Artist Bailout reposting
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.
About Save our Chinatown Committee: www.saveourchinatown.org
Actual Size Los Angeles
Guy de Cointet
ACR CIT, 1973
Offset on newspaper
22 x 17 inches
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Communal Dinner for 100
Tickets available for purchase in advance (check back for details)
Saturday October 1st, 2011
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.
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.