Artist Opportunities


Windows of Little Tokyo 2019!
Accepting Applications: May 1–June 30, 2019
Application Deadline: June 30, 2019 by 11:59 PM PST

Windows of Little Tokyo 2019 Call for Proposals PDF

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and Sustainable Little Tokyo (SLT) invite artists with strong connections to Little Tokyo to submit proposals for Windows of Little Tokyo—an outdoor exhibition of 10 new, site-specific artworks on windows across our historic, 135-year-old Japanese American neighborhood. We seek artistic visions for the future of First Street North—a block critical to the past, present, and future of Little Tokyo (see Overview for more information).

We envision that Windows of Little Tokyo artworks will advance Sustainable Little Tokyo’s goal of sustaining the historic and cultural roots of this resilient 135-year old neighborhood, and further the community campaign for First Street North. See artwork from Windows of Little Tokyo 2018 below!

Questions? Email


Emergency Health Grant for Artists 2019
Women's Center for Creative Work
Accepting Submissions: March 1–April 7, 2019
Free to apply

Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) is excited to announce its fourth Emergency Health Grant for artists! This year $65,000 in grant money for emergency health care is available to artists. To be eligible, artists must live in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino or Riverside Counties; identify as female, or trans, or non-binary, or low income, or as a person of color; and have a medical, mental health or dental emergency OR an illness-related financial need. Applications will be accepted between March 1st and April 7, 2019.To apply and learn more about the grant please visit:

Women’s Center for Creative Work

Women’s Creative for Creative Work (WCCW)は、4年目となる芸術家を対象とした緊急医療に


Emergency Health Grant Application Workshop
願書作成ワークショップ (English & 日本語)

Monday, April 1, 6–8 PM
JACCC, 244 S San Pedro St


Wednesday, March 13, 7–9 PM (English)
WCCW, 2425 Glover Pl

Saturday, March 16 11AM–1PM (English)
Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center, 5419 Sunset Blvd

Monday, March 25, 7–9pm (English/Español)
Self Help Graphics & Art, 1300 E 1st St

Saturday, March 30, 10AM–12PM (English)
KRST Unity Center, 7825 S Western Ave

Saturday, April 6, 1-5pm (English, by appt.)
WCCW, 2425 Glover Pl

LTSC +LAB Artist Residency
Deadline: Jan. 22, 2019 , 10:59 PST

The 2019 +LAB Artist Residency is a creative place-keeping residency that will focus on addressing the most recent cycle of displacement that is affecting Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. We are seeking community-engaged artists who will help LTSC successfully advocate for the responsible development of two highly contested parcels of land owned by the City of Los Angeles: First Street North (FSN) and the Mangrove block (Mangrove). While Little Tokyo has been physically and culturally reshaped by several well-documented cycles of displacement, these blocks (which include 5+ acres of developable land) represent an opportunity for the neighborhood to counteract these cycles through the implementation of the community’s vision for this land.


"Imagine Little Tokyo" 委員会

LTHS seeks fictional short stories for its sixth annual Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest in the categories of English, Japanese and youth (18 and younger). Each category winner will be awarded $500 in cash with their story being published in The Rafu Shimpo and Discover Nikkei website.

The deadline is January 31, 2019.




From our community friends:
Go For Broke National Education Center H.R. 422 Call for Artists

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) will host H.R. 442: Nisei Veterans and the Fight for Civil Liberties, a temporary exhibition highlighting stories of Japanese American World War II veterans and their instrumental role in the fight for redress. To accompany the temporary exhibition, GFBNEC is searching for two or three local artists to create new pieces inspired by the Nisei veterans’ lasting influence on the redress movement.

Two-dimensional proposals of drawings/sketches, images, or renderings along with a brief statement (~250 words) may be submitted for consideration. Final pieces to be exhibited may be three-dimensional. Please note the physical exhibition space is limited. GFBNEC staff will work with the artists’ proposals on size restrictions on an individual basis. At the conclusion of the exhibition, all pieces will be auctioned off at the annual Evening of Aloha gala dinner. GFBNEC is offering a $500 stipend to each selected artist.

The exhibition will run from Saturday, August 4, 2018 through Sunday, September 16, 2018.


Monday, June 4, 2018


Apply online here:


Additional resources for research and inspiration may be found at


Please contact Andie Kimura at


WCCW Emergency Health Grant for Artists 2018

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
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


March 15 (PAST)


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。


Far East Lounge, 353 E 1st St



  1. 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。
  2. 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。
  3. 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。
  4. フルタイムの学生ではない人。
  5. 21歳以上の人。


2018年3月15日の11:59PM PST


Apply for LTSC +LAB Arts Residency 2018 (CLOSED)

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.


January 15, 2018 (Closed)

Stipends/Other Support
- $4000 monthly stipend

Facilities and Services
- Housing: Private single bedroom in Hotel Daimaru in downtown Los Angeles, with shared bath