City of Los Angeles (COLA 2018) Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition
May 3 – June 24, 2018
April 29, 2018, 2 – 5 PM
Los Angeles – The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce the 2017/18City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship recipients. These Fellows will produce a new body of work with grants of $10,000 each and their new works will be premiered by the City of Los Angeles in the Spring of 2018.
These Fellows were chosen in three review-rounds by nine interdisciplinary peer panelists who were curators, educators, non-profit gallerists, museum directors, and/or past COLA Fellows.
“C.O.L.A. Fellows are the types of unique civic entrepreneurs that we need in this city,” said DCA General Manager Danielle Brazell. “DCA is proud to honor these creative visionaries and nurture their symbiotic relationships with LA and other artists and the city’s history and identity as an international arts capital.”
“C.O.L.A. Fellows represent the spectrum of LA’s exemplary mid-career artists,” said DCA Grants Administration Division Director Joe Smoke. “The C.O.L.A. grants allow these accomplished, influential, and not yet ultra-famous artists to create new work that the City of Los Angeles will premiere for the general public in one or more group presentations accompanied by a promotional catalog as well as educational artist talks.”
The C.O.L.A. visual arts exhibition will take place at DCA’s Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery located at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Barnsdall Park; and the C.O.L.A. performance and literary showcase will occur at Grand Performances at California Plaza in downtown LA. The C.O.L.A. 2018 catalog will be designed and published by Susan Silton, a former C.O.L.A. awardee.