Drawing from Los Angeles’ rich and diverse artist population, Culture Lab unites a small team of artists from different disciplines (nominated by their peers) to collaborate on the creation of new work inspired by a Jewish theme.

Artists are provided a working stipend and a diverse array of resources to create their dynamic new piece. Based on the backgrounds and interests of the artists, the SIJCC will connect the Lab with Jewish scholars and experts in collaborative process to enrich their creative experience.

Each four-month long Lab concludes with a high profile public showing of the work, presented by the SIJCC, engaging the Los Angeles Jewish and arts communities.

Past Labs have been created around the themes Oil, Disguise, Margin, and Sacrifice. Read our FAQ here.

Culture Lab is made possible through a Cutting Edge Grant from The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.


Gallery & Press


// OIL

Artists: Julie Schustack, Corrie SiegelJonathan SkurnikHillel Smith.

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Culture Lab: Oil photos on Facebook


// Disguise


Jewish art culture:  Movin’ on up to the East side by Avishay Artsy for Jewish Journal (5/21/14). Photo by Sarah Zucker.

Culture Lab: Disguise photos on Facebook


// Margin

Artists: Josh FriedmanRebecca PappasEli RareyKristen SmiarowskiJoanne Tolkoff.

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Culture Lab: Margin photos on Facebook


// Sacrifice

Artists: Christine SuarezYaron DotanAshira SiegelKai Hazelwood.

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LA Weekly picked Sacrifice as one of the top 5 dance events of the week! Read the preview by Ann Haskins here.

Culture Lab: Sacrifice project and creation process photos on Facebook here.

Culture Lab is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.



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