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Lead Artist and Associate Artist: MacArthur Park

Job Title: 1 Lead Artist & 1 Associate Artist 

Timeline: April 2023 - June 2023 


$3000 stipend for lead artist 

$2000 stipend for associate artist 

LA Commons is searching for 1 lead artist and 1 associate artist to work with a core Youth Arts Team (Age 15-25) to collect community stories, and to design and create public art for the park that shares the stories. Youth Arts team members will meet weekly and be paid a stipend for their work. LA Commons will coordinate project partners, supply acquisition, workshop space and recruiting the Youth Arts team. The team will contribute to ongoing efforts to increase neighborhood engagement with and beautification of the park. Workshops will take place weekly from 5-7pm at CARECEN.

Project Partners: LA Commons, MacArthur Park Recreation Center, CARECEN, KYCC,  Levitt Los Angeles


The Role the Lead Artist/Designer in this project will be: 

1. To participate in story/image gathering process and events with the group to inform the designs for the artwork 

2. To mentor the Core Youth Arts team to foster youth in the development of skills in visual art and design 

3. To lead the team in the creating and completing the temporary work of public art.


2023 Timeline 

April  2023 – Youth Art Workshops and skills building work 

May  2023 – Story Gathering and Design 

June  2023 – Complete artwork and Celebration

Experience in visual arts and public art 

1. Experience working with youth and community 

2. Familiarity, experience and connection with MacArthur Park 

3. Bilingual Spanish/English speakers preferred 

Compensation for the project 

$3000 stipend for lead artist 

$2000 stipend for associate artist 

To Apply

Please submit these materials via application link []  or scan QR code by April 7th, 2023:

  1. Current resume and contact information

  2. 5-7 samples of artwork

  3. Artist statement of why you are interested in this project and your connection to the neighborhood

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