AIR, the Artist-in-Residence Program at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), empowers innovation by uniting the creative and cleantech communities in the shared aim of addressing global environmental problems.

Mission and Goals

Situated in the heart of Los Angeles’ Arts District, AIR enhances LACI’s innovation community by introducing research-led artists to a thriving environment: where entrepreneurs, engineers, organizations and policy makers collaborate, promote and support the development of clean technologies.

AIR supports Los Angeles based artists whose work addresses agriculture, environment, energy, transportation, waste, water and related themes. In bringing together thought leaders from various disciplines, we align expertise, experience, creativity and innovation to address urgent global environmental problems.

The benefits of the six-month residency are multitiered and include:

$13,000 total stipend to research and develop artwork centered around climate change, sustainability and related themes

Access to leading minds working in the environmental sector

Training and access to over $10M of prototyping equipment in the Advanced Prototyping Center (APC)

Encouraging dialogue and community engagement at the interplay of technology, sustainability, and the arts

The opportunity for parallel technical and intellectual growth is what makes AIR so special, and is the reason our impact will be felt for years to come.