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Artist Positions for MacArthur Park - Los Angeles

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Artist Positions for MacArthur Park - Los Angeles




LA Commons is searching for 1 lead artist and 1 associate artist to work with the Youth Arts Team (Age 15-25) at MacArthur Park Los Angeles to collect community stories, and to design and create public art for the park that shares the stories.


Compensation for the entire project:  $3500 stipend for lead artist⁣ ⁣⁣ |  $2000 stipend for associate artist ⁣⁣

Youth Arts team members will meet weekly and be paid a stipend for their work. LA Commons will coordinate project partners, supply acquisition, workshop space and recruiting the Youth Arts team. The team will contribute to ongoing efforts to increase neighborhood engagement with and beautification of the park.

Project Partners: LA Commons, MacArthur Park Recreation Center, CARECEN, and Homies Unidos, Levitt Los Angeles and other MacArthur Park Stakeholder Organizations

The Role the Lead Artist/Designer in this project will be:
1. To participate in story/image gathering process and events with the group to inform the designs for the artwork
2. To mentor the Core Youth Arts team to foster youth in the development of skills in visual art and design
3. To lead team in the creating and completion designs and design revisions for the public art work

Experience in visual arts and public art
1. Experience working with youth and community
2. Familiarity, experience and connection with MacArthur Park
3. Bilingual Spanish/English speakers preferred

Submit these materials with your online application by January 28, 2021
1. Current resume and contact information
2. 5-7 samples of artwork
3. Artist statement of why you are interested in this project and your connection to the neighborhood

Contact Beth Peterson, Community Arts Program Director, LA Commons  |  323-620-6822