COLA 2020 LAMAGLearnArtist Funding Now!
Sunday, June 14 at 1 PM
In these uncertain and trying times, join COLA 2020 exhibition artists Alison O’Daniel and Vincent Ramos in conversation with Tatiana Vahan of the Los Angeles Artist Census to learn more about the available funding and professional development resources. Moderated by Anji Gaspar-Milanovic, Director of Grants and Professional Development for the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.
This free program will be held on Zoom. Advance registration is required; register here no later than Sunday, June 14 at 12 PM PST.
About Anji Gaspar-Milanovic
As Director of Grants and Professional Development for the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Anji oversees the Organizational Grant Program, Community Impact Arts Grant Program, Arts Internship Program, professional development, special initiatives designed to increase the capacity of the arts sector and connecting regional arts funders. Prior to joining the Department of Arts and Culture in 2007, Ms. Gaspar-Milanovic worked in development at Saint Joseph Ballet and held several positions at the American Red Cross of Orange County in bilingual media relations and provided disaster relief both locally and internationally. Fluent in several languages, she received a B.A. in Latin American Studies and French Literature from Lake Forest College and attended Vanderbilt University’s graduate program in Latin American Studies.
About Alison O’Daniel
Alison O’Daniel is a visual artist and filmmaker working across sound, narrative, sculpture, installation and performance. O’Daniel’s work has been shown across the US and internationally including Say the Word ‘Nowhere’, Say ‘Headphones’, Say ‘Nothing’ at Shulami Nazarian in Los Angeles, Made in LA at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and Infinite Ear at Centro Centro in Madrid, Spain. O’Daniel lives and works in Los Angeles and Alameda, CA.
About Vincent Ramos
Vincent Ramos received a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design. His artwork has been included in exhibitions at venues that include the Hammer Museum, LAXART, Las Cienegas Projects, and 18th Street Art Center. Ramos is a recipient of a California Community Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship and his work is included in the permanent collection of the Hammer Museum. Ramos lives and works in Los Angeles.
About Tatiana Vahan
Tatiana Vahan is an LA-based artist that creates work at the intersection of research, activism, and community organizing. Her work analyzes and critiques existing social and economic systems. In 2017 she founded bar-fund, a grant-building initiative that invited local visual artists to fundraise and distribute grants to fellow local artists. In 2019 she founded the Los Angeles Artist Census, a socially-engaged research project that has collected data on LA County-based visual artists to assess need versus resources available. Vahan’s work explores how economic and cultural value are created, how these processes create systems of power and hierarchy, and how this impacts our bodies as well as our individual and collective consciousness.
Vahan received an MA in Aesthetics and Politics from CalArts, a BFA in Visual Art from New World School of the Arts, and has been a certified and practicing bodyworker since 2002. Her artwork has been exhibited at ICA LA, Bass Museum of Art, MDC Museum of Art + Design, Miami Art Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami.