DIY Art Space or Whatever

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

APOLOGIES DEAR PEOPLE, BUT WE ARE TOTALLY FULL. Email with the subject line [thanks for nothing] to be on the wait list for next time

An invitation from Mark Allen, the guy who started Machine Project:

“Hey you! Have you ever thought about starting your own art/music/literary/performance/whatever space? Why not? Los Angeles is a rich environment for creating low cost, grassroots venues of all kinds. Based on my experience with starting Machine Project and a couple of previous (even more low end) artist run spaces, I will answer questions, give advice, and provide an overview on the basics of starting your own cultural venue in this free informal workshop.

If this is something you are interested in attending, please email me at with the subject line [want to be starting something] and include whatever questions you have, so I can prepare to be as useful as possible. Space will be limited to those who register ahead of time, unless no one signs up, in which case I’ll talk to whoever walks through the door.



If you’re into what the above class has to offer, also check out our “Everything, Everywhere: LA 2050″ proposal and vote for us to receive a $100,000 LA2050 challenge grant to create grassroots art organizations all over LA County.

At Machine Project we are continually inspired by the grassroots cultural organizing happening all over LA. For the LA2050 challenge grant we propose to help seed the next generation of local, visionary work by helping 10 people or groups to start their own spaces throughout their neighborhoods in LA.

You can check out our submission and vote here: