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Recent Grant Awards and Recognition


18th Street Art Center is a proud recipient of recently awarded grant funding from the Asian Cultural Council, the Getty Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (LADCA).

Asian Cultural Council

  • 18th Street Arts Center received funding from the Asian Cultural Council to support a two-month residency for the multi-disciplinary Malaysian artist, Kamal Sabran, in 2015. Kamal Sabran lives and works in Perak, Malaysia. He is completing his PhD in Art and Design (New Media) from the University of Teknologi MARA, and currently teaches at University Sains Malaysia. His work is trans-disciplinary and exists at the intersection of art, science, and technology.

The Getty Foundation

  • 18th Street received funding from the Getty Foundation to host the organization’s Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Intern. In June, we welcome Gulnar Tuli who will be supporting 18th Street’s Executive team during her three month residency. Having participated in this program for over a decade, 18th Street is thrilled to continue its involvement this initiative to support the growth and development of a diverse and talented generation of arts leaders to strengthen Los Angeles’ vibrant arts ecosystem.

Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

  • 18th Street was awarded a Cultural Engagement International grant to support the two-month residency and project of artist Javier Tapia from September through October, 2014. Tapia will develop new work based on the artist’s ongoing inquiry into the invisible histories of Los Angeles and collaborate with fellow artist, Camilo Ontiveros to deepen their exisiting research on the forgotten, erased histories that are embedded in Los Angeles City’s identity.


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