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Art + Practice encourages education and culture by providing support services to foster youth predominantly living in South Los Angeles through its collaboration with First Place for Youth. A+P also provides free, museum-curated art exhibitions and moderated art lectures to the community of Leimert Park.

about

Founded by artist Mark Bradford, philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton, and community activist Allan DiCastro, Art + Practice (A+P) is private operating 501 (c)3 foundation based in Leimert Park Village, Los Angeles that supports the needs of its local foster youth and provides the community with access to museum-curated contemporary art. A+P occupies a nearly 20,000 square-foot campus, where it directs its programs and activities.

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  • Exhibition Space
  • Public Programs Space
  • Future Cafe
  • First Place For Youth

Art vs. Practice

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Art at A+P includes exhibitions and public programs. Curated by a diverse range of museum institutions locally, nationally and internationally, A+P showcases world-class contemporary visual art in all media.

Public programs include moderated art lectures, discussions, screenings, and performances. Programs are organized so as to coincide with A+P’s exhibitions on view in its exhibition space. A+P seeks to reignite a conversation in Leimert Park about the social value and positive influence of contemporary art.

All contemporary art programs at Art + Practice are free and open to the public.

artandpractice.org/exhibitions

3401 W. 43rd Pl, LA, CA 90008
Mon- Sat: 12pm-6pm

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There are 28,000 foster youth living in Los Angeles County alone, representing 38% of California’s foster youth population. A+P is located in Service Planning Area (SPA) 6, a geographic region within Los Angeles County, as defined by the Department of Public Health. In SPA 6, the local high schools’ populations consist of up to 40% foster youth.

Despite their concentration, foster youth inside SPA 6 suffer from a scarcity of services. To reverse this trend, A+P collaborates with First Place for Youth, a nonprofit that offers opportunities for local foster youth to receive housing as well as educational, employment, and personal support.

In addition to the programs run by First Place, A+P also hires foster youth interns to work alongside A+P’s staff and assist with exhibitions, public programs, communications, visitor engagement, and security.

artandpractice.org/foster-youth-services

4337 Leimert Blvd, LA, CA 90008
Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm

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practice

Art at A+P includes exhibitions and public programs. Curated by a diverse range of museum institutions locally, nationally and internationally, A+P showcases world-class contemporary visual art in all media.

Public programs include moderated art lectures, discussions, screenings, and performances. Programs are organized so as to coincide with A+P’s exhibitions on view in its exhibition space. A+P seeks to reignite a conversation in Leimert Park about the social value and positive influence of contemporary art.

All contemporary art programs at Art + Practice are free and open to the public.

There are 28,000 foster youth living in Los Angeles County alone, representing 38% of California’s foster youth population. A+P is located in Service Planning Area (SPA) 6, a geographic region within Los Angeles County, as defined by the Department of Public Health. In SPA 6, the local high schools’ populations consist of up to 40% foster youth.

Despite their concentration, foster youth inside SPA 6 suffer from a scarcity of services. To reverse this trend, A+P collaborates with First Place for Youth, a nonprofit that offers opportunities for local foster youth to receive housing as well as educational, employment, and personal support.

In addition to the programs run by First Place, A+P also hires foster youth interns to work alongside A+P’s staff and assist with exhibitions, public programs, communications, visitor engagement, and security.