Conceived and founded by artist Mark Bradford, philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton, and social activist Allan DiCastro, Art + Practice (A+P) is a private operating 501(c)3 foundation based in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. A+P has three areas of focus which together embody its commitment to supporting the needs of its local foster youth while also providing the community with access to contemporary art:
- An exhibition space for museum-curated contemporary art
- A space where foster youth may receive life-skills training, access to housing opportunities, and individualized education and employment support via its foster youth service collaborator, First Place for Youth
- A public program space for moderated art lectures and discussions organized as to coincide with museum-curated exhibitions
The organization occupies a nearly 20,000-square-foot campus in Leimert Park, from which it directs its programs and activities. Admission to all exhibitions and public programs is free and open to the public.
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