Destination Crenshaw is built for and by Black Los Angeles.
Destination Crenshaw is a community-inspired public art exhibit and streetscape design project that highlights the world-class contributions of Black Los Angeles to American and world culture. Home to the largest black community west of the Mississippi River, we have produced and influenced some of the greatest musicians, athletes, faith leaders, entertainers, and artists the world has ever seen. Black LA is also the center of some of the most effective multiracial community organizing and political activism in the nation.
Destination Crenshaw is excited about growing the career opportunities of our future commissioned artists and looks forward to developing our holistic programming dedicated to the career development of artists, entrepreneurs, and creative service professionals in the Crenshaw creative economy. We invite local artists to submit material for the DC Art Corps Programs
Destination Crenshaw’s Arts Corp Program aims to commission an unprecedented number of Black Los Angeles-based artists of various media, including mural, sculpture, illustration, creative writing, performance, and culturally-stamped infrastructure for permanent and temporary installations in the corridor.
In an effort to fully integrate the community, the Mural project expands Destination Crenshaw exhibitions onto the walls throughout the Crenshaw district. This integrated approach elevates Mural Artists and supports Local Business development.
Narrative Exhibition & Design
To ensure fresh ideas, perspectives, and stories in our parks, graphic illustrators/artists, creative writers, and digital artists will be commissioned through a biennial RFP process to generate relevant digital art and stories for the interpretive features of the Sankofa and Pocket parks.
Through seasonal exhibition series, LA artists will showcase their perspectives on life along Crenshaw Blvd and in South LA, engaging the community and expanding the art market's reach. Participating artists will be financially supported, provided with marketing assistance, and offered mentorship through curatorial engagement.
Community-based artists and youth engagement through DC arts, professional development opportunities, and partnerships.
Creative Economy Pathways
Community-driven opportunities for creatives in culinary arts, interior design, health & wellness, beauty and more.
This has a rolling deadline to submit through, June 19th, at 11:59 PM PT. Each submission will be reviewed by our Destination Crenshaw Public Art Team and Curatorial Committee.
Eligibility: Artists grounded in the South LA and Crenshaw District are encouraged to submit qualifications.
Questions: please feel free to email us at email@example.com