We started Los Angeles Art Resource (LAAR) in 2011 when we realized that our city did not have a site that was dedicated to serving artists with the information they needed to find jobs, studios, funding, residencies, workshops, as well as listing regional businesses and services that artists require to do their creative work. We made the site ourselves, researched, outreached, and shared the information we could gather with friends at NO COST. In the last three years the explosion in numbers of our followers have proven that LAAR is not only helpful, but ESSENTIAL to the Southern California art community and beyond.
With recent contributions from Los Angeles Art Resource’s wonderful followers, we are just hanging in there—but we still need your support. We come to you now to ask you for your support in this very critical hour of transition… we are facing the possibility of shutting down by the start of 2015. That’s right, GOING DARK SOON. Our operating budget is very modest, our staff is bare bones at four people, three of the four staff members receive a very small blogger stipend for their research and weekly posts provided to you, our dear community, FOR FREE, the other staff member is a volunteer. We are committed to doing our part to help the artist community thrive, and now we ask that you, the community that we serve, to help us. If you value this service, if you want to see LAAR remain online, if you rely on us every week, NOW is the time to SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.
Donate. Become a member. Become a business partner. Join us in our efforts to continue to provide these resources to you by supporting Los Angeles Art Resource, PARTICIPATE HERE.
We cannot do this without you.
Aili Schmeltz & Vanessa Soto
Co-Founder/Editor and Project Director of Los Angeles Art Resource