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LA2050 – The Los Angeles Murals & Mentorship Project

The Los Angeles Murals & Mentorship Project

Vote for our project until Sept 16th, 2014!

What is it?

Juvenile first time offenders who self identify as emerging artists are assigned by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office to apprentice for professional muralists, gaining hands-on experience in developing and painting a mural for the city. In addition, apprentices complete training in drawing and basic artistic skills with professional artists, followed by internships in the Art Department at Warner Bros. and/or other Hollywood studios for film and television projects or at other major LA Arts Institutions.  The program closes with apprentices completing a smaller arts project in his/her home community under the supervision of Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Space (LADADSpace.)

Who are the LA Murals & Mentorship Program Partners & Supporters?

  • Councilman Jose Huizar and City Council District 14
  • Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Space (LADADSpace)
  • Warner Bros. Studios
  • The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  •  LA businesses, art galleries, non-profit organizations, restaurants, civic, and legal leaders
  • The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Who Benefits?

  • All who enjoy beautifying the city, murals, and public art!
  • First time offenders from East, Central, and South Los Angeles with an aptitude for the arts
  • Property owners and civic leaders who wish to replace tagging on city walls with stunning and creative mural art

What makes this project special?

This project is already well underway and we aim for the experience to be a transformative one for all.  Apprentices receive on the job training, one on one arts instruction, and an apprenticeship – all with professional artists, as well as a paid internship with one of the biggest film and television studios in the world, and an opportunity to create art in their home communities.  Working artists get a chance to give back to youth and underrepresented communities, the city gets murals in place of destructive tagging, and we all get new, beautiful and unique public art!

What can you do to support the project?

You can learn more about the project, cheer us on and VOTE here:

1. Visit the project page here:
2. Click “Vote for this idea” to vote for us!
3. Log in with your GOOD account or join for free with your email address or a Facebook account to register.
4. If you use an email address, you will be emailed a link for you to click for address verification.
5. Once you’ve voted, you’ll get notification at the top of the screen & an email saying that your vote has been counted.
6. You can only vote ONCE, so please let your friends know and spread the word!
Voting begins on Tuesday, September 2nd at 12:00 pm (NOON) PDT and ends on Tuesday, Septbember 16th at 12 pm.  The project with the greatest number of votes is awarded a $100,000 grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation to support project development!  You can also share your ideas, thoughts and suggestions on the project which helps us stay on the most discussed projects page!


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