As a community based organization, LADAD Space is only as strong as its community partners. We are proud to be a part of a coalition that participates in cross-genre collaborative projects, reaching a broad audience with exhibitions, installations, performances, workshops, and cultural events.
Art Share Los Angeles
ArtShare L.A. supports artists by providing a creative environment for them to reside, develop, perform and exhibit. The organization maintains a 28,000 sq-ft warehouse in the heart of the arts district that holds thirty subsidized live/work lofts for artists and a community programmed facility offering classes, exhibitions and events. Art Share L.A. inspires artists and provides connection to the community for shared benefit. (artsharela.org)
Cornerstone Theater Company
Cornerstone Theater Company is a multi-ethnic, ensemble-based theater company that commissions and produces new plays which combine the artistry of professional and community collaborators. Cornerstone builds bridges between and within diverse communities in Los Angeles and nation; it has commissioned more than 50 playwrights, produced over 80 new works, trained over 2000 students in its methodology, and worked with thousands of people across the country. (www.cornerstonetheater.org)
The Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association (LARABA)
The Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association (LARABA) is dedicated to improving the quality of life and creating opportunities for Arts District stakeholders by encouraging a lively and healthy social, cultural and economic environment. LARABA seeks to preserve and promote the Arts District as a creative community for the cultural and economic benefit of all Angelenos. LARABA strives to provide a community forum to develop common goals for the evolution of the Arts District. (www.laraba.org)
losjocos Gallery represents a group of emerging and established artists selected for their ability to communicate visually and their capacity to do so with impact. The gallery mission is to foster the careers of emerging and mid-career artists and to provide a venue which facilitates a rendezvous for exceptional artists and keen art lovers. Artists featured at the Gallery have included Mathew Carey and Cynthia Johnson, Jeffrey Vallance, A.S. Ashley, Michael Criley, Gregg Gibbs, Snow Mack, and James Scott (losjocos.com)
In 1978, Murray Mednick and five other playwrights, including Sam Shepard and Maria Irene Fornes, converged on the old Padua Hills estate in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, to explore their creativity along with play writing students and actors. Transformed into a producing theatre company by artistic director Guy Zimmerman in 2001, Padua has staged over 40 productions of new plays in LA, New York, Berlin and elsewhere, garnering LA Weekly, Garland, and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards and an American Theatre Critics Association citation. Playwrights to emerge from or be nurtured by Padua include David Henry Hwang, John Steppling, John O’Keefe, Guy Zimmerman, Wesley Walker, Julie Hebert, Sharon Yablon, Susan Mosakowski, and Joseph Goodrich. (paduaplaywrights.org/category
Self Help Graphics
Incorporated in 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art is the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the predominantly Latino community of Los Angeles. Self Help Graphics’ mission is to drive the creation of new work by Chicano and Latino artists through fine art printmaking and multiple visual art forms. Self Help Graphics’ vision is to be the pre-eminent center for Latino art in printmaking, exhibition and training, and to be a resource for young and emerging artists. (www.selfhelpgraphics.com)
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is a center of innovation and one of the nation’s few independent architecture schools, offering undergraduate and graduate programs. It is dedicated to educating architects who will imagine and shape the future. The school is located in a quarter-mile long former freight depot in the Arts District of Los Angeles and serves approximately 500 students and 80 faculty members and is the anchor arts institution in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District (www.sciarc.edu)
Studio 100 has served as an affordable rehearsal, workshop and meeting space in the upper Arts District of downtown Los Angeles since 1995. Known for its accessibility and adaptability, Studio 100 is used for play, dance, and performance art rehearsals as well as for classes, community meetings, and photo and video shoots. Some of the groups to use the space have been Wolfskill Theater, The Zoo District, Padua Playwrights, LADADSpace, Sacred Fools, The Open Fist, Gangbusters Theater Co., The Arts District Citizen, Man Poems, and many others.