FEAL.LA - A sanctuary for the arts.

submission by jenjonesloves
FEAL.LA - A sanctuary for the arts.

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FEAL.LA is an artist development platfrom for independent musicians, providing resources to connect to a broader community, with the vision to create a physical space where L.A. artists can come to collaborate.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


FEAL.LA was created to build a support system for musicians. Creating a program that empowers and educates musicians on the ever changing landscape, while drawing in the community around them.

FEAL.LA highlights L.A. musicians, and industry leaders through shareable content, unique experiences, and intimate gatherings.

All building towards our vision of creating a sanctuary for the arts. A one-stop-shop for independent artists, offering recording studios, accommodation, event space.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA


South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)


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How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

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Implement and track policy

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How will your proposal improve the following “Connect” metrics? (check all that apply)

Rates of volunteerism

Voting rates by race

Adults getting sufficient social & emotional support

Median travel time to work

Attendance at cultural events

Number of public transit riders

Participation in neighborhood councils

Percentage of Angelenos that volunteer informally (Dream Metric)

Government responsiveness to residents’ needs (Dream Metric)

Transit-accessible housing and employment (the share of housing units and percentage of jobs that are located near transit)

Total number of local social media friends and connections (Dream Metric)

Attendance at public/open streets gatherings (Dream Metric)

Residential segregation (Dream Metric)

Access to free wifi (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to connect.


Los Angeles is a cultural hub for art, music, film, and technological advances. As the city begins to grow, and our lives become more digital, finding true community can be difficult, especially as an artist.

With an ever changing industry, musicians and artists alike are becoming more independently driven. The purpose of FEAL.LA is to provide a support network for musicians and creatives to flourish, while fostering community.

As we build our program, we will grow to understand what needs for independent artists, and the surrounding community are not being addressed, and how we can create a space that truly houses everything an artists needs to grow.

Music and art bring people together, and has the capacity to change lives. FEAL.LA works to give back to those who help us understand what it means to feel.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.


FEAL.LA is entering into phase one of a larger vision.


In order to create a sanctuary, first you must find your people.

In Phase One, we will build our program from musicians, while pulling in the surrounding community through connection, both physically and digitally. With an already established network of artists, and industry leaders, we will activate experiences that harness collaboration, and build content to share with the world.

With this grant, we are able to rent a venue to prototype our vision. As well, as provide us the chance to build a digital platform for artists and the Los Angeles community to connect and grow.

We can track our progress based off of the following criteria:

Space activated
Website creation
Traffic both at events, and on our website
Email sign-ups through our website to participate in events
Growth of Social engagement via digital content

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)


Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

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Love this! Go Jen go!

by joceb
6 months ago

This is an amazing idea!!

by TurboTy
6 months ago


by Kslager
6 months ago

This sounds like an amazing project and a cool place to hang out!

by zmannon
6 months ago

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