create dialogue between contemporary art and geographic sites of historic, scientific or cultural influence by organizing site-specific explorations and events.

Our first major project is an event that will take place at the Mount Wilson Observatory. Located in the San Gabriel Mountains, just outside Pasadena, Mount Wilson is an astronomical observatory and site of historic scientific discovery, contemporary research, and sweeping views above Los Angeles. Art and science communities thrive in Los Angeles, but seldom have occasion to converge. We are initiating a dialog by inviting contemporary Los Angeles artists to create and exhibit works in response to the location, history and influence of Mount Wilson. This weekend-long, experimental event, scheduled for June 2012, will incorporate exhibitions, performances, film/video screenings, and other forms of temporary installations on the observatory grounds, as well as night viewing through the telescope. The observatory has granted us unprecedented access to the facilities and grounds, including the historic auditorium, astronomical museum and the observation decks inside the 60-inch and 100-inch telescope domes.
We have an overwhelmingly positive response so far, with the following artists and organizations confirmed: Lita Albuquerque, Jennifer Boysen, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Claude Collins-Stracensky, Cloud Eye Control (Anna “Oxygen” Huff, Miwa Matreyek, Chi-wang Yang), Zoe Crosher, Russell Crotty, Katie Grinnan, Mark Hagen, Emilie Halpern, Norman Klein, Emily Lacy, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Laura Riboli, Kim Schoen, Sneaky Snake (Ian James & George Jensen), April Totten & Donnie Stroud, Kara Tanaka, Mungo Thomson, Cody Trepte, Viralnet.net (Tom Leeser) and more to be announced…
Funding from an Artist Bailout grant will help cover our project’s organizational costs, including the development of a comprehensive research website, the creation of a companion publication, printed event maps or promotional materials, and a possible park permit fee. Additionally, we need to raise funds to rent the 60” telescope.
Christina Ondrus, Founder/Director, Co-Curator
Elleni Sclavenitis, Associate Director, Co-Curator
Information about the Mount Wilson Observatory:
www.mtwilson.edu__________Signify, Sanctify, Believe
www.signifysanctifybelieve.orgSignify, Sanctify, Believe—facilitated by Claire Cronin, Adam Overton, and Tanya Rubbak, and featuring the sacred gifts of dozens of contemporary artists, performers, and visionaries—is invested in the temporary, playful exploration of [semi-]fictional religious technologies.Over 2 weeks last Spring 2011, we opened our storefront revival center doors – within the Free Church of Public Fiction – to the Highland Park public. We provided a venue for over 70 semi-secular artists to present over a dozen inspirational services, sermons, and workshops, and oversaw the publication of nearly 20 pamphlets, consisting of creative articles of faith and other religious ephemera. (Our full schedule, and the complete Library of Sacred Technologies, can be found online at http://signifysanctifybelieve.org.)
This year we hope to travel our two very special branches – The Saints and Servants of the Order of [Con]Temporary Religious Observance, and The Library of Sacred Technologies – up, down, and around the West Coast and Southwest, spreading the good word and creative gospel currently infusing the sanctified work of our Los Angeles experimental art and performance community. In addition, we hope to meet and collaborate with artists in these locales as well, as we continue to produce creative, gentle, temporary religious services, sermons, healing dens, and so forth.
Money earned through the Artist Bailout will potentially help us visit Portland, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Salt Lake City. It will also help us print and distribute more copies of our Library of Sacred Technologies.
a video advertising the first iteration of Signify, Sanctify, Believe:
__________Mobile Pinhole Project
www.mobilepinholeproject.tumblr.comThis past summer, I founded the Mobile Pinhole Project, a new community arts organization in Los Angeles. The Mobile Pinhole Project brings hands-on photography workshops to youth in neighborhoods across Los Angeles using the VanCam, a giant pinhole camera on wheels. The Mobile Pinhole Project is having a huge impact for kids across Los Angeles, guiding them to re-examine their neighborhood community through a visual lens. The “oohs” and “ahhs” from the kids when they go INSIDE the camera makes all the hard work worth it. Unfortunately, we can’t continue our programming unless we raise funds to support our materials and maintenance costs. The Artist Bailout micro-grant would support the paper, developing, snacks and gas for 5 workshops, allowing us to continue to inspire the creative leaders of tomorrow by making arts education available to youth who otherwise don’t have access to creative outlets.

WHAT WE DO
In half-day mobile workshops guided by professional local artists, young people experience photography as a powerful tool for exploring their communities. Our workshops makes visual arts geographically and technologically accessible by allowing youth in neighborhoods across Los Angeles inside the mechanism of photography, empowering a collective visual exploration of identity, culture, and place.

WHY WE DO IT
Funding for arts and education has been cut deeply across the United States, and California is no exception. Twenty-nine percent of California’s public schools offer no study in any arts discipline. Los Angeles has lost 25% of its full-time elementary art teachers in the past three years. Yet, we know that artistic expression is fundamental to youth development – as a tool for self-expression, communication, and critical thinking. Personally, founding the Mobile Pinhole Project has been a personal milestone for me, furthering my goal to improve accessibility to arts education for all youth.

12/4/11

Press Release for December 10th Artist Bailout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
www.artistbailout.org

ARTIST BAILOUT: COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER FEEDS PATRONS WHILE BENEFITING LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS & COLLECTIVES

November 30, 2011, Los Angeles: Artist Bailout is a community driven means to fund the arts during the current economic crisis. This new philanthropic model brings together artists and patrons for a dinner which is part performance, part fundraiser and culminates in the awarding of two micro-grants. The third Artist Bailout will be held at Human Resources on Saturday, December 10th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. This upcoming Artist Bailout will differ from the previous events as proceeds raised will go toward local artist-run organizations, rather than individual artists.

At the Artist Bailout, patrons contribute donations on a sliding scale ($10 to $10M!) and receive a delicious meal and a ballot. While attendees enjoy their dinner, seven pre-selected Los Angeles-based arts organizations will present proposals for funding which will benefit their current programs and/or special projects they are hoping to realize. The participants—all selected from a pool of organizations that responded to an open call for proposals—include: Slanguage Studios, the Mobile Museum of Riverside Chinatown, Actual Size L.A., Outpost for Contemporary Art, Knowledges, Mobile Pinhole Project and Signify, Sanctify, Believe. Once the presentations conclude, dinner-goers vote for their favorite, and the two arts organizations that receive the most votes split the money donated at the door. These micro-grants will be used to fund the winning projects.

As a special bonus for the winners of this upcoming Artist Bailout, GOOD (www.good.is) will make a donation matching the total proceeds raised throughout the evening, up to $1,000. Initial funding for this event was generously provided by Woodbury University’s Department of Art History. Winners will also receive a free copy of GYST Ink software.

“Our hope is that the Artist Bailout will become an on-going support system for Los Angeles artists in a time when funding for the arts is vanishing,” expressed organizers Elana Mann, Laura Noguera , Michael Rippens, Autumn Rooney and Jenn Su. “Together we can share our resources to support each other’s projects, both creatively and financially. We are excited to collaborate in funding interesting and relevant projects and experimenting with unconventional philanthropic models.”

For more information about Artist Bailout visit artistbailout.org.

— COMPLETE LISTING INFORMATION —

Artist Bailout:
A public meal designed to solicit community-driven financial support and democratically fund new work by local and emerging artists.

Date & Time: Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Price: $10–$10M, sliding scale donation (includes dinner and a ballot)

Location: Human Resources: 410 Cottage Home St. in Chinatown, Los Angeles 90012

Website: www.artistbailout.org

This event is made possible through the generous support of Woodbury University Department of Art History Aesthetics of Deficit symposium and History of Performance Art class, GOOD, Human Resources, the Echo Park Time Bank and many more.

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11/22/11

Join us for the next Artist Bailout on December 10th!

Grab your dinner jacket and save your appetite ’cause the next Artist Bailout event is coming up on Saturday, December 10th at Human Resources in Chinatown!

December’s event will differ slightly from our last two Artist Bailouts as we will not have individual artists pre…senting their work, but rather we’ll be voting to fund local arts organizations, artist collectives and independent spaces. The evenings participants and potential beneficiaries will be: Slanguage Studios, the Mobile Museum of Riverside Chinatown, Actual Size L.A., Outpost for Contemporary Art, Knowledges, Mobile Pinhole Project and Signify, Sanctify, Believe.

As a special bonus for the winners of this upcoming Artist Bailout, GOOD (www.good.is) will make a donation matching the total proceeds raised throughout the evening, up to $1,000! Initial funding for this event was generously provided by Woodbury University Department of Art History Aesthetics of Deficit symposium and History of Performance Art class.

Here are the details:
Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 6:30pm–9:30pm
Human Resources
410 Cottage Home St in Chinatown
Los Angeles, 90012

About the Artist Bailout:
The Artist Bailout is a collectively organized public meal designed to solicit community-driven financial support and democratically fund new work by emerging artists. This experimental philanthropic model literally brings patrons and artists (or in this case, arts organizations) together around the table. During the course of a meal, participants present proposals for projects and/or spaces in need of funding to community members who have each made a small donation to attend the dinner. The dinner-goers then choose their favorite presentations and, at the end of the night, the two participants with the most votes receive a cash grant—sweet!

For the latest news and updates, join the Artist Bailout community page on facebook: www.facebook.com/artistbailout.

The Artist Bailout is also a proud member of Sunday Soup, an international network of meal-based micro-granting initiatives.

11/7/11

Calling all L.A.-based arts organizations!

OPEN CALL FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS / COLLECTIVES / SPACE-MAKERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT ARTIST BAILOUTThis is an open call for applications to the third iteration of the Los Angeles-based project Artist Bailout! If your organization is chosen, you will have the opportunity to present a proposal to a live, voting audience for the chance to win an instant micro-grant to provide operational support or to help turn a new idea into a reality.What is the Artist Bailout?
The Artist Bailout is a collectively organized public meal designed to solicit community-driven financial support and democratically fund new work by emerging artists. This experimental philanthropic model literally brings patrons and artists (or in this case, arts organizations) together around the table. During the course of a meal, participants present proposals for projects and/or spaces in need of funding to community members who have each made a small donation to attend the dinner. The dinner-goers then choose their favorite presentations and, at the end of the night, the two participants with the most votes receive a cash grant—sweet!  Even if you don’t get chosen, this is a great way to share your project with a large and diverse community.When & where does the next Artist Bailout happen?
The next Artist Bailout takes place on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Human Resources in Chinatown, Los Angeles.How do I qualify?
If you are an arts organization that presents the artworks of local, national or international artists, works with communities to develop community-based artworks, or runs a gallery, experimental center, performance space, or telethon out of your home, please apply! You DO NOT need to be a 501c3 organization to qualify for participation in the December 10th Artist Bailout.Submit a proposal!
If you’d like to participate as a presenting arts organization at the upcoming Artist Bailout (and we hope you do!) please send us your proposal by Sunday, November 20th.  We will be notifying selected presenters by Thursday, December 1st. For your proposal, please email the Artist Bailout team at [email protected]with the following:

  • 300 words (or less) about your organization and why it needs funding. This proposal can simply include information about your organization and its existing programs and/or it can be about a specific project, idea, or exhibition that your organization would like to support through an Artist Bailout grant.
  • (optional) Attach any supplementary materials such as images, videos and links you would like to share which pertain to your organization and/or proposed special project.

How are participants selected?
If more than six proposals are received, they will all be reviewed by the Artist Bailout collective which is comprised of a rotating cast of volunteer organizers. Selected organizations will be asked to prepare and deliver presentations at the December 10th Artist Bailout!

Where can I find out more about the Artist Bailout?
You can read all about the Artist Bailout project as well as check out photos and view an archive of past events, participants and grantees on our website: www.artistbailout.org.  For the latest news and updates, join the Artist Bailout community page on facebook: www.facebook.com/artistbailout.

The Artist Bailout is also a proud member of Sunday Soup, an international network of meal-based micro-granting initiatives.

10/24/11

“Stair Street Ghosts” by Louisa Van Leer (Arist Bailout grant winner)

On Sunday, October 30th from 3-6pm, Louisa Van Leer will present her project “Stair Street Ghosts” in the form of a self-guided walking tour through Mt Angelus complete with live music by local artists and a Halloween parade. Come out and experience the project that YOU helped make possible through an Artist Bailout grant!

Check out the Stair Street Ghosts blog for more info about this great project as well as a schedule of the day’s events. We’ll see you on the Stair Streets!

8/26/11

International Soup at Living is Form

If you happen to be in NY on October 1st join us for Living as FormThe International Soup Network Dinner
Communal Dinner for 100
Tickets available for purchase in advance (check back for details)
Saturday October 1st, 2011
8:30–11:00pm
Historic Essex Street MarketThe International Soup Network is a grassroots model for funding small-to-medium-sized creative projects through community meals, with initiatives in over 40 international cities. In this large communal dinner inside the Living as Form exhibition, a group of people come together to share a meal sold for an affordable price. All the income from this meal will be given as a grant to support a creative project, and everyone who purchases the meal gets one vote to determine who receives the grant. For more information, visit sundaysoup.org/soup-network.

7/20/11

New Financial Architectures for Creative Communities July 23rd

Join us at Red Cat this Saturday for State of Independence: A Global Forum on Alternative Practice”New Financial Architectures for Creative Communities”
Panelists: Kris Kuramitsu on USA Projects, Elana Mann on The Artist Bailout, Molly Surno on kickstarter, Autumn Rooney on Echo Park Time Bank –– Moderated by Edgar Arceneaux of the Watts House Project.Saturday, July 23rd from 4:30-6pm at Red Cat 631 W. 2nd St. L.A., CA 90012.
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