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LA><ART is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, federal ID number 20-2911916.



Dear LA><ART Members & Supporters,

Thank you for your ongoing support in making LA><ART the leading independent nonprofit contemporary art space in Los Angeles supporting artistic and curatorial freedom. As we launch our 10 year anniversary vision campaign and our next season of experimental programming, your support is more critical than ever. 

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Programming in 2014 included ambitious and experimental exhibitions with artists such as Wyatt Kahn, Jen Guidi, Nir Evron, Orit Raff, Patricia Fernandez, Rebecca Morris, Isabella Cornaro, Brendan Fowler, DE May and Sanya Kantarovsky. LA><ART launched the Occasional—a new platform for the city produced by a national curatorial team focused on international artists residencies and newly commissioned works of art beginning with Mark Boulos’ new filmic installation Antigone. Forthcoming Occasional artists include Nira Pireg, Shana Lutker, Tavares Straachen and David Hartt. We recently staged Jonas Wood’s and Anna Sew Hoy’s first public project in Los Angeles in the City of West Hollywood as part of LA><ART’s public art initiatives under our program—LAPD (Los Angeles Public Domain). Forthcoming public projects include Lisa Williamson’s first outdoor sculpture.

With your support, LA><ART continues to do the fundamental work for which we were founded; embracing risk and realizing ideas and projects according to artists’ visions.

The LA><ART curatorial and Occasional team includes Lauri Firstenberg, Sylvia Chivaratanond, Linda Norden, Matthew Schum and Eric Stone representing a think-tank bringing local, national and international art to LA and impacting the cultural discourse locally, which reverberates globally.

LA><ART continues to produce new discursive programs, including artists’ office hours reflecting the intimate engagement and accessibility audiences have with our collaborating artists. LA><ART’s educational laboratory will be directed by Slanguage—an artist collective reinventing arts education.


2015 programming begins with the celebration of LA><ART’s 10 year anniversary reflecting upon the hundreds of projects produced between 2005><2015 with a Deep River retrospective and a new commission by Eamon Ore Giron. 

On the eve of LA><ART’s 10 year anniversary, the independent arts organization moves to a a new 4300 square foot building at 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, converting a 1928 recording studio into an alternative arts institution. Founded in 2005, LA><ART has produced over 300 experimental exhibitions and public art initiatives. LA><ART’s mission is to support artistic and curatorial freedom and with your generosity, will continue to support a new generation of artists and curators from its new hub. 

Through your generous donation, we can continue to support the close collaboration between artists and curators. LA><ART’s curatorial process is reflective of the ways in which artists and curators desire to work, which is not bound by institutional time, but rather an approach of cultivating ideas and research to develop and be supported over time.


LA><ART's library $100
LA><ART educational lab $250
LA><ART's discursive programs $500 
LA><ART's performance series $1000
An artist's fee
(Curators Council level) $1500
An artist's book
(Collectors Circle level) $2500
An artist's billboard project 
(LAPD - LA Public Domain level) $3500
An artist's project space 
(Collectors Circle II level) $5000
An artist's residency project 
(Friend of the Occasional level) $7500
A site-specific exhibition 
(Producers Council level) $10,000
A public art project
(Visionary level) $15,000
Common Practice 
(Common Practice Founder) $500




LA><ART><DESIGN $500                 
LA><ART EAST $1000


Wishing you the best in 2015,

Lauri Firstenberg
Director/Chief Curator