Highways Performance Space & Gallery

Fund: $30,000

Santa Monica-based Highways Performance Space & Gallery develops and presents innovative and socially engaged performing, visual and media art that challenges mainstream America’s dominant racial, sexual, psychological and political values. Highways’s artistic programs explore social justice issues, broaden public understanding of diversity, engage artists in critical dialogues with the communities they serve and promote cross-cultural and intergenerational interactions among LGBTQ+ people of diverse cultural identities. Over the past 33 years, Highways has presented more than 1,500 original works examining issues such as racism, civil rights, white privilege, sexual abuse, gender identity, immigration, transgender rights, homophobia, AIDS/HIV, women’s health, gentrification, veterans’ issues and climate change, for audiences that reflect the cultural diversity and the inclusive nature of Los Angeles County.