April 29th, 1-3 pm
The conversation will focus on the work of past C.O.L.A. recipients as well as creating space for an
exchange between recipients and new media makers. Feminist, LGBTQ, artists of color video makers and photographers have utilized a myriad of divergent strategies in order to influence and alter mainstream media. How do artists create work in order to participate, criticize, or satirize the film and television
May 4th, 7-9pm
C.O.L.A. fellows and representatives from the art sector will discuss how artists and some of our local nonprofits are currently working together to best serve one another. What are the current needs of artists, arts educators and arts organizations in LA serving the public? The conversation will focus on continuing to build and support municipal, artist run spaces, collectives and nonprofits.
Preserving Your Artistic Legacy
May 27th, 2:30-4pm
What steps do people need to take to establish a trust? What happens when family or friends take on the role of supervising a trust? This program will focus on sharing information and providing way finding that people in the community can use to begin the process of preserving their artistic legacy.
Conversation III: Performance
June 11th, 2:30pm-4pm
This program is a multimedia event paying tribute to past C.O.L.A. fellows. Artists will participate in layered and intermittent time slots within the COLA 20 exhibit responding to the artwork via sound, movement, ritual and text. Featured artists include writer and performer Claudia Rodriguez (C.O.L.A. 2016 fellow), interdisciplinary artist and performer Edgar Fabian Frias and musician and movement based artist, Leisei Chen (former collaborator and widow of C.O.L.A. 2013 fellow, Michael White.)