LA AIR invites local artists to utilize EPFC resources in creating and premiering new, experimental, documentary, and personal work over a two-month period. Artists in residence also engage with the greater EPFC community via screenings, workshops and other events.
2019 LA AIR CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
LA AIR invites local artists to utilize EPFC resources in creating and premiering new, experimental, documentary, and personal work over a two-month period in 2019. We especially encourage applications from artists interested in engaging with EPFC’s areas of specialty: small gauge film, progressive politics & community activism, alternative and handmade photochemical processes, local histories, multidisciplinary work, and expanded cinema. Additionally, we encourage artists to engage with the greater EPFC community during the course of their residency. Previous artists-in-residence have included public workshops, curatorial programs, multi-media collaborations and class visits as part of their residency.
Artists are provided with a modest materials stipend in addition to equipment access, technical and creative support, and work/exhibition space at EPFC’s 900 square foot storefront in the Alvarado Arts Building at the corner of Alvarado and Sunset.
LA AIR artists will present their completed work at a free public screening in the EPFC microcinema on the last Thursday of their residency cycle. LA AIR projects will be compiled and shared online and at festivals, exhibitions and special events each year.
EPFC’s LA AIR program is open to emerging and established artists of all ages and backgrounds who are living in the Los Angeles area, who are not currently enrolled in a degree program. Applications are due no later than 5 PM on Friday, November 9. Each application must include a brief description of the proposed project to be started and completed during the residency period, along with any workshops or community engagement ideas, on a single page saved as a PDF file. We also require links to view past work online; complete works are much preferred over excerpts. Additional information such as CVs, resumes, bios, etc are helpful if you have them. Artists chosen for the LA AIR program will be announced to the public as part of our 17th Anniversary Celebration at the December 1 New Works Salon Marathon!
Please send applications to email@example.com with LA AIR 2019 in the subject line. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
2018 LA AIR RESIDENTS
We are delighted to welcome Nesanet Abegaze, Nevin Kallepalli, Adee Roberson and Carmina Escobar as our 2018 LA AIR artists.
Nesanet Abegaze is an entrepreneur, educator, and lover of the arts. Nesanet recognized the power of the moving image in high school when she saw Imperfect Journey, a documentary by legendary filmmaker Haile Gerima that changed her life trajectory. When Nesanet was an educator, she infused art and film into her curriculum and sponsored various programs to expose her students to independent films, and help them discover their inherent ability to tell their own stories. Currently, Nesanet’s work as the owner of Azla, a plant based Ethiopian restaurant in South Central Los Angeles, allows her to combine her passion for food, community, and filmmaking into her daily life. Nesanet has planned and collaborated with various community members to provide extensive arts programming at Azla since it’s inception in 2013. These events include various film screenings, an independent filmmaking class taught by Haile Gerima, and a 16mm filmmaking workshop for youth with the Echo Park Film Center.
Nevin Kallepalli is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.
Adee Roberson was born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1981. Her work weaves sonic and familial archives with landscape, technicolor, rhythm, form, and spirit. She has exhibited and performed at numerous venues including, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Charlie James Gallery, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, and Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario. She is based Los Angeles, California.
Experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar is a performer, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City. Her work focuses primarily on sound, the voice, the body, and their interrelations to physical, social, memory and present spaces. She has extensively explored the capacities of her voice developing a wide range of vocal techniques that she applies not only to her performance and creative practice but also to investigate radical ideas and concepts regarding the voice. In her artwork the Voice is the phenomenon and conceptual trigger that links all the materials, analogue or digital, in order to create an experience that sets in motion the audience perception. Currently holder of the National Fund for the Culture and Arts Emerging Creator award in the Multimedia category in México, she has been awarded USArtist International Award 2010 with the Estamos Ensemble Project, and 2014 NFA Master Artist Grant, among others. She has presented her own work in diverse festivals, biennials, experimental venues, formal concert halls and living rooms of the Mexican Republic, the USA, and Europe. Currently she facilitates the experimental voice workshop at CalArts.
PAST LA AIR RESIDENTS
EPFC Summer Artist In Residence Program
This four-week residency is an opportunity for an emerging or established filmmaker to explore our urban Los Angeles neighborhood, utilize EPFC’s equipment and services to facilitate a short film project, and share creative vision, experience and knowledge with the Echo Park community.
Our 2018 Summer Artists in Residence are Urizen Freaza and Teresa Martin!
Urizen Freaza was born in Tenerife in 1982 and is since 2010 based in Berlin. He’s a self-taught photographer and film-maker. Self-taught meaning that this is a path he’s still walking, while hoping there is always more path to walk. He’s a member of the Film Shooters Collective and part of the team behind the analogueNOW festival in Berlin.
Past Summer Artists In Residence:
2017 – Kaori Oda
2015 – Meg Rorison
2013 – Karel Doing
2011 – Merv Espina
2010 – Joff Winterhart
2009 – Elena Pardo
2008 – Dagie Brundert
2007 – Derek O’Connor & Maeve Sweeney
2006 – Heather Harkins
2005 – Roger Beebe
Echo Luna, a satellite project site of Echo Park Film Center established in 2007, is located in the small, traditional village of Legedzine, Ukraine. Artists in Residence are invited based on compelling past and current work that explores the intersection of art and environment.