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 ARTS & CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

ART & ARCHITECTURE

MAK Center

ART EDUCATION

Greenway Arts Alliance

Greenway Arts Alliance utilizes the performing arts to build community between a broad constituency of artists, educators, community members and students.

LACER

 L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs provide underserved middle and high school students in Los Angeles with free arts, athletics and academic activites after school. 

DANCE

Critical Mass Dance Company

Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC) advances community health, women's leadership and social change in Central L.A. and beyond through dance and movement.

Dance Resource Center 

Dance Resource Center (DRC) is a service organization that provides the Los Angeles area dance community access to information, resources and services; and promotes the visibility and viability of Greater Los Angeles dance on local, state and national levels.

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre creates ephemeral contemporary art experiences in extraordinary places that boldly redefine the relationship between audience and art. 

Multiplex Dance

Multiplex Dance is dedicated to making innovative, accessible dance works and programs that engage audiences in creative and powerful ways.

FILM

Outfest

Outfest is the leading organization showcasing, nurturing and preserving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film images and artistry.

SEEFest

South East European Film Festival educates about and promotes cultural diversity of South East Europe through its annual presentations of films from this region and year-round screenings and programs. 

Women in Film

Women In Film is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women, encouraging creative projects by women, and expanding and enhancing portrayals of women in all forms of global media.

LITERARY ARTS

Lambda Literary Foundation

Lambda Literary believes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published and read.

Les Figues Press

Les Figues Press creates aesthetic conversations between Writers/Artists and readers, especially those interested in innovative/experimental/avant-garde work.

PEN Center USA

PEN Center USA strives to protect the rights of writers around the world, to stimulate interest in the written word, and to foster a vital literary community among the diverse writers living in the western United States.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY

California LGBT Arts Alliance

The California LGBT Arts Alliance is a network of over 70 non-profit arts organizations and 1800 individual artists and supporters in California. This includes all artists, arts organizations and individuals who support the mission statement as part of the alliance.

Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is the world's largest provider of programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. 

Unity in Diversity Arts Foundation

 Unity in Diversity Arts Foundation creates cultural and educational programs in areas of the arts, music,literature and photography in cooperation with many ethnic and cultural organizations locally and abroad.

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives Inc. promotes the collection, preservation, documentation and understanding of LGBTQA history and culture by providing support for ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries and by presenting events, exhibitions and other activities.

MUSIC

Gay Mens Chorus of Los Angeles

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles promotes civil rights, tolerance and acceptance though music.

Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra

The Los Angeles Doctor’s Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest community orchestras in the United States with its origin in the health professions.

Metropolitan Master Chorale

The Metropolitan Master Chorale celebrates the diversity of choral music, promotes artistic excellence and creativity and brings communities together through the joy of music.

SASSAS

The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound seeks to increase the visibility and availability of experimental art and sound practices.

Vox Femina Los Angeles

Vox Femina Los Angeles gives women voice through the performance of quality choral literature. Diverse in culture, age, race, belief and sexual identity, Vox Femina is committed to commissioning new works and raising awareness about issues that affect us as a family of women.

THEATRE

Association of Los Angeles Playwrights

The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP) is a service and support organization dedicated to protecting the rights and addressing the professional needs of the Los Angeles playwriting community.

Celebration Theatre
Founded in 1982 by gay rights pioneer Chuck Rowland -- one of the original founders of the Mattachine Society -- Celebration Theatre exists as the only community-based professional theatre in Los Angeles endeavoring to accurately represent the gay and lesbian community to itself and to the community at large.

Classical Theatre Lab
Classical Theatre Lab is an ensemble of professional actors dedicated to exploration of the classics. 

 

Greenway Arts Alliance

 Greenway Arts Alliance unites communities through art, education and social enterprise. Through our professional theatre productions, educational programs and the Melrose Trading Post, Greenway builds a vibrant artistic community

Hollywood Fringe Festival

 The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. 

IAMA Theatre

 IAMA is an ensemble of theater artists seeking to connect and cultivate a new generation of audiences.

Puppet Theatre on Wheels

The Puppet Theatre on Wheel's mission is to raise a young theatrical audience and instill a love for theater and the arts. Their plays are very interactive and give kids the chance to think and make decisions on their own.

Rogue Artists Ensemble

 Rogue Artists Ensemble is a collective of multi-disciplinary artists who create Hyper-theater, an innovative hybrid of theater traditions, puppetry, mask work, dance, music, and modern technology.

Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival

The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival empowers women artists to engage and inspire communities through the production of multidisciplinary solo performances and educational outreach.

MACHA Theatre
MACHA promotes Latina and other women of color, and lesbian performance and dramatic artists and art works.

VISUAL ART

Los Angeles Art Association

The Los Angeles Art Association provides opportunities, resources, services and exhibition venues for Los Angeles artists, with an emphasis on emerging talent.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations.

For a current list of West Hollywood Galleries, please check our digital Arts Briefs.

 COMMERCIAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

 

In addition to the projects administered through the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, the City of West Hollywood enjoys a unique and thriving commercial arts economy. From historic Sunset Boulevard and its booming rock and new music venues to the West Hollywood Design District, with more than 80 art galleries, showrooms and interior design studios on Robertson, Melrose and Beverly, the arts are a vital economic engine for the City. Please visit these websites for more information on current arts and culture activities in the commercial sector: 

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LOS ANGELES REGION ARTS & CULTURE 

 

Experience LA

Information on arts and cultural attractions, events, and activities in the Los Angeles region, including an on-line cultural calendar

LA Culture Net

Art job opportuniities, auditions, RFPs/RFQs, and events.

Los Angeles County Arts Commission

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County, encompassing 88 municipalities, and provides leadership in cultural services. 

 

Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC) advances community health, women's leadership and social change in Central L.A. and beyond through dance and movement!!
Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC) advances community health, women's leadership and social change in Central L.A. and beyond through dance and movement!!
Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC) advances community health, women's leadership and social change in Central L.A. and beyond through dance and movement!!
Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC) advances community health, women's leadership and social change in Central L.A. and beyond through dance and movement!!
Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC) advances community health, women's leadership and social change in Central L.A. and beyond through dance and movement!!
Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC) advances community health, women's leadership and social change in Central L.A. and beyond through dance and movement!!
Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC) advances community health, women's leadership and social change in Central L.A. and beyond through dance and movement!!
Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC) advances community health, women's leadership and social change in Central L.A. and beyond through dance and movement!!
Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC) advances community health, women's leadership and social change in Central L.A. and beyond through dance and movement!!