Little Tokyo Service Center Announces New +LAB Artist Residency Program - Little Tokyo Service Center

Little Tokyo Service Center Announces New +LAB Artist Residency Program

For Immediate Release
November 14, 2017

Little Tokyo Service Center
231 E Third Street, G106
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Little Tokyo Service Center:
Contact: Dominique Miller,

LOS ANGELES – The Little Tokyo Service Center is excited to announce the beginning of its +LAB Artist Residency Program. A Call for Entry on the CAFÉ site is now active for artists who live and work in California. The application opens Nov. 15, 2017 and closes Jan. 15, 2018.

The Little Tokyo Service Center +LAB Artist Residency Program seeks four artists for a three-month community based residency this coming May 1 through July 30, 2018. Selected California-based artists (including at least one artist from the Little Tokyo community) will collaborate with local arts organizations to create artworks and projects promoting community engagement and creative placemaking strategies around the broad theme of “Community Control and Self-Determination.”

The selected visiting artists will be hosted by local arts organizations that will provide staff support, studio and workspace. Participating organizations are the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, the Japanese American National Museum, Sustainable Little Tokyo and Visual Communications. The residency is designed to be an immersive experience in the Little Tokyo community. All of the artists will live at the Daimaru Hotel and receive a monthly stipend and a project budget.

The +LAB Artist Residency will be a supportive cohort of the selected artists in residence who will meet regularly with the collaborating organizations to research, conceptualize and manifest projects around the overarching theme of “Community Control and Self-Determination.”

Little Tokyo Service Center seeks artists whose creative practice reflects a desire to work collaboratively or within a community context; reflects an awareness of culture, socio-economic and political paradigms; have a demonstrated interest in subject matter addressing either the history of Japanese American communities or other communities of color; and are willing to be engaged with the residency program through their art making disciplines including: social and civic practice; sculpture and installation; visual art; photography, video or media; design; creative writing; movement and dance; music or performance traditions.

The +LAB Artist Residency Program is funded by a Community Development Investments (CDI) grant from ArtPlace America. LTSC was one of six organizations selected for the program, which explores how community-based organizations—not previously focused on arts and culture—can make the arts a sustainable part of their work.

For further information regarding this residency, please go to:+LAB About.


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