PLEASE NOTE: ART + PRACTICE’S CAMPUS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19.
Conceived and founded by artist Mark Bradford, activist Allan DiCastro, and philanthropist and art collector Eileen Harris Norton, Art + Practice (A+P) is a private operating 501(c)3 foundation based in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. A+P’s mission is twofold: (1) collaborate with a nonprofit social service provider (i.e. First Place for Youth) to support the needs of 18 to 24-year-old foster youth who are transitioning into adulthood, and (2) provide free access to museum-curated contemporary art celebrating artists of color.
A+P occupies a nearly 20,000 square foot campus in Leimert Park, from which it organizes mission-oriented programs and activities. This campus includes:
- An exhibition space for providing South Los Angeles and beyond with free access to museum-curated contemporary art.
- A public program space for moderated artist talks, panel discussions, film screenings, lectures, and workshops organized to coincide with exhibitions on view.
- A space where First Place for Youth offers housing opportunities and case management — such as individualized education and employment support — for local foster youth.
Admission to all exhibitions and public programs is free and open to the public.