Create LA

Within the past year, we have been thrilled to work with a dedicated group of volunteers to provide free art workshops to youth in the community in various capacities. We have successfully engaged community members by hosting fundraising events in our facility, showcasing Los Angeles artists. We have been fortunate enough to participate in local initiatives, cosponsoring with American Legacy Fine Arts, Glassell Park Improvement Association, Eagle Rock Yacht Club, Glassell Park Elementary School, Los Feliz Arts Charter School, Los Angeles River School, eCALS, Saint Bernard Catholic School, Work Source California, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and the City of Los Angeles. We have worked hard to establish a network of support consistently contributing time, money, and materials to our cause, including California Arts Club, Glassell Park Partners LLC, and The Classroom LA. We are excited about our upcoming collaboration with the Gang Reduction and Youth Development program of Los Angeles in piloting our after school program.


1 Submitted Idea

  • 2013 Grants Challenge

    Create LA: Free Art Classes for Kids

    Our idea is simple - free quality arts programming for Los Angeles kids. Create LA is a nonprofit organization providing arts education programs to Los Angeles youth both in community locations and out of a facility in Glassell Park that it shares with Keystone Fine Art Studios, a group of over forty artists creating sculpture, paintings, public art, and media installations. The organization has worked diligently to create partnerships with local schools, businesses and organizations to deliver art instruction in various capacities, pulling from its immediate resource in supportive Keystone artists. Create LA’s goals are to engage youth in quality arts education; promote the spread of specialized skill-sets from this generation of artisans to the next; and provide an engaging community space for creativity to thrive. Specifically the organization aims to accomplish these goals through the connection of Los Angeles artists with kids in the community. Create LA will provide community members with expanding opportunities for participation through involvement in various events and the establishment of free after school arts programming with weekend workshop offerings. Our idea will impact the Arts and Cultural Vitality indicator by creating an environment where established and emerging artists work together to envision possibilities, explore options, and manifest unique expression.