2021 Organizational Support Grants

The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts announced today the 2021 recipients of its Organizational Support Grants to eighteen Los Angeles organizations totaling $400,000. This year’s grantees are the Center for Land Use Interpretation; Center for the Study of Political Graphics; Coaxial Arts Foundation; Clockshop; Echo Park Film CenterFuture Roots Inc. DBA dublab; Human Resources LA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA); Los Angeles Contemporary ExhibitionsLos Angeles Filmforum; Los Angeles Poverty Department; Museum of Jurassic Technology; Pieter Performance Space; Poetic Research Bureau; Side Street Projects; Society for the Activation of Social Spaces through Art and SoundVincent Price Art Museum Foundation; and Women’s Center for Creative Work.

2021 Press Release

Simparch, Clean Livin’, 2003–present. Autonomous living system and isolation unit at CLUI Southbase, Wendover, Utah. This work is licensed under an Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Creative Commons License.

Center for Land Use Interpretation

$20,000

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Ester Hernández, Sun Mad, 1982.

Center for the Study of Political Graphics

$25,000

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rafa esparza, "Building a simulacrum of power".

Clockshop

$25,000

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Kamau Amu Patton, TEL, 2020.

Coaxial Arts Foundation

$20,000

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Haruko Tanaka, The Soroban and the Present, 2014. Still image from 16mm Film transferred to digital video.

Echo Park Film Center

$20,000

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Live Projection Performance by Luis Macías, March 10, 2020, Los Angeles Filmforum at the Echo Park Film Center.

Los Angeles Filmforum

$30,000

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Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra live at 2020 NYE concert at Grand Park.

Future Roots Inc., DBA dublab

$20,000

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Jasmine Orpilla, SUNGKA: a Civil War, a Civil Marriage, 2020.

Human Resources LA

$25,000

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Krisitn Bauer, Mario Ybarra Jr., Julio César Morales, Collective Chorus; presented as part of Field Workshop: Action Projects, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, August 11—13, 2020.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA LA)

$25,000

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Amitis Motevalli, An Offering of Honor, produced in collaboration with musician Hesam Abedani and vocalist Bahareh Daneshagar, performance documentation, 2020.

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

$25,000

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Installation view, “How to House 7,000 People in Skid Row” an exhibition by Rosten Woo, Anna Kobara, and Los Angeles Poverty Department at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive, March 7, 2020.

Los Angeles Poverty Department

$30,000

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Space Dogs Room at Museum of Jurassic Technology, paintings by MA Peers, 2007.

Museum of Jurassic Technology

$25,000

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Marina Magalhães leads stuents in a class as part of the June 2019 Dancing Diaspora Festival at Pieter’s former studio.

Pieter Performance Space

$15,000

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Poetic Research Bureau, 2018.

Poetic Research Bureau

$10,000

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Jose Richard Aviles, En Movimiento: El Camino De Vermont.

Side Street Projects

$20,000

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Carmina Escobar performs “The Fundamental Impermanence of All Things” at the Wende Museum, May 4, 2019.

Society for the Activation of Social Spaces through Art and Sound (SASSAS)

$15,000

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Installation view, “Patrick Martinez: America is for Dreamers,” Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College, 2017.

Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation

$25,000

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FeM Synth Lab workshop at Women's Center for Creative Work, 2018.

Women's Center for Creative Work

$25,000

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2020 Artist Project Grants

The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts announced today the 2020 recipients of its Artist Project Grants for the fifth year to nine Los Angeles organizations totaling $400,000. This year’s grantees are the Armory Center for the Arts; California Institute of the Arts/REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater); Fulcrum Arts/homeLA; Human Resources LA; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); Los Angeles Filmforum; Pieter; Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation, and Visual Communications Media.

2020 Press Release


Nancy Buchanan and Barbara T. Smith, With Love from A to B, 1976. Video performance, b&w, sound, 10:00.  Camera by: Peter Kirby.

Armory Center for the Arts

how we are in time and space: Nancy Buchanan, Marcia Hafif, Barbara T. Smith

$45,000

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Julie Tolentino, Documentation, bury.me.fiercely., Performance Space New York, 2019. Pictured: Stosh Fila aka Pigpen and Julie Tolentino.

Fulcrum Arts/homeLA

homeLA

$45,000

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Maryanne Amacher, Capp Street Residency, 1985.

Human Resources LA

Everything in Air

$45,000

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Tanya Aguiñiga, Metabolizing the Border, 2020. Performance.

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

Intergalactix: against isolation/contra el aislamiento

$50,000

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Hayoun Kwon, Modele, Village, 2014. Video HD, color, stereo.

Los Angeles Filmforum

Five Commissioned Films by Collectivo Los Ingrávidos, Chirstopher Harris, Hayoun Kwon, Tabita Rezaire, John Torres

$45,000

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Milka Djordjevich Kinetic Augmentations, 2019, Performance.

Pieter

Knees, Schools, Urges

$45,000

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Nao Bustamante, Deathbed, 2009.

REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)

The Wooden People

$50,000

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Raphael Montañez Ortiz, De-struction Ritual: Henny Penny-Piano-Sacrifice-Concert, New York, 1967. Performance documentation.

Vincent Price Art Museum

Sonidx: Audio Culture in Latinx Art

$50,000

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Tina Takemoto in residence at Visual Communications Media.

Visual Communications Media

First Street North Open: An Interactive Multidimensional Timeline

$25,000

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2019 Artist Project Grants

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts awards Artist Project Grants for the fourth year to ten Los Angeles organizations totaling $400,000. 2019's grantees are the 18th Street Arts Center, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Dirty Looks Inc., Echo Park Film Center (EPFC), Equitable Vitrines, Ford Theatre Foundation, IF Innovation Foundation, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), Pomona College Museum of Art (PCMA), and The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens.

Sara Daleiden Domestic Hollywood, 2009.

18th Street Art Center

Commons Lab: Place and Public Life

$45,000

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Lauren Halsey, The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project (Prototype Architecture), 2018, gypsum, wood, tape, and acrylic. Installation view, Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

University Art Museum, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)

PRAXIS: Lauren Halsey

$28,000

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Flesh Easting Corpulous performs with Future Ladies of Wresting at Moonlight Rollerway, July 4, 2018.

Dirty Looks Inc.

Dirty Looks: On Location

$45,000

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Kate Dollenmayer, Found Her, 2013, live video feed and ice augur. Art © Kate Dollenmayer

Echo Park Film Center

The Newsreel Project

$36,000

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Florian Hecker, Processed photography, 2019, digital image. Original Photography: Julius Shulman, 1937 © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10).

Equitable Vitrines

Florian Hecker

$25,000

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Screen and Make-up tests, Boney Manilli, Los Angeles, 2018. Art © Studio Edgar Arceneaux. All Rights Reserved.

Ford Theatres

Edgar Arceneaux’s Boney Manilli

$46,000

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Sharon Lockhart, LITTLE REVIEW, 2017, single-channel installation, HD Video, loop, 27:17 minutes. Art © Sharon Lockhart.

IF Innovation Foundation

Sharon Lockhart’s On Gotland

$45,000

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Ricky Jammz performs at Los Angeles Poverty Department’s Festival for All Skid Row Artists in San Julian Park, in 2018.

Los Angeles Poverty Department

Compassion and Self-Deception

$45,000

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Todd Gray, Euclidean Gris Gris (Tropic of Entropy), 2019, four archival pigment prints in artist’s frames.

Pomona College Museum of Art (PCMA)

Todd Gray: Euclidean Gris Gris

$40,000

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Installation view, Beside the Edge of the World, The Huntington, November 9, 2019 - February 24, 2020.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

/five 2019

$45,000

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2018 Artist Project Grants

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts awards Artist Project Grants for the third year to ten Los Angeles organizations totaling $400,000. 2018's grantees are Fulcrum Arts, Hammer Museum, JOAN, LA Freewaves, LAXART, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Latin American Art, Self Help Graphics & Art, and The Underground Museum.

Lawrence English Seirá, 2018 (Marathon St. & N. Vermont Ave).

Fulcrum Arts

Lawrence English: Sirens

$40,000

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Installation view, Hammer Projects: Andrea Fraser, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, May 18-September 15, 2019.

Hammer Museum

Hammer Projects: Andrea Fraser

$40,000

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Alison O’Daniel, Skater’s Score, 2019.  Live performance hosted by JOAN at Lincoln Heights Skatepark, May 17 & 18, 2019.

JOAN

JOAN Performance

$45,000

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Christy Roberts Berkowitz et al perform at Ain't I a Womxn?. Presented by LA Freewaves at LA Historic State Park, Los Angeles, CA, July 28, 2018.

LA Freewaves

Ain’t I a Womxn?

$40,000

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Installation view, Sperm Cult, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, November 11, 2018-January 6, 2019.

LAXART

Sperm Cult

$45,000

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Cameron Rowland, D37. Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2018.

Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA)

Cameron Rowland

$40,000

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Installation view, Gráfica América, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, March 3-September 1, 2019.

Museum of Latin American Art

Gráfica América

$40,000

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Sonia Romero, Monarch Cluster, 2015, dimensions variable, mixed media silkscreen.

Self Help Graphics & Art

Chicana/o and Latinx Print Summit Portfolio & Atelier

$40,000

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Installation view, Rodney McMillian, Brown: Images from The Black Show, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 2019-February 16, 2020.

The Underground Museum

Rodney McMillian: Videos and Performance

$45,000

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2017 Artist Project Grants

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts awards Artist Project Grants for the second year to eight Los Angeles organizations totaling $319,000. 2017's Grantees are Human Resources/356 S. Mission Rd., The Industry, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater), The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS), University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, Vincent Price Art Museum, and Pasadena Arts Council/Volume.

Installation view, Charlemagne Palestine: CCORNUUOORPHANOSSCCOPIAEE AANORPHANSSHHORNOFFPLENTYYY, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA, January 25 – April 22, 2018.

Human Resources / 356 S. Mission Rd.

GesammttkkunnsttMeshuggahhLaandtttt

$40,000

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Barbara Carrasco, L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective (1981).  Union Station, Los Angeles, CA.

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective

$40,000

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Ron Athey and Sean Griffin, Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy, Automatism and Discernment, 2018. Presented by Volume at Vibiana, Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2018.

Pasadena Arts Council / Volume

Gifts of the Spirit: Auto da Fe

$36,000

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Emily Mast and Mikaal Sulaiman, Hold Your Tension (Part 1), performance in the Gallery at REDCAT on June 17, 2017.

REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)

Chalk Circles

$40,000

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The Industry, Galileo Concert Workshop, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, September 16-17, 2017.

The Industry

Galileo

$40,000

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James Tenney, Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps, November 11, 2007. 1985.  Presented by SASSAS at the Box, Los Angeles, CA, November 11, 2017.

The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS)

Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps

$33,000

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Installation view, lauren woods: American MONUMENT, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA, September 17-December 9, 2018.

University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach

lauren woods

$40,000

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"Es Bliss - A Carranciar, Matar, Morir, En la Revolución, en la Vida de Hoy," 2010, A performance and intervention project by Raul Baltazar. Photographers: Rafael Cardenas, Rick Mendoza. Performers: William Acedo, Raul Gonzalez, Erick Huerta, Brent King, Barry Markowitz, Nuke, Erick I. Sanchez de Leon. Consultants: Hugo Hopping, Adrian Rivas. Witnesses: York Chang, Marcus Kulland-Nazario. Photo courtesy of Raul Baltazar.

Vincent Price Art Museum

Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology

$50,000

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2016 Artist Project Grants

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts awards inaugural Artist Project Grants to nine L.A. organizations totaling $310,000.  2016's Grantees are the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Clockshop, Coaxial Arts Foundation, Echo Park Film Festival, LA Filmforum, Los Angeles Poverty Department, The Mistake Room, Pasadena Arts Council/Knowledges, and the ICA LA. 

Guerrilla Girls, "How Long Did It Take to Loot South Central L.A.?," offset, 1992. New York, NY. Photo courtesy of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.

Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG)

To Protect and Serve? 50 Years of Posters Protesting Police Violence with multiple artists

$25,000

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Lauren Halsey, and it was a natural extension of my dreaming, 2016.

Clockshop

Courtesy the Artists and Lauren Halsey @ Radio Imagination

$30,000

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Jennifer Juniper Stratford, TelefantasyTV, 2016.

Coaxial Arts Foundation

Experimental Half-Hour Residencies: Jennifer Juniper Stratford and Suzy Poling

$10,000

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Gina Napolitan, "Library at Night," 2014, video still. © EPFC Co-op.

Echo Park Film Center (EPFC)

A Day In The Sun with multiple artists

$35,000

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Malena Szlam, "Anagrams of Light," 2011.

LA Filmforum

Survey of International Contemporary Media Art Across Los Angeles with multiple artists

$50,000

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Los Angeles Poverty Department’s Walk The Talk, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Poverty Department.

Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)

The Back 9: Golf and Zoning Policy in Los Angeles with Rosten Woo

$50,000

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Installation view, Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 2017-January 20, 2018.

The Mistake Room

Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream

$35,000

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Pasadena Arts Council (PAC) / Knowledges

KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory with multiple artists

$35,000

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Installation view, This Brush for Hire: Norm Laich and Many Other Artists,Institute of  Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, June 4–September 2, 2018.

Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA)

Norm Laich: This Brush for Hire

$40,000

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