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create / 2014

This is the Moment!

Idea submitted in the My LA2050 Maker Challenge by Rangoli Foundation for Art & Culture

Intercultural stories, dance, music, and visual arts!

Please describe yourself.

Solo actor (just us on this project!)

In one sentence, please describe your idea or project.

Which area(s) of LA does your project benefit?

  • Central LA
  • East LA
  • South LA
  • San Gabriel Valley
  • San Fernando Valley
  • South Bay
  • Westside
  • Orange County and Ventura County

What is your idea/project in more detail?

I like to propose a project where artists from various cultures will engage and collaborate in a project to create dance, music, and share stories.

What will you do to implement this idea/project?

I would like to collaborate with appropriate artists from various groups and ensembles, and solo artists to come together to engage in something that can be profound and creative! This will not only represent each participant’s cultural background and artistry, but also appreciate and foster the other.

How will your idea/project help make LA the best place to CREATE today? In 2050?

This project will represent what Los Angeles is, a multicultural society that is meant to live vibrantly, and share our resources, culture, and customs. This is a common platform for people to come together in a special way.

Whom will your project benefit?

The project will benefit especially the youth ,and create cultural awareness and foster tourism, and tolerance among us.

Please identify any partners or collaborators who will work with you on this project.

I have worked with the following artists in the past. None of them is confirmed, although I am sure we will all come together to participate and contribute.

Some Collaborators are listed here: Linda Yudin Christopher Taylor John Krovoza Ronald Burton Dulce Capadocia Eileen Cooley

The three critical factors: Open mindedness Desire to learn from the other and contribute Be inclusive and share

How will your project impact the LA2050 “Create” metrics?

  • Employment in creative industries
  • Arts establishments per capita
  • Minority- and women-owned firms
  • Measures of cultural and global economic influence (“soft power”) (Dream Metric)
  • Percentage of graduates from local higher education institutions that remain in LA County 5 years after graduating (Dream Metric)
  • Unemployment rates (and opportunities) for the formerly incarcerated (Dream Metric)

Please elaborate on how your project will impact the above metrics.

The project will create jobs and involve minority and women leaders.

Please explain how you will evaluate your project.

Audience and participants will let me know via e mails, reviews, phone messages, and written evaluations.

What two lessons have informed your solution or project?

Curiosity and Coexisting

Explain how implementing your project within the next twelve months is an achievable goal.

With nearly 30 years of experience in the arts field, I am realistic about the time required to conceive and implement. This is an achievable goal.

Please list at least two major barriers/challenges you anticipate. What is your strategy for ensuring a successful implementation?

My strategy is to plan, engage collaborators, hold several preliminary meetings, and implement necessary steps to go forward with the project.

What resources does your project need?

  • Network/relationship support
  • Money (financial capital)
  • Volunteers/staff (human capital)
  • Publicity/awareness (social capital)
  • Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)
  • Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)
  • Community outreach