Call for Calendar: CURRENT:LA FOOD conCURRENT call (Greater Los Angeles)

CURRENT:LA FOOD conCURRENT Call for Calendars
For Southern CA artists


CURRENT:LA puts a new spin on traditional international triennials by democratizing the way people access art. The initiative shifts art away from the museum environment and places temporary public art projects and public programs in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles where residents and visitors live, work, and play. CURRENT:LA uses contemporary art as a way to deepen connections on issues affecting Los Angeles and other global cities to inspire civic discourse on those particular issues.

DCA will present the second edition of CURRENT, in response to food, over the course of one month in Fall 2019: CURRENT:LA FOOD will be open from October 5 through November 3, 2019. The issue of food is relevant and timely for LA with the development of such glories and challenges as food diversity and access; inequity and justice; waste and recycling; public health and community-building. The momentum around such topics as eliminating food deserts, supporting urban agriculture, improving distribution systems, and strengthening food polity will be affirmed and reinforced. Los Angeles is poised to become an international culinary capital and role model for food issue solutions.

Approximately 15 temporary public art projects and related public programs will comprise CURRENT:LA FOOD in 2019. CURRENT will be located in public spaces throughout Los Angeles and along its public transportation infrastructure, including bus lines and DASH routes operated by the City’s Department of Transportation, Metro’s rail and bus lines, and the regional Metrolink. As LA’s transit systems continue to undergo an aggressive expansion, an investigation and utilization of public transit will be part of CURRENT 2019. Visitors will be invited to experience Los Angeles’s mobility alternatives as they engage with food-related projects throughout the city.



conCURRENT is an open call for public events to be included on the CURRENT:LA web calendar on conCURRENT aims to increase perspectives on the CURRENT:LA theme during each triennial. This cross-promotional opportunity will highlight events exploring the theme of food throughout the city while increasing an event’s potential outreach. received nearly 158,000 views during the first triennial with a total attendance of over 30,000. 


Please note that this opportunity provides marketing and promotional support and is not a grant opportunity. Submission of an event does not guarantee listing on the CURRENT:LA website. You will be informed of your approved selection via email.



This call for calendars is open to organizations, institutions, collectives, community groups, food justice groups,  sustainability organizations, students, artists and more! Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 6, 2019. 

To be included as part of the online conCURRENT calendar:

  • Events must include food as a theme, topic, or issue

  • Events must take place between October 5 and November 3rd

  • Events must be located within the City of Los Angeles

  • Events must have a venue and permission to use it

  • Event attendance/tickets must be free or low-cost

  • Events must be self-organized and self-funded

  • Event organizers should have a documented track-record of producing public events

In addition:

  • Events that incorporate art and/or culture are highly encouraged

  • Events suggesting or supporting attendees to use public or alternative forms of transportation are highly encouraged

  • Events can be one-time or ongoing as part of a regular series of workshops or activities



Deadline: 09-06-2019
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Cerrina Tayag-Rivera