AIR not only enables Resident Artists, but also supports diverse communities across Los Angeles through public and educational programming. All events are free.
Artist Studio Visit, GRYD Foundation (Spring 2018)
AIR artists will host studio visits with teens participating in GRYD: a foundation working with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (“GRYD”) to strengthen communities that have been adversely affected by high incidents of violence, poverty and unemployment.
SALON, Small Green Door (Commerce)
SALON gathers a diverse interdisciplinary creative community, resulting in a collective network that utilizes skills, knowledge, support and collaboration to address urgent environmental issues. Small Green Door provides a platform and professional creative space for artistic development, working with the community to further causes that matter, and produce sustainable, socially relevant, local projects.
Sustainability Arts Workshop, Blue Roof Studios (South LA) (Summer 2018)
AIR will sponsor a sustainability arts workshop as a part of Blue Roof Studio’s Summer Arts Festival 2018: the first annual free multidisciplinary art celebration benefiting the community of Florence. Blue Roof Studios is committed to supporting community initiatives and cultivating an environment of reflective and meaningful dialogue around issues of access, diversity and artists’ roles within the broader ecology of our city.
Professional Development Workshops (PDW) (Summer / Winter 2018)
AIR PDW discuss various aspects of current creative practice; including how artists can create and identify sustainable opportunities for themselves, how to respond to large-scale open calls, and how individual artists can champion a more equitable and inclusive art world.
Artist Talks, LACI at La Kretz Innovation Campus (Autumn 2018)
LACI will host free public artist’s talks, inviting professional artists making environmentally focussed work to present their practice in conversation with a professional from their field of interest (i.e., urban planner, etc).
AIR Exhibition and Panel Discussion (Site TBD) (Winter 2018)
The six-month residency will culminate in a public exhibition and panel discussion. The form and location of this will be determined by the Resident Artists themselves.
Limited Edition Artworks (Winter 2018)
Each Resident Artist will create a limited edition work. The edition will be shared by the artist and LACI, providing a lasting outcome from which we may continue to disseminate the story of AIR.