|Address:||201 N. Figueroa Street #1400|
|City:||Los Angeles, California|
Short description of program
CEI grants are intended to support residency-based projects between two weeks and three months that focus on:
• structured time for Los Angeles-based creative professional(s), paired with a host organization(s) abroad, to conduct
process or product oriented residencies and that may include cultural research
• structured time for international creative professional(s), paired with an LA-based host organization, to conduct process
or product oriented residencies and that may include cultural research
For brief descriptions of prior CEI Fellows, use the following link: http://www.culturela.org/grants/CEI_Winners.pdf The grants listed in this document provide a basic idea of the types of projects that have received funding support to date.
CEI is not a source of support for:
• touring only or exhibition only projects that are not substantively linked to residency activities in the host community,
• sabbaticals or study trips,
• travel for youth or youth projects,
• student projects being done for any degree program,
• residencies that focus on benefiting closed groups (e.g. tuitioned-students at one or more specific schools)
CEI projects must have a public component and/or involve artists from the host community. Public components may be lectures, exhibitions, performances, or workshops that are open to the general public. As such, application narratives must describe how a proposed project will accomplish this goal. Additionally, CEI can support internet-based projects that are created and launched as part of person-to-person exchanges.
LA-based creative professionals who plan to conduct residencies abroad are eligible to apply, and if chosen to receive a grant, will be representing the City of Los Angeles as a recipient of CEI funds. To benefit the City and its residents, creative professionals chosen to perform residencies abroad must return from their exchange and provide at least one public educational or creative presentation about their experience and project. These culmination activities should be free or low cost to the public and, whenever feasible, be provided at a City venue or project-appropriate, publicly-accessible site within the City of Los Angeles. Proposals should describe what public activity(ies) applicants are planning to conduct upon return from abroad.
CEI will also support international creative professionals wishing to undertake similar activities in LA by supporting their residency projects. In these cases the LA host organization must be the applicant to CEI. International artists are asked to do independent research and use professional networks to meet and develop project ideas with LA host institutions. The staff of the City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs cannot recommend or match artists/groups with host institutions.
Discipline(s) and media
- Visual arts
- Performing arts
- Textile art
- Educational programmes
- New Media
Duration of residencies
Allowance granted to artists
Expenses paid by artists