Call for Lead Visual Artists
Building Healthy Communities (BHC) – South LA
LA Commons Public Art Project
Deadline March 1, 2013
LA Commons develops artistic and cultural projects that reveal the unique stories of L.A.’s
Neighborhoods and engage visitors through cultural tours. LA Commons and Building Healthy Communities South LA are hosting a unique project to engage 6 lead artist/designers to collaborate with six core youth arts teams (15-25 years old) to create murals and banners that will be installed in a central location and along the Vermont corridor between MLK and Century Boulevards. The art will share the unique stories of residents and stakeholders’ efforts to envision and build healthy communities. The California Endowment is the funding partner for the project. Community Partners of BHC-South LA hub include: Manual Arts High School, Expo Center, Brotherhood Crusade, YMCA, Peace Over Violence, Community Coalition, and LA TRUST.
The Role the Artist/Designers in this project will be:
Orientation for all teams- March 2013
Sites 1-3 (3 artists) work March-July, 2013
Sites 4-6 (3 artists) work July-November, 2013
$2000 stipend for each Artist will be payable in thirds at the beginning, middle and conclusion of the project.
$200 additional design fee when final art is approved
This fee includes conducting weekly workshops with a small team of youth, story gathering, 4 team meetings, and completion design review and of the art work.
Please submit these materials via email by March 1, 2013
Please email to:
Community Arts Program Director
LA Commons is a project of Community Partners