Join 1717, an experimental collective at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
1717 provides year-round programming built on the intention to Connect, Learn and Care. Through artist- and artisan-led workshops, volunteer outings, wellness practices, city-wide excursions and more, the collective will undertake a comprehensive approach to navigating contemporary culture.
1717 is a new philanthropic concept for ICA LA and its exploration of contemporary art and ideas.
ICA LA, Collective Supported.
ICA LA’s Curator’s Council is dedicated to exploring art, culture, and food in downtown Los Angeles and beyond. Through guided excursions led by ICA LA Curator Jamillah James and visits to artists’ studios, galleries, museums, and non-traditional art spaces, members enjoy a community of shared learning and fun experiences. Collectively, the group serves as the lead sponsor of ICA LA’s Project Room and Courtyard exhibitions, which focus on the emerging and under-recognized voices of our time.
Launched in October 2018, ICA LA’s Fieldwork is dedicated to learning from the people tackling today’s most critical issues. Led by the Director of Learning and Engagement, Asuka Hisa, members venture out into the field six times a year for immersive workshops, behind-the-scenes research, cultural and culinary exploration that illuminate the ways in which art is being used for social change, justice and innovation.
Collectively, the group serves as the lead sponsor of ICA LA’s Learning and Engagement programs, which are free and open to the public, reaching general audiences and under-resourced populations of all ages. In addition to creating new access points to our exhibitions and connections to artists, the programs are responsive to community needs by addressing real-time topics such as youth leadership development; arts education in schools; homelessness; and civic engagement through voter registration.