The Two Funded Artists

Thanks to all the patrons who attended Artist Bailout: Renegade Bounty Exchange we were able to give Evelyn Serrano of NOMAD LAB Dialogue Project and Edith Abeyta funding for their projects! It was a day to remember and all of the artist proposals were inspiring and inventive. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event a success. Read more about it and see pictures here.


Date and Time: Sunday, May 16, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Price: $10 (includes lunch and a ballot) or $5 (ballot) only
Location: Angels Gate Cultural Center | 3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
For directions to Angels Gate click here.

Angels Gate Cultural Center proudly presents Artist Bailout: Renegade Bounty Exchange, a community driven way to fund new work by artists during the economic crisis. A collaboration by Elana Mann and Autumn Rooney, this new philanthropic model brings together artists and patrons for a lunch, which is part performance part fundraiser and culminates in the presentation of two micro-grants for emerging artists. The inaugural Artist Bailout: Renegade Bounty Exchange will be held during the open studios at Angels Gate Cultural Center on Sunday, May 16, 2010 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.
Patrons pay $10 at the door for a delicious vegetarian meal and a ballot (or $5 for the ballot only). At 2:00 pm a group of pre-selected artists will present proposals for new original work. Artists who will be presenting proposals include Edith Abeyta, literary magazine Amor Fati, Laura Bouza, Owen Driggs, Liz Glynn, the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Editorial Collective, Llano del Rio Collective, Anna Mayer, Nancy Popp, Evelyn Serrano, and Juliana Snapper. Due to the wide variety of artistic disciplines represented, these proposals will run from films about sound healers to mapping alternative cultures in Los Angeles; all presented in the spirit of sharing visions and garnering community support. Also on the bill is a special musical performance by Monica Howe (H.R. Muff’n Stuff). 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 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.”

 See the artist's proposals here.
Artist Bailout: Renegade Bounty Exchange  and Open Studios 2010 are sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment and The James Irvine Foundation.