LA Freewaves

Fund: $25,000

LA Freewaves is a Los Angeles nonprofit that produces free, site-specific public art to engage artists and audiences on current social issues. They produce art online and in the streets with their intersectional network of artists, staff and curators, challenging society’s ideas about race and gender. LA Freewaves began in 1989 as a multicultural video art festival in venues throughout SoCal and on TV. Since then, they have grown to host performance art events, IG Live dialogues and one of the largest free digital video art archives. They connect artists across cultural differences, find thematic commonalities, allow them freedom of expression, advise them on aspects of public art and introduce them to new audiences.