Artists, organizations, schools, neighborhoods, and clubs throughout the city have submitted proposals to the My LA2050 Grant Challenge, describing how they would use $100,000 to make Los Angeles the healthiest place to live, work, create, connect, or play. Lend your voice by voting for one project in each of the five categories. Since there are so many great options to choose from, we’re featuring some of our favorite proposals. Also check out CurbedLA’s voting guide.
Voting ends on Tuesday, September 16th at noon.
I LOVE LA
CONNECT Meet me in MacArthur Park
"In 2015, we will work to revitalize MacArthur Park into a vibrant hub for community connection."
LIVE Undevelopment One
"Wouldn’t it be good if streams that run from the mountains to the sea could again be connected to form a new river moving through our city?"
PLAY Play the LA River
"Play the LA River invites Angelenos to explore our 51-mile river through a year of riverside events, an online community, and a playable guide."
CREATE Los Angeles Review of Books
"To continue to build the infrastructure supporting LA’s creative economy with a weekly radio program and free print tabloid."
LEARN The Intern Project: The Transformative Power of Internships
"The Intern Project (TIP) transforms the lives of LAUSD youth by placing them in paid internships with high-profile businesses."
PLAY Check out our New Digs: The La Brea Tar Pits Improvement Project
"Our improvement project will reinvigorate the La Brea Tar Pits and provide a prehistoric playground where Angelenos can play and learn."
SUPPORTING WOMEN AND GIRLS
CREATE A Physical Space for the WCCW
"An all-female shared creative workspace & community site for workshops, events, & conversations about contemporary feminisms."
LEARN WriteGirl: The Write Place for Girls
"To provide a safe space for teen girls to write, create and connect in critical afterschool hours."
CONNECT Arts LANDed: Connecting Resources, Educators, Artists, Students, and You
"Arts LANDed is an artist residency program for public schools and online resource mapping/connecting people to local art experiences."
CREATE HOPSCOTCH: A Mobile Opera and Pop-up Space
"HOPSCOTCH is an audacious operatic adventure that takes the audience on crisscrossing car journeys throughout LA."
CREATE Out the Window
"Freewaves will spearhead a multicultural, multi-aesthetic, county-wide coalition to bring a little media sunshine to all L.A. Metro buses."
LIVE Revitalizing La Tierra de la Culebra Community Art Park
"Explore urban permaculture concepts through a process of culturally relevant community outreach programming, hands-on learning, and more."