Fund: $19,000

JOAN is a nonprofit art space for exhibitions, performances, screenings, and discursive events founded in 2015 by three female curators. Inspired by the history of alternative and feminist performance spaces, JOAN provides a space for experimentation and for art that probes social and cultural norms. JOAN’s audience consists of artists, writers, students, educators, and others from the greater Los Angeles creative community. It considers its artist-centric approach to be feminist in an expanded sense. While it works predominantly with local and international artists who identify as women, non-binary or queer, JOAN also favors work that challenges dominant narratives, and that casts a critical eye on the forces that shape culture and society.