BUNCHFEST is Music, Art + Innovation for the masses

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BUNCH Magazine dba BUNCH Media

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We publish BUNCH Magazine which equips creative professionals and those who are curious about careers in creative fields with tools, tips, and inspiration through storytelling and guides.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


We are creating BUNCHFEST, a 3 day festival that aims to take the tools explored in the magazine offline and brought to the masses. BUNCH Magazine is dedicated to bringing resources to creatives with the goal of increasing employment in creative fields and empowering makers and entrepreneurs in these industries.

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BUNCHFEST is a festival that empowers, equips and inspires those committed to the pursuit of creativity.

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

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South Bay

Antelope Valley

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City of Los Angeles (citywide)


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e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County:

Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles

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

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

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

Employment in the creative industries

Arts establishments per capita

Concentration of manufacturing activity in LA

Federal research grant funding

Patents per capita

Jobs per capita

Minority- and women-owned firms

Gini coefficient

Number of high growth startups

Venture capital investment

Measures of cultural and global economic influence (“soft power”) (Dream Metric)

Recruiting and retention rates for local higher education institutions (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)

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


In order to make Los Angeles the best place to create by 2050, we propose BUNCHFEST, a 3 day festival dedicated to bringing workshops, panels and cultural celebrations to the entire city.

Los Angeles is a hub for culture, creativity and the arts however it is often thought of as the epicenter of frivolity. People look to New York for creativity and even up North to Seattle and The Bay Area for culture and the arts. How can it be that we live in the entertainment capital of the world, yet we are not seen as a place that cultivates creativity, curiosity, culture, or innovation?

What this means is that we lose amazing creators to other metropolitan cities. These creators are the people who stimulate our economy, the ones who revitalize our neighborhoods and ultimately the ones who bring beauty and culture to our city. We know because many of us who will be managing this project have left LA seeking greener pastures at some point in our careers.

What we have noticed is that this growing creative class is not comprised of outliers but instead are the people driving the culture and the economy. We come in the form of techies, artists, entrepreneurs and more. There is a deep desire to learn and collaborate. We have hosted a series of free panels and workshops on how to master creative business the latest of which had nearly 350 people signed up to attend. To us, that signals an eagerness to innovate and create.

The aim of BUNCHFEST is to replicate that momentum on a larger scale and make it accessible to the masses. Making Los Angeles a leader in the arts and also exposing our residents to the various types of careers that are available in creative industries is our goal. Empowering creatives to build careers is the end goal.

BUNCHFEST will be a 3 day festival hosted in the summer of 2016 dedicated to the intersection of music, film and innovation. Attendees will be able to see independent films, listen to up-and-coming/established musicians, all while having the opportunity to attend workshops and panels on innovation and creative business. We want attendees to leave feeling whole: inspired to create, knowledgeable on how to bring their plans to fruition and empowered to pursue their professional endeavors.

We believe that The Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles is the best place to host an event like this. The energy of this neighborhood is unmatched.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.


We will evaluate our work by measuring impact through:

-Surveys administered throughout workshops and panels

- Measure engagement through social media channels

-Attendance rate

- We will develop a focus group to attend the festival. We will track and monitor their progress throughout the year to understand how they have developed personally and professionally as it relates to their direct participation in the festival.

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.)

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Quality improvement research

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Great magazine love the new and refreshing authors and articles. Keep up the fresh and enjoyable writing. Great read

by penquin177
5 months ago

yes yes yes, love everything about it!

by johnson.tashah
6 months ago

love it!!!

by kgesus
6 months ago

love it!!!

by kgesus
6 months ago

This sounds amazing!!!

by JoBozarth
6 months ago

We would book tickets from New Orleans to LA to attend this festival!

by kurston.melton
6 months ago

I can't wait! I'll be there!

by paula_swearingen
6 months ago

Excited for this possibility. I'd definitely come down from the Bay Area to attend this! Good luck Bunch Mag!

by azakon
6 months ago

This would be AMAZING!! Let's do it!!!!

by barbarasueko
6 months ago

My coworkers and I would LOVE to attend this festival. It is exactly the type of event we have been dreaming of attending. This has to happen!

by jasminenovick
6 months ago

LA needs BUNCHFEST! This magazine is a wellspring of inspiration and it makes sense to utilize the brand to promote exposure for creatives in the area. DTLA is the perfect arena to host a space for creatives to network and connect. I can't wait for this to come to fruition and to participate in a truly epic (read: historic) event. Let's make this happen!!!

by VALSchneider
6 months ago

This is amazing!! LA needs this!!

by JMRamos1984
6 months ago

So excited for this opportunity in Los Angeles and love to see BUNCH Magazine expanding! Los Angeles needs a venue like this for creatives in this large metropolitan city to come together to network and share ideas with the hopes of further innovation. I would definitely attend this event!! Hope this gets funded!!

by pfaed
6 months ago

Sign me up IMMEDIATELY! This sounds absolutely amazing and exactly something we desperately need in LA.

by kaiallen
6 months ago

WHAT? I love BUNCH Magazine! So awesome to see them here. What they wrote about how LA is not seen as a powerhouse of creativity rings so true to me-- there are so many incredibly creative people doing great and interesting work in LA, and creating an opportunity to celebrate them is so important. I lived in the Bay Area for years where every weekend there was another festival for creatives-- a film festival, a handmade arts festival, crafts festivals, live music festivals, cultural festivals-- at a community and citywide level. People love community, and LA needs it direly! This should get funded... now!

by kbedrossian
6 months ago

I'm always seeking opportunities to connect with other creatives on a professional level. I've been to similar events in New York, and it would be great to have something closer to home. Maybe I can finally convince my NY counterparts to visit and recognize LA as a cultural/creative heavy hitter!

by Brandiism
6 months ago

WHERE and HOW do I sign up?!

by a.emeka
6 months ago

I would totally go to this!!!

by asiamdav
6 months ago

wow! thank you so much

by bunchmagazine
5 months ago

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