Explore a variety of inspiring programs from music, to theatre, to visual arts and much more. Each program uses the arts to nourish wellness, community and connectivity. These programs are offered by a partnership of multiple organizations based in Skid Row, Los Angeles.
URBAN VOICES PROJECT
Urban Voices Project uses music to create supportive community spaces in Skid Row and the Los Angeles area that bridge vulnerable individuals to a sense of purpose and improved health.
LA POVERTY DEPARTMENT
Based in the Skid Row neighborhood since 1985, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) is the first ongoing arts initiative on Skid Row, a non-profit arts organization that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty. LAPD creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks, which express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.'s Skid Row.
LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK
LA CAN’s Arts and Culture committee features incredible artists from in and around the LA area…all of whom have a deep passion for community and social justice. Our artists are diverse, creative and represent a broad swath of arts achievement in our community! Visual and performing arts, Theatre and many music genres serve as the backdrop for these amazing creations.
PIECE BY PIECE
Provides low-income and formerly homeless people free mosaic art workshops using recycled materials to develop marketable skills, self-confidence, earned income and an improved quality of life.
STUDIO 526 (formerly Lamp Arts Program) is a creative studio platform in LA's Skid Row neighborhood, rooted in the conviction that equitable access to arts and cultural spaces is a fundamental human right, essential for everyone.
Creative I Community Arts Space is a group of artists in Skid Row dedicated to creating more opportunity for art making in the community.
Connection through music. Street Symphony engages communities directly affected by homelessness and incarceration in LA County through performances, workshops and teaching artistry.
WHAT ELSE ARE WE WORKING ON?
TECH/WIFI ACCESS FOR SKID ROW
Daniel, Clancey and Leeav are working hard to bring Tech Access and Wifi Access to many Skid Row residents, a essential need many of us take for granted. Many individuals - housed and unhoused - in the Skid Row neighborhood do not have access to wifi or internet. With in-person programming closed for weeks already, staying "connected" and informed during these times and staving off depression and isolation is not easy. Follow this link to read more, to help spread the word and to help raise funds for these efforts!
ARTS CARE PACKAGE
All our arts partners and their teams are working hard on developing Skid Row Arts Care Packages. We are collecting visual and performing arts activities to promote wellness and creativity and designing a bi-weekly magazine style booklet to disseminate to those in need.
Whether you would like to donate materials or if you are someone in the need of an Art Care Package as a respite, email us at the button below.
Be sure to visit each week to see as our efforts expand. Want to get involved? Reach out.
Please be patient and allow time for a response as we are doing are best to build these resources while working to transition our individual organizations.
We understand times are hard for everyone, so only if you can give, consider supporting these collective efforts in this time of need, consider finding a partner below that you identify with or ALL of them. Most partners are 501c3s and you can make a tax-deductible gift to make an impact.