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View 2021 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship Program Events Online

June 24, 2021
Neel Agrawal playing drums and the tabla

This May and June DCA will premiere new works of art by the fourteen recipients of the 2021 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowships. Each year DCA supports creative production by LA’s leading literary, performing, visual, and design artists through the COLA initiative with grants of $10,000 each to create new, original works and present them via a performance platform and exhibition.

The 2021 COLA Fellows are: Neel Agrawal, Noel Alumit, Edgar Arceneaux, Maura Brewer, Nao Bustamante, Jedediah Caesar, Neha Choksi, Michael Datcher, Sarah Elgart, Lia Halloran, Phung Huynh, Farrah Karapetian, Ruben Ochoa, and Umar Rashid.

Download the 2021 COLA Catalog

For more information and to download the 2021 COLA catalog, please visit https://culturela.org/programs-and-initiatives/cola-individual-artist-fellowships-2021/

Program Schedule

Virtual Exhibition by Design and Visual Artists
May 27 to July 22, 2021
Visit lamag.org for details

Visual Artists Virtual Public Program Series
June 11, June 25, and July 16
Visit lamag.org for details

Authors Night with COLA Fellows Noel Alumit and Michael Datcher
June 26 hosted by Grand Vision Foundation at the Grand Annex.
Visit grandvision.org for tickets.

Video Presentations by COLA Performing Artist Fellows hosted by the Skirball Cultural Center and produced by Grand Performances.

On June 17th, COLA Artist Fellow Neel Agrawal takes the stage at the iconic Skirball Cultural Center to present his collaboration with legendary Indian violinist and vocalist L. Shankar. Agrawal is a multi-percussionist incorporating Indian, Middle Eastern and jazz percussion with electronic textures and soaring vocals.⁠ The performance can be viewed online afterwards at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFCie2QNvN0.

On June 24th, COLA Artist Fellow Sarah Elgart will present a site-specific dance performance at the Skirball Cultural Center⁠.  Sarah Elgart has been on the forefront of dance in Los Angeles as a choreographer, director, and producer for many years. Elgart’s work engages audiences by transforming and catalyzing bus terminals, airports, museums and more with movement, music, and media to make magic out of the mundane, allowing viewers to see “old places with new eyes.”⁠ The performance can be viewed at can be viewed online afterwards at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPzGeoX1h6I.