Press Release for June 18, 2011 Artist Bailout

Press Contact: Autumn Rooney
213.220.0295 | www.artistbailout.org


June 1, 2011, Los Angeles: Artist Bailout is a community driven way to fund new work by artists during the economic crisis. This new philanthropic model brings together artists and patrons for a dinner, which is part performance, part fundraiser and culminates in the presentation of two micro-grants for emerging artists. The second Artist Bailout will be held at Atwater Crossing on Saturday, June 18th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Patrons pay a sliding scale donation of $10–$10,000,000 at the door for a delicious vegetarian meal and a ballot (or $5 for the ballot only). At 6:00 pm a group of pre-selected artists will present proposals for new original work. Artists who will be presenting proposals include John Hogan, Kristen Smiarowski, Louisa Van Leer, Kristy Baltezore, Creative Migration and Ecstatic Energy Consultants, Inc. Due to the wide variety of artistic disciplines represented, these proposals will run from dance performances in local marshland to sculptural houses made out of bagels; all presented in the spirit of sharing visions and garnering community support. At the end of the presentations and performances, ballots will be collected and counted. The top two winning artists will each take home half of all the money collected at the door as a micro grant to be used towards their proposed project.

“The goal is to get the pot up to a thousand dollars or more,” expressed organizers Michael Rippens, Jenn Su, Laura Noguera, Elana Mann and Autumn Rooney. “Our hope is that this will become an on-going support system for Los Angeles artists in a time when funding for the arts is vanishing. Together we can share our resources to support each other’s projects, both creatively and financially. We are excited to collaborate in funding interesting and relevant projects and experimenting with unconventional philanthropic models.”
For more information about Artist Bailout call 213-220-0295 or visit www.artistbailout.org


Artist Bailout:
A public meal designed to solicit community-driven financial support and democratically fund new work by emerging artists.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Price: $10 (includes dinner and a ballot) or $5 (ballot) only

Location: Atwater Crossing: 3191 Casitas Avenue, room 165 (Corner of Casitas and Minneapolis) Los Angeles, CA 90039,

Website: www.artistbailout.org

Phone: 213-220-0295

This event was made possible through generous support from Dan Greaney, Atwater Crossing, Trader Joe’s, the Echo Park Fim Center and many more.



Artist project summaries are up!

The artist project summaries for the upcoming Artist Bailout on June 18th are in. Get your sneak preview here!


Parking is limited. Please consider biking or carpooling to the Artist Bailout! Special gift for those who do. :)