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Individual Artists

Artists-In-Residence Grants
The Artist-In-Residence program offers individual artists an opportunity to design and implement one participatory art program with a target audience at a community organization or a site that is not traditionally focused on arts programming. These awards are intended to foster new friendships, new skills, or new appreciation of the arts. The dual nature of the projects proposed in this category foster the employment of artists as creative resources in non-traditional places and position the arts as a vital part of neighborhood improvement and community dialogue. Applicants should be residents of Los Angeles County, should have a minimum of three years experience in their field (dance, design, media, literary arts, music, theater, traditional/folk arts or visual arts), and propose projects that will occur within the City of Los Angeles.

City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships
The prestigious City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Fellowships honor a selection of the best of Los Angeles contemporary arts. These awards allow very accomplished artists to focus on creating new works. Meanwhile, the Cultural Affairs Department collaborates with community partners to organize a museum exhibition, a performing arts showcase, and publish an illustrated catalog that promote the new work by these artists and distinguish Los Angeles as a major center of creative activity in the United States. Eligible artists must reside in Los Angeles County and demonstrate an active exhibition and/or production record of at least 15 years.


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