Broadway Arts Center Artist Market Survey Workshop

Tue, 08/09/2011 (All day)
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Bringing Back BroadwayThe City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs invites members of the Los Angeles creative community to attend the Broadway Arts Center Artist Market Survey Workshop and learn about efforts to bring affordable space for artists and arts organizations to downtown LA.

DATE: Monday, August 15, 2011, 7 pm-8:30 pm

LOCATION: Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

TRANSIT: Take the Metro! Pershing Square Metro Red Line Station; www.metro.net

PARKING: Several parking facilities are within one block of the LATC

Are you interested in the creative evolution of Downtown Los Angeles? Receive an update on The Broadway Arts Center, a planned facility providing affordable artists' housing, performance/exhibition space, educational facilities, and creative business space as part of City Council member José Huizar's Bringing Back Broadway initiative.

We want to ensure that this project meets community and artists’ needs.  Please bring a friend and find out how you can make a difference.

For more information visit: CreativeSpaceLA.org or call DCA at 213.202.5554

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The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs was recently awarded $100,000 in federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding will be used planning and pre-development of the “Broadway Arts Center” (BAC), envisioned as a mixed-use affordable artists’ housing, performance/exhibition space, educational facility, and creative commercial center, located in the Historic Broadway Theater District in downtown Los Angeles. The project team consists of a public/private partnership including DCA, Bringing Back Broadway, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA-LA), the City Planning Department Urban Design Studio, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), an institution dedicated to training and nurturing the next generation of professional artists, the Actors Fund, a national nonprofit human services organization for all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, and Artspace, a national nonprofit organization with a mission to create, foster and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations. Our goal is to utilize the arts to promote a safe and vibrant community, create jobs, provide opportunities for artists, and further enhance community development. 

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa presented the plan for the BAC to a group of Mayors and urban design professionals at the 47th Mayors’ Institute on City Design, held August 4-August 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. The Mayors’ Institute on City Design is a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the United States Conference of Mayors, which has helped transform communities through design by preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities.

Download the event flyer via the link below.