LA Commons seeks 1 lead artist and 1 associate artist January- April 2020. 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 is partnering with USC, Expo Center and local High Schools to create Mental Health Awareness Art Project. The artwork in the form of banners will share stories of South LA Residents connected to mental health issues, and will be displayed at a community forum and USC and will be displayed at Expo Center and local High Schools. The purpose is to share community stories and information about mental health issues, access to mental health resources and to promote positive mental health and Wellness Practices.
Lead Visual Artist and Associate Artist will direct a team of youth artists (ages 15-25 years). The team collects stories, creates designs and prep designs for printed banners. The team will also lead a series of Mental Health Awareness Lunchtime Art Interventions at 3 local High Schools.