Call for Applications: Los Angeles – United Kingdom Residency Project

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce a special initiative within its Cultural Engagement International Program (CEI): the Los Angeles – United Kingdom Residency Project (CEI LA – UK), which intends to build bridges around the world.
 
This special CEI initiative is co-sponsored by the British Council and supports the engagement of emerging creative business leaders between Los Angeles and the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland).
 
The goal of the CEI LA – UK residency project is to enhance Los Angeles as a national and international center, fostering cultural understandings through the expansion of networks and exchange of knowledge by creative professionals.
 
CEI LA – UK provides fellowship support to emerging cultural leaders (arts administrators; arts/cultural educators and scholars; curators; presenters; creative entrepreneurs; cultural innovators; and cultural experts such as dancers, designers, musicians, architects, filmmakers, and visual artists) who address contemporary social issues through the lens of culture and who are in the middle stages of this work with growing accomplishments (usually 3 to 9 years of professional focus).
 
Ideally the applicant's proposed residency abroad will provide or engender cross-cultural ideas, lessons, stories, or collaborative possibilities.
 
The upcoming postmark deadline to apply for the CEI LA – UK residency project is February 21, 2014.
 
An informational workshop will be held at the Center for Nonprofit Management at 1000 North Alameda Street, Suite 250, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, on Friday, February 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

To RSVP for this workshop, please email christopher.riedesel@lacity.org.
 
This is the third year of this project, and past recipients include Dena Younkin of the Downtown Women's Center, who shared information about hands-on skills training workshops for homeless women with UK based organizations who also work with homeless populations; and Sabra Williams, Director of Outreach for The Actors Gang, who interacted with the UK based Geese Theatre on using drama and theatre-based practice as a rehabilitation tool for prison inmates.
 
Proposed residencies are to take place during the City of Los Angeles' 2014-15 fiscal year (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015) and will be evaluated by one peer review panel in the Spring of 2014.
 
Local creative professionals and businesses as well as nonprofit organizations are encouraged to find DCA's CEI LA - UK Program Grant Guidelines online at: