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Conceived and founded by artist Mark Bradford, philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton, and social activist Allan DiCastro, Art + Practice (A+P) is a private operating 501(c)3 foundation based in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. A+P has three areas of focus which together embody its commitment to supporting the needs of its local foster youth while also providing the community with access to contemporary art:

  • An exhibition space for museum-curated contemporary art
  • A space where foster youth may receive life-skills training, access to housing opportunities, and individualized education and employment support via its foster youth service collaborator, First Place for Youth
  • A public program space for moderated art lectures and discussions organized as to coincide with museum-curated exhibitions

The organization occupies a nearly 20,000-square-foot campus in Leimert Park, from which it directs its programs and activities. Admission to all exhibitions and public programs is free and open to the public.

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  • Exhibition Space
  • Public Program Space
  • First Place For Youth

Art vs. Practice

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Art at A+P includes exhibitions and public programs. Curated by a diverse range of museum institutions locally, nationally and internationally, A+P showcases world-class contemporary visual art in all media.

Public programs include moderated art lectures, discussions, screenings, and performances. Programs are organized so as to coincide with A+P’s exhibitions on view in its exhibition space. A+P seeks to reignite a conversation in Leimert Park about the social value and positive influence of contemporary art.

All contemporary art programs at Art + Practice are free and open to the public.

artandpractice.org/exhibitions

3401 W. 43rd Pl, LA, CA 90008
Mon- Sat: 12pm-6pm

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There are 28,000 foster youth living in Los Angeles County alone, representing 38% of California’s foster youth population. A+P is located in Service Planning Area (SPA) 6, a geographic region within Los Angeles County, as defined by the Department of Public Health. In SPA 6, the local high schools’ populations consist of up to 40% foster youth.

Despite their concentration, foster youth inside SPA 6 suffer from a scarcity of services. To reverse this trend, A+P collaborates with First Place for Youth, a nonprofit that offers opportunities for local foster youth to receive housing as well as educational, employment, and personal support.

In addition to the programs run by First Place, A+P also hires foster youth interns to work alongside A+P’s staff and assist with exhibitions, public programs, communications, visitor engagement, and security.

artandpractice.org/foster-youth-services

4337 Leimert Blvd, LA, CA 90008
Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm

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practice

Art at A+P includes exhibitions and public programs. Curated by a diverse range of museum institutions locally, nationally and internationally, A+P showcases world-class contemporary visual art in all media.

Public programs include moderated art lectures, discussions, screenings, and performances. Programs are organized so as to coincide with A+P’s exhibitions on view in its exhibition space. A+P seeks to reignite a conversation in Leimert Park about the social value and positive influence of contemporary art.

All contemporary art programs at Art + Practice are free and open to the public.

There are 28,000 foster youth living in Los Angeles County alone, representing 38% of California’s foster youth population. A+P is located in Service Planning Area (SPA) 6, a geographic region within Los Angeles County, as defined by the Department of Public Health. In SPA 6, the local high schools’ populations consist of up to 40% foster youth.

Despite their concentration, foster youth inside SPA 6 suffer from a scarcity of services. To reverse this trend, A+P collaborates with First Place for Youth, a nonprofit that offers opportunities for local foster youth to receive housing as well as educational, employment, and personal support.

In addition to the programs run by First Place, A+P also hires foster youth interns to work alongside A+P’s staff and assist with exhibitions, public programs, communications, visitor engagement, and security.