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2 Paid Artist Opportunities - Mental Health Awareness Community Arts Project- USC Good Neighbors/Expo/LA Commons


Beth Peterson
 




Call for Lead Visual Artist and Associate Artist 

USC/EXPO Good Neighbors Mental Health Awareness Art Project 

A project of LA Commons 


LA Commons seeks 1 lead artist and one associate artist February- May, 2021.  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 will share stories of South LA Residents connected to mental health and wellness. 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. The outcome will be both a visual art installation and a social media campaign.

Lead Visual Artist and Associate Artist will direct a team of youth artists  (ages 15-25 years).   All workshops, story gathering and design will take place online.


The Role the Artist in this project will be:

  1. To participate in the story/image gathering process with the community arts team.

  2. To mentor the Core Youth Arts Team to further youth in the development of skills in image making and design.

  3. To complete the design approval process and the final artwork with the youth artists.

  4. To attend the Opening Celebration


Project Timeline

February Story Gathering and Information gathering

March – Design

April – Completion of art installation

May – Installation and mental health and wellness social media campaign.


Artist Qualifications

  1. Experience in visual art and public art

  2. Experience working with youth and community

  3. Connection to South LA Expo Neighborhood

  4. Interest and experience in a collaborative art process


Compensation

$3000 Lead Artist Fee;  $2000 Associate Artist Fee This fee includes leading youth art workshops, design, design approval process, and completing artwork.  The supplies, youth mentor and youth stipends are part of an additional budget.



To Apply


The deadline for applications is January 21, 2021

Here is the link to Apply : Artists Call Application for 2021 USC/EXPO Good Neighbors Mental Health Awareness Art Project


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Beth Peterson

Community Arts Programs Director 

LA Commons 

P: (323) 792-0366  

C: (323) 620-6822

E: beth@... 

www.lacommons.org  

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter 


Join Us to Create Our Next LA!





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Beth Peterson

Community Arts Programs Director 

LA Commons 

P: (323) 792-0366  

C: (323) 620-6822

E: beth@... 

www.lacommons.org  

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter 


Join Us to Create Our Next LA!





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Beth Peterson

Community Arts Programs Director 

LA Commons 

P: (323) 792-0366  

C: (323) 620-6822

E: beth@... 

www.lacommons.org  

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter 


Join Us to Create Our Next LA!