Artist Opportunities


WCCW Emergency Health Grant for Artists




SLT is partnering for Women's Center for Creative Work's 2018 Emergency Health Grant for Artists, which gives $2000-$3000 grants to artists with medical, mental health, or dental emergencies or illness-related financial needs. The application period is open now through March 15. 

Application Workshop
Saturday, March 10 from 10–1pm
Location: Far East Lounge, 353 E 1st St
A free workshop with one-on-one support to help you write your application. In English and Japanese. 

Artists of all disciplines who:
1) Live in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, or Orange Counties.
2) Identify as one or more of the following: female, transgender, non-binary, person of color, or low-income.
3) Have a medical, mental health, or dental emergency, OR have an illness-related financial need.
4) Are not enrolled in a full-time academic program.
5) Are at least 21 years old

Deadline: March 15 by 11:59pm
For more information and to apply:


Women’s Creative for Creative Work (WCCW)は、3年目となる芸術家を対象とした緊急医療に対する補助金の募集をお知らせします。各芸術家は2000ドルから3000ドルまでの資金を応募できます。応募期間は2018年2月15日から3月15日の間です。WCCWと協賛の団体、医療関係者が、合同で応募者の応募理由、芸術家としての業績、緊急度、資金を有効に使えるかを審議して受給者を選びます。


締め切りは、2018年3月15日の11:59PM PSTです。

2018年 芸術家を対象とした緊急医療に対する補助金・願書作成ワークショップ
場所:Far East Lounge, 353 E 1st St

o ロスアンゼルス、サンベルナディーノ、リバーサイド、オレンジのいずれかの郡に住んでいる人。
o 以下の人種/アイデンティティーの少なくとも一つに属している人:女性、性同一性障害者、Xジェンダー、低所得者、有色人種。
o 疾患、精神疾患、緊急を要する歯科治療、又は、病気治療のための資金援助が必要な人。
o フルタイムの学生ではない人。
o 21歳以上の人。

締め切りは、2018年3月15日の11:59PM PSTです。



Little Tokyo is a 133-year old Japanese American community, the second oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles, one of three remaining historic Japantowns left in the nation, and one of the first fourteen CA Cultural Districts. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and Little Tokyo Business Association (JACCC) in collaboration with Sustainable Little Tokyo invites artists deeply rooted in Little Tokyo to submit two-dimensional plans, sketches/drawings, images, or renderings as proposals for two art commissions that explores the past, present, and future of our community:

Little Tokyo Open: The Art of Mini-Golf

Little Tokyo Open: The Art of Mini Golf will transform open space within the Little Tokyo district into a pop-up nine-hole miniature golf course, connecting two plazas—Frances Hashimoto Plaza and JACCC Plaza—into one contiguous play area. The mini-golf course will temporarily take place on two consecutive weekends, April 21–22 & 28–29, 2018. 

  • 9 artists/art groups will be selected and given options for one of nine prefabricated mini-golf holes (approx. 8x12’ with varying shapes) to create props and obstacles (e.g. tunnels, bridges, loops, etc.) and/or other sculptural elements on and around the hole. 
  • Selected artists will receive a $500 commission fee with up to $500 fabrication/materials budget for a total of up to $1000. The artist is responsible for the construction, fabrication, and installation of the artwork. 

Windows for Little Tokyo

Windows of Little Tokyo turns Little Tokyo into an outdoor art exhibition with 10-15 site-specific, two-dimensional artworks displayed on the windows of small businesses and institutions across the neighborhood. Windows of Little Tokyo will be displayed from April 21–October 21, 2018 (duration depends on each partnering site). 

  • 10-15 artists/art groups will be selected and given site options for windows at different partnering businesses and institutions. Final artwork must engage with the specific site, its history, and the thematic recommendations of the partnering site. 
  • Selected artists will receive a $500 commission fee. Printing and installation will be handled by JACCC, LTBA, and SLT.
  • Current partner sites include: Anime Jungle (Entertainment Hobby Shop), Cafe Dulce, Demitasse Cafe, Koban & Visitor's Center, JACCC, and Mitsuru Sushi & Grill.


As an artist and community stakeholder, we invite you envision and design a one-of-a-kind, themed mini-golf hole and/or a two-dimensional window artwork. 

Submissions should be site-specific to Little Tokyo and depict one or more of the following elements:

  • Little Tokyo’s past, present, and future
  • Little Tokyo’s Japanese/Japanese American community, culture, and art
  • Little Tokyo’s historically multi-ethnic, multi-generational neighborhood

While we encourage all forms of artistic expression, we recommend culturally-sensitive representations. We recommend avoiding stereotypical imagery when possible. Please note the historical context and resources provided below.

Submissions should include the following: 

  1. Completed Artist Application (download PDF here)
  2. Two-dimensional proposal: two-dimensional drafts, plans, sketches, drawings, images, or renderings in full color as a JPG or PDF file. For Little Tokyo Open submissions, please provide a list of materials and estimated dimensions. 
  3. Artist resume or CV

Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee of key Little Tokyo stakeholders. We encourage artists with a historical or cultural connection with Little Tokyo to apply.

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: February 5, 2018 by 11:59pm to

Questions? Email

Tentative Timeline: Artists will be selected by February 1. Final renderings/drafts must be submitted for review by March 12. All work must be finalized and ready for printing/installation by March 24.


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Little Tokyo Service Center seeks creative artists whose artistic practice reflects a desire to work collaboratively or within a community context; reflects an awareness of culture, socio-economic and political paradigms; has a demonstrated interest in subject matter addressing the history of Japanese American communities; and is willing to be engaged with the residency program through their art making disciplines including: social and civic practice; sculpture and installation; visual art; photography, video or media; design; creative writing; movement and dance; music or performance traditions.

CLOSED–Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

Stipends/Other Support

  • $4000 monthly stipend
  • Up to $500 RT in-state travel
  • Up to $8000 project budget 

Facilities and Services:

  • Housing: Private single bedroom in Hotel Daimaru in downtown Los Angeles, with shared bath
  • Studio/Workspace provided by host organizations.


  •  At least 21 years of age by application deadline
  • Not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program
  • Able to participate in the residency for the full three month period
  • Must live and work in California
  • Must agree to live for the three month residency session at the Hotel Daimaru
  • CV should demonstrate working professionally for at least five years