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DALTON JOHNSON: Telling stories through photography.

Email Address: daltonjohnsonmedia@gmail.com

Website: http://www.daltonjohnsonmedia.com

Where are you based?: Bay Area

Introduce yourself!: Good Day! My name is Dalton Johnson and I am an adventure photographer focusing on healthy lifestyles. I love creating a photo-essay of climbing, surfing, and yoga. While I find myself photographing those topics weekly, I also do lots of tabletop photography (often for tea and coffee houses) and product shots for outdoor companies. 

I love collaborating on all levels with artists and business people alike. A jack of all trades when I am behind the lens. Each shoot I try creating portfolio worthy content. Let's work on something together!

What do you need?: Business/Administrative, Website, Grant Writing, Accounting/Bookkeeping

What can you share?: Project Feedback/Critique, Documentation, Graphic Design/Artwork, Other (please specify below)

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

Anything else to add?: On top of photography, I can do Social Media Marketing!

STAR STONE: I am a writer, actress, producer seeking community and collaboration. I also Sing and Dance and do improv comedy.

Email Address: starstonespeaks@yahoo.com

Website: http://hff18.org/4936

Where are you based?: Santa Monica, CA

Introduce yourself!: I am a solo theater performer on a mission to dismantle the patriarchy and disrupt rape culture. I actively use my voice and my art to elevate, educate, and uplift women. I have written, produced and starred in a one-womxn comedy show called #Metoo which recently performed at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. My other skills include poetry ( self-published currently, but seeking publisher) and teaching yoga to youth and adults. I have worked with at-risk youth teaching yoga, and have over 500 hours of teacher training. I love dance, I'm a trained traditional west african dancer and I currently study and perform improv comedy.

What do you need?: Business/Administrative, Website, Grant Writing, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Non-Profit Incorporation, Documentation, Legal, Tour/Travel support

What can you share?: Project Feedback/Critique, Writing, Other (please specify below)

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

Anything else to add?: I am seeking a college booking agent. I am seeking a manager. I am seeking contacts within the LAUSD school system. I am seeking contacts within the college market. I am seeking a videographer to film my stage shows. I am seeking part-time work specific to women's empowerment/youth empowerment or yoga.

MALAYSIA PARRIS: I am an Artrepreneur and Artivist seeking patrons, dope collaborations, and long-term partnerships!!!

Email Address: mzparris29@yahoo.com

Website: http://Instagram.com/LaysiaPrincess

Where are you based?: South Central Los Angeles

Introduce yourself!: I am a Creator. I create in various forms: from performing arts to graphic design, poetry and grad cap designing, I pioneer however necessary as ordered by Creation 👑

What do you need?: Business/Administrative, Website, Grant Writing, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Accounting/Bookkeeping, Production/Tech, Software/Computer Skills, Legal, Writing, Graphic Design/Artwork, Musical Recording/Production, Tour/Travel support, Bodywork/Healing

What can you share?: Professional Development Coaching, Business/Administrative, Website, Project Feedback/Critique, Non-Profit Incorporation, Documentation, Software/Computer Skills, Writing, Graphic Design/Artwork, Tour/Travel support, Bodywork/Healing

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

Anything else to add?: I truly need as many hands on deck as possible! Therr are many projects started and in the idea stage that I'don't love to bring to life. I'm Empire Building and want to bring up those around me. Everybody eats! 

DAHN GIM: I am a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles.

Email Address: dahngim@gmail.com

Where are you based?: Los Angeles mid-city

Introduce yourself!: Dahn Gim was born in Busan, raised in Toronto and now lives and works in Los Angeles. Gim explores a wide range of media and techniques to create her work such as sound, video, textile, drawing, digital prints, sculpture, and performance. Often, ‘humor’ plays a key role to arouse the audiences' imagination and encourage them to voluntarily participate in her participatory performance.

What do you need?: Professional Development Coaching, Website, Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Non-Profit Incorporation, Documentation, Production/Tech, Writing, Graphic Design/Artwork, Bodywork/Healing

What can you share?: Website, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Documentation, Software/Computer Skills, Graphic Design/Artwork

HILLORY REX: I am an artist who works primarily as a writer and painter.

Email Address: HILLOCOPTER@GMAIL.COM

Website: http://hilloryrex.com

Where are you based?: Studio City/Downtown Los Angeles

Introduce yourself!: I am an artist who works primarily as a writer and painter. I could use some critique and a social network! I'd be great at editing/critiquing anything written :-)

What do you need?: Website, Project Feedback/Critique

What can you share?: Writing

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

KAREN ATKINSON: Making Life Better for Artists

Email Address: info@gyst-ink.com

Website: http://www.gyst-ink.com

Where are you based?: Los Feliz, Los Angeles

Introduce yourself!: I am a visual artist who runs a company called Getting Your Sh*t Together/GYSTInk as an art project, working to make life better for artists through information sharing, resources, consultations, software to manage your art career, publications on professional practices for artists and those teaching professional practices classes or workshops. We have over 200 podcasts on DIY strategies for artists and arts organizations on GYST Radio, and have a new podcast called How the Art World Works. We have over 400 pages of free information for artists on our website, an array of support services and connections. I have been teaching for 33 years, 29 of those at CalArts. I am the co-founder of Side Street Projects now located in Pasadena, and former President of the National Association of Artist Organizations. We also have a Pinterest site with tons of information for artists as well. 

What do you need?: Other (please specify below)

What can you share?: Professional Development Coaching, Business/Administrative, Website, Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Non-Profit Incorporation, Archival, Documentation, Production/Tech, Software/Computer Skills, Legal, Writing, Graphic Design/Artwork

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

Anything else to add?: Time management, consultations on any aspect of being an artist, life planning and goal setting, artist statement and resume/cv review service, grant reviews, cover letters, signing and dating your work, documentation, art work inventory, portfolios, work samples, art school, presentation venues including alternative sites, exhibition forms, checklists and guides, condition reports, crating and shipping, presenting yourself, introducing yourself and your work, galleries, dealers, agents, consultants, PR and marketing, networking, letters of recommendation, proposals and grants, fundraising without writing grants, budgets, contracts and agreements, legal issues, fiscal sponsorship, self-publishing, meetings, negotiation, finding a studio, studio visits and open studios, critique groups, critique groups and reading groups, curating, printing, the internet, estate planning and aging, employment and self employment, business licenses, career options for creatives, starting a business, starting a non-profit, teaching, arts writing, ethics, fame, hybrid practices for artists, residencies, public art, community service, disabilities, health and safety, experimental materials, insurance, finances, keep records and inventories, taxes, pricing your work, bartering and trading, billing and collection, charitable contributions, commissions, loans and other financial options, housing, and lots of forms and checklists. All for free on our website. Only artists work here.

KYM PRIESS: I am a multi-media performance artist / rock singer & musician always looking for like-minded hybrid collaborators.

Email Address: tammytomahawk@gmail.com

Website: http://tomahawktraining.com

Where are you based?: Highland Park / Mt. Washington, Los Angeles

Introduce yourself!: I am a multi-media performance artist, rock singer / musician, film & voiceover actor, the creator/host of rock ’n roll fitness phenomenon <Tomahawk Training>, and an aspiring stunt driver. I am specifically interested in forms that cross-pollinate, vivid imagery and non-traditional spaces. 
I offer a #rocknrollfitness Workout for events - 15-20min or more of pure unadulterated exercise fun! - www.tomahawktraining.com . 
That being said, I don't bill myself as a "dancer" persay, but I'm physical as F#*k and definitely consider myself a mover ;) 
I've lived in a bunch of cool cities / traveled a lot / from Austin originally / believe in your full truth, light & dark. 
Always looking for like-minded individuals/companies to collaborate with (especially in LA!) & more specifically, right NOW I am looking for a team for an Immersive Dance Rock Performance Art Installation Piece I’m currently working on entitled StuntDriver. (Iighting designer, producer, co-director, musical producer, scenic designer and backup dancer/vocalists.

What do you need?: Professional Development Coaching, Website, Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Non-Profit Incorporation, Production/Tech, Musical Recording/Production, Tour/Travel support, Bodywork/Healing

What can you share?: Professional Development Coaching, Project Feedback/Critique, Writing, Graphic Design/Artwork, Bodywork/Healing

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

Anything else to add?: Bodywork: I also offer personalized private physical training :) 
And private acting & performance coaching / music video directing.

LAURA FISHER: I am a painter, and I'm interested in electronics and how they could be used in artwork.

Email Address: laura@laurafisher.studio

Website: http://laurafisher.studio

Where are you based?: Downtown Los Angeles

Introduce yourself!: I am a re-emerging artist, and I'm looking for people who can help me explore electronics that could be used in artwork. At the moment, I paint abstract landscapes, and I would like to play around with technology which might make paintings responsive or interactive or something else entirely.

What do you need?: Project Feedback/Critique, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Production/Tech

What can you share?: Website, Project Feedback/Critique, Software/Computer Skills, Graphic Design/Artwork

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

CONCHI SANFORD: Artist, Curator, Professor of Art

Email Address: conchi.artist@gmail.com

Website: http://conchisanford.com

Where are you based?: Pomona, CA

Introduce yourself!: Artist, Curator, Professor of Art

What do you need?:  Website, Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Legal, Graphic Design/Artwork, Tour/Travel Support, Bodywork/Healing

What can you share?: Business/Administrative, Project Feedback/Critique, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Software/Computer Skills, Writing (Editing), Tour/Travel support

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

EKASHMA DAS: I am an outsider sumi ink painter looking for community

Email Address: ekashmadasart@gmail.com

Website: http://www.ekashmadas.com/

Where are you based?: Los Angeles, CA

Introduce yourself!: I'm an old school artist who has been painting seriously for over 20 years and mostly full time for some years with a wide range of materials. I'm a little rough around the edges because I'm self taught, but I’m disciplined, resourceful, independent, and I learn quickly. I backpacked across the country and served as a monk and missionary for over 5 years so I'm simple, patient and I have an ecumenical spirit.

I love to study, discuss, brainstorm, and teach, and I cooperate well with others. I’ve curated successful group exhibitions with emerging artists and lately I've been learning networking skills and how to develop my own online marketing funnel. One thing that is unique about my painting style and the medium I use is that I'm extremely prolific. In fact, my ability to rapidly produce excellent art once earned me a free course at the Art Student’s League of New York.

I’m fresh out the monastery and I’ve already been accepted as a member of the LAAA, and painting live with some underground collectives. I love the concept of Rhizomatic Arts and I’m ready to do the needful to help out, whether that’s cooking, cleaning, lifting, writing, design, illustration, project management, teaching, promotion, counseling, or painting live. The only thing I ask in return is some help to refine my skills and my vision, and find or create the channels to sell art and make a difference.

I have a large van I can use to help with transport, and I'm always looking for odd jobs to earn a few extra bucks for jury fees, booth fees, etc.

What do you need?: Professional Development Coaching, Business/Administrative, Website, Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Software/Computer Skills

What can you share?: Professional Development Coaching, Business/Administrative, Website, Project Feedback/Critique, Writing, Graphic Design/Artwork, Tour/Travel support

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

JAY CARLON: I am a site-based choreographer interested in the growing arts community in LA.

Email Address: jay.carlon@gmail.com

Website: http://www.jaycarlon.com

Where are you based?: Highland Park, Los Angeles

Introduce yourself!: I am a fervent creator of site-based, immersive theatrical experiences, often surrounding topics of mental health, identity, and memory. I teach aerial yoga and love flying. I'm interested in learning how to write / apply for grants to help fund and further my art making process.

What do you need?: Website, Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Writing, Graphic Design/Artwork, Tour/Travel support

What can you share?: Bodywork/Healing

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

BEKAH WRIGHT: Journalist/screenwriter, founder of a virtual reality company.

Email Address: bekwright@gmail.com

Website: http://www.bekahwright.com

Where are you based?: Sherman Oaks, CA

Introduce yourself!: I'm a journalist/screenwriter, as well as the founder of a virtual reality company.

What do you need?: Website, Grant Writing, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Production/Tech, Software/Computer Skills

What can you share?: Project Feedback/Critique, Writing, Tour/Travel support

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

KARINA CUNNINGHAM: Video/ Sculptural Installation Artist with a background in ceramics.

Email Address: kali4nia17@gmail.com

Website: http://karinaruth.com

Where are you based?: Los Angeles

Introduce yourself!: Video/ Sculptural Installation Artist. I have a background in ceramics. I have experience working with the public teaching workshops/ throwing classes.

What do you need?: Professional Development Coaching, Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Software/Computer Skills

What can you share?: Website, Writing, Graphic Design/Artwork

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

JENNIFER GOYETTE: helping creative individuals and small businesses find the heart of their brand identity.

Email Address: jennifer@cuspassociation.com

Website: http://www.cuspassociation.com

Where are you based?: Miracle Mile, Los Angeles

Introduce yourself!: I have a knack for helping creative individuals and small businesses find the heart of their brand identity so they can build the most effective online and offline presence and create marketing campaigns with a clear focus.

I'm seeking help with fundraising. I can provide customized marketing and branding services for artists.

What do you need?: Business/Administrative, Website, Grant Writing, Legal, Tour/Travel support

What can you share?: Professional Development Coaching, Business/Administrative, Website, Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Software/Computer Skills, Writing, Graphic Design/Artwork

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

SHALICE SHERALD: graphic designer promoting and assisting in the advancement of visual artists.

Email Address: Shalicesherald@gmail.com

Website: http://www.theartlanta.com

Where are you based?: South Los Angeles, CA

Introduce yourself!: I am a graphic designer who is in the progress of starting her own company the will promote and assist in the advancement of visual artists. I'm looking for assistance building my social media network and connecting with new artists.

What do you need?: Professional Development Coaching, Legal, Graphic Design/Artwork

What can you share?: Website, Graphic Design/Artwork

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

MELISSA WARD: healer, artist, activist, muse.

Email Address: melissa@mwardonline.com

Website: http://mwardonline.com

Where are you based?: Santa Monica

Introduce yourself!: I'm a healer, an artist, activist and muse. Nature informs and city interconnected beckons!

What do you need?: Website, Bodywork/Healing

What can you share?: Project Feedback/Critique, Writing, Tour/Travel support, Bodywork/Healing

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

Anything else to add?: I specialize in healing foods and supporting clients in finding their own wellness path.

HANNAH MASON: movement lover, body explorer, aerial adventurer inspired by self-expression through dance

Email Address: masonmovement@gmail.com

Website: http://www.hannahcmason.com

Where are you based?: Marina Del Rey, CA

Introduce yourself!: I am a movement lover, body explorer, aerial adventurer inspired by self-expression through dance as well as guiding others to a more embodied life.

What do you need?: Professional Development Coaching, Website, Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Bodywork/Healing

What can you share?: Business/Administrative, Project Feedback/Critique, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Documentation, Production/Tech, Writing, Bodywork/Healing

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

NEHARA KALEV: dancer, choreographer, educator & owner of the glowbox studio

Email Address: nehara@nehara.com

Website: http://nehara.com

Where are you based?: Santa Monica, CA

Introduce yourself!: Dance and acrobatics captured me at age 4 and never let me go. As a professional dancer, choreographer and educator, I play with its powerful grip.

What do you need?: Professional Development Coaching, Website, Other (please specify below)

Wish List for donations to glowbox studio:

  • Two small video projectors
  • Theatrical lights and video projection cloth
  • Outreach assistance with email newsletter set-up
  • Studio management software or system
  • Water Filter system for kitchen tap so artists can refill easily
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Funds to implement guest artist residencies and mentorship program at glowbox

What can you share?: Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Writing

Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

    CARLY MARIE DEMENTO: I love brainstorming with other artists and creatives

    Email Address: carly.demento@gmail.com

    Website: http://featherbright.bandcamp.com/releases

    Where are you based?: San Diego area

    Introduce yourself!: songwriter, vocalist, producer and budding activist

    What do you need?: Professional Development Coaching, Business/Administrative, Website, Project Feedback/Critique, Documentation, Graphic Design/Artwork, Tour/Travel support, Other (please specify below)

    What can you share?: Project Feedback/Critique, Writing, Musical Recording/Production, Other (please specify below)

    Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!

    Anything else to add?: Currently looking for a few like-minded souls in San Diego to form a small activist group focusing on educating ourselves, reflection, and action to protect our freedom of expression and stand with the most vulnerable among us. Open to seeing how our arts/creative practices inform that process.

    In terms of other skills I can offer, I love brainstorming with other artists/creatives- teasing out what you want to accomplish, generating and expanding ideas across genres, creating connections and honing in on specific, achievable goals. As I'm sure many of you can relate to, I love being a champion for other artists just as much as I need champions myself.

    NHU NGUYEN: I am a dance artist/visual artist/photographer who is constantly interested in different things at different times.

    Email Address: ur.leo21@gmail.com

    Website: 

    Where are you based?: San Diego, CA

    Introduce yourself!: I am a dance artist/visual artist/photographer who is constantly interested in different things at different times.

    What do you need?: Professional Development Coaching, Business/Administrative, Website, Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Rehearsal/Performance/Studio Space, Accounting/Bookkeeping, Archival, Production/Tech, Legal, Musical Recording/Production, Tour/Travel Support, Bodywork/Healing

    What can you share?: Project Feedback/Critique, Non-Profit Incorporation, Documentation, Production/Tech, Software/Computer Skills, Writing, Graphic Design/Artwork

    Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!